Live Jazz: Anthony Wilson, John Pisano and Jim Hughart in Guitar Night at Vitello’s

By Michael Katz I first discovered John Pisano’s Guitar Night at Rocco’s up in Beverly Glen (it had started at Papashon’s in Encino in 1997) and followed it through the years at the late, lamented Spazio’s.  But I hadn’t seen the latest incarnation at Vitello’s until Tuesday night, when he fronted another stellar show with… Read More Live Jazz: Anthony Wilson, John Pisano and Jim Hughart in Guitar Night at Vitello’s

Picks of the Week: Nov. 29 – Dec. 4

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Nov. 30. (Wed.)  Sting. One of the iconic masters of popular song makes a rare Southland appearance as part of his extended, “Back To Bass” tour.   The  Wiltern.     (877) 686-5366. – Nov. 30. (Wed.)   The Ron McCurdy Collective.  Trumpeter/educator McCurdy blends his soaring trumpet sounds with the lush harmonies… Read More Picks of the Week: Nov. 29 – Dec. 4

Live Jazz: Grand Opening of Guitar Night at Vitello’s

By Don Heckman The new John Pisano Guitar Night series kicked off with a bang Tuesday night at Vitello’s in Studio City.  Notice that I did not say “Upstairs” at Vitello’s.  Although the venue’s upstairs room has been rapidly emerging as one of L.A.’s prime jazz destinations, Pisano opted for a more intimate downstairs lounge… Read More Live Jazz: Grand Opening of Guitar Night at Vitello’s