Here, There & Everywhere: A Tribute to Myrna Daniels at Catalina Bar & Grill

By Don Heckman “A Tribute” was the nominal title of the event that took place Sunday afternoon at Catalina Bar & Grill. But it was actually much more than that. Some called it a Love Feast, celebrating the accomplishments of Myrna Daniels and her L.A.,Jazz Scene Newspaper. Others referred, repeatedly, to the coming together of… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: A Tribute to Myrna Daniels at Catalina Bar & Grill

Live Jazz: The KJAZZ Summer Benefit Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall

By Don Heckman Los Angeles.  There was a full house, enthusiastic crowd in attendance Saturday night at Disney Hall for the KJAZZ benefit concert. As there should have been. The importance of FM radio station KJAZZ 88.1 to jazz fans cannot be under-estimated. I may not agree with the programming 100% of the time, but… Read More Live Jazz: The KJAZZ Summer Benefit Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Live Jazz: Charmaine Clamor and the Fil-Am Jazz and World Music Festival at Catalina Bar & Grill

By Don Heckman Each year when the Fil-Am Jazz and World Music Festival rolls around there’s a new opportunity to discover the significant role jazz continues to play in Filipino culture.  And this year, the Festival’s seventh installment, was no exception. On Tuesday night, Catalina Bar & Grill — the event’s warm and welcoming home… Read More Live Jazz: Charmaine Clamor and the Fil-Am Jazz and World Music Festival at Catalina Bar & Grill

Picks of the Week: Jan. 25 – 31

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Jan. 25. (Tues.) John Pisano Guitar Night features the always compelling playing of Anthony Wilson in the downstairs lounge.  Upstairs, the jazz voices take over, with the Peter Eldridge Group and Dollison & Marsh’s Vertical Voices.  Grammy nominated pianist Geoff Keezer provides his usual scintillating accompaniment.  Vitello’s.   (818) 769-0905.… Read More Picks of the Week: Jan. 25 – 31