Picks of the Week: Sept. 25 – 29

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Sept. 25. (Wed.)  A Joe Pass Tribute.  The great jazz guitarist’s life is celebrated with a screening of the jazzumentary, A Not So Average Joe, followed by a live performance featuring Frank Potenza, John Pisano, Jim Hughart and Colin Bailey.  Catalina Bar & Grill. – Sept. 26. (Thurs.) Pat… Read More Picks of the Week: Sept. 25 – 29

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

By Don Heckman Let’s start with full disclosure: I haven’t always been a fan of B-3 organ jazz.  But what I’ve realized over the years is that the problem hasn’t been the instrument, but a few of the instrument’s players. All of which was fully clarified last night at Vitello’s with the stellar performance of… Read More Live Jazz: Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart at Vitello’s

Live Jazz: The 54th Monterey Jazz Festival — Saturday

By Michael Katz Monterey, California.  Saturday at the Monterey Jazz Festival was a journey through eras, river basins, continents, climate zones, you name it. Mostly the volume was turned up, but if you navigated carefully, you could find some quiet pools for reflection amidst the soul, funk and a respectable helping of jazz, too. For… Read More Live Jazz: The 54th Monterey Jazz Festival — Saturday