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

Diane Schuur

Jazz across SoCal continues with a week including Diane Schuur, Dan Rosenboom, the Los Angeles Jazz Quartet, Champian Fulton, Take 6, Greg Mathieson, Joshua White, David Binney, Doug Webb, Jerry Vivino, Dave Damiani & Haley Reinhart, Sarah Thawer, and the Holophonor Quartet.

Please see the online version of About & Out online for updated information all week at lajazzpicks.com.

Monday 12/13 – Jacques Lesure at the Lighthouse

Guitarist Jacques Lesure hosts a straight-ahead set and jazz jam session at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach including Pete Kuzma on keys and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums.  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 vocalist Janelle Sadler.

Tuesday 12/14 – Dan Rosenboom at Sam First

Trumpeter Dan Rosenboom leads a quartet at Sam First near LAX with Joshua White on keys, Richard Giddens on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Little Debbies are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Arianna Neikrug does a holiday show at Catalina in Hollywood. Guitarist/vocalist Ray Fuller is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter/vocalist Matt Von Roderick is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Mark Leggett is at TRiP in Santa Monica. 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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features guitarist Ron Eschete.

Wednesday 12/15 – Doug Webb at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Wed-Thu) with Mitchel Forman on keys, Jamie Kime on guitar, Jimmy Earl on bass, and Danny Carey on drums. Vocal group Take 6 does a holiday show at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Vocalist Rose Colella does a holiday show at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Christian Euman plays a holiday show at Sam First near LAX. Pianist/vibraphonist Ruben Estrada is at The Grape in Ventura. Vocalist Tom Culver is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Lola Kristine is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. French vocalist Veronique Forget is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is at Panama 66 at the San Diego Museum Of Art. 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 Jerry Mandel is at Bistango in Irvine. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Tom Lellis.

Thursday 12/16 – Holophonor Quartet at Sam First

The Holophonor Quartet is at Sam First near LAX with Josh Jonson on sax, Miro Sprague on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Dave Daminai & The No Vacancy Orchestra play a holiday show at Catalina in Hollywood with guest vocalist Haley Reinhart. The Pandemonium Big Band plays a holiday show at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Bassist Henry Franklin is at The Merc in Temecula. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia leads the Fish To Birds vocal ensemble at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Saxophonist Wes Smith is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist Molly Miller is at The Grape in Ventura. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at Le Grand Restaurant in downtown L.A.  The Jazz Nomads are at the Oracle Tavern in downtown L.A. MaQui is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The Good Time Jazz Band is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. 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 David Patterson is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Drummer Tyler Hammond is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Live at Zero BPM features a livestream from guitarists Brad Rabuchin and Jeff Miley. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for instrumentalists. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features trumpeter Rick Baptist.

Friday 12/17 – Diane Schuur at the Purple Room

Pianist/vocalist Diane Schuur begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at the Purple Room in Palm Springs.  Pianist Joshua White is at Sam First near LAX. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino plays a holiday show at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Sarah Thawer is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Grape in Ventura. Vocalist Susan Krebs’ Work Trio is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Pianist Mahesh Balasooriya is at NAMBA in Ventura. Saxophonist Dave Koz plays a holiday show at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat).  Organist Larry Goldings is at ETA in Highland Park for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Guitarist Blake Aaron is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Guitarist Suren Arustamyan is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat).  Guitarist Jinshi Ozaki is at the Union Station Traxx Restaurant in downtown L.A. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Vocalist Steven Michael and the Paul McDonald Big Band do a holiday show at Campus Jax in Newport 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. Bassist Nick Campbell is at About Last Knife in Hollywood. 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. The Johnny Holiday show begins a three-night (Fri-Sun) run at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Layla & The Jazz Hours are at Sorriso in Pasadena. Saxophonist Cal Bennett is at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Sacha Boutros.

Saturday 12/18 – Greg’s Groove at The Baked Potato

Organist Greg Mathieson is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Paul Jackson, Jr. on guitar, Lenny Castro on percussion, Travis Carlton on bass, and Miles Mathieson on drums. Saxophonist David Binney is at Sam First near LAX. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist David Benoit plays a holiday show at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach. Pianist/vocalist Diane Schuur is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at the Wrigley Tavern in Long Beach. Organist Larry Goldings is at ETA in Highland Park. Pianist Joshua White plays a holiday show at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Vocalist Sacha Boutros is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. The Equinox Ensemble is at The Grape in Ventura. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia plays a house concert at The G Spot in Highland Park (RSVP Required). Guitarist Suren Arustamyan is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Stuart Elster is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. The Jazz Cartel is at Sorriso in Pasadena. Keyboardist/vocalist Kirk Covington is at Eddie V’s in El Segundo. Keyboardist Scott Wilkie is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Flutist Holly Hofmann is at The Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Post & Beam in South L.A. Bassist Nick Campbell is at About Last Knife in Hollywood. Drummer Kevin Crabb is at the Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Canoga Park. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Palm Desert. Saxophonist David Leech is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. The Johnny Holiday Show is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features singer Darlene Koldenhoven.

Sunday 12/19 – Los Angeles Jazz Quartet at The Baked Potato

The Los Angeles Jazz Quartet is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Larry Koonse on guitar, Chuck Manning on sax, Darek Oles on bass, and Jason Harnell on drums. Pianist/vocalist Champian Fulton is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Vocalist Amanda McBroom is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Natalie Jacob does a holiday show at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. The Jazz Butchers open for The Sam Hirsh Trio and jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Vocalist Crystal Lewis is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Keyboardist Scott Wilkie plays a holiday show at Libretto in Paso Robles.  Saxophonist Dave Koz plays a holiday show at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center.  Saxophonist Justin Chart is at The Wayfarer in downtown L.A. The Johnny Holiday Show is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. 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. 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 pianist Bill Cantos.

Monday 12/20 – Jacques Lesure at the Lighthouse

Guitarist Jacques Lesure hosts a straight-ahead set and jazz jam session at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach including Pete Kuzma on keys and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums.  Guitarist Jeff Parker is at ETA in Highland Park.  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. Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Denise Thimes.

Tuesday 12/21 – Arturo Sandoval Big Band at Walt Disney Hall

Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval leads a big band in an evening of holiday music at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A. Trombonist Alan Ferber is at Sam First near LAX. Pianist Shelley Berg plays a holiday trio show at Catalina in Hollywood with Kevin Axt on bass and Gregg Field on drums. Vocalist Natalie Jacob and guitarist Sea Welsh split a bill at TRiP in Santa Monica. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Robert Davi is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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.  Vocalist Lynn Cardona is at 10e in downtown L.A.  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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features saxophonist Dayna Stephens.

Wednesday 12/22 – Tierney Sutton & Bevan Manson at The Grape

Vocalist Tierney Sutton is at The Grape in Ventura with pianist Bevan Manson, backed by Luca Alemanno on bass and Bernie Dresel on drums. Vocalist Steve Tyrell begins an eight-night engagement at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Trumpeter Brian Swartz is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Guitarist Jacques Lesure leads a trio at Sam First near LAX. Flutist Holly Hofmann is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Vocalist Brenda Lee Eager is at Catalina in Hollywood.  Keyboardist/vocalist Freddie Ravel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Marguaret Love is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.   Keyboardist Chris Fishman is at ETA in Highland Park.  Saxophonist Greg Vail is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is at Panama 66 at the San Diego Museum Of Art. 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 Jerry Mandel is at Bistango in Irvine.  The Innocence Project’s latest online show includes vocalist Don Most and pianist Bevan Manson. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features U.K. vocalist David Linx.

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