About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of July 4, 2022

Eddie Daniels

SoCal jazz highlights this week include Eddie Daniels, Greg Osby, New York Voices, Gordon Goodwin, Peter Erskine, Roger Kellaway, Jason Harnell, Doug Webb, Bob Sheppard, Poncho Sanchez, Potluck, Bernie Dresel, Andy Milne, and Nicole McCabe.

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 7/4 – The Aristocrats at Alvas Showroom

The Aristocrats begin a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro with Guthrie Govan on guitar, Bryan Beller on bass, and Marco Minnemann on drums. Drummer Jack Riordan steps in for Matthew Yeakley to host 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. Pianist Irving Flores is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego.

Tuesday 7/5 – Gerald Clayton at Sam First

Pianist Gerald Clayton plays a set followed by a jam session at Sam First near LAX. Saxophonist Ian Roller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Aristocrats are at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Trumpeter Brad Steinwehe celebrates a big band album release at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Bassist Marshall Hawkins is at Ferro in Idyllwild. The SoCal Jazz Collective is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Black Market Trust kicks off the summer music schedule at the Laguna Beach Festival Of Arts. The Jazz Cartel Quartet is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Saxophonist Greg Vail is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. 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.

Wednesday 7/6 – Doug Webb at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Doug Webb plays an evening dedicated to the music of Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker with Ron Stout on trumpet, Mike Gurrola on bass, and Joe La Barbera on drums. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard is at Sam First near LAX. Excursion is at at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Andy Milne is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Trumpeter Curtis Taylor is at the Jazz Lounge in San Diego. Vocalist Brenda Lee Eager is at Catalina in Hollywood. Pianist Marc LeBrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Bassist/vocalist Casey Abrams is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The Route 66 Trio is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. 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. Drummer Tom Dante is at Skyloft in Laguna Beach. Bassist Jake Leckie is at Three Clubs in Hollywood. Producer Debra Graff’s latest livestream to benefit The Innocence Project includes vocalist Sidney Jacobs and pianist Sam Hirsh.

Thursday 7/7 – Eddie Daniels + Roger Kellaway + Peter Erskine at the Barclay Theatre

The four-day (Thu-Sun) MetaJax Jazz Festival at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine kicks off with a performance featuring clarinetist Eddie Daniels, pianist Roger Kellaway, and drummer Peter Erskine.  Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB big band is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Nicole McCabe plays the music of Lennie Tristano at Sam First near LAX. Pianist Andy Milne is at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. Cuban trumpeter Kali Rodriguez Peńa is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Guitarist Larry Koonse and pianist/vocalist Marina Pacowski are at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Feliz. Vocalist Phylliss Bailey Brooks is at Catalina in Hollywood. Brazilian duo Antônio Carlos & Jocafi are at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Drummer Kevin van den Elzen fronts a quartet at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs with vocalists Lia Booth and Mark Kopitzke. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at The Merc in Temecula. Four And More is at Casey’s Tavern in Canoga Park with guest saxophonist Bob Sheppard. Vocalist Leonard Patton is at the Jazz Lounge in San Diego with trumpeter Curtis Taylor. The Route 66 Trio is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at N10 in West L.A. The Aristocats are 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 A Twist On Main in Ventura 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. Vocalist Natalie Hanna Mendoza is at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for instrumentalists.

Friday 7/8 – Greg Osby at Sam First

Saxophonist Greg Osby opens a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Sam First near LAX with John Escreet on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Jaz Sawyer on drums. Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band is at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine with guest Eddie Daniels. Cuban trumpeter Kali Rodriguez Peńa is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini has the free Friday show at LACMA in West L.A. Guitarist Brent Canter is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Bassist Stu Hamm is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Susan Krebs is at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Bruns & Bache are at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Frank Fontaine is at the Middle Ridge Winery in Idyllwild. Vocalist Natalie Hanna Mendoza is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Bobby West does a livestream from The World Stage in South L.A. RNR with saxophonist Richard Elliott and trumpeter/vocalist Rick Braun is at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Pianist Sue Palmer is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Vocalist Erin Stevenson is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. The Jazz Mob is at Sorriso in Pasadena. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Stuart Elster is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. The Aristocats are at the Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Canoga Park. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. The SoCal Jazz Collective is at the OC Fish Grill in Irvine. Drummer Mark San Filippo is at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.

Saturday 7/9 – New York Voices at the Barclay Theatre

The New York Voices are at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine with a program dedicated to music from Brazil. Potluck is at the St. Barnabas Harmony Room in Eagle Rock with Chris Blondal on drums, Larry Koonse on guitar, Vardan Ovsepian on piano, and Sezin Ahmet Turkmenoglu on bass.  Keyboardist Don Randi & Quest are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Greg Osby is at Sam First near LAX. Saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly does an early afternoon show at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach, followed by an evening performance from saxophonist Chuck Manning. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at The Grape in Ventura.  Guitarist Scotty Bramer is at Liberate Yourself in Sherman Oaks.  Pianist/vocalist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Tyrone Perkins is at Catalina in Hollywood. Bassist Alex Frank is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans is at Eddie V’s in Palm Desert. The Jazz Cartel Quartet is at Sorriso in Pasadena. Guitarist Nils celebrates a CD release at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at Malbec in Pasadena. Flutist Holly Hofmann is at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. The Aristocats are at the Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Canoga Park. Tino Productions is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. Vocalist Rose Colella is at the Middle Ridge Winery in Idyllwild for an afternoon show. Vocalist Lia Booth does a jazz brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.

Sunday 7/10 – Jason Harnell at The Baked Potato

Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Kei Akagi on piano and Darek Oles on bass. Percussionist/vocalist Poncho Sanchez is at Venice West in Venice. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero plays an afternoon show at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine featuring vocalist Tawanda, followed by an evening performance of Matt Mauser’s Big Band dedicated to Frank Sinatra. Pianist Javier Santiago opens for pianist Sam Hirsh’s trio and jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Elaine Gibbs is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa is at the South Coast Winery in Temecula. Bassist Evren Edler leads a group at Michael’s On Riverside in Toluca Lake. Bassist Zephyr Avalon is at The San Fernando in Glendale. The Aristocats are 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. Bassist Rob Thorsen does a brunch session at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego.  Vocalist Judy Wexler does the afternoon brunch at Urban Press Winery in Burbank. Vocalist/pianist Yve Evans does an afternoon show at the Middle Ridge Winery in Temecula. Vocalist Janis Mann does a jazz brunch at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Trumpeter/vocalist Johnny Britt does the early jazz brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera plays an afternoon show at the Laguna Niguel Library in Laguna Niguel. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for vocalists.

Monday 7/11 – The Lineage Trio 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. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Teenage multi-instrumentalist Justin-Lee Schultz 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 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.  The Hot Club of Los Angeles is at the Cinema Bar in Culver City.

Tuesday 7/12 – Scott Kinsey at The Baked Potato

Keyboardist Scott Kinsey is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Katisse Buckingham on sax/flute/vox, Hadrien Feraud on bass, and Gary Novak on drums. Vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway is at Bistango in Irvine, backed by a trio led by pianist Christian Jacob. Saxophonist Nolan Richardson hosts a jam session at Sam First near LAX. Vibraphonist Nick Mancini is at TRiP in Santa Monica. Bassist Marshall Hawkins is at Ferro in Idyllwild. Vocalist Tawanda is at the Festival Of Arts in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at La Puglia Restaurant in Santa Monica. Vocalist Melanie Taylor is at Vibrato in Bel Air.  Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A.  Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Irving Flores is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. The Brig Band is at The Brig in Venice. The Jazztown Band is at Casey’s Tavern in Canoga Park.

Wednesday 7/13 – Danny Janklow at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Danny Janklow’s Elevation Band 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. Drummer Kevin van den Elzen’s VDE Big Band is at Vibrato in Bel Air with vocalists Lia Booth and Mark Kopitzke. Keyboardist/vocalist Brandon Coleman is at Mr. Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood. Saxophonist Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Pianist Jeremy Siskind is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at The Drake in Laguna Beach.  Saxophonist Tim Shaghoian is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Drummer Adam Clark is at The Grape in Ventura with pianist Rachel Flowers. Vocalist Marguaret Love & The Lovettes are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Bassist/vocalist Casey Abrams is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa 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.   Drummer Tom Dante is at Skyloft in Laguna Beach. Bassist Jake Leckie is at Three Clubs in Hollywood.

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