Here, There & Everywhere: Jazz at the Federal

This post is part of the Jazz Journalists Association’s international “Blogathon.” By Don Heckman It’s always a significant event when a new room for jazz opens. Whether it’s small or large, daily or weekly, it’s still something to acknowledge, at a time when existing music venues are struggling to survive and new arrivals are in… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: Jazz at the Federal

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Here, There & Everywhere: Have You Ever Wondered?

There’s been some thoughtful discussion lately here on iRoM about the interaction between musicians and audiences.  A lot of it was focused on performers’ obligations to their listeners.  Check out Brick Wahl’s Keeping It Real 1, and Keeping It Real 2  and Norton Wright’s  Keeping It Real: A Minority Opinion, along with the readers’ comments,… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: Have You Ever Wondered?

Here, There & Everywhere: Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” — 44 years later and still timely

By Don Heckman Looking at the videos of police using pepper spray on U.C. Davis demonstrators, and using violent tactics on protestors elsewhere, has triggered a whole bunch of distant memories.   As has much of the media coverage of the Occupy movement as it has grown in size and intensity around the country.  The goals… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” — 44 years later and still timely

Here, There & Everywhere: The Closing of Charlie O’s

By Don Heckman Charlie O’s closed Wednesday night.  It happened without anticipation, and without warning. My first awareness of the bad news came with an email from Jo-Ann Ottaviano, who has been running the club – along with her brother Mike – since the death of her husband, Charlie Ottaviano in 2008.  It arrived at… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: The Closing of Charlie O’s

Here, There & Everywhere: Barbara Morrison Needs Help

By Don Heckman Barbara Morrison is one of the great treasures of jazz in Southern California.  And everywhere else, for that matter.  Her ability to cross easily from jazz to blues to pop and beyond is a constant musical pleasure.  Add to that her dynamic presence, her emotion-grabbing storytelling abilities and her warm personal demeanor. … Read More Here, There & Everywhere: Barbara Morrison Needs Help

Here, There & Everywhere: Guitars Galore at The Playboy Jazz Festival

By Don Heckman The Playboy Jazz Festival returns to the Hollywood Bowl this weekend for the 33rd time with another celebration of America’s great musical art.  And the Festival’s long, remarkable  string of successes, over the course of more than three decades, is best described by Playboy’s founder, Hugh Hefner. “I’ve had a lot of… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: Guitars Galore at The Playboy Jazz Festival