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ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Frank Sinatra: The Royal Festival Hall (1962) | Live At Carnegie Hall

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Frank Sinatra
The Royal Festival Hall (1962) | Live At Carnegie Hall
Eagle Rock Entertainment
2017

The first DVD in this series combines full-length shows from two of the world's most famous concert halls, one on each side of the Atlantic: The Royal Festival Hall, recorded during Sinatra's 1962 world tour ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Dr. Dre: Straight Outta Compton

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I read a headline today in Daily Variety (motion picture industry magazine) that said: “Straight Outta Compton chronicles the origins and history of N.W.A. ("Niggaz With Attitude"), arguably the most influential hip hop group in the history of American music. The title is taken from the title of their 1988 debut studio album, and it is ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Quincy Jones: An Evening With A Legend

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I love jazz! I love everything about it... the improvisation, syncopation, the forceful rhythm, and the fact that it is truly America's original art form. Its unique and innovative use of brass and woodwind instruments and the piano is jazz. And, it is as American as apple pie.

Ask 100 different people “What is ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

"Lone Wolf" Finds Plenty to Chew On

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With Betty sidelined by a bad cough, it was up to me to seek out local jazz events in February, and I managed to find a couple of pretty good ones, starting February 7 at the University of New Mexico's Keller Hall where SuperSax New Mexico performed for the third time in Albuquerque. As you may ...

"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 ...

"A Swingin' Affair" Outshines Its Name

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With an appreciative bow and genial tip of the hat to the late Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra, the Los Angeles Jazz Institute named its semi-annual big-band soiree May 21-24 at the Sheraton LAX Four Points Hotel “A Swingin' Affair." Was the event able to live up to its name? In the immortal words of ...

NEWS: EVENT

Professional Drum Shop 50th Anniversary Show

Professional Drum Shop 50th Anniversary Show

Hollywood's famed Professional Drum Shop celebrates it's 50th Anniversary June 6th at the Avalon theater.

The Pro Drum Shop on Vine Street in Hollywood has been the landmark destination for the world class drummers for over 50 years. The anniversary show features a short documentary film on the fabled drummers paradise with live music by Ronald ...

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 ...

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: BIG BAND REPORT

The Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra Gets "Thrasched"

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The thirty-third annual Albuquerque Jazz Festival ended its two-day run on February 21, 2009. The event is devoted mainly to performances by high school and middle school bands, while the grand finale features the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra with invited guests, this year the saxophone quartet Thrascher (Randy Hamm, soprano; Tim Ishii, alto; Ed Petersen, tenor; Glenn ...