About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of May 2, 2022

Nick Mancini

May opens with a SoCal jazz week including Nick Mancini, Ben Williams, Teka w/Rickey Woodard, Luis Conte, The Lineage Trio with Spencer Day, Alan Chan, Lori Bell, Judith Hill, Cecile Nordegg, Melissa Morgan, and Adam Hersh.

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 5/2 – The Lineage Trio w/Spencer Day at The Baked Potato

The Lineage Trio is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Graham Dechter on guitar, Alex Frank on bass, and Ryan Shaw on drums with guest vocalist Spencer Day. Bassist Ben Williams is at Second Home Hollywood. Pianist Brian Clemens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach with vocalist Andrea Miller. Vocalist Sacha Boutros is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. 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 Justin Brown 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. 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 guitarist Tim Lerch.

Tuesday 5/3 – Teka w/Rickey Woodard at Bayside Restaurant

Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka is at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach with saxophonist Rickey Woodard, Quinn Johnson on piano, Hussain Jiffry on bass, and Kevin Winard on drums. Saxophonist Jon Irabagon is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra are at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Jazz Butchers are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Mixtape is at La Puglia Restaurant in Santa Monica. The Jazz Cartel 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.   The SoCal Jazz Academy leads a jazz jam at TRiP in Santa Monica. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features bassist Gene Perla.

Wednesday 5/4 – Nick Mancini at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood with Danny Janklow on sax, Adam Ledbetter on piano, Eric England on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Pianist Mathis Picard celebrates a CD release with an evening of solo piano at Sam First near LAX. Guitarist/vocalist Rafael Moreira is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with drummer Thomas Lang.  Pianist Vardan Ovsepian is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. The Colburn School Jazz Bands are at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist/vocalist Sunita is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. The Muckenthaler Center in Fullerton offers a tribute performance to Barbara Morrison led by pianist Bill Cunliffe. Vocalist Anita Robles is at the Garden Cafe in Sherman Oaks. Saxophonist Greg Vail is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Bryan McCann is at Cafe Fiore in Ventura. Saxophonist/vocalist Woody Mankowski is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. 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. The Eternity Jazz Trio is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. Drummer Tom Dante is at Skyloft in Laguna Beach. Bassist Jake Leckie is at Three Clubs in Hollywood. The Flight 584 Big Band is at the Mayflower Club in North Hollywood. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features guitarist Les Wise.

Thursday 5/5 – Alan Chan Orchestra at The Baked Potato

The Alan Chan Orchestra is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with guest vocalists Laura Dickinson and Ben Thomas. Flutist Lori Bell is at Sam First near LAX. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Margo Rey is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is at The Grape in Ventura. Pianist Sam Hirsh plays an evening of solo piano at AMSTRDM in Paso Robles. Keyboardist/vocalist Freddie Ravel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. 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 Davey Miller is at A Twist On Main in Ventura. Drummer Tyler Hammond is at Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood. Four And More is at Casey’s Tavern in Canoga Park with guest vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for instrumentalists. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features promoter Terence Love.

Friday 5/6 – Adam Hersh at Sam First

Pianist Adam Hersh is at Sam First near LAX with Jonah Goldstein on guitar, Jermaine Paul on bass, and Myles Martin on drums. Singer Judith Hill is at Catalina in Hollywood for the first of three nights (Fri-Sun). Pianist Sam Hirsh leads a trio at Libretto in Paso Robles. Vocalist Luke Carlsen & The Fresh Rhythm are at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Conganas is at Dizzy’s in San Diego.  Guitarist Allen Hinds at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Vocalist Liela Avila is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. Violinist Jeff Gauthier, cellist Maggie Perkins, and drummer Alex Cline play a livestream show from The World Stage in South L.A. Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys are at Sorriso in Pasadena. Vocalist Marguaret Love & The Lovettes are at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Vocalist Mando Cordova is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Karl Hunter is at The Grape in Ventura. 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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features pianist HB Barnum.

Saturday 5/7 – Luis Conte at The Baked Potato

Percussionist Luis Conte is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Alberto Salas on keys, Gilberto Torres on flute/vocals, Rigoberto Lopez on bass, and Kevin Ricard on drums. Vocalist Melissa Morgan is at Sam First near LAX. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Bruns & Bache are at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia is at the Conference Room in Playa Vista for a show followed by a jam session.  Pianist Carlos Ordiano is at Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Grape in Ventura. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom celebrates a birthday at ETA in Highland Park. Singer Judith Hill is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Sacha Boutros is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. The Black Diamonds are at Azo Vino in Covina. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Sorriso in Pasadena. Vocalist Dan Olivo is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Flutist Holly Hofmann is at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Vocalist Rose Mallett does an early show at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Guitarist Jacques Lesure plays a noon show at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features singer Sally Stevens.

Sunday 5/8 – Cecile Nordegg at The Baked Potato

Vocalist Cecile Nordegg is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Helmut Posch on piano, Josef Schultner on sax, Maria Salamon on violin, Christian Spörk on bass, Joel Taylor on drums, and Tony Pulizzi on guitar. Singer Judith Hill is at Catalina in Hollywood. The Luke Carlsen Big Band is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.  Vocalist Liela Avila is at Sorriso in Pasadena. Violinist Karen Briggs is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Bassist Mauricio Morales opens for the Sam Hirsh Trio and jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Pianist Bevan Manson plays an afternoon show at NAMBA in Ventura. Vocalist Lola Kristine is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at the Arth Bar & Kitchen in Culver City. 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. Jumpin’ Jox plays two jazz brunches at Sorriso in Pasadena. Bassist Rob Thorsen does a brunch session at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Keyboardist Jay Smith does an early jazz brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Guitarist Miles Jensen plays a noon show at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Vocalist Nicole Lvoff does a brunch show at SOhO in Santa Barbara. 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 Gregg Karukas.

Monday 5/9 – Marcel Camargo at Second Home Hollywood

Guitarist Marcel Camargo is at Second Home in Hollywood with Luca Alemanno on bass, Anthony Fung on drums, Bryan Lipps and Aaron Janik on trumpets, Garrett Smith and Josh Brown on trombones, and Nicole McCabe, Daniel Rotem, and Dave Urquidi on saxophones. French vocal group Paris Chansons are at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Sacha Boutros is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. 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 saxophonist Ernie Watts.

Tuesday 5/10 – Daniel Szabo at Sam First

Pianist Daniel Szabo is at Sam First near LAX with Luca Alemanno on bass and Anthony Fung on drums. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at LA Puglia Restaurant in Santa Monica. Saxophonist Ian Roller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra are at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Bassist Kevin “Brandino” Brandon is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Guitarist Shea Welsh is at TRiP in Santa Monica.   Pianist Marc LeBrun 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.  Leanna & The Jazz Collective are at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features guitarist Riner Scivally.

Wednesday 5/11 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Katisse Buckingham on sax/flute, Hadrien Feraud on bass, and Kirk Covington on drums Pianist Greg Spero is at Sam First near LAX. Vibraphonist Jalen Baker is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Moonchild is at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. The Vibrato Collective is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Keyboardist David Garfield plays a “Live From David’s House” livestream afternoon show featuring drummer Kenny Aronoff. Vocalist Sharron Moore is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Christopher Linman is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Marguaret Love & Her Lovettes are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. 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. The Eternity Jazz Trio is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. Drummer Tom Dante is at Skyloft in Laguna Beach. Bassist Jake Leckie is at Three Clubs in Hollywood. Producer Debra Graff’s latest livestream for The Innocence Project includes pianist/vocalists Yve Evans and Marina Pacowski. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features singer/bandleader Billy Vera.

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