About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week of July 19, 2021

Joe La Barbera

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Drummer Joe La Barbera does a live recording session at Sam First in a SoCal jazz week that also features Ledisi, Niki Harris with Steve Tyrell, Marcel Camargo, Doug Webb, Aubrey Logan, Charles Owens, Teryn Re, Derek Frank, Tritone Asylum, Thom Rotella, Luis Conte, and Sandra Booker.

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 7/19 – 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. 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 – Marcel Camargo at Sam First

Guitarist Marcel Camargo is at Sam First near LAX with Jessica Vautor on vocals and Gerald Clayton on piano. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Bassist/vocalist Casey Abrams is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Guitarist Avery Scanlon is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. 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. Vocalist Robert Bannon is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Nicky Schrire.

 

Thursday 7/22 – Niki Harris at Catalina Jazz Club

Vocalist Niki Harris is at Catalina in Hollywood with guest Steve Tyrell. Pianist Adam Hersh is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Teryn Re leads a big band at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Bassist Derek Frank celebrates an album release at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Rumproller Organ Trio is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City with guest saxophonist/vocalist Woody Mankowski. Vocalist Sandra Booker plays the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs.Vocalists Crystal Lewis, Tawanda, and Maria Schafer are at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. The Cookies are at Vibrato in Studio City. Saxophonist Bill Ungerman is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. The MaQui Trio is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.
Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans is 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. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for instrumentalists. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin plays a livestream show for Live At Zero BPM. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features drummer Jack Mouse.

 

Friday 7/23 – Joe La Barbera Quintet at Sam First

Drummer Joe La Barbera begins a two-night live recording project at Sam First near LAX featuring Bob Sheppard on sax, Bill Cunliffe on piano, Clay Jenkins on trumpet, and Jonathan Richards on bass. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Charles Owens plays a livestream for The World Stage in South L.A. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Drummer Clayton Cameron does a livestream performance for LACMA in West L.A. Vocalist Jeffrey Osbourne and saxophonist Gerald Albright are at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. French vocal group Paris Chansons is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Douglas Roegiers offers a tribute to Frank Sinatra at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. 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 John Proulx 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. Jen Staves & The Bluzfish are at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features trumpeter/educator John Daversa.

 

Saturday 7/24 – Ledisi Sings Nina Simone at the Hollywood Bowl

Vocalist Ledisi sings songs of Nina Simone backed by Thomas Wilkins and the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Ray Fuller celebrates a birthday at Catalina in Hollywood. Drummer Joe La Barbera is at Sam First near LAX. Friends with saxophonist Robert Kyle are at Vibrato in B el Air. Vocalist Natalie Jacob is at the Conference Room in Playa Vista with the Paul McDonald Quartet. Saxophonist Charles McPherson celebrates a birthday at Queen Bee’s in San Diego. Trombonist/Vocalist Aubrey Logan is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Tamir Hendelman plays a solo tribute concert to pianist Sonny Clark. Vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita does an outdoor show at El Cariso Park in Sylmar. Billy Vera & The Beaters are at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Douglas Roegires offers a tribute to Frank Sinatra at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. 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 Misha Bigos is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features singer John Finley.

 

Sunday 7/25 – Tritone Asylum at The Baked Potato

Tritone Asylum is at The Baked Studio in Studio City with Philip Topping on EVI, Ian Vo on sax, Andy Waddell on guitar, Mitchel Forman on keys,
Peter Sepsis on bass, Nate Laguzza on drums. Trombonist/vocalist Aubrey Logan is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City.  Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Vibrato in Bel Air with vocalists Barbara Morrison and Jack Wood.  Percussionist Luis Conte plays a noon show at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club in Ventura. Violinist/vocalist Leah Zeger and guitarist/vocalist Ira Gonzalez play the Sunday brunch at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Lia Booth is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Crystal Lewis is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. 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. 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 Iona Morris.

 

Monday 7/26 – Benny Benack III at Bistango

Trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack III is at Bistango in Irvine with pianist Bill Cunliffe’s trio and guitarist Grant Geissman. Corcovado wioth vocalist Natalie Jacob and vibraphonist Nick Mancini split a bil at TRiP in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal and guitarist Lee Ritenour are 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. 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. Blues guitarists Josh Smith and Jamey Arent are at the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon in Tarzana.

 

Tuesday 7/27 – Jerry Vivino at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack III is at Second Home Hollywood sponsored by Sam First. 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. Holy Crow 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 film composer Rickey Kej.

 

Wednesday 7/28 – Benny Rietveld at The Baked Potato

Santana bassist/vocalist Benny Rietveld is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Joey Navarro, Makani Eliot on drums, Kenny Echizen on guitar, and Andy Vargas on vocals.   Bassist/vocalist Casey Abrams is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. 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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Jennifer Barnes.

 

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