Live Jazz: Cheryl Bentyne at Vitello’s

By Don Heckman Dynamic.  Enchanting.  High spirited.  Entertaining.  Hard swinging.  Those were just a few of the words that came to mind during Cheryl Bentyne’s appearance at Vitello’s on Thursday night.  And none of them were really adequate to describe her utterly mesmerizing performance. Everyone knows Bentyne from her long tenure with the Manhattan Transfer,… Read More Live Jazz: Cheryl Bentyne at Vitello’s

Q & A: Nathan East

By Devon Wendell Nathan East’s long, illustrious career has firmly established him as one of the world’s top bass players and an impressive composer.  Recently I had the chance to speak with with him about his latest release with the group Fourplay, “Let’s Touch The Sky,” as well as some of the high points in… Read More Q & A: Nathan East