About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of June 17, 2019

Dee Dee Bridgewater

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. Vocalist Howie Levine is at Las Hadas in Northridge.

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. Pianist Matt Politano is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at Catalina in Hollywood. 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. 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. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at 1642 in downtown L.A.

Thursday 6/20 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Scott Kinsey on keys, Janek Gwizdala on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Bassist Billy Mohler is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist/trombonist Aubrey Logan is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Lanie Kazan begins a two-night (Thu-Fri) run at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. Trombone group Slide FX is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim. Bassist Eric Revis is at The Edison in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Flavia Bullet is at the Smoke House Restaurant in Burbank. Vocalist Byron Motley is at Catalina in Hollywood. Jazz Moves are at The Mixx in Pasadena. Guitarist Matt Cohen is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Saxophonist Woody Mankowski is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. The Bolivar Brothers are at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Donna Deussen and guitarist Jim Fox are at the Thai Fusion Bistro in West Hills. The Ken Bauer Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Bassist David Ross is at the downtown LA Athletic Club with guest vocalist Jesse Palter.  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. Pianist/vocalist Marina Pacowski and guitarist Steve Cotter are at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 6/21 – Peter Erskine’s Dr. Um at The Baked Potato

Drummer Peter Erskine opens a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at the Baked Potato in Studio City for his Dr. Um project with John Beasley on keys, Benjamin Shepherd on bass, and Bob Sheppard on sax. Keyboardist Patrice Rushen is at The World Stage in South L.A. Saxophonist Chris Lewis is at Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos plays a tribute to Kenny Dorham at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Ethio Cali is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Saxophonist Danny Janklow has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Lanie Kazan is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at the Original Farmers Market in West L.A. Jazz Zone is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Guitarist Blake Aaron is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Calabria Foti and trombonist Bob McChesney have the summer free jazz Friday show at the Segerstrom Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa. Saxophonist Darnell Wyrick is at the Back Bay Bistro in Newport Beach. 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.

Saturday 6/22 – Dee Dee Bridgewater at Walt Disney Hall

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater headlines the KJZZ Summer Benefit Concert at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Kenny Garrett is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Drummer Joe La Barbera is at Sam First in West L.A. with Daniel Szabo on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Larry Koonse on guitar. Pianist Joshua White leads a quartet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Peter Erskine’s Dr. Um is at the Baked Potato in Studio City. The Little Brasil Trio is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Trumpeter Richard Grant is at The World Stage in South L.A. Trombonist Francisco Torres has the free Saturday Latin show at LACMA in West L.A. Saxophonist Dale Fielder is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Pianist Lou Forestieri and vocalist Corliss Dale are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Kait Dunton has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Darren Rahn is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Along For The Ride with guest saxophonist Robert Kyle is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. 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. 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 Chuck Johnson at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The Wiseguys Big Band is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Vocalist AJ Lambert is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs.

Sunday 6/23 – Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band at Catalina

Saxophonist/pianist Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band is at Catalina in Hollywood with Brian Scanlon on saxophone, Mike Rocha on trumpet, Francisco Torres on trombone, Andrew Synowiec on guitar, Kevin Axt on bass, Ray Brinker on drums, Joey De Leon on percussion, and Vangie Gunn on vocals. Drummer Joe La Barbera is at Sam First in West L.A. with a quartet including pianist John Beasley. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Clarinetist John Tegmeyer is at The York in Highland Park. Keyboardist Jake Silverman and guitarist James Nolan split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Steve Cotter is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Drummer Al Williams is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalists Laura Pursell & Patrick Burnitt are at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. The LA Jazz Society’s annual afternoon Vibe Summit is at the Canoga Park Elks Lodge. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard and vocalist Maria Puga Lareo are at the Fantasy Spring Resort in Indio for an afternoon show. Drummer Kevin Yokota is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. California Feetwarmers are at Seven Grand 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 saxophonist Doug Webb at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., pianist Sunny Na and vocalist Cheryl Conley are 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.

Monday 6/24 – Tierney Sutton at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s

Vocalist Tierney Sutton celebrates a CD release with Christian Jacob on piano, Kevin Axt and Trey Henry on basses, and Ray Brinker on drums. Pianists Maksim Velichkin and Sabine Pothier are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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., 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 6/25 – Javo Barrera at The Baked Potato

Drummer Javo Barrera is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Anthony Crawford on bass, Isamu Mcgregor on keys, and Donald Hayes on sax. Vocalist Janis Mann is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Drummer Kevin Yokota is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vibraphonist Simon Moullier is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Blanco Diablo opens for clarinetist John Tegmeyer at TRiP in Santa Monica. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest violinist Charlie Bisharat. 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 6/26 – Oz Noy at Blue Whale

Guitarist Oz Noy is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Larry Goldings on keys, Sean Hurley on bass, and Aaron Sterling on drums. Harmonica player Gregoire Maret is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Lock Reese is at Catalina in Hollywood with special guests including saxophonist Doug Webb. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi celebrates a CD release at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Mindi Abair celebrates a CD release at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist Charles Owens has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Catatonic is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Jun Ilda is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Work In Progress is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at the Troesh Conference Center in Riverside. 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.

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