Here, There & Everywhere: Lyn Stanley at Mr Musichead Gallery in KKJZ’s Fall Pledge Drive

By Don Heckman KKJZ, the Southland’s primary jazz radio station, is dependent – like all public radio stations – upon fund-raising events. Most commonly, they consist of the on-air pledge drives that are necessary, but not always the most appealing, programming. On Sunday, however, KKJZ’s popular deejay personality, Bubba Jackson, hosted a different kind of… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: Lyn Stanley at Mr Musichead Gallery in KKJZ’s Fall Pledge Drive

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Picks of the Week: Jan. Feb. 1 – Feb. 6

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Feb. 1. (Tues.)  Jules Day.  The rising young jazz singer performs an evening of new, original music from her latest CD, Day Dreams.  Catalina Bar & Grill. (323) 466-2210. – Feb. 2. (Wed.)  Teka and Aaron Serfaty.  “Brazilian Jazz.” Guitarist/singer Teka and percussionist Serfaty team up with pianist Otmar… Read More Picks of the Week: Jan. Feb. 1 – Feb. 6

Picks of the Week: Jan. 25 – 31

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Jan. 25. (Tues.) John Pisano Guitar Night features the always compelling playing of Anthony Wilson in the downstairs lounge.  Upstairs, the jazz voices take over, with the Peter Eldridge Group and Dollison & Marsh’s Vertical Voices.  Grammy nominated pianist Geoff Keezer provides his usual scintillating accompaniment.  Vitello’s.   (818) 769-0905.… Read More Picks of the Week: Jan. 25 – 31

Picks of the Week: Jan. 5 – 9

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Jan. 5. (Wed.)  Tierney Sutton Band.  Vocalist Sutton doesn’t just sing with a band; she brings her songs alive in an intimate, creative, musical companionship.  And the results are always fascinating.  Vitello’s. (818) 769-0905. – Jan. 6. (Thurs.)  Elliot Deutsch Big Band.  Trumpeter Deutsch celebrates his birthday leading his… Read More Picks of the Week: Jan. 5 – 9

Live Jazz: The Sounds of Shearing at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

By Tony Gieske It seems needlessly nutrition conscious to sneer at George Shearing because of the candy-like character of his music. The Centers for Disease Control has recorded not a single case of diabetes attributable to its consumption, for one thing. Shearing’s innocence was well established by a sweet evening with The Sounds of Shearing… Read More Live Jazz: The Sounds of Shearing at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.