About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of March 28, 2022

Steve Tyrell

March ends and April begins with a SoCal jazz week including Steve Tyrell, Angelique Kidjo, Michael Landau, Janis Mann, David Sanborn, Dan Rosenboom, Danny Janklow, Erin Bentlage, Josh Nelson & Bob Bowman, Tierney Sutton, Catina DeLuna & Otmaro Ruiz, Ann Hampton Callaway, and Cory Henry.

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 3/28 – BABAorchestra Big Band Nights at The Mint

Lauren Elizabeth Baba leads the latest in a monthly series of big band nights at The Mint in West L.A., also featuring the Craig Cammell Big band and the Dave Richards Big Band. Bassist Ben Williams is at Second Home Hollywood. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach with guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr. Pink Martini is at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. The Tom Kubis Big Band is at the Gaslamp in Long Beach. Vocalist Meloney Collins is at The Drake in Laguna Beach with pianist Brian Clemens. Guitarist Jacques Lesure hosts a straight-ahead set and jazz jam session at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach including Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A. 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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Mary Stallings.

Tuesday 3/29 – Dan Rosenboom at Sam First

Trumpeter Dan Rosenboom is at Sam First near LAX with Gavin Templeton on sax, John Escreet on keys, Billy Mohler on bass, and Damion Reid on drums. Vocalist Tierney Sutton sings music of Marilyn and Alan Bergman at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach.  Guitarist Mark Towns is at La Puglia in Santa Monica. Vocalist Linda Lavin is at Catalina in Hollywood with pianist Billy Stritch. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Blues guitarist Josh Smith is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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. Guitarist Mark Leggett is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Gerald Clayton.

Wednesday 3/30 – Erin Bentlage at Sam First

Vocalist Erin Bentlage is at Sam First near LAX with Daniel Rotem on sax, Vardan Ovsepian on piano, Anna Butterss on bass, and Ben Lumsdaine on drums. Catatonic is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Ben Armentano on keys, Chris Coulter on bass, Michael Celenza on drums, Rob Garland on guitar, and Andy Francis on woodwinds. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Luis Munoz is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Flutist Holly Hofmann is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego with pianist Mike Wofford. Guitarist Yu Ooka is at the 3355 Asian Grill in Torrance. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at Roe Seafood in Long 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. 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. Bassist Jake Leckie is at Three Clubs in Hollywood. Drummer Aaron Steele is at ETA in Highland Park. Producer Debra Graff’s latest livestream for The Innocence Project includes vocalists Jay Clayton and Lauren White. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features guitarist Paul Carmen.

Thursday 3/31 – Danny Janklow at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Jonathan Pinson on drums, Andrew Renfroe on guitar, Luca Alemanno on bass, and Javier Santiago on keys. Vocalist Catina DeLuna and pianist Otmaro Ruiz’s Lado B Project is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Sharon Azrielli is at Catalina in Hollywood, backed by a band led by pianist Tamir Hendelman. Vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway is at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Vocalist Maiya Sykes is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Lia Booth celebrates an album release at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. The Jive Aces are at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. MaQui is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at 208 Rodeo in Beverly Hills. 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. 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 pianist Oscar Hernandez.

Friday 4/1 – Steve Tyrell at Segerstrom

Vocalist Steve Tyrell is at the Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Guitarist Michael Landau is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Michael Landau begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Josh Nelson and bassist Bob Bowman are at Sam First near LAX for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat). Guitarist Bruce Forman 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. Drummer Mark San Filippo is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena. Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys are at Sorriso in Pasadena. Vocalist Dave Stephens at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Tony Galla is at Vibrato in Bel Air. French vocal group Paris Chansons is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Tino Combo is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.

Saturday 4/2 – Michael Landau at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Michael Landau is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Jimmy Johnson on bass and Alan Hertz on drums. Vocalist Angelique Kidjo is at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. Vocalist Janis Mann is at the Village Studios in West L.A. with a quartet led by saxophonist Bob Mintzer.  Saxophonist David Sanborn and percussionist Poncho Sanchez headline the Dymally International Jazz & Arts Festival at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson. Pianist Josh Nelson and bassist Bob Bowman are at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Pianist George Khan is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Vocalist Luke Carlsen fronts a big band at Vibrato in Bel Air. Keyboardist Patrick Bradley is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at AMSTRDM in Paso Robles. Flutist Derf Rerklaw is honored with an afternoon Celebration Of Life at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in South L.A. Vocalist Chloe Perrier is at Sorriso in Pasadena. Vocalist Mando Cordova is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Sabine Pothier is at NAMBA in Ventura. 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. The Jive Aces are at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.

Sunday 4/3 – Katalyst + Sam Hirsh Trio & Jam at The Mint

Katalyst opens for pianist Sam Hirsh’s trio and jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at Venice West in Venice. Vocalist Judy Wexler does a G Spot House Concert in Highland Park. Vocalist Lisa Donahey & vibraphonist Tommy Kesecker are at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter/vocalist Ilya Serov is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Eric Dries is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin leads a group 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. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at the Arth Bar & Kitchen in Culver City. Guitarist Dori Amarillo leads Four On The Floor for an afternoon show at Urban Press Winery in Burbank with Brazilian vocalist Flavia De Mello.  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. Vocalist Lia Booth 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.

Monday 4/4 – Billy Mohler at Second Home Hollywood

Bassist Billy Mohler is at Second Home Hollywood with Steph Richards on trumpet, Chris Speed on sax, and Damion Reid on drums. The Lineage Trio is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with guest guitarist Bruce Forman.  Pianist Brian Clemens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. Guitarist Jacques Lesure hosts a straight-ahead set and jazz jam session at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach including Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch in downtown L.A.  Drummer Kevin van den Elzen 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 Kimberly Ford leads a jam session at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist Dan Foliart.

Tuesday 4/5 – Butcher Brown at the Lodge Room

Butcher Brown is at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Saxophonist Ian Roller celebrates a CD release at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Nicole McCabe is at Sam First near LAX.  Vocalist Lia Booth and vibraphonist Nick Mancini spilt a bill at TRiP in Santa Monica. Pianist Sunnie Paxson is at La Puglia in Santa Monica.  The Axon Orchestra is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. 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 percussionist Brad Dutz.

Wednesday 4/6 – Larry Carlton at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Larry Carlton begins a four-night run (wed-Sat) with two different line-ups at The Baked Potato in Studio City – Wednesday and Thursday feature Paulie Cerra on sax and vocals, Travis Carlton on bass, Jeff Babko on keys, and Gary Novak on drums. Pianist Max Haymer is at Sam First near LAX. Drummer Jeff Hamilton is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Guitarist Marcel Camargo and vocalist Lynn Cardona are at Mr, Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. 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. Bassist Jake Leckie is at Three Clubs in Hollywood. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Teresa James.

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