About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of March 7, 2022

Kenny Garrett

Wednesday’s Wayne Shorter Celebration headlines a busy SoCal jazz week including Stacey Kent, Ambrose Akinmusire, Victor Wooten & Steve Bailey, Mike Miller, Delfeayo Marsalis, Gerald Clayton, Al Di Meola, Kevin O’Neal, David Garfield, Max Haymer, and Matt Gordy.

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 venues directly for any last minute changes and/or cancellations before heading out.

Monday 3/7 – Lineage Trio w/Larry Goldings at The Baked Potato

The Lineage Trio is joined by keyboardist Larry Goldings at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Graham Dechter on guitar, Alex Fran on bass, and Ryan Shaw on drums. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. Guitarist Dean Grech 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 writer Howard Mandell.

Tuesday 3/8 – Kevin O’Neal at Catalina Jazz Club

Bassist Kevin O’Neal is at Catalina in Hollywood with Nolan Shaheed on trumpet, Philip Whack on sax, Duane Benjamin on trombone, Tina Wall on vocals, Otmaro Ruiz on piano, and Aaron Serfaty on drums. Saxophonist Ian Roller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Chord Four is at Sam First near LAX. Drummer Tina Raymond is at NeueHouse in Hollywood. Guitarists Thom Rotella and Shea Welsh split a bill at TRiP in Santa Monica. The A Call 2Peace Ensemble with pianist Sunnie Paxson is at La Puglia in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at The York in Highland Park. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. 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 3/9 – Wayne Shorter Celebration at Walt Disney Hall

Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter is celebrated at Walt Disney Hall with members of his last quartet and special guests including Terence Blanchard, Kenny Garrett, and Joe Lovano, with additional music from trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. Vocalist Stacey Kent is at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Drummer Matt Gordy celebrates an album release at Sam First near LAX. Katalyst is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Pianist Misha Piatigorsky is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Katja Rieckermann is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonists David Binney and Doug Webb are at The Grape in Ventura. Trombonist Kenton Luck is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Vocalist Leonard Patton offers a tribute to Al Jarreau at the Jazz Lounge 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. 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. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Drummer Tom Dante is at Skyloft in Laguna Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Sam Hirsh.

Thursday 3/10 – Stacey Kent at the Barclay Theatre

Vocalist Stacey Kent is at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Vocalist Jesse Palter celebrates a CD release at Sam First near LAX. Keyboardist/vocalist Tim Hockenberry is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Jamie Shew is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Trumpeter/vocalist Matt Von Roderick is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Emile Welman is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Leonard Patton offers a tribute to Al Jarreau at the Jazz Lounge in San Diego. Blues guitarist Buddy Guy is at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. MaQui is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at 208 Rodeo in Beverly Hills. Guitarist Grant Geissman and bassist Lyman Medeiros do a livestream for Live At Zero BPM. 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. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank. 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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Claire Martin.

Friday 3/11 – Mike Miller at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Mike Miller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jimmy Johnson on bass, Walt Fowler on trumpet, Brandon Fields on sax, and Chad Wackerman on drums. Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra are at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Bassists Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey team with drummer Gregg Bissonette at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Gerald Clayton is at Sam First near LAX for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Keyboardist David Garfield is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Max Haymer is at The Grape in Ventura. Pianist Mitchel Forman is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Saxophonist Derek Douget is at The Lobero in Santa Barbara.  Pianist Cathlene Pineda is at the NeueHouse Bradbury Wyman bar in downtown L.A.  Bassist Frescia Belmar is at ETA in Highland Park. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Sorriso in Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Vocalist Erin Stevenson is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Blues guitarist Buddy Guy is at The Canyon in Montclair. Drummer Tommaso Cappellato does a livestream for The World Stage in South L.A.  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 is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Jumpin’ Joz is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features guitarist Will Brahm.

Saturday 3/12 – Victor Wooten & Steve Bailey at Catalina Jazz Club

Bassists Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey team with drummer Gregg Bissonette at Catalina in Hollywood for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat). Bassist Bunny Brunel’s CAB is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Guitarist Al Di Meola is at The Canyon in Santa Clarita. Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis is at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. Guitarist Thom Rotella is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Gerald Clayton is at Sam First near LAX. Drummer Jimmy Branly is at the St. Barnabas Harmony Room in Eagle Rock. Drummer Kojo Roney is at the Townhouse in Venice. Dizzy’s in San Diego hosts the Brazil Jazz Festa with multiple artists including guitarist Peter Sprague and pianist Danny Green. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Grape in Ventura. Pianist Max Haymer is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Percussionist Poncho Sanchez is at The Canyon in Montclair. Keyboardist David Garfield hosts the latest edition of his “Live From David’s House” afternoon livestream concert series. Pianist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Steven Michael and the Paul McDonald Orchestra are at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Saxophonist Nicole McCabe is at ETA in Highland Park. Pianist Adam Hersh is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. The Jazz Cartel Quartet is at Sorriso in Pasadena. Drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Veronique Forget is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Guitarist Steve Oliver is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Flutist Holly Hofmann is at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Pianist Mikan Zlatkovich is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Vocalist Rose Mallett does an early show at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Mambo Craze Cabaret is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Bevan Manson.

Sunday 3/13 – Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra at the Lodge Room

The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra is at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Guitarist Al Di Meola is at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Max Haymer opens for pianist Sam Hirsh’s trio and jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Pianist Dayramir Gonzalez is at Venice West in Venice. Original Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine and CTA are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Duane Allen is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Guitarist Buddy Guy is at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Pianist Eric Dries is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Vanessa Falabella is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Vocalist Anne Walsh is at Spaghettini in Seal 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. Pianist Richard Glaser 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 Todd Hunter does an afternoon show at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank. 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. Keyboardist Jay Smith plays an early jazz brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. 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 Janice Borla.

Monday 3/14 – David Amran at Zebulon Cafe

Pianist David Amran celebrates collaborations with writer Jack Kerouac at Zebulon Cafe in Silverlake. Pianist Irving Flores is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Percussionist Poncho Sanchez is at Spaghettini in Seal 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. Pianist Mikan Zlatkovich is at Eddie V’s in San Diego. Trio Renacimiento is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. The Monday Madness jazz band is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features bassist David Piltch.

Tuesday 3/15 – Benny Benack III at Bayside Restaurant

Trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack III is at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach with Gary Matsumoto on piano, Alex Frank on bass, and Ryan Shaw on drums. Bassist Logan Kane is at Sam First near LAX. Pianist Yuko Mabuchi is at La Puglia in Santa Monica. Drummer Tina Raymond is at the NeueHouse in Hollywood. Guitarist/vocalist Rafael Moreira is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Corcovado with vocalist Natalie Jacob and Affirmation split a bill at TRiP in Santa Monica. 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. Leanna & The Jazz Collective are at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Claudia Villela.

Wednesday 3/16 – Daniel Rotem Plays Coltrane at Sam First

Saxophonist Daniel Rotem plays the music of John Coltrane at Sam First near LAX with Billy Childs on piano, Darek Oles on bass, and Christian Euman on drums. Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood screens the film “Jazz Nights: A Confidential Journey” including a Q&A with director Hal Masonberg.  Guitarist Duane Allen is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Vocalist Dante Chambers is at Catalina in Hollywood with guest vocalist Barbara Morrison. Vocalist Meloney Collins is at The Drake in Laguna Beach with pianist Brian Clemens. Saxophonist Rolf Olsen is at the Roxy Restaurant in Encinitas. Trumpeter Mike Rocha is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is at Panama 66 at the San Diego Museum Of Art. 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. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at The Mixx in Pasadena. Drummer Tom Dante is at Skyloft in Laguna Beach. French vocal group Paris Chansons is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Catina DeLuna.

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