About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of June 25, 2018

Larry Goldings

Monday 6/25 – YAYennings Quartet at Vitello’s

The YAYennings Quartet is at Vitello’s in Studio City with Jay Jennings on trumpet, Bob Reynolds on sax, Ross Schodek on bass, and Jose Perez on drums. Vocalist Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra are at Catalina in Hollywood with a roster of guest vocalists including Tierney Sutton, Jane Monheit, Renee Olstead, and Jonny Blu for a birthday bash for Martini In The Morning. Drummer Gary Novak is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with keyboardist Scott Kinsey and bassist Hadrien Feraud. Saxophonist Daniel Weidlein celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Nicole Lvoff is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. The Tom Kubis Big Band is at the Gaslamp in Long Beach. 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 Candy Jacket Jazz Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Tuesday 6/26 – Jamie Kime’s Manx at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jamie Kime’s Manx offers an evening of the music of Frank Zappa at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Matt Rohde on keys, Ben Thomas on vocals, Gergo Borlai on drums, and Pete Griffin on bass. Drummer Kevin Yokota is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Kevin Ahart is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Don Preston and trumpeter Bobby Bradford are at Zebulon in downtown L.A. John Pisano’s guest for Guitar Night at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank is violinist Charlie Bisharat. Vocalist Anita Robles is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini opens for Blanco Diablo at TRiP in Santa Monica. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. 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. Strange Jazz Universe is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank leading their weekly jam session. 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. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.

Wednesday 6/27 – Terreon Gully at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Drummer Terreon Gully is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Benjamin Shepherd on bass, Bob Reynolds on sax, Curtis Taylor on trumpet, and Kris Bowers on piano. Pianist Danny Green is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Bijon Watson’s Latin Jazz Syndicate is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Pianist Stephen Feifke leads a big band at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Michelle Coltrane is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood with guitarist Shea Welsh. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are are Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Soul Passengers and Little Faith is at the LA Third Church for Spiritual Living in South 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. 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. Saxophonist Louis Van Taylor has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Thursday 6/28 – Billy Childs’ Prophecy at The Baked Potato

Pianist Billy Childs’ Prophecy opens a two-night (Thu-Fri) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ben Shepherd on bass, Donald Barrett on drums, and poet Paul Calderon. Bassist Eric Revis is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Miki Howard opens a two-night (Thu-Fri) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Flutist Lori Bell is at The Merc in Temecula. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. The Organ Donors are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Paris Chansons are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Homero Chavez & Una Noche are at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. 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. 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. The Jazz Holiday Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Drummer Kevin Kanner is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Sunny Blue is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.

Friday 6/29 – Larry Goldings at Sam First

Organist Larry Goldings is at Sam First in West L.A. with Steve Cotter on guitar and Charles Ruggerio on drums. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalists Denise Donatelli, Paulette McWilliams and Kenny Washington are at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Billy Childs’ Prophecy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Richard Shelton is at The Purple Room in Palm Springs. Bassist Michael Alvidrez is at The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Miki Howard opens a two-night (Thu-Fri) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter/vocalist Matt Von Roderick is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Bassist/vocalist Jennifer Leitham is at the Farmer’s Market in West 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 Melissa Morgan has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Matt Forbes has the free Friday outdoor show at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. Jack’s Cats are at The Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.

Saturday 6/30 – Gerald Clayton at the Moss Theater

Pianist Gerald Clayton is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica with Walter Smith III on sax, John Clayton on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with saxophonist Ernie Watts. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Steve Huffsteter is at Bar Fedora in downtown L.A. for the final installment of Cathy-Segal Garcia’s weekend jazz series. Saxophonist Rickey Woodard is at The World Stage in South L.A. Violinist Karen Briggs is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Jane Monheit and pianist Larry Goldings are at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Nitai Hershkovits and bassist Or Bareket are at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist George Kahn is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Flutist Alfred L. Borders and the Connextion Ensemble are at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A. Vocalist Marguaret Love is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. The Battle Of The Big Bands features the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. The Macho Quartet has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. The Donavan/Muradian Quartet is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez is at Urban Press Winery in Burbank. Barrio Manouche is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at the Tompkins Square Bar & Grill in Westchester. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran has the free Saturday Latin show at LACMA in West L.A. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A., pianist Ron Kobayashi at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 7/1 – Jane Monheit & Larry Goldings at Catalina

Vocalist Jane Monheit and pianist Larry Goldings play the second of two nights (Sat-Sun) of duets at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Caili O’Doherty is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist Isamu McGregor is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Susan Krebs celebrates a birthday with a food bank benefit concert at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Blanco Diablo is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Spencer Day 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. Trumpeter Dan Weinstein & The Two-Tones are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. The Jimmy Grant Ensemble and Barrio Manouche split an afternoon of gypsy jazz at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. Sunday brunch choices include guitarist Jacques Lesure 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., vocalist Bri Sarikcioglu at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Bel Air, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 7/2 – Zephyr Avalon & Kevin Kanner at The Mint

Bassist Zephyr Avalon opens for drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Guitarist Jamie Kime’s jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City features Danny Carey on drums, Matt Rohde on keys, and Chris Roy on bass. Saxophonist Jasper Dutz is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Pierre Charles III is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Other Monday jam sessions include 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.

Tuesday 7/3 – Javo Berrera at The Baked Potato

Drummer Javo Berrera is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Matt Rohde on keys and Anthony Crawford on bass. Bassist Marlon Martinez is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Sunny Na is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.  The ON Ensemble is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. 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. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Parker Room in Hollywood.  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. 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 7/4 – Matthew Yeakley at The Continental Club

Guitarist Matthew Yeakley continues his Wednesday night weekly series at The Continental Club in downtown Los Angeles, this week featuring guests Jonathan Richards on bass and Kevin Kanner on drums.   Vocalist Joel Fleisher is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs.  The Midnight Blues Revue is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.

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