Picks of the Week: Aug. 24 – 29

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Aug. 24. (Tues.) Sarah Chang.  The gifted young violinist takes on the fascinating musical demands of the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Slatkin,  plays the Shostakovich Symphony No. 5.  The Hollywood Bowl. (323) 850-2000. – Aug. 24. (Tues.)  Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. The… Read More Picks of the Week: Aug. 24 – 29

Live Jazz: Snooky Young and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at the Playboy Jazz Festival

By Tony Gieske The senior legend of jazz on the Playboy Jazz Festival’s revolving stage was Snooky Young, who is 91. He learned to play trumpet when he was 6 or 7 from a man who’d been with McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, started touring after World War I with the Young Snappy Six, a family group,… Read More Live Jazz: Snooky Young and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at the Playboy Jazz Festival