About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of January 10, 2022

Scott Henderson

January continues with a SoCal jazz week including Scott Henderson, Robert Glasper, Branford Marsalis, Box Of Noise, Mark Lettieri & Bob Reynolds, Laura Dickinson, Simon Moullier, Robby Marshall, Hadrien Feraud, Charnett Moffett & Jana Herzen, The Night Watch, and Maria Schafer.

Please see the online version of About & Out for updated information throughout the week at lajazzpicks.com. It’s a good idea to check with the venue directly for any last minute changes and/or cancellations.

Monday 1/10 – The Little Debbies at The Baked Potato

The Little Debbies are at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ian Roller on sax, Max Gerl on bass, Andy Prado, Jr. on drums, and Matt Little on keys. Saxophonist Robby Marshall is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Saxophonists Eric Marienthal and Mindi Abair are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Grape in Ventura. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. 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 Stephanie Bruce.

Tuesday 1/11 – Sal Valentinetti with Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra at Vibrato

Vocalist Sal Valentinetti is at Vibrato in Bel Air with Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra. Bassist Hadrien Feraud is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Robby Marshall does a livestream from Sam First near LAX. Pianist Mark LeBrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at the Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. The Brig Band is at The Brig in Venice. Guitarist Hans Ottsen hosts a jazz jam at The Grape in Ventura. The Jazztown Band is at Casey’s Tavern in Canoga Park. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Nancy Sanchez.

Wednesday 1/12 – The Night Watch at The Baked Potato

The Night Watch is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Alex Sill on guitar, Jacob Scesney on sax, Gary Novak on drums, Nick Campbell on bass, Mike Cottone on trumpet, Julian Pollack on keys, and Daniel Feldman on percussion. Bassist Charnett Moffett and guitarist Jana Herzen are at Catalina in Hollywood. Chomsky Jazz is at The Grape in Ventura. Vibraphonist Simon Moullier does a livestream show from Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Lia Booth is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Vocalist Lola Kristine 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 Jerry Mandel is at Bistango in Irvine. Drummer Tom Dante is at Skyloft in Laguna Beach. French vocal group Paris Chansons are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features Irish trumpeter Linely Hamilton.

Thursday 1/13 – Mark Lettieri & Bob Reynolds at The Baked Potato

Snarky Puppy members guitarist Mark Lettieri and saxophonist Bob Reynolds are at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Travis Carlton on bass and Gary Novak on drums. Vocalist Maria Schafer is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Vibraphonist Simon Moullier is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. Blanco Diablo is at The Grape in Ventura. Parlor Social is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Bill Ungermann is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Pianist Lenore Raphael 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. Drummer Davey Miller is at The Twist On Main in Ventura. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Drummer Tyler Hammond is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Four And More is at Casey’s Tavern in Canoga Park. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for instrumentalists. Drummer Jorg Dubin is at the Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Josh Nelson.

Friday 1/14 – Laura Dickinson at Vibrato

Vocalist Laura Dickinson leads a 10-piece band at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Scott Henderson opens a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Adonis Rose leads the NOJO 7 with French vocalist Cyrille Aimée at the La Mirada Theatre in La Mirada. Pianist Eric Reed does a livestream show from The World Stage in South L.A. Saxophonist Julian Roel is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Pianist Cathlene Pineda is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Bassist/vocalist Casey Abrams is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Synthia Hardy plays Bille Holiday in “Billie! Backstage With Lady Day” at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Bassist Logan Kane is at 1881 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. Bassist Karim Yengsep is at the OC Fish Grill in Irvine. Trumpeter Michael Bolger plays an outdoor show at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features guitarist Larry Koonse and pianist Otmaro Ruiz.

Saturday 1/15 – Scott Henderson at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Scott Henderson is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Romain Labaye on bass and Joel Taylor on drums. Pianist Robert Glasper plays the music of Duke Ellington at Walt Disney Hall in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis plays with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Vocalist Amy Keys is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull is at Eddie V’s in El Segundo. Drummer Tyler Hammond is at The Grape in Ventura. Violinist Karen Briggs is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Flutist Holly Hofmann is at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Saxophonist Cal Bennett is at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Maria De La Vega & The Wayward Five are at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Vocalist Sacha Boutros is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Vocalist Rose Mallett does an early show at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Alex Mendham & His Orchestra are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Mark Winkler.

Sunday 1/16 – Rhythm Real & The Sam Hirsh Trio at The Mint

Drummer Dean Mucetti & Rhythm Real open for the Sam Hirsh Trio and jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Box Of Noise opens a two-night (Sun-Mon) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Trumpeter Thaddeus Ford is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Elena Gilliam and guitarist George Gilliam are at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Pianist Irving Flores is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. The La Paloma Latin Jazz Band is at The Venice West in Venice. Keyboardist/vocalist Freddie Ravel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at The York in Highland Park. Saxophonist Marcus Adams plays a late afternoon show at Harvelle’s in Long Beach. Pianist Eric Dries is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin leads a group and jam session 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 is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Guitarist Jacques Lesure is at Lavender Blue in Inglewood. Vocalist Jacqui Hylton is at Nonna in Westlake Village. Pianist Mikan Zlatkovich is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Vocalist Lia Booth plays an early jazz brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The Jazz Cartel plays a jazz brunch at Sorriso in Pasadena. Bassist Rob Thorsen does a brunch session at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. 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 Michele Weir.

Monday 1/17 – Box Of Noise at The Baked Potato

Box Of Noise is at The Baked Potato in Studio City featuring long-time Brand X bassist Percy Jones, Alex Machacek on guitar, and Kenny Grohowski on drums. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Christopher Linmann is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. 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 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 pianist Ted Howe.

Tuesday 1/18 – Anthony Fung at Sam First

Drummer Anthony Fung is at Sam First near LAX with a group including Paul Cornish on piano and Luca Alemanno on bass. Box Of Noise is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Trumpeter Jens Lindemann is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Michelle Coltrane is at La Puglia Restaurant in Santa Monica. Work In Progress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Barbara Morrison is at Pips On La Brea in West L.A. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Vocalist Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. The Brig Band is at The Brig in Venice. The Jazztown Band is at Casey’s Tavern in Canoga Park. Guitarist Hans Ottsen leads a jazz jam at The Grape in Ventura. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features drummer Joel Taylor.

Wednesday 1/19 – Charles Ruggerio at The Baked Potato

Drummer Charles Ruggerio plays the music of Thelonious Monk at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Bob Reynolds and Ralph Moore on saxes and Eric Revis on bass. Pianist John Escreet is at Sam First near LAX. Bassist Charnett Moffett and guitarist Jana Herzen are at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Maiya Sykes is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Flutist Nori Tani is at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Vocalist Maiya Sykes is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Brian Clancy is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Saxophonist Greg Vail is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Lillian Palmer 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. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at T’s On The Green at the Date Palm Country Club in Cathedral City. Drummer Tom Dante is at Skyloft in Laguna Beach. Producer Debara Graff’s latest livestream for The Innocence Project features vocalist Jullanar Gamboa and pianist Bevan Manson. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Nicolas Bearde.

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