Picks of the Weekend on the Left Coast

By Don Heckman Los Angeles, California     – April 24. (Fri.) Damien Rice.  Highly praised Irish singer/songwriter Rice celebrates the release of his latest CD, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, already receiving rave international reviews. The Greek Theatre.   (323) 665-5857. – April 24. (Fri.) Pete Christlieb Quartet. Saxophonist Christlieb has been a first call player… Read More Picks of the Weekend on the Left Coast

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Live Jazz: Ricardo Silveira and John Pisano in “Guitar Night” at Vitello’s

By Don Heckman The great thing about John Pisano’s Tuesday Guitar Nights at Vitello’s is that you can drop by in any given week and be assured of having an enticing evening of jazz spontaneity.  Pisano’s guests, all of them first rate players, range from blues to bebop, from fast fingers to sweet lyricism. Then… Read More Live Jazz: Ricardo Silveira and John Pisano in “Guitar Night” at Vitello’s