About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of September 5, 2022

Wynton Marsalis Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

September continues with a SoCal jazz week including Wynton Marsalis, Billy Cobham, Michael Landau, Manhattan Transfer, Gloria Hendry, Bob Reynolds, Janis Mann, Cathlene Pineda, Rachel Flowers, Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz, Don Littleton, Doug Webb, and John Tesh.

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. The LAjazz.com Quick Calendar lists shows and times three days in advance on the LAjazz.com home page.

Monday 9/5 – 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, plus guest guitarist Josh Smith.  Guitarist Marc Ribot is at Zebulon in Silverlake. 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. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park.

Tuesday 9/6 – Gerald Clayton at Sam First

Pianist Gerald Clayton leads a jazz jam at Sam First near LAX. Pianist Rob Mullins is at La Puglia in Santa Monica. Alanna & These Fine Gentlemen and guitarist Shea Welsh split a bill at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Fabulous Thunderbirds are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist/vocalist Freddie Ravel is at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Jazz Cartel Quartet is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Pianist Marc LeBrun 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. Vocalist Wilson Mackey is at the Petroleum Club in Bakersfield.

Wednesday 9/7 – Wynton Marsalis JALCO & Manhattan Transfer at the Hollywood Bowl

Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra are at the Hollywood Bowl – Manhattan Transfer opens. Vocalists Calabria Foti and Kenny Washington are at Bistango in Irvine backed by a trio led by pianist Josh Nelson. Pianist Paul Cornish is at Sam First near LAX. Saxophonist Ian Roller is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Jazz In Pink is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Clarinetist Matthew Stubbs is at The Paramount in East L.A. Vocalist Sue Matsuki is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Maria Schafer is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Saxophonist Greg Vail is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Lisa Andrea Torres is at Garcons De Cafe 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. 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. Saxophonist Bryan McCann is at Cafe Fiore in Ventura.

Thursday 9/8 – Wynton Marsalis JALCO & LA Phil  “All Rise”

Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis’ JALC Orchestra and the LA Phil combine for a performance of “All Rise” at the Hollywood Bowl. Vocalist Gloria Hendry and the Jimmy McConnell Big Band do a show and live recording at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Keyboardist Julian Pollock is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Dewey Erney is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Vocalist Judy Wexler is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. Pianist Sam Hirsh is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Sunita Param is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Saxophonist Wes Smith is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.  SicNarf is at The Grape in Ventura.  MaQui is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Aimee Nolte is at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica. Four And More is at Casey’s Tavern in Canoga Park. The Route 66 Trio is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. 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 Dan Olivo is at LeGrand Restaurant in downtown L.A. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for instrumentalists.

Friday 9/9 – Michael Landau at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Michael Landau is at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Fri-Sat) with Jimmy Johnson on bass and Alan Hertz on drums. Pianist Cathlene Pineda is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Janis Mann is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Julie Newsome is at Catalina in Hollywood. Saxophonist Danny Janklow has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A. Blood, Sweat & Tears is at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Keyboardist John Tesh begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Pianist David Ornette Cherry is at The World Stage in South L.A. Vocalist Susan Krebs & Trio Work are at the Canyon Bistro in Topanga. Vocalist Howie Levine’s “JazzNatra” is at Sorriso in Pasadena with pianist Mike Saul. Vocalist Brenna Whitaker is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Vocalist Erin Stevenson is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Matt Politano is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. The Aristocats are at the Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Canoga Park with vocalist Zana Messia. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is 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. Vocalist Dave Stephens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Native Vibe is at The Grape in Ventura.

Saturday 9/10 – Rachel Flowers at Alvas Showroom

Pianist Rachel Flowers is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Vocalist Kate McGarry and guitarist Keith Ganz are at Sam First near LAX. Drummer Don Littleton leads a tribute to Eddie Harris at the St. Barnabas Harmony Room in Eagle Rock. Guitarist Michael Landau is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Keyboardist John Tesh is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Pianist Bill Cantos is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Blood, Sweat & Tears is at the Libbey Bowl in Santa Barbara. Keyboardist Lao Tizer is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Hiroshima performs as part of the Oxnard Jazz Festival at Oxnard State Beach Park. Guitarist Robby Kreiger is at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale. Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull is at Eddie V’s in El Segundo. Vocalist Dan Olivo is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Swing 21 is at Azo Vino in Covina. Guitarist Rich Severson is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. Jumpin’ Jox are at Sorriso 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 with vocalist Cydney Wayne Davis. Vocalist Angela O’Neill & The Outrageous 8 play a Saturday brunch at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City.

Sunday 9/11 – Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project at the Canyon Club

Drummer Billy Cobham is at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills with Scott Tibbs on keys, Tim Landers on bass, and Mark Whitfield on guitar.  Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Bassist Jermaine Paul opens for pianist Sam Hirsh’s trio and jam session at The Mint in West L.A. The three-day (Fri-Sun) Oxnard Jazz Festival concludes with performances including bassist Bunny Brunel and vocalist Erin Stevenson at Oxnard State Beach Park.  Drummer Matt Gordy is at The York in Highland Park.  Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia leads a jam session at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Saxophonist Michael Paulo is at the South Coast Winery in Temecula. Pianist/vocalist Ellis Hall leads a salute to Ray Charles with the Ray Charles Orchestra and the Raylettes at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Ron Kobyashi is at The Drake in Laguna Beach with drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera. Saxophonist Tom Braxton is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. 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. The LA Jazz Connection is at Strada in downtown L.A. Vocalist Jelsa Palao does the afternoon brunch at Urban Press Winery in Burbank. Bassist Rob Thorsen does a brunch session at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Trumpeter/vocalist Johnny Britt does the early jazz brunch at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The M.O.B. Quintet plays a jazz brunch at SOhO in Santa Barbara. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for vocalists.

Monday 9/12 – Jamie Kime at The Baked Potato

Guitarist Jamie Kime is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Danny Carey on drums, Andy Sanesi on percussion, Scott Kinsey on keys, and Chris Roy on bass. Percussionist Poncho Sanchez is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Big Band Nights at Art Share L.A. features the Kyle Myers Big Band and the Tim McKay Big Band.  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.

Tuesday 9/13 – 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 Ronald Bruner, Jr. on drums. Pianist/vocalist Carol Welsman is at Bistango in Irvine. Bassist Brian Bromberg is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Gerald Clayton leads a jam session at Sam First near LAX. Pianist Harry Waters is at La Puglia in Santa Monica. The Angel Town Combo is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. 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. Guitarist Mark Leggett is at TRiP in Santa Monica.

Wednesday 9/14 – Billy Mohler at The Paramount

Bassist Billy Mohler is at The Paramount in East Los Angeles with Chris Speed on sax, Shane Endsley on trumpet, and Damion Reed on drums. Bassist Logan Kane is at Sam First near LAX. Percussionist Pete Escovedo is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Saxophonist Katja Rieckermann is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Bassist Anna Butterss does an album release show at the Lodge Room in Highland Park. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Susan Krebs & Trio Work are at The Grape in Ventura. Pink Martini is at the Hollywood Bowl. Vocalist Scott Johnson is at Garcons De Cafe in downtown L.A. Vocalist Marguaret Love & Her Lovettes are at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Drummer Marcelo Bucater is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. 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. Bassist/vocalist Casey Abrams is at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach.  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 for The Innocence Project includes vocalists Jerome Pittman and Kimberly Scott-Mosely.

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