About & Out – What’s Hot – The Week Of July 6, 2015

Jack Jones
Jack Jones

Monday 7/6 – Leah Zeger at Coffee Gallery Backstage

Violinist/vocalist Leah Zeger leads a quartet at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.  Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Jax. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at Steamers. Vocalist Alanna Lin is at Blue Whale. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch. Monday jam sessions include John Ziegler and Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato, Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

Tuesday 7/7 – Barbara Morrison at Hollywood & Highland

Veteran vocalist Barbara Morrison is at the Hollywood & Highland Center for a free evening concert (also at Steamers Friday and Saturday). The Fabian Fernandez Trio is at Vibrato. The Thelonious Monk Institute holds their montly jam session at Blue Whale. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch. The Makers are at Seven Grand. Pianist Peter Smith leads a trio at Bourbon Steak L.A. in Glendale. Frank Potenza is John Pisano’s guest for Guitar Night at Viva Cantina.

Wednesday 7/8 – Artyom Manukyan Project at The Baked Potato

Cellist Artyom Manukyan is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Vardan Ovsepian on keys, Gavin Salmon on drums, Tim Lefebvre on bass, and Troy Zeigler on Sound Efx. The Four Freshmen kick off the Wednesday Sunset Jazz series at the Mariott Beach Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach. Pianist Calli O’Doherty is at Blue Whale (also at SoHo Santa Barbara on Monday 7/6). Vocalist Jesse Palter is at Vibrato. Bassist Jennifer Leitham is at Catalina. Vocalist Teryn Re is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Bassist Mike Gurrola has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse.

Thursday 7/9 – AC Jazz Project at Catalina

The AC (Afro-Cuban) Jazz Project is at Catalina in Hollywood with Josiel Perez Hernandez on trumpet, Yosmel Montejo on bass, Adrian Gonzalez on percussion, and Fermin Sifontes on vocals. Guitarist Marcel Camargo & The Brazil You Never Heard are at Blue Whale. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at Descanso Gardens in LaCanada-Flintridge. Pianist Joe Bagg leads a trio at The Tap Room at the Hotel Langham Pasadena. The Ipanema Lounge Project is at Pips on La Brea. The Vibrometers are at Seven Grand.

Friday 7/10 – Scott Henderson Trio at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Scott Henderson is at The Baked Potato with Travis Carlton on bass and Alan Hertz on drums. Guitarist Spiros Exaras and pianist Elio Villafranca are at Blue Whale. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at Vibrato. Vocalist Jack Jones begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina. Saxophonist Aaron Blumenthal is at The E Spot Lounge. Vibraphonist Steven McGill is at 9 on Vine. The Cannonball-Coltrane Project has the free Friday evening jazz show at LACMA.

Saturday 7/11 – Adam Ratner Group at The Springs

Guitarist Adam Ratner is at The Springs in downtown Los Angeles with Darek Oles on bass, Richard Sears on piano, and Hamir Atwal on drums. Drummer Jamison Ross is at Blue Whale. Icelandic vocalist Anna Mjöll is at The Baked Potato. Vocalist Sherry Williams is at Vibrato. Vocalist Janis Mann is with the Mark Z Stevens Trio at Desert Rose. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Guitarist Jacques Lesure has the Saturday brunch at the Lighthouse.

Sunday 7/12 – George Gee Swing Band at the Cicada Club

The George Gee Swing Band is at the Cicada Club in downtown Los Angeles with vocalists Barbara Morrison and John Dokes. Latin percussionist Poncho Sanchez is at Steamers in Fullerton. Vocalist Angie Wells is at Vibrato. Dr. Bobby Rodriguez’s Latin Jazz Orchestra has the free Sunday evening show at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena. Saxophonist Michael Session has an afternoon show at the Mayme Clayton Library in Culver City. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato. Sunday brunch choices include Jesse Palter at Perch and Dori Amarillo and Gretje Angell at Firefly.

Monday 7/13 – Natalie Cressman at Blue Whale

Trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Mike Bono on guitar, Jonathan Stein on bass, and Mike Mitchell on drums. Saxophonist Ian Roller leads a jam at Seven Grand. Bill Strout’s Big Band 2000 is at Steamers. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch. Monday jam sessions include John Ziegler and Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato, Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge, and Jazz Eclectic at the Sofitel Beverly Hills Riviera 31.

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