About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of June 24, 2019

Bennie Maupin

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. Bassist Anna Butterss 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. Vocalist Debbie Joyce is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. 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.

Thursday 6/27 – Jon Mayer at Blue Guitar

Pianist Jon Mayer is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena with Will Lyle on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums. Bassist Oskar Cartaya is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Jonathan Pinson and vocalist Melogia are at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Pianist Amina Figarova is at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Jazz In Pink is at the Mission Playhouse in San Gabriel. Vocalist Mari Nobre is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.  The Lounge Trio is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Saxophonist Wes Smith is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Mon David is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. Pianist Ben Rosenblum is 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 L.A. Athletic Club with guest vocalist Elaine Woodard.  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. Sunny Blue is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Bakers Brew is at Sunspace in Sunland. Saxophonist Benn Clatworthy is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 6/28 – David Murray & Kahil El’Zabar at the Moss Theater

Saxophonist David Murray and percussionist Kahil El’Zabar are at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Drummer Matt Slocum celebrates a CD release at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist Bennie Maupin is at The World Stage in South L.A. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Luca Alemanno at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Andrea Miller has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Cheryl Barnes and drummer Paul Kreibich have the free Friday jazz show at the Segerstrom Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa. Flutist/vocalist Kaylene Peoples is at the Back Bay Bistro in Newport Beach. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Janet Orsi is at Les Amis in Fullerton. 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. Bassist Teddy Bang is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at the Pali Wine Company in downtown L.A.

Saturday 6/29 – Bennie Maupin at The World Stage

Saxophonist Bennie Maupin is at The World Stage in South L.A. for the second of two nights (Sat-Sun). Saxophonist Eric Alexander is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Keyboardist Isamu McGregor is at Sam First in West L.A.   Saxophonist Justo Almario has the free late afternoon Latin music show at LACMA in West L.A.  Endangered Blood is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Vocalist Carolyn Martinez is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist David Benoit and vocalist Oleta Adams are with the Asia America Youth Symphony at the Marsee Auditorium in Torrance. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at The Cave in Big Bear Lake. Saxophonist Bill Ungerman has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Chloe Perrier is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Jack’s Cats are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Incendio is at Spaghettini in Seal 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 bassist Brandon Fansher at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 6/30 – Jane Monheit at Feistein’s at Vitello’s

Vocalist Jane Monheit is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City with Max Haymer on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Rick Montalbano on drums. The Orchestre Surreal is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Susan Krebs leads a Jazz Aviary concert at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana. Vocalist Dwight Trible is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Guitarist/vocalist Victor San Pedro is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Organist Carey Frank celebrates a birthday at The York in Highland Park. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Drummer Peter Buck is at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A. Brazilian keyboardist/vocalist Marcos Valle is at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Saxophonist Jazmin Ghent is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.  Vocalist Sherry Williams does a late afternoon show at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego.  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 trombone group Slide FX 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 Vignes Rooftop Revival is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Garfield Park in South Pasadena. Pianist Nina Beck & vocalist Andy Cowan are at The Brittania Pub in Santa Monica.

Monday 7/1 – Rebecca Jade & Peter Sprague at Feisntein’s at Vitello’s

Vocalist Rebecca Jade and guitarist Peter Sprague play the music of Cole Porter at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Blanco Diablo opens for drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam session at The Mint in west L.A. Bassists Zephyr Avalon and Robert Trusko split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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, the SOhO Monday Jazz Jam in Santa Barbara, 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 7/2 – Nubya Garcia at the Lodge Room

Saxophonist Nubya Garcia is at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Bassist Marlon Matinez’s Marlonious Jazz Orchestra is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City with vocalist Josie James. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trombonist Kevin Hicks is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree is at TRiP in Santa Monica. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina 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. 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. Trombonist Craig Kupka is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. California Feetwarmers are at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge.

Wednesday 7/3 – Oscar Hernandez at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Pianist Oscar Hernandez is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Justo Almario on sax/flute, Oskar Cartaya on bass, and Reuben Ramses on drums. The Brothers Of The Situation are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Marcel Camargo is at Castle Green in Pasadena with guest vocalist Gretchen Parlato.  The Present Quartet and the Boojum Quartet each celebrate CD releases with a split bill at Art Share-LA in downtown Los Angeles.  Pianist Jon Mayer is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. Vocalist/pianist Marina Pacowski is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. I’m Sorry is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. 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.

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