About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 19, 2018

Esperanza Spalding

 

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. Organist Carey Frank leads a trio at ETA in Highland Park. 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. Socrates’ Trial 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, John Leftwich on bass, and Bernie 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.   Black Market Reverie is at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A.   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. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Saxophonist Shelley Yoelin is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. FMF is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Elena Gilliam is at Les Amis in Fullerton.

Thursday 11/22 – No Live Music Scheduled

Friday 11/23 – Jack Sheldon at Catalina

Trumpeter/vocalist Jack Sheldon leads a big band at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Jane Monheit begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Pianist Kait Dunton and organist Carey Frank duet at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Mon David is at The World Stage in South L.A. Postmodern Jukebox is at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Guitarist Chieli Minucci & Special EFX are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Melanie Taylor is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Mudbug Brass Band is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Michael Session ends the 2018 free Friday jazz series at LACMA in West 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 11/24 – Charles Lloyd & Gerald Clayton at the Moss Theater

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd and pianist Gerald Clayon duet at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Saxophonist David Binney is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Eric Reed is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. The Cranktones are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter/vocalist Jack Sheldon is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Jane Monheit is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe’s Church is at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Guitarist Chieli Minucci & Special EFX are at the Westin Mission Hills in Indian Wells. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Postmodern Jukebox is at the Long Beach Terrace Theater. The El Camino College Jazz Band led by Alan Chan is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Rickie Byars Beckwith is at The World Stage in South L.A. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens is at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Bassist Lyman Medeiros has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Rose Mallett has the happy hour show at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Jack’s Cats are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. 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., drummer Kevin Kanner at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 11/25 – Tom Luer & Project Popular at Sam First

Saxophonist Tom Luer is at Sam First in West L.A. with Otmaro Ruiz on piano, Ben Shepherd on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Thelonious Monkey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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 Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. California Feetwarmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Sunday brunch choices include drummer Alex Smith 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 11/26 – Javo Barrera at The Baked Potato

Drummer Javo Barrera is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Matt Rohde on keys, Andrew Gouche and Yosmel Montejo on bass, and Donald Hays on sax/flute. Pianist Josh Nelson and vibraphonist Nick Mancini are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Jazz musical The Downbeat 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, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale. The Candy Jacket Jazz Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Tuesday 11/27 – Roy McCurdy at The Write-Off Room

Drummer Roy McCurdy is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills with Rickey Woodard on sax, Dr. Bobby Rodriguez on trumpet, Masumi Masamoto on piano, and Mike Gurrola on bass. Drummer Louie Palmer is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Brandon Fields on sax, Janek Gwizdala on bass, Mitchel Forman on keys, and Luis Conte on percussion. Drummer Trevor Anderies is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Blue Jazz Trio is at The Country Club in Costa Mesa. 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. 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.

Wednesday 11/28 – Teodross Avery at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Saxophonist Teodross Avery plays the music of John Coltrane at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Theo Saunders on piano, Henry Franklin on bass, and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. Pianist Connie Han celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Danny Jonokuchi’s Big Band is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Dave Askren and saxophonist Jeff Benedict are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Saxophonist Michael Paulo celebrates a CD release at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. 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. Drummer Bill Spoke has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Sante Fe in Indian Wells. Saxophonist Shelley Yoelin is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs.

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