About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of June 4, 2018

Jimmy Haslip – Jeff Lorber

Monday 6/4 – Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Toshi Yanagi on guitar, Travis Carlton on bass, Shane Gaalaas on drums, and Matt Rohde on keys. Saxophonist Michael Mull is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Seth MacFarlane is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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., guitarist/vocalist Kimberly Ford at SOhO in Santa Barbara, 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 Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. Hedgehog Swing is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Tuesday 6/5 – Keelan Dimick at Vitello’s

Pianist Keelan Dimick is at Vitello’s in Studio City with Alex Boneham on bass and Alex Snydman on drums. Galactic Booty Company is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Jeff Hamilton leads the LACM Big Band at The Garage in Pasadena. The Thelonious Monk Institute holds its monthly jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Sean Harrison is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank on the front stage, while Strange Jazz Universe has the rear stage. Pianist Eric Ekstrand is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.  Vocalist Adryan De Leon & The Stone Cutters are at The County Club in Costa Mesa.  Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree opens for Blanco Diablo at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Makers are at Seven Grand 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. The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Wednesday 6/6 – Joshua White at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Pianist Joshua White is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Dean Hulett on bass and Dan Schnelle on drums. Guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Work In Progress with vocalist Andrea Miller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist/flutist Kaylene Peoples is at Catalina in Hollywood. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is outdoors at Boisseranc Park in Buena Park. Trombonist Kevin Hicks is at Oeno Vino Wine Shop in downtown L.A. Vocalist Rachel Kaplan is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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. Guitarist Mike Scott has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The Top Hat Big Band is at Las Hadas in Northridge. Blues guitarist/vocalist Roy Gaines opens a Wednesday summer music series at the LA Third Church for Spiritual Living in South L.A.

Thursday 6/7 – George Kahn at Catalina

Pianist George Kahn is at Catalina in Hollywood with Lyman Medeiros on bass and Alex Acuna on drums. Saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman opens the summer jazz series at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. Saxophonist Glenn Cashman is at The Muck in Fullerton. Saxophonist Louis Van Taylor is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Pianist Keith Droste is at The Merc in Temecula. 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. The Glen Roberts Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Vocalist Donna Deussen and guitarist Paul Weitz are at the Thai Fusion Bistro in Woodland Hills. Vocalist Tom Culver is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Elena Gilliam is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim. Guitarist Matt Heath is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. The Jazz Holiday Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Blues vocalist Reverend Shawn Amos is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

Friday 6/8 – Jeff Lorber at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Jeff Lorber begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City with bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Gergo Borlai. Vocalist Kathleen Grace is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Miro Sprague is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist Poncho Sanchez is at The Rose in Pasadena. Guitarist Ron Eschete is at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Violinist Yvette Deveraux is at The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Maiya Sykes is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal has the free outdoor show at Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Brazilian vocalist Ana Gazzola is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Rodgarband is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Vocalist Janice Anderson is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Julie Newsome is at Petra in Thousand Oaks. Vocalist Jasmine Tommaso is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. 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. Trombonist Phil Ranelin has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A.

Saturday 6/9 – Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

The 2018 Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl kicks off with a Saturday lineup including Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin, Anthony Hamilton, Snarky Puppy, and The Miles Electric Band. Drummer Dan Schnelle is at Sam First in West L.A. Drummer/vocalist Jamison Ross is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist Poncho Sanchez is at The Canyon in Santa Clarita. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Oskar Cartaya is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Angie Wells is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A.  Vocalist Denise Donatelli does an afternoon show at the Jazz & Olive Festival in Los Olivos.  Bassist Roberto Miranda is at The World Stage in South L.A. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Cuban vocalist Lily Hernandez has the free Saturday evening Latin music show at LACMA in West L.A. Nutty is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Jose Rizo is at the Curtis Theater in Brea. Saxophonist Robert Kyle is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Greg Poree is at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank. Keyboardist Gregg Karukas is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Jonathan Karrant is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Guitarist Bruce Forman has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Vocalist Donny Most is at Catalina in Hollywood. 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. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran plays an afternoon show at the Benjamin Franklin Branch Library in downtown L.A. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A., drummer Alex Snydman at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 6/10 – Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

Day Two of the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl features acts including Ramsey Lewis, Charles Lloyd, Richard Bona, and Kneebody. Pianist Vardan Ovsepian’s Chamber Ensemble is at Sam First in West L.A. Drummer Alex Snydman is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The L.A. Jazz Quartet is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Giorgi Mikadze is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Lee Ritenour, pianist Dave Grusin, and bassist Nathan East are at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Japanese flutist Nori Tani is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro for a late afternoon show, followed by Ions and Eras in the evening. Pianist Kirk Andrés Wilson is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalists Johnny Britt and Antonia Bennett are at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Issac Wilson is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Dan Weinstein is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Sunday brunch choices include trombonist Paul Young at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., bassist Rufus Philpot at The Springs in downtown L.A., guitarist Doug MacDonald at AJ’s On The Green in Cathedral City, vocalist Bri Sarikcioglu at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Bel Air, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 6/11 – Adam Hersh at Blue Whale

Pianist Adam Hersh is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Ido Meshulam on trombone, Mike Lebrun on saxophone, Max Kraus on bass, and Kevin Van Den Elzen on drums. Trumpeter John Reynolds 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 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. Guitarist Chuck Kavooras leads the monthly blues jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Tuesday 6/12 – Broken Shadows at Blue Whale

Broken Shadows is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with saxophonists Tim Berne and Chris Speed, Reid Anderson on bass, and Dave King on drums. Keyboardist David Garfield celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood with Eric Marienthal on sax, John Peña on bass, Jimmy Branly on drums, and Leslie Smith on vocals. Guitarist Robben Ford is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Cuban drummer Calixto Oviedo is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Holly Palmer and trumpeter Cuong Vu are at Vitello’s in Studio City. Percussionist Jose Perez is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Jun Iida is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.   Guitarist Todd Oliver is at The County Club in Costa Mesa.  John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest John Storie. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Guitarist Mark Leggett opens for Blanco Diablo is at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Makers are at Seven Grand 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. The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran plays a late afternoon set at the Baldwin Hills Branch Library in South L.A.

Wednesday 6/13 – Ron Stout at Blue Whale

Trumpeter Ron Stout is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jerry Pinter on sax, Katie Thiroux on bass, Matt Witek on drums, and Joe Bagg on piano.  Saxophonist Steve Lehman is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with a group including saxophonist Walter Smith III. “Conan” saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist/vocalist Teka & The New Bossa Quartet are at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Cat Conner is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Trevor Ware is at the LA Third Church for Spiritual Living in South L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Trumpeter Herb Alpert and vocalist Lani Hall are at the San Diego Fair. 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. Pianist Richard Glaser has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

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