About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of July 15, 2019

Yellowjackets & Luiciana Souza

Monday 7/15 – Yellowjackets & Luciana Souza at Vibrato

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. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A.

Thursday 7/18 – Bernie Dresel’s BBB at Joe’s Great American

Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB big band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Guitarist Graham Dechter is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Kristen Lee Sergeant is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with a group including saxophonist Ted Nash. Bassists Bruce Lett & Putter Smith lead a tribute to the late Chris Conner at Sunspace in Sunland. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Becky Moon is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Mark Arthur Miller is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Mark Allen Felton is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s at Studio City. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at the Mission Playhouse in San Gabriel. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Guitarist Matt Cohen is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Guitarist Molly Miller 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. 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 Jason Fabus is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 7/19 – Joey Alexander at Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Pianist Joey Alexander is at the Ventura College Performing Arts Center with Kris Funn on bass and Quincy Phillips on drums. Trumpeter Dan Rosenboom is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Clarinetist Anat Cohen and guitarist Marcello Goncalves are at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalists Patti Austin & Steve Tyrell are at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Guitarist Jacques Lesure has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Guitarist Jeff Kollman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Lisa Donahey is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s at Studio City.  Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Vibrato in Bel Air. California Feetwarmers have the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Jazz Zone is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia celebrates a CD release at the free Friday jazz show at the Segerstrom Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa.  Guitarist Victor Baker is at Dizzy’s in San Diego.  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. Incendio is at the Original Farmers Market in West L.A.

Saturday 7/20 – Anthony Wilson at Sam First

Guitarist Anthony Wilson is at Sam First in West L.A. with Joshua Crumbly on bass and Jay Bellerose on drums. Guitarist Mike Miller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Chad Wackerman on drums, Jimmy Earl on bass, Otmaro Ruiz on keys, and Brandon Fields on sax. Vocalist Dwight Trible is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.  Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach for an early afternoon show, followed by an evening performance from vocalist Slim Man. Saxophonist Michael Paulo is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with special guest trumpeter/vocalist Matt Von Roderick.  Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Vibrato in Bel Air with vocalist Lia Booth.  Guitarist Vincent Reyes is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Vocalist Angela O’Neill & The Outrageous 8 are at The Mixx in Pasadena. One Global Radio 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 pianist Harold Land, Jr. at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.   Charged Particles plays an afternoon set at the Yorba Linda Public Library.

Sunday 7/21 – Alex Machacek at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Alex Machacek is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Anthony Crawford on bass and Chris Wabich on drums.  Pianist Josh Nelson is at Bacchus’ Kitchen in Pasadena.  Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at the Ojai Art Center in Ojai. Pianist Thollem McDonas and drummer Alex Cline lead a quartet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trombonists and other area musicians gather for a tribute to the late Bill Watrous at Catalina in Hollywood.  Guitarist Frank Potenza is at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego.  The Harry James and Glenn Miller Orchestras are at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine for an afternoon Battle Of The Big Bands. Vocalist Lisa Donahey is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s at Studio City.  Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Violinist Fabrice You is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Charged Particles has an afternoon performance at the Solvang Festival Theater in Solvang. Drummer Tony Inzalco is at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. 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 Kim Richmond and guitarist/vocalist Kimberly Ford at SOhO in Santa Barbara, vocalist Janis Mann 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 7/22 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Mike Miller on guitar, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Justin Brown on drums. The Sun Ra Arkestra is at Zebulon in Silverlake. Drummer Matt Gordy is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist/vocalist Billy Stritch is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s at Studio City. Vocalist Kiki Ebsen is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. 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, pianist Eric Ekstrand at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, and Jazz Eclectic at the 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 7/23 – Sun Ra Arkestra at Zebulon

The Sun Ra Arkestra is at Zebulon in Silverlake for the second of two nights (Mon-Tue) under the direction of saxophonist Marshall Allen. Trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg is at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood. Flamenco-fusion guitarist/vocalist Ethan Sultry is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Jose Perez is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Flugelhornist Tony Guerrero is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Deanna Martin begins a three-night (Tue-Thu) run at Vibrato in Bel Air. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Cary DeNigris. 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. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Eric Ekstrand is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Dedrick & Michael are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz.

Wednesday 7/24 – Teka & The New Bossa Quintet at Marriott Newport Beach

Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka’s New Bossa Quintet plays the Sunset Jazz Series at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach with Doug Webb on sax. Kye Palmer on trumpet, Quinn Johnson on keys, Hussain Jiffry on bass, and Kevin Winard on drums. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Peter Sprague leads a chamber group at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s at Studio City. Vocalist Julie Kelly is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Deanna Martin is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Ben McPeek is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Vocalist Dorian Holley is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Drummer Kevin Kanner has the happy hour show at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. 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. Vocalist Tim Gill is at Casino San Clemente in San Clemente.

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