About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of July 29, 2019

Greg Osby

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. Drummer Justin Brown is at ETA in Highland Park with keyboardist Dennis Hamm. 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.

Thursday 8/1 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ruslan Sirota on keys, Janek Gwizdala on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Fractal Limit is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Lynne Fiddmont is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Champian Fulton is at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist Hitomi Oba is at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Westwood. Pianist/vocalist Aaron Akins is at Feinstein’s at Vitello;s in Studio City.  Vibrato hosts a party celebrating its 15th anniversary in Bel Air. Trumpeter Ron Stout is at The Merc in Temecula. Drummer Steve Hass is at Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. The Organ Donors are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. The Tujunga Social Club is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Jason Fabus is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim with vocalist Natalie Mendoza. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at the Chess Park Tavern in Glendale. 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 Barbara Morrison 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 Flavia Bullet is at Versai in Yorba Linda.

Friday 8/2 – Dean Brown at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Dean Brown is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Gerry Etkins on keys, Bob Reynolds on sax, Tim Landers on bass, and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. Guitarist Anthony Wilson opens a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Billy Childs has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West Hollywood. Percussionist Pete Escovedo is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Greg Osby is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocal group Fish To Birds is at the Brand Library in Glendale. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Holy Crow is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Vocalist Wendy Smith-Brune is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Drummer Clayton Cameron 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 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. The Happiness Band is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Saturday 8/3 – 5th Annual Sutro Avenue Summer Soiree & Jazz Festival

The all-day 5th Annual Sutro Avenue Summer Soiree & Jazz Festival in South L.A. features Pete and Peter Michael Escovedo, Myron McKinley, Ian Martin, Lynne Fiddmont, and more. Saxophonist Greg Osby is at Sam First in West L.A. for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Gerald Clayton piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Anthony Wilson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Chris Botti is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Mon David is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Douye is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Entertainer Dick Van Dyke is at Catalina in Hollywood. The West Coast Salsa Orchestra has the free Saturday Latin music show at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Nita Whitaker has the early afternoon show at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach, followed by trumpeter Tony Guerrero. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz with guest vocalist Grace Fae. 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. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at Baltaire in Brentwood.

Sunday 8/4 – Boney James & Double Vision Revisited at The Greek Theatre

Saxophonist Boney James and Double Vision Revisited with bassist Marcus Miller, pianist Bob James, and saxophonist David Sanborn are at the Greek Theatre in Los Feliz. Elusive is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Rodrigo Rios leads a tribute to the late drummer Jeff Porcaro at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist John Stephens leads a tribute to the late Buddy Collette at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist James Torme is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Clarinetist John Tegmeyer is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Paris Chansons are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalists Patrick Burnitt and Laura Pursell are at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Stephan Oberhoff & Heartbeat Brazil play the early afternoon show at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Little Brazil 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 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, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 8/5 – Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Toshi Yanagi on guitar, Pete Griffin on bass, Ty Bailie on keys, and Danny Carey on drums. Bassist Will Lyle is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Terry Wollman is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Adam Levy 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, vocalist Sandy Cummings at SOhO in Santa Barbara, 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. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park.

Tuesday 8/6 – Marquis Hill at Hollywood & Highland

Trumpeter Marquis Hill closes the summer jazz series at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood with Braxton Cook on sax, Joel Ross on vibes, Jeremiah Hunt on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Pianist Motoko Honda and saxophonist Vinny Golia lead a music and art remembrance of Hiroshima on the anniversary of the first atomic bomb. Little Days is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Brian Scanlon & Son are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. 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. 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. Trombonist Craig Kupka is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Bassist Jonny Flaugher is at The York in Highland Park.

Wednesday 8/7 – Cathy Segal-Garcia & The Jazz Chamber at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia & The Jazz Chamber are at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Gary Fukushima on piano, Bob Sheppard and Alex Budman on saxes, John Leftwich on bass, Ted Falcon on violin, and Brad Dutz on percussion. Vibraphonist Chuck Redd and saxophonist Tom Scott lead a quintet at the Sunset Jazz Series at the Marriott Newport Beach.  Strunz & Farah are at Catalina in Hollywood.  The Brothers Of The Situation are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Calabria Foti and trombonist Bob McChesney are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Klyph, Tra$h Magnolia, and Electropocalypse spilt a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Louis Van Taylor is at the La Sierra Troesh Conference Center in Riverside.  Vocalist Gina Saputo is at the Casino San Clemente in San Clemente.  The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Vocalist Tim Gill is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. Vocalist Anne Walsh is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna 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 Irene Hathaway 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. Saxophonist Nick Gomez is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at Le Petit Paris in downtown L.A.

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