About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of August 26, 2019

John Daversa

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 with guest Thom Rotella. 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.

Thursday 8/29 – Bernie Dresel’s BBB at Vibrato

Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB big band is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist John Storie celebrates a CD release at Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed leads a band including vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Saxophonist Bruce Babad is at The Merc in Temecula. Saxophonist/vocalist Woody Mankowski is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Black Market Trust is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center hosts a tribute to Charlie Parker, followed by a jam session. Saxophonist Wes Smith is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Flutist Chikako Iverson is at Sunspace in Sunland. Vocalist Chico Boro-Boro and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra are at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Steve Hass is at Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A.  Bassist David Ross is at the downtown L.A. Athletic Club with vocalist Maria Howell. 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. Blues harmonica player Chef Dave Rozier is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Keyboardist Frank Weitz is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.  Saxophonist Craig Cammel is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.  Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at the Center Stage in Fontana.

Friday 8/30 – Bennie Maupin at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Bennie Maupin begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter John Daversa’s Big Band begins a three-night (Fri-Sun) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Jane Monheit is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Shai Golan is at Sam First in West L.A. for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Vocalist Susan Krebs is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Maiya Sykes is at the Original Farmers Market in West L.A. Vocalist Devyn Rush is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Joey Heredia is at Urban Press Winery in Burbank. Vocalist Sweet Baby J’ai has the free Friday jazz show at the Segerstrom Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Saxophonist Murray Middleman is at Chess Park Tavern in Glendale. M-Pact has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Yuki Bird is at the Barkley Restaurant in South 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 Peter Smith is at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. The Woody James Big Band plays an early afternoon show at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.  Bassist Teddy Bang is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City.

Saturday 8/31 – Jane Monheit at Catalina

Vocalist Jane Monheit is at Catalina in Hollywood for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Dave Robaire on bass, Andy Langham on piano, and Rick Montalbano on drums. Saxophonist Bennie Maupin is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter John Daversa’s Big Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Saxophonist Shai Golan is at Sam First in West L.A. Keyboardist David Garfield is  at Vibrato in Bel Air. Incendio is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Saxophonist Christopher Hollyday is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.  Saxophonist Justin Young is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. NuJazz is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. 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. Jack’s Cats are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Vocalist Yamila Guerra has the free Saturday Latin music show at LACMA in West L.A. The Hot Club Of Orange County is at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. Vocalist Slim Man is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Saturday brunch choices include trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 9/1 – John Daversa Big Band at The Baked Potato

Trumpeter John Daversa’s Big Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the last of three nights (Fri-Sun). Composer Alan Chan’s Orchestra is at the Gateway Christian Church in West L.A. Bassist Oskar Cartaya plays an early evening show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Fourth Floor is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Barbara Morrison celebrates a birthday at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Spencer Day is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalists Patrick Burnitt and Laura Pursell are at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. California Feetwarmers are at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Vocalist Lorraine Castellanos is at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego.  Saxophonist Michael Paulo is at the South Coast Winery in Temecula.  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 9/2 – Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Chris Roy on bass, Danny Carey on drums, Matt Rohde on keys, Andy Sanesi on percussion, and Toshi Yanagi on guitar.  Keyboardist Dennis Hamm 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, and Jazz Eclectic at the Riviera 31 in Beverly Hills.   The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Eat Drink Americano in downtown L.A.

Tuesday 9/3 – John Snow at Blue Whale

Bassist John Snow is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with with Patrice Rushen on piano, Ryan Shaw on drums, Alex Hahn on sax, JJ Kirkpatrick on trumpet, and India Carney on vocals.  Pianist Billy Mitchell is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Blues guitarist Kirk Fletcher is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree is at TRiP in Santa Monica. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at Chase’s Restaurant in LaVerne with guest Doug Martin.  Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Checker Hall in Highland Park.  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. Pianist Robert Turner and vocalist Dyan Kane are at The Viper Room in West Hollywood.

Wednesday 9/4 – Ron Carter at Catalina

Bassist Ron Carter opens a four-night (Wed-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood with Russell Malone on guitar and Donald Vega on piano.  Pianists Bill Cunliffe, Josh Nelson and Justin Kauflin split a bill at Sam First in West L.A., backed by Dave Robaire on bass and Kevin Kanner on drums. Drummer Jimmy Branly is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Emmet Cohen is at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach with trumpeter James Morrison. The Brothers Of The Situation are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Jaz Sawyer is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at the Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. 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. 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 Ted Howe is at The Sherman Attic in Sherman Oaks.

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