About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of September 13, 2021

Tamir Hendelman

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

Jazz highlights across SoCal this week include Tamir Hendelman, Jason Moran, Ken Peplowski, Denise Donatelli, Paul Cornish, Carl Verheyen, Stephen Lugener, Joel Ross, Säje, Dan Schnelle, Joshua White, Jerry Vivino, Yuko Mabuchi, Cathy Segal-Garcia, and Yvette Devereaux.

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 9/13 – 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 Jeff Parker plays a solo show at ETA in Highland Park. 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. The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City. 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.  Vocalist Lynn Cardona is at 10e 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. 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.  Saxophonist Nicole McCabe is at Sam First near LAX.  Vocalist Matt Forbes is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Trumpeter Dan Rosenboom is at ETA in Highland Park.  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.

 

Thursday 9/16 – SLUGish Ensemble at Sam First

The SLUGish Ensemble is at Sam First near LAX with Steven Lugerner on bass clarinet, Adam Ratner on guitar, Paul Cornish and Christina Galisatus on keyboards, Karl McComas-Reichl on bass, and Malachi Whitson on drums.  Nutty is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Benn Clatworthy is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Denise Donatelli debuts a new album via a livestream sponsored by the Los Angeles Jazz Society. The Jazz Cartel Quartet is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  Vocalist Rebecca Jade is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.  Guitarist Tom Rizzo and bassist Ken Wild play a livestream show for Live At Zero BPM. 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. Stardust Revue is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Todd Hunter.

 

Friday 9/17 – Carl Verheyen at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Carl Verheyen is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Alphonso Johnson on bass and Chad Wackerman on drums. Vibraphonist Joel Ross is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Säje is at LACMA in West L.A. (RSVP Required). Guitarist Andrew Renfroe is at Sam First near LAX. Pianist/vocalist Jon Batiste is at the Teragram Ballroom in downtown L.A. Violinist Yvette Devereaux plays a livestream show from The World Stage in South L.A. Trumpeter Chris Botti is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Drummer Jason Lee Bruns is at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Vocalist Chloe Perrier is at Sorriso in Pasadena. 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. Vocalist Tony Galla is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Deborah Pearl.

 

Saturday 9/18 – Paul Cornish at Sam First

Pianist Paul Cornish is at Sam First Near LAX for the first of two nights (Sat-Sun) with Jon Hatamiya on trombone, Ben Williams on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Trumpeter/vocalist Ilya Serov is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia plays a show and hosts a jam session at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Bassist Stu Hamm is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Ray Fuller is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Chester Whitmore’s Central Avenue Revue is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Trumpeter Chris Botti is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. The Jazz Cartel Quartet is at Sorriso in Pasadena. Vocalist Trevor McShane is at Feinsten’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Aimee Nolte 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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist/pianist Dianne Schurr.

 

Sunday 9/19 – Tamir Hendelman at Catalina

Pianist Tamir Hendelman celebrates a birthday at Catalina in Hollywood with Alex Frank on bass and Dean Koba on drums. Drummer Dan Schnelle and pianist Sam Hirsh are at The Mint in West L.A. Elephants In The Park are at Roscoe’s Jazz Lounge in Long Beach. Pianist Paul Cornish is at Sam First Near LAX. Trumpeter Willie Bradley is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra are at Vibrato in Bel Air with guest vocalist Erin Boheme. Guitarist Toshi Yanagi’s Buzz Wizards are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Kathryn Hopkins does an afternoon set at Urban Winery in Burbank. 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 Jazz Cartel plays a Sunday brunch at Sorriso in Pasadena. 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 Kendra Shank.

 

Monday 9/20 – Calabria Foti & Christian Jacob at Bistango

Vocalist/violinist Calabria Foti is at Bistango in Irvine, backed by a trio led by pianist Christian Jacob.  Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at Spaghettini Seal Beach with guest Richard Elliot. The SBCC Monday Madness Jazz Band is at SoHo in Santa Barbara. 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 Mikan Zlatkovich is at Eddie V’s in San Diego.  The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City.  Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang guest is Brazilian guitarist Jovino Santos.

 

Tuesday 9/21 – Jonathan Pinson at Second Home Hollywood

Drummer Jonathan Pinson is at Second Home Hollywood with Mario Castro on sax, Taber Gable on keys, Andrew Renfroe on guitar, and Jonathan Richards on bass. Saxophonist Nick Gomez is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Trumpeter/vocalist Matt Von Roderick is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Vocalist Kristina Aglinz is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A.  Vocalist Lynn Cardona is at 10e 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 guitarist Wayne Brasel.

 

Wednesday 9/22 – Anibal Seminario at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s

Peruvian saxophonist Anibal Seminario is at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Logan Richardson is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Chuck Johnson is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Catalan guitarist/vocalist Lau Noah plays a solo show at Sam First near LAX. The Sonic Colossus Jazz Orchestra is at Queen Bee’s in San Diego. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Blues vocalist Marguaret Love is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Phillip De Leon is at the 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. 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 Andrea Miller, Meloney Collins, Natalie Mendoza, and Dyan Kane. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Cle Thompson.

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