About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 1, 2021

Snarky Puppy

November kicks off with a SoCal jazz week inclding Snarky Puppy, Roberta Gambarini, Azar Lawrence, Bob Reynolds, Judy Wexler, Janis Mann, Cathlene Pineda, Branford Marsalis, Casey Benjamin, Joshua Crumbly, Gary Novak, Doug Webb, and Dave Meder.

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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. Pianist Jon Mayer is at BMPAC in South L.A. 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. Snarky Puppy is at The Observatory North Park in San Diego. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Vardan Ovsepian is at AMSTRDM in Paso Robles.  Saxophonist Nick Gomez is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwtaer Village.  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.

Thursday 11/4 – Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ruslan Sirota on keys, Janek Gwizdala on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Pianist Miro Sprague and saxophonist Daniel Rotem are at Sam First near LAX. Greg Anderson’s Brass Roots Initiative and Norm Roper’s Deluxe Big Band and special guest trumpeter/vocalist Chris Norton are at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at The Grape in Ventura.  Bruns & Bache are at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Vocalist Matt Forbes is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. Pianist Dave Meder is at The Merc in Temecula. Original Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine and the California Transit Authority are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Pianist/vocalist Christopher Linman is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. 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. Vocalist Staci Griesbach sings jazz versions of the music of George Jones at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for instrumentalists. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features trombonist Ed Neumeister.

Friday 11/5 – Roberta Gambarini at Catalina Jazz Club

Vocalist Roberta Gambarini begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Catalina in Hollywood with Tamir Hendelman on piano, Chuck Berghoper on bass, and Joe La Barbera on drums. Saxophonist Azar Lawrence is at Corazon Performing Arts in Topanga. Pianist Cathlene Pineda is at Sam First near LAX. Pianist Robert Rodriguez is at 2220 Arts & Archives in downtown L.A. Keyboardist Rique Pantoja is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia does a show and jam session at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Stephanie Amaro & The Blue Agave are at Sorriso in Pasadena. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist David Sagal hosts an open mic night for vocalists at Yamashiro in Hollywood. 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. Pianist Quinn Johnson 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. Tino Productions is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.  Saxophonist Ray Bailey does a livestream for The World Stage in South L.A. Guitarist Albert Lee is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Luciana Souza.

Saturday 11/6 – Janis Mann & Laurence Hobgood at The Village Studios

Vocalist Janis Mann teams with pianist Laurence Hobgood at The Village Studios in West L.A, joined by Mike Gurrola on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums, Saxophonist Doug Webb is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with Jimmy Earl on bass, Scott Kinsey on keys, Jamie Kime on guitar, and Danny Carey on drums. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Roberta Gambarini is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Pianist Bill Cunliffe is at Sam First near LAX.  Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Otmaro Ruiz is at AMSTRDM in Paso Robles. Vocalist Meloney Collins is at Copa Cubana in Ventura. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka Penteriche is at Namba in Ventura. The Jazz Cartel Quartet is at Sorriso 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.  Vocalist Toni Jannotta is at Grapes & Hops in Ventura. for an afternoon show.  Vocalist Angela O’Neill & The Outrageous 8 play a brunch at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Vibraphonist Billy Hulting plays a livestream show for Live At Zero BPM. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Evie Ladin.

Sunday 11/7 – Gary Novak at The Baked Potato

Drummer Gary Novak is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ruslan Sirota on keys, Bob Reynolds on sax, and Logan Kane on bass. Pianist Otmaro Ruiz is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Vocalist Niki Haris is at Catalina in Hollywood. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Adam Hersh opens for the Sam Hirsh Trio and jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Flutist Alexander Zonjic is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach.  6 Beats Apart is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach.  Pianist Ron Kobayashi plays an afternoon free show at Segerstrom Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa (RSVP Required). Pianist Eric Dries is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The L.A. Swing Barons are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. 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.  Vocalist Jacqui Hylton is at Nonna in Westlake Village.  Vocalist Steven Michael and the Paul McDonald Big Band play a brunch at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Guitarist Jacques Lesure plays an early jazz brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The Jazz Cartel plays a jazz brunch at Sorriso in Pasadena. Vocalist Linda A. Smith does an afternoon show at Urban Press Winery in Burbank. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for vocalists. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Vardan Ovsepian.

Monday 11/8 – Jacques Lesure at the Lighthouse

Guitarist Jacques Lesure hosts a straight-ahead set and jazz jam session at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach with Pete Kuzma on keys, Rene Camacho on bass, and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. Pianist Brian Clemens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach with vocalist Lola Kristine. The M.O.B. Jazz Quintet is at SoHo in Santa Barbara. 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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features blues vocalist Sista Jean.

Tuesday 11/9 – Melissa Morgan at Sam First

Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Sam First near LAX with pianist Gerald Clayton. Saxophonist Ian Roller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Excursion is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Jon Mayer is at BMPAC in South L.A. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Angel Town Combo is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Pianist Marc 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 vocalist Beverly Church Hogan.

Wednesday 11/10 – 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 Gary Novak on drums. Guitarist Liberty Ellman is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Grape in Ventura. Vocalist Storm Large begins a two-night (Wed-Thu) run at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.  Keyboardist/vocalist Brandon Coleman is at The Mint in West L.A. Vocalist Lola Kristine is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.  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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Mary Foster Conklin.

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