About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of July 1, 2019

Oscar Hernandez

Monday 7/1 – Rebecca Jade & Peter Sprague at Feinstein’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. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park.

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 with guest Andy Brown. 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 Ramses Rodriguez 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. Pianist Alec Schulman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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 Irene Cathaway 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. Saxophonist Bryann McCann is at Cafe Fiore in Ventura. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at 1642 in downtown L.A.

Thursday 7/4 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Starlight Bowl

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy plays an early show at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank with Scotty Morris on guitar/vocals, Kurt Sodergren on drums, Dirk Shumaker on bass/vocals, Andy Rowley on sax/vocals, Glen Marhevka on trumpet, Karl Hunter on sax/clarinet, and Joshua Levy on piano. Black Nile headlines an evening of music at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park in downtown L.A. Keyboardist Lao Tizer plays an early show at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge with Ric Fierabracci on bass and Gene Coye on drums. The Jazz Holiday Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Friday 7/5 – Baked Potato All-Stars at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jeff Richman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mitchel Forman on keys, Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Chad Wackerman on drums. Drummer Kevin vn den Elzen is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Nadav Peled is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Bobby West is at The World Stage in South L.A. Drummer Evan Stone and vocalist Lia Booth open the summer jazz series at Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Kiki Ebsen is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Matt Forbes has the free Friday jazz show at the Segerstrom Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa. Guitarist Riner Scivally is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Keyboardist Lao Tizer has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Saxophonist Phil Denny is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist Flavia Bullet is at AzoVino Wine Bar in Covina. The Sax Offenders are at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Holy Crow has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. 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 7/6 – The Lineage Trio w/Ken Peplowski at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s

The Lineage Trio plus clarinetist Ken Peplowski is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City with Graham Dechter on guitar, Alex Frank on bass, and Ryan Shaw on drums. Drummer Anthony Fung is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Melissa Morgan does a live recording at Sam First in West L.A. for the first of two nights (Sat-Sun). Pianist David Ornette Cherry and Organic Notes are at The World Stage in South L.A. Bassist Putter Smith headlines a benefit for the Temecula String Project at the Temecula Conference Center. Guitarist Peter Sprague is at Festival Of The Masters in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Diana Purim & Eyedentity are at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Saxophonist Dale Fielder is at George Lane Park in Quartz Hill. Vocalist Chloe Perrier is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Guitarist Nils is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Bassist/vocalist Michael Henderson is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Johnny Holiday Orchestra is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Gabrielito y La Verdad has the free Saturday Latin music show at LACMA in West L.A.  Vocalist Anita Robles is at the Garden Cafe in Sherman Oaks.  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 Mark Isbell at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Pianist Eve Elliott is at Industry Cafe in Culver City.

Sunday 7/7 – Brad Rabuchin at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jerry Watts on bass and Chris Wabich on drums. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard and vocalist Maria Puga Lareo play a late afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Kenton Chen is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Sam First in West L.A. Triple Scale is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Bassist/vocalist Michael Henderson is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Keri Kelsey is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.  Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Elevation Bar in Sherman Oaks.  Bassist Darryl Williams is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. 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 Charles Owens with a big band 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.

Monday 7/8 – Trevor Lawrence at Zebulon

Saxophonist Trevor Lawrence is at Zebulon in Silverlake with Masumi Yamamoto on piano, Henry Franklin on bass, and Roy McCurdy and Gene Coye on drums. Bassist Martin Nevin is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Solomon Gottfried is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. 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., Strange Jazz Universe at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank, the monthly Blues Power Jamm 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 7/9 – Charnett Moffet at Catalina Jazz Club

Bassist Charnett Moffet celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood with Jana Herzen on guitar, Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums, former Gil-Scott Heron partner Brian Jackson on keys, and Scott Tixier on violin. CIC is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Corey Coverstone is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Angelo Vasquez is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalists Colin Hunter and Eloise Laws are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Huntertones open the free Tuesday summer jazz series at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Bruce Forman. 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 7/10 – Jazz Cruise All-Stars at Marriott Newport Beach

Pianist Shelley Berg opens the 2019 Sunset Jazz At Newport series with Ken Peplowski on clarinet, Joe La Barbera on drums, Mike Gurrola on bass, Grant Geissman on guitar, and Rickey Woodard on sax. Vocalist Tony Bennett is at The Hollywood Bowl. Pianist Manuel Valera and saxophonist John Ellis duet at Sam First in West L.A. for the first of two nights (Wed-Thu). Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Trumpeter Curtis Taylor is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood.  Drummer Al Williams has the happy hour show at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.  Guitarist Toshi Yanagi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Josephine Beavers is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Jeff Pifher is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Guitarist Terry Wollman is at Festival Of The Masters in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Lettrice Lawrence is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Elena Gilliam is at Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. 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 James Arnold 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. Guitarist/vocalist Vikram Devasthali is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.

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