Picks of the Week: Feb. 8 – 14

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

Live Music: Pete Escovedo, Carlos Santana, Lila Downs, and Zach De La Rocha At The Greek Theater For Dolores Huerta’s 80th Birthday Benefit Concert “Weaving Movements Together”

By Devon Wendell Social and political activist Dolores Huerta celebrated her 80th birthday at The Greek Theatre on Friday with a night of music, movie stars, and politicians called Weaving Movements Together, a benefit concert with performances by Pete Escovedo and his band, Lila. Downs, Zach De La Rocha (with his latest group One Day As A… Read More Live Music: Pete Escovedo, Carlos Santana, Lila Downs, and Zach De La Rocha At The Greek Theater For Dolores Huerta’s 80th Birthday Benefit Concert “Weaving Movements Together”

Live Jazz: The Playboy Jazz Festival, Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl

By Don Heckman The 32nd Playboy Jazz Festival wrapped a long weekend of music yesterday with yet another program perfectly illustrating the qualities that make it one of the world’s most engaging celebrations: tradition, youth, stylistic range and global diversity. Bill Cosby, the Festival’s irrepressible master of ceremonies and the leader of his own Cos… Read More Live Jazz: The Playboy Jazz Festival, Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl