About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week of July 12, 2021

Kamasi Washington

Note: About & Out has a new online home – lajazzpicks.com !

July continues with SoCal jazz shows from Kamasi Washington, John Beasley, Michael Feinstein, Daniel Rotem, Scott Kinsey, Pete Escovedo, Jamie Kime, the West Coast Jazz Hour Quintet, Kaylene Peoples, Jeff Parker, Laura Dickinson, Scotty Barnhart & Jamie Davis, Brian Bromberg, and the reopening of Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.

Tuesday, June 15th marked 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 7/12 – Scotty Barnhart & Jamie Davis at Bistango

Trumpeter Scotty Barnhart and vocalist Jamie Davis kick off a new Sunset Jazz series at Bistango in Irvine. Ariana Savalas is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist Jacques Lesure hosts a straight-ahead jazz jam session at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley hosts a Monday night jam session at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A. Trumpeter/vocalist Bianca Love hosts a jam session in Central L.A. at Sugar Bank. Bassist Ryan Cross’ Jazz Eclectic is at Riviera 31 at the Beverly Hills Sofitel Hotel. Trio Renacimiento is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Vocalist Sacha Boutros is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Rosemary Butler.

 

Tuesday 7/13 – Jeff Parker at Second Home Hollywood

Guitarist Jeff Parker is at Second Home Hollywood with Miro Sprague on keys, Anna Butterss on bass, and Joe La Barbera on drums. Guitarist Jamie Kime leads a group at The Baked Potato on Studio City featuring Jamie Kime on guitar, Matt Rohde on keys, Chris Roy on bass, and Danny Carey on drums. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Vocalist Lynn Cardona fronts a duo at 10e Restaurant in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez hosts a jam session at Queen Bee’s in San Diego. Vocalist Rebecca Jade is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Daniel Richardson is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. The Brig Band is at The Brig in Venice. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Brad Hatfield.

 

Wednesday 7/14 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Bob Reynolds on sax, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Ronald Bruner, Jr. on drums. Bassist Ben Williams is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Pianist Isamu McGregor is at Sam First near LAX with Jake Leckie on bass and Gene Coye on drums. The Jazz Cartel is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist/vocalist Casey Abrams is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist Marguaret Love is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Taryn Donath is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Colorstorm is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Pianist Irving Flores is at il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. The Innocence Project presents a livestream show including vocalists Lauren White, Sacha Boutros, and Luke Carlsen. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features saxophonist Allan Walker.

 

Thursday 7/15 – Daniel Rotem at Sam First

Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at Sam First near LAX with John Beasley on piano, Darek Oles on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. The West Coast Jazz Hour Quintet debuts at Campus Jax in Newport Beach with Josh Nelson on piano, Chuck Berghofer on bass, Ralph Moore on sax, Mike Cottone on trumpet, and Kevin van den Elzen on drums. Percussionist Pete Escovedo celebrates a birthday at Vibrato in Bel Air. Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood reopens with vocalist Tyrone Mr. Superfantastic. Vocalist Michael Feinstein is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Work In Progress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 4 Level Interchange is at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Jazz Cartel plays the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys are at The Original Farmer’s Market in West L.A. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero leads a big band at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Drummer Richard Sellers reopens the Thursday Jazz At The Merc series in Temecula. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley is at the Continental Club in downtown L.A. 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. Saxophonist David Patterson is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Drummer Tyler Hammond is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Saxophonist Javier Vergara plays a happy hour show at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for instrumentalists. Acoustimania with keyboardist Don Randi plays a livestream show for Live At Zero BPM. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features NYC vocalist Andrea Wolper and bassist Ken Filiano.

 

Friday 7/16 – John Beasley at Sam First

Pianist John Beasley leads a quartet at Sam First near LAX with David Binney on sax, Darek Oles on bass and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Katalyst plays an outdoor show for Grand Performances in downtown L.A. Vocalist Michael Feinstein is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City.   Vocalist Lynne Fiddmont is at Johnny’s On West Adams in Central L.A.  Keyboardist Jamael Dean does a livestream show for The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist/vocalist Zane Carney does a livestream performance for LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Luke Carlsen is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at The Canyon in Montclair. Guitarist Mike Keneally’s Beer For Dolphins is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). The L.A. Swing Barons Big Band is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Guitarist Peter White and saxophonist Euge Groove kick off the summer concert series at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego.   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. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Sunny Blue is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Drummer Davey Miller is at Grapes & Hops in Ventura. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features Cathy herself.

 

Saturday 7/17 – Michael Feinstein at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s

Vocalist Michael Feinstein plays the last of three nights (Thu-Sat) at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Laura Dickinson is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Flutist/vocalist Kaylene Peoples and bassist Bunny Brunel are at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist John Beasley leads a quintet at Sam First near LAX with David Binney on sax, Lemar Guillary on trombone, Edwin Livingston on bass, and John Davis on drums. Bassist Brian Bromberg plays an early afternoon show at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Aditya Prakash is at the Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. Guitarist Mike Keneally’s Beer For Dolphins is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at the Conference Room in Playa Vista hosting a gig and jam session. Pianist Joshua White plays a livestream show for PianoSpheres. Saxophonist Dale Fielder plays an outdoor show at Adventure Park in Whittier. The L.A. Swing Barons Big Band are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Bassist John Snow leads a group at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. Along For The Ride is at East Rancho Dominguez Park. 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. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Pianist/vocalist Adam Michaelson is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features drummer Les De Merle.

 

Sunday 7/18 – Kamasi Washington at The Hollywood Bowl

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is at The Hollywood Bowl. Excursion is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Kristina Aglinz is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita does a Sunday brunch performance at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Kait Dunton is at the Solvang Festival Theater in Solvang for an afternoon show, Vocalist Erin Stevenson is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin leads a quartet followed by a jam session in an outdoor patio show at Michael’s On Riverside in Toluca Lake. Bassist Zephyr Avalon is at The San Fernando in Glendale. Drummer Mark San Filippo leads an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Vocalist Meloney Collins is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Anthony Ortega is at Mr. Peabody’s in Encinitas. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for vocalists. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist/violinist Calabria Foti.

 

Monday 7/19 – Jacques Lesure Jam Session at The Lighthouse Cafe

Guitarist Jacques Lesure leads a straight-ahead Monday jazz jam session at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley fronts a Monday night jam session at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A. Trumpeter/vocalist Bianca Love hosts a jam session in Central L.A. at Sugar Bank. Trio Renacimiento is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Bassist Ryan Cross’ Jazz Eclectic is at Riviera 31 at the Beverly Hills Sofitel Hotel. Vocalist Sacha Boutros is at il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Debby Boone is at Bistango in Irvine with a tribute to Rosemary Clooney. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features Brazilian musicians Felipe and Filo Machado.

 

Tuesday 7/20 – Lynn Cardona at 10e Restaurant

Vocalist Lynn Cardona fronts a duo at 10e Restaurant in downtown L.A. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez hosts a jam session at Queen Bee’s in San Diego. The Brig Band is at The Brig in Venice. Pianist Mark Lebrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The Saint & Sinners Brass Band is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  Live At Zero BPM presents a jazz guitar roundtable livestream.   Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram.  Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Mike Campbell.

 

Wednesday 7/21 – Brenna Whitaker at Vibrato

Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Robert Bannon is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Colorstorm is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Irving Flores is at il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. The Laguna Community Jazz Band plays a show at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Nicky Schrire.

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