About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of July 8, 2019

Manhattan Transfer & Take 6

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. Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. 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. 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 Arts in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Lettrice Lawrence is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Al Williams has the happy hour show at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. 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. Drummer Atticus Reynolds is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village.

Thursday 7/11 – Stanley Jordan at Catalina

Guitarist Stanley Jordan leads a trio at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of three nights (Thu-Sat) with Sezin Ahmet Türkmenoğlu on bass and Chris Wabich on drums.  Bassist Benjamin Shepherd is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Erin Bentlage is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Manuel Valera and saxophonist John Ellis duet at Sam First in West L.A. The Manhattan Transfer is at The Music Box in San Diego. The Peter Myers Orchestra is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Vocalist Teryn Re is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Trumpeter Curtis Taylor is at The Merc in Temecula. Bassist Timothy Fenton is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin and drummer Chris Blondal are at Sunspace in Sunland. Drummer Abe Lagrimas, Jr. is at Descanso Gardens in La Canada-Flintridge. The Ken Bauer Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Bassist David Ross is at the downtown L.A. Athletic Club with vocalist Julie Kelly. 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 in West L.A. Saxophonist Flavia Bullet is at the Versai Wine Bar in Yorba Linda.

Friday 7/12 – Darek Oles at Blue Whale

Bassist Darek Oles is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Kuba Stankiewicz on piano and Tina Raymond on drums. Saxophonist Dayna Stephens is at Sam First in West L.A. for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Guitarist Stanley Jordan is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Manhattan Transfer & Take Six are at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Vocalist Julie Kelly is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Saxophonist Benn Clatworthy has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Guitarist Frank Gambale’s Soulmine is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Guitarist Troy Dexter is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Amanda Castro is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Ana Gazzola is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Dorian Holley is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Butler and saxophonist Kirk Whalum are at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Vocalist Natalie Jacob has the free Friday jazz show at the Segerstrom Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa. 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/vocalist Peter Smith is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. The Woody James Big Band plays an early afternoon show at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Saturday 7/13 – Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 at the Pasadena Canyon

Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 are at the Pasadena Canyon at The Rose in Pasadena. Vocalist/bassist Meshell Ndegeocello is at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. The Bill Holman Big Band is at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia celebrates a CD release at a G Spot house concert in Highland Park. Guitarist Stanley Jordan is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Dayna Stephens is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 3 More Sounds celebrate a CD release at The World Stage in South L.A. Guitarist Frank Gambale’s Soulmine is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Nutty is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly has an afternoon show at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach, followed by pianist/vocalist Betty Bryant. Saxophonist Tom Braxton is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist Kenny G is at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai. The Wiseguys Big Band Machine is at Garfield Park in South Pasadena. Soul Sauce 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 drummer Kendall Kay at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Jack’s Cats are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Saxophonist Ken Weiner plays an afternoon show at the Indigo House in Culver City.

Sunday 7/14 – LA Jazz Quartet at The Baked Potato

The LA Jazz Quartet is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Chuck Manning on saxophone, Steve Cotter on guitar, Alex Boneham on bass, and Jason Harnell on drums. The Baba Orchestra is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Darek Oles is at Sam First in West L.A. Vulfpeck is at the Greek Theatre in Los Feliz. Saxophonist Danny Janklow plays an early evening show at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica. Bassist Benjamin Shepherd and guitarist Alex Sill are at Gold-Diggers in Hollywood. Vocalist Beverly Church Hogan is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Drummer Dean Mucetti & Rhythm Real are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Drummer Kevin van den Elzen is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Curtis Taylor plays a late afternoon show at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego. Vocalist Spencer Day is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Lorenzo Grassi is at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero leads a big band at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna 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 vocalist Elaine Dame at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City, vocalist Barbara Morrison 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.

Monday 7/15 – The Yellowjackets with Luciana Souza at Vibrato

The Yellowjackets are at Vibrato in Bel Air for the first of two nights (Mon-Tue) with special guest vocalist Luciana Souza.  Vocalist May Okita celebrates a CD release at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City, backed by Josh Nelson on piano and Larry Koonse on guitar. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. The Jazz Butchers open for drummer Kevin Kanner’s Jazz Jam at The Mint in West L.A. Guitarist Rafael Moreira is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Andrée Belle is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys are at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Drummer Matt Mayhall is at ETA in Highland Park. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A. Other 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 7/16 – David Garfield at Bogie’s

Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with Keith Fiddmont on sax, Nick Lane on trombone, Domenic Genova on bass, and Joe Porcaro on drums. The Yellowjackets are at Vibrato in Bel Air with special guest vocalist Luciana Souza. Saxophonist Alex Sadnick is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter/vocalist Matt Von Roderick is at Catalina in Hollywood. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Grant Geissman. The Latin Jazz Syndicate opens the summer jazz concert series at the Laguna Beach Women’s Club. The Four Freshmen are at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. 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 7/17 – Roscoe Mitchell & Brett Carson

Saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and pianist Brett Carson are at The Broad Museum in downtown L.A. Bassist David Tranchina leads a 12-piece ensemble at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Chicago vocalist Sam Fazio is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Graham Dechter is at Sam First in West L.A. for the first of two nights (Wed-Thu).  Purple Gums featuring cornetist Bobby Bradford is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood.  The Four Freshmen are at the Marriott Newport Beach Sunset Jazz Series. Strunz & Farah are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Groove Lexicon is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Nathan Serot is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Vocalist Melanie Taylor is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. The Rumproller Organ Trio is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. OHM is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Purple Gums is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. 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 Marvin Robinson 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 Jared Sachs has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The Happiness Band is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

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