Live Jazz: Ginger and Scott at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

By Don Heckman Seeing Ginger Berglund and Scott Whitfield at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. Thursday night had the vibe of a Swing Era performance. Most of the big bands of the thirties and forties prominently featured singers, sometimes two or more.  And among the most popular combinations was the dueting of the band’s guy and girl… Read More Live Jazz: Ginger and Scott at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

Live Music: Nellie McKay at Catalina Bar & Grill

By Tony Gieske It’s a Churchillian task to write about Nellie McKay‘s performance Saturday at Catalina’s. There she stood  in all her Debbie Reynolds-ness, offering  a figurative “blood, toil, tears and sweat,” among other exudations, in a skit that rivalled the works of Imogene Coca, Fran Leibowitz, Dorothy Parker, Fran Landesman  or Alice  Ghostley, with… Read More Live Music: Nellie McKay at Catalina Bar & Grill