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ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Christmas 2015 V: A Concord Christmas – David Benoit, Jane Monheit and the Count Basie Orchestra

Read "Christmas 2015 V: A Concord Christmas – David Benoit, Jane Monheit and the Count Basie Orchestra" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Well, it ain't over 'til it's over...The Concord Music Group issued two notable Holiday releases.

The David Benoit Trio with Jane Monheit and the All American Boys Chorus
Believe
Concord
2015

What Believe is, is a slick updating of Vince Guraladi's A Charlie Brown Christmas (Fantasy, ...

ARTICLE: RACE AND JAZZ

Race and Jazz Criticism

Read "Race and Jazz Criticism" reviewed by Greg Thomas

When I began this Race and Jazz series several months ago, I knew the topics I wanted to touch upon, and the general culture vs. race point-of-view I intended to pursue. With those chord changes (topics) and that melodic perspective (pro-culture, anti-race) in mind and at play, I figured I'd proceed with the rest by ear. ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz Great Barbara Morrison To Be Honored in "A Benefit Evening of Jazz Legends For Barbara Morrison" at Local 47 Musicians Union in Hollywood, CA on September 11th

Music producers Stuart Elster and Richard Simon will present A Benefit Evening of Jazz Legends for Barbara Morrison, co-hosted by Helen Borgers, on-air talent for KJAZZ 88.1 FM and James Janisse, on-air talent for KCRW 89.9 FM for One Night Only on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Local 47 Musicians Union; 817 Vine Street; Hollywood, CA ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Red Holloway Quartet: San Diego, February 8, 2011

Read "Red Holloway Quartet: San Diego, February 8, 2011" reviewed by Robert Bush

Red Holloway Quartet with Plas Johnson
Saville Theater, San Diego City College
San Diego, CA
February 8, 2011

Red Holloway has “been there and done that" when it comes to jazz standards and all forms of the blues. While normally his specialties are both playing the tenor saxophone and belting out blues vocals, ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

It's Time for the News! But First, a Brief Report from Sick Bay...

Read "It's Time for the News! But First, a Brief Report from Sick Bay..." reviewed by Jack Bowers

August 2010 has been an interesting month. A few weeks ago I noticed a slight twinge in the right shoulder. The twinge soon became an ache, followed by loss of mobility and muscle tone in the right arm. The pain varies but is always there. As this is being written, I can raise the right arm ...

"Charlie O's is the Best Jazz Club in L.A." -Clint Eastwood

"Charlie O's is the Best Jazz Club in L.A." -Clint Eastwood

JULY JAZZ at CHARLIE O's
Charlie O's is the coolest place to be for the hottest jazz this July.

We celebrate our own John Heard’s birthday with a big celebration on the 3rd, a birthday party for Slyde Hyde on the 5th, a birthday celebration for Ron Jones on the 12th with his ...

May Jazz at Charlie O's

May Jazz at Charlie O's

Great jazz performances at Charlie O's this May including the return of our own Jack Sheldon for his regular Wednesday gigs.

A very special Saturday performance on the 16th presenting the music of John Beasley with John Heard, Roy McCurdy and outstanding vocalist Dwight Trible. Followed by a birthday celebration for Denise Donatelli on the ...

Take Five With Morris Nelms

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Meet Morris Nelms:

Morris Nelms, pianist and vocalist, grew up in Frederick, OK, discovered jazz at Cameron University in Lawton, OK, and was instantly hooked. He completed a Bachelor's degree at the University of Oklahoma in 1978 and a Master's degree in Composition at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX in 2000. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

March Jazz at Charlie O's

March Jazz at Charlie O's

March jazz performances a birthday celebration for Bill Henderson on the 27th and a birthday celebration for Madeline Vergari Neumann on the 16th.

The official release of Brandinos Melodies and Songbook and the Brandino and Friends Live at Charlie Os CD (if you purchased the original CD, please bring it back and you will receive the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Plas Johnson & Friends

Read "Plas Johnson & Friends" reviewed by Jim Santella

Plas Johnson & Friends
Founders Hall
Orange County Performing Arts Center
Costa Mesa, California
November 25, 2005

Plas Johnson and his all-star band of Los Angeles jazz veterans brought a session of standards with them for their Orange County performance: standards that rang true with the historic ...