About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of August 19, 2019

Herbie Hancock

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. Vocalist Howie Levine is at Las Hadas in Northridge.

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. Vocalist Chris Pierce is at The Standard in Hollywood. 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.

Thursday 8/22 – Kenny Washington at Blue Whale

Vocalist Kenny Washington is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo backed by a group led by pianist Josh Nelson with Ryan Cross on bass and Lorca Hart on drums. Saxophonist Phil Norman’s Tentet is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Sam First in West L.A. for the first of two nights (Thu-Fri). Percussionist Pete Escovedo is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Josef Leimberg is at the Skirball Cultural Center in Bel Air. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Keyboardist Brian Simpson is at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Big Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at the Mission Playhouse in San Gabriel. Percussionist Homero Chavez & Una Noche are at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Guitarist Will Brahm plays a solo show at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. OHM is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Peggy Duquesnel is at The Merc in Temecula. Trumpeter Ron Stout is a Barley Forge in Costa Mesa. Drummer Steve Hass is at Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Sunny Blue is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Bassist David Ross is at the downtown L.A. Athletic Club with vocalist Elaine Woodard. 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. Bassist Stuart Liebig is at Sunspace in Sunland. Saxophonist Flavia Bullet is at the Versai Wine Bar in Yorba Linda.

Friday 8/23 – Michael Landau at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Michael Landau is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat) – Friday’s lineup includes bassist Jimmy Johnson and drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr. Drummer Jonathan Pinson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Mark Winkler celebrates a CD release at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Pink Martini opens a three-night (Fri-Sun) run at the Hollywood Bowl. The Fresh Rhythm is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Bassist Ryan Cross and drummer Lorca Hart have the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalists Mon David and Charmaine Clamor at the the Segerstrom Center Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa for the free Friday jazz series. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at the Tavern Bay Beach Club in Lake Arrowhead. Vocalist Miki Howard is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Vocalist Ana Gazzola is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Guitarist Andy Waddell is at Chess Park Tavern in Glendale. Saxophonist Kenny G is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). 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.

Saturday 8/24 – Joe La Barbera at Sam First

Drummer Joe La Barbera fronts a trio at Sam First in West L.A. featuring Billy Childs on piano and Ben Shepherd on bass. Pianist Michael Ragonese is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist James Torme fronts a big band at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Michael Landau is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Joshua White is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Pink Martini is at the Hollywood Bowl. Vocalist Miki Howard is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Marcos Cohen & Candombeat have the free Friday Latin Sounds show at LACMA in West L.A. Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist Boney James is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. The New Nine are at Casa Arjona in Long Beach.  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 pianist Yuko Mabuchi at the Lake Arrowhead Resort, trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank and saxophonist Joe Santa Maria at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Russ Wilson And His Famous Orchestra are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.  Vocalist Dan Olivo is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Sunday 8/25 – Doug Webb at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Earl on bass, Mitchel Forman on keys, Andy Sanesi on drums, and Jamie Kime on guitar. Clarinetist John Tegmeyer is at The York in Highland Park. Bassist Stanley Clarke headlines the Gardena Jazz Festival at Rowley Memorial Park in Gardena.  Saxophonist/flutist Katisse Buckingham is at The Lincoln in Venice.  Vocalist Henry Prego is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Anna Danes is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Mahesh Balasooriya is at the Ojai Art Center in Ojai. Guitarist Guinga and vocalist Monica Salmaso are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pink Martini is at the Hollywood Bowl. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. California Feetwarmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Bassist Michael Haggins is at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Pianist Laurence Hobgood plays an afternoon show at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio. 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 saxophonists Doug Webb and Christopher Hollyday 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 8/26 – Guinga & Monica Salmaso at Blue Whale

Brazilian guitarist Guinga and vocalist Monica Salmaso are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the second of two nights (Sun-Mon). The Jazz Butchers open for drummer Kevin Kanner’s Jazz Jam at The Mint in West L.A. Quattrosound is at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. Trombonist Joey Sellers leads the Saddleback College Jazz Faculty at the McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo. JackiO is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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 8/27 – WAA Jazz Showcase at Blue Whale

Unlimited Myles and the Western Arts Alliance present a four-act jazz showcase with pianist Connie Han, vocalists Tierney Sutton and Gretchen Parlato, and pianist John Beasley. Vocalist Staci Griesbach debuts a CD dedicated to Patsy Cline at Catalina in Hollywood. Blanco Diablo opens for vibraphonist Nick Mancini at TRiP in Santa Monica. Vocalist Janis Mann is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Vocalist Denise DeCaro is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Vocalist Ty Taylor is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Big Butter Jazz Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Vocalist Elena Gilliam is at The Country Club in Costa Mesa. Guitarist/vocalist Teka is at the Laguna Beach Women’s Club. 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. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Wednesday 8/28 – WAA Jazz Showcase at Blue Whale

MM Music Agency and the Western Arts Alliance present a four-act jazz showcase at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo including pianist/vocalist Jarrod Lawson, pianist Yuko Mabuchi, vocalist Sasha Masakowski, and saxophonist David Binney. Bassist Christian McBride’s Big Band opens for The Roots at the Hollywood Bowl. Drummer Ramses Rodriguez is at Sam First in West L.A. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Dale Fielder is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with guest vocalist Rita Edmond. Trumpeter/vocalist Byron Stripling and organist Bobby Floyd are at the Sunset Jazz Series at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach. Guitarist Peter Sprague is at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Kay-Ta Matsuno is at Catalina in Hollywood with guest vocalist Leah Zeger. Vocalist Mandy Kemp is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City with an evening including vocalists Gretje Angell, Jesse Palter, and Alexis Gach. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull and pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Henry Franklin has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Saxophonist Dave Victorino is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Debbie Joyce is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Guitarist Lucas Longaresi 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. The Flight 584 Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Pianist Karen Hernandez is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock with vocalist Marvin Robinson. The DE Quartet is at the Oyster House in Studio City.

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