About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of September 2, 2019

Ron Carter

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 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. Saxophonist Henry Solomon is at Sam First in West L.A. 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 DE Quartet is at the Oyster House in Studio City.  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. Pianist Ted Howe is at The Sherman Attic in Sherman Oaks. Guitarist Avery Scanlon is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village.

Thursday 9/5 – Robert Rodriguez + Paul Cornish + Jeff Babko at Sam First

Pianists Robert Rodriguez, Paul Cornish and Jeff Babko are at Sam First in West L.A. for the second night of the club’s Piano Fest series.  Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Ron Carter is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Bassist Henry Franklin is at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Guitarist/vocalist Curtis Parry is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. 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 Barbara Morrison. 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. Vocalist Tim Gill is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim.

Friday 9/6 – Maupin/Revis/Waits at Casa Romantica

Saxophonist Bennie Maupin, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Nasheet Waits are at Casa Romantica in San Clemente. Cellist Artyom Manukyan celebrates a CD release at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with guests including vocalist Gretchen Parlato and violist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Drummer Joe La Barbera receives the LA Jazz Treasure Award at LACMA in West L.A. Pianists Cathlene Pineda, David Roitstein and Joshua White are at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Richard Grant is at The World Stage in South L.A.  Bassist Ron Carter is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Adriana McPhee is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Sheila E and saxophonist Mindi Abair are at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Saxophonist Justo Almario is at Heritage Square in Oxnard. The Happiness Band is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. JazzZone is at The Mixx in Pasadena.  The Vignes Rooftop Revival has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Nick Gomez is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Baltaire in Brentwood. 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. Vocal group Fish 2 Birds holds a free Noon vocal improv clinic at LACM in Pasadena.

Saturday 9/7 – George Colligan at Blue Whale

Pianist George Colligan is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Buster Williams on bass and Lenny White on drums. Pianists Daniel Sazbo, Alan Pasqua and Larry Goldings are at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is at Casa Romantica in San Clemente. Saxophonist Ernie Watts is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Theo Saunders is at The World Stage in South L.A. Jazz ‘n Paz opens its fall 2019 season with an evening BBQ benefit in Pasadena featuring vocalists Barbara Morrison and Jamie Perez. Bassist Ron Carter is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Keiko Matsui and Sax To The Max are at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Vibrato in Bel Air with vocalist Lia Booth. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is at The Rose Canyon in Pasadena. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The Smudges are at ARK in Altadena. 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. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Saturday brunch choices include trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 9/8 – Jinshi Ozaki at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jinshi Ozaki is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Scott Kinsey on keys, Ernest Tibbs on bass, and Gianluca Palmieri on drums. Drummer Al Williams is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Costa Rican vocalist MishCatt is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Alexander Noice is at the Bootleg Theater in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Mike Cottone is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Pianist Kait Dunton is at The York in Highland Park. Pianist Cougar Estrada is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Holy Crow is at the Shoestring Winery in Solvang for an afternoon show. 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., pianist Sunny Na and vocalist Cheryl Conley at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, saxophonist Lorenzo Ferrero at The Little Easy in downtown L.A., vocalist Bri Sarikcioglu at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Bel Air, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach.

Monday 9/9 – Angie G + Motian Trio + Kevin Kanner Jazz Jam at The Mint

Vocalist Angie G and the Motian Trio open for drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam at the Mint in West L.A. Pianist Luca Mendoza is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. 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, guitarist Kimberly Ford at SOhO in Santa Barbara, 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 9/10 – Myron McKinley at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s

Pianist Myron McKinley leads a trio at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City including Ian Martin on bass and Stacey Lamont Sydnor on percussion.
Guitarist Matt Yeakley is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Pianist Robert Rodriguez leads a quartet and Latin jazz jam session at Sam First in West L.A.  Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Checker Hall in Highland Park. The Jazz Butchers are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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 DE Quartet is at the Oyster Bar in Studio City.  The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Wednesday 9/11 – Judy Wexler at The Baked Potato

Vocalist Judy Wexler is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jeff Colella on piano, Danny Janklow on sax, Adam Cohen on bass, and Steve Hass on drums. Drummer Ferenc Nemeth is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood.  Pianist Alex Snydman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Gary Fukushima is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at the Marriott Newport Beach Sunset Jazz Series. Vocalist Debbie Joyce is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Anne O’Brien is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Saxophonist Jeff Pifher is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. The New Nine are at Wang’s in the Desert in Palm Springs. 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.  Bassist Jeff Littleton has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

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