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Content by tag "Los Angeles"

How the Other Half Swings

Read "How the Other Half Swings" reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius

If there has been a frequent criticism of the Genius Guide, besides the fact that it's hard to tell what the hell I'm going on about most of the time, it would be that I have largely ignored the contributions of women to Our Music. One would think, from the body of my work to this ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival "Big Band Spectacular" 2017, Part 1-4

Read "Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival "Big Band Spectacular" 2017, Part 1-4" reviewed by Simon Pilbrow

Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival Big Band Spectacular
LAX Westin Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
May 24-28, 2017

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Organised by Ken Poston, head of the Los Angeles Jazz Institute (LAJI), and advertised as the “Largest Big ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Matthew Yeakley: Keeping the Profession and Art of Jazz Alive in Los Angeles

Read "Matthew Yeakley: Keeping the Profession and Art of Jazz Alive in Los Angeles" reviewed by Jonathan Manning

Matthew Yeakley says “it's an amazing time to be in Los Angeles playing jazz." The guitarist and educator has lived in the city for ten years, honing his instrumental and compositional talents, teaching jazz privately and at a high school, and sharing the stage with local artists including Tony Austin, touring drummer of Kamasi Washington, Jay ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bakery Presents Jeremy Pelt And Peter Bernstein on December 2nd and December 3rd

Jazz Bakery Presents Jeremy Pelt And Peter Bernstein on December 2nd and December 3rd

The Jazz Bakery presents a weekend of cutting edge jazz with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt's Make Noise Quintet on December 2nd, and guitarist Peter Bernstein's Mostly Monk Quartet on December 3rd. On Saturday December 2nd, Jeremy Pelt's Make Noise Quintet with pianist Victor Gould, bassist Richie Goods, Jonathan Barber on drums and Jacquelene Acevedo on percussion, will perform ...

Meet Geri St. Clair

Read "Meet Geri St. Clair" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Welcome to KC Super Fans, part ll! Tom and Geri (no, not Tom and Jerry!) aren't the first spousal Super Fan team we've featured (that distinction goes to Roberta DeNicola and Richard Berger), but they're our first jny: Kansas City super fans, and we love them for it. Geri St. Clair and her partner in life, ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

David Sanborn: Stick Out Your Tongue

Read "David Sanborn: Stick Out Your Tongue" reviewed by Jim Worsley

It was a Sunday afternoon to remember for all of us. It was a most special day for a myriad of reasons. Multi Grammy award winning saxophonist David Sanborn was at the heart of it all.

A big part of the story involves a little boy. An eleven year old named Isaac who plays ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Ron Carter: A Clew of Worms

Read "Ron Carter: A Clew of Worms" reviewed by Jim Worsley

So the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm. Occasionally, if one is so fortunate, you can get a whole lot more.

From the beginning just knowing that I was going to have the opportunity to see and hear Ron Carter play was about seeing a legend. Of course you hope to hear some ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Hiromi at the Catalina Jazz Club

Read "Hiromi at the Catalina Jazz Club" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Hiromi Trio
Catalina Jazz Club
Hollywood, CA
August 6, 2017

We were amongst only a handful of early arrivals for a show at the Catalina Jazz Club in North Hollywood CA. A quite casually dressed Asian woman was on the stage carefully cleaning and fussing about on the piano. Her shoulder length ...

NEWS: EVENT

George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue, Celebrating Ten Years Of Path Ventures On September 14 At Vibiana In Downtown Los Angeles

George Kahn Jazz & Blues Revue, Celebrating Ten Years Of Path Ventures On September 14 At Vibiana In Downtown Los Angeles

When things get tough financially, very often it is a matter of circumstance, not a matter of choice—it could be an outsourced job, or a medical emergency, or a car accident when you have insufficient insurance. Whatever it is that takes you over that edge, things can happen when there are too many bills, too many ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Andy Summers: Creating Light from Dark

Read "Andy Summers: Creating Light from Dark" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Andy Summers is a renowned modern guitarist and composer. He is also an accomplished photographer and a traveler. While he may be better known for his achievements during his time in one of the most popular and beloved rock bands in music history, The Police, Summers, in his own memoir “One Train Later" and the music ...