About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of March 12, 2018

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Monday 3/12 – Simon Moullier & Kevin Kanner’s Jazz Jam at The Mint

French vibraphonist Simon Moullier is at The Mint in West L.A. with Gerald Clayton on piano, Luca Alemanno on bass, and Kevin Kanner on drums, followed by Kanner’s Monday jazz jam session. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom is at the Saddleback College McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo. Vocalist Samantha Sidley is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A. The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City. Monday jam sessions include trumpeter Jeff Elliott at SOhO in Santa Barbara, guitarist Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., pianist Eric Ekstrand at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31, and the monthly Blues Power jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The LACM Big Band and Combo are at the LACM Garage in Pasadena. The Wilson High School Jazz Band holds a fundraiser at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Tuesday 3/13 – Brent Canter at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Brent Canter is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Bob Reynolds on sax, Max Haymer on piano, Dan Lutz on bass, and Charles Ruggerio on drums. Cellist/pianist Maksim Velichkin plays and evening of duets with pianist Billy Childs. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Pianist Sam Hirsh is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Multi-instrumentalist David Amram is at Zebulon in downtown L.A. The Blue Rhythm Orchestra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. The Peter Myers Orchestra is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist Riner Scivally is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Parker Room in Hollywood. The Makers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. Guitarist Elyadeen Anbar’s trio is at The San Fernando in Glendale, followed by a jazz jam session. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans and saxophonist John Bolivar are at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran does an early evening performance at the Ascot Branch Library in South L.A. The Flight 584 Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Wednesday 3/14 – Dave Damiani & Renee Olstead at Catalina

Vocalists Dave Damiani & Renee Olstead are at Catalina in Hollywood with an evening they call “Bending The Standard” with the 17-piece No Vacancy Orchestra. Saxophonist Vinny Golia is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Tom Luer’s Project Popular is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Sinne Eeg is at the Contrapuntal Performance Hall in Brentwood. Guitarist Dave Hill is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Buddy Guy is at The Musco Center For The Arts in Orange. Saxophonist Doug Webb has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at AJ’s On The Green in Cathedral City. The Route 66 Trio is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Guitarist Elyadeen Anbar is at Blue Table in Agoura Hills. The Bombshells are at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Skip Spiro is at Industry Cafe in Culver City.

Thursday 3/15 – Charles Lloyd at the Lobero Theatre

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara with Gerald Clayton on piano, Julian Lage on guitar, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. Drummer Kevin van den Elzen leads a big band at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo featuring saxophonist Dick Oatts. Vocalist and composer Alan Bergman is at Catalina in Hollywood. Tritone Asylum is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Bill Mays duets with guitarist Peter Sprague at The Merc in Temecula. Trombonist Joey Sellers is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim.  Vocalist Steve March-Torme is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Riner Scivally is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist Phillip Sayce is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Joe Bagg is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Bassist David Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Javier Vergara is at Senor Fish in downtown L.A. Drummer Ben Rose is at Perch in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Reginald Paul is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. Pianist Carey Frank is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale.  Vocalist Elena Gilliam is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 3/16 – Sinne Eeg & Larry Goldings at Blue Whale

Danish vocalist Sinne Eeg and keyboardist Larry Goldings duet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Ralph Moore is at The World Stage in South L.A. with a trio led by pianist Eric Reed. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Trumpeter Chris Botti is at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Guitarist Dave Askren and saxophonist Jeff Benedict are at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. Vocalist Miki Howard is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Vocalist Elijah Rock is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. Brazilian vocalist Kenia is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Drummer Joel Taylor is at the 1881 Club in Pasadena. Bassist Paul Gormley is at Whale & Ale Pub in San Pedro. Guitarist/vocalist James Cornelison is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vocalist Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Pianist Zach Provost is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale.  The CSUN Jazz “A” Band is at Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge.  The College Of The Canyons Jazz Bands are at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center with guest saxophonist Ann Patterson.

Saturday 3/17 – Jeff Lorber at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Haslip on bass and Gary Novak on drums. Guitarist Mike Miller is at Vibrato in Bel Air with Steve Weingart on piano, Hussain Jiffry on bass, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Bassist Richard Bona & Mandekan are at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Drummer Alex Snydman is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Pianist Gerald Clayton is at Sam First in West L.A. Drummer Anthony Fung is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Dale Fielder’s quartet is at the Hotel Normandie in Koreatown with vocalist Rita Edmond. Trumpeter Chris Botti is at the Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts. Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg is at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Pianist Bill Mays duets with guitarist Peter Sprague at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Miki Howard is at Catalina in Hollywood. Brazilian vocalist Kenia is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.  Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Rose Mallet is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Guitarist Elyadeen Anbar is at Bar Angeles in Hollywood. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at the Tompkins Square Bar & Grill in Westchester. Pianist Adam Michaelson is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A.

Sunday 3/18 – Bob Sheppard at Sam First

Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at Sam First in West L.A. with Alan Pasqua on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Conor Malloy on drums. Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman & Brasilsense are at The Mint in West L.A. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Peter Buck is at the California Jazz & Blues Museum in South L.A. Oui’ 3 is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 4 Level Interchange plays a late afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Paris Chansons is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Organist Carey Frank is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Los 440’s is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. The Tex Beneke Orchestra leads an afternoon Tribute To Glenn Miller at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Sunday brunch choices include drummer Matt Gordy at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., vocalist Sharon Marie Cline at The Little Easy in downtown L.A., bassist Rufus Philpot at The Springs in downtown L.A., saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood, vocalist Bri Sarikcioglu at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Bel Air, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 3/19 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Katisse Buckingham on sax, flute and vocals, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Trumpeter Samantha Boshnack is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Adam Cohen is at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is at the West Ranch High School Auditorium in Stevenson Ranch. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A. The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City. Monday jam sessions include guitarist Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., pianist Eric Ekstrand at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31. The Santa Barbara City College Big Band is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. The Los Alamitos High School Jazz Band is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Tuesday 3/20 – Alex Snydman at Vibrato

Drummer Alex Snydman is at Vibrato in Bel Air with Brian Havey on piano, Danny Janklow on saxophone, and Jonathan Richards on bass. The Dave Slonaker Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Trombonist Francisco Torres is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Kim Richmond and vocalist Kimberly Ford are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Blanco Diablo is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A.   Guitarist Terry Wollman & vocalist Melanie Taylor are at Nerano in Beverly Hills.  Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Parker Room in Hollywood. Groovy Tuesday is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist David Marcus is at Il Piccolo Verde in Brentwood. Guitarist Elyadeen Anbar’s trio is at The San Fernando in Glendale, followed by a jazz jam session. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans and saxophonist John Bolivar are at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. The Orange County School for the Arts holds a jazz groups fundraiser at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Wednesday 3/21 – Sara Elizabeth Charles & Scope at Blue Whale

Vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo, backed by pianist Jesse Elder, bassist Burniss Earl Travis II and drummer John Davis. Bassist Kevin O’Neal is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Vivino Brothers Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at AJ’s On The Green in Cathedral City. The Route 66 Trio is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Guitarist Elyadeen Anbar is at Blue Table in Agoura Hills. Saxophonist Joe Santa Maria has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Frank Stallone is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

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