By Don Heckman Studio City, CA. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. An evening of well prepared Italian food, fine wine and even finer music at Vitello’s is a great way to experience world class jazz. And this past weekend offered a superb opportunity to all that and more. On Friday night… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: A Weekend at Vitello’s
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Sept. 11. (Tues.) Sarah Chang. A gifted child prodigy, violinist Chang has matured into a superb interpretive artist. In this far-reaching program, she performs a suite from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Bramwell Tovey. Also on the bill – works by Copland… Read More Picks of the Week: Sept. 11 – 16
By Don Heckman There’s a lot to be said for the kitchen at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. The cuisine is not only haut, it’s also tasty, diversified and appealing. Just like the music. And there’s a lot to be said for that, too. Combined, they make for memorable evenings. The club’s Music Director and resident bassist,… Read More Live Jazz: The John Daversa Quartet at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.
By Don Heckman “Talkin’ ‘bout My Generation” was the title of jazz singer Judy Wexler’s presentation at Vitello’s Wednesday night. And it was right on target – a compilation of songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s reaching from the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell to Richie Havens, Paul Simon and more. In between numbers,… Read More Live Jazz Review: Judy Wexler’s “Talkin’ ’bout My Generation” at Vitello’s