Picks of the Week: Sept. 28 – Oct. 4

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Sept. 30 (Wed.) Otmaro Ruiz and John Belzaguy Duo. Expect a musically stirring encounter between Venezuela-born Ruiz’s rich textured, Latin-tnged piano and Belzaguy’s sturdy, rhythmically versatile bass. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.  (310) 474-9499. – Sept. 30. (Wed.) Bob Sheppard Quartet. W. Larry Koonse, guitar, Gabe Noel, bass and Joe LaBarbera,… Read More Picks of the Week: Sept. 28 – Oct. 4

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Live Music: The Lyle Lovett Large Band and Madeleine Peyroux at the Greek Theatre

By Devon Wendell It was a soulfully fun evening at The Greek Theater Friday night with two diverse acts whose sets were celebrations of true roots music, ranging from blues and bluegrass to country, jazz, and gospel. Kicking off the show, Madeleine Peyroux took the Greek stage with a sense of tradition framing themes of… Read More Live Music: The Lyle Lovett Large Band and Madeleine Peyroux at the Greek Theatre