About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of March 11, 2019

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Monday 3/11 – Jason Fabus at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Jason Fabus is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Shane Savala on guitar, Alex Flavell on piano, Nick Ornelas on bass, and Gareth Price on drums. Blanco Diablo opens for drummer Kevin Kanner’s Jazz Jam at The Mint in West L.A. Vocalist Lara Solnicki is at the McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo. 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, 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 3/12 – Isamu McGregor at Blue Whale

Pianist Isamu McGregor is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Benjamin Shepherd on bass and Steve Hass on drums. Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez and percussionist Pedrito Martinez are at The Loft at UCSD La Jolla. Vocalist Renee Olstead is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. John Pisano’s Guitar Night at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank features guest Jamie Findlay. Pianist Sam Hirsh is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. The Peter Myers Jazz Orchestra is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Work In Progress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist/vocalist Gary Stockdale and vocalist Alison Lewis are at Vitello’s in Studio City. 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. Strange Jazz Universe is at Industry Cafe in Culver City. 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. Saxophonist Pat Sheng is at Roscoe’s Jazz Lounge in Long Beach.

Wednesday 3/13 – Antonio Sanchez’s Bad Hombre & Migration at The Soraya

Drummer Antonio Sanchez is at The Soraya at CSUN Northridge for the first of two nights (Wed-Thu) with Chase Baird on sax, John Escreet on piano, Matt Brewer on bass, and Thana Alexa on vocals.  Sun Of Goldfinger is at Zebulon in Silver Lake with David Torn on guitar, Tim Berne on saxophone, and Ches Smith on drums.  Bassist/vocalist Kristin Korb is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Trombonist Jonah Levine is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Trombonist Nick Finzer is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at the La Sierra University Troesh Conference Center in Riverside. Guitarist Dave Hill is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Adi Meyerson is at Sam First in West L.A. Drummer Jose Perez is at the Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Vocalist Daryl Strodes has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Keyboardist/vocalist Rachel Eckroth is at ETA in Highland Park. Drummer David Sierra is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Off Cell is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Eagle Rock. Saxophonist Jeff Pifher is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Organist Carey Frank is at Three Clubs in Hollywood. 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.

Thursday 3/14 – Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Memphis Soulphony at the Barclay Theatre

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Memphis Soulphony are at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Vocalist Raya Yarbrough is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Jeff Parker is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB big band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Keyboardist Dave Meder is at Sam First in West L.A. Drummer Antonio Sanchez is at The Soraya at CSUN Northridge. Bassist/vocalist Kristin Korb is at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist Nir Felder is at the Hong Kong Inn in Ventura. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Lara Solnicki is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at the Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Trombonist Nick Finzer is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. 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 Maria Howell. 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 Le Musique Jazz Band is at The Mixx in Pasadena.

Friday 3/15 – The Trio With Tierney Sutton at Vitello’s

The Trio is at Vitello’s in Studio City with guest vocalist Tierney Sutton featuring Terry Trotter on piano, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Peter Erskine on drums. Trumpeter Avishai Cohen begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist David Binney is at Sam First in West L.A. Keyboardist Carlos Rodgarman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Violinist Yvette Deveraux is at The World Stage in South L.A. The JazzZone is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Bassist Gary Wicks is at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Drummer Joel Taylor is at the 1881 Club in Pasadena. Bassist Paul Gormley is at Whale & Ale Pub in San Pedro. JazzZone is at Roscoe’s Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Vocalist Jeff Robinson is at Pips on La Brea in West L.A. Pianist David Arnay is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Guitarist James Cornelison is at Perch in downtown L.A. The Woody James Big Band plays an early afternoon show at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Vocalist Kevin Ahart is at the Parker Room in Hollywood. Vocalist Drea Courtney is at the Artisan Cheese & Wine Gallery in Studio City. Vocalist Patrick Barnitt is at Barone’s in Valley Glen. Citrus College hosts its annual Battle Of The Big Bands with guest vocalist Barbara Morrison at the Haugh Performing Arts Center in Glendora.

Saturday 3/16 – Billy Childs at Sam First

Pianist Billy Childs is at Sam First in West L.A. with Shai Golan on sax, Joshua Crumbly on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. Bassist Hadrien Feraud is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Avishai Cohen is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist/trombonist Aubrey Logan celebrates a CD release at Vitello’s in Studio City. Keyboardist Rique Pantoja is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Saxophonist Louis Van Taylor is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Lionel Cole is at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Drummer Antonio Sanchez & Migration are at TSRI Auditorium in San Diego. Vocalist Tierney Sutton is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Saxophonist Alex Hahn is at Bourbon Street in Fullerton. Moon Hooch is at the Teragram Ballroom in downtown L.A. Rumproller has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Eric Wiesenthal is at Spaghetti in Seal Beach. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Felix. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. JazzZone is at Roscoe’s Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Vocalist Rose Mallet has the happy hour show at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Saxophonist Hugh On Klein is at the Whale & Ale Pub in San Pedro for an early afternoon show. Saturday brunch choices include saxophonist Harold Land, Jr. at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 3/17 – Charged Particles at The Baked Potato

Charged Particles play the music of Michael Brecker at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Tod Dickow on sax, Murray Low on keys, Aaron Germain on bass, and Jon Krosnick on drums. Trumpeter Mike Cottone is at Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at The York in Highland Park. Vocalist/trombonist Aubrey Logan is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Similar Fashion is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Rohde Fam Jam is at Alva Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Trevor McShane is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Freddie Ravel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Organist Carey Frank is at the Ojai Art Center. Drummer Efa Etoroma, Jr. is at the Grand Central Market 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. Sunday brunch choices include 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 3/18 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with an evening of music from Joe Zawinul, backed by Hadrien Feraud on bass, Brandon Fields on sax, and Gergo Borlai on drums. LAHO is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Guitarist Jeff Parker is at ETA in Highland Park.  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., 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.  Guitarist Doug MacDonald plays a happy hour set at Venus De Fido in Palm Desert.

Tuesday 3/19 – Kristin Korb at Vibrato

Bassist/vocalist Kristin Korb is at Vibrato in Bel Air with pianist Andy Langham and drummer Duncan Moore. Drummer Anthony Fung is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Cat Conner and reedmaster Gene Cipriano are at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills.  John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Frank Potenza.  Dos Bros are at TRiP in Santa Monica. Vocalist/trombonist Aubrey Logan is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Drummer Jose Perez is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Vocalist Anne O’Brien is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. 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. Strange Jazz Universe is at Industry Cafe in Culver City. 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 Brett McDonald Orchestra is at The Country Club in Costa Mesa.

Wednesday 3/20 – Lettuce & John Scofield at The Theatre At Ace Hotel

Lettuce teams with guitarist John Scofield at The Theatre At Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. Cellist Artyom Manukyan is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Mitchell Long is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Marlon Martinez’s Marlonious Jazz Orchestra is at Vitello’s in Studio City with vocalist Josie James. John Pisano’s guest for Guitar Night at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank is Frank Potenza. Saxophonist/vocalist Darryl Walker is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Herbie Hancock Institute Ensemble is at Sam First in West L.A. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Guitarist Dave Askren and saxophonist Jeff Benedict are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Bassist Nick Ornelas has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Bassist Anna Butterss is at ETA in Highland Park. Organist Carey Frank is at Three Clubs in Hollywood. 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 Cal State Northridge Jazz Band is at the Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A.

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