About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of May 9, 2022

Billy Childs

SoCal jazz headliners this week include Billy Childs, Scott Kinsey, Brandon Coleman, Danny Janklow, Marcel Camargo, Mike Garson with Judith Hill, Daniel Szabo, Patrice Rushen, West Coast Jazz Hour Quintet, David Garfield, Jane Monheit, Sandra Booker, and Greg Spero.

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 5/9 – 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. Trombonist Joey Sellers is at the McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo.  Take 3 is 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 Katelyn Dietz is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. 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.

Thursday 5/12 – Danny Janklow at Vibrato

Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at Vibrato in Bel Air with vocalist India Carney, backed by Alex Brown on piano, Anthony Fung on drums, and Luca Alemanno on bass. Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Billy Childs is at Sam First near LAX. Pianist Mike Garson is at The Sun Rose in Hollywood with vocalist Judith Hill. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. The Cal State Fullerton Jazz Orchestra performs at The Muck in Fullerton with vocalist Debbie Ebert and saxophonist Josh Childress. Saxophonist Anibal Seminario is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs.  Vocalist Rose Mallett is at The Merc in Temecula.  Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia & The Moment do a livestream concert for Live At Zero BPM. 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. 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 Dianne Reeves.

Friday 5/13 – Billy Childs at Sam First

Pianist Billy Childs is at Sam First near LAX for the second of two nights (Thu-Fri) with Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet, Scott Colley on bass, and Brian Blade on drums. Pianist Patrice Rushen is at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad with guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr. and saxophonist Michael Paulo. Vocalist Jane Monheit begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at the Purple Room in Palm Springs.  Bassist Stu Hamm is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Crystal Lewis is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Liela Avila is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. Vocalist Susan Krebs is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Erin Stevenson is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Jimmy Calire is at The Grape in Ventura. Vibraphonist Jalen Baker is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Guitarist/vocalist Suren Arustamyan is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Stephanie Amaro & The Blue Agave are at Sorriso in Pasadena. Vocalist Maria de la Vega & The Wayward Five are at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Amanda Portela is at Golden Island in San Diego. Reverend Shawn Amos & The Brotherhood are at The Edye at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. 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 producer Phillip Griffin.

Saturday 5/14 – West Coast Jazz Hour Quintet at Sam First

The West Coast Jazz Hour Quintet is at Sam First near LAX with Kevin van den Elzen on drums, Clay Jenkins on trumpet), Brian Clancy on sax, Katie Thiroux on bass, and guest pianist Bill Cunliffe. Keyboardist David Garfield is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Cranktones are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Jane Monheit is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Drummer Luis Munoz is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Vocalist Liela Avila is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena.  Guitarist Jon Dalton and vocalist Sheila Ellis are at the Hotel Angeleno in Brentwood. The Gift is at the St. Barnabas Harmony Room in Eagle Rock. Guitarist Tony Ybarra is at The Grape in Ventura. 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 pianist Michael Patterson.

Sunday 5/15 – Brandon Coleman at the Lodge Room

Keyboardist/vocalist Brandon Coleman celebrates a CD release at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Three More Sounds open for pianist Sam Hirsh’s trio and jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Pianist Josh Nelson and vocalist L. Aviva Diamond are at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at the Ojai Art Center. Moon Hootch is at the Teragram Ballroom in downtown L.A. Pianist John Opferkuch is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Pianist Ron Robayashi is at The Drake in Laguna Beach with drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera. The Transatlantic Gypsy Jazz Trio is at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at 1212 Santa Monica in Santa Monica. 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. Vocalist Laura Pursell does an afternoon brunch at Urban Press Winery in Burbank. Bassist Rob Thorsen does a brunch session at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Bassist Max Benson does 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 club owner Catalina Popescu.

Monday 5/16 – Jeff Lorber Trio at Spaghettini

Keyboardist Jeff Lorber fronts a trio with Jimmy Haslip on bass and Gorden Campbell on drums at Spaghettini in Seal Beach with guest percussionist Lenny Castro. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at The Drake in Laguna Beach with guitarist Dean Grech.  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. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features composer Brent Fischer.

Tuesday 5/17 – Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead at Sam First

Drummer Jonathan Barber celebrates a CD release at Sam First near LAX for the first of two nights (Tue-Wed) with Andrew Renfroe on guitar, Taber Gable on piano, and Matt Dwonszyk on bass. The Marlonious Jazz Orchestra with vocalist Josie James is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Violinist Nora Germain begins a Tuesday multi-week residency at Bar Lubitsch in Hollywood. Trumpeter Matt Von Roderick is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Corcovado with vocalist Natalie Jacob opens for the Mark Leggett Trio at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Axon Orchestra is at Seven Grand 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 Kimberly Ford leads a jazz jam at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren.

Wednesday 5/18 – Marcus Roberts at the Lobero Theatre

Pianist Marcus Roberts is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara with bassist Rodney Jordan and drummer Jason Marsalis. Saxophonist Jane Bunnett and Maqueque are at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Drummer Charles Ruggerio plays the music of Thelonious Monk at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Rachel Eckroth is at The Grape in Ventura. Vocalist Marieann Maringolo sings the music of Marilyn & Alan Bergman at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Alfa Mist is at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Saxophonist George Garzone is at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. The Shape Shifters are at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Drummer Jonathan Barber celebrates a CD release at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Brad Bietry is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Pianist Christopher Linman 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. 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.  Cathy Segal-Garcia’s Noon YouTube Hang features vocalist Antonia Bennett.

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