About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of October 15, 2018

Ahmad Jamal

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. Bassist Lisa Mezzacappa is at the Studio Theatre at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. 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., 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. 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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. 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.

Thursday 10/18 – John Scofield Combo 66 at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

Guitarist John Scofield’s Combo 66 is at the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz in West L.A. including Gerald Clayton on piano, Vincente Archer on bass, and Bill Stewart on drums. Pianist Larry Goldings and saxophonist Danny Janklow duet at Sam First in West L.A.  Guitarist John Chiodini is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Guitarists Mark Goldenberg, Adam Levy and Frank Potenza are at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.  Guitarist Jakob Bro is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocal group M-Pact is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Trumpeter Kornél Fekete-Kovacs is at The Merc in Temecula. Trombonist Joey Sellers is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim. Drummer Jimmie Owens is at The Mixx in Pasadena. The Organ Donors are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist Matt Cohen is at Pips On La Brea in West Hollywood. Bassist Dave Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown L.A. with vocalist Barbara Morrison. 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. Blues harmonica player Dave Rozier is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Elena Gilliam is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 10/19 – Ahmad Jamal at Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Pianist Ahmad Jamal is at Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa with James Cammack on bass, Herlin Riley on drums, and Manolo Badrena on percussion. Pianist George Colligan is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Pianist Joshua White and drummer Alex Cline are at The World Stage in South L.A. Guitarist John Scofield’s Combo 66 is at The Scripps Research Institute Auditorium in San Diego. Saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly is at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Drummer Jeremy Cunningham is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Freda Payne is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Pianist Jon Mayer has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist James Torme is at the Sofitel Beverly Hills. El Trio is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Pianist Josh Nelson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Vocalist Ann Kelly is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Lynn Cardona is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Guitarist Cary DeNigris is at the Artisan Wine & Cheese Gallery in Studio City. Vocal group Fish To Birds is at Sun Space in Sunland. 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. Oui’ 3 is at Henson Brewing Company in Burbank.

Saturday 10/20 – Josh Nelson’s Discovery Project at Blue Whale

Pianist Josh Nelson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jeff Parker on guitar, Miguel Atwood Ferguson on viola, Artyom Manukyan on cello, Chris Lawrence on trumpet/flugelhorn, Brian Walsh on clarinet, Daniel Rotem on sax, Alex Boneham on bass, Dan Schnelle on drums, and Kathleen Grace on vocals. Pianist Randy Ingram is at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist Ernie Watts and vocalist Janis Mann are at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana. Vocalist Freda Payne is at Catalina in Hollywood Guitarist Thom Rotella is at Vibrato in Bel Air. El Trio is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Nils is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist/percussionist Estaire Godinez is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Trombonist/vocalist Aubrey Logan is at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with saxophonist Chuck Manning and pianist Theo Saunders. 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 Bill Ungerman 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., trombone group Slide FX at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 10/21 – Alan Bergman & Tierney Sutton at Catalina

Vocalists Alan Bergman and Tierney Sutton are at Catalina in Hollywood with Trey Henry on bass and Bill Cantos on piano. The Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Michael Mayo is at Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at The York in Highland Park. Pianist/vocalist Rachel Eckroth celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. 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. Organist Carey Frank is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Los 440’s are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Sunday brunch choices include guitarist Frank Potenza at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., violinist Mads Tolling and guitarist Jacob Fisher at SOhO in Santa Monica, vocalist Bri Sarikcioglu at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Bel Air, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach. The Harvard-Westlake School Jazz Bands are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Ron Kobayashi and vocalist and Melanie Cracchiolo present an afternoon concert at The Congregational Church of Fullerton.

Monday 10/22 – Doug Webb at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jamie Kime on guitar, Danny Carey on drums, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Mitchel Forman on keys. The New West Guitar Group is at Bacchus’ Kitchen in Pasadena. Violinist Mads Tolling and guitarist Jacob Fisher are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Jazz Butchers open for drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam at The Mint in West L.A. Vocalist Serafia 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 Molly Miller 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 10/23 – Danny Janklow at The Write-Off Room

Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills with Larry Goldings on keys, Benjamin Shepherd on bass, Anthony Fung and drums, and Nick Mancini on vibes. Saxophonist Anthony Shadduck celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Kait Dunton is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Blue Rhythm Orchestra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Ron Eschete. 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. Simple Compounds is at The Country Club in Costa Mesa. Drummer Alejandra Arellano is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. World’s Tallest Cocktail is at TriP in Santa Monica. The CSUN Jazz “A” Band is at The Soraya Great Hall in Northridge.

Wednesday 10/24 – Kathryn Bostic at Vitello’s

Vocalist Kathryn Bostic is at Vitello’s in Studio City with Herman Matthews on drums, Dan Pearson on bass, Mitchel Forman on piano, and Andrew Synowiec on guitar. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. The Circuit Rider Trio is at The Scripps Research Institute Auditorium in San Diego. Pianist Harriet Stubbs is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Sekou Bunch’s “Nu Mu” is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Basia is at The Rose in Pasadena. Vocalist/trumpeter Johnny Britt is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Eric Vetta and vocalist Leah Ashton are at the Oeno Wine Bar in Glendale. Vocalist Debbie Joyce 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. Bassist Max Kraus has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Guitarist Riner Scivally is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

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