About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of January 20, 2020

Eddie Henderson

Monday 1/20 – Zappa at The Baked Potato

Zappa is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of three nights (Mon-Wed) with Ray White on guitar/vocals, Robert Martin on keys/sax/vocals, Mike Keneally on guitar/vocals, Scott Thunes on bass, and Joe Travers on drums/vocals. The Buddy Rich Big Band featuring drummer Gregg Potter is at Catalina in Hollywood. Ghost-Note is at the Teragram Ballroom in downtown L.A. Harriet Tubman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Samantha Sidley is at Zebulon in Silverlake. Pianist Ron Kobayashi and vocalist Debbi Ebert 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 1/21 – Sinne Eeg at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s

Vocalist Sinne Eeg is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s with Josh Nelson on piano and Larry Koonse on guitar. Bassist Billy Mohler is at Sam First in West L.A. for the first of two nights (Tue-Wed) with David Binney on saxophone and Joe La Barbera on drums. Trumpeter Jens Lindemann is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Zappa is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Got Monk? is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Mike McKenna is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Ted Howe is at The Sherman Attic in Sherman Oaks. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Perch in downtown L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West 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. 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.

Wednesday 1/22 – Biréli Lagrène at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

Guitarist Biréli Lagrène in at the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz in West L.A. with saxophonist Frank Wolf and bassist William Branard. Zappa is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Billy Mohler is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Tony Tixier is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Charles Owens has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Sofia Rei is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalists Elaine Dame and Rose Colella are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Organist Brian Charette is at The Winery in Ventura. The Mark Hix Big Band is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Axon Orchestra is at the Corazon Performing Arts Center in Topanga. Vocalist Douye is at Wang’s in the Desert in Palm Springs. Gypsy guitarist John Jorgenson is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Adam Ratner 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. Trombonist Steve Johnson plays a late afternoon show at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank, followed by the Flight 584 Big Band. 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. Vocalist Ed Romero is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Thursday 1/23 – Brian Charette at The Baked Potato

Organist Brian Charette is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Doug Webb on sax, David Sampson on guitar, Gary Novak on drums, and Andy Sanesi on percussion. Saxophonist David Binney is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Dean Mucetti & Rhythm Real are at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonists Jure Puki and Melissa Aldana are at Sam First in West L.A. for the first of two nights (Thu-Fri). Saxophonist Kim Richmond is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Dale Fielder is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Pianist Robert Glasper is at the Teragram Ballroom in downtown L.A. Organist Carey Frank is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Pianist Sam Hirsh is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Elaine Dame and Rose Coleella are at The Winery in Ventura. Drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The Jazz Cartel Quintet is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist Anand Bennett is at Sunspace in Sunland. Saxophonist Nick Gomez is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. The Lineage Trio is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Bassist David Ross is at the downtown LA Athletic Club with vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia. 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 Linda Peterson is at Woody’s Palm House in Palm Springs. 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 1/24 – Bernstein, Goldings & Stewart at Blue Whale

Guitarist Peter Bernstein, keyboardist Larry Goldings, and drummer Bill Stewart open a three-night (Fri-Sun) run at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez opens a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Flutist Nestor Torres is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Saxophonists Jure Puki and Melissa Aldana are at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Darynn Dean is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Jose Rizo’s Mongorama is at The World Stage in South L.A. Drummer Jason Lee Bruns is at The Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Bassist Gary Wicks is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Vocalist Janice Anderson is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Guitarist Paul Brown is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Drummer Joel Taylor is at 1881 in Pasadena. Guitarist Mitchell Long is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room 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.

Saturday 1/25 – Eddie Henderson at the Moss Theater

Trumpeter Eddie Henderson is at the Moss Theater in Studio City with Tamir Hendleman on piano, Mike Gurrola on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Pianist Joshua White is at The World Stage in South L.A. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are celebrate a new album release at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Sam First in West L.A. Bassist Bunny Brunel is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Guitarist Peter Bernstein, keyboardist Larry Goldings, and drummer Bill Stewart are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Catalina in Hollywood. Bassist Jennifer York is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Saxophonist Tom Catanzaro is at the Diamond Valley Arts Center in Hemet. Vocalist Amanda McBroom is at The Purple Room in Palm Springs. Ranky Tanky is at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. Guitarist Paul Brown is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Greta Matassa is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Baltaire in Brentwood. Vocalist Chloe Perrier is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.  Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. 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 drummer Paul Kreibich at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Jack’s Cats are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.

Sunday 1/26 – Doug Webb at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Earl on bass, Mitchel Forman and Brian Charette on keys, Jamie Kime on guitar, and Gary Novak on drums. Saxophonist Gary Meek is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Peter Bernstein, keyboardist Larry Goldings, and drummer Bill Stewart are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Billy Mitchell is at Catalina in Hollywood with comedian Garrett Morris. Pianist Sam Hirsh is at The York in Highland Park. Vocalist Angie G is at The W Hotel in Hollywood. Guitarist Scotty Bramer is at The Other Door in Burbank.  Vocalist Kelly Rae does an early evening show at Campus Jax in Newport Beach.  The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Violinist Dan Weinstein is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  Drummer Joe La Barbera leads a quintet in an afternoon show at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio.  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. Drummer Dean Rohan is at Fellow in Westwood. Sunday brunch choices include trombone group Slide FX at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Sandy Cummings at SOhO in Santa Barbara, 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. Saxophonist Keith McKelley plays an afternoon show at Harvelle’s in Long Beach. The Big Butter Jazz Band plays an afternoon show at the Duarte Elks Lodge. Vocalist Janet Blake and pianist Alexandra Caselli are the Ocean View Bar & Grill in Montrose.

Monday 1/27 – Alan Chan Orchestra at Vibrato

The Alan Chan Orchestra celebrates the Chinese New Year Of The Rat with a performance at Vibrato in Bel Air including vocalists Laura Dickinson, Ben Thomas and Toonyun. Trumpeter Herb Alpert and vocalist Lani Hall are at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Pianist Isamu McGregor and bassist Ryo Miyachi split a bill at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Ron Kobayashi and vocalist Lola Kristine 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.

Tuesday 1/28 – David Garfield at Catalina

Keyboardist David Garfield is at Catalina in Hollywood with Jimmy Earl on bass and Oscar Seaton on drums.  Bassist Jake Leckie is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Saxophonist Devin Daniels is at Sam First in West L.A. Blanco Diablo opens for vibraphonist Nick Mancini at TRiP in Santa Monica. Pianist Orrin Evans is at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Excursion is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Curtis Parry & The Jazz Cartel are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. The Boyd Cannon Big Band 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. 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.

Wednesday 1/29 – Orrin Evans at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Pianist Orrin Evans is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Eric Revis on bass and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. Clarinetist John Tegmeyer celebrates a birthday at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Weather Report tribute group Weather Forecast is at Sam First in West L.A.  Vocalist Calabria Foti and trombonist Bob McChesney are at the Hook & Spear Restaurant at the Newport Beach Marriott.   Spanish guitarist Jose Antonio Rodriguez is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Marina Pacowski is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Vocalist Mandy Kemp is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Pianist Hal Ratliff is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Ron Kobayashi has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa 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. Trombonist Steve Johnson has a happy hour gig at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank, followed by The Flight 584 Big Band. 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.

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