Live Jazz: Jose Rizo’s Mongorama and the Beverly Hills High School Jazz Band in the 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival’s First Community Concert

By  Devon Wendell It was a beautiful, perfect, sunny California day in Beverly Hills for the first of 2012’s free Playboy Jazz Festival community concerts, featuring two diverse acts. One demonstrating the bright future of jazz to come, the other celebrating the musical legacy of one of the most influential artists and composers in the… Read More Live Jazz: Jose Rizo’s Mongorama and the Beverly Hills High School Jazz Band in the 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival’s First Community Concert

Live Jazz: The La Vida Music Festival with Louie Cruz Beltran, Pete Escovedo, Hubert Laws, Chris Bennett, Robert Kyle, Chalo Eduardo, Mariachi Ellas Son and others at the Ford Amphitheatre

By Devon Wendell In honor of Hispanic heritage month amd RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner cities), the first annual La Vida Music Festival, held at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre Sunday, was a fun filled evening, celebrating the rich heritage of Latin and Brazilian jazz with an eclectic blend of new and legendary artists. … Read More Live Jazz: The La Vida Music Festival with Louie Cruz Beltran, Pete Escovedo, Hubert Laws, Chris Bennett, Robert Kyle, Chalo Eduardo, Mariachi Ellas Son and others at the Ford Amphitheatre