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

Yotam Silberstein

Monday 7/30 – Garrett Wingfield’s Octopod at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Garrett Wingfield’s Octopod is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Shai Golan and Tom Alvie Wilson on saxes, Daniel Rosenboom on trumpet, Zekkeraya El-megharbel on trombone, Adam Hersh on piano, Miller Wrenn on bass, and Clint Dodson on drums. The Dennis Dreith Big Band is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Will Brahm opens for drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Keyboardist/vocalist Rachel Eckroth is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Bob Parins Pint-Sized Cocktail 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 7/31 – Cat Conner & Gene Cipriano at Bogie’s

Vocalist Cat Conner and saxophonist Gene Cipriano are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with John Chiodini on guitar, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Ray Brinker on drums. Vocalists Sara Leib and Erin Bentlage are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Sammy Miller & The Congregation are at Hollywood & Highland. Catatonic is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. John Pisano’s Guitar Night at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank features guest Serge Merlaud. Vocalist Ann Kelly is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Funky Blue Quartet is at The Country Club in Costa Mesa. The Big Butter Jazz Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. 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.  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.

Wednesday 8/1 – Ken Peplowski & The Katie Thiroux Trio at Marriott Newport Center

Clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Peplowski and bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux are at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center with pianist Justin Kauflin and drummer Matt Witek. Bassist Zephyr Avalon is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Chris Lawrence on trumpet, Mike Lebrun on sax/EWI, Jonah Levine on trombone, Isamu McGregor on keys, Elyadeen Anbar on guitar, and Efa Etoroma Jr. on drums. The Coffee Shop Trio featuring drummer Steve Ferrone is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Vocalist Freda Payne is at the LA Third Church For Spiritual Living in South L.A. Vocalist Rose Colella is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Toshi Yanagi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Dave Askren and saxophonist Jeff Benedict are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Carolyn Martinez is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Jeff Pifher is at Oscar’s Cafe in Palm Springs. The Idiomatiqes are at SOhO in Santa Barbara. 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 Daryl Strodes has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 8/2 – 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. Guitarist Adam Levy is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena with organist Larry Goldings. Pianist Gary Fukushima is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Motoko Honda is at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. Pianist Ed Vodicka is at Catalina in Hollywood. Keyboardist Gregg Karukas and saxophonist Michael Paulo are at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Bassist Dave Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown L.A. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at Pips On La Brea in West Hollywood. 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. 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. Vocalist Chloe Perrier is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Peggie Perkins is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Jay Jackson is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  The Jazz Holiday Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Friday 8/3 – Baked Potato All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Benjamin & The Deva are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Sam First in West L.A. Drummer Fritz Wise is at The World Stage in South L.A. Pianist Clifford Lamb has the free Friday outdoor show at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa with Buster Williams on bass and Cindy Blackman Santana on drums. Guitarist Suren Arustamyan is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Saxophonist Peter Brotzmann and vocalist Keiji Haino are at Zebulon in downtown L.A. for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Nutty is at the Farmers Market in West L.A. Trumpeter/vocalist Ilya Serov is at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona Del Mar. Vocalist Frances Livings is at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank. Trumpeter Greg Adams & Easy Bay Soul begin a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Paseo Colorado in Pasadena. Drummer Chris Wabich is at the 1881 Club in Pasadena. The Angel Town Combo is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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. Guitarist Tom Rizzo has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A.  The Mudbug Brass Band is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.

Saturday 8/4 – Yosvany Terry at the Moss Theater

Cuban saxophonist Yosvany Terry is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica with Yunior Terry on bass, Manuel Valera on piano, Michael Rodriguez on trumpet, and Obed Calvaire on drums.   Bassist Tim Lefebvre is at Sam First in West L.A. with a group including pianist Geoffrey Keezer.   Guitarist Yotam Silberstein is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Keyboardist Jeff Lorber plays an early afternoon show at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. The Rippingtons share a bill with pianist David Benoit and guitarist Marc Antoine at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Pianist Senri Oe is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Acoustic Asylum is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Guitarist Suren Arustamyan is at Catalina in Hollywood. OHM is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with pianist Theo Saunders and saxophonist Chuck Manning. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Peter Brotzmann and vocalist Keiji Haino are at Zebulon in downtown L.A. 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. Vocalist Olivia Morreale is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Guitarist Duane Allen is at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. Trumpeter Greg Adams & Easy Bay Soul are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Raw Silk is at SOhO in Santa Barbara with vocalist Leslie Lembo.  Pianist Sabine Pothier has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  Brent Fischer’s Latin Jazz Quartet has the free Saturday Latin show at LACMA in West L.A. Pianist Joshua White plays an afternoon concert at the Coronado Public Library in Coronado. Saxophonist Joe Hackney plays an afternoon show at Jack’s Place at Gable House Bowl in Torrance. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A., Sunny Blue at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 8/5 – Yotam Silberstein at Sam First

Guitarist Yotam Silberstein is at Sam First in West L.A.  with Larry Goldings on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Joe La Barbera on drums.   Cuban pianist Daniel Amat is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Yotam Silberstein is at Sam First in West L.A.  Blanco Diablo is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini plays an outdoor show at Gandara Park in Santa Monica. Drummer Rodrigo Rios leads a tribute to Jeff Porcaro at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Seth MacFarlane is 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 Collectors are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  Drummer Tony Inzalco is at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Guitarist Caleb Quaye plays a late afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Sunday brunch choices include trumpeter Ron King’s Big Band 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 8/6 – Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jame Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Chris Roy on bass, Matt Rohde on keys, Danny Carey on drums, and Toshi Yanagi on guitars. Vocalist Rachel Eckroth and pianist Sam Barsh are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Evan Stone is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach with vibraphonist Nick Mancini. Guitarist Rich Hinman is at Perch in downtown L.A. Monday jam sessions include guitarist Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., trumpeter Jeff Elliott 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.

Tuesday 8/7 – Poncho Sanchez at Hollywood & Highland

Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez closes the free summer jazz series at Hollywood & Highland. Bassist Marlon Martinez leads an orchestra at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with vocalist Bernard Fowler. Vocalist Anne Walsh and pianist Tom Zink are at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Evil Genius is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Douye’ is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Work In Progress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with vocalist Tita Hutchinson. Vocalist Rose Colella is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Guitarist Todd Oliver 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. 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.  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.

Wednesday 8/8 – Brian Bromberg at Catalina

Bassist Brian Bromberg’s 10-piece band celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Wed-Thu) with Gary Meek, Doug Webb and Alex Budman on sax, Michael Stever & Jon Bradley on trumpets, Nick Lane on trombone, Ray Fuller on guitar, Tom Zink on keys, and Tony Moore on drums. Bassist Nathan East is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Bassist/vocalist Kristin Korb is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Galactic Booty is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Alec Shulman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Four Freshmen are at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center. Guitarist Teka & The New Bossa Trio are at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Sunny Na is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BERN is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Vocalist Meloney Collins is at the Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Trombonist Kevin Nicks has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Saxophonist Rastine Calhoun & bassist Del Atkins are at the LA Third Church For Spiritual Living in South L.A. Guitarist Troy Dexter is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Victor Murillo is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. 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.

2 thoughts on “About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of July 30, 2018”

  1. Hi Tom,

    There are a couple errors in your listing I’d like to bring your attention to: Yosvany Terry is performing SATURDAY night, 8/4, at Moss Theater. And Kevin Kanner is only at The Mint every other Monday. So your information regarding July 30 for Will Brahm and Kevin is correct, Kevin will not be at The Mint on 8/6. I’m a regular at The Mint every other Monday, and will be going to see Yosvany Terry Saturday. What a wonderful alto player he is.

    I so appreciate the thoroughness and detail of your listings every week, and the fact you list several more dates than the LA Jazz listings. Thank you for the service you perform for us diehard Jazz Fans every week! I go out to her live jazz on average five times a week, so your listings are very valuable to me. LONG LIVE LIVE JAZZ!

    Warm regards,

    Roger Andes

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