About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of June 3, 2019

Terence Blanchard & The E-Collective

Monday 6/3 – Remy Le Boeuf at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Miro Sprague on piano, Karl McComas-Reichl on bass, and Malachi Whitson on drums. Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Freddy Cole is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Blanco Diablo opens 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. 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. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Eat Drink Americano in downtown L.A. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. The UCLA Jazz Combos are at Schoenberg Music Hall in Westwood.

Tuesday 6/4 – Tom Scott & The LA Express at Vibrato

Saxophonist Tom Scott & The LA Express are at Vibrato in Bel Air with Mitchel Forman on keys, Chris Colangelo on bass, Andrew Synowiec on guitar, and Gary Novak on drums. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Matthew Gordy is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. The Herbie Hancock Institute Ensemble fronts a jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist John Stephens is at Catalina in Hollywood. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree is at TRiP in Santa Monica. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Drummer Sash Aghamyan is at Tavern On Brand in Glendale. 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. Pianist Derrik Lewis is at The Tropicale in Palm Springs. The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Guitarist Daniel Newheiser is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The UCLA Big Band is at Schoenberg Hall in Westwood.

Wednesday 6/5 – Daniel Rotem at Sam First

Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Sam First in West L.A. with Vardan Ovsepian on piano, Anna Butterss on bass, and Christian Euman on drums. Trumpeter Ron King’s Big Band is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. The Brothers Of The Situation are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Hitomi Oba is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West L.A. Guitarist Riner Scivally is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Saxophonist Jason Fabus is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs with vocalist Natalie Mendoza. Juniper Grove is at Art Share LA in downtown Los Angeles. Vocalist MishCatt is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Benn Clatworthy has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Guitarist Jared Sachs is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. 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. The DE Quartet is at the Oyster Bar in Studio City.

Thursday 6/6 – Bill Cunliffe at The Muck

Pianist Bill Cunliffe leads his Latin “Imaginacion” band at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton with guest trumpeter Chuck Findley. Vocalist Kristin Berardi is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Noah Garebedian is at Sam First in West L.A. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Merc in Temecula. Drummer Kevin Kanner is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim.  Trumpeter/vibraphonist Bob DeSena is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Don Most is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Maria Schaefer and trumpeter Brad Black are at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Isela Sotelo is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran opens the summer Music On The Main series at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. The Ken Bauer Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Prank in downtown L.A. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. 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. Drummer Tyler Hammond is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Vocalist Cassia DeMayo is at Barcito in downtown L.A. Pianist Derrik Lewis is at The Tropicale in Palm Springs. The Jazz Holiday Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Blues harmonica player Chef Dave Rozier is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Friday 6/7 – Romain Collin at Blue Whale

Pianist Romain Collin is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Charles Altura on guitar and Jharis Yokley on drums. Drummer Virgil Donati is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Joshua White is at The World Stage in South L.A. Guitarist Frank Potenza is at Sam First in West L.A.  Saxophonist Robert Kyle is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Saxophonist Ernie Watts has the free Friday show at LACMA in West L.A. Saxophonist Phil Norman’s Tentet is the the Segerstrom Argyle Plaza in Costa Mesa. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Mudbug Brass Band is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Ana Gazzola is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Janice Anderson is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Violinist Jenny Scheinman and drummer Allison Miller are at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Guitarist Dave Askren and saxophonist Jeff Benedict are at the Canyon Crest Winery in Riverside. Bassist Jennifer York is at the Original Farmers Market in West L.A. Saxophonist Joyce Spencer is at Regency West in South L.A. Ugly Beauty plays music of Thelonious Monk at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. 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. The Woody James Big Band plays an early afternoon show at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. The Vignes Rooftop Revival has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Angela O’Neill & The Outrageous 8 are at The Mixx in Pasadena. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at The Brittania Pub in Santa Monica.

Saturday 6/8 – Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

Day One of the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl features acts including Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective, Angélique Kidjo, and Benny Golson. Guitarist Frank Gambale is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Max Haymer begins a two-night (Sat-Sun) live recording session at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist Dale Fielder celebrates a CD release at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Saxophonist Justo Almario is at The World Stage in South L.A. Violinist Jenny Scheinman and drummer Allison Miller are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Jon Mayer and vocalist Jackie Ryan play a house concert at The G Spot in Highland Park. Keyboardist/vocalist Wayne Linsey is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Estani Frizzell is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Vocalist Ed Romero is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Brazilian guitarist Roge has the free Saturday Latin show at LACMA in West L.A. Guitarist Blake Aaron is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Brazilian vocalist Sonia Santos is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Guitarist Yu Ooka plays with vocalist Barbara Morrison at the Happa Restaurant in Gardena. 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. 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. Saturday brunch choices include trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank and saxophonist Dan Kaneyuki at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Rumproller has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist Dan Zimmerman plays a happy hour set at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Black Market Reverie does a morning performance at the Glendale Central Library. The Jazz For Love Big Band does an evening show at Light Space Studios in Gardena.

Sunday 6/9 – Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

Day Two of the Playboy Jazz Festival continues with featured acts including Boz Scaggs, the Maceo Parker Big Band, The Cookers, and Donny McCaslin. Pianist George Kahn is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trombonist John Hatamiya’s Big Band is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Lorraina Marro is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Brazilian pianist Joao Donato is at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Pianist David Arnay is at The York in Highland Park. Pianist Bradley Young plays a late afternoon tribute to Hampton Hawes at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica. Organist Carey Frank is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. The Ghosts Of Echo Park are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Keri Kelsey is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. 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. Guitarist Angelo Metz is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. Sunday brunch choices include guitarist Jacques Lesure at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., pianist Sunny Na and vocalist Cheryl Conley at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, 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. The John Stephens Big Band plays an afternoon show at BMPAC in South L.A.

Monday 6/10 – Sean Harrison at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Sean Harrison is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Michael Orenstein on keys, Azmuth on keys/trombone, Jack Severino on bass, and special guest Sasha Berliner on vibes. Vocalist Seth MacFarlane is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Jeff Parker is at ETA in Highland Park. Monday jam sessions include the Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., the monthly Blues Power jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City, 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 Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Eat Drink Americano in downtown L.A.

Tuesday 6/11 – Jeff Babko at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Jeff Babko is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Johnson on bass, Chad Wackerman on drums, and Charlie Bisharat on violin. Trumpeter Chris Williams is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Judy Wexler celebrates a CD release at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Sam Hirsh is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Pianist/vocalist Tyler Traband is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Drummer Jose Perez is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Bassist Gary Wicks is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Bassist Jonny Flaugher is at The York in Highland Park. Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Mike Anthony. 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. Guitarist Mark Leggett is at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Swing Thing Band with vocalist Grace Fae is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Trombonist Steve Johnson plays a happy hour set at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Pianist Derrik Lewis is at The Tropicale in Palm Springs. The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Wednesday 6/12 – Larry Carlton at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Larry Carlton begins a four-night (Wed-Sat) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Greg Mathieson on organ, Steve Ferrone on drums, and Travis Carlton on bass. Saxophonist Jordan Leicht is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Steph Richards is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton begin a four-night (Wed-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist Jeff Pifher is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Bassist Brandon Fansher is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Pianist Ron Kobayashi has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Liela Avila 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. 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. The DE Quartet is at the Oyster House in Studio City. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Pianist Daniel Kelly plays an afternoon show at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs.

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