About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of July 22, 2019

Cassandra Wilson

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. The Tom Kubis Big Band is at the Gaslamp in Long 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. Guitarist/vocalist Jamey Arent is at Resident in downtown L.A. for a CD release show. 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. Vocalist Debbie Joyce is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Jazz tap dancer Sarah Reich is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood.

Thursday 7/25 – Elemental at The Baked Potato

Elemental is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for a CD release show with Otmaro Ruiz on keys, Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Violist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The LAHO Quartet is at Sam First in West L.A. Flutist Jamie Baum is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Drummer Steve Hass is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Wes Smith is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist Riner Scivally is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Saxophonist/vocalist Woody Mankowski is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Vocalist Steve Tyrell starts a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Susannah B celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Deanna Martin is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Sunny Blue is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Keyboardist Gregg Karukas is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Pianist Markus Berger is at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist Laurence Juber is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Violinist Dayren Santamaria 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 Cathy Segal-Garcia. 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. Guitarist Andre Caporoso is at Sunspace in Sunland. Drummer Denny Dennis is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 7/26 – Jame Baum & Short Stories at Sam First

Flutist Jamie Baum is at Sam First in West L.A. with Shai Golan on sax, Leonard Thompson on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. Vocalists Mon David and Cathy Segal-Garcia are at The World Stage in South L.A. Tuck & Patti begin a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Bunny Brunel’s CAB is at the Back Bay Bistro in Newport Beach. Guitarist Allen Hinds at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Gary Wicks leads a trio at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Vocalist Anne Walsh has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Saxophonist Dr. Bruce Eskovitz is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. Percussionist Pete Escovedo is at Plaza Park in Oxnard. Black Nile is at the Townhouse in Venice. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Grex and Similar Fashion split a bill at Battery Books & Music in Pasadena. Vocalist Leslie Smith is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Guitarist Kleber Jorge is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Drummer Calixto Oviedo has the free Friday jazz show at the Segerstrom Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa. 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 John Proulx is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. The Woody James Big Band plays an early afternoon show at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Vocalist Tony Galla is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

Saturday 7/27 – Central Avenue Jazz Festival Day One at the Dunbar Hotel

The Central Avenue Jazz Festival Day One features artists including pianist Eric Reed, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, Elemental, and saxophonist Justo Almario on multiple stages on Central Avenue in South L.A. near the historic Dunbar Hotel. Pianist Mike Lang is at the Colburn School Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles with bassist Mike Valerio and drummer Jim Keltner. Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Clayton Cameron is at The World Stage in South L.A. Trumpeter Adam O’Farrill is at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist Bob Mintzer and pianist Russel Ferrante play an early afternoon set at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach, followed by keyboardist Greg Manning in the early evening. Saxophonist Robert Kyle is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita has the free Saturday Latin music show at LACMA in West L.A. The Ipanema Lounge Project is at Beverly Canon Gardens in Beverly Hills. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Guitarist Teka & New Bossa are at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Tuck & Patti are at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist/vocalist Phillip Sayce is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. 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 Lewis at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Ginger & The Hoosier Daddys are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Sheila Ellis & The Windy City Jazz Band are at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Saxophonist Ken Weiner is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City.

Sunday 7/28 – Central Avenue Jazz Festival Day Two at the Dunbar Hotel

The Central Avenue Jazz Festival continues with vocalist Cassandra Wilson, saxophonist Azar Lawrence, keyboardist/vocalist Brandon Coleman, drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith, and percussionist Munyungo Jackson in South L.A. along Central Avenue near the historic Dunbar Hotel. Violinist Dayren Santamaria is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Adam Levy is at Sam First in West L.A. Keyboardist Chris Fishman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Deborah Shulman celebrates a CD release with a brunch show at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Harry Pickens is at The Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Guitarist David Boswell plays a late afternoon show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Saxophonist Louis Van Taylor is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Drummer Evan Stone plays an afternoon show at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A for an afternoon show, followed by an evening performance at the Grand Central Market. California Feetwarmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vibraphonist Matt Dibiase is at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego. Saxophonist Iban Lee 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. Other Sunday brunch choices include guitarist Doug MacDonald and saxophonist Kim Richmond 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, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 7/29 – Julian Coryell at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Julian Coryell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ric Fierabracci on bass and Andy Sanesi on drums. Bassist Jake Leckie is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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 drummer Kevin Kanner at The Mint in West L.A., 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. Holy Crow is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Tuesday 7/30 – Janis Mann at The Write-Off Room

Vocalist Janis Mann offers a tribute to Kenny Rankin at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills with Tom Rizzo on guitar, Andy Langham on keys, Mike Gurrola on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Pianist Alex Minasian is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Mongorama is at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at TRiP in Santa Monica. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank with guest Carl Verheyen. Dos Divas are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Drummer Malachi Whitson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Andy Waddell leads a trio at Chess Park Tavern in Glendale. One Globe Radio is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Laguna Beach Women’s Club. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. 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 7/31 – Champian Fulton at Marriott Newport Beach

Pianist/vocalist Champian Fulton is at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa Sunset Jazz Series with Andy Martin on trombone, Mike Gurrola on bass, and Kevin Kanner on drums. Saxophonist Greg Osby is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed and bassist Henry Franklin lead a quartet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Marilyn Scott is at Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Dave Hill is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Excursion is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Riner Scivally is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Saxophonist Alex Hahn is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Drummer Bill Spoke has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Crystal Lewis is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran plays an outdoor show at Tony Acero Park in El Monte. 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. Pianist Karen Hernandez is 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. Pianist Frank Weitz is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A.

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