About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of February 18, 2019

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Monday 2/18 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Bob Reynolds on sax, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gary Novak on drums.  Clarinetist Ken Peplowski is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Sy Smith is at Vitello’s. I’m Sorry and Norwegian Legal Team split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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. Violinist Benny Brydern is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at the 17th Street Grill in Tustin.

Tuesday 2/19 – Janis Mann at The Write-Off Room

Vocalist Janis Mann is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills with Andy Langham on piano, Roy McCurdy on drums, and Tabari Lake on bass.  Vocalist Mark Christian Miller is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Issac Wilson is at at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Aaron Diehl is at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Guitarist Nels Cline is at the The Loft UCSD in La Jolla. Vocalist Dwight Trible is at the Jan Popper Theater at UCLA in Westwood. Vocalist Teryn Re’ fronts a big band at The Country Club in Costa Mesa. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Jim Fox. Vocalists Annette Warren and Bob Remstein are at Catalina in Hollywood. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Dos Bros are at TRiP in Santa Monica. Vocalist Shoshana Bean is at The Standard in West Hollywood. 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.

Wednesday 2/20 – Robby Marshall at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Robby Marshall celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Adam Ratner on guitar, Greg Swiller on bass, and Kevin Yokota on drums. Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. The Brothers Of The Situation are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Adam Levy is at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist Houston Person is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Pianist/vocalist Diane Marino is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Anne Walsh is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Alex Hahn is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Vocalists including Cathy Segal-Garcia, Mon David and more play a water benefit at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Mark Letteri is at the Mayfair Hotel in downtown L.A. Guitarist Nels Cline is at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Bassist/vocalist Munir Hossn is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Pianist Ron Kobayashi has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Guitarist Riner Scivally is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Guitarist Bruce Forman is at the Hong Kong Inn in Ventura. Bassist/vocalist Tal Wilkenfeld is at the Moroccan Lounge in downtown L.A.  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 2/21 – Larry Carlton at The Coach House

Guitarist Larry Carlton is at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano with Ruslan Sirota on keys, Travis Carlton on bass, and Gene Coye on drums.  Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Nadav Peled is at Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter John Daversa’s Small Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Al Williams is at The Merc in Temecula. Drummer Matt Gordy is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim. Strunz & Farah are at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Maryanne Reall is at The Gardenia in West Hollywood. The White Blinds are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Baltaire in Brentwood.  Guitarist Matt Cohen is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. 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. 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. Jack’s Cats are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. The Strange Jazz Universe Jazz Jam is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 2/22 – Alan Pasqua at Sam First

Pianist Alan Pasqua is at Sam First in West L.A. with Darek Oles on bass and Conor Malloy on drums. Flugelhornist John Raymond & Reel Feels celebrate a CD release over the first of two nights (Fri-Sat) at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Ralph Petersen’s Messenger Legacy sextet is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Polly Gibbons is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Amy Keys is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist/vocalist Keiko Matsui is at The Rose in Pasadena. Vocalist Angie Wells is at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at Artisan Cheese & Wine in Studio City. Brazilian vocalist/guitarist Teka is at the Hong Kong Inn in Ventura. The Four Freshmen are at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Baltaire in Brentwood. 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. Jack’s Cats are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Kevin Ahart is at the Parker Room in Hollywood. Vocalist Jaime Van Der Sluys is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Bassist Teddy Bang is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City.

Saturday 2/23 – Snarky Puppy & The LA Philharmonic at Walt Disney Hall

Snarky Puppy teams with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vince Mendoza at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom is at Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter John Daversa is at the McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo. Bassist Stanley Clarke is at Musicians Institute Live House in Hollywood for a scholarship benefit concert.  Saxophonist Azar Lawrence is at Roscoe’s Jazz Lounge in Long Beach.  Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Flugelhornist John Raymond & Reel Feels celebrate a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist/vocalist Anthony Wilson is at The World Stage in South L.A. Saxophonist Tom Scott is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Pianist/vocalist Keiko Matsui is at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs.  Drummer Ralph Petersen’s Messenger Legacy Sextet is at The Merc in Temecula for an afternoon concert. Vocalist Janis Mann is is at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana. Saxophonist Robert Kyle is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  The DD Horns have the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. NuJazz is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Donovan/Muradian Quintet is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. JazzZone is at Roscoe’s Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. 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 pianist Sam Hirsh at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 2/24 – John Daversa Small Band at Blue Whale

The John Daversa Small Band is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Robby Marshall and Katisse Buckingham on saxes, Tommy King on keys, Jerry Watts on bass, and Chaun Horton on drums. Saxophonist Tom Scott & The LA Express are at The Rose in Pasadena.  Drummer Charles Ruggerio is at Sam First in West L.A.   Tritone Asylum is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.  Black Market Reverie with bassist/vocalist Lyman Medeiros and vocalist Renee Myera kick off the spring Jazz ‘N Paz late afternoon series at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena.  Snarky Puppy is at UCSB Campbell Hall in Santa Barbara. Vocalist Polly Gibbons is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The Four Freshmen are at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. California Feetwarmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. 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. The Jazzaholics are at the Tabula Rasa Bar in Hollywood. Jack’s Cats are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi plays an afternoon show at the 12th Floor Lounge at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio. 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, saxophonist Cal Bennett at Pips On La Brea in West L.A., and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 2/25 – The Jazz Butchers + Kevin Kanner Jazz Jam at The Mint

The Jazz Butchers open for drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Ricky Z is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Rachel Kaplan is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at the Hong Kong Inn in Ventura. The Candy Jacket Jazz Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.  The Tom Kubis Big Band is at the Gaslamp in Long Beach.  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. Guitarist Jeff Parker is at ETA in Highland Park. 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 2/26 – VDE Group at Blue Whale

Drummer Kevin van dan Elzen is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Bob Sheppard and Dick Oatts on saxophones, Eric Reed on piano, and Anna Butterss on bass. Drummer Javo Barrera is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Drummer Matthew Gordy is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills.  John Pisano’s Guitar Night at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank features guest Pat Kelley. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Charles McPherson is at the TSRI Auditorium in San Diego. Angel & His Mambokat Combo are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Shoshana Bean is at The Standard in West Hollywood. 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 evening show with the Big Butter Jazz Band. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.

Wednesday 2/27 – Matthew Gordy at Blue Whale

Drummer Matthew Gordy leads a sextet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Ron Stout on trumpet, Rob Lockart on saxes, Ido Meshulam on trombone, Sam Hirsh on keyboards, and Karl McComas-Reichl on bass. The Herbie Hancock Institute Ensemble plays a show at Sam First in West L.A. with special guest saxophonist Dick Oatts. Bassist Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Guitarist Will Brahm is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Trumpeter Joel Schnaper is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Vocalist Henry Prego is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Bill Spoke has the happy hour show at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Debbie Joyce 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. 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 Happiness Jazz Band is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

 

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