Picks of the Week: Aug. 27 – Sept. 2

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Aug. 27. (Mon.)  Jason Marsalis Quartet. He may be the youngest member of the illustrious Marsalis jazz family, but drummer/vibraphonist Jason has already established his own impressive musical identity.  Catalina Bar & Grill.  (323) 466-2210. – Aug. 28 & Aug. 30/ (Tues. & Thurs.)  Carmina Burana. German composer Carl… Read More Picks of the Week: Aug. 27 – Sept. 2

Live Music: Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain at Royce Hall

By Don Heckman The idea of assembling a trio consisting of banjo, string bass and tabla drums doesn’t, on the face of it, appear to be one of the more intriguing musical concepts of recent memory.  When the players, however, consist of banjoist Bela Fleck, string bassist Edgar Meyer and tabla drummer Zakir Hussain, the… Read More Live Music: Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain at Royce Hall