About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of December 2, 2019

    Bill Frisell

 

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. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park.

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 guests Frank Potenza and  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. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. 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 Ropside 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. Bassist Logan Kane is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Chris Standring is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City with vocalist Kathrin Shorr. 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. The Gin Mill Grifters are at Wang’s in the Desert in Palm Springs. Trumpeter Jun Iida is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Guitarist Joe Bonomassa’s Rock Candy Funk Party begins a four-night (Wed-Sat) sold-out run at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Thursday 12/5 – Bill Frisell & Julian Lage at CAP UCLA Royce Hall

Guitarists Bill Frisell and Julian Lage perform together at CAP UCLA Royce Hall in Westwood. Guitarist Mike Stern and keyboardist Jeff Lorber open a four night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Jon Mayer is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed and vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia are at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Trumpeter Mike Cottone leads a quartet at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Spencer Day is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City.  Moon Hooch is at the Moroccan Lounge in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach with vocalist Lia Booth. Pianist Keith Droste is at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist/vocalist Teka is at The Winery in Ventura. The Organ Donors are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.   Bassist David Ross is at the downtown LA Athletic Club with vocalist Barbara Morrison. 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. 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. Guitarist Joe Bonomassa’s Rock Candy Funk Party is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Friday 12/6 – Mike Stern & Jeff Lorber at Catalina

Guitarist Mike Stern and keyboardist Jeff Lorber play the second of four nights (Thu-Sun) at Catalina in Hollywood with Jimmy Haslip on bass and Dave Weckl on drums. Trumpeter Mike Cottone leads a quartet at Sam First in West L.A. with guest vocalist Shoshana Bean.  Vocalist Sunny Kim is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Conganas is at Union Station in downtown L.A. Vocalist Spencer Day is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City with guest vocalist Jane Monheit. Saxophonists Michael Paulo, Paul Taylor and Jessy J are at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. Vocalist Sheree Brown is at The World Stage in South L.A. Saxophonist Dave Victorino is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Janice Anderson is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Tony Galla is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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. Guitarist Joe Bonomassa’s Rock Candy Funk Party is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Saturday 12/7 – Ari Hoenig at Blue Whale

Drummer Ari Hoenig is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Sat-Sun) with Nitai Hershkovits on piano and Benjamin Tiberio on bass. Trumpeter Mike Cottone and pianist Kris Bowers play an evening of duets at Sam First in West L.A. Guitarist Mike Stern and keyboardist Jeff Lorber are at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Louis Cole leads a big band at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Trombonist/vocalist Aubrey Logan is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City.  Vocalist Susan Krebs brings her Jazz Aviary project to the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana.  Saxophonist Tom Scott is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Pianist/guitarist Frank Unzueta is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Guitarist Blake Aaron is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Acoustic Revelation Band is at The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Olivia Morreale at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Hot Club Of Orange County is at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. Pink Martini is at the UCSB Arlington Hall in Santa Barbara. Vocalist Angela O’Neill & The Outrageous 8 are at The Gardenia in West Hollywood. 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 guitarist Mike Scott at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Guitarist Joe Bonomassa’s Rock Candy Funk Party is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.

Sunday 12/8 – Ken Peplowski at the Moss Theater

Clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Peplowski is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica with Katie Thiroux on bass, Matt Witek on drums, and Glenn Zaleski on piano. Drummer Ari Hoenig is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Guitarist Mike Stern and keyboardist Jeff Lorber are at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Pianist Mikan Zlatkovich is at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego for a late afternoon concert. Pianist Bevan Manson and vocalist Vivian Mason do an afternoon concert at Namba in Ventura. Guitarist Andrew Longaker is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Drummer Bobby Breton is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. 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 Lisa Donahey at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City, the Harbor College Big Band with trumpeter Ron Stout 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. Keyboardist Al Pascua is at the Black ‘N Blue Restaurant in Santa Clarita.

Monday 12/9 – Kaveh Rastegar & Matt Chamberlain at Blue Whale

Bassist Kaveh Rastegar and drummer Matt Chamberlain are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Pianist Ron Kobayashi and vocalist Lola Kristine are 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., 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 12/10 – Robert Rodriguez Rospide at Sam First

Pianist Robert Rodriguez Rospide hosts a Latin jazz jam session at Sam First in West L.A. The Herbie Hancock Institute Ensemble hosts a jam session at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Freda Payne is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Ben Monder is at the McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. The Yorkan Trio is at The York in Highland Park. The Colibri Quartet is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. 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. Guitarist Mark Leggett is at TRiP in Santa Monica.

Wednesday 12/11 – Alex Cline Upeksha Ensemble at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Drummer Alex Cline is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Eric Barber on sax, Michael Gregory Jackson on guitar, Joshua White on piano, and Miller Wrenn on bass. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Herbie Hancock Institute Ensemble is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Amanda McBroom is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Benn Clatworthy has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Laura Pursell has a happy hour set at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank, followed by the Flight 584 Big Band. Drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Maryanne Reall 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 Top Hat Big Band is at Las Hadas in Northridge. Chet Happens is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

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