Live Jazz: The Sounds of Shearing at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

By Tony Gieske It seems needlessly nutrition conscious to sneer at George Shearing because of the candy-like character of his music. The Centers for Disease Control has recorded not a single case of diabetes attributable to its consumption, for one thing. Shearing’s innocence was well established by a sweet evening with The Sounds of Shearing… Read More Live Jazz: The Sounds of Shearing at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

Live Jazz: Clare Fischer’s Clarinet Choir at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

By Tony Gieske The main thing about Clare Fischer’s Clarinet Choir is its unprecedented sound, the freshest thing in reed literature since the Four Brothers sound devised by Shorty Rogers and Ralph Burns for Woody Herman’s band, which we all know from the unforgettable “Keen & Peachy.” Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Serge Chaloff, and Al… Read More Live Jazz: Clare Fischer’s Clarinet Choir at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

Live Jazz: John Pisano’s Guitar Night with Laurence Juber at Vitello’s

By Mike Finkelstein Guitar Night at Vitello’s in Studio City is the 13 year, ongoing pet project of journeyman jazz guitarist John Pisano.  The format can vary. On Tuesday, the guest guitarist, Laurence Juber, played several solo numbers before he was joined by Pisano and bassist Domenic Genova for several more numbers in a two set… Read More Live Jazz: John Pisano’s Guitar Night with Laurence Juber at Vitello’s

Picks of the Week: June 21 – 27

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – June 22. (Tues.) The Clare Fischer Clarinet Choir. Conducted by Brent Fischer. Fischer thoroughly understands the extraordinary tonal possibilities of the clarinet family, from the Eb contrabass to the familiar Bb “licorice stick.” Don’t miss this one. Vibrato. (310) 474-9400. – June 22. (Tues.) John Pisano’s Guitar Night. Laurence… Read More Picks of the Week: June 21 – 27