About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of September 9, 2019

Karrin Allyson

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. Drummer Jose Perez is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. 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. Vocalist Cassia DeMayo is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village.

Thursday 9/12 – Karrin Allyson at Catalina

Pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson opens a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood with Miro Sprague on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. Pianist/vocalist Rachel Eckroth is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Tina Raymond is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Igor Kogan’s 17-piece big band is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Steven Lugener begins a two-night live recording session at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist David Arnay is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena.  Vocalist Mark Winkler is at The Merc in Temecula.  Vocalist Jack Wood celebrates a CD release at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Coronetist Bobby Bradford is at Sunspace in Sunland. 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 Schaefer. 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. Sapphire Swing is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Keyboardist Justin Hershey is at Barley Forge in Costa Mesa.

Friday 9/13 – Thom Rotella at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s

Guitarist Thom Rotella is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s for a CD release event featuring vocalist Tierney Sutton, pianist Mitchel Forman, vibraphonist Nick Mancini, and drummer Jimmy Branly. Saxophonist Steven Lugener finishes a two-night live recording session at Sam First in West L.A. with Javier Santiago on piano, Steve Blum on keyboards, Justin Rock on guitar, Giulio Xavier Cetto on bass, and Michael Mitchell on drums. Vocalist Karrin Allyson is at Catalina in Hollywood. Organist Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Vocalist Michael Feinstein is at the Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts with guest vocalist Haley Reinhart. Bassist Henry Franklin has the free Friday evening jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Julie Kelly is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Guitarist Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra are at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Saxophonist Eddie Mann is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Special EFX is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Trumpeter Louis Prima Jr., and the Witnesses are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. The Rip Roaring Jazz Band is at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. Holy Crow has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Janice Anderson is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga.  Drummer Joel Taylor is at 1881 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.

Saturday 9/14 – Mark de Clive-Lowe at Blue Whale

Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the second of two nights with Brandon Eugene Owens on bass, Greg Paul on drums, and a string quartet including violonist Paul Cartwright. Trumpeter Theo Croker is at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Pianist Greg Spero’s Spirit Fingers is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Karrin Allyson is at Catalina in Hollywood. Organist Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist/vocalist Adrian Belew is at the Teregram Ballroom in downtown L.A. The Spider’s Egg Sextet is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Sergio Mendes is at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. Keyboardist Gregg Karukas is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Renee Olmstead is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Saxophonist Dave Koz is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. The all-day Oxnard Jazz Festival is at Oxnard Beach Park with acts including Jeff Lorber, Everett Harp, and Keiko Matsui. Vocalist Katia Moraes & Brazilian Hearts are at Casa Arjona in Long Beach. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Rob Garland is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Jack’s Cats are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.  Drummer/vocalist Tony Jones 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. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Saturday brunch choices include trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank and pianist Sam Hirsh at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 9/15 – Laura Dickinson at Vibrato

Vocalist Laura Dickinson fronts a 17-piece big band at Vibrato in Bel Air. Keyboardist Oscar Hernandez’s Alma Libre is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Justo Almario on sax/flute, Jimmy Branly on drums, Oskar Cartaya on bass, Joey De Leon on percussion, and Dayren Santamaria on violin. Sigmund Fudge is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Claudia Koval celebrates a CD release at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Jazz Crusaders drummer Stix Hooper leads the field of honorees for the California Jazz & Blues Museum in an afternoon program at the Carson Center with the John Stephens Big Band. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at The York in Highland Park. The Spider’s Egg Sextet is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica for an early evening show. Pianist Joshua White is at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego. Guitarist Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra are at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. The Night Watch is at Gold-Diggers in Hollywood. The Singers In Law are at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalists Patrick Burnitt and Laura Pursell are at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Saxophonist Dave Koz is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Organist Delvon Lamarr is at the Bootleg Theater in downtown L.A. Violinist Fabrice You is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Jimetta Rose does a late afternoon outdoor show at Kings Road Park in West Hollywood. 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 saxophonist Dan Kaneyuki 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 9/16 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Pedro Martins on guitar/vocals, Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Bassist Brandon Fansher is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Glenn Crytzer is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.  The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City.  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 9/17 – Steve Lehman at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Steve Lehman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Tue-Wed) with Matt Brewer on bass and Damion Reid on drums. Vocalist Calabria Foti and trombonist Bob McChesney are at Catalina in Hollywood. Bassist/composer/arranger Brent Fischer is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Corcovado and trumpeter Skip Spiro are at TRiP in Santa Monica. 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 Bar in Studio City. The Magnolia Street Jazz Band plays a noon show at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Wednesday 9/18 – David Garfield at Catalina

Keyboardist David Garfield is at Catalina in Hollywood with Eric Marienthal on sax, Jimmy Haslip on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. The Odd Dogs are at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jeff Miley on guitar, Andy Suzuki on sax/keyboards, Steve Billman on bass, Billy Hulting on percussion, and Ralph Humphrey on drums. Pianist Paul Cornish is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood, Pianist Bill Cunliffe is at Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Saxophonist Steve Lehman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Tom Kubis Big Band closes the summer Sunset Jazz Series at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach. Bassist Bruce Lett has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Ty Taylor is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. The Grandmothers are at Zebulon in Silverlake. Pianist/vocalist Marina Pacowski is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Bassist Jake Leckie is at the 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. Pianist Karen Hernandez is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. The Flight 584 Big Band is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

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