By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Dec. 19 (Wed.) Katja Rieckermann. German-born saxophonist Rieckermann has a resume reaching from Rod Stewart and Al Green to Carole King and Randy Newman. But she’s best heard in her own musical settings, as she will be here. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. (310) 474-9400. – Dec. 19. (Wed.) Street Corner… Read More Picks of the Week: Dec 19 – 23
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Dec. 15. (Wed.) Chuck Manning and Sal Marquez Quartet. A pair of L.A.’s most solidly dependable swingers go horn to horn in an evening guaranteed to keep your jazz soul alive. Vibrato. (310) 474-9400. – Dec. 15. (Wed.) Jules Day. Rising young jazz star Day celebrates the release of… Read More Picks of the Week: Dec. 15 – 20.
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Feb. 9. (Tues.) The Jennifer York Quartet. Bassist and TV personality York leads a band that crosses smoothly from contemporary to mainstream jazz. The evening will be further enlivened by the always impressive singing of special guest Chris Bennett. Catalina Bar & Grill (323) 466-2210. – Feb. 9. (Tues.) … Read More Picks of the Week: Feb. 8 – 14