About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of October 1, 2018

Steve Tyrell

Monday 10/1 – 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 Joe Travers on drums. Guitarist Ethan Sherman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Maggie Gould is at Vitello’s in Studio City. California Feetwarmers are at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. 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., guitarist 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.

Tuesday 10/2 – Gina Kronstadt at Vitello’s

Vocalist Gina Kronstadt celebrates a birthday at Vitello’s in Studio City, backed by Deron Johnson on piano, Ben Shepherd on bass, Michael Stever on trumpet, Tom Luer on sax, and Joel Taylor on drums, plus a string quartet. Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra will be at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Teryn Re’ fronts a big band at The Country Club in Costa Mesa. The Thelonious Monk Institute holds its monthly jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Kevin O’Neal and vocalist Michole White are at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Kevin Van Den Elzen is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Atsushi Kumagai is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Sid Jacobs. 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 vocalist Dyan Kane 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. Pianist Eric Ekstrand is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. The Gin Lang Jazz Project and jam session is at General Lee’s in Chinatown. The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Wednesday 10/3 – Alex Hahn at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Saxophonist Alex Hahn is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Chris Vallejo on guitar, Michael Ragonese on piano, Brian Ward on bass, and Ray Nelson on drums. Drummer Jaz Sawyer plays the music of Billy Higgins at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. OHM is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalists Donny Most & Elijah Rock are at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Margo Rey is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Leslie Page is at Vitello’s in Studio City. The Angel City Jazz Festival Young Artists finals judging will be held at the MLK Branch Library auditorium in downtown 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. Vocalist Amber Navran is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Fresh Rhythm is at Oscar’s Cafe in Palm Springs.   Saxophonist Jeff Pifher has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Thursday 10/4 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ruslan Sirota on keyboards, Janek Gwizdala on bass, and Chaun Horton on drums. Brent Fischer leads the Clare Fischer Ensembles at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Steve Tyrell begins a four-night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Adam Hersh is at Sam First in West L.A. Bassist Logan Kane is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Satoko Fujii and the Silverscreen Sextet share a bill at The World Stage in South L.A. Pianist David Arnay is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. David & The Bombshells are at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist/flutist Kaylene Peoples is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vocalist Gina Saputo is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim with trumpeter Ron Stout. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at The Merc in Temecula with vocalist Sherry Williams. Bassist Dave Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown L.A. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Strange Jazz Universe is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank leading their now alternating week Thursday jam session. 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. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Vocalist Cassia DeMayo is at Barcito in downtown L.A. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at Pips On La Brea in West Hollywood. The Jazz Holiday Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Friday 10/5 – Baked Potato All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Haslip on bass, Deron Johnson on keys, and Chad Wackerman on drums. Saxophonist Azar Lawrence has the free Friday show at LACMA in West L.A. Saxophonist Logan Richardson begins a two-night run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Robert Rodriguez is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Bobby West is at The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at the Edye Second Stage in Santa Monica. Sergio Mendes is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Flamenco guitarist José Antonio Rodríguez is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist DK Tonight & The All-Stars are at Vitello’s in Studio City. The Angel Town Combo is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Janice Anderson is at the Canyon Bistro in South L.A. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at the Quattro Cafe in Costa Mesa. 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. The Woody James Big Band plays an early afternoon show at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.  The Mudbug Brass Band has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.

Saturday 10/6 – Logan Richardson at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Logan Richardson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Ryan Lee on drums, DeAndre Manning on bass, and Justus West and Igor Osypov on guitars. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood hosts the BABA Orchestra and vocalist Xenia Rubinos. Hiroshima is at The Rose in Pasadena. Vocalist Lalah Hathaway and violinist Damien Escobar are at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The all-day Jazz At Drew show at Charles R. Drew University in South L.A. includes Pete Escovedo, Jeff Lorber, Miki Howard, and After 7. Pianist Tateng Katendig and drummer Abe Lagrimas. Jr. split a bill at the Miracle Theater in Inglewood. The Bruce Baker Big Band is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Drummer Martin Diller is at Sam First in West L.A. Nutty is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Jazz Bakery and radio host Sergio Mielniczenko present an evening of Bossa Nova at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Incendio is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood.  Pianist Sabine Pothier has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Rose Mallett has the happy hour show 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 Louie Cruz Beltran plays an afternoon show at the Panorama City Branch Library. Saxophonist Joe Hackney plays an afternoon show at Jack’s Place at Gable House Bowl in Torrance. Jack’s Cats are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena, Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A., drummer Alex Smith with vocalist Angela Vicente at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 10/7 – Jimmy Branly at Sam First

Drummer Jimmy Branly is at Sam First in West L.A. with Andy Langham on piano and Rene Camacho on bass. Saxophonist Doug Webb and vocalist Natasha Agrama are featured at Vibrato in Bel Air in a benefit concert for Save A Child’s Heart. Vibraphonist Lolly Allen and saxophonist Rickey Woodard are featured for the October Jazz ‘N Paz at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena. Saxophonist Benn Clatworthy’s System VI is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Subtle Degrees and drummer Ches Smith split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Nate Najar is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra plays a late afternoon show at the Musco Center in Orange. Pianist/vocalist Michael Feinstein does an afternoon show at the Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University in Malibu. The Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble plays an afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Saxophonist Mindi Abair plays a late afternoon show at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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.  Guitarist Molly Miller is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.   California Feetwarmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  Sunday brunch choices include drummer Paul Kreibich at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., vocalist Bri Sarikcioglu at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Bel Air, guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach, and vocalist Sylvia Rodriguez at Babouch Moroccan Restaurant in San Pedro.

Monday 10/8 – Igor Kogan Big Band at Vitello’s

Bassist Igor Kogan leads a 17-piece big band at Vitello’s in Studio City. Katalyst is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at the Arcwood Restaurant & Wine Bar in Tarzana. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A. 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. Monday jam sessions include drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam at The Mint in West L.A., 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.

Tuesday 10/9 – Bob Sheppard at The Write-Off Room

Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills with Larry Koonse on guitar, Chris Colagelo on bass, and Sinclair Lott on drums. Bassist Bunny Brunel’s CAB is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Excursion is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Catatonic is at Vitello’s in Studio City. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Pat Kelley. Saxophonist J. Boykin 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. The Makers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Parker Room in Hollywood. 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 and jam session is at General Lee’s in Chinatown. The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Blues vocalist Reverend Shawn Amos is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

Wednesday 10/10 – San Gabriel Seven at Vitello’s

The San Gabriel Seven is at Vitello’s in Studio City with Kye Palmer on trumpet, Jim Lewis on trombone, Glen Berger on sax/flute, Chad Edwards on piano, Steve Gregory on guitar, Jonathan Pintoff on bass, and Randy Drake on drums. Trumpeter Adam O’Farrill is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Billy Mitchell is at Catalina in Hollywood with vocalist Barbara Morrison. Saxophonist David Binney is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Little Days is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Joanne Tatham is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Jeff Pifher is at Pips On La Brea in West Hollywood. 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 Rose Colella has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Sylvia Rodriguez has a happy hour gig at the Crone Plaza Hotel Blu Restaurant in San Pedro. Vocalist Devyn Rush is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells.

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