About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of June 14, 2021

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Tuesday, June 15th marks the end of most California restrictions on live music venues including bars, restaurants, and indoor/outdoor performance venues. Some venues will immediately begin offering full seating for live music, and numerous others are expected to re-open in the coming weeks.

Please check with venues in regards to policies on advance reservations, masks and social distancing. Some venues and musicians are continuing to offer livestream events – please visit your favorite club and artist websites for more information about livestream events – the LAjazz.com Quick Calendar has a limited schedule of livestream events available with showtimes and event weblinks when available.

Please see the Quick Calendar at LAjazz.com and About & Out online at lajazzpicks.com – both are updated on a regular basis throughout the week.

Monday 6/14 – Jeff Kashiwa at Spaghettini

Hiroshima saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Josh Nelson and guitarist Larry Koose play a livestream concert from the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Trumpeter/vocalist Bianca Love hosts a jam session at Sugar Bank in Central L.A. with a group including Mike Gurrola on bass, Robert Rodriguez on keys, and Reggie Quinerly on drums. Bassist Ryan Cross reopens his weekly Monday Jazz Eclectic residency at Riviera 31 at the Beverly Hills Sofitel hotel. Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Rose Mallett hosts her weekly Monday Serenade Facebook livestream from Palm Springs. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Christine Guter.

 

Tuesday 6/15 – Larry Goldings at Second Home Hollywood

Sam First presents keyboardist Larry Goldings at Second Home Hollywood with Anthony Wilson on guitar and Jay Bellerose on drums. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez hosts a weekly jam session at Queen Bee’s in San Diego. Pianist Tamir Hendelman and bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux play a livestream show. The Brig Band is at The Brig in Venice. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Pianist Mark Lebrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Live at Zero BPM hosts a livestream sax roundtable. Pianist Josh Nelson and drummer Kevin van den Elzen present an afternoon Facebook livestream discussion with vocalist Sue Raney. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features duo Mike and Lynn Palter.

 

Wednesday 6/16 – Doug Webb at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb celebrates the full reopening of The Baked Potato in Studio City for the second of two nights (Tue-Wed) with Mitchel Forman on keys, Jimmy Earl on bass, Jamie Kime on guitar, and Danny Carey on drums.  Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Guitarist Doug MacDonald leads a trio at AJ’s On The Green in Cathedral City. Colorstorm is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. California Feetwarmers are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Pianist/vocalist Lola Kristine is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Trombonist Kevin Hicks plays a livestream from Laguna Beach. The latest livestream concert for The Innocence Project features vocalists including Cheryl Barnes and Jody Jaress. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features drummer/label owner John Bishop.

 

Thursday 6/17 – John Escreet at Sam First

Pianist John Escreet is at Sam First near LAX with Eric Revis on bass and Damion Reid on drums. The SBS Quartet with saxophonist Frank Fontaine is at Trip in Santa Monica with Will Brahm on guitar, Edwin Livingston on bass, and Andy Sanesi on drums. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero leads a big band at Campus Jax in Newport Beach.  Guitarist Matthew Yeakley reopens his long-running Thursday residency at the Continental Club in downtown L.A.  Saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez and trombonist Matt Hall lead a quintet at Queen Bee’s in San Diego. Vocalist Don Most is at The Muck in Fullerton for an outdoor show. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Drummer Davey Miller is at Grapes & Hops in Ventura. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Bassist David Hughes plays a livestream show for Live At Zero BPM. Saxophonist David Patterson is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Drummer Tyler Hammond is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. The Jazz Cartel is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. MaQui is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Chef Dave Rozier plays an evening of blues at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Dianne Reeves.

 

Friday 6/18 – LA Jazz Quartet at Sam First

The LA Jazz Quartet plays the first of two nights (Fri-Sat) at Sam First near LAX with Chuck Manning on sax, Larry Koonse on guitar, Darek Oles on bass, and Jason Harnell on drums. Bassist Ben Williams plays a livestream show from The World Stage in South L.A. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Clarinetist John Tegmeyer is featured in a livestream performance from LACMA in West L.A. Trombonist Ryan Porter plays a livestream show for WeHo Arts. Keyboardist Jeff Babko is at Johnny’s Pastrami on West Adams in West L.A. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Drummer Joel Taylor is at 1881 in Pasadena. Trumpeter Michael Bolger plays an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Sunny Blue is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Violinist Susie Hansen is at The Original Farmers Market in West L.A. Cosmosquad is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features producer Philip Giffin.

 

Saturday 6/19 – Jerry Vivino at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Scott Healy on keys, John Leftwich on bass, and Vince Fossett, Jr. on drums. The LA Jazz Quartet is at Sam First near LAX. Keyboardist David Garfield plays an afternoon livestream show featuring Bob Mintzer on sax, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Steve Ferrone on drums. Keyboardist Scott Wilkie is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Natalie Mendoza is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia hosts a performance and jam session at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Live at Zero BPM hosts an all-star livestream featuring guests from the past year. Drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Post & Beam in South L.A.  Saxophonist Hugh Von Kleist leads a trio at Pietris Bakery in Long Beach. Trumpeter Michael Bolger plays an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Sacha Boutros is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features pianist Michael Patterson.

 

Sunday 6/20 – Excursion at The Baked Potato

Excursion is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Peter Deneff on keys, Vik Momjian on bass, Dimitri Matsis on drums, and Robert Kyle on sax. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin leads a quartet followed by a jam session in an outdoor patio show at Michael’s On Riverside in Toluca Lake. Guitarist Josh Mellicker leads a group at Strada in downtown Los Angeles. Bassist Zephyr Avalon is at The San Fernando in Glendale. Vocalist Meloney Collins is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Ralph Dudley is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach with guest vocalist Barbara Morrison. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Mark San Filippo leads an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Saxophonist Anthony Ortega is at Mr. Peabody’s in San Diego. Bassist Dene Davidson leads a late afternoon jazz Vespers from St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Carlsbad. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features Hollywood jazz club owner Catalina Popescu.

 

Monday 6/21 – Matthew Yeakley Jam Session at The Falls Lounge

Guitarist Matthew Yeakley reopens his long-running Monday night jam session at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A. Keyboardist Gregg Karukas is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Trumpeter/vocalist Bianca Love hosts a jam session in Central L.A. at Sugar Bank  with a band including Mike Gurrola on bass. Bassist Ryan Cross’ Jazz Eclectic is at Riviera 31 at the Beverly Hills Sofitel Hotel. Pianist Mark Lebrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Rose Mallett hosts her weekly Monday Serenade Facebook livestream from Palm Springs. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Rachel Caswell.

 

Tuesday 6/22 – Barbara Morrison at Pips On La Brea

Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez hosts a weekly jam session at Queen Bee’s in San Diego. Vocalist Lia Booth is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The Brig Band is at The Brig in Venice. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features vocalist Kate Richards Geller.

 

Wednesday 6/23 – Gerald Clayton at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Pianist Gerald Clayton is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Vocalist Tim Hockenberry is at The Baked Potato backed by Michael Landau on guitar, Tim Lefebvre on bass, and Gary Novak on drums.  Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.  Colorstorm is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On la Brea in West L.A. Saxophonist Brian Clancy plays a livestream from Laguna Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon Facebook Hang features guitarist Spencer Reed.

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