About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 5, 2018

Terri Lyne Carrington

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 Steve Tyrell is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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 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. Trumpeter Jens Lindeman is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The VDE Big Band is at The Country Club in Costa Mesa. 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. Slow & Steady Records presents a multi-artist showcase at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo including saxophonist Henry Solomon and pianist Paul Cornish. Guitarist Dave Hill is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage. 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.

Thursday 11/8 – Bernie Dresel’s BBB at Vibrato

Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB big band is at Vibrato in Bel Air including Andrew Synowiec on guitar, Johnny “Spazz” Hatton on bass, Jamie Hovorka, Tony Bonsera, Carl Saunders and Jeff Bunnell on trumpets; Brian Scanlon, Alex Budman, Rob Lockart, Jerry Vivino and Brian Williams on saxes; and Alan Kaplan, Ryan Dragon, James McMillen and Craig Gosnell on trombones. Pianist Matt Politano celebrates a CD release at Sam First in West L.A. Galactic Booty Company is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Invisible Bird is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at the Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. The Ken Bauer Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Pianist Stuart Elster is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Maryanne Reall is at The Gardenia 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. 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. Pianist Kait Dunton is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 11/9 – Terri Lyne Carrington at CAP UCLA Royce Hall

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington leads an evening dedicated to Joni Mitchell, Nancy Wilson and Tina Turner featuring vocalists Ledisi, Lizz Wright, and Jazzmeia Horn, backed by Solomon Dorsey on bass, Ingrid Jensen on trumpet, Edmar Colón on sax, Jon Cowherd on piano, and Marvin Sewell on guitar. Guitarist Frank Gambale is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Daniel Szabo leads a large ensemble at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). SLUGish is at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonists Justo Almario and Teodross Avery offer a program dedicated to Dexter Gordon at The World Stage in South L.A. Saxophonist Dale Fielder has the free Friday evening jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Jeffrey Gimble and pianist Josh Nelson are at the Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at The Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Saxophonist Alex Hahn is at Bourbon Street in Fullerton. Vocalist Tony Galla is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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. The Vignes Rooftop Revival plays the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.

Saturday 11/10 – Frank Gambale’s Soulmine at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Frank Gambale is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Boca Gambale on vocals, Rique Pantoja on keys, Alex Evans on bass, Nick Kellie on guitar, and Steve Ferrone on drums. Pianist Geoffrey Keezer is at Sam First in West L.A. Drummer Mark Guiliana’s Space Heroes are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Catalina. Pianist Jon Mayer is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Pianist Josh Nelson is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Al Williams is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Rachael MacFarlane is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Wes Smith has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Liz Whitted Dawson is at The World Stage in South L.A. Guitarist Vincent Reyes is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Nutty is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. 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 Mark Isbell at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 11/11 – Billy Childs’ Chamber Ensemble at The Broad Stage

Pianist Billy Childs leads his Chamber Ensemble at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica with Larry Koonse on guitar, Carol Robbins on harp, Shai Golan on saxophone, Amy Tatum on flute, Alex Boneham on bass, Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums, Judith Hill and Jimmy Traum on vocals, plus The Lyris Quartet. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Trumpeter Benny Benack is at Sam First in West L.A. Drummer Mark Guiliana’s Space Heroes are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianists Josh Nelson and Adam Hersh play a late afternoon concert of duets at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, followed by an evening concert from Cuban drummer Calixto Oviedo. Brazilian vocalist Lucia Menezes and flutist Rebecca Kleinmann are at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Vocalist Suzi Oliver is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Paris Chansons are at Vibrato in Bel Air. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an afternoon benefit for drummer Ramon Banda. 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.  Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Hedgehog Swing is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Sunday brunch choices include saxophonist George Young at SOhO in Santa Barbara, guitarist Mike Scott 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 11/12 – Mark Guiliana’s Space Heroes at Blue Whale

Drummer Mark Guiliana’s Space Heroes are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the last of three nights (Sat-Mon) with saxophonists Jason Rigby and Mike Lewis plus Chris Morrissey on bass. Trumpeter Benny Benack is at Vitello’s in Studio City. 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, the monthly Blues Power jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale.

Tuesday 11/13 – Matt Gordy Jazz Tonite Sextet at The Write-Off Room

Drummer Matt Gordy is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills with Ron Stout on trumpet, Rob Lockart on sax, Bob McChesney on trombone,
Sam Hirsh on piano, and Chris Colangelo on bass. Wundergroup is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Whale Fall is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Bruce Lofgren’s Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Linda Lavin is at Vitello’s in Studio City for the first of two nights (Tue-Wed). Guitarist Mark Leggett and Derek Bomback split a bill at TRiP in Santa Monica. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. 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 B.R.B. Trio is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Barbara Morrison guests with student jazz ensembles at the Musco Center at Chapman University in Orange.

Wednesday 11/14 – Bennie Maupin at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Saxophonist Bennie Maupin is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Darek Oles on bass, David Arnay on piano, Kenny Sara on drums, Christopher Williams on trumpet, and Eric McCain on percussion. Vocalist Raya Yarbrough is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Charles Owens is at the Troesh Conference Center at La Sierra University in Riverside. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Jan Daley is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Linda Lavin is at Vitello’s in Studio City. 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 Zephyr Avalon 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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