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

Lettuce w/John Scofield

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.   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. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. Guitarist Bruce Forman is at the Hong Kong Inn in Ventura. 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.

Thursday 3/21 – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson at Blue Whale

Violist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Devin Daniels on sax, Alison Bjorkedal on harp, Dennis Hamm on keys, Benjamin J. Shepherd on bass, Timothy Angulo on drums, and Carlos Niño on percussion. Pianist Miro Sprague is at Sam First in West L.A. Brand X is at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Pianist Jon Mayer is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Drummer Jason Lee Bruns is at Catalina in Hollywood with a band including vocalist Kevin Bachelder. Vocalist Mandy Kemp celebrates a CD release at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Chris Dawson is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Natasha Agrama is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim. Vocalist Michelle Coltrane is at the Westlake Brewing Company in Westlake Village. Bassist Zephyr Avalon and the Translucent Ham Sandwich Band split a bill at Harvelle’s in Long Beach. Vocalist Maryanne Reall is at The Gardenia in West Hollywood. Charged Particles are the Cerritos Public Library. The Organ Donors are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist Matt Cohen is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Strange Jazz Universe hosts a jazz jam at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Vocalist Donna Deussen and guitarist Tom Rizzo are at the Thai Fusion Bistro in West Hills. 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. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is are The Press Restaurant in Claremont. The Louis Prima, Jr. Big Band is at the French Quarter in Bellflower.

Friday 3/22 – Michael Wolff at Vitello’s

Pianist Michael Wolff is at Vitello’s in Studio City with bassist Darek Oles and drummer Peter Erskine. Pianist Joshua White is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Dan Schnelle is at Sam First in West L.A. Violinist Karen Briggs is at The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Alicia Olatuja is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Brand X is at The Canyon in Santa Clarita. Vocalist Jane Monheit is at Casa Romantica in San Clemente. Pianist Matt Politano is at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga.  Brazilian vocalist/guitarist Teka is at Vibrato in Bel Air.   Cosmosquad is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Ipanema Lounge Trio is at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank. 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. The Vignes Rooftop Revival has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Oui’ 3 is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Sharyn Winters is at the Artisan Cheese & Wine Gallery in Studio City.

Saturday 3/23 – Catherine Russell at Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Vocalist Catherine Russell is at the Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. The LA Phil presents a program dedicated to the work of Oscar Peterson at Walt Disney Hall featuring eight pianists. Brand X is at The Rose in Pasadena. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Charles Owens is at The World Stage in South L.A. Bassist Kevin O’Neal is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Olegario Diaz is at Sam First in West L.A. Cuban pianist Omar Sosa is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica.  Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Vocalists Sherry Williams and Janis Mann are at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana. The Yerevan Quartet is at The Stage in Burbank. Keyboardist Lao Tizer at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalists Candi Sosa & Cristina Rebull are at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Saxophonist Louis Van Taylor 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. Vocalist Rose Mallet 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. The Electones have the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Saturday brunch choices include vocalist Marina Pacowski at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 3/24 – Paul Peress at The Baked Potato

Drummer Paul Peress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Toshi Yanagi on guitar, Deron Johnson on keys, and Ernest Tibbs on bass. Brand X is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Saxophonist Phil Norman’s Tentet is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Pianist John Chin is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Issac Wilson is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Sunnie Paxson is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Barbara Morrison does the Jazz ‘N Paz series at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena. Guitarist Adam Levy is at The York in Highland Park. Drummer Al Williams is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Gerald Clayton and bassist John Clayton are at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalists including Meloney Collins and Tim Gill perform an Alzheimer’s benefit at Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Soul Sauce is at Roscoe’s Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Pianist Jeff Colella plays a solo afternoon house concert for the Salon On Buffalo in Valley Glen. Paris Chansons are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Estilo Y Gracia is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Jazz In Pink is at Harvelle’s in Long Beach. 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. The Vignes Rooftop Revival plays a happy hour show at Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Guitarists Brian Nova and Howard Paul play an afternoon show at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio. Sunday brunch choices include bassist/vocalist Kristin Korb at SOhO in Santa Barbara, guitarist Jacques Lesure 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 3/25 – Claude Hall at The Baked Potato

Vocalist Claude Hall is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jamieson Trotter on keys, Gabe Davis on bass, Peter Buck on drums, and Joey De Leon on percussion. Flutist Rebecca Kleinmann is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Jazz Cartel is at Vitello’s in Studio City. The Jazz Butchers open for drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam at The Mint in West L.A. Guitarist Jeff Parker is 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. 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. Trumpeter John Reynolds is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Tuesday 3/26 – Doug Webb at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jamie Kime on guitar, Mitchel Forman on keys, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Danny Carey on drums. Bassist Jake Leckie is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Janis Mann is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at TRiP in Santa Monica. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Brian Nova. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. 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.

Wednesday 3/27 – Otmaro Ruiz at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Pianist Otmaro Ruiz is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Sezin Ahmet Turkmenoglu on bass, Jimmy Branly on drums, and Bob Sheppard on saxophone. The Dave Richards Big Band is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Drummer Alex Snydman is at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist Pete Escovedo is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Keyboardist Bobby Lyle and bassist Bunny Brunel are at Catalina in Hollywood. Brand X is at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. Galactic Booty Company is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Trumpeter Bijon Watson is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach with vocalist Lucy Woodward.   Vocalist Elizabeth Lamers is at Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Guitarist Riner Scivally has the happy hour show at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Drummer Dean Mucetti is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Vocalist Debbie Joyce is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. The Tex Beneke Orchestra is at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Vocalist Marina Pacowski is at the Hong Kong Inn in Ventura. 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.

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