HIGHLIGHT OF THE NEW YORK WEEKEND: SINGER/SONGWRITER/PIANIST ELLA LEYA PERFORMS SUNDAY NIGHT AT JOE’S PUB

By Don Heckman Singer/songwriter and pianist Ella Leya makes her New York debut at Joe’s Pub on Sunday night.  It’s a rare performance by a gifted artist who should not be missed. “It’s the voice of Ella Leya that first grabs you,” wrote the Los Angeles Times in reviewing her first album releases. “Simmering with… Read More HIGHLIGHT OF THE NEW YORK WEEKEND: SINGER/SONGWRITER/PIANIST ELLA LEYA PERFORMS SUNDAY NIGHT AT JOE’S PUB

Here, There & Everywhere: The Glendale Philharmonic, Ruslan Biryukov and Mikael Avetisyan

By Don Heckman Los Angeles, spread across several counties, embracing towns and cities with identities in their own right, has always been both a challenging and a rewarding place to hear music of every conceivable identity. The driving, of course, is another issue.  An appealing program in, say, Pasadena or Irvine can be a long… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: The Glendale Philharmonic, Ruslan Biryukov and Mikael Avetisyan