About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of November 28, 2022

John Daversa

November ends and December opens with a SoCal jazz week including John Daversa, Dave Kikoski, Alan Pasqua, Dave Slonaker, Gordon Goodwin, Judy Wexler, Al Williams, Marco Renteria, Nancy Smith, Steve Vai, Scott Henderson, Doug Webb, Tom Scott, Teka, Amber Weekes, and musical celebrations of Kenny Burrell and Anthony Braxton.

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 11/28 – Marco Renteria at The Baked Potato

Bassist Marco Renteria is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Vardan Ovsepian on keys, Jonathan Dane on flugelhorn, and Louie Palmer on drums. Saxophonist Mindi Abair is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Irving Flores is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Saxophonist Danny Janklow is at ETA in Highland Park. Guitarist Molly Miller is at Perch 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. Very Good Mondays is at Gold-Diggers in Hollywood. Eternity Jazz is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. Trio Renacimiento is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A. The El Camino College Studio Jazz Band is at the Marsee Auditorium in Torrance.

Tuesday 11/29 – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band at Vibrato

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band plays a holiday show at Vibrato in Bel Air. Bassist Derek Frank is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka is at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. Pianist Gerald Clayton hosts a jam session at Sam First near LAX. The Jazz Conspiracy and flutist/vocalist Kaylene Peoples are at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Sultans Of Swing are at La Puglia in Santa Monica. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans is at Eddie V’s in Palm Desert. Pianist Marc LeBrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Trumpeter/vocalist 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. Slim Man is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Pino Noir is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A.

Wednesday 11/30 – The Music Of Kenny Burrell at Sam First

The music of guitarist Kenny Burrell is featured at Sam First near LAX with Anthony Wilson on guitar, Hubert Laws on flute, John Clayton on bass, Tamir Hendelman on piano, Rickey Woodard on sax, and Kevin Kanner on drums. Songwriter Nancy Smith celebrates a CD release at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Flutist Holly Hofmann is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego with pianist Mike Wofford. The music of Stan Getz is played at The Grape in Ventura with a quartet led by saxophonist Doug Webb.  Drummer Jimmy Branly is at 1881 in Pasadena.  Organist Eric Bell is at Oeno Wine Bar in Atwater Village with guitarist Zack Caplinger and drummer Jessica Ragsdale. Vocalists Jeffrey Gimble, Bill A. Jones, and Patrick Barnitt are at Urban Press Winery in Burbank. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans is at Eddie V’s in Palm Desert. Guitarist/vocalist Rafael Moreira is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Lisa Andrea Torres is at Garcons de Cafe in downtown L.A. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is at Panama 66 at the San Diego Museum Of Art. Drummer Tom Dante is at Skyloft in Laguna Beach. Bassist Jake Leckie is at Three Clubs in Hollywood.

Thursday 12/1 – John Daversa Progressive Big Band at The Baked Potato

Trumpeter John Daversa’s Progressive Big Band begins a four-night (Thu-Sun) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. The Dave Slonaker Big Band is at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. The Herbie Hancock Institute Ensemble is at Sam First in West L.A. Pianist Markus Burger is at The Merc in Temecula. SicNarf is at The Grape in Ventura. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy does a holiday show at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine. Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul do a holiday show at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. MaQui is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Trumpeter/vocalist Matt Shulman and keyboardist Koji Ono are at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. 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. Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys are at the Paris Restaurant & Lounge in Culver City. The World Stage in South L.A. hosts an evening outdoor patio jam session for instrumentalists. Vocalist Marguaret Love & Her Lovettes are at BMPAC in South L.A.

Friday 12/2 – Judy Wexler at LACMA

Vocalist Judy Wexler has the free Friday jazz show at LACMA in West L.A., backed by Jeff Colella on piano, Gabe Davis on bass, Danny Janklow on sax, and Charles Ruggerio on drums. Pianist Alan Pasqua is at Sam First near LAX. Drummer Al Williams is at the View Music Bar in Torrance. Trumpeter John Daversa’s Progressive Big Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Angie Wells is at The World Stage in South L.A. Pianist/vocalist Peter Smith is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Billy Vera & His Big Band are at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Drummer Bobby Breton leads a holiday show at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Trumpeter/vocalist Matt Von Roderick is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Guitarist/vocalist Suren Arustamyan is at Catalina in Hollywood. Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul do a holiday show at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Holiday “In”, led by Konrad Paszkduzki on piano, is at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Drummer Joel Taylor is at 1881 in Pasadena. The Aristocats are at the Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Canoga Park. 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. The Hot Club of Palm Springs is at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells.

Saturday 12/3 – Alan Pasqua at Sam First

Pianist Alan Pasqua is at Sam First near LAX for the second of two nights (Fri-Sat) with a trio featuring Darek Oles on bass and Joe La Barbera on drums. Guitarist Steve Vai is at the Theatre At Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. Guitarist Scott Henderson is at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro. Trumpeter John Daversa’s Progressive Big Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Doug Webb is at The Grape in Ventura. Saxophonist David Binney is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Vocalist Luke Carlsen & The Fresh Rhythm are at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Lisa Donahey does a holiday show at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City. Vocalist Aaron Jacobs leads The Swing Tones in a Rat Pack Holiday Tribute at the Big Oak Theatre in Chatsworth in afternoon and evening shows. The Jazz Mob is at Sorriso in Pasadena. Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia leads a jam and open mic at the Conference Room in Playa Vista. Trumpeter Greg Adams & East Bay Soul do a holiday show at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Guitarist/vocalist Suren Arustamyan is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Mando Cordova is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Vocalist Patrick Barnitt is at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank. Vocalist Liela Soder is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. Flutist Holly Hofmann is at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. The Aristocats are at the Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Canoga Park. Vocalist Rose Mallett is at Vicky’s Of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Vocalist Angela O’Neill & The Outrageous 8 are at the Barkley Restaurant in South Pasadena.

Sunday 12/4 – Dave Kikoski at BMPAC

Pianist Dave Kikoski leads a trio at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center (BMPAC) in South L.A. with Will Lyle on bass and Gary Novak on drums. Saxophonist Anthony Braxton is celebrated at REDCAT in downtown L.A. with an ensemble including bassist Mark Dresser and saxophonist Mark Turner. Trumpeter John Daversa’s Progressive Big Band is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Tom Scott leads a holiday performance at the El Rey Theatre in Hollywood.  The LA Jazz Connection is at Strada in downtown L.A.  Vocalist Amber Weekes does a holiday show at Catalina in Hollywood.   Pianist Ron Kobayashi and drummer/vocalist Bryan Cabrera are at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Teka is at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai. The CSUN Jazz Combos open for pianist Sam Hirsh’s trio and jam session at The Mint in West L.A. Vocalist Aaron Jacobs leads The Swing Tones in a Rat Pack Holiday Tribute at the Big Oak Theatre in Chatsworth in an afternoon show.  Vocalist Rose Mallett is at Tio Leo’s Lounge in San Diego for an early evening show.  Saxophonist Michael Lington is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Mike Wofford is at The Manhattan Of La Jolla. Trumpeter/vocalist 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 Novo Cafe in Westlake Village. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline 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 Nick Gomez leads 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. The Johnny Holiday Show is at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A.

Monday 12/5 – 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.  Big band leader Tom Kubis leads his ensemble through a holiday show at the Gaslamp in Long Beach.  Trumpeter Jay Jennings leads Very Good Mondays at Gold-Diggers in Hollywood. Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Saxophonist Michael Lington is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Pianist Irving Flores is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Guitarist Jacques Lesure hosts a jam session at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach including drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith. 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. Eternity Jazz is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale.  The SBCC Jazz Jam is at SOhO in Santa Barbara.

Tuesday 12/6 – Gerald Clayton Jam Session at Sam First

Pianist Gerald Clayton hosts a jam session at Sam First near LAX. The Jazz Butchers are at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Natalie Jacob does a holiday show at TRiP in Santa Monica, followed by the West Side Jazz Mafia.  The Sultans Of Swing are at La Puglia in Santa Monica.  Pianist Marc LeBrun is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Trumpeter/vocalist Matt Shulman and keyboardist Koji Ono are at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. 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.

Wednesday 12/7 – Marlonious Jazz Orchestra at the Grammy Museum

Bassist Marlon Martinez’s Marlonious Jazz Orchestra celebrates a CD release at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. featuring the music of Billy Strayhorn. Saxophonist Danny Janklow plays a holiday show at Vibrato in Bel Air. Tali Rubenstein (recorder/vocals) is at Sam First near LAX. 6 Beats Apart are at The Grape in Ventura. Saxophonist Greg Vail is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Guitarist Joe Bonomassa’s Rock Candy Funk Party begins a four-night (Wed-Sat) run at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Patrick Barnitt is at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank. The Route 66 Trio is at Bourbon Steak in Glendale. Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is at Panama 66 at the San Diego Museum Of Art. Saxophonist Jerry Mandel is at Bistango in Irvine. Drummer Tom Dante is at Skyloft in Laguna Beach. Bassist Jake Leckie is at Three Clubs in Hollywood.

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