About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of August 12, 2019

Kevin Eubanks

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. Keyboardist Nicholas Semrad is at ETA in Highland Park.

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. Zappa is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Wed-Thu). 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.

Thursday 8/15 – Zappa at The Baked Potato

Former members of Frank Zappa’s bands and Zappa Plays Zappa unite to play music from the Zappa repertoire for the second 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. Pianist Emmet Cohen is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of four nights (Thu-Sun). Pianist Joshua White is at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Westwood. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Sam First in West L.A. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Bassist Lyman Medeiros celebrates a CD release at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Diane Marino is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Dale Fielder is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Guitarist Andrew Synowiec is at Sunspace in Sunland. Guitarist Will Brahm is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim. The Holy Crow Jazz Band is at The Muck in Fullerton. Vocalist Tony Jones is at The Merc in Temecula. Saxophonist Louis Van Taylor is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Keyboardist Scott Wilkie 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. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Saxophonist Ken Weiner is at Gravlax in Culver City.

Friday 8/16 – Daniel Rotem at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Joshua White on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Joe La Barbera on drums. Pianist Sam Hirsh is at Sam First in West L.A. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Kevin Eubanks is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos has the free Friday jazz concert at LACMA in West L.A. Nobresil is at The Mixx in Pasadena. The Class Sax Quartet is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. California Feetwarmers have the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Bassist Jennifer Leitham leads a tribute to Bill Watrous at the Orginal Farmers Market in West L.A. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Baltaire in Brentwood. 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. Vocalist Tony Galla is at Vibrato in Bel Air.

Saturday 8/17 – Kevin Eubanks at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s

Guitarist Kevin Eubanks is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with a band including Bill Pierce on sax, Rene Camacho on bass and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. Bassist Brunny Brunel’s CAB is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Clarinetist John Tegmeyer is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Chris Lewis is at Sam First in West L.A. Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist/pianist Frank Unzueta is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Amanda Castro is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal has the early afternoon show at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach, followed by the Marlonious Jazz Orchestra with vocalist Josie James. Keyboardist Scott Wilkie celebrates a CD release at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The first 2019 concert of Summer Swing Nights at the Automobile Driving Museum in Torrance features The Swing Tones with guest Phil Crosby, Jr. Violinist Susie Hansen has the free Saturday Latin music show at LACMA in West L.A.   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 guitarist Mike Scott at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The Jazz Cartel Trio is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Bastards Of Belleville are at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Sunday 8/18 – John Pizzarelli at Catalina

Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli wraps up a four-night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood with a program dedicated to Nat King Cole featuring Konrad Paszkudzki on piano and Mike Karn on bass. Guitarist Bruce Forman offers a solo performance at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at The York in Highland Park. Cuban vocalist Candi Sosa is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Dave Koz headlines the Smooth Summer Jazz concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Vocalist Julie Kelly is at the Solvang Festival Theater in Solvang. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at Gardens Of The World in Thousand Oaks. Vocalist Teira Church is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Pianist Matt Politano is at Kings Road Park in West Hollywood. Vocalist Pamela Clay is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Violinist Fabrice You is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Keri Kelsey is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Saxophonist Jeff Ryan is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Hans Ottsen leads an afternoon set at Namba in Ventura. Guitarists Paul Brown and Chris Standring open the 2019 Rhythm on the Vine Concert Series at the South Coast Winery in Temecula. Pianist Brian Kinler is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Elan Trotman plays an afternoon set at Harvelle’s in Long Beach. Guitarist Joe LoPiccolo 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 guitarist Frank Potenza 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, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 8/19 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Bob Reynolds on sax, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gergo Borlai on drums. Saxophonist Jason Fabus celebrates a birthday at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Farofa is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. 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, 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. Happy Feet are at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Tuesday 8/20 – David Garfield at Bogie’s

Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village with Jimmy Earl on bass, James Harrah on guitar, Steve Ferrone on drums, and Amy Keys and Robbie Wyckoff on vocals. Bassist Logan Kane celebrates a birthday at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Cliff Brown is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Anne Walsh and pianist Tom Zink are at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Paris Chansons are at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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.

Wednesday 8/21 – Herbie Hancock at the Hollywood Bowl

Pianist Herbie Hancock is at the Hollywood Bowl with Lionel Loueke on guitar, James Genus on bass, Terrace Martin on sax/keys, and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums – pianist Robert Glasper’s R+R=Now opens. Vocalist Jackie Ryan is at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach for the Sunset Jazz Series. Trumpeter Jay Jennings is at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Benjamin Shepherd is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Drummer Calixto Oviedo is at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. Soul Sauce has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Meloney Collins is at the Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Pianist Ted Case is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The CA Quartet 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. Saxophonist David Patterson is at Pips On La Brea in West 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. The Happiness Band is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

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