About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of August 5, 2019

Arturo Sandoval

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. Pianist Robert Rodriguez is at Sam First in West L.A. 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. Guitarist Riner Scivally has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. 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/trumpeter Tim Gill is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. Vocalist Anne Walsh is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Scotty Bramer is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. 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.

Thursday 8/8 – Alex Cline’s Limitless Light Ensemble at the Hammer Museum

Drummer Alex Cline pays tribute to the late saxophonist Joesph Jarman at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Westwood with Dwight Trible on vocals, Phillip Greenlief and Pablo Calogero on woodwinds, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on violin, G.E. Stinson on guitar, Lisa Mezzacappa on bass, and George Abe and Christopher Garcia on percussion. Drummer Paul Peress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pilgrim is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Anthony Fung is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist/trumpeter Dale Head & The Mindwinder Orchestra are at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Keith Droste is at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist Kleber Jorge is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Drummer Steve Hass is at Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Saxophonist David Patterson is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. 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.  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. Pianist Brian Clemens is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. The 8-Bit Jazz Heroes are at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 8/9 – John Carroll Kirby + Marcel Camargo at Blue Whale

Keyboardist John Carroll Kirby and guitarist Marcel Camargo split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo featuring vibraphonist Nick Mancini and keyboardist Dennis Hamm. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber opens a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The first evening of the Long Beach Jazz Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park includes Eric Benet and Michael Lington. The Brazilian San-São Trio is at Sam First in West L.A. Drummer Simon Phillips is at the Deer Lodge in Ojai. Vocalist Janis Mann is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Connie Han and guitarist George Gilliam share the Friday free concert at the Segerstrom Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa. Vocalists Gina Saputo, Lia Booth, Jamie Shew and Natalie Mendoza are at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at the Hong Kong Inn in Ventura. Guitarist/vocalist Suren Arustamyan is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Leslie Smith & Triple Scale are at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. The Tonic Trio is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Saxophonist Rickey Woodard has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. 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 Jon Mayer is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. The Woody James Big Band plays an early afternoon show at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. California Feetwarmers are at the Original Farmers Market in West L.A. Saxophonist Flavia Bullet is at the Smokehouse Restaurant in Burbank.

Saturday 8/10 – Jeff Lorber at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Haslip on bass and Steve Hass on drums.  Pianist Bill Cunliffe is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Teryn Re fronts a big band at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Day Two Of The Long Beach Jazz Festival features Patrice Rushen, Poncho Sanchez, Jazz In Pink, Al Williams, and Norman Brown. Vocalist Clint Holmes is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter/vocalist Ilya Serov is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Landau Murphy Jr. is at Catalina in Hollywood with Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos at Vibrato in Bel Air. The The San-São Trio is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Jazz Moves are at The Mixx in Pasadena. Bassist Oskar Cartaya has the free Saturday Latin music show at LACMA in West L.A. Drummer Mark Z. Stevens leads a trio at Desert Rose in Los Feliz. 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 clarinetist John Tegmeyer at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Jack’s Cats are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Sunday 8/11 – Long Beach Jazz Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park

The final day of the 2019 Long Beach Jazz Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park features Arturo Sandoval, Terence Blanchard, Brian Culbertson, The Rippingtons, and the Special EFX All-Stars. Bassist Mike Gurrola is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Ralph Moore on sax, Eric Reed on piano, and Aaron Kimmel on drums. Saxophonist/pianist Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band is at Vibrato in Bel Air with vocalist Vangie Gunn. Pianist George Kahn is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. South African trombonist Siya Makuzeni is at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. The San-São Trio is at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego. Vocalist Spencer Day is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Alex Sill is at Gold-Diggers in Hollywood. The Gunhild Carling Family Band is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Estilo Y Gracia is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Guitarist/vocalist Curtis Parry is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Flutist Sarah Kramer is at The York in Highland Park. The Donovan-Muradian Quartet 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. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Flavia Bullet is at Versai Wine Bar in Yorba Linda. Sunday brunch choices include the Peter Myers Big Band 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 8/12 – Fabiano Do Nascimento and Sam Gendel at Blue Whale

Guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento and keyboardist/saxophonist Sam Gendel are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Jeremy Stein opens for drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam at The Mint in West L.A. 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, the monthly Blues Power Jamm at The Baked Potato in Studio City, 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 8/13 – Pedro Martins & Michael Pipoquinha at Blue Whale

Brazilian guitarist Pedro Martins and bassist Michael Pipoquinha are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Sherry Williams is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Work In Progress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Idiomatiques are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vocalist Kiki Ebsen’s Joni Mitchell Project is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. 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 8/14 – Ivan Lins & Lee Ritenour at the Hollywood Bowl

Pianist/composer Ivan Lins and guitarist Lee Ritenour share a bill celebrating Brazilian jazz with special gusts including Diane Reeves, New York Voices, Dave Grusin, and Luciana Souza. Former members of Frank Zappa’s bands and Zappa Plays Zappa unite to play music from the Zappa repertoire for the first of two nights (Wed-Thu), featuring Robert Martin on keys and vocals, Ray White and Mike Keneally on guitars/vocals, Scott Thunes on bass, and Joe Travers on drums/vocals. Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli is at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa Sunset Jazz Series. Pianist Miro Sprague is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Pianist Alex Schulman is at Sam First in West L.A. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.  Saxophonist Jeff Pifher is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Vocalist Marla Jones is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalists Charlo Crossley and Ava Nicole Frances are Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Donna Deussen and guitarist Jim Fox are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. 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. The Flight 584 Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Pianist Karen Hernandez is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock with vocalist James Arnold. The DE Quartet is at the Oyster House in Studio City.

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