About & Out – What’s Hot In SoCal Jazz – The Week Of December 19, 2022

Jane Monheit

Jazz highlights across SoCal this week include Jane Monheit, Josh Nelson & Gaby Moreno, Tina Raymond, Dan Rosenboom, Jerry Vivino, David Roitstein & Larry Koonse, Groove Legacy, Denny Seiwell, Gerald Clayton, Sam Barsh, Tony Guerrero, Dave Tull, and Allen Hinds.

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 12/19 – Tina Raymond + Dan Rosenboom at Oracle Tavern

Drummer Tina Raymond opens an evening at Oracle Tavern in Downtown L.A. with Joshua White on piano and Eric Revis on bass, followed by trumpeter Dan Rosenboom with Gavin Templeton on sax, John Escreet on piano, Billy Mohler on bass, and Damion Reid on drums. Groove Legacy is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Saxophonist Dave Koz plays a holiday show at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Springs. Guitarist Jeff Parker is at ETA in Highland Park. Violinist Susie Hansen is at the St. Barnabas Harmony Room in Eagle Rock. Pianist Irving Flores is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Vocalist Crystal Lewis is at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Very Good Mondays is at Gold-Diggers in Hollywood. 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.


Tuesday 12/20 – Jerry Vivino at The Baked Potato

Saxophonist Jerry Vivino is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Vocalist Rose Colella does a holiday show at Vibrato in Bel Air. Pianist Gerald Clayton leads a jam session at Sam First near LAX. Pianist Marco Apicella is at La Puglia in Santa Monica. Keyboardist Sam Barsh is at Shoo Shoo Baby in downtown L.A. The Angel Town Combo is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans is at Eddie V’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Amber Weekes is at the St. Barnabas Harmony Room in Eagle Rock. Saxophonist Mindi Abair does a holiday show at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego. Vocalist Rose Colella does a holiday show at Vibrato in Bel Air.  The Long Beach Jazz Jam celebrates its sixth anniversary at the Pike Bar in Long Beach. Guitarist Dean Grech is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Percussionist/vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran does a late afternoon show at The Original Farmers Market in West L.A. 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. Guitarist Mark Leggett is at TRiP in Santa Monica. The Supasol Band is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.


Wednesday 12/21 – Jane Monheit at Catalina Jazz Club

Vocalist Jane Monheit opens a two-night (Wed-Thu) holiday run at Catalina in Hollywood, backed by Max Haymer on piano, Karl McComas-Reichl on bass, and Rick Montalbano on drums. Drummer Denny Seiwell is at The Grape in Ventura. Bassist Emiliano Lasansky leads a quartet at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Melissa Ericco opens a two-night (Wed-Thu) run of holiday shows at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City backed by a trio led by pianist Randy Waldman. Guitarist Ray Fuller does a holiday show at Vibrato in Bel Air. The Duck Soup Trio plays the music of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Saxophonist Mindi Abair does a holiday show at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga. Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline is at the St. Barnabas Harmony Room in Eagle Rock. Pianist/vocalist Yve Evans is at Eddie V’s in Palm Desert. Vocalist Andrea Miller is at Roe Seafood in Long Beach. Pianist Brian Clemens is at The Drake in Laguna Beach. Pianist Tommy Gannon is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Drummer Joel Taylor is at 1881 in Pasadena. 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. Guitarist Sean Lee is at Garcons de Cafe in downtown L.A. Jumpin’ Joz is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Producer Debra Graff’s latest online livestream for The Innocence Project includes vocalist Jerry Costanzo and pianist Sue Palmer.


Thursday 12/22 – David Roitstein & Larry Koonse at Sam First

Pianist David Roitstein and guitarist Larry Koonse are at Sam First near LAX. Vocalist Jane Monheit is at Catalina in Hollywood. Vocalist Melissa Ericco is at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s in Studio City backed by a trio led by pianist Randy Waldman. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero does a holiday show at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. Vocalist Pierre Chambers does a holiday show at the St. Barnabas Harmony Room in Eagle Rock. The Jazz Cartel Quartet is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Vocalist Liela Avila is at Sorriso in Pasadena. Phat Cat Swinger is at the Cascade Lounge in Palm Springs. Jerry Costanzo & His Gotham City Swingers play music of Frank Sinatra at Vibrato in Bel Air. Vocalist Sherry Williams is at The Merc in Temecula. 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 Draeh Jirnae is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego.


Friday 12/23 – Josh Nelson & Gaby Moreno at Sam First

Pianist Josh Nelson and vocalist Gaby Moreno are at Sam First near LAX. Guitarist Allen Hinds is at The Baked Potato in Studio City. Guitarist Terry Wollman is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Trumpeter Elliott Caine is at the St. Barnabas Harmony Room in Eagle Rock. Pianist Gary Matsumoto is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. The Travelers Quartet is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. The Black Diamonds do a holiday show at Azo Vino in Covina.  Vocalist Andrea Miller is at La Cave in Costa Mesa.  Saxophonist/vocalist Darryl Walker does a holiday show at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Drummer Joel Taylor is at 1881 in Pasadena. Pianist Ron Kobayashi is at the Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach. The Aristocats are at the Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Canoga Park. 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. The Jazz Cartel Trio is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.


Saturday 12/24 – Dave Tull at Eddie V’s El Segundo

Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull is at Eddie V’s in El Segundo. Pianist Tommy Gannon and vocalist Lilian Palmer are at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Jumpin’ Joz is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena. Pianist Michael Orenstein is at the Langham Hotel Tap Room in Pasadena. The Aristocats are at the Olive & Fig Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Canoga Park. Vocalist Liela Soder is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. Flutist Holly Hofmann is at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego.


Sunday 12/25 – Doug MacDonald at Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage

Doug MacDonald plays solo guitar for an extended Christmas Day brunch at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel ballroom in Rancho Mirage.


Monday 12/26 – Paul Peress at The Baked Potato

Drummer Paul Peress is at The Baked Potato in Studio City with Dennis Hamm on keys, Brandon Fields on sax, and Ernest Tibbs on bass. Vocalist Jane Monheit begins a two-night (Mon-Tue) run at Libretto in Paso Robles.  Bassist Billy Mohler is at ETA in Highland Park.  Pianist Irving Flores is at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. 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.   Eternity Jazz is at the Chess Park Lounge in Glendale. Trio Renacimiento is at Las Perlas in downtown L.A.


Tuesday 12/27 – Virgil Donati & Alex Machacek at The Baked Potato

Drummer Virgil Donati and guitarist Alex Machacek lead a group at The Baked Potato in Studio City for the first of two nights (Tue-Wed) featuring Anthony Crawford on bass and Isamu McGregor on keys. Pianist Gerald Clayton leads a jam session at Sam First near LAX. Guitarist Doug MacDonald is at La Puglia in Santa Monica. Vocalist Jane Monheit is at Libretto in Paso Robles. Pino Noir is at Seven Grand in downtown L.A. Percussionist Joey De Leon is at the Cana Rum Bar in downtown L.A. 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. The Supasol Band is at Edwin Mills in Pasadena.


Wednesday 12/28 – Tim Rachbach at Sam First

Drummer Tim Rachbach is at Sam First near LAX with Devin Daniels on sax, Adam Hersh on piano, and Jermaine Paul on bass. Flutist Holly Hofmann and pianist Mike Wofford are at Il Sogno Italiano in San Diego. Vocalist Billy Valentine is at Vibrato in Bel Air. Drummer Virgil Donati and guitarist Alex Machacek lead a group at The Baked Potato in Studio City.  Vocalist Maria Schafer is at Garcons de Cafe in downtown L.A. Drummer Jimmy Branly is at 1881 in Pasadena. 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.

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