Live Jazz: Jackie Ryan at Vitello’s

By Don Heckman Jackie Ryan made one of her too-rare Southland appearances Thursday night.  And it’s a fair bet that most of her entranced listeners left Vitello’s with the fervent hope that she’ll return, and soon. Why?  Because Jackie is both musical and passionate.  Because her rich, dark-toned voice is the perfect vehicle for her… Read More Live Jazz: Jackie Ryan at Vitello’s

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Live Jazz: Justo Almario’s Afro-Colombian Ensemble and the Tamir Hendelman Trio in a Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert at the Beverly Hills Civic Center

By Devon Wendell It was a beautiful sunny day at the Beverly Hills Civic Center on Sunday  for the 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival to present its first free community concert.  Two very diverse and skilled performers were on the bill, and KJAZZ’s Brad Williams was the host. The first act was award winning Israeli… Read More Live Jazz: Justo Almario’s Afro-Colombian Ensemble and the Tamir Hendelman Trio in a Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert at the Beverly Hills Civic Center