About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of May 7, 2018

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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. Pianist Matt Politano opens for the Monday Night Jazz Jam at The Mint in West L.A. led by drummer Kevin Kanner. 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 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 Madeleine 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.  The Brig Band with drummer Joel Taylor is at The Brig in Venice.  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 – Aaron Serfaty at Blue Whale

Drummer Aaron Serfaty is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo celebrating a CD release with Greg Johnson on sax, Carey Frank on organ, and Michael Dougherty on bass.  Pianist Jean-Michel Pilc is at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. 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. Need For Speed is at Battery Books & Music in Pasadena. Keyboardist Todd Hunter is at the Bunker Hill Bar & Grill 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. The Flight 584 Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Trombonist Barry Mosley is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Charged Particles is at the Torrance Public Library.

Thursday 5/10 – Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble at Blue Whale

Pianist Vardan Ovsepian’s Chamber Ensemble is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Katisse Buckingham on flute and saxes, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on viola, Artyom Manukyan, Eric Sittner on bass, and Diego Alvarez on percussion. Galactic Booty Company is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Paul Kreibich is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Joanna Wallfisch is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Percussionist Joey De Leon is Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Bassist David Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles. Bassist Ryan Cross is at Preux & Proper in downtown L.A. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. 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. Saxophonist Benn Clatworthy is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. The Jazz Holiday Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Charged Particles plays an afternoon show at the Rancho Santa Fe Public Library.

Friday 5/11 – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band at Catalina

Multiple Grammy-winner Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Jean-Michel Pilc is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Bassist Armand Sabal-Lecco is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Alan Pasqua has the free Friday evening jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Pianist Jon Mayer is at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center. Trumpeter Scotty Barnhart is at The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Anne Walsh is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Devyn Rush is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Bassist Armando Compean is at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A. 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 Angie G is at the Artisan Wine & Cheese Gallery in Studio City. Guitarist Greg Poree is at Urban Press Winery in Burbank. Charged Particles plays a morning show at the Julian Public Library.

Saturday 5/12 – Pilc-Moution-Hoenig at Blue Whale

Pianist Jean-Michel Pilc is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with bassist Francois Moutin and drummer Ari Hoening. Keyboardist Mitchel Forman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Dr. Bobby Rodriguez is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Charles Owens is at The World Stage in South L.A. Percussionist Poncho Sanchez is at the Long Beach Convention Center. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Janis Mann is at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana. Brasil Brazil is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. Heartbeat Brazil is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Four Freshmen are at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Chris Standring is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Bruce Forman is at the Unity Concert Hall in San Luis Obispo. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. 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 Bill Ungerman has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Barone’s in Valley Glen. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A., saxophonist David Sills and the El Camino College Big Band at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Charged Particles plays a noon show at the Alhambra Civic Center Library.

Sunday 5/13 – Billy Childs at Moss Theater

Pianist Billy Childs leads a trio with Alex Boneham on bass and Ari Hoenig on drums for a late afternoon concert at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Vocalist Jane Monheit is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Teryn Re’ fronts a big band at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Sam Barsh is at Sam First in West L.A. Guitarist Chris Standring is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Hugh Sheridan is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Flamenco guitarist Kambiz Pakan plays a late afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Sunday brunch choices include the vocalist Barbara Morrison and the Peninsulans Big Band at Catalina in Hollywood, drummer Paul Kreibich Big Band at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, pianist Michael Ragonese at Vibrato in Bel Air, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch 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. Charged Particles plays an afternoon show at the Georgina Cole Library in Carlsbad.

Monday 5/14 – John Raymond & Reel Feels at Blue Whale

Trumpeter John Raymond celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer Colin Stranahan. California Feet Warmers are 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 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 Blues Power Jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale.

Tuesday 5/15 – Perry Smith at Blue Whale

Guitarist Perry Smith is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Daniel Rotem on sax, Josh Nelson on piano, Alex Boneham on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Jamie Findlay. Bassist Max Schwartz is at Vitello’s in Studio City. 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. 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 Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Barbara Brighton’s Young Artists Jazz Series presents jazz groups from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). The Millikan High School Jazz Band is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Wednesday 5/16 – Brad Rabuchin at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Andy Suzuki on sax, Steve Billman on bass, and Ralph Humphrey on drums. Pianist Nikos Syropoulos’ Rozalia is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Blood, Sweat & Tears is at The Coach House in Santa Monica. Vibraphonist Sasha Berliner is at Battery Books & Music 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 Jimmy Spencer and pianist Karen Hernandez are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. The Flight 584 Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Vocalist Phil Crosby is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Jeff Pifher has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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