Picks of the Week: April 19 – 24

By Don Heckman  Los Angeles – April 19. (Tues.)  Dave Damiani Orchestra.  Singer Damiani celebrates the Swing Era and the songs of Frank Sinatra.  Catalina Bar & Grill.  (323) 466-2210.  . – April 19. (Tues.)  Steve Huffsteter Big Band.  Trumpeter Huffsteter steps out of the section to lead his own collective of all-stars. Vibrato Grill… Read More Picks of the Week: April 19 – 24

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Picks of the Week: April 27 – May 3

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – April 28. (Tues.) The Trio: Terry Trotter, Peter Erskine, Chuck Berghofer. The label might seem a little prepossessive in some hands, but not with these guys, whose playing defines the notion of interactive musical intimacy. Charlie O’s. (818) 994-3058 http://www.charlieos.com. – April 29. (Wed.) Mitch Forman Trio, with Darek… Read More Picks of the Week: April 27 – May 3