About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 11, 2019

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Monday 11/11 – Gretje Angell at The Famous

Vocalist Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale with Matt Hornbeck on guitar, Brian Ward on bass, and Jose Perez 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. 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 11/12 – Bernie Dresel BBB at The Write-Off Room

Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB big band is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Drummer Trevor Anderies is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Joshua Redman is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Vocalist Sacha Boutros is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Work In Progress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Organist Carey Frank is at The York in Highland Park. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Guitarist Doug McDonald is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Nancy Osbourne is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. 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. Guitarist Mark Leggett is at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Cal State Fullerton and Saddleback College Jazz Bands are at Sam First in West L.A. Fullerton College’s jazz bands are at the Campus Theatre with guest vocalist Tierney Sutton and pianist Christian Jacob.

Wednesday 11/13 – Remy Le Boeuf at Sam First

Saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf is at Sam First in West L.A. with Vardan Ovsepian on piano, Karl McComas-Reichl on bass, and Christian Euman on drums. Saxophonist Chuck Manning is at Pierce Street Jazz at the La Sierra Troesh Conference Center in Riverside. Saxophonist Sal Lozano’s All In is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Alex Hahn is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Guitarist Ricky Z. is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Marsha Bartenetti is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Meloney Collins is at Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Vocalist Donna Deussen and guitarist Jim Fox are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles features a screening of the documentary “Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes”. 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. Pianist Alex Olsen has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Pianist Karen Hernandez is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock with vocalist James Arnold.

Thursday 11/14 – Paul Peress at The Baked Potato

Drumer Paul Peress celebrates a CD release at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Dean Brown on guitar, Mitchel Forman on keys, and Travis Carlton on bass. Pianist Joshua White begins a three-night (Thu-Sat) run featuring a different lineup each night at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Steve Tyrell begins a three-night (Thu-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Jane Monheit is at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. Orkestar Meze is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Maria Schafer and trumpeter Brad Black are at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Drummer Al Williams is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Todd Murray is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Rumproller is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist Steve Cotter is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena.. Vocalist Debbi Ebert and pianist Ron Kobayashi are at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Saxophonist Greg Vail is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The MvA Quintet is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. Bassist David Ross is at the downtown LA 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/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 11/15 – Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra at The World Stage

The Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra is at The World Stage in South L.A. Guitarist Mike Moreno is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Chilean vocalist Camila Meza is at The Soraya in Northridge for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Pianist Joshua White is at Sam First in West L.A. Keyboardist Rique Pantoja is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at The Winery in Ventura. Drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Holy Crow has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. 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. Pianist Ann Louise is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Jack’s Cats are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Saturday 11/16 – Steel House at Zipper Hall

Steel House with Edward Simon on piano, Scott Colley on bass, and Brian Blade on drums is at the Colburn School’s Zipper Hall in downtown L.A. Pianist/composer Sergio Mendes and vocalist Bebel Gilberto offer an evening of Bossa Nova and Brazilian jazz at CAP UCLA Royce Hall in Westwood. Guitarist Mike Moreno is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Chilean guitarist/vocalist Camila Meza is at The Soraya in Northridge. Pianist Joshua White is at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist Dr. Bruce Eskovitz is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. Pianist Jon Mayer is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Nutty is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Douye is at Casa Arjona in Long Beach.  Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena.  Vocalist Phil Crosby, Jr. is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Chloe Perrier is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. She Sings She Swings is at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. Saxophonist Michael Lington is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Todd Murray is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Drummer/vocalist Tony Jones is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. 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. Saturday brunch choices include trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank and saxophonist Joe Santa Maria at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 11/17 – Ricardo Silveira at Blue Whale

Guitarist Ricardo Silveira is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Mitchel Forman on piano, John Leftwich on bass, and Ryan Shaw on drums. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at The York in Highland Park. Pianist/composer Sergio Mendes and vocalist Bebel Gilberto are at UCSB Campbell Hall in Santa Barbara. Guitarist Toshi Yanagi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Beverly Church Hogan is at Catalina in Hollywood. 2+1 with percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran, vibraphonist Nick Mancini, and vocalist Jamie Perez plays a late afternoon concert at the Neighborhood UU Church in Pasadena. Steel House is at the TSRI Auditorium in San Diego. Vocalist Sacha Boutros does a late afternoon show at the Hotel Handlery in San Diego. Drummer Al Williams is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Spontaneous Combustion plays an afternoon concert at the Secret Rose Theater in North Hollywood. Pianist Mike Wofford and flutist Holly Hofmann are at the Ojai Art Center in Ojai. Saxophonist Murray Middleman is at the Alhambra Performing Arts Center in Alhambra. Paris Chansons is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Estilo Y Gracia is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Violinist Fabrice You is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Vocalist Maria Schafer is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Pianist Richard Glaser is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at The W Hotel in Hollywood. 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. Drummer Dean Rohan is at Fellow in Westwood. Sunday brunch choices include drummer Roy McCurdy at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, 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. Trumpeter Skip Spiro’s Little Big band plays an early afternoon show at The Winery in Ventura.

Monday 11/18 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Earl on bass, Katisse Buckingham on sax/flute/rap, and Gary Novak on drums. Pianist Aimee Nolte is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Jazz Butchers open for drummer Kevin Kanner’s Jazz Jam at The Mint in West L.A.  Black Nile and Blaque Dynamite Blackhouse are at The World Stage in South L.A.   Saxophonist Cal Bennett 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. 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 Riviera 31 in Beverly Hills. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at Eat Drink Americano in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Richie Freedman’s Cool Blue at Las Hadas in Northridge. The Candy Jacket Jazz Band is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank.

Tuesday 11/19 – Jeff Pifher & Socrates’ Trial at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Jeff Pifher & Socrates’ Trial are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for an album release concert with Colin Cook on guitar, Misha Bigos on keys, Eric England on bass, Corey Coverstone on drums, and Ian David Wurfl on percussion. The Herbie Hancock Institute Ensemble is at Sam First in West L.A. TrioKait is at The York in Highland Park. Vocalist Jan Daley is at Catalina in Hollywood. Corcovado is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Ted Howe is at The Sherman Attic in Sherman Oaks. Vocalist Lindsey Webster is at Spaghettini in Seal 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.  Pianist Derrik Lewis is at The Tropicale in Palm Springs. The DE Quartet is at the Oyster Bar in Studio City.  Marigold is at Mama Lion in downtown L.A.   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 11/20 – Yotam Silberstein at Sam First

Guitarist Yotam Silberstein begins a three-night (Wed-Fri) run at Sam First in West L.A. with Dave Robaire on bass and Gary Novak on drums. Pianist Senri Oe is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Anthony Fung is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Foundation 919 is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at Wang’s in the Desert in Palm Springs. Guitarist Joshua Breakstone has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Pianist Bradley Young is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. 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 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. Pianist Karen Hernandez is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock with vocalist Marvin Robinson. The Happiness Jazz Band is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The El Camino College Concert Jazz Band is at the Marsee Auditorium in Torrance.

3 thoughts on “About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 11, 2019”

  1. thanks for the listimg Tom

    On Mon, Nov 11, 2019, 6:03 AM About & Out – Tom Meek’s Weekly Best Bets For Live Jazz In Los Angeles And Across Southern California wrote:

    > lajazzeditor posted: ” Monday 11/11 – Gretje Angell at The Famous Vocalist > Gretje Angell is at The Famous in Glendale with Matt Hornbeck on guitar, > Brian Ward on bass, and Jose Perez on drums. Vocalist Lia Booth is at The > Drake in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Jeff Parker is a” >

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  2. Noticed you guys missed Jazz Symposium at the Roosevelt theater on Sunday 11/17. It’s a great show they do about once a month. Next one is Thursday 12/12.

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