Live Music at the Hollywood Bowl: Herbie Hancock and “Celebrating Peace”

By Don Heckman It’s good to see Herbie Hancock occasionally step away from his office job as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Creative Chair for Jazz and take a seat, instead, at a keyboard.  His official presence in a jazz advisory capacity has certainly had salutary effects upon the Phil’s perception of jazz.  But so, too,… Read More Live Music at the Hollywood Bowl: Herbie Hancock and “Celebrating Peace”

Picks of the Week: Sept. 13 – 18

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Sept. 13. (Tues.)  Mozart’s Requiem.   The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by Bramwell Tovey, perform the masterpiece work, appropriately, two days after the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.  The Hollywood Bowl.  (323) 850-2000. – Sept. 14. (Wed.)  Carol Chaikin quartet.  Saxophonist/flutist… Read More Picks of the Week: Sept. 13 – 18