About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of June 10, 2019

Larry Carlton

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. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A. 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.  Composer Dennis Dreith celebrates a birthday at Vibrato in Bel Air with a big band show featuring vocalists Ellis Hall and Sandra Booker.  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.

Thursday 6/13 – Bob Sheppard at Sam First

Saxophonist Bob Sheppard begins a two-night (Thu-Fri) run at Sam First in West L.A. with John Beasley on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Christian Euman on drums. Pianist Adam Hersh is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB big band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita is at The Muck in Fullerton. Guitarist Frank Potenza & pianist Joe Bagg are at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist Larry Carlton is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton are at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Greg Poree is at Blue Guitar in Pasadena. Saxophonist Flavia Bullet is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Strange Jazz Universe hosts a jazz jam at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Drummer Homero Chavez & Una Noche are at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Vocalist Donna Deussen & guitarist Jim Fox are at the Thai Fusion Bistro in West Hills. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. The Ken Bauer Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. 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. Saxophonist David Patterson is at Pips On La Brea. Saxophonist Paul Navidad is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 6/14 – Alan Broadbent & Tierney Sutton at the Moss Theater

Pianist Alan Broadbent is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica with vocalist Tierney Sutton, backed by Harvie S. on bass and Kendall Kay on drums. Pianist Eric Reed is at The Muck in Fullerton. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at Sam First in West L.A. Drummer Clayton Cameron has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Bassist Benjamin Shepherd is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Larry Carlton is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton are at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Michael Feinstein christens the newly-renamed Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Natalie Mendoza & The Fabus Four are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. 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. California Feetwarmers have the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Tony Galla is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Theresa Golden is at The World Stage in South L.A. Jack’s Cats are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Andy Cowan & pianist Nina Beck are at The Brittania Pub in Santa Monica.

Saturday 6/15 – Terreon Gully at Sam First

Drummer Terreon Gully is at Sam First in West L.A. with Greg Spero on keys and Benjamin Shepherd on bass. Pianist Fabian Almazan is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Alan Broadbent leads an instrumental trio at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Guitarist Larry Carlton is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Postmodern Jukebox is at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. Vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton are at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Michael Feinstein is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Todd Hunter is at Chess Park Tavern in Glendale. Down To The Bone is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Chino Espinoza has the free Saturday Latin show at LACMA in West L.A. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guest saxophonist Matt Maldonado. 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 drummer Roy McCurdy at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 6/16 – Ann Hampton Callaway at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s

Pianist/vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City for the first of two nights (Sun-Mon). Keyboardist Don Randi is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Sal Lozano’s All In is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Brazilian composer Arthur Verocai leads a group for a pair of shows at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Pianist Alan Broadbent leads a trio including guitarist Larry Koonse at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at The York in Highland Park. Vocalist Spencer Day is at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Pianist Fabian Almazan is at The Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Violinist Fabrice You is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem plays an afternoon show at Union Station 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. Guitarist Angelo Metz is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. Sunday brunch choices include trumpeter Carl Saunders at SOhO in Santa Barbara, trombonist Paul Young at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., the V-Tones 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 Jazz Martyrs are at The Marine Room Tavern in Laguna Beach.

Monday 6/17 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Doug Webb on sax, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Guitarist Max Kutner is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist/vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City.  The Comet Is Coming is at the Lodge Room in Highland Park.  Vocalist Seth MacFarlane is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Logan Kane opens for drummer Kevin Kanner’s Jazz Jam at The Mint in West L.A. Quarteto Jacaré with flutist Rebecca Kleinmann is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Vocalist Maria Schaefer & trumpeter Brad Black are at the 17th Street Grill in Tustin. 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.

Tuesday 6/18 – Quarteto Jacaré at Blue Whale

Quarteto Jacaré with flutist Rebecca Kleinmann is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Rafael Amarante on guitar, Scott Thompson on bass, and Rafael Barata on drums. Drummer Roy McCurdy is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Pianist Judy Carmichael is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City with guitarist Larry Koonse. Vocalist Shoshana Bush is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids are at Zebulon in Silverlake. Guitarist Molly Miller is at The York in Highland Park.  Vocalist Julie Newsome is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at The Country Club in Costa Mesa. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Jim Fox. 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.

Wednesday 6/19 – Third Eye at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Drummer Nasheet Waits’ Third Eye is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Abraham Burton on sax and Eric McPherson on drums. Percussionist Pete Escovedo is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Sam First in West L.A.  Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Matt Politano is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Melissa Manchester is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. Pianist Masumi Yamamoto is at Kulak’s Woodshed in North Hollywood. Vocalist Maria Schaefer is at the 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. Guitarist/vocalist Daryl Strodes has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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