Live Music: The Best Memorial Day Party Ever! Paul McDonald’s Big band at the Typhoon Jazz Restaurant.

By Norton Wright Santa Monica, CA. One of the unique experiences on today’s jazz scene is “Big Band Night” at Typhoon Restaurant at Santa Monica Airport in Los Angeles. On Memorial Day evening listeners are ready to experience a veritable bacchanal as the band on stage is Paul McDonald’s big, powerhouse, 17-piece orchestra. The band… Read More Live Music: The Best Memorial Day Party Ever! Paul McDonald’s Big band at the Typhoon Jazz Restaurant.

Live Jazz: The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Beverly Hills Civic Center with Bonesoir and Johnny Polanco

By Devon Wendell The 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival kicked off its 2009 festivities Sunday afternoon with a free outdoor concert at The Beverly Hills Civic center. The program was an entertaining study in jazz diversity. Opening the performance — Bonesoir, led by veteran trombonist Maurice Spears. Some may think it’s impossible to utilize five… Read More Live Jazz: The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Beverly Hills Civic Center with Bonesoir and Johnny Polanco