About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of January 28, 2019

Roberta Gambarini

Monday 1/28 – Lee Ritenour at Catalina

Guitarist Lee Ritenour is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Adam Levy is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Saddleback College Jazz Faculty present a concert at the McKinney Theater in Mission Viejo. The Jazz Butchers open for Kevin Kanner’s Jazz Jam at The Mint in West 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. Other Monday jam sessions include the Monday jazz jam 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 1/29 – Wallace Roney at Vibrato

Trumpeter Wallace Roney is at Vibrato in Bel Air for the first of two nights (Tue-Wed). Vocalist Amber Navran and pianist Danae Greenfield are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Janis Mann is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Vocalist Cathy Rich fronts the Buddy Rich Big Band at Catalina in Hollywood. The Levin Brothers are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Sandra Booker opens for vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at TRiP in Santa Monica. John Pisano’s Guitar Night at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank features guest John Stowell. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West 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. 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, followed by an even show from drummer Bobby Barron’s Swing Thing Band. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.

Wednesday 1/30 – The Levin Brothers at The Baked Potato

The Levin Brothers (Pete (bass) and Tony (keys)) are at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the second of two nights (Tue-Wed) with drummer Jeff Siegel. Trombonist Francisco Torres is at Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Drummer Peter Erskine is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Pianist Josh Nelson and saxophonist Alex Terrier are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter/vocalist Ilya Serov is at Catalina in Hollywood with a group including pianist Roger Kellaway. Guitarist Tim May is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Wallace Roney is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. The Happiness Band is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Marine Jazz Orchestra is at the CSUN Plaza Del Sol Auditorium in Northridge. M’Phaka is at the Hong Kong Inn in Ventura. Organist Carey Frank is at Three Clubs in Hollywood. Bassist Logan Kane is at Navel in downtown L.A. Guitarist Matt Cohen is at Pips On La Brea in West 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. Guitarist Riner Scivally has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. 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. Saxophonist Shelley Yoelin is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. The 8-Bit Jazz Heroes are at the Rhythm Room in downtown L.A.

Thursday 1/31 – Soft Machine at The Baked Potato

Veteran UK fusion band Soft Machine is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Thu-Fri) featuring John Etheridge on guitar, Roy Babbington on bass, John Marshall on drums, and Theo Travis on keys and reeds. Bassist Mike Gurrola is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Frank Potenza is at Sam First in West L.A. Cuban drummer Calixto Oviedo is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Efo Etoroma, Jr. is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena.  Pianist/vocalist Aaron Akins is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Kamau Kenyatta is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Roberta Gambarini is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Drummer/vocalist Tony Jones is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Lizzy & The Triggermen are at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. The Ken Bauer Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Bassist David Ross is at the downtown L.A. Athletic Club with vocalist Ingrid James. Saxophonist Javier Vergara is at Senor Fish in downtown L.A. Drummer Ben Rose is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vocalist Cassia DeMayo is at Barcito in downtown L.A.  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. Jack’s Cats are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. The Fabus Four are at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 2/1 – Roberta Gambarini at Catalina

Vocalist Roberta Gambarini is at Catalina in Hollywood for the second of three nights (Thu-Sat) with a band including Eric Gunnison on piano, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Aaron Serfaty on drums. Saxophonist Ben Wendel is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Vibraphonist Stefon Harris & Blackout are at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Vibraphonist Simon Moullier is at Sam First in West L.A.  Saxophonists Justo Almario and Teodross Avery offer a tribute to Dexter Gordon at The World Stage in South L.A. Soft Machine is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Percussionist Poncho Sanchez is at the Music Box in San Diego.  Vocalist Ann Kelly is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Devyn Kelly is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Greg Poree is at the Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica.  Bassist Gary Wicks and pianist Jamieson Trotter are at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Saxophonist Nick Gomez is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Guitarist Adam Hawley is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist Josh Johnson plays a rush hour concert at Union Station in downtown 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 L.A. 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 vocalist Reverend Shawn Amos is at the Edye Black Box at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Jack’s Cats are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.

Saturday 2/2 – Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at The Soraya

Pianist Arturo O’Farrill @ The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are at The Soraya at Cal State Northridge. Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Eric Reed is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Pianist Joshua White and drummer Alex Cline are at The World Stage in South L.A. Pianist Bill Cunliffe is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at the Hong Kong Inn in Ventura. Saxophonist Ben Wendel is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Vocalist Roberta Gambarini is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Saxophonist Dr. Bruce Eskovitz celebrates a birthday with a show at Industry Cafe in Culver City.  Andy Garcia & The Cineson All-Stars are at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State Los Angeles. Austrian trumpeter/vocalist Michaela Rabitsch & guitarist Robert Pawlik are at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Bassist/vocalist Munir Hossn is at Sam First in West L.A. Brazilian guitarist Kleber Jorge is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Peter White is at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage.  Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Drummer Ben Rose is at Perch 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. Saturday brunch choices include drummer Kevin Kanner at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Blues guitarist/vocalist Phil Gates is at The Mixx in Pasadena.

Sunday 2/3 – Bennie Maupin at the Moss Theater

Saxophonist Bennie Maupin is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica for a late afternoon show with Chris Williams on trumpet, Darek Oles on bass, David Arnay on piano, Kenny Sara on drums, and Eric McKain on percussion. Bassist Tabari Lake is at Sam First in West L.A. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Toshi Yanangi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Vocalist Susan Edwards Martin is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Raw Silk with vocalist Leslie Lembo is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. 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. Keyboardist Alexander Anderson hosts a jam session at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. The Jazzaholics are at the Tabula Rasa Bar in Hollywood. Jack’s Cats are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Sunday brunch choices include guitarist Frank Potenza 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, saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips On La Brea in West L.A., and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 2/4 – Doug MacDonald at Vitello’s

Guitarist Doug MacDonald celebrates a CD release at Vitello’s in Studio City with Bob Sheppard on sax, Carey Frank on organ, and Ben Scholz on drums. A tribute to Brazilian composer Hermeto Pascoal is offered at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Monday jam sessions include The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., guitarist Kimberly Ford at SOhO in Santa Barbara, pianist Eric Ekstrand at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Riviera 31 in Beverly Hills. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park.

Tuesday 2/5 – David Garfield & The Cats at Bogie’s

Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with James Harrah on guitar, Larry Klimas on sax, Hussain Jiffry on bass, and Gregg Bissonette on drums. The Herbie Hancock Institute Ensemble leads a jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Chazzy Green is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Bassist Tabari Lake is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills with vocalist Sandra Booker. Vocalist Kevin Maxwell is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos and pianist Joshua White are at the Julian Branch Library in Julian. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West 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. 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. True Sole is at Vitello’s in Studio City.

Wednesday 2/6 – Miro Sprague at Blue Whale

Pianist Miro Sprague is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Roni Eytan on harmonica, Daniel Rotem on sax, Anna Butterss on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Drummer Ralph Humphrey, guitarist Adam Levy, and organist Carey Frank are at the LACM Garage in Pasadena. Guitarist Mordy Ferber is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Pianist Josh Nelson is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood.  Drummer Paul Kreibich is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Julie Kelly is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Groove Lexicon is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Joshua White is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs.  Organist Dennis Hamm is at ETA in Highland Park.  Sunny Blue 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. Saxophonist Shelley Yoelin is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs.

 

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