Photo Review: Bianca Rossini at Vibrato Grill Jazz etc…

By Don Heckman Photos By Faith Frenz Bel Air, CA. Bianca Rossini brought a colorful touch of Brazil to Vibrato Grill Jazz..etc. Thursday night. The busy actress/singer/songwriter and author makes rare live performances. But when she does, they showcase all of her many skills, enlivened by the rich, emotional Brazilian roots that are at the… Read More Photo Review: Bianca Rossini at Vibrato Grill Jazz etc…

Live Music; Natalie Cole and Chucho Valdes at the Hollywood Bowl

By Don Heckman It’s no mystery that singer Natalie Cole has followed in the musical footsteps of her extrordinary father, pianist/singer Nat “King” Cole. Along the way, she’s won nine Grammy Awards after 21 nominations. Her 1991 album Unforgettable, which included an interactive duet, with her late father, on the song “Unforgettable,” triggering the granting… Read More Live Music; Natalie Cole and Chucho Valdes at the Hollywood Bowl

Live Music: Bill Cantos, Mari Falcone, Alan Bergman and Lillias White in a Society of Singers Program at Café Cordial

By Don Heckman When the Society of Singers  (often referred to with the appropriate abbreviation S.O.S.) has a performance program it can best be described as a win-win event.  A winner in the sense that it raises funds for the S.O.S programs providing financial support for singers in need.  And a winner in the sense… Read More Live Music: Bill Cantos, Mari Falcone, Alan Bergman and Lillias White in a Society of Singers Program at Café Cordial