About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of March 19, 2018

Chick Corea & Wynton Marsalis

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. Vocalist Howie Levine is at Las Hadas in Northridge. 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 – Dave Slonaker Big Band at Bogie’s

The Dave Slonaker Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village including saxophonist Bob Sheppard, trumpeter Ron Stout, and trombonist Bob McChesney. Drummer Alex Snydman is at Vibrato in Bel Air with Josh Nelson on piano, Danny Janklow on saxophone, and Jonathan Richards on bass. 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. Drummer Sash Aghamyan is at The Tavern on Brand in Glendale. 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 Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club in downtown L.A.  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.

Thursday 3/22 – Doug Webb at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with John Beasley on keys, Danny Carey on drums, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Jamie Kime on guitar. Cellist Artyom Manukyan is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Marmalade Skies is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Drummer Al Williams is at The Merc in Temecula. Keyboardist/vocalist Frank McComb is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Jason Joseph is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Guitarist/vocalist Curtis Parry is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. The Sax Offenders are at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.  Bassist David Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles with guest vocalist Barbara Morrison. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. The Lounge Trio is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. 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 Adam Bravo is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Pianist Max Haymer is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Drummer Denny Dennis is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 3/23 – The Stone Raiders at The World Stage

Bassist Darryl Jones leads The Stone Raiders for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat) at The World Stage in South L.A. with Jean-Paul Bourelly on guitar/vocals and Will Calhoun on drums.  Vocalist Kurt Elling opens for pianist Chick Corea & The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A.  Pianist Lisa Hilton is at the Raitt Recital Hall at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Chieli Minucci & Special EFX are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Anne Walsh is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. Pink Martini is at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Vocalist Lynda Carter is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Guitarist Adam Hawley is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at The Mixx in Pasadena.  Pianist Lenny Stack is at Henri’s Back Room in Canoga Park. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at the Sky Room in Long Beach. Vocalist Devyn Rush is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Guitarist Molly Miller is at the Ojai Underground Exchange. 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. Guitarist Duane Allen is at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa.

Saturday 3/24 – Alan Pasqua at Sam First

Pianist Alan Pasqua is at Sam First in West L.A. with Darek Oles on bass and Conor Malloy on drums. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with saxophonist Ernie Watts. The Stone Raiders are at The World Stage in South L.A. Drummer Clayton Cameron will be at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Frank Gambale will be at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist/vocalist Jennifer Leitham will be at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. The Brazilia Music Collective is at Zebulon in downtown L.A.  Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert.  Pink Martini is at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. Guitarist Chieli Minucci & Special EFX are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with pianist Theo Saunders and saxophonist Chuck Manning. Vocalist Lynda Carter is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Bruce Forman’s Junkyard Duo has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Kleber Jorge is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Burning Ghosts are at the Piano Kitchen in Santa Barbara. Guitarist Molly Miller is at 1642 in downtown L.A. The Secret Jazz Band is at the R6 Distillery in El Segundo. 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.  Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at the Tompkins Square Bar & Grill in Westchester. Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A. and pianist Sam Hirsh at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 3/25 – Chick Corea w/Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra at Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Pianist Chick Corea joins trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra for an afternoon concert at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. Guitarist Mitch Holder is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom’s Burning Ghosts split a bill with Wax People at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Vahagni is at Sam First in West L.A. Vibraphonist Lolly Allen will be at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Eric Valentine is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.  Vocalist Tata Vega is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Suzi Oliver is at Vitello’s in Studio City.  Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. California Feet Warmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Trina Broussard is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.  Bassist Mike Gurrola plays an afternoon house concert at A Frame Jazz in Hollywood.  Vocalist Darynn Dean presents an afternoon concert at the Mayme Clayton Library in Culver City.  The Jazz Martyrs are at Casa in Costa Mesa.  Sunday brunch choices include The Los Angeles Mambo All-Star Orchestra 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 3/26 – Logan Cane Flotation Band at Blue Whale

Bassist Logan Cane is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with David Binney on saxophone, Jon Hatamiya on trombone, Paul Cornish on piano, and Conor Malloy on drums. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Dave Richards Big Band is at Vitello’s in Studio City. The Candy Jacket Jazz Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. 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 drummer Kevin Kanner at The Mint in West L.A., 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.

Tuesday 3/27 – Miro Sprague at Blue Whale

Pianist Miro Sprague is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jonathan Richards on bass and Alex Snydman on drums. Vocalist Sherry Williams is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Guitarist Terry Wollman & vocalist Melanie Taylor are at Nerano in Beverly Hills. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at TRiP in Santa Monica. 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. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Wednesday 3/28 – Oscar Hernandez & Friends at Catalina

Pianist Oscar Hernandez celebrates a birthday at Catalina in Hollywood with Bob Mintzer on sax and flute, Jimmy Branly on drums, Rene Camacho on bass, and Christian Moraga on percussion, with guests including Dayren Santamaria on violin, Margo Rey on vocals, Francisco Torres on trombone, and Eddie Resto on bass. Drummer Charles Ruggerio and vocalist Laura Mace lead a group at The Baked Potato with Larry Goldings on organ, Bob Reynolds on sax, and Andrew Synowiec on guitar. Drummers Christian Euman and Jeremy Cunningham split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The New West Guitar Group is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Amber Navran is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. 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. Drummer Al Williams has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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