About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of September 12, 2022

Hiromi Uehara

SoCal jazz highlights this week include Hiromi, KCL (Wayne Krantz/Keith Carlock/Tim Lefebvre), Bernie Dresel, Jimmy Branly, Scott Kinsey, Billy Mohler, Pink Martini & Angelique Kidjo, Mary Stallings, Sergio Mendes, Jamie Kime, David Binney, BEKSY, One Shot Deal, Anna Butterss, and Carol Welsman.

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 9/12 – 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 downtown at Art Share L.A. features the groups of Kyle Myers and Tim McKay. 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. Pianist Irving Flores is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Eternity Jazz is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. The Harry Selvin Orchestra is at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park.

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. Dolphin Hyperspace is at Gold-Diggers in Hollywood. The Angel Town Combo is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at the Purple Room in Palm Springs. Trumpeter Matt Shulman and keyboardist Koji Ono are at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. 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. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at the Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood. 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. Pink Martini is at the Hollywood Bowl – vocalist Angelique Kidjo opens.  Bassist Anna Butterss does an album release show at the Lodge Room in Highland Park.  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.   Vocalist Andrea Miller is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Susan Krebs & Trio Work are at The Grape in Ventura.  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. 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 Justin Chart is at Papille Gustative in Santa Monica. Producer Debra Graff’s latest livestream for The Innocence Project includes vocalists Jerome Pittman and Kimberly Scott-Mosely.

Thursday 9/15 – Jimmy Branly at Sam First

Drummer Jimmy Branly is at Sam First near LAX with Will Brahm on guitar and Sezin Ahmet Turkmenoglu on bass. Vocalist Mary Stallings is at The Merc in Temecula. Vocalist Sophia (Wackerman) James is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalists Patrick Barnitt and Hope Diamond are backed by the Paul McDonald Big band at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Leslie Page is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Casino San Clemente in San Clemente. The Hot Club Of Los Angeles is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. Saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree is at The Grape in Ventura. Accentuate The Positive is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Violinist/vocalist Ada Pasternak is at Catalina in Hollywood. Mixtape is at La Puglia in Santa Monica. Trumpeter Matt Shulman and keyboardist Koji Ono are at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. Vocalist Lola Kristine 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. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at ASH in Hollywood. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for instrumentalists.

Friday 9/16 – KCL at The Baked Potato

The KCL trio featuring guitarist Wayne Krantz, drummer Keith Carlock, and bassist Tim Lefebvre begins a two-night (Fri-Sat) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Drummer Bernie Dresel’s BBB big band is at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz in West L.A.  Saxophonist David Binney is at Sam First near LAX. Trumpeter Brian Swartz’s BEKSY is at The Grape in Ventura.  Pianist Gerald Clayton is at Libretto in Paso Robles.  Ethio Cali is at The World Stage in South L.A. Trumpeter Bobby Bradford receives the LA Jazz Society’s LA Jazz Treasure Award at LACMA in West L.A. Guitarist Norman Brown and vocalist Shelea are at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Pianist Sergio Mendes is at the Libbey Bowl in Santa Barbara. Accentuate The Positive is at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Vocalist Crystal Lewis is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Flutist Nori Tani is at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Guitarist Eric Wesling is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Trumpeter Greg Solman is at Azo Vino in Covina. Pianist Melonie Grinnell is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego.  Guitarist Tony Pulizzi is at 1881 in Pasadena.  Pianist/vocalist John Proulx is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. The Aristocats are at the Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Canoga Park with vocalist Lisa Andrea Torres. 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. Eternity Jazz is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale.

Saturday 9/17 – Hiromi at The Broad Stage

Pianist Hiromi is at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica with the PUBLIQuartet. Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is at Sam First near LAX.  Bassist Bunny Brunel’s CAB is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro.  The JustJazz Foundation holds a fundraiser at Tiny Room Studios in Inglewood.  One Shot Deal plays the music of Frank Zappa at The Grape in Ventura.  KCL is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Pianist Joshua White is at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Saxophonist Dr. Bruce Eskovitz is at the Industry Cafe in Culver City. Drummer Dan Schnelle is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Brazilian guitarist Paulinho Garcia is at Bacchus’ Kitchen in Pasadena. Saxophonist Daniel Rotem is at ETA in Highland Park. Saxophonist Will Donato is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Vocalist Adyon De Leon is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Liela Soder is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. Saxophonist Cal Bennett is at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Vocalist Patrisha Thomson is at The Gardenia in Beverly Hills. Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room 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 Marvin Robinson. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. The Johnny Holiday Show is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.

Sunday 9/18 – Sergio Mendes at the Montclair Canyon

Pianist Sergio Mendes is at The Canyon in Montclair. Drummer Jason Harnell is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Pasquale Grasso is at Sam First near LAX. The Walter Simonsen Big Band opens for pianist Sam Hirsh’s trio and jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Vocalist Mary Stallings and saxophonist Ernie Watts do a late afternoon show at the LA Athletic Club in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Ilya Serov is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Brazilian singer Adriana Calcanhotto is at the Teragram Ballroom in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Marguaret Love & Her Lovettes are at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Pianist Eric Dries is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Tommy Gannon is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Saxophonist Justin Chart is at Cantalinis Salerno Beach in West L.A. Trumpeter Matt Shulman and keyboardist Koji Ono are at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. 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 Judy Wexler does the afternoon brunch at Urban Press Winery in Burbank. Bassist Rob Thorsen does a brunch session at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Saxophonist Louis Van Taylor does the 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 9/19 – BABA Orchestra at the McKinney Theatre

Violinist Lauren Elizabeth Baba leads her BABA Orchestra at the Saddleback College McKinney Theatre in Mission Viejo. Bassist Brian Bromberg leads a quintet at Spaghettini Seal Beach. Bayou Degradeable is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. 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. Pianist Irving Flores is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Eternity Jazz is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale.

Tuesday 9/20 – Ken Peplowski & Chuck Redd at Bistango

Clarinetist Ken Peplowski and vibraphonist Chuck Redd are at Bistango in Irvine with a group featuring pianist Tom Ranier. Pianist/singer Sarah McKenzie is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Mathis Picard is at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Genevieve Artadi & High Pulp split a bill at Gold-Diggers in Hollywood. Vocalist Sandra Booker is at La Puglia in Santa Monica. Vocalist Emmaline is at Catalina in Hollywood. Corcovado with vocalist Natalie Jacob and vibraphonist Nick Mancini split a bill at TRiP in Santa Monica. Pianist Marc LeBrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Drummer Jacob Wendt leads a jam at the Pike Restaurant & Bar in Long Beach in playing music of Ornette Coleman. Trumpeter Matt Shulman and keyboardist Koji Ono are at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. The Baked Potato features a four-act Showcase Night. The Brig Band is at The Brig in Venice. The Jazztown Band is at Casey’s Tavern in Canoga Park. Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells.

Wednesday 9/21 – Chucho Valdes & The MONK’estra at the Hollywood Bowl

Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes is at the Hollywood Bowl with John Beasley’s MONK’estra. Vocalist Melody Gardot is at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown L.A.  Bassist Kyle Eastwood opens a two-night (Wed-Thu) run at Catalina in Hollywood.  Pianist Jon Mayer is at Sam First near LAX.  Saxophonist/vocalist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Vocalists Lia Booth and Jason Goldman are at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Ladd McIntosh Big Band is at The Grape in Ventura. Vocalist Maria Schafer is at Garcons De Cafe in downtown L.A. Guitarist Molly Miller is at the Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village. Vocalist Emmaline is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Saxophonist Greg Vail 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. 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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