By Don Heckman Los Angeles – April 29. (Tues.) Nouveau Stride. Lorraine Feather and Stephanie Trick. Singer/songwriter Feather and stride pianist Trick combine their considerable talents for an evening inspired by the music of Fats Waller, James P. Johnson and Dick Hyman. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. (310) 474-9400. – April 29. (Tues.) Chamber Music Society: All… Read More More Picks of the Week: April 30 – May 4
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – April 17. (Tues.) Robert Davi. The warm, expressive sound, brisk rhythms and lyrical phrasing recall Frank Sinatra. But Davi is no Sinatra imitator. Inspired by Ol Blue Eyes, Davi has taken the style and shaped it into his own creative identity. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. (310) 474-9400. – April 17.… Read More Picks of the Week: April 16 – 22
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Feb. 21. (Tues.) Strunz & Farah. Two guitars together don’t get any more exciting than the high speed musical magic of long-time partners Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah. After more than three decades together, they’re still in rare form. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. (310) 474-9400. – Feb. 22. (Wed.) “An… Read More Picks of the Week: Feb. 20 – 26
By Don Heckman Janis Siegel was back at Vitello’s Friday night, a little more than a year since her last gig at the Studio City jazz spot. And it was a welcome return. Although her extraordinary vocal skills have been on display for decades with the Manhattan Transfer, her solo performances have been rare –… Read More Live Jazz: Janis Siegel at Vitello’s
By Tony Gieske No need to add encomia to the already overloaded resume of the great Jane Harvey, who transformed Catalina’s into a hip little branch of the Apple the other night. She probably could have gotten by with just singing her resume, this lady. (Lorraine Feather could have written the music.) Harvey might have… Read More Live Jazz: Jane Harvey at Catalina Bar & Grill
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Feb. 8. (Tues.) The John Daversa Progressive Big Band. Trumpeter/composer/arranger Daversa takes the big band instrumentation into fascinating new musical areas. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. (310) 474-9400. – Feb. 8. (Tues.) Lianne Carroll. BBC Jazz Award winner Carroll, who accompanies her vibrant vocals with equally dynamic piano playing, makes her… Read More Picks of the Week: Feb. 8 – 14
By Tony Gieske One of the endlessly fascinating Lorraine Feather song lyrics that sticks with you, and not in a good way, is “The Girl With the Lazy Eye.” “While the others are biking or skating She lies belly-down in the grass. She talks more to the ants and caterpillars Than the kids in her… Read More Live Music and Poetry: Lorraine Feather at Vitello’s.
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Sept. 29. (Wed.) Strunz & Farah. The dynamic guitar duo display their fast-fingered magic. Click HERE to read an iRoM review of a recent S&F appearance. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. (310) 474-9400. – Sept. 29 – Aug. 3 (Wed. – Sun.) McCoy Tyner Quartet. The ever-exploratory Tyner, leads a group… Read More Picks of the Week: Sept. 28 – Oct. 3