About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of February 10, 2020

Steve Tyrell

Monday 2/10 – AmyAna at Blue Whale

Pianist Amy Bormet and drummer Ana Barreiro are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Aaron Janik on trumpet, David Wise on saxophone, and Sezin Ahmet Türkmenoğlu on bass. Yellowjackets are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Christopher Hollyday is at the Saville Theatre in San Diego. 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 monthly blues jam at The Baked Potato in Studio City, 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. Pianist Eric Dries is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The SBCC Jazz Bands are at SOhO in Santa Barbara.

Tuesday 2/11 – Paul Cornish at Blue Whale

Pianist Paul Cornish is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jon Hatamiya on trombone, Lenard Simpson on sax, Emma Dayhuff on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Drummer Jay Bellerose is at The York in Highland Park. Farofa is at Sam First in West L.A. Vibraphonist Charlie Shoemaker is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village. Saxophonist Tim Berne and pianist Matt Mitchell are at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Work In Progress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Patrick Barnitt is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Bradley Young 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. Strange Jazz Universe is at Industry Cafe in Culver City. Pianist Christina Galisatus is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. 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 2/12 – Tim Berne & Matt Mitchell at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Saxophonist Tim Berne and pianist Matt Mitchell are at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Drummer Peter Erskine is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Christain Euman is at Sam First in West L.A. Guitarist Bruce Forman is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Oud player Jimmy Mahlis is at the Corazon Performing Arts Center in Topanga. Drummer Sammy Miller & The Congregation are at the California Center For The Arts in Escondido. Drummer Donald Dean is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Leah Ashton leads an evening of Galentine’s Day jazz at Oeno Vino Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Vocalist Carly Robyn Green is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Anne O’Brien is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Lia Booth is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Jennifer Keith is at Wang’s in the Desert in Palm Springs. 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 James Arnold.

Thursday 2/13 – Christian McBride at the Grammy Museum

Bassist Christian McBride is at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. For an interview and performance. Saxophonist Steve Lehman and pianist Gerald Clayton are at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Jacob Mann is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Rule 34 is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The four day (Thu-Sun) Newport Beach Jazz party kicks off with an evening set from drummer Jeff Hamilton at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. Vocalist Jamie Shew is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Merc in Temecula. Drummer Sammy Miller & The Congregation are at UCSB Campbell Hall in Santa Barbara. Guitarist Greg Poree is at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. The Lineage Trio is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Bassist David Ross is at the downtown LA Athletic Club with vocalist Lynne Fiddmont. 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 2/14 – Danny Janklow Elevation Band at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Josh Nelson on piano, Nick Mancini on vibes, Benjamin Shepherd on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Steve Lehman and pianist Gerald Clayton are at Sam First in West L.A. Keyboardist/vocalist Brandon Coleman is at the Moroccan Lounge in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Jesse Sharps is at The World Stage in South L.A. Trumpeter Chris Botti is at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Trumpeter/vocalist Matt Von Roderick is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Dweezil Zappa is at The Rose Canyon in Pasadena. She Sings She Swings is at the Boathouse Collective in Costa Mesa. Vocalist Elizabeth Lamers is at Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Vocalist Jasmine Tomazzo is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Vocalist James Torme is at the Sofitel Riviera 31 in Beverly Hills. Vocalist Josephine Beavers is at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood for the first of three nights (Fri-Sun). Saxophonist Flavia Bullet is at the Giessinger Winery in Fillmore. Drummer Joel Taylor is at 1881 in Pasadena. Guitarist Mitchell Long is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena.  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. Jack’s Cats are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.

Saturday 2/15 – Andrew Synowiec at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Andrew Synowiec is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with guest guitarist Oz Noy, Sean Hurley on bass, Jake Reed on drums, and Pete Korpela on percussion. Bassist Mike Gurrola is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, Robert Rodríguez on piano, and Kevin Kanner on drums. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Steve Lehman and pianist Gerald Clayton are at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist David Garfield is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Ottmar Liebert is at the Saban Canyon in Beverly Hills. Guitarist Dweezil Zappa is at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Cuban pianist David Virelles is at the UCLA Lani Hall in Westwood. Trumpeter Chris Botti is at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Special EFX is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. TrioKAIT is at The Winery in Ventura. Vocalist Kathy Kosins performs a house concert at The G Spot in Highland Park. Vocalist Bill A. Jones is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Luke Carlsen fronts a big band at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Nick Gomez is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Thelma Houston is at Barone’s in Valley Glen. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Ana Robles is at the Garden Cafe in Sherman Oaks. Vocalist Angela O’Neill and the Outrageous 8 are at the Myrtle Tree Cafe in Monrovia. Vocalist Olivia Kuper Harris 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 pianist Sam Hirsh at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 2/16 – Steve Tyrell at Catalina

Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood for the last of three nights (Fri-Sun) with Gary Matsumoto on piano, Grant Geissman on guitar, Lyman Medeiros on bass, Rickey Woodard on sax, and Kevin Winard on drums. Trumpeter Dan Rosenboom is at NAMBA in Ventura. Bassist David Tranchina is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Sammy Miller & The Congregation are at the Bootleg Theatre in downtown L.A. Little Days is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at The The York in Highland Park. Guitarist Ottmar Liebert is at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos plays a late afternoon show at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego. Trumpeter/vocalist Ilya Serov is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Dweezil Zappa is at the Montclair Canyon. Violinist Fabrice You is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Digable Planets is at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Vocalist Angie G is at the W Hotel Living Room in Hollywood.  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 drummer/vocalist Dave Tull at the Lighthouse 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 Hal Ratliff is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.

Monday 2/17 – KAZE at Blue Whale

KAZE is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Satoko Fujii on piano, Kappa Maki on trumpet, Christian Bezos on trumpet, and Peter Menard on drums. Keyboardist/vocalist Rachel Eckroth is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Travis Carlton on bass and Gary Novak on drums. 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. Pianist/vocalist Tayrn Donath is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.

Tuesday 2/18 – Diane Reeves at the Lobero

Vocalist Diane Reeves is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB big band is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Pianist Richard Sears is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Aaron Goldberg is at The Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Clarinetist Ken Peplowski is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Pianist Michael Sherman is at Sam First in West L.A. Saxophonist Jeff Pifher’s Socrates’ Trial is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Vocalist Michael Griffiths is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Marc Lebrun 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 2/19 – Paul Peress at The Baked Potato

Drummer Paul Peress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Toshi Yanagi on guitar, Brandon Fields on sax, Steve Weingart on keys, and Tim Landers on bass. Vocalist Dwight Trible’s Cosmic Vibrations are at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Harry Allen and guitarist/vocalist Teka are at the Hook & Spear restaurant at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. Drummer Martin Diller is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Bassist Henry Franklin has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Sam First in West L.A. for the first of two nights (Wed-Thu). Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Houston Person is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Saxophonist Alex Young is at Oeno Vino Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Bassist Tim Fenton is at Wang’s in the Desert in Palm Springs. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Drake in Laguna Beach with vocalist Victoria McGinniss. 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. Pianist Karen Hernandez is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock with vocalist Marvin Robinson.

NOTE:  For a list of jazz shows by Date, Time, Artist, Venue and City – please visit the  Quick Calendar updated every day on the Home page at LAjazz.com.

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