Live Jazz: Sergio Mendes, Eddie Palmieri and Poncho Sanchez at the Hollywood Bowl

By Michael Katz It’s a pretty good bet that when your opening act is Poncho Sanchez, you are in for some excitement. That was certainly the case Wednesday evening at the Hollywood Bowl, which kicked off its 2009 jazz series with a Latin program featuring Sanchez, Eddie Palmieri and Sergio Mendes. The program attracted a… Read More Live Jazz: Sergio Mendes, Eddie Palmieri and Poncho Sanchez at the Hollywood Bowl

Here There & Everywhere: Herbie Hancock, The Hollywood Bowl and the Jazz Bakery

By Don Heckman There’s been some good news, bad news and in-between news this week out here on the Left Coast.  The good news is that the Los Angeles Philharmonic has appointed Herbie Hancock for a two year term as the new Creative Chair for Jazz, starting in 2010.  He replaces Christian McBride, who has… Read More Here There & Everywhere: Herbie Hancock, The Hollywood Bowl and the Jazz Bakery