About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of October 11, 2021

Billy Childs

It’s a busy week across SoCal jazz with shows from Billy Childs with Diane Reeves, Charles Lloyd, Arturo O’Farrill, Mitchel Forman, Myra Melford, Jamie Baum, Scott Kinsey, Otmaro Ruiz, Gilad Hekselman, Andy James, Theo Croker, and Spyro Gyra.  Check lajazzpicks.com for additions, changes, and updates throughout the week.

Monday 10/11 – Jacques Lesure at the Lighthouse

Guitarist Jacques Lesure hosts a straight-ahead jazz jam session at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach, opening with a set from Lesure joined by Pete Kuzma on keys, Chris Colangelo on bass, and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. Keyboardist Will Blades and guitarist Jeff Parker are at ETA in Highland Park. Guitarist Matthew Yeakley hosts a Monday night jam session at The Falls Lounge in downtown L.A. Vocalists Darryl Walker and Mando Cordova are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. 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 SBCC Jazz Big Band is at SoHo in Santa Barbara. Trio Renacimiento is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang guest is flutist Nestor Torres.

Tuesday 10/12 – Theo Croker at The Moroccan Lounge

Trumpeter Theo Croker is at The Moroccan Lounge in downtown L.A. Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Toshi Yanagi on guitar, Chris Roy on bass, Matt Rohde on keys, and Danny Carey on drums. Bassist Max Gerl is at Sam First near LAX. Bassist/composer William Parker, percussionist Hamid Drake, and Sarah Nicholson Parker are at 2220 Arts & Archives in downtown L.A. Vocalist Phillip Brandon is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Rumproller is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Pianist Mark LeBrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Frankie’s in Palm Springs. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez is at Seven Grand in San Diego. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Palm Desert. The Brig Band is at The Brig in Venice. Guitarist Hans Ottsen hosts a jazz jam at The Grape in Ventura. Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features drummer Ben Scholz.

Wednesday 10/13 – Gilad Hekselman Trio at Sam First

Guitarist Gilad Hekselman is at Sam First near LAX with Darek Oles on bass and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Vocalist Ralph Dudley is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Organist Carey Frank is at Three Clubs in Hollywood. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at Salt’s Cure in Hollywood. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A.  Saxophonist Fred Horn is at Bollywood Pizza in Winnetka.  Bayou Degradeable is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features poet Michael C. Ford.

Thursday 10/14 – Billy Childs at the Ford Amphitheater

Pianist Billy Childs presents his jazz chamber ensemble at the Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood with Diane Reeves and Moira Smiley on vocals, Larry Koonse on guitar, Carol Robbins on harp, Daniel Rotem on saxophone, Dan Chmielinski on bass, Christian Euman on drums, and Sara Andon on flute, plus a string quartet. Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Katisse Buckingham on flute/sax, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Ronald Bruner, Jr. on drums. Vocalist Andy James is at Catalina in Hollywood, backed by a band led by percussionist Alex Acuna. Guitarist Gilad Hekselman is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Lia Booth is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Vocalist Luke Carlsen is at the Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Vocalist Spencer Day is at The Muck in Fullerton. The Rumproller Organ Trio plus saxophonist/vocalist Woody Mankowski are at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at The Merc in Temecula. Guitarist Hans Ottsen is at The Grape in Ventura. Vocalist Adryon De Leon is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist/vocalist Freddie Ravel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Kevin Crabb is at the Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Canoga Park. 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 Fred Horn is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.  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 Dara Tucker.

Friday 10/15 – Myra Melford + Jamie Baum at Skirball Center

Pianist Myra Melford and flutist Jame Baum split a bill at the Skirball Center in Bel Air for the final performances of the 2021 Angel City Jazz Festival. Pianist Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are at UCSB Campbell Hall in Santa Barbara. Spyro Gyra is at the Scherr Forum Bank Of America Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks. Drummer Anthony Fung is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Dara Tucker celebrates a CD release at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed is at LACMA in West L.A. (RSVP Required). Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Amanda Castro is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull is at Eddie V’s in El Segundo. Guitarist Jonathan Butler and saxophonist Michael Lington are at the Grand Hyatt in Newport Beach. Guitarist Dave Askren and saxophonist Jeff Benedict play a show at the Canyon Country Winery in Riverside. Vocalist Mon David does a livestream show for The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Howie Levine is at Sorriso in Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at The Grape in Ventura. Pianist Jon Mayer is at Santa Monica College East Wing Hall.   Vocalist Andrea Miller is at Jojo’s Hideaway in Tustin.  Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Drummer Kevin Crabb is at the Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Canoga Park. Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an outdoor show at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Drummer Joel Taylor is at 1881 in Pasadena. Vocalist Sacha Boutros is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. 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/flutist Cobby Brzeski is at Golden Island in San Diego. Cosmosquad is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features harpist Carol Robbins.

Saturday 10/16 – Charles Lloyd at The Lobero Theatre

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara with Gerald Clayton on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass and Justin Brown on drums. Keyboardist Mitchel Forman is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Brandon Fields on sax, Jimmy Earl on bass, Simon Phillips on drums, and Lenny Castro on percussion. Pianist Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are at The Soraya in Northridge. Pianist Otmaro Ruiz is at Sam First near LAX.  Saxophonists Doug Webb and David Binney lead a quartet at The Grape in Ventura.  Vocalists Madeliene Peyroux and Paula Cole are at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Flutist Jamie Baum is at the Scripps Research Auditorium in San Diego.   Vocalist Amber Weekes is at Catalina in Hollywood. Nutty is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Friends with vocalist Amy Keys is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Eddie V’s in Palm Desert. Flutist Holly Hofmann is at The Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Post & Beam in South L.A. Drummer Kevin Crabb is at the Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Canoga Park. Vocalist Sacha Boutros is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Palm Desert. Saxophonist Hugh Von Kleist leads a trio at Pietris Bakery in Long Beach. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Vocalist Dan Olivo is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Georgia Mancio.

Sunday 10/17 – Scott Kinsey & Mer Sal at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey and vocalist Mer Sal debut a new album at The Baked Potato in Studio City, backed by Toshi Yanagi on guitar, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. The Jazz Butchers open for the Sam Hirsh Trio and jazz jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Saxophonist Jeanette Harris is at Vibrato in Bel Air with vocalist Sawanya Stanley. Vocalist Spencer Day is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Grape in Ventura.  Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at The York in Highland Park.   Keyboardist David Garfield plays an afternoon livestream from home concert on Zoom.   Vocalist Maria Schafer is at The Varnish Bar in downtown L.A.  Pianist Mikan Zlatkovich is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Pianist Eric Dries is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. 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 Kevin Crabb is at the Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Canoga Park. 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. Pianist Todd Hunter is at Urban Press Winery in Burbank for an afternoon show. Saxophonist Nick Gomez plays an early jazz brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The Jazz Cartel plays a jazz 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 Carol Bach-y-Rita.

Monday 10/18 – Eric Marienthal w/Spencer Day at Spaghettini

Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach with vocalist Spencer Day. Vocalist Anne Walsh is at The Drake in Laguna 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. Vocalists Darryl Walker and Mando Cordova are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. 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. Trio Renacimiento is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang guest is bassist Lou Castro.

Tuesday 10/19 – Brent Fischer at Vibrato

Composer Brent Fischer debuts a new CD with a jazz orchestra at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Ethan Chilton is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Frankie’s in Palm Springs. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez is at Seven Grand in San Diego. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Palm Desert. Guitarist Hans Ottsen hosts a jazz jam at The Grape in Ventura. 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 bassist Dean Johnson.

Wednesday 10/20 – Eric Revis at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Bassist Eric Revis is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Caleb Wheeler Curtis on sax, Orrin Evans on piano, and Tina Raymond on drums. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Sam First near LAX. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Swingin With The Mouse is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. The East Side Trio with vocalist Cassia De Mayo is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Vocalist Tyrone Perkins is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Organist Carey Frank is at Three Clubs in Hollywood. The Avant Garde Trio is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Trio Renacimiento is at Las Perlas in West Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Christopher Linmann is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The Cookies are at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Innocence Project’s latest livestream concert features vocalists including Beth Rohde and Marina Pacowski. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Morgan Ames.

 

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