About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of September 6, 2021

Steve Tyrell

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SoCal jazz highlights this week include Steve Tyrell, Josh Nelson, Scott Kinsey, Bob Reynolds, John Escreet, Jonathan Karrant, Cathy Segal-Garcia, Don Randi, Marcel Camargo, Dave Koz, Sam Hirsh, Paul Peress, Sandra Booker, and Jon Mayer.

Tuesday, June 15th marked the end of most California restrictions on live music venues including bars, restaurants, and indoor/outdoor performance venues. Some venues have begun offering full seating for live music, while others are operating at reduced capacity.

Most restaurant and bar venues around Los Angeles can be expected to require masks except when eating or drinking, based on the latest recommendations from public health officials, and many will soon require proof of COVID vaccination or recent negative COVID tests for admission. Larger venues in California will soon require masks and proof of vaccination/negative COVID test, per state requirements. Please check with individual venues for specific requirements including 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 9/6 – Jacques Lesure Jam Session at the Lighthouse

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 Jake Leckie is at ETA in Highland Park. 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 Mikan Zlatkovich is at Eddie V’s in San Diego. Pianist Brian Clemens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Sandy Cummings leads a jazz jam session at SoHo in Santa Barbara. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang guest is bassist Jerry Watts.

 

Tuesday 9/7 – Steve Lehman at Second Home Hollywood

Saxophonist Steve Lehman fronts a trio at Second Home Hollywood with Eric Revis on bass and Damion Reid on drums. Drummer Paul Peress is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Catatonic is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka is at Jane Restaurant in Goleta. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. 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 Wayne Peet.

 

Wednesday 9/8 – 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. Pianist John Escreet is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Pianist Sam Hirsh leads a quartet at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Bistango in Irvine. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Saxophonist Chazzy Green celebrates a CD release at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Joe Rozum is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at Le Grand Restaurant in downtown L.A. Bassist/vocalist Casey Abrams is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. 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. Producer Debra Graff’s latest online benefit for The Innocence Project includes vocalists Amber Weekes, Yve Evans, and Kathryn Hopkins. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Lori Mechem.

 

Thursday 9/9 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ruslan Sirota ojn keys, Janek Gwizdala on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Pianist Jon Mayer is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Steve Tyrell begins a four-night (Thu-Sun) run at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Josh Nelson is at The Merc in Temecula. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. Vocalist Patrick Barnitt is at Vibrato in Bel Air with special guest vocalist Meloney Collins. Drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera 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 is at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at Le Grand Restaurant in downtown L.A. 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. Live At Zero BPM features Conganas. The Los Angeles Jazz Society features a livestream of trombonist Evan Dexter. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Lisa Rich.

 

Friday 9/10 – Josh Nelson at Sam First

Pianist Josh Nelson opens a two-night run (Fri-Sat) at Sam First near LAX to celebrate the release of a new live album recorded at Blue Whale with Daniel Rotem on sax, Brian Walsh on bass clarinet, Larry Koonse on guitar, Alex Boneham on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums. Vocalist Jonathan Karrant and pianist Joshua White celebrate the release of a new CD at Feisntein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Dave Koz is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia does a CD release event at The G Spot in Highland Park (Reservation required). Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist/pianist Sonji Kimmons does a livestream show from The World Stage in South L.A. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. The Alpha Rhythm Kings Quintet is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Wiseguys Big Band Machine is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Erin Stevenson is at Spaghettini in Seal 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. Sunny Blue is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Bassist Karim Yengsep is at the OC Fish Grill in Irvine. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features drummer/vocalist Tony Jones.

 

Saturday 9/11 – Steve Tyrell at Catalina Jazz Club

Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood for the third of four (Thu-Sun) nights. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Josh Nelson is at Sam First near LAX to celebrate the release of a new live album recorded at Blue Whale. Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Dave Koz is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Angel & The Mambokats are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Pianist/vocalist Adam Michaelson is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. 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. Guitarist Adam Hawley is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Jeff Franzel.

 

Sunday 9/12 – Marcel Camargo + Sam Hirsh at The Mint

Guitarist Marcel Camargo is at The Mint in West L.A., followed by a set and jam session led by pianist Sam Hirsh. Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist David Benoit and guitarist Marc Antoine are at the South Coast Winery in Temecula. Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Greg Vail is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist Dave Koz is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Vocalist Mari Nobre does an afternoon set at Urban Winery in Burbank. Trumpeter Jeff Elliott does an afternoon show at SoHo in Santa Barbara. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at The Roguelike Tavern in Burbank. 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. Chef Dave Rozier celebrates a birthday with a blues show at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features french horn player David Amram.

 

Monday 9/13 – Jason Moran at 2220 Arts + Archives

Pianist Jason Moran is at 2220 Arts + Archives in downtown L.A. Clarinetist Ken Peplowski and drummer Chuck Redd lead a quintet at Bistango in Irvine. Saxophonist Tom Braxton celebrates a CD release at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. 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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Joanne Klein.

 

Tuesday 9/14 – Yuko Mabuchi at Vibrato

Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at Vibrato in Bel Air with Del Atkins on bass and Bobby Breton on drums. The Rumproller Organ Trio is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Greg Vail is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka is at Jane Restaurant in Goleta. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. The Brig Band is at The Brig in Venice. Guitarist Mark Leggett is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Billy Childs.

 

Wednesday 9/15 – Joshua White at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Pianist Joshua White is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Karl McComas-Reichl on bass and Dan Schnelle on drums. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Matt Forbes is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bodhitsattva is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at Le Grand Restaurant in downtown L.A. 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. Bassist/vocalist Casey Abrams is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Vocalist/pianist Lola Kristine is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features Danish vocalist Sinne Eeg.

 

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