Live Jazz: Celebrating Miles at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida

By Fernando Gonzalez Almost by definition, tribute concerts are safe gambits.  The honored figure provides a brand name, a ready-made repertoire, and a marketing narrative. Feature in the bill artists who were part of the honoree’ s career or were influenced by the master, stir and sell out the hall. Consider Celebrating Miles, the entertaining… Read More Live Jazz: Celebrating Miles at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida

Live Jazz: Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart at Vitello’s

By Don Heckman Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart have been working together for more than two decades.  Given the fact that they’re all in their early forties, that’s nearly half a lifetime of musical compatibility – more than the longevity of many marriages. That compatibility was on far-reaching display Saturday night at Vitello’s… Read More Live Jazz: Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart at Vitello’s

Live Blues: A Mississippi Music Celebration with Homemade Jamz, Shannon McNally and Jimbo Mathus at the Grammy Museum

By Devon Wendell Mississippi is a birthplace of the blues, rock ‘n’ roll and some of the most influential gospel, country, and folk music. The Recording Academy, quite correctly if not belatedly, finally decided to pay homage to the great music from this state last Thursday with its Mississippi Music Celebration —  a program at… Read More Live Blues: A Mississippi Music Celebration with Homemade Jamz, Shannon McNally and Jimbo Mathus at the Grammy Museum