By Don Heckman Studio City, CA. Sue Raney was at it again last night at Vitello’s, offering a pre-New Year’s Eve seminar in jazz singing. And, yes, I know the word “seminar” has an academic inference that doesn’t really capture the full quality of her performance. But there was no denying the effectiveness of Raney’s… Read More Live Jazz: Sue Raney at Vitello’s
By Don Heckman Jane Monheit is at Catalina Bar & Grill this week, following up on last year’s stellar performance at the venue. Once again, she’ll be there for the rest of the week, through New Year’s Eve on Monday night. And her opening night appearance on Wednesday was a superb display of the warm,… Read More Live Jazz: Jane Monheit at Catalina Bar & Grill
By the iRoM Staff With only a few short days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and with numerous clubs (especially in Europe) closed for the holiday week, we’ve decided to concentrate this week’s Picks on the celebratory musical pleasures of bringing in 2013. NEW YEAR’S EVE (DEC. 31) Los Angeles – Dec. 26 –… Read More Picks of the Week: Dec. 26 – 31.
By Don Heckman Okay, let me get right to the point up front. Jane Monheit’s performance at Catalina Bar & Grill Tuesday night produced some of the most memorable music of this or any other year. And I can think of no better holiday present – to loved ones or oneself – than spending a… Read More Live Jazz: Jane Monheit at Catalina Bar & Grill