About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of October 29, 2018

Kenny Barron

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. Saxophonist Shai Golan is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. 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. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. 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.

Thursday 11/1 – 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 Kneebody bassist Kaveh Rastegar is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Ramses Rodriguez is at Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter/vocalist Chris Norton is at the Warwick LA in Hollywood. Vocalist Julie Kelly is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Drummer Denny Seiwell is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Drummer Fred Dinkins is at Catalina in Hollywood. Nutty is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at Pips On La Brea in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Woody Mankowski is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Drummer Homero Chavez & Una Noche are at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Guitarist Patrick Berrogain is at The Merc in Temecula. 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.

Friday 11/2 – Nick Mancini at Sam First

Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Sam First in West L.A. with Josh Nelson on piano, Eric England on bass, and Kevin van den Elzen on drums. Trumpeter Curtis Taylor is at The World Stage in South L.A. Andy Garcia & The Cineson All-Stars feature an evening of Latin Jazz at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Mike Garson is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Vocalist Sherry Williams is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trombonist Barry Mosley is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Bill A. Jones sings at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona Del Mar. 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. Blues guitarist Lance Lopez is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Saturday 11/3 – Kenny Barron Quintet at Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Pianist Kenny Barron is at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa with Mike Rodriguez on trumpet, Dayna Stephens on tenor saxophone, Kiyoshi Kitagawa on bass, and Johnathan Blake on drums. Saxophonist Azar Lawrence is at Zebulon in Silverlake for an event in support of voter participation for the November elections with Dale Williams on guitar, Trevor Ware on bass, Theo Saunders on piano, Brian Swartz on trumpet, Yayo Moralez on drums, Derf Reklaw on percussion, and Windy Barnes Farrell on vocals. Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Dan Schnelle is at Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed and bassist Henry Franklin are at The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Cathy Rich and drummer Gregg Potter lead the Buddy Rich Band at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Keyboardist Brian Simpson is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The American Jazz Institute All-Stars are at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Jeff Goldblum is at UCSB Campbell Hall in Santa Barbara. Guitarist Kleber Jorge is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Cosmosquad is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Michael Haggins is at The Mixx in Pasadena. 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., pianist Sam Hirsh at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 11/4 – Diana Krall at Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Pianist/vocalist Diana Krall is at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Trumpeter John Daversa leads a big band dedicated to the Dream Act (DACA) featuring young men and women currently part of the program. Drummer Wesley Ritenour is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist David Garfield leads a tribute concert to recently passed artists at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Kate Reid celebrates a CD release at Sam First in West L.A. Guitarist Will Brahm’s Homenaje is at the Neighborhood Universalist Unitarian Church in Pasadena. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom is at The York in Highland Park. Loop Doctors are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Spencer Day is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The Underground Railroad plays an afternoon show at the Mayme Clayton Library in Culver City. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Drummer Adam Starkopf 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 pianist/vocalist Betty Bryant’s birthday celebration at Catalina in Hollywood, trombonist Paul Young 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, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 11/5 – Max Kraus and Kevin Kanner at The Mint

Bassist Max Kraus (with Will Brahm on guitar and Ana Barreiro on drums) opens for drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam at The Mint in West L.A. Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianists Maksim Velichkin and Sabine Pothier are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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 Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A. Other Monday jam sessions include the Thelonious Monk Institute Jam Session at The World Stage in South L.A., guitarist Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., pianist Eric Ekstrand at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, vocalist Sandy Cummings at SOhO in Santa Barbara, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale.

Tuesday 11/6 – Elliot Deutsch Big Band at Vitello’s

Trumpeter Elliot Deutsch’s Big Band is at Vitello’s in Studio City with a line-up including trombonist Bob McChesney and pianist Scott Healy.  Pianist Michael Ragonese and saxophonist Shai Golan lead a quartet at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills.  Pianist Kait Dunton opens for saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree at TRiP in Santa Monica.  John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Thom Rotella.  Work In Progress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  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.

Wednesday 11/7 – Tim Conley & MAST at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Trombonist Tim Conley + MAST play the music of Thelonious Monk at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Eric Revis on bass, Daniel Rosenboom on trumpet, and Dan Schnelle on drums. Guitarist Dave Hill is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West Hollywood. Violinist Benny Brydern is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. 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. Saxophonist David Sills has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Saxophonist Shelley Yoelin is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs.

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