Picks of the Week: Jan. 2 – 6

By the iRoM Staff It’s a light schedule of activities as the Christmas and New Year celebrations wind down.  But there’s still a lot of fine music to hear.  Los Angeles – Jan. 3. (Thurs.)  Louie Cruz Beltran.  Louie Cruz is one of the Southland’s busiest musicians.  And with good cause.  This time he balances… Read More Picks of the Week: Jan. 2 – 6

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The Playboy Jazz Festival 2012: Saturday’s Program at the Hollywood Bowl

By Michael Katz I told myself I had finally come to terms with the Playboy Jazz Festival. This year I would enjoy it for what it was: an eight hour party at the Hollywood Bowl, a sort of Bar Mitzvah/Quinceanera for grown-ups, with perhaps half of it (on a good day) dedicated to actual jazz,… Read More The Playboy Jazz Festival 2012: Saturday’s Program at the Hollywood Bowl

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