By Don Heckman Los Angeles – June 14. (Tues.) Motley Crue. L.A.’s heavy metal stars of the eighties (and beyond) take over the vast expanse of the Bowl for a tour through the many hits that have made them rock icons. The Hollywood Bowl. (323) 850-2040. – June 15. (Wed.) Sachel Vasandani Quartet. At a… Read More Picks of the Week: June 14 – 19
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Dec. 15. (Wed.) Chuck Manning and Sal Marquez Quartet. A pair of L.A.’s most solidly dependable swingers go horn to horn in an evening guaranteed to keep your jazz soul alive. Vibrato. (310) 474-9400. – Dec. 15. (Wed.) Jules Day. Rising young jazz star Day celebrates the release of… Read More Picks of the Week: Dec. 15 – 20.
by Devon Wendell The 32nd annual Playboy Jazz festival ended this year’s free community concert series at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills on Sunday 6th with a ceremony of soul, gospel, post-bop, and pop jazz hosted by KJAZZ’s LeRoy Downs. Kicking off the show, the 25 piece Calabasas High School Jazz Band A under the watchful… Read More LIVE JAZZ: The Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert at Warner Park featuring Oleta Adams, the Sal Marquez Quintet, Tizer and the Calabasas High School Jazz Band A
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – June 1. (Tues.) Guitar Night. John Pisano, Barry Zweig. John Belzaguy. A pair of veteran guitarists – each with an overflowing resume of memorable appearances – have a typical Guitar Night jam with the solid backing of bassist Belzaguy. Vitello’s. (818) 769-0905. – June 1. (Tues.) Lisa Hilton. Described… Read More Picks of the Week: June 1 – 6
By Tony Gieske You would never say that Sal Marquez was off the scene. He’d just be on some scene not yet up to you. So here he was now, and what a scene to be back on, at Spazio or wherever. Rick Zunigar was playing a solo on guitar concerning “What’s New.” Bright ideas… Read More Live Jazz: The Sal Marquez Quintet at Spazio