About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of October 22, 2018

Pat Metheny

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. World’s Tallest Cocktail opens at TRiP in Santa Monica for bassist Oskar Cartaya. 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. 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. Circuit Rider 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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. 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. Saxophonist Shelley Yoelin is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs.

Thursday 10/25 – Circuit Rider at the Moss Theater

Circuit Rider with guitarist Bill Frisell, cornetist Ron Miles, and drummer Brian Blade is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Trumpeter Tom Harrell is at Sam First in West L.A. with David Virelles on piano, Ugonna Okegwo on bass, and Adam Cruz on drums. Drummer Kevin Van Den Elzen is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with a group including saxophonist Dick Oatts. The Los Angeles Jazz Institute begins Something Cool, a four-day (Thu-Sun) program dedicated to historical West Coast arrangers and vocalists at the Sheraton Four Points LAX. Vocalist Claude Hall is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Champian Fulton is at the Belmond El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara. Vocalist Shoshana Bush is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at the Hong Kong Inn in Ventura. Vocalist Basia is at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. Paris Chansons is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Teryn Re’ is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Pianist Eric Reed is at The Merc in Temecula. Percussionist Joey DeLeon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. The Ken Bauer Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Sunny Blue is at Pips On La Brea in West Hollywood. Bassist Dave Ross is at the LA Athletic Club 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. Trombonist Steve Johnson plays a happy hour set at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. The Jazz Holiday Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Trumpeter Adam Carney is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 10/26 – Pat Metheny at CAP UCLA Royce Hall

Guitarist Pat Metheny is at CAP UCLA Royce Hall in Westwood with Linda May Oh on bass, Gwilym Simcock on piano, and Antonio Sanchez on drums. Pianist Eric Reed begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Cellist Artyom Manukyan is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The World Stage in South L.A. Trumpeter Tom Harrell is at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Alsio Viejo. Pianist Bryn Roberts and guitarist Lage Lund celebrate a CD release at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Judy Wexler has the free Friday jazz concert at LACMA in west L.A. Saxophonist Alex Hahn is at Bourbon Street in Fullerton. Vocalist Lanie Kazan is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Vocalist Richard Shelton is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Freddie Ravel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. California Feetwarmers have the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. 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.

Saturday 10/27 – Eric Reed at Blue Whale

Pianist Eric Reed is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with McClenty Hunter on drums, Tim Green on saxophone, and Mike Gurrola on bass. Pianist Max Haymer leads a trio at Sam First in West L.A. with guest saxophonist Bob Reynolds. “Family Guy” composer/arranger Ron Jones leads an orchestra for the first of two nights (Sat-Sun) at Vitello’s in Studio City. The Pan-Afrikan People’s Arkestra is at The World Stage in South L.A. The Chris Walden Big Band is at The Wallis in Beverly Hills with a program including vocalist Jane Monheit. Brazilian composer Sergio Mendes is at The Soraya at Cal State Northridge. Guitarist Jacques Lesure plays an afternoon/evening set at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Japanese Bossa Nova vocalist/guitarist Lisa Ono is at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown L.A. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Mike Keneally is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Thelma Jones is at Barone’s in Valley Glen. Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist John Bolivar is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Guitarist Paul Brown headlines an evening of smooth jazz at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. 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. 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 Charles Owens at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 10/28 – Roseanna Vitro at Blue Whale

Vocalist Roseanna Vitro is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Mark Soskin on piano, Mike Gurrola on bass, Kevin Kanner on drums, Christopher Lewis on sax, Mike Cottone on trumpet, and guest vocalists Denise Donatelli and Paulette McWilliams. The Ron Jones Orchestra is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Beverly Church Hogan celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Shai Golan is at Sam First in West L.A. The Youngblood Brass Band is at the Teragram Ballroom in downtown L.A. Guitarist Pat Metheny is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara.   Pet Shark celebrates a CD release at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalists Candi Sosa and Christina Rebull are at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Pianist Brenda Hopkins Miranda is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Saxophonist Boney James plays an afternoon concert at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Saxophonist Tom Scott does an afternoon show at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio. Guitarist Tony Pulizzi is at the Ojai Art Center in Ojai. 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. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.   Sunday brunch choices include drummer Alex Syndman 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 10/29 – Isamu McGregor at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Isamu McGregor is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Deen Anbar on guitar, Evan Marien on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Pianist Matt Politano and drummer Jens Kuross split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Alan Chapman and vocalist Karen Benjamin play a benefit for immigrant rights at Catalina in Hollywood. Poet Elliott Levin leads an evening of avant-garde jazz at Zebulon 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. 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 Lunchbreak Jazz Combo headlines an evening of jazz at SOhO in Santa Barbara.

Tuesday 10/30 – Trinom3 at Blue Whale

Trinom3 celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with John Van Tongeren on organ, Mike Clinco on guitar, and Kendall Kay on drums. Vocalist Gretje Angell opens for vibraphonist Nick Mancini at TRiP in Santa Monica.  Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Teryn Re’ is at The Country Club in Costa Mesa. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guests Charlie Bisharat on violin and John Chiodini on guitar. 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. Saxophonist Nick Gomez is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Trombonist Steve Johnson plays a happy hour set at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vocalist Tony Galla is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills.

Wednesday 10/31 – Broad Street at Vibrato

Broad Street with vocalists Catina DeLuna, Susan Marder, and Carol Welsman is at Vibrato in Bel Air, joined by a string quartet plus Rich Ruttenberg on piano, Edwin Livingston on bass, Gary Novak on drums, Bob Sheppard on sax, and Walt Fowler on trumpet/flugelhorn. San Miguel is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Adegoke Steve Colson & vocalist Iqua Colson are at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Pianist Sonny Na is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Big Butter Jazz Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. 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. Percussionist Don Littleton has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Saxophonist Shelley Yoelin is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. Pianist Nina Beck and vocalist Andy Cowan are at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A.

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