Picks for a Long Weekend: Oct. 9 – 12 in Los Angeles, New York City and London

By Don Heckman – Oct. 9. (Thurs.) Scott Snapp and Sally Kellerman. It’s an offbeat booking, with Snapp, who defines his singing/songwriting as Theatrical Pop, as the headliner, and Kellerman as “special guest.” But any appearance by Sally is stellar, and everything she sings deserves top billing. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. (310) 474-9400. – Oct. 10.… Read More Picks for a Long Weekend: Oct. 9 – 12 in Los Angeles, New York City and London

Here, There and Everywhere: The Jazz Grammy Nominations

by Don Heckman Well, they’re in, and they’re unlikely to excite anyone other than the folks who have received the nominations.  If this year’s round-up carries any overall message, it’s that jazz, at the moment, is seriously lacking a prophet.  Everything on this list is competent, professional, well-done and even, in some cases, a little… Read More Here, There and Everywhere: The Jazz Grammy Nominations