About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of July 16, 2018

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Monday 7/16 – All In at Vitello’s

All In is at Vitello’s in Studio City with Wayne Bergeron on trumpet, Sal Lozano on sax, Andrew Synowiec on guitar, Ray Brinker on drums, Trey Henry on bass, Alex Iles on trombone, and Dave Witham on piano. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Ethan Sherman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Logan Kane opens for drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam at The Mint in West L.A. Drummer Evan Stone is at the Festival Of The Arts in Laguna Beach. This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. The Rolling Figs Orchestra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Guitarist Rich Hinman is at Perch in downtown L.A. 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, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale.

Tuesday 7/17 – Vinny Golia at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Vinny Golia is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with a lineup including pianist Cathlene Pineda, bassist Miller Wrenn, trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom, saxophonist Gavin Templeton, and guitarist Alexander Noice. Saxophonist David Binney is at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood. John Pisano’s Guitar Night at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank features guest Mike Anthony. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Vocalist Darryl Walker is at the Festival Of The Arts in Laguna Beach. Rain Bisou is at The Country Club in Costa Mesa. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West Hollywood. Blanco Diablo is 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. Strange Jazz Universe is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank leading their weekly jam session. 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. Vocalist Spencer Day is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge.

Wednesday 7/18 – Seal at The Hollywood Bowl

Vocalist Seal fronts a big band at the Hollywood Bowl – vocalist Corrine Bailey Rae opens. Pianist Geoffrey Keezer is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Organist Akiko Tsuruga is at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center with guitarist Graham Dechter and drummer Jeff Hamilton.
Guitarist Brandon Bae is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at the La Sierra College Troesh Conference Center in Riverside. Vocalist Cecilia Noel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Elaine Gibbs is at the LA Third Church for Spiritual Living in South L.A. Pianist Sam Hirsh has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Catatonic is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist/vocalist Teka is at the Festival Of The Arts in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Adrian Galysh celebrates a CD release at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles. 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 Joel Fleisher is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs.  Vocalist Christine Gordon is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A.

Thursday 7/19 – Akiko Tsuruga at Blue Whale

Organist Akiko Tsuruga is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Graham Dechter on guitar and Jeff Hamilton on drums. Saxophonist Donald Hayes is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Lauren Baba Orchestra and Craig Cammell Big Band split a bill at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim. Pianist Danny Green is at The Merc in Temecula. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.  Vocalist Dee Dee McNeil is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena.  Guitarist Matt Cohen is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Maryanne Reall is at The Gardenia in West Hollywood. Guitarist Chris Standring is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Reginald Paul is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. 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. Guitarist/vocalist Curtis Parry is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Donna Deussen and guitarist Paul Weitz are at the Thai Fusion Bistro in Woodland Hills. Vocalist Cassia DeMayo is at Barcito in downtown L.A. The Jazz Holiday Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 7/20 – Josh Nelson & Nick Mancini at Vitello’s

Pianist Josh Nelson & vibraphonist Nick Mancini are at Vitello’s in Studio City with Alex Boneham on bass and Shawn Baltazor on drums. Drummer Nate Smith’s Kinfolk is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Trumpeter Adam O’Farrill is at Sam First in West L.A.  Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Jack Jones is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Trumpeter Chris Botti is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Charged Particles is at the Cerritos Library. Vocalist Catte Adams is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna 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. Drummer Rayford Griffin has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Sweet Baby J’ai has the free Friday outdoor show at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. A tribute to percussionist Bobby Matos is at the Farmers’ Market in West L.A. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Barone’s in Valley Glen. The Hot Club of Orange County is at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa.

Saturday 7/21 – David Binney at Sam First

Saxophonist David Binney is at Sam First in West L.A. with Paul Cornish on piano, Logan Kane on bass, and Justin Brown on drums. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Brian Bromberg fronts a big band at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach for an early afternoon gig. Vocalist Lalah Hathaway is at Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey. Organist Akiko Tsuruga is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Drummer Nate Smith’s Kinfolk is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Painted Birds are at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Citizen Kitten is at The Three Clubs in Hollywood. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. 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. Inca has the free Saturday Latin show at LACMA in West L.A. Guitarist Blake Aaron is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Wes Smith has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Michael Paulo is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Natalia Spadini is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Saxophonist Dave Goldberg plays an afternoon concert at the Placentia Library dedicated to Sonny Rollins. Percussionist Louie Cruz Beltran plays an afternoon show at the Stevenson Library in downtown L.A.  Saxophonist Joe Hackney and vocalist Liz Holmes lead an afternoon of jazz at Jack’s Place at Gable House Bowl in Torrance.  Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A., trumpeter Ron Stout at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 7/22 – Brian Swartz’s Gnu Sextet at Blue Whale

Trumpeter Brian Swartz’s Gnu Sextet is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Keith Fiddmont on sax, Ryan Dragon on trombone, Scott Healy on piano, Edwin Livingston on bass, and Jens Kuross on drums. Keyboardist Jeff Babko is at Sam First in West L.A. Tritone Asylum is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Dena DeRose is at SOhO in Santa Barbara for an early afternoon show.  Keyboardist David Garfield is at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club.  Vocalist Richard Shelton is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita has a late afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Pamela Clay is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocal group The Black Market Trust plays an early afternoon show at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach, followed by guitarist Peter Sprague.  Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.   Guitarist Joe LoPiccolo is at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Vocalist Teira Church is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Sunday brunch choices include flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., Raw Silk at SOhO in Santa Barbara, 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 7/23 – San Miguel at The Baked Potato

Guitarist San Miguel is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Branly on drums, Daniel Rodríguez on percussion, Yosmel Montejo on bass, Natanael Molina on keys, Fabio Santana on trombone, and Cecilia Noël on vocals. Guitarists Jim Campilongo and Nels Cline are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Nate Birkey is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Guitarist Rich Hinman is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vocalist Alex Brandenburg is at Vitello’s in Studio City. This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. 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.

Tuesday 7/24 – Kathleen Grace at Blue Whale

Vocalist Kathleen Grace, pedal steel guitarist Rich Hinman, and pianist Matt Politano are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with a performance dedicated to pianist Keith Jarrett. Cuban violinist Dayren Santamaria is at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood. Vocalist Teryn Re’ is at The Country Club in Costa Mesa. John Pisano’s guest for Guitar Night at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank is Barry Zweig. Trumpeter Evan Abounassar is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West Hollywood. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini 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. Strange Jazz Universe is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank leading their weekly jam session. 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. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Jazzy Ash is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. Vocalist Cassia DeMayo is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Wednesday 7/25 – Meshell Ndegeocello & Jeff Parker at Blue Whale

Bassist/vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello and guitarist Jeff Parker duet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Dwight Trible is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg is at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center. The Jazz Butchers are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. FMF is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Jeff Pifher is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at the Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Vocalist Anne Walsh is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. 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 Joel Fleisher is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. Drummer Bill Spoke has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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