About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of December 24, 2018

Bennie Maupin

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 12/24 – Carey Frank at Vibrato

Organist Carey Frank is is at Vibrato in Bel Air with Woody Mankowski on saxophone/vocals, Gretje Angell on vocals, and Martin Diller on drums. 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 Monday jam sessions include the Thelonious Monk Institute 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, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale.

Tuesday 12/25 – Christmas Day – No Live Jazz Events Scheduled

Wednesday 12/26 – Paul Peress at The Baked Potato

Drummer Paul Peress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Brandon Fields on sax, Bill Cantos on keys/vocals and Ric Fierabracci on bass. Vocalist Niki Harris and pianist Tamir Hendelman are at Vitello’s in Studio City. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull has the happy hour gig at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Bassist Corbin Jones is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarists Strunz & Farah are is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Nick Gomez is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Debbie Joyce is at Pips On La Brea in West Hollywood. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini 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. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Vocalists Kate Campbell and Michael Holmes are at The Purple Room in Palm Springs. Saxophonist Shelley Yoelin is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs.

Thursday 12/27 – Lineage Trio at Blue Whale

The Lineage Trio is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Graham Dechter on guitar, Ryan Shaw on drums, and Alex Frank on bass. Keyboardist Myron McKinkey is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Isamu McGregor is at Sam First in West L.A. Bassist Henry Franklin is at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Guitarist Greg Poree is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Percussionist Joey DeLeon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Sunny Blue is at Pips on La Brea in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Woody Mankowski is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Guitarist Tony Palkovic is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. 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. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Olivia & The Suites are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Saxophonist Ethan Helm is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 12/28 – Danny Janklow at Sam First

Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at Sam First in West L.A. with Josh Nelson on piano, Ben Shepherd on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Percussionist Luis Conte is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Larry Goldings is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Michelle Coltrane is at The Hi-Hat in Highland Park. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trombonist Mariel Bildstein is at SOhO in Santa Barbara.   Trumpeter/vocalist Johnny Britt and guitarist Nils are at Vitello’s in Studio City. 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. California Feetwarmers have the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. The Woody James Big Band plays an early afternoon show at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Jack’s Cats are at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.

Saturday 12/29 – Bennie Maupin at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Bennie Maupin is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Darek Oles on bass, David Arnay on piano, Kenny Sara on drums, Chris Williams on trumpet, and Eric McKain on percussion. Pianist Otmaro Ruiz is at Sam First in West L.A. Keyboardist Rique Pantoja is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Ernie Andrews is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Triple Scale is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Sat-Sun). Saxophonist Dave Victorino is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Violinist Karen Briggs is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Ben Rose is at Perch in downtown L.A. Bassist Leslie Baker is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Rose Mallett has the happy hour show at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells.  Saxophonist Hugh Von Kleist is at the Whale & Ale Pub in San Pedro for an early afternoon show. Saxophonist Joe Hackney plays an afternoon show at Jack’s Place at Gable House Bowl in Torrance. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist David Sills is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Pianist Nina Beck and vocalist Andy Cowan are at the Foothill Restaurant in Pasadena.

Sunday 12/30 – Jonah Levine at Blue Whale

Trombonist Jonah Levine is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Greg Paul and Jonathan Pinson on drums, Allakoi Peete on percussion, Owen Clapp on bass, Brandon Cordoba on piano, Emile Martinez on trumpet, and Josh Johnson on sax. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. California Feetwarmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Raw Silk with vocalist Leslie Lembo is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Drummer Ben Rose is at Perch in downtown L.A. Sunday brunch choices include pianist Sunny Na with vocalist Cheryl Conley at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, guitarist Tomas Janzon 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 12/31 – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band at Catalina

Multiple Grammy-winning Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band is at Catalina in Hollywood. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pink Martini is at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A. Percussionist Paris Escovedo is at The Mixx in Pasadena. The Mudbug Brass Band is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Saxophonist Vincent Ingala is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Trumpeter Bob DeSena is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs.  Pianist Eric Ekstrand is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock.

Tuesday 1/1 – Brian Swartz at Perch

Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. with Will Brahm on guitar, Edwin Livingston on bass, and Kendall Kay on drums.   The Organ Donors are at The York in Highland Park.  Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans and saxophonist John Bolivar are at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Wednesday 1/2 – Max Kraus at Sam First

Bassist Max Kraus is at Sam First in West L.A. with Will Brahm on guitar and Brian Carmody on drums.  Strangers On A Saturday Night is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Vocalist Debbie Joyce sings a tribute to Nancy Wilson at Catalina in Hollywood. Work In Progress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Bob DeSena is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Drummer Donald Dean has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.  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. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Vocalists Kate Campbell and Michael Holmes are at The Purple Room in Palm Springs. Saxophonist Shelley Yoelin is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A.

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