About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of February 17, 2020

Marcus Miller

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. Drummer Logan Sheppard is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Michael Griffiths is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Ralph Dudley is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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. Keyboardist Jeff Young is at Molly Malone’s in West Hollywood. 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.

Thursday 2/20 – Marcus Miller at Catalina

Bassist Marcus Miller begins a four-night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood with Marquis Hill and Russell Gunn on trumpets, Alex Bailey on drums, Caleb Sean and Julian Pollock on keys, and Alex Han on saxophone. Pianist Myron McKinley is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Sam First in West L.A.   Pianist Joshua White is at The Merc in Temecula. Pianist Milen Kirov is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Ladysmith Black Mambazo is at CAP UCLA Royce Hall in Westwood. Vocalist Alice Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Chris Williams is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Vocalist Sami Stevens & The Man I Love are at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Baker’s Brew is at Sunspace in Sunland. The Lineage Trio is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. 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 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. The Baldy Mountain Jazz Band is at The Press Restaurant in Claremont.

Friday 2/21 – The Cookers at the Moss Theater

The Cookers are at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica with Billy Harper and Donald Harrison on saxophones, Cecil McBee on bass, George Cables on piano, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Billy Hart on drums, and David Weiss on trumpet. Violinist Karen Briggs is at The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist/pianist Kandace Springs is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Trumpeter John Raymond is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Bill Cunliffe is at the Ojai Art Center in Ojai. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Marcus Miller is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Julie Kelly is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Vocalist Natalie Jacob is at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica.  The Fabus Four with vocalist Natalie Mendoza are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Jazz Zone is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Vocalist Janice Anderson is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. 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.

Saturday 2/22 – Kandace Springs at Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Vocalist/pianist Kandace Springs is at the Segerstrom Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa with Caylen Bryant on bass and Taylor Moore on drums. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Alex Cline is at The World Stage in South L.A. offering a tribute to saxophonist Joseph Jarman. Vocalist Catherine Russell is at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Drummer Mark Guiliana is at the Echo in Los Angeles. Drummer Ferenc Nemeth is at Sam First in West L.A.  Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Trumpeter Sean Jones is at the McKinney Theater in Mission Viejo. Drummer Matt Wilson’s Honey & Salt is at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Cookers are at the Saville Theatre in San Diego. Pianist Bill Cunliffe is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert. Bassist Marcus Miller is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Natalie Mendoza is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Drummer Martin Diller is at Perch in downtown L.A. 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 vocalist Darynn Dean at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank and saxophonist Ben Sachs at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.

Sunday 2/23 – Renee Rosnes at Soka Performing Arts Center

Pianist Renee Rosnes leads an afternoon trio at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo with Peter Washington on bass and Lewis Nash on drums.  Pianist Lisa Hilton is at the Raitt Recital Hall at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Pianist Vardan Ovsepian’s Lotus Land Collective is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Keyboardist Lonnie Liston-Smith is at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Drummer Peter Buck is at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in South L.A. Guitarist Toshi Yanagi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Arnold McCuller is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Marcus Miller is at Catalina in Hollywood. Clarinetist John Tegmeyer is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. TrioKAIT is at The York in Highland Park. Drummer Matt Wilson’s Honey & Salt is at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. The Idiomatiques are at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Guitarist Blake Aaron is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The Vignes Rooftop Revival is at the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A. Keyboardist/vocalist Nathan Mitchell plays a late afternoon show at Harvelle’s in Long Beach. 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 the Peter Myers Orchestra at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., vocalist Sandy Cummings at SOhO in Santa Barbara, 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. Pianist Marc Lebrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.

Monday 2/24 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Alex Sill on guitar, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Saxophonist Andrew Conrad is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. 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 Hal Ratliff is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The Monday Madness Jazz Orchestra is at SOhO in Santa Barbara.

Tuesday 2/25 – Isamu McGregor at Sam First

Pianist Isamu McGregor is at Sam First in West L.A. with Benjamin Shepherd on bass and Christian Euman on drums. Saxophonist Henry Solomon is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Excursion is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. 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 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. The Boyd Cannon Big Band is at Bogie’s in Westlake Village.

Wednesday 2/26 – Gerald Clayton & Marcel Camargo at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Pianist Gerald Clayton and guitarist Marcel Camargo are at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Pianist Max Haymer is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Greg Reitian is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The Jazz Butchers are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Darrell Leonard’s Line-Up is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Black Market Reverie is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Organist Carey Frank is at Wang’s in the Desert in Palm Springs. Saxophonist Dan Kaneyuki has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Maria Schafer is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Drake in Laguna Beach with vocalist Meloney Collins. TrioKAIT 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.

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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