Live Music: “Vintage Masters of Swing” at Catalina Bar & Grill

By James M. deFrances Last Thursday when I walked through the door at Catalina’s Jazz Club it felt as though I had just walked through a portal to a different time. The club beamed with old Hollywood, from the bandstand on stage to the many recognizable industry folk who dotted the room. As far as… Read More Live Music: “Vintage Masters of Swing” at Catalina Bar & Grill

Picks of the Week: Feb. 6 – 12

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Feb. 7. (Tues.)  Misha Piatigorsky and Sketchy Black Dog.  Winner of the 2004 Thelonious Monk Composers’ Competition, Piatigorsky applies his adventurous composition and piano playing skills within the offbeat string quartet sounds of the Sketchy Black Dog. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. http://www.vibratogrilljazz.com  (310) 474-9400. – Feb. 7. (Tues.)  Guitar Night. … Read More Picks of the Week: Feb. 6 – 12

Picks of the Week: Jan. 5 – 9

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Jan. 5. (Wed.)  Tierney Sutton Band.  Vocalist Sutton doesn’t just sing with a band; she brings her songs alive in an intimate, creative, musical companionship.  And the results are always fascinating.  Vitello’s. (818) 769-0905. – Jan. 6. (Thurs.)  Elliot Deutsch Big Band.  Trumpeter Deutsch celebrates his birthday leading his… Read More Picks of the Week: Jan. 5 – 9