About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of September 3, 2018

Barbara Morrison

Monday 9/3 – Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Toshi Yanagi on guitar, Matt Rohde on keys, Chris Roy on bass, and Chad Wackerman on drums. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at the Arcwood Restaurant & Wine Bar in Tarzana. The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City. This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. 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., 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 9/4 – Trevor Anderies at Blue Whale

Drummer Trevor Anderies is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Chris Speed on saxophone, Josh Nelson on piano, and Emilio Terranova on bass. Vocalist Lynne Fiddmont celebrates a CD release at The Baked Potato in Studio City. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.  Blues guitarist Lucky Peterson is at Vibrato in Bel Air for the first of two nights (Tue-Wed). 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 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 Gin Lang Jazz Project starts a new Tuesday night residency and jam session at General Lee’s in Chinatown. The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Wednesday 9/5 – Jacqui Naylor at Catalina

Vocalist Jacqui Naylor is at Catalina in Hollywood with Art Khu on piano, Ahmet Turkmenoglu on bass, and Steve Hass on drums. Saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell is at Zebulon in downtown L.A. for the first of two nights (Wed-Thu). Drummer Rayford Griffin is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Tony Suggs is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Billy Mitchell is at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center with a group including vocalist Bili Redd. Jazz poet Kamau Daaood is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Trumpeter Bijon Watson closes the summer music series at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Pianist Gary Kesayan is at the American Society of Los Angeles in Glendale. Vibraphonist/trumpeter Bob DeSena is at Oscar’s Cafe in Palm Springs. Blues guitarist Lucky Peterson is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Groove Lexicon is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Elizabeth Lamers is at the Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. 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. Saxophonist David Sills has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 9/6 – 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. Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB big band celebrates a CD release at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Vocalist Claude Hall is at Vitello’s in Studio City.  Vocalist Gina Saputo is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Bill Cunliffe is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim. Guitarist Ricardo Silviera is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trio Work is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Stacy Sullivan sings a tribute to Peggy Lee at The Muck in Fullerton. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Merc in Temecula with vocalist Debbie Ebert. Bassist Dave Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown L.A. with vocalist Barbara Morrison. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. 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. Bassist Leslie Baker is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at Pips On La Brea in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Edmund Velasco is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. The Jazz Holiday Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Friday 9/7 – Dean Brown at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Dean Brown is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Brandon Fields on sax, Gerry Etkins on keys, Ernest Tibbs on bass, and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. Vocalist Elaine Miles and guitarist John Chiodini are at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Betty Bryant is at The World Stage in South L.A. with guest vocalist Mark Christian Miller. The White Blinds celebrate a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Petros Klampanis is at Sam First in West L.A. Guitarist Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra are at The Rose in Pasadena. Guitarist Jamey Arent kicks off a fall series of weekend outdoor concerts at Americana At Brand in Pasadena.  Saxophonist Chuck Manning is at the 1881 Club in Pasadena.  Vocalist Boz Scaggs is at the Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts. Vocalist Miki Howard begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. The Angel Town Combo is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga.  The Mudbug Brass Band plays a happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Barbara Morrison receives the LA Jazz Treasure Award at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Darryl Walker sings a tribute to Al Jarreau at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. 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. The Woody James Big Band plays an early afternoon show at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Saturday 9/8 – Dan Schnelle at Blue Whale

Drummer Dan Schnelle is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jeff Babko on keys, Anthony Wilson on guitar, David Binney on sax, and Alex Boneham on bass. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The LA Jazz Quartet is at Sam First in West L.A. Drummer Alex Snydman is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Charles Owens is at The World Stage in South L.A. Lyle Lovett’s Large Band is at the Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts.. Drummer Al Williams is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Connie Han plays a happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Natalie Mendoza is at Americana At Brand in Pasadena. Vocalist Jeffrey Gimble is at The Gardenia in West Hollywood. Vocalist Miki Howard is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. As Iz is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Vocalist Chloe Perrier is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at the Tompkins Square Bar & Grill in Westchester. Saxophonist Joe Hackney plays an afternoon show at Jack’s Place at Gable House Bowl in Torrance. Percussionist Louie Cruz Beltran does an afternoon performing at the Echo Park Branch Library. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A., saxophonist Doug Webb at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 9/9 – Christian Euman at Sam First

Drummer Christian Euman is at Sam First in West L.A. with Ido Meshulam on trombone, Miro Sprague on piano, and Alex Boneham on bass. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra are at the City National Grove in Anaheim. Cuban vocalist Candi Sosa is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Violinist Doug Cameron is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Nutty is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Spencer Day is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Hedgehog Swing is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Dave Damiani is at Americana At Brand in Pasadena. Drummer Marc Van Aken leads a trio at Mount Olive Lutheran Chirch in Santa Monica with vocalists Sandra Booker and Janice Anderson. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Sunday brunch choices include Trumpter Gilbert Castellanos at Casa Romantica Cultural Center in San Clemente, saxophonist Phil Norman’s Tentet at SOhO in Santa Barbara, trombonist Steve Johnson 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 9/10 – Francisco Torres & Kevin Kanner at The Mint

Trombonist Francisco Torres opens for Kevin Kanner’s Monday night jazz jam at The Mint in West L.A.  Saxophonist Jason Fabus is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for a CD release event with Shane Savala on guitar, Nick Ornelas on bass, and Natalie Mendoza on vocals. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Catalina in Hollywood to lead an induction ceremony and fundraiser for the California Jazz & Blues Museum.  Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at the Arcwood Restaurant & Wine Bar in Tarzana. Guitarist Rich Hinman 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 Kimberly Ford at SOhO in Santa Barbara, 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 monthly Blues Power Jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park.

Tuesday 9/11 – New Jazz Quartet at Vitello’s

The New Jazz Quartet is at Vitello’s in Studio City with Justo Almario on sax, Olegario Diaz on piano, Mike Gurrola on bass, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Guitarist Mordy Ferber is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. John Pisano’s Guitar Night at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank features guest Ted Mayer. The Idiomatiques are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Blanco Diablo is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West Hollywood. 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. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at Studio 770 in Brea for an open mic and recording evening. The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Wednesday 9/12 – Louie Shelton at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Louie Shelton is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jeff Babko on keys, Bruce Kerr on bass, and Ralph Humphrey on drums. Guitarist Jeff Parker is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Vocalist Barbara Morrison and saxophonist Rickey Woodard are at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Center. Drummer Corey Coverstone is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trombonist Francisco Torres is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Vocalist Maria Schaefer and trumpeter Brad Black are at Vitello’s in Studio City. 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. Bassist Henry Franklin has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

One thought on “About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of September 3, 2018”

  1. Thx Tom! A lotta work!

    On Sep 3, 2018 6:53 AM, “About & Out – Tom Meek’s Weekly Best Bets For Live Jazz In Los Angeles And Across Southern California” wrote:

    > lajazzeditor posted: ” Monday 9/3 – Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato > Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Toshi > Yanagi on guitar, Matt Rohde on keys, Chris Roy on bass, and Chad Wackerman > on drums. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at the Arcwoo” >

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