About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 12, 2018

Jane Monheit

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. The Steve Weisberg Orchestra is at Magicopolis in Santa Monica. 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.   Vocalist Marina Pacowski and guitarist Steve Cotter are at The Gardenia in West Hollywood.

Thursday 11/15 – Jane Monheit at Catalina

Vocalist Jane Monheit begins a three-night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood with Andy Langham on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Rick Montalbano, Jr. on drums.  Vocalist Janis Mann and pianist Kenny Werner are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Will Brahm’s Homenaje is at Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter Ron Stout is at the Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Vocalist Ada Bird Wolfe celebrates a CD release at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Jon Mayer is at The Merc in Temecula. Harmonica player/vocalist John Mayall is at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. OHM is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Fish To Birds is at Sun Space in Sunland. Rumproller is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Bassist Leslie Baker is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Bassist Dave Ross is at the LA Athletic Club in downtown L.A. with vocalist Maria Howell. 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. Vocalist Tim Gill is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Vocalist Elena Gilliam is at The Black Marlin in Tustin.

Friday 11/16 – Daniel Rosenboom at Sam First

Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom is at Sam First in West L.A. with Tim Conley on guitar, Joshua White on piano, Tim Lefebvre on bass, and Tina Raymond on drums. Bassist Hadrien Feraud is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Alan Hampton is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Jane Monheit is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Pablo Ziegler is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Vocalist Natalie Douglas offers a tribute to Nina Simone at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Light Blue Band is at The World Stage in South L.A. Bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. 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. California Feetwarmers have the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Chloe Perrier is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Guitarist Ryan Dart is at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. Vocalist Frances Livings is at Genghis Cohen in West Hollywood. Trombonist Jonah Levine plays a rush hour concert at the Union Station in downtown L.A.

Saturday 11/17 – Olegario Diaz at Sam First

Pianist Olegario Diaz is at Sam First in West L.A. with Justo Almario on sax, Chris Colangelo on bass, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Ethio Cali is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Sat-Sun). Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Pianist Larry Fuller is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Janis Mann and pianist Kenny Werner are at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana. Vocalist Jane Monheit is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Sabine Pothier has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Spanish vocalist Buika is at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A. Blues harmonica player and vocalist John Mayall is at The Rose in Pasadena. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Brazilian vocalist Natalina Spadini is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. 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., the El Camino College Big Band at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 11/18 – Mike Cottone at Sam First

Trumpeter Mike Cottone is at Sam First in West L.A. with Joshua White on piano, Ben Shepherd on bass, and Rick Montalbano Jr. on drums.  Ethio Cali is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Guitarist/vocalist Vinicius Cantuaria is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Drummer Martin Diller is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Trumpeter/vocalist Ilya Serov is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Vibrato in Bel Air.   Pianist Bill Cunliffe plays a late afternoon jazz vespers at All Saints Church in Pasadena.   Hazey Jane is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz. Blues harmonica player and vocalist John Mayall is at The Canyon in Santa Clarita. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Chloe Perrier is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Sunday brunch choices include the Sunny Blue Trio 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 11/19 – Daniel Szabo + Art Blakey Tribute at The Mint

Pianist Daniel Szabo (with Kim Richmond on sax, Edwin Livingston on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums) opens for drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam at The Mint in West L.A (featuring drummers Charles Ruggerio and Dan Schnelle). Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with percussionist Arto Tuncboyaciyan. Trombonist Michael Deesen and pianist Joshua White duet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  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. Trumpeter John Reynolds is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. The Saddleback College Jazz Ensemble is at the McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo.

Tuesday 11/20 – Mike Miller at The Write-Off Room

Guitarist Mike Miller is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills with Jimmy Johnson on bass, Chad Wackerman on drums, and Walt Fowler on trumpet. Bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding is at the El Rey in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Jeff Pifher is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Anaadi is at Catalina in Hollywood. John Pisano’s Guitar Night at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank features guest Bruce Forman. Vocalist Claude Hall is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Dyan Kane opens for saxophonist Louis Van Taylor at TRiP in Santa Monica. Vocalist Judith Owen and bassist Leland Sklar are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Django Festival All-Stars are at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. 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 11/21 – Jerry Vivino at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Andy Langham on keys, Jon Leftwich on bass, and Berne Dresel on drums.   Guitarist Vahagni is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Kait Dunton is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Jazz Cartel is at Vitello’s in Studio City. 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/vocalist Daryl Strodes has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Saxophonist Shelley Yoelin is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. FMF is at Catalina in Hollywood.

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