Sep
26

Jazz Sunday with Pandemonium Big Band & The Sam Hirsh Trio

The Mint

Los Angeles, CA

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Event Details

Join us EVERY SUNDAY for a rotating selection of the best in LA's Jazz Music scene, and stay late for our new Sunday residency with The Sam Hirsh Trio.

Musicians with an instrument who want to jam get in FREE after 9:30 PM.

Doors - 7pm
Pandemonium Big Band-  8pm
Sam Hirsh Trio - 9:30pm

Please note ticket prices vary based on your arrival.  For table reservations, please email themintdinnerreservations@gmail.com

Pandemonium Big Band

Pandemonium Big Band is a jazz collective of the best players on the West Coast. Born out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impossibility of performing together in person, Pandemonium Big Band slaps hard.

Musical director and trumpeter Elliot Deutsch has been a fixture of the Los Angeles music scene for more than a decade, writing arrangements for a who's who of jazz performers including Arturo Sandoval, Take 6, Lalo Schiffrin, and many others. Presented with the challenge of leading a big band during the shutdown, Deutsch took the bull by the horns and ran with it.

Pandemonium Big Band began as an experiment born out of the new, pandemic-compromised reality of 2020. Releasing twelve virtual performance videos during the lockdown, Pandemonium Big Band was easily Los Angeles’ busiest large ensemble during the past year.

Composer/band leader Elliot Deutsch is one of Los Angeles’ most in-demand arrangers. He has written music for Arturo Sandoval, Jane Monheit, Take 6, Martina McBride, U.S. Air Force Bands, and the Kennedy Center Jazz Orchestra. His music is known for its straight-forward, non-pretentious approach, high energy, and Deutsch’s unique style of combining popular music genres with intricately orchestrated jazz ensemble textures.

Members of the Pandemonium Big Band include Scott Healy (Conan O’Brian’s house band), Mitch Cooper (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), and Will Brahm (Arturo Sandoval).

The program will be pulled from their popular YouTube series of virtual performances including, “Time Check,” “Pandemonium, Pt. 1” and “The Cassowary.” The performance will also include some never-before performed music as well as selections from Deutsch’s extensive catalog.





The Sam Hirsh Trio Is:

Sam Hirsh (Piano)
Luca Alemanno (Bass)
Kevin Kanner (Drums)

Sam Hirsh (Piano): 

Pianist, composer and educator Sam Hirsh has been an active member of the Los Angeles jazz scene for a decade and is gaining recognition for his soulful, energetic sound. “Hirsh finds new poetry in the rich vocabulary of the hard bop to post-bop continuum” (Andrew Gilbert). Sam aims to carry on the tradition of this art form and simultaneously create his own voice in the music. He’s performed with various acts along the West Coast, Taiwan, Bolivia and New York City. 

He can be seen playing with the Bill Holman Big Band, Melissa Morgan, Henry Franklin, Carl Saunders, Gilbert Castellanos and Roy McCurdy, among others.

Hirsh’s debut album Quite Frankly, featuring saxophone icon Ralph Moore, New York heavyweight John Webber on bass, and Los Angeles drummer Kevin Kanner, was released on all platforms in February 2020 and made JazzWeek Radio Chart’s top 20. 

Instagram: @sam.hirsh
Twitter: @s_samhirsh


Luca Alemanno (Bass):

Originally from Lecce, Italy, Luca Alemanno is considered by critics and musicians “among the finest young and modern jazz musicians that currently Italy has to offer”.He was awarded 1st Prize at the 2009 European Bass day. At the age of 19, he received 2 scholarships to attend Berklee School of Music (Boston).He achieved a diploma in Classical Double Bass at “T.Schipa Conservatory of Music” (Lecce) and a second one in Jazz Electric Bass at “G.Martucci Conservatory of Music” (Salerno).
In 2016 Luca won the audition at the world renewed “Thelonoius Monk Institute of Jazz Performance” class of 2018 in Los Angeles. The panel was composed of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath and Kenny Burrell among the others. Luca is the first Italian musician who achieved this goal.
Touring, recording and performing in all over the world he is currently part of several projects, including Fabrizio Bosso Quartet, Anne Ducros Quartet, Stanley Jordan Trio, Nicola Conte Jazz Combo.
A musician with diverse interests and a wide range of abilities, Luca has performed with international jazz artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Joe Lovano, Geroge Garzone, Stanley Jordan, Kenwood Dennard, Maria Schneider, Jerry Bergonzi, Mark Giuliana, Jason Lindner, Enrico Pieranunzi and Fabrizio Bosso among the others.


Kevin Kanner (Drums):
Kevin Kanner, a native of Southern California, has already amassed a large number of jazz credits including recordings with Paul Anka, Bill Holman (including 2006 and 2007 Grammy® nominated recordings), Gilbert Castellanos, Melissa Morgan, Annie Sellick, Gail Wynters, The Bud Shank Big Band, Josh Nelson and Michael Buble. 

Kevin has also toured and performed with many artists and including John Pizzarelli, Maureen McGovern, The Gilbert Castellanos Quintet, The Bill Holman Band, The Gerald Clayton Trio, The Clayton Brothers, The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Lee Konitz, Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Goldings, Charles McPhearson, Benny Green and many more.

In addition to the vast amount of sideman work, Kevin has also led perhaps the most well remembered jazz jam session in recent Los Angeles history at the historic venue, the Mint. This session, called Groove Pocket, featured prominent underground hip hop DJ stars as well as a weekly band that over the course of six years consisted of, Ambrose Akinmuserie, Tim Green, Gerald Clayton, Harish Ragahavan, Joe Sanders, Larry Fuller, James Westfall, Charles Altura, Hamilton Price and Josh Nelson.


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6010 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90035

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Sam Hirsh Trio / Pandemonium Big Band