About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of October 25, 2021

Branford Marsalis Quartet

October closes with a SoCal jazz week including Branford Marsalis, Peter Erskine, Monty Alexander, Arturo Sandoval, Tom Ranier, Mark Turner, Scott Healy with Laura Dickinson, Joshua White, Tom Kubis, Simon Moullier, and the weekend’s LA Jazz Institute Big Band Festival.

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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. Guitarist Gregory Uhlmann 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. 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. Saxophonist Javier Vergara is at The Grape in Ventura. Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Guitarist Nadav Peled 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.

Thursday 10/28 – Branford Marsalis at The Soraya

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is at The Soraya in Northridge with Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums. Drummer Peter Erskine is at Sam First near LAX with Alan Pasqua on piano and Darek Oles on bass. Saxophonist Dave McMurray is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. The Zappa Band begins a four night (Thu-Sun) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Francisco Torres is at Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Saxophonist Mark Turner is at the Scripps Research Auditorium in San Diego. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at The Grape in Ventura.  Violinist Dayren Santamaria is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach.  The Organ Donors are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Leonard Patton is at The Jazz Lounge in San Diego. Vocalists Al Sapienza and Deborah Rennard are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Rebecca Jade is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Paul Combs is at The Merc in Temecula. 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. 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 Giovanna Gattuso.

Friday 10/29 – Monty Alexander at Catalina

Pianist Monty Alexander’s One World is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Pianist/vocalist Karyn Allison is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. The Zappa Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer George Colligan is at Sam First near LAX for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. The LA Jazz Institute opens its three-day (Fri-Sun) annual Big Band Festival at the Westin LAX in Los Angeles. Saxophonist Rickey Washington plays a livestream from The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Erin Stevenson is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Dan Delgado is at Sorriso in Pasadena. 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.  Saxophonist Chuck Manning  is at 1881 in Pasadena.  Saxophonist Ian Roller leads a group at The Goldfish in Highland Park. Guitarist Zane Johnson is at The Carvery in Long Beach.  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 John Proulx is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Saxophonist Cal Bennett is at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Tino Productions are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.   Pianist Eric Lewis is at LACMA in West L.A. (RSVP Required). The Barrelhouse Wailers are at The Grape in Ventura. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Judy Wexler.

Saturday 10/30 – Karrin Allyson at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s

Vocalist Karyn Allison is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Miro Sprague on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Dan Schnelle on drums.  Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is at Campus Jax in Newport beach – violinist Dayren Santamaria opens. Pianist Monty Alexander is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Joshua White is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. The Zappa Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer George Colligan is at Sam First near LAX. Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull is at Eddie V’s in El Segundo. The LA Jazz Institute continues its three-day annual Big Band Festival at the Westin LAX in Los Angeles. Dean Mora & His Orchestra are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Strada Swing is at Sorriso in Pasadena. Vocalist Mando Cordova is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Lauren Koval is at Golden Island in San Diego. Saxophonist Jessy J is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx 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. 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 vocalist Josie Falbo.

Sunday 10/31 – Katalyst + Sam Hirsh Trio at The Mint

Katalyst opens for the Sam Hirsh Trio and jazz jam session at The Mint in West L.A. The Zappa Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The LA Jazz Institute concludes its three-day annual Big Band Festival at the Westin LAX in Los Angeles. Vocalist Sherry Williams fronts a big band for an afternoon show at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Lizzy & The Triggermen are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Flutist Nori Tani is at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. The Jazz Cartel is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. Vocalist Karina Nuvo is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Ron Kobayashi 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 Mikan Zlatkovich is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. 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. Vocalist Sandy Cummings plays a jazz brunch at SoHo in Santa Barbara. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for vocalists. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features bandleader Gordon Goodwin.

Monday 11/1 – Casey Benjamin at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Keyboardist/vocalist/saxophonist Casey Benjamin is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Randy Runyon on guitar, Carlos Henderson on bass, Basil Wajdowicz on keys, Eric Brown on drums, and Kofi Hunter on percussion.  Snarky Puppy is at Miossi Hall at Cal Poly Arts in San Luis Obispo. Bassist Billy Mohler is at ETA in Highland Park.  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. Guitarist Kimberly Ford leads a jazz jam at SoHo in Santa Barbara. 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 Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features singer Lorraina Fontana.

Tuesday 11/2 – Snarky Puppy at the Orpheum

Snarky Puppy is at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Saxophonists Doug Webb and David Binney are at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  The Herbie Hancock Institute’s latest class including vocalist Darynn Dean performs its first show as an ensemble at Sam First near LAX.  Organist Ricky Peterson & The Peterson Brothers are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Rebecca Jade is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The Alan Chan Orchestra plays a livestream show. 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.  Vocalist David Post and guitarist Mark Leggett are at TRiP in Santa Monica.  Pianist Sam Hirsh hosts a livestream solo event via Instagram. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Denise Thimes.

Wednesday 11/3 – Judy Wexler at The Baked Potato

Vocalist Judy Wexler is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jeff Colella on piano, Larry Koonse on guitar, Gabe Davis on bass, and Steve Hass on drums. Bassist Joshua Crumbly debuts an upcoming CD at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Pianist Dave Meder is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Vardan Ovsepian is at AMSTRDM in Paso Robles.  Trumpeter Dan Rosenboom is at ETA in Highland Park.  Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose 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. The Innocence Project offers an online Jazz Showcase including vocalists Ralph Dudley and Lisa Rich. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features drummer Bernie Dresel.

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