About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of September 30, 2019

Chick Corea Trilogy

Monday 9/30 – Allison Au at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Allison Au is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Todd Pentney on piano, Daniel Fortin on bass, and Fabio Ragnelli on drums. Bassist Pete Griffin is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Martini In The Morning marks a studio move to Idaho with a show including vocalists Tierney Sutton and James Torme at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Alison Pill is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Jeff Parker is at ETA in Highland Park. The Grand Slam Sextet is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City. 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. Trumpeter Richie Freedman’s Cool Blue is at Las Hadas in Northridge.

Tuesday 10/1 – Tim Hagans at Sam First

Trumpeter Tim Hagans is at Sam First in West L.A. with Miro Sprague on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. Drummer Javo Barrera is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Maria Puga Lareo and saxophonist Bob Sheppard are at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Bassist/vocalist Jennifer Leitham is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Chris McCarthy is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Willie Waldman is at The Mint in West L.A. The Craig Kupka Big Band is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. The Yorkan Trio is at The York in Highland Park. Pianist Maleke Clemmons is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree is at TRiP in Santa Monica.  Vocalist Lia Booth is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.  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 is 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. Drummer Johnny Vanna’s Big Band Alumni play a morning show at Las Hadas in Northridge. CSUN’s Jazz Combos play a recital at Cypress Hall in Northridge.

Wednesday 10/2 – Matt Mayhall at Blue Whale

Drummer Matt Mayhall is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Lauren Elizabeth Baba on violin, Karl McComas-Reichl on bass, Gregory Uhlmann on guitar, Brian Walsh on clarinet, and Chris Williams on trumpet. Flutist Nicole Mitchell’s Iridescent and The Artifacts Trio split a bill at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Arianna Neikrug is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist David Binney opens a four-night (Wed-Sat) run at Sam First in West L.A. Drummer Clayton Cameron has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Kathleen Grace and pianist Vardan Ovsepian are at Art Share LA in downtown L.A. Pianist Gerald Clayton is at the TSRI Auditorium in San Diego. Pianist Chick Corea is at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego. Vocalist Mandy Kemp is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Chet Happens is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. 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. The Top Hat Big Band is at Las Hadas in Northridge. The Angel City Jazz Festival presents the 2019 Young Artist Competition finals at Santa Monica Public Library.

Thursday 10/3 – Chick Corea at CAP UCLA Royce Hall

Pianist Chick Corea leads a trio at CAP UCLA Royce Hall in Westwood with Christian McBride on bass and Brian Blade on drums. Composer/arranger Lisa Maxwell is at Catalina in Hollywood for an album release show. Kneebody begins a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalists Tierney Sutton and Ann Hampton Callaway are at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB big band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Saxophonist David Binney is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Scott Healy hosts a screening of the Bill Evans documentary “Time Remembered” at Los Angeles Valley College in Sherman Oaks. Simple Trio and Parlour Game spilt a bill at REDCAT in downtown L.A. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at Sunspace in Sunland. Pianist Todd Hunter is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Drummer Steve Hass is at the Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Vocalist Jamie Shew is at Cooks Chapel in Anaheim.  Saxophonist Greg Vail is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.  Bassist David Ross is at the downtown L.A. Athletic Club with vocalist Barbara Morrison. Saxophonist David Patterson is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. 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. Vocalist Jennifer Hart is at The Merc in Temecula. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells.

Friday 10/4 – Eliane Elias at the Moss Theater

Pianist Elaine Elias is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica with Marc Johnson on bass, Rafael Barata on drums, and Rubens de la Corte on guitar. Guitarist Mike Miller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Otmaro Ruiz on  keys, Jimmy Johnson on bass and Chad Wackerman on drums. Pianist Chick Corea is at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Saxophonist Bennie Maupin is at The World Stage in South L.A. for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Pianist Vijay Iyer is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood for a solo performance. Kneebody is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Jason Lee Bruns is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist David Binney is at Sam First in West L.A. Strunz & Farah are at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. The 2019 Angel City Jazz Festival Young Artist winners and keyboardist Jacob Mann are at LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Gretje Angell is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Drummer Joel Taylor is at 1881 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. Vocalist Cynthia Thomas is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. The Woody James Big Band plays an early afternoon show at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Charged Particles is at Pow Wow Pizza in Long Beach.

Saturday 10/5 – Vijay Iyer at Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Pianist Vijay Iyer leads a trio at the Samueli Theater at Segerstrom in Costa Mesa with Stephan Crump on bass and Jeremy Dutton on drums. Organist Joey DeFrancesco is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Flutist/saxophonist Katisse Buckingham and Diatom Ribbons with pianist Kris Davis and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington split a bill at REDCAT in downtown L.A. The LA Jazz Society honors Lee Ritenour, Jane Monheit, and more with a program at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with saxophonist Ernie Watts. Saxophonist Bennie Maupin is at The World Stage in South L.A. Kneebody is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist David Binney is at Sam First in West L.A. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. The Motet is at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia celebrates a CD release at The G Spot in Highland Park. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Keyboardist Brian Culbertson is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Charged Particles are at Casa Arjona in Long Beach.  Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.  Guitarist/vocalist Suren Arustamyan is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Gunhild Carling is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Angela O’Neil and The Outrageous 8 celebrate a CD release at The Mixx in Pasadena. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Cellist Jacob Szekely is at the Museum Of Making Music in Carlsbad. 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.

Sunday 10/6 – John Clayton’s Bass Monsters at the Moss Theater

Bassist John Clayton hosts an evening of bassists at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica including Alex Frank, Mike Gurrola, Edwin Livingston, Lyman Medeiros, Dave Robaire, Ben Shepherd, Katie Thiroux, and Jonathan Richards. Trumpeter Dan Rosenboom and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Gary Fukushima’s GF3 is at the Neighborhood UU Church in Pasadena as part of the Jazz ‘n Paz series. Vocalist Lauren White celebrates a CD release at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Peter Sprague is at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego for a late afternoon show. Vocalist Gina Saputo is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.  Pianist Freddie Ravel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Elaine Gibbs is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Vignes Rooftop Revival has the happy hour show at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. 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., vocalist Bri Sarikcioglu at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Bel Air, and guitarist Mark Fitchett at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach. The Baked Potato in Studio City begins a new monthly College Jazz Jam on the first Sunday night of each month. The Big Band All Stars play an afternoon concert at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater.

Monday 10/7 – Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jame Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Chris Roy on bass, Matt Rohde on keys, and Danny Carey on drums. Vocalist Maria Schaefer and guitarist Shane Savala are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for a CD release party. Guitarist Jeff Parker is at ETA in Highland Park.  Vocalist Lia Booth is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.  The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City.  Vocalist Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale.  Monday jam sessions include drummer Kevin Kanner at The Mint in West L.A., guitarist Kimberly Ford at SOhO in Santa Barbara, 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. Trumpeter Richie Freedman’s Cool Blue is at Las Hadas in Northridge.

Tuesday 10/8 – Alex Machacek at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Alex Machacek is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Anthony Crawford on bass and Gergo Borlai on drums. The Herbie Hancock Institute Ensemble hosts a jazz jam at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Robert Rodriguez hosts a monthly Latin Jazz jam session at Sam First in West L.A. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Savoy Ellingtons are at Vibrato in Bel Air for the first of two nights (Tue-Wed). Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. 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 is 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. Drummer Johnny Vanna’s Big Band Alumni play a morning show at Las Hadas in Northridge.

Wednesday 10/9 – Ego Mondo and Aaron Parks Little Big at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Ego Mondo with bassist Tim Lefebvre, keyboardist Scott Kinsey and drummer Gary Novak split a bill with pianist Aaron Parks Little Big at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Guitarist Marcel Camargo is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Dave Meder and saxophonist David Binney are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Brothers Of The Situation are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Jim Caruso’s Cast party with pianist Billy Stritch is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. The Savoy Ellingtons are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter/vocalist Johnny Britt is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Jason Hanna is 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. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. The Top Hat Big Band is at Las Hadas in Northridge. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells.

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