About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of October 8, 2018

Herbie Hancock

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. Cowboys And Frenchmen have the early show at The Mint in West L.A. 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. Percussionist Jose Perez is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. 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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. 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.

Thursday 10/11 – Karrin Allyson at Catalina

Pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson begins a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. The Lineage Trio plus pianist Tamir Hendelman are at Sam First in West L.A. For the first of two nights (Thu-Fri). Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB big band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Bassist Jonathan Richards is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at the Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Bassist Kevin “Brandino” Brandon is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. AltaMusica is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Elena Gilliam is at The Mixx in Pasadena. The Ken Bauer Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Saxophonist Darnell Wyrick is at the Back Bay Bistro in Newport Beach. Vocalist Maria Schaefer does an outdoor show at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. Pianist Markus Berger is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Lindsey Webster is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Bassist Dave Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown L.A. with vocalist Maria Howell. 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. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. 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. Saxophonist David Ambrosio is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. The Lounge Trio is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 10/12 – John Beasley’s MONK’estra at The Broad Stage

Pianist John Beasley’s MONK’estra big band is at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The Odd Dogs are at the LACM Garage in Pasadena for a CD release event with Andy Suzuki on sax, Jeff Miley on guitar, Steve Billman on bass, Ralph Humphrey on drums, and Billy Hulting on percussion. Keyboardist Scott Healy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Ethan Iverson and saxophonist Mark Turner are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Lineage Trio plus pianist Tamir Hendelman are at Sam First in West L.A. for the first of two nights (Thu-Fri). Saxophonist Noah Preminger and the Tiger Trio split a bill at REDCAT in downtown L.A. Percussionist Munyungo Jackson and flutist Derf Reklaw are at The World Stage in South L.A. Pianist Josh Nelson has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Percussionist Poncho Sanchez is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Saxophonist Boney James closes the summer concert series at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Saxophonist Jazmin Ghent is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Kiki Ebsen is at Theatre West in Hollywood for the first of three nights (Fri-Sun). Guitarist Molly Miller is at 1642 Beer & Wine in downtown L.A. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Santa Monica. The Ipanema Lounge Project is at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank. 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 Tony Galla is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Cassia DeMayo is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Saddleback College Big Band is at the McKinney Theater in Mission Viejo.

Saturday 10/13 – Herbie Hancock at Walt Disney Hall

Pianist Herbie Hancock plays an evening of music at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A. including a collaboration with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic. NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Drummer Alex Snydman records a live album at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Drummer Charles Ruggerio is at Sam First in West L.A. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Christoph Irniger and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Clayton Cameron is at The World Stage in South L.A. Pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Jame Shew celebrates a CD release at the Fullerton College Recital Hall. Pianist Tom Zink is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Molly Miller is at the Ojai Underground Exchange. Pianist Joshua White is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Vocalist Rose Mallett has the happy hour show at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Saxophonist Boney James is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Pianist Kait Dunton has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. 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. Saturday brunch choices include bassist Ryan Roberts at Perch in downtown L.A., saxophonist Adam Schroeder at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 10/14 – Tigran Hamasyan at CAP UCLA Royce Hall

Pianist Tigran Hamasyan plays an early evening concert of solo piano works at CAP UCLA Royce Hall in Westwood. Saxophonist Henry Solomon is at Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith is at REDCAT in downtown L.A. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Sal Lozano is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Cowboys & Frenchman are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Alex Eckhoff is at Vitello’s in Studio City. The Peet Project is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Drummer Peter Buck is at the California Jazz & Blues Museum in South L.A. 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. Strada Swing is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.   Sunday brunch choices include vocalist Mark Winkler and pianist David Benoit at Catalina in Hollywood, the Dave Slonaker Big Band at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., vocalist Anita Robles at the Garden Cafe in Sherman Oaks, vocalist Bri Sarikcioglu at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Bel Air, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 10/15 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Katisse Buckingham on sax/flute/rap, Tim Lefebvre on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Improvisatory Minds featuring flutist Sara Andon are at Vitello’s in Studio City. Bassist Stuart Liebig is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Serafia is at the Arcwood Restaurant & Wine Bar in Tarzana. The Hi Fi Honeydrops are at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. 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 Molly Miller 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. The SBCC Monday Madness Jazz Band is at SOhO in Santa Barbara.

Tuesday 10/16 – Doug Webb & Larry Goldings at Catalina

Saxophonist Doug Webb and keyboardist Larry Goldings play an evening of duets at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Dayna Stephens is at Sam First in West L.A. Jazz harmonica player Hendrik Meurkens and pianist Bill Cunliffe are at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Jon Mayer is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Sirintip is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Dannielle DeAndrea and guitarist Bruce Forman are at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Corcovado is at TRiP in Santa Monica. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Jim Fox. 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. 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. Vocalist Tara Louise is at The Country Club in Costa Mesa. Vocalist Lola Haag is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.

Wednesday 10/17 – Munyungo Jackson at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Percussionist Munyungo Jackson is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Nick Smith on piano, Errol Cooney on guitar, Ric Fierabracci on bass, and Euro Zambrano on drums. Vocalist Monica Mancini leads an evening with the New West Symphony conducted by Chris Walden in the music of Henry Mancini at The Soraya at Cal State Northridge. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Nik Bärtsch is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Mandy Kemp is at Edwin Mills is Pasadena. Saxophonist Jimmy Reid 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. Guitarist Riner Scivally has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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