About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 25, 2019

Jack Sheldon

 

Monday 11/25 – Rachel Eckroth at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist/vocalist Rachel Eckroth is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Travis Carlton on bass and Gary Novak on drums. Drummer Jaz Sawyer leads a holiday jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Shai Golan appears with the Saddleback College Jazz Lab Ensemble at the McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo. 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., 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 11/26 – Chick Corea at The Grammy Museum

Pianist Chick Corea is at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. for a screening and discussion of his film “In The Mind Of A Master”. Trumpeter Danny Jonokuchi’s Big Band is at Vibrato in Bel Air with vocalist Charles Turner. Guitarist Mitchell Long is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Blanco Diablo opens for vibraphonist Nick Mancini at TRiP in Santa Monica. Vocalist Janis Mann sings the music of Burt Bacharach at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. 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. 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 Vana’s Big Band Alumni play a morning show at Las Hadas in Northridge. The UCLA Big Bands are at Schoenberg Hall in Westwood. Vocalist Andy Cowan and pianist Nina Beck are at the Seventy7 Lounge in Culver City. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.

Wednesday 11/27 – The Lineage Trio at The Baked Potato

The Lineage Trio is at The Baked Potato in Studio City featuring Graham Dechter on guitar, Alex Frank on bass, and Ryan Shaw on drums. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist Fausto Cuevas is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Joe Rozum is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The NOLA Resistance is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Drake in Laguna 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 Top Hat Big Band is at Las Hadas in Northridge. Drummer Bill Spoke has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Pianist Karen Hernandez is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock with vocalist Marvin Robinson. The Jive Aces are at Wang’s in the Desert in Palm Springs.

Thursday 11/28 – Mitchell Long at The Tap Room

Guitarist Mitchell Long is at The Tap Room at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena with Luca Alemanno on bass and Charles Ruggerio on drums.

Friday 11/29 – Roger Kellaway at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s

Pianist Roger Kellaway is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City with guitarist Bruce Forman and bassist John Clayton. Rule 34 is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter/vocalist Jack Sheldon celebrates a birthday at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento is at Sam First in West L.A. Trumpeter Richard Grant is at The World Stage in South L.A. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at The Winery in Ventura. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Drummer Jason Lee Bruns has the free Friday gig at LACMA in West L.A. The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A. presents a tribute to Billy Strayhorn. Saxophonist/vocalist Darryl Walker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Alexis Joi is at Panama 66 at the San Diego Museum Of Art. 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. Bassist Teddy Bang is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City.

Saturday 11/30 – Oscar Hernandez at Sam First

Pianist Oscar Hernandez is at Sam First in West L.A. with Justo Almario on sax, Oskar Cartaya on bass, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Bassist Nedra Wheeler is at The World Stage in South L.A. Flutist/vocalist Kaylene Peoples is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter/vocalist Jack Sheldon celebrates a birthday at Catalina in Hollywood. The Greyboy All-Stars are at the Moroccan Lounge in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Vocalists Sidney Jacobs and John Finley are at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Jocelyn Medina is at The Gardenia in West Hollywood. Vocalist Dom Thomas is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Vocalist Patrick Barnitt is at Barone’s in Valley Glen. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Baltaire in Brentwood. 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.  Saturday brunch choices include trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank and saxophonist Charles Owens at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Jack’s Cats are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Sunday 12/1 – Matt Mayhall at The York

Drummer Matt Mayhall is at The York in Highland Park with Jeff Parker on guitar and Paul Bryan on bass. Pianist/vocalist Sumitra Nanjundan is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro for a solo late afternoon CD release concert. Pianist Adam Hersh leads the LA College Jazz Jam night at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Paris Chansons is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Vocalist Elena Gilliam presents an evening of holiday music at Campus Jax in Newport 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 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. Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker does an afternoon show at the Encinitas Public Library.

Monday 12/2 – Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with fellow guitarist Toshi Yanagi, Jimmy Earl on bass, Matt Rohde on keys, and Danny Carey on drums. Pianist Eric Dries is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The Pepperdine University Jazz Ensemble is at the Smothers Theatre in Malibu. 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 drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam at The Mint in West L.A., the Falls Lounge in downtown L.A., guitarist Kimberly Ford at SOhO in Santa Monica, 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.

Tuesday 12/3 – Darrell Leonard’s Line-Up at The Write-Off Room

Trumpeter Darrell Leonard leads a big band at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills including Walt Fowler on trumpet, Bruce Fowler on trombone, and saxophonists Keith Fiddmont, Rickey Woodard, and Tom Peterson. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with guest Jim Fox. Vocalist Annie Trousseau is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Bassist Tim Fenton and pianist Marco Apicella are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Pianist Ron Kobayashi and vocalist Lola Kristine are 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. 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 Vana’s Big Band Alumni play a morning show at Las Hadas in Northridge. College Jazz Bands from Cal Arts and USC are at Sam First in West L.A. The Bella Musica Jazz Ensemble is at The Port Restaurant in Corona Del Mar.

Wednesday 12/4 – Bob Sheppard at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West L.A. with Robert Rodriguez on piano, Alex Boneham on bass, and Anthony Fung on drums. Cuban pianist Dayramir Gonzalez is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Turkish pianist Cosku Turhan is at Sam First in West L.A. Guitarist Chris Standring is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City with vocalist Kathrin Shorr.  Bassist Paul Gormley has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.  Vocalist Anne O’Brien is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Elizabeth Lamers is at 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. 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. Trombonist Steve Johnson plays a late afternoon set at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. The Gin Mill Grifters are at Wang’s in the Desert in Palm Springs.

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