Follow the beat: Three jazz drummers play LA

If you missed Andrew Gilbert’s most recent Los Angeles Times article, which appeared in today’s Arts & Books Section (p. E12), check it out if you enjoy live Jazz. Andy profiles three drummer-bandleaders (Brian Blade, Steve Smith and Allison Miller) who will perform in and around Los Angeles in the coming weeks. The schedule follows: 

Fellowship Band

Who: Brian Blade with tenor and soprano saxophonist Melvin Butler,  bass clarinetist and alto saxophonist Myron Walden, pianist/keyboardist Jon Cowherd, bassist Chris Thomas and guitarist Jeff Parker

Where: Zipper Hall, Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Avenue, downtown LA (part of The Jazz Bakery’s Movable Feast series) 

When: 12 November at 8:30 pm

Tickets: General $35 / Student Rush $20 (310.271.9039 or


Raga Bop Trio

Who: Steve Smith with tenor and alto saxophonist George Brooks and electric and acoustic guitarist Prasanna

Where: Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood

When: 1 and 2 December; 8 and 10 pm

Tickets: $20-$25 (323.466.2210 or


Boom Tic Boom

Who: Allison Miller with pianist Myra Melford, violinist Jenny Scheinman and bassist Todd Sickafoose

Where: Royal/T, 8910 Washington Boulevard, Culver City

When: 10 December; 8 pm

Tickets: General $12 / Students $8 (310.559.6300 or

 Full disclosure: As noted in a previous post, Andy is my brother.