About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of March 9, 2020

Mike Miller

​​NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus live jazz and music events may be cancelled, postponed, or changed at any time.  Please contact the venue directly if you have questions or concerns.

Monday 3/9 – Jasper Dutz at Blue Whale

Saxophonist Jasper Dutz is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo with Jake Chapman on vibes, Marlon Martinez on bass, Anthony Fung on drums, and Brad Dutz on percussion. Online radio program Martini In The Morning does a live broadcast from Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City featuring vocalists Laura Dickinson, James Tormé, Aaron Akins, Dolores Scozzesi and more. System VI is at the McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo. TrioKAIT is at the LACC Alpert Recital Hall in downtown L.A. The Jazz Butchers open for drummer Kevin Kanner’s jazz jam at The Mint in West L.A. Other Monday jam sessions include 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 Marc Lebrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.

Tuesday 3/10 – Jacob Szekely & Artyom Manukyan at Sam First

Cellists Jacob Szekely and Artyom Manukyan are at Sam First in West L.A. with Christopher Allis on drums and Michael Ragonese on keyboards. Guitarist Brent Canter is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Jeff Pifher & Socrates’ Trial are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Vocalist Janis Mann is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills. Vocalist Daniela Spagnolo and m-pact are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pink Martini is at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. Bassist Jonny Flaugher is at The York in Highland Park. Corcovado and guitarist Mark Leggett are at TRiP in Santa Monica. Vocalist Lola Kristine is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Janet Orsi is at The Port Restaurant in Corona Del Mar. The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays an evening show at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch. 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. Drummer Johnny Vana’s Big Band Alumni play a morning show at Las Hadas in Northridge. Vocalist/pianist Danny Gutierrerz is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Wednesday 3/11 – Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead at Sam First

Drummer Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead are are at Sam First in West L.A. for the first of two nights (Wed-Thu) with Andrew Renfroe on guitar, Paul Cornish on piano, and Matt Dwonszyk on bass. Bassist Marlon Martinez leads the Marlonious Jazz Orchestra at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Pianist Adegoke Steve Colson and vocalist Iqua Colson are at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Sergio Mendes is at The Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. Catatonic is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trombonist Nick Finzer is at Wang’s in the Desert in Palm Springs. Guitarist Buddy Guy is at The Canyon Montclair. Saxophonist Louis Van Taylor is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Saxophonist Melissa Aldana is at the TSRI Auditorium in San Diego. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra are at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. Drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera is at The Drake in Laguna 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 James Arnold. The Happiness Band is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.

Thursday 3/12 – Terence Blanchard at the California African American Museum – CANCELLED

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard is at the California African American Museum in South L.A. – CANCELLED.   Saxophonist Melissa Aldana is at The Soraya in Northridge for the first of two nights (Thu-Fri) – CANCELLED.  Vocalist Aubrey Johnson is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. Drummer Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead are are at Sam First in West L.A. Former guitarist of The Doors Robby Krieger is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter/vocalist Jumaane Smith is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarists Rich Hinman and Adam Levy are at Blue Guitar in South Pasadena. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Catalina in Hollywood. Bassist Bruce Lett is at The Merc in Temecula. Pianist Joe Bagg is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Bassist David Ross is at the downtown LA Athletic Club. Drummer Tyler Hammond is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. 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.

Friday 3/13 – The Bad Plus at Blue Whale – CANCELLED

The Bad Plus are at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Orrin Evans on piano, Reid Anderson on bass, and Dave King on drums – CANCELLED.  Drummer Kevin van den Elzen leads a quartet at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo including pianist Josh Nelson and saxophonist Bob Sheppard.   Saxophonist Melissa Aldana is at The Soraya in Northridge – CANCELLED.  The Lineage Trio is at Sam First in West L.A. Percussionist Don Littleton is at The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Ann Kelly is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. The Angel Town Combo is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Frances Livings is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Saxophonist Dave Victorino is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Pink Martini is at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa. Guitarist Bruce Forman is at the Ojai Art Center in Ojai. 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. Holy Crow has the happy hour gig at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Curt Blakely is at Industry Cafe in Culver City.

Saturday 3/14 – Mike Miller at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Mike Miller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Otmaro Ruiz on keys, Walt Fowler on trumpet, Brandon Fields on sax, Jimmy Johnson on bass, and Chad Wackerman on drums. Trumpeter Terence Blanchard is at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A. – CANCELLED.   Bassist/vocalist Munir Hossn is at Sam First in West L.A. – CANCELLED.  Keyboardist/vocalist Brandon Coleman is at the Moroccan Lounge in downtown L.A. – CANCELLED.  Bassist Brandon Fansher is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo (The Bad Plus – CANCELLED).  Trombonist Andy Martin is at Pete Carlson’s in Palm Desert.  Vocalist Miki Howard is at Catalina in Hollywood – CANCELLEDPink Martini is at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa – CANCELLED.  Incendio is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist Robert Kyle is at Vibrato in Bel Air – CANCELLED.  Adaawe is at The World Stage in South L.A. – CANCELLED.   Vocalist Chloe Perrier is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Guitarist Mark Towns is at Eddie V’s in Palm Desert. The Northeast LA Jazz Group is at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock. Vocalist Olivia Kuper-Harris is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Pianist Taryn Donath is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. 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 trombonist Steve Johnson at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank and saxophonist Chuck Johnson at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Johnny Holiday is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. – CANCELLED.  

Sunday 3/15 – Cecile McLorin Salvant at Walt Disney Hall – CANCELLED

Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant is at the Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A. – CANCELLED.  Keyboardist Jeff Babko and drummer Zach Danziger play their 9:15 O’Clock Movie live music to movie show at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo – CANCELLED. Keyboardist Scott Wilkie and bassist Jimmy Haslip lead a group at The Baked Potato in Studio City – CANCELLED.  Pianist Joshua White plays the late afternoon show at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego. Trumpeter Frank Cano is at Seabird Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Vocalists Dave Damiani and Sal Valentinetti front the No Vacancy Orchestra at Vibrato in Bel Air – CANCELLED. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at The York in Highland Park.  Vocalist Miki Howard is at Catalina in Hollywood – CANCELLED.  Jazz In Pink play two shows at Harvelle’s in Long Beach. Keyboardist Greg Manning and saxophonist Greg Ryan are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.  Violinist Fabrice You is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Laura Pursell is at Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Guitarist Mark Towns is at Eddie V’s in Palm Desert.  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. Sunday brunch choices include pianist Theo Saunders at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, vocalist Jesse Palter at Perch in downtown L.A., the Swing Shift Big Band at SOhO in Santa Barbara – CANCELLED, the V-Tones are at Colombo’s in Eagle Rock, and vocalist Bri Sarikcioglu at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Bel Air. Pianist Brian Clemens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.

Monday 3/16 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato – CANCELLED

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato with Scott Henderson on guitar, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gary Novak on drums – CANCELLED.  Pianist Bryn Roberts is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo – CANCELLED.  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 Hal Ratliff is at The Drake in Laguna Beach with vocalist Kelly Rae. The SBCC jazz bands are at SOhO in Santa Barbara – CANCELLED.

Tuesday 3/17 – Elliott Caine at Catalina- CANCELLED

Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at Catalina in Hollywood with Scott Gilman on sax, Mahesh Balasooriya on piano, Trevor Ware on bass, and Kenny Elliott on drums – CANCELLED.   Drummer Benjamin Ring is at Sam First in West L.A. – CANCELLED.   Pianist/vocalist Freddie Ravel is at Vibrato in Bel Air – CANCELLED. Pianist Bradley Young is at The Drake in Laguna Beach with vocalist Gretje Angell. 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. Drummer Johnny Vana’s Big Band Alumni play a morning show at Las Hadas in Northridge.

Wednesday 3/18 – Lisa Fischer & Taylor Eigsti at Catalina – CANCELLED

Vocalist Lisa Fischer and pianist Taylor Eigsti are at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of four nights (Wed-Sat) – CANCELLED.  Pianist Dayramir Gonzalez is at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo.  Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB big band is at The Write-Off Room in Woodland Hills – CANCELLED. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City – CANCELLED.   Holophonor is at Sam First in West L.A. – CANCELLED.   Trumpeter Chris Williams is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood – CANCELLED.  Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City – CANCELLED.  Bassist Jeff Littleton has the happy hour gig at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Guitarist Dave Askren and saxophonist Jeff Benedict are at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Vocalist Tim Gill is at the Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Vocalist Lola Kristine is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Drummers Jimmy Ford and Randy Caputo are at Wang’s in the Desert in Palm Springs – CANCELLED. Organist Jeff Young is at Molly Malone’s in West Hollywood. 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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