Shows by 3-ish, Sigmund Fudge highlight visits by Matt Otto and Ryan McGillicuddy

3-ish CD Release Party

Sunday Feb 23, 4-7pm
Alva’s Showroom
1417 W. Eighth Street San Pedro, CA 90732
3-ish is: Matt Otto, sax; Ryan McGillicuddy, bass; Jason Harnell, drums
$20 cover charge/$15 students


Sigmund Fudge

Wednesday Feb 26 8:30pm
Jazz at the CAP
CAP Studio Theater
13752 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Sigmund Fudge is: Ryan McGillicuddy, bass; Jamie Rosenn, guitar; Joe Bagg, keys; Jason Harnell, drums
At the door (cash or credit): General $15, Student with ID $10
Online: $15 + $1.82 fee at

Here’s a quick post to call attention to a few gigs that feature some longtime LAJC members.  Saxophonist Matt Otto once upon a time had a vision of a new type of organization, run by jazz musicians for jazz musicians, to help make life a little easier for those of us trying to make it playing jazz in LA.  One of the first people he involved was his friend and bassist in his band, Ryan McGillicuddy.  These two were integral to getting the LAJC off the ground and are incredible musicians and great guys, of course.

Both of them have since moved away from Southern California, Matt to Kansas City, where he is leading a wave of creative jazz, and Ryan to Seoul, Korea, where he is on faculty at a university and in high demand as one of that country’s best jazz bassists.

Both of them happen to be back in LA this week, so it’s a rare opportunity to hear some sounds of the original LAJC.


On Sunday, Matt and Ryan, along with drummer and longtime LAJC collaborator Jason Harnell, will be at the beautiful Alva’s showroom in San Pedro.  Their trio is called 3-ish, and they have a great CD out already, and their brand new album will be released at the show.   Please note the 4pm start.


sigmund fudge

This coming Wednesday, Ryan and Jason, along with guitarist Jamie Rosenn and keyboardist Joe Bagg, will reunite with their signature group, Sigmund Fudge, at the new CAP Studios in Sherman Oaks.  It’s a gorgeous venue that’s become a much-needed listening room in Los Angeles.  It also made one of LA Weekly’s picks of the week, written by yours truly and can be seen here.

It’s really nice to have these two guys back for a minute.  I’m looking forward to seeing them.

-Gary Fukushima

Leave a Reply