Picks of the Week: July 1 – 7

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – July 1 (Mon.)  Suze’s Birthday Fest.  Susan Krebs celebrates her birthday in the creative company of Rich Eames, piano, Jerry Kalaf, drums and Tom Warrington, bass.  Add to that the presence of special guests saxophonist Brian Scanlon and violinist Paul Cartwright.  Vitello’s.    (818) 769-0905. – July 2. (Tues.)  Carol… Read More Picks of the Week: July 1 – 7

Advertisement

Live Jazz: Dominick Farinacci at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. (2 Views)

By Tony Gieske A ballad late in his last set at Vibrato Thursday night showed most clearly why Dominick Farinacci merits the title “a trumpet player’s trumpet player.” No histrionics in the Harry James manner, no pyrotechnics a la Maynard Ferguson, no mannered melancholy like Miles Davis. Straight ahead it went in — the great… Read More Live Jazz: Dominick Farinacci at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. (2 Views)

Picks of the Week: Jan. 25 – Jan. 31

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Jan. 25. (Mon.)  The Saxtet.  A cluster of L.A.’s finest jazz saxophonists get together.  Dave Angel, Gene Cipriano, Phil Feather, Roger Neumann, Bob Carr, Dave Koonse, Kendall Kay.  Charlie O’s.    (818) 989-3110. – Jan. 25. (Mon.)  Larry Goldings Organ Night. It’s boogaloo night this time, with a dance floor… Read More Picks of the Week: Jan. 25 – Jan. 31

Live Jazz: Dominick Farinacci at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

By Don Heckman Although trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, now in his mid-twenties, has been recording since he was nineteen, he still has relatively low visibility to the wider jazz audience.  Part of the reason may trace to the fact that his first six recordings were released on Japan’s M&I label.  His first American recording – Lovers,… Read More Live Jazz: Dominick Farinacci at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

Picks of the Week: Dec. 7 – 13

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Dec. 8. (Tues.)  Dominick Farinacci.  Trumpeter Farinacci’s debut U.S. CD, Lovers, Tales and Dances, announced the arrival of an impressive new young jazz artist.  He makes one of his rare Southland appearances for one night only.  Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.    (310) 474-9400. – Dec. 8. (Tues.) Charles Lloyd, Joshua Redman,… Read More Picks of the Week: Dec. 7 – 13