About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of January 27, 2020

Steve Gadd Band

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. The Saddleback College Jazz Faculty presents a show at the McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo.

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.

Thursday 1/30 – Steve Gadd at Catalina

Drummer Steve Gadd is at Catalina in Hollywood for a three-night run (Thu-Sat) with Jimmy Johnson on bass, Walt Fowler on trumpet/flugelhorn, Michael Landau on guitar, and Kevin Hays on keyboards. Drummer Joe La Barbera is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Tony Bennett is at the Fred Kavil Theatre in Thousand Oaks. Pianist Bryn Roberts is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Gina Saputo is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Angie Wells is at The Merc in Temecula. Bassist Max Gerl is at The Virgil in East Hollywood. Catatonic is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Saxophonist Sam Riney is at Sunspace in Sunland. Violinist Ted Falcon is at Bar Sopra in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Wes Smith is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Saxophonist/vocalist Woody Mankowski is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. Vocalist Chris Williams is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Pianist Bradley Young and vocalist Ryan Christopher is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.  Vocalist Laura Pursell is at The Gardenia in West Hollywood.  The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band 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 Elaine Woodard. 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 1/31 – Joe La Barbera at Sam First

Drummer Joe La Barbera is at Sam First in West L.A. for the second of three nights (Thu-Sat) with Clay Jenkins on trumpet, Bob Sheppard on sax, Jonathan Richards on bass, and Bill Cunliffe on piano. Trumpeter Dan Rosenboom celebrates a CD release at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in East Hollywood. Bassist Bob Bowman is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Percussionist Munyungo Jackson is at The World Stage in South L.A. Clarinetist John Tegmeyer is at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica. Guitarist Jamie Kime is at Art Share L.A. In downtown Los Angeles. Drummer Steve Gadd is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Angie Wells is at Feisntein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny is at Vibrato in Bel Air.    The Metta Quintet is at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Vocalist Mari Nobre is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Black Market Trust is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Pianist Andrew Lederman has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Baltaire in Brentwood. 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. Bassist Teddy Bang is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City.

Saturday 2/1 – Thom Rotella at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Thom Rotella is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with saxophonist Ernie Watts, Mitchel Forman on piano, Kevin Axt on bass, and Jimmy Branly on drums. Saxophonist Bennie Maupin is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Pianist Jason Mraz performs with the New West Symphony Orchestra in a live score event with the film “Selma” at The Soraya in Northridge. Drummer Steve Gadd is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Joe La Barbera is at Sam First in West L.A. Vocalist Lynne Fiddmont is at The World Stage in South L.A. Saxophonist Harry Allen is at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. Composer Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Trumpeter Chris Botti is at The Wiltern in downtown L.A.  Guitarist Stanley Jordan is at The Mint in West L.A.  The CalTech Jazz Band is at the Beckman Auditorium in Pasadena with guest artists including trombonist Joey Sellers and saxophonist Alex Hahn. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Vibrato in Bel Air with vocalist Lia Booth. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Vocalist Angela O’Neill & The Outrageous 8 are at The Gardenia in West Hollywood. Vocalist John Papadakis is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Adam Hawley is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. 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. Jack’s Cats are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Sunday 2/2 – Tribe & Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra at The Lodge Room

Trombonist Phill Ranelin, saxophonist Wendell Harrison, and the Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra perform in a multi-act evening at The Lodge Room in Highland Park.  Vocalist Tony Bennett is at the Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Convention Center.  Bassist Tim Fenton is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Vocalist Richard Shelton is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Harry Allen plays a late afternoon show at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego. Pianist Adam Hersh leads the monthly LA College Jazz Jam night at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Paris Chansons is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Work In Progress is at Joe’s Great American in Burbank. 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 the California Quartet at the Lightyhouse in Hermosa Beach, 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. Pianist Eric Dries is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Joshua White plays an afternoon set at the Encinitas Library in Encinitas.

Monday 2/3 – Jacob Wendt at Blue Whale

Drummer Jacob Wendt is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jun Iida on trumpet, Craig Cammell on sax, Zack Caplinger on guitar, Aaron Provisor on piano, and Kirsh on bass. Saxophonist Harry Allen is at Bacchus’ Kitchen in Pasadena. Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trombonist Michael Vlatkovich is 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 guitarist Kimberly Ford at SOhO in Santa Monica, 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. Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.

Tuesday 2/4 – John Storie at Sam First

Guitarist John Storie is at Sam First in West L.A. with Josh Nelson on piano, Alex Boneham on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. John Pisano’s Guitar Night is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with guest Brad Rabuchin.  Fourth Floor is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Bassist Jeff Denson is at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Vocalist Shoshana Bean is at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Pianist Bryan Byrne is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Janis Mann is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Trumpeter Hugh Ragin and bassist Mark Dresser are at The Loft at UCSD in La Jolla. Vocalist Ruby Lewis 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. 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 2/5 – Jeff Denson at the Moss Theater

Bassist Jeff Denson is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica with guitarist Romain Pilon and drummer Brian Blade. Bassist Max Gerl is at Sam First in West L.A. Cellist/vocalist Shana Tucker is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. The Brothers Of The Situation are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Jason “Slim” Gimball is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Bassist Tim Fenton and pianist Marco Apicella are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. TrioKAIT is at Wang’s In The Desert in Palm Springs. Vocalist Lia Booth is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The Four Freshmen are at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Robert Davi is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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 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.

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