About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of October 7, 2019

Pharoah Sanders

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.  Pianist/vocalist Marina Pacowski has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.   The Colibri Quartet 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. 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.

Thursday 10/10 – Rickey Peterson with the Bob Mintzer Big Band at Vibrato

Keyboardist Rickey Peterson is at Vibrato in Bel Air with the Bob Mintzer Big Band including drummer Will Kennedy and guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr. Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist David Roitstein and keyboardist Jeff Babko are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The VDE Big Band is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s with vocalists Teryn Re’, Jamie Van Der Sluys, and Natalie Mendoza. Vocalist Kathleen Grace is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Jon Mayer is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Pianist Dayramir Gonzalez is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Saxophonist Darius Jones and pianist Joshua White split a bill with vocalist Dwight Trible at The World Stage in South L.A. The New Experience is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Guitarist Joel Harrison is at Sunspace in Sunland. Vocalist Elena Gilliam is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Pianist Dave Meder is at The Merc in Temecula. The Organ Donors are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. The Northeast L.A. Jazz Group is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Drummer Steve Hass is at Brack Shop Tavern in downtown L.A. Drummer Ben Rose is at Perch in downtown L.A. Drummer Tyler Hammond is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. Saxophonist David Patterson is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. 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.

Friday 10/11 – Kathleen Grace at Sam First

Vocalist Kathleen Grace plays the second of three nights (Thu-Sat) at Sam First in West L.A. with Larry Goldings on piano and David Piltch on bass with guest cellist Artyom Manukyan. Violinist Christian Howes is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith leads a celebration of Billy Higgins at The World Stage in South L.A. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills.  Guitarist Todd Sharp is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Youn Sun Nah at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Catalina in Hollywood. Jim Caruso’s Cast Party with pianist Billy Stritch is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Norman Brown is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Vocalist Jonathan Karrant is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Parlour Social is at the Broad Stage Edye Black Box in Santa Monica. Bassist Bruce Lett has the free Friday gig at LACMA in West L.A. Ugly Beauty is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City.  Vocalist Liela Avila is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. 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. The Saddleback College Big Band is at the McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo.

Saturday 10/12 – Pharoah Sanders at the Moss Theater

Saxophonist Pharoah Sanders plays the first of two nights at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica with pianist Benito Gonzalez. Trumpeter/vocalist Ilya Serov is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City with a big band including pianist Roger Kellaway. Flutist/vocalist Kaylene Peoples is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Greenlief-Dunn-Amendola and the Sound Escape Project split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Duane Allen is at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. Vocalist Mark Christian Miller is at The Gardenia in West Hollywood. Vocalist Chris Bennett is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Amanda Castro is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The West Coast Jam is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Pianist Brian Pezzone and clarinetist Gary Gray are at UCLA Schoenberg Hall in Westwood. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. 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.   Gypsy guitarist Jimmy Grant is at the downtown Art Share L.A. with guest violinist Aaron Weinstein for an afternoon show. Saturday brunch choices include trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank.

Sunday 10/13 – Hiroe Sekine at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s

Pianist Hiroe Sekine celebrates a CD release at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City with a group including Bob Sheppard on sax, Michael Valerio on bass, and Jamey Tate on drums. The L.A. Jazz Quartet is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist David Binney and drummer Makaya McCraven split a bill at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Saxophonist Pharoah Sanders is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica with pianist Benito Gonzalez. One Globe Radio is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The New Nine is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Brian Carmody is at The York in Highland Park.  Vocalist Natalie Mendoza is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.  Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank for a blues show including guitarist Joe Bonomassa. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are at the South Coast Winery in Temecula. Paris Chansons is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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 vocalists Lorraina Marro and Maryanne Reall at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City, 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 10/14 – Stephen Kac at Blue Whale

Tubaist Stephen Kac leads a quartet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Michael Mull on sax, Alexander Noice on guitar, and Colin Woodford on drums. Vocalist Lia Booth is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Jeff Parker is at ETA in Highland Park. 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 the Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., the monthly Blues Power Jamm at The Baked Potato in Studio City, 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 10/15 – Joel Ross at Blue Whale

Vibraphonist Joel Ross is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Immanuel Wilkins on sax, Jeremy Corren on piano, Kanoa Mendenhall on bass, and
Jeremy Dutton on drums. Vocalist Shoshana Bean is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Pianist Ted Howe is at The Sherman Attic in Sherman Oaks.
Guitarist Mark Leggett is at TRiP in Santa Monica. 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. Pianist Derrik Lewis is at The Tropicale in Palm Springs. The DE Quartet is at the Oyster Bar in Studio City. Trombonist Steve Johnson plays a happy hour set at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. 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. Jazz Combos from UCLA and Fullerton College are featured at Sam First in West L.A. CSUN’s Jazz Combos are at Cypress Recital Hall in Northridge.

Wednesday 10/16 – Doug Webb at Sam First

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at Sam First in West L.A. with Josh Nelson on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Charles Ruggiero on drums.  Saxophonist Chase Baird celebrates a CD release Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Nir Felder on guitar, John Escreet on keys, Dan Chmielinski on bass, and Steve Lyman on drums. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Hearts & Minds are at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Guitarist Riner Scivally is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Lia Booth is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Flutist Rob Sheppard is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. The Billie Holiday play “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill” opens a three-week run at the International City Theatre in Long Beach. 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.

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