By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Oct. 2. (Wed.) Diane Hubka. Singer/guitarist Hubka celebrates the release of her new CD, West Coast Strings. She’ll be backed by a prime group of players: Guitarists John Pisano, Barry Zweig & David Eastlee, organist Bobby Pierce, bassist Jeff D’Angelo and drummer Kendall Kay. Catalina Bar & Grill. (323)… Read More Picks of the Week: October 2 – 6
By Don Heckman Bel Air, CA. International Jazz Day was celebrated in high spirited fashion Tuesday night at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. The room’s Music Director and bassist Pat Senatore, who schedules an appealing flow of jazz talent in the attractive Bel Air club, picked many of his regular players to perform in a… Read More Live Jazz: International Jazz Day at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz. Etc.
By Don Heckman Los Angeles Oct. 12. (Mon.) BERN. Drummer Bernie Dresel‘s 12 piece band of instrumentalists and singers, playing what he describes as “supercharged horny funk” — swing their way through music ranging from Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder to Miles Davis and Steely Dan. Cafe Cordiale in Sherman Oaks. (818) 789-1985. –… Read More Picks of the Week: Oct. 12 – 18