About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of October 18, 2021

Dianne Reeves

Vocalist Diane Reeves’ duet shows with Chucho Valdes & Joe Lovano highlight a SoCal jazz week including Joe La Barbera, Eric Revis, Brent Fischer, Thom Rotella with Tierney Sutton, Brian Bromberg, Brian Swartz, Jerry Vivino, Max Haymer, Matt Von Roderick, and Adrianne Duncan & Nick Mancini.

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

Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach with vocalist Spencer Day. Saxophonist Frank Fontaine’s Mezclado Quintet is at ETA in Highland Park. 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. The Swing Shift Orchestra is at The Grape in Ventura. 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 for the first of two nights (Wed-Thu). 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. Drummer Julien Cantelm is at Seven Grand in San Diego. 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.

Thursday 10/21 – Adrianne Duncan + Nick Mancini at Alvas Showroom

Pianist/vocalist Adrianne Duncan and vibraphonist Nick Mancini split a bill at the reopening of Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, backed by Edwin Livingston on bass, Jimmy Branly on drums, Katisse Buckingham on flute/sax, and John Tegmeyer on clarinet. Pianist Max Haymer is at Sam First near LAX. Trumpeter/vocalist Matt Von Roderick is at Catalina in Hollywood. Swingin With The Mouse is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Pianist Joshua White is at The Jazz Lounge in San Diego.  Vocalist Gina Saputo is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Saxophonist Wes Smith is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist/vocalist Rafael Moreira is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Parlor Social is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Dan Delgado is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. Pianist Markus Burger is at The Merc in Temecula. Keyboardist/vocalist Kirk Covington is at Eddie V’s in El Segundo. Vocalist/pianist Lola Kristine is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin plays a livestream for the Live At Zero BPM concert series. 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 David Patterson is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Drummer Tyler Hammond is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Cathy Segal-Garcia presents five vocalists in a jazz showcase at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. 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 Suzi Stern and pianist George Oldzeiy.

Friday 10/22 – Diane Reeves, Joe Lovano & Chucho Valdes at Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Vocalist Diane Reeves duets with saxophonist Joe Lovano and pianist Chucho Valdes at Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa. Drummer Joe La Barbera is at Sam First near LAX for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat) for a concert and interview about his new book. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Malachi Whitson is at 2220 Arts & Archives in downtown L.A. Bassist Brian Bromberg is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Vocalist Natalie Jacob is at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at The Grape in Ventura. Black Market Trust is at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Percussionist Munyungo Jackson is at LACMA in West L.A. (RSVP Required). Saxophonist/vocalist Paulie Cerra does an evening of blues at The Baked Potato in Studio City. MaQui is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. 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. Pianist/vocalist Adam Michaelson is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Pianist Mikan Zlatkovich is at Golden Island in San Diego. Bassist Kevin “Brandino” Brandon does a livestream from The World Stage in South L.A. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features producers Barbara Bentree and John Rangel.

Saturday 10/23 – Thom Rotella w/Tierney Sutton at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Thom Rotella is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with guest vocalist Tierney Sutton. Vocalist Diane Reeves duets with saxophonist Joe Lovano and pianist Chucho Valdes at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Drummer Joe La Barbera is at Sam First near LAX for a concert and interview about his new book. The Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra plays a benefit for trombonist Phil Ranelin at The World Stage in South L.A. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Grape in Ventura.  Bassist Brian Bromberg is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Black Market Trust is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Vocalist Pierre Chambers is at The Harmony Room at St. Barnabas Church in Eagle Rock.  Pianist Kait Dunton is at Libretto in Paso Robles.  Vocalists Hope Diamond, Steven Michael McCann and Patrick Barnitt are at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Vocalist Jerry Costanzo & His Gotham City Swingers are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Boney James is at the Thornton Winery in Temecula. Pianist Andy Langham is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. 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. Pianist Tamir Hendelman plays a livestream concert dedicated to the music of vibraphonist Gary Burton. 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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Michael Abene.

Sunday 10/24 – Tritone Asylum at The Baked Potato

Tritone Asylum is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Philip Topping on EVI, Ian Vo on sax, Andy Waddell on guitar, Mitchel Forman on keys, Billy Hulting on percussion, Peter Sepsis on bass, and Dave Johnstone on drums. Bassist Brian Bromberg is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Nicole Henry is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Laura Wolfe is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Wayne Brady is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Laurence Juber is at SoHo in Santa Monica. Pianist Brian Clemens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach with vocalist Luke Carlsen. Saxophonist Boney James is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Pinot Noir is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. 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/vocalist Sonji Kimmons is at Urban Press Winery in Burbank for an afternoon show. Pianist Jay Smith 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. Saxophonist Dylan Soto hosts a jazz jam at Aztec Brewing Company in Vista.

Monday 10/25 – Tom Kubis Big Band at Gaslamp

The Tom Kubis Big Band is at Gaslamp in Long Beach.  Guitarist Jacques Lesure hosts a straight-ahead set and 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. Pianist Mikan Zlatkovich is at Eddie V’s in San Diego. Trio Renacimiento is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.

Tuesday 10/26 – Jason Harnell w/Mark Turner at The Baked Potato

Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with saxophonist Mark Turner.  Pianist Scott Healy is at Vibrato in Bel Air with vocalist Laura Dickinson.  Pianist Alex Brown is at Sam First near LAX.   Affirmation is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Guitarist Dean Grech 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 Tim Horner.

Wednesday 10/27 – Tom Ranier at Sam First

Pianist Tom Ranier is at Sam First near LAX with Larry Koonse on guitar and Darek Oles on bass. Vibraphonist Simon Moullier is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Catatonic is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s near Studio City. Vocalist Liz Cole is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. 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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Kei Akagi.

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