About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of April 30, 2018

Terence Blanchard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 4/30 – Matt Mayhall at Blue Whale

Drummer Matt Mayhall is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Chris Speed on sax and David Piltch on bass. Pianist Larry Goldings’ comedic alter-ego Hans Groiner is at Sam First 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. 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. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Saddleback College Jazz Combos are at the McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo. The Lakewood Christian School Jazz Band is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Tuesday 5/1 – Will Kennedy at Blue Whale

Yellowjackets drummer Will Kennedy is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Dane Alderson on bass and Ruslan Sirota on piano. Trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s E-Collective is at The Soraya – Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge. Saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree opens for Blanco Diablo at TRiP in Santa Monica. Pianist Will Kjeer is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Flamenco guitarist Kai Narezo is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Excursion is at The Mixx in Pasadena. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Pat Kelley. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Guitarist Terry Wollman & vocalist Melanie Taylor are at Nerano in Beverly Hills. Vocalist Alison Lewis 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.  Groovy Tuesday is at Seven 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 Jose Perez is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.  The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Wednesday 5/2 – Terence Blanchard E-Collective at Valley Performing Arts Center

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s E-Collective is at The Soraya – Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge for the second of two nights (Tue-Wed) with Charles Altura on guitar, Taylor Eigsti on keyboards, David Ginyard on bass, and Oscar Seaton on drums. Keyboardist Joey Navarro is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Jens Kuross is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Saxophonist/flutist Daniel Bennett is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club in downtown L.A.  Vocalist Jay Jackson and pianist Sabine Pothier are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.  Saxophonist David Sills 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. Vocalist Jimmy Spencer and pianist Karen Hernandez are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. The Rumproller Organ Trio is at Oscar’s Cafe & Bar in Palm Springs. The Flight 584 Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Thursday 5/3 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ruslan Sirota on keys, Janek Gwizdala on bass, and Chaun Horton on drums. Pianist Geoffrey Keezer and Venezuelan guitarist/vocalist Leo Amuedo are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Drummer Simon Phillips is at the Ojai Deer Lodge in Ojai.  Guitarists Rich Hinman and Adam Levy are at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. The Bolivar Brothers are at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Saxophonist Flavia Bullet is at the Smoke House Restaurant in Burbank.  Pianist Jon Mayer is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga.  Bassist David Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles. Bassist Ryan Cross is at Preux & Proper 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. Vocalist Tim Gill is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.  The Rumproller Trio has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  The Jazz Holiday Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Friday 5/4 – Pedrito Martinez at Samueli Theater

Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez is at the Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. Pianist Billy Childs leads a jazz chamber ensemble at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Trumpeter Frank Vardaros leads his orchestra at Catalina in Hollywood. The New West Guitar Group is at Marsee Auditorium in Torrance. Trumpeter Bobby Bradford is at The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Joanne Tatham celebrates a CD release at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist/flutist Wendy Smith-Brune has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Eliah Rock is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist/vocalist Darryl Walker is at Spaghettini in Seal 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. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge Project is at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank.

Saturday 5/5 – Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble at Blue Whale

Pianist Billy Childs leads a jazz chamber ensemble at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Larry Koonse on guitar, Carol Robbins on harp, Josh Johnson on alto & soprano sax, Pamela Vliek Martchev on flute, Alex Boneham on bass, Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums, and Judith Hill and Jimmy Traum on guest vocals with the Lyris Quartet. Vocalist Angelique Kidjo is at CAP UCLA Royce Hall in Westwood. Vocalist Alicia Olatuja is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Ernie Andews is at The World Stage in South L.A. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The West Coast Jazz Chamber Trio is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. The Afro Peruvian Jazz Orchestra is at Marsee Auditorium in Torrance. Pianist Max Haymer is at Sam First in West L.A.   Keyboardist Connie Han has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  Drummer/vocalist Paul Cohen is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Mike Phillips is at The Mint in West L.A. Keyboardist Brian Simpson is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Anne Walsh is at the Willmore in Long Beach. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with saxophonist Chuck Manning and pianist Theo Saunders. 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. Saxophonist Dave Victorino is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock – guitarist Juan Vega leads an early set of Latin jazz. Saxophonist Dave Goldberg and guitarist Duane Allen offer an afternoon set dedicated to Bill Evans at the Placentia Library. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A., saxophonist Devin Daniels at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 5/6 – Wesley Ritenour at The Baked Potato

Drummer Wesley Ritenour is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Otmaro Ruiz on keys, Hadrien Feraud on bass, and Dean Brown on guitar. Bassist/vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello is at the Teragram Ballroom in downtown L.A. Bassist Miller Wrenn is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Gary Brumbaugh celebrates a CD release at Vitello’s in Studio City. Bassist Kevin O’Neal is at Catalina in Hollywood. Paris Chansons are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. The Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Ensemble is at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist Dan Kusz is at Spahgettini in Seal Beach. Sunday brunch choices include the Mike Barone 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 5/7 – Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jamie Kime leads a Monday night jam is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with guitarist Toshi Yanagi, Chris Roy on bass, and Shane Gaalas on drums. Vocalist Sarah Silverman 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. Other 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, Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31, and guitarist/vocalist Kimberly Ford at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale. The Harry Selvin Jazz Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. The CSUN Jazz “B” Band is at the Mike Curb College Recital Hall in Northridge.

Tuesday 5/8 – Judy Wexler at Bogie’s

Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with Jeff Colella on keys, Chuck Manning on sax, Chris Colangelo on bass, and Charles Ruggerio on drums. Vocalist Madeline Peyroux is at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. Trumpeter Elliott Deutsch’s Big Band is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Donald Hayes is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Jennifer Leitham is at Vibrato in Bel Air. GoGo Penguin is at the Teragram Ballroom in Downtown L.A. The Thelonious Monk Institute holds its monthly jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Ron Eschete. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Blanco Diablo is at TRiP in Santa Monica. 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. 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. Saxophonist Lito Hernandez is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. The Oak Middle School Jazz Band is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Wednesday 5/9 – Goldings/Janklow/Snydman at Vitello’s

Organist Larry Goldings is at Vitello’s in Studio City with saxophonist Danny Janklow and drummer Alex Snydman. Pianist Jean Michel-Pilc is at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.  Drummer Aaron Serfaty is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Steve Fister celebrates a CD release at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Bassist/vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello is at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. Threestyle is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocal group The Fresh Rhythm are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Keyboardist Todd Hunter is at the Bunker Hill Bar & Grille in downtown L.A. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club in downtown L.A. Pianist Ron Kobayashi 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. Vocalist Jimmy Spencer and pianist Karen Hernandez are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Trombonist Barry Mosley is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

 

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