About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of April 9, 2018

Branford Marsalis

Monday 4/9 – David Garfield at Bogie’s

Pianist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with Emil Richards on vibes, Joe Porcaro on drums, Chuck Berghofer on bass, Ira Nepus on trombone, and Larry Klimas on sax. Pianist Connie Han is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Robert Turner and vocalist Dyan Kane open for drummer Kevin Kanner’s Jazz Jam at The Mint in West L.A. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A. The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City. Other Monday jam sessions include guitarist Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., trumpeter Jeff Elliott at SOhO in Santa Barbara, pianist Michael Hughes at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31, and the Blues Power Jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale. Violinist Benny Brydern is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. The Pepperdine Jazz Ensemble is at the Smothers Theatre in Malibu.

Tuesday 4/10 – Mike Garson at Bogie’s

Pianist Mike Garson is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with Denny Seiwell on drums, Marlon Martinez on bass, and vocalists Bernard Fowler and Shelby Flint. Pianist Jon Mayer is at Vibrato in Bel Air with bassist Will Lyles and drummer Roy McCurdy. Work In Progress with vocalist Kara Grainger is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. John Pisano’s Guitar Night at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank features guest Frank Potenza.  Guitarists Fabiano Do Nascimento and Adam Ratner are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Mandy Kemp is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Blanco Diablo is at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Long Beach City College Big Band is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach with special guest drummer Chad Wackerman. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Guitarist Terry Wollman & vocalist Melanie Taylor are at Nerano in Beverly Hills. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at The Mixx in Pasadena. 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. Barbara Brighton’s Young Artist Jazz Series hosts the Colburn School Jazz Workshop at Catalina in Hollywood.

Wednesday 4/11 – Josh Nelson at Seven Degrees

Pianist Josh Nelson is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach with Anthony Wilson on guitar, Kathleen Grace and Lillian Sengpiehl on vocals, Chris Lawrence on trumpet, Danny Janklow on saxophone, Brian Walsh on clarinet, Alex Boneham on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. Saxophonist Phil Norman’s Tentet is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Organist Jake Silverman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Vocalist Karen Benjamin and pianist Alan Chapman are at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Julie Kelly is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at the Bunker Hill Bar & Grill in downtown L.A. 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. The Flight 584 Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Percussionist Jose Perez is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.  Trumpeter Skip Spiro is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City.  The Fresh Rhythm does an early evening outdoor set at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. Drummer Kevin Kanner has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 4/12 – Gretchen Parlato at Blue Whale

Vocalist Gretchen Parlato is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Marcel Camargo on guitar, Artyom Manukyan on cello, and Leo Costa on drums – vocalist Michael Mayo opens. Guitarist Scott Henderson begins a two-night (Thu-Fri) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Organist Akiko Tsuruga is at Vitello’s in Studio City – The Lineage Trio opens. Vocalist Cathy-Segal Garcia is at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A. Bassist Richard Simon leads a tribute to Buddy Colette at The Merc in Temecula. California Honeydrops are at the Teragram Ballroom in downtown L.A. Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at Squashed Grapes in Ventura. Trumpeter Tom Browne and vocalist Eloise Laws are at Catalina in Hollywood. The Angel Town Combo with vocalist Liela Avila is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Run Bar in downtown L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Peter Olstead is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Bassist David Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles. 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. Percussionist Homero Chavez & Una Noche are at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Saxophonist Dave Goldberg is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 4/13 – Oz Noy at Catalina

Guitarist Oz Noy is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Scott Kinsey on keys, Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Dave Weckl on drums. Guitarist Scott Henderson is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Theo Saunders is at The World Stage in South L.A. Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Samantha Boshnack is at Roth Hall at Crossroads School in Santa Monica. Saxophonist/vocalist Darryl Walker is at the Vintage Steakhouse in San Juan Capistrano. The Hands On’Semble is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Angie G leads a vocal showcase at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. Vocalist Amanda Castro is at the Public House in Fullerton. Vocalist Elena Gilliam is at the Parks Bistro in Fullerton. 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. Blues vocalist Reverend Shawn Amos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Jack’s Cats are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Saturday 4/14 – Branford Marsalis at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis leads a quartet at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine with Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums. Drummer Peter Erskine, pianist John Beasley, and bassist Dave Robaire team at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Tamir Hendelman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Scott Henderson is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Guitarist Andy Summers is at the Regent Theatre in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Dale Fielder is at the Hotel Normandie in Koreatown with vocalist Rita Edmond. Vocalist Janis Mann is at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana. Guitarist Oz Noy is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Walfredo Reyes, Jr. is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. An Allan Holdsworth Memorial Concert featuring several of his former bandmates is an early evening show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Trombonists Ryan Dragon and Joey Sellers are at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. Vocalist Lena Marie is at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A. Black Nile is at The World Stage in South L.A. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at the Parks Bistro in Fullerton. Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Singer/guitarist Teka & the Danny Green Trio is at Casa Arjona at Long Beach. Pianist and vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Bassist Lyman Medeiros has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand 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. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at the Tompkins Square Bar & Grill in Westchester. Vocalist Kevin Ahart is at Mr. C in Beverly Hills. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A., saxophonist Dan Kaneyuki at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 4/15 – Lionel Loueke at the Moss Theater

Guitarist Lionel Loueke is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica with Massimo Biolcati on bass and Ferenc Nemeth on drums. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Blanco Diablo is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Postmodern Jukebox is at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. The L.A. Mambo All-Star Orchestra with vocalist Candi Sosa is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Jason Lee Bruns is at Vibrato in Bel Air with vocalist Kevin Bache. Strunz & Farah are at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Alan Hampton and bassist Kaveh Rastegar are at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Teira Church is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Vocalist Gloria Hendry is at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A. Guitarist Terry Wollman and vocalist Melanie Taylor are at The Mixx in Pasadena. The Idiomatiques are at Vitello’s in Studio City.  Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.  Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Los 440’s are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Pianist Dave Bradshaw, Jr. is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Susan Krebs does an early evening jazz chamber band performance at the First Congregational Church in downtown L.A. The LA Jazz Society hosts an afternoon screening of “The Savoy King” devoted to drummer Chick Webb at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood. Sunday brunch choices include the Dave Slonaker Big Band 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 4/16 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Earl on bass, Katisse Buckingham on sax/flute/vocals, and Cyril Atef on drums/vocals. Saxophonist Henry Solomon is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for an evening including saxophonist Bob Mintzer, pianist Russell Ferrante, and drummer Roy McCurdy. Vocalist Leslie Lembo is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. 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. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale. The McAuliffe Middle School Jazz Band is at Spaghetti in Seal Beach.

Tuesday 4/17 – MAST at Blue Whale

MAST is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Tim Conley on guitar/keys, Daniel Rosenboom on trumpet, Gavin Templeton on sax, Jonah Levine on trombone, Nigel Sifantus on drums, and Jeff Parker on guitar. Vocalist Jamie Shew is at Vibrato in Bel Air. John Pisano’s Guitar night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Bruce Forman. 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. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. 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 Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.

Wednesday 4/18 – Cecile McLorian Salvant at The Soraya – Valley Performing Arts Center.

Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant is at The Soraya – Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge for the first of two nights (Wed-Thu) to kick off a new series of onstage jazz performances with Aaron Diehl on piano, Paul Sikivie on bass, and Lawrence Leathers on drums.  Pianist Richard Sears is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. “Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Charles Owens has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Guitarist Dave Asken and saxophonist Jeff Benedict are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. 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. Vocalist Carly Robyn Green is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

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