Live Jazz: The Antonio Sanchez Quartet at a Jazz Bakery Moveable Feast

By Michael Katz “Migration,” the name of the quartet led by drummer Antonio Sanchez, seemed an adept name for a group headlining the latest in the Jazz Bakery’s Moveable Feast Series. The Bakery, which was uprooted from its Westside home, is on a peripatetic journey which has taken it to downtown, Hollywood and points in… Read More Live Jazz: The Antonio Sanchez Quartet at a Jazz Bakery Moveable Feast

Live Jazz Review: Judy Wexler’s “Talkin’ ’bout My Generation” at Vitello’s

By Don Heckman “Talkin’  ‘bout My Generation” was the title of jazz singer Judy Wexler’s presentation at Vitello’s Wednesday night.  And it was right on target – a compilation of songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s reaching from the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell to Richie Havens, Paul Simon and more.  In between numbers,… Read More Live Jazz Review: Judy Wexler’s “Talkin’ ’bout My Generation” at Vitello’s

Live Jazz: The Nat Adderley Jr./Longineu Parsons Quintet at Catalina Bar & Grill

By Tony Gieske You can’t get much more down home than this: The Nat Adderley Jr. and Longineu Parsons quintet playing the music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley. At Catalina’s Tuesday night, the young Adderley, who made his bones as the musical director for Luther Vandross, played piano with mucho soul, not to mention deep-seated… Read More Live Jazz: The Nat Adderley Jr./Longineu Parsons Quintet at Catalina Bar & Grill