About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of March 25, 2019

Abdullah Ibrahim

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. Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain is at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Vocalist Marina Pacowski is at the Hong Kong Inn in Ventura.  Guitarist Molly Miller is at ETA ih Nighland Park.  Saxophonist Dave Victorino is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. 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 3/28 – Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre at Catalina

Pianist Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre celebrate a birthday at Catalina in Hollywood with Justo Almario on sax, Ross Schodek on bass, Jimmy Branly on drums, and Christian Moraga on percussion. Organist Larry Goldings is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain is at CAP UCLA Royce Hall in Westwood. Vocalist Mariana De Moraes is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Catatonic is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Farofa is at Sam First in West L.A. Flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Teryn Re’ is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Vocalist Mark Christian Miller is at The Merc in Temecula. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at the Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. The JazzZone Trio is at Roscoe’s Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Saxophonist Woody Mankowski is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Strange Jazz Universe hosts a jazz jam at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. 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 Sidney Jacobs.  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. Angela O’Neill & The Outrageous 8 are at The Mixx in Pasadena. Sunny Blue is at Pips On La Brea in West Hollywood.

Friday 3/29 – Bill Cunliffe at Sam First

Pianist Bill Cunliffe is at Sam First in West L.A. with Darek Oles on bass and Peter Erskine on drums. Pianist Laurence Hobgood is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Mary Stallings is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli is at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Pianist Josh Nelson begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Dwight Trible celebrates a CD release at The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Lynda Carter begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Ana Gazzola is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. JazzZone is at The Mixx in Pasadena. 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. 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 Big Butter Jazz Band has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Tony Galla is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Happiness Band is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Bassist Teddy Bang is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City.

Saturday 3/30 – Josh Nelson at Blue Whale

Pianist Josh Nelson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Larry Goldings on keys, Daniel Rotem on sax, Anthony Wilson on guitar, Kathleen Grace on vocals, Anna Butterss on bass, and Mark Ferber on drums. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with guest saxophonist Ernie Watts. The LA Jazz Quartet is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Abdullah Ibrahim is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed and bassist Henry Franklin lead a quartet at The World Stage in south L.A. Vocalist Julie Kelly is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Bassist Luther Hughes is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli is at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at Art Share LA in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos and pianist/vocalist Sarah McKenzie are at the San Diego Museum Of Art. Guitarist Julian Coryell is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Lynda Carter is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Donavan/Muradian Quartet is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Percussionist Poncho Sanchez is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Percussionist Homero Chavez & Una Noche are at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Guitarist Yu Ooka is at the Happa Restaurant in Gardena. Vocalist Phyllis Causey is at The Gardenia in West Hollywood.  Drummer Joey Heredia is at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank.  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 Von Kleist is at the Whale & Ale Pub in San Pedro for an early afternoon show. TrioKait has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Saturday brunch choices include drummer Roy McCurdy at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Ginger & The Hoosier Daddys are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Baltaire in Brentwood.

Sunday 3/31 – Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya at the Moss Theater

Pianist Abdullah Ibrahim plays an early evening show at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica with Anoah Jackson on bass, Will Terrill on drums, Cleave Guyton Jr., Lance Bryant and Marshall McDonald on saxophones, and Andrae Murchison on trumpet. Pianist Connie Han is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Michael Ragonese is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Sarah Lessire is is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Off Cell and Lauren Baba are at Battery Books & Music in Pasadena. Saxophonist Chazzy Green is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Kirk Andres Wilson is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Dorian Holley is at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at Barone’s in Valley Glen. Saxophonist Keith McKelley is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. California Feetwarmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Drummer Don Littleton is at Roscoe’s Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. The Vignes Rooftop Revival 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. The Vignes Rooftop Revival plays a happy hour show at Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Sunday brunch choices include the LA Jazz Society’s Bill Green Mentorship Program at Catalina in Hollywood, the Bobby Chavez L.A. Mambo All Star Orchestra 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 4/1 – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band at Vibrato

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist/vocalist Daniela Spagnolo is at Vitello’s in Studio City with John Chiodini on guitar, Rick Shaw on bass, and guest pianist Bill Cunliffe. Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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 Herbie Hancock Institute Ensemble at The World Stage in South L.A., 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. The Santa Barbara City College Jazz Band is at SOhO in Santa Barbara.

Tuesday 4/2 – Matthew Gordy at The Write-Off Room

Drummer Matthew Gordy is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills with Ron Stout on trumpet, Rob Lockart on sax, Ido Meshulam on trombone, Sam Hirsh on keys, and Chris Colangelo on bass. Saxophonist Vinny Golia is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Vocalist Annie Trousseau is at Vibrato in Bel Air. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Thom Rotella. Oui’ 3 is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Tim Fenton 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.

Wednesday 4/3 – Dave Slonaker Big Band at Vitello’s

The Dave Slonaker Big Band is at Vitello’s in Studio City with Brian Scanlon, Kevin Garren, Rob Lockart, Tom Luer, Tim McKay on saxophones; Wayne Bergeron, Rob Shaer, Kye Palmer, Michael Stever on trumpets; Bob McChesney, Andy Martin, Erik Hughes, Bill Reichenbach on trombones; Chuck Berghofer, bass; Peter Erskine, drums; and Ed Czach, piano. The Brothers Of The Situation are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Theo Croker is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Drummer Martin Diller is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Marilyn Scott is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Natasha Agrama is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Trumpeter/vibraphonist Bob DeSena is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. Vocalist Nicole Phyllis Hyman is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. 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.

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