About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week of August 9, 2021

Tammy McCann

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August continues with a SoCal jazz week including Tammy McCann, Anthony Wilson, Scott Kinsey, Bob Reynolds, Jeff Lorber, Jeff Hamilton, Weather Forecast, The Four Freshmen, Lineage Trio w/Jacob Mann, Mon David & Josh Nelson, Lynne Fiddmont, and Teryn Re.

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 streaming concerts – 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 8/9 – Jeff Hamilton at Catalina

Drummer Jeff Hamilton leads a trio at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood with Tamuir Hendelman on piano and Jon Hamar on bass. The Four Freshmen open a two-night (Mon-Tue) run at Bistango in Irvine. Guitarist Darryl Williams 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. 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. Trio Renacimiento is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Pianist Brian Clemens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Mikan Zlatkovich is at Eddie V’s in San Diego. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang guest is vocalist Gina Eckstine.

Tuesday 8/10 – Weather Forecast at Second Home Hollywood

Weather Report tribute group Weather Forecast is at Second Home Hollywood with Phillip Whack on sax, Steve Weingart on keys, Benjamin J. Shepherd on bass, and Anthony Fung on drums. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Four Freshmen are at Bistango in Irvine. Corcovado with vocalist Natalie Jacob is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Greg Vail is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. 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. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka is at Jane Restaurant in Goleta. 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 vocalist Meredith D’Ambrosio.

Wednesday 8/11 – 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. Vocalist Teryn Re leads a big band at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Henry Solomon is at Sam First near LAX. Clarinetist John Tegmeyer is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Producer Debra Graff’s benefit for The Innocence Project features a livestream featuring multiple jazz vocalists including Lorraina Marro, Lynn Cardona, Claude Hall, and Jody Jaress. 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. Trio Renacimiento is at Las Perlas WeHo in West Hollywood. Vocalist Lola Kristine is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Jim Ridl.

Thursday 8/12 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Snarky Puppy saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Robert Rodriguez on keys, Janek Gwizdala on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Vocalist Lynne Fiddmont celebrates a birthday at Catalina in Hollywood. The New West Guitar Group is at Sam First near LAX. Pianist Jon Mayer is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Leslie Page is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Teka is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. The Organ Donors are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Parlor Social is at Vibrato in Bel Air. MaQui is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. 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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Alexis Cole.

Friday 8/13 – Tammy McCann at Catalina Jazz Club

Vocalist Tammy McCann is at Catalina in Hollywood with John Clayton on bass, Tamir Hendelman on piano, Clayton Cameron on drums, and Fareed Haque on guitar. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Haslip on bass and John JR Robinson on drums. Guitarist Anthony Wilson is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Mon David is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City with pianist Josh Nelson. Vocalist Luke Carlsen is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Randal Fisher plays a livestream show from The World Stage in South L.A. Katia Moreas & Brazilian Hearts are at The Original Farmers Market in West L.A. Keyboardist Scott Wilkie is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Erin Stevenson is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The Rumproller Organ Trio is at LACMA in West L.A.(RSVP Required). Vocalist Dave Stephens 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. Pianist Quinn Johnson 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. Drummer Davey Miller is at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club in Ventura. Drummer Jorg Durbin is at the Zinc Cafe in Laguna Beach. Jerry Cozatanzo & His Gotham City Swingers are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Black Market Reverie is at the Brand Library in Glendale. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Teri Roiger and bassist John Menegon.

Saturday 8/14 – Anthony Wilson at Sam First

Guitarist Anthony Wilson is at Sam First near LAX for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Gerald Clayton on piano, Joshua Crumbly on bass, and Jay Bellerose on drums, Pianist Joshua White leads a trio at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Aaron Jacobs hosts the latest installment of his Summer Swing Nights series at the Automobile Driving Museum in Torrance. Pianist Roger Kellaway does a livestream show for Piano Spheres in Pasadena. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull is at Eddie V’s in El Segundo. Guitarist/vocalist Rafael Moreira is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Don Most is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Greg Adams & Easy Bay Soul are at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach for an early afternoon show, followed by vocalist Anne Walsh and pianist Tom Zink. The Weller/Soto Quartet is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. 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. Drummer Davey Miller is at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club in Ventura. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans is at Eddie V’s in Palm Desert. The Pete Jacobs Wartime Radio Revue is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.

Sunday 8/15 – The Lineage Trio w/Jacob Mann at The Baked Potato

The Lineage Trio with Graham Dechter on guitar, Alex Frank on bass, and Ryan Shaw on drums is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with guest keyboardist Jacob Mann. Angela O’Neill & The Outrageous 8 are at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Michael Paulo and guitarists Adam Hawley and Darryl Williams are at the South Coast Winery in Temecula. The George Gee Swing Orchestra is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Meloney Collins is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Swingin’ With The Mouse is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Hillbilly Jazz is at Campus Jax in Newport 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. Guitarist Dori Amarillo does an afternoon show a the Urban Press Winery in Burbank. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for vocalists. Drummer Jorg Durbin is at the Zinc Cafe in Laguna Beach. Corcovado with vocalist Natalie Jacob play a morning show at the West L.A. Farmers Market in Santa Monica. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features guitarist Steve Cardenas.

Monday 8/16 – Anne Walsh at The Drake

Vocalist Anne Walsh is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Bob Anderson and pianist Tom Ranier are at Bistango in Irvine. 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. Pianist Mikan Zlatkovich is at Eddie V’s in San Diego.

Tuesday 8/17 – Carol Bach-y-Rita at La Crescenta Public Library

Vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita plays a free evening show of Brazilian jazz at the La Crescenta Public Library with Larry Koonse on guitar, Trey Henry on bass, Gene Coye on drums, and Gibi Dos Santos on percussion (RSVP Required). Excursion is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Mark Leggett is at TRiP in Santa Monica. 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. The Jazz Botanika Brig Band is at Queen Bee’s in San Diego. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka is at Jane Restaurant in Goleta. The Brig Band is at The Brig in Venice. Pianist Eric Dries is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Patty Peterson.

Wednesday 8/18 – Taylor Eigsti at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Pianist Taylor Eigsti is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Alan Hampton on bass and Domo Branch on drums.  Drummer Charles Ruggerio leads a quartet playing the music of Thelonious Monk at The Baked Potato in Studio City including guitarist Nir Felder.  Pianist Joshua White is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Elijah Rock celebrates an album release at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Maria Schafer is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village.  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. French vocal group Paris Chansons is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist/vocalist Taryn Donath is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The Laguna Community Jazz Band is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features percussionist Luis Conte.

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