By Don Heckman Los Angeles – April 17. (Tues.) Robert Davi. The warm, expressive sound, brisk rhythms and lyrical phrasing recall Frank Sinatra. But Davi is no Sinatra imitator. Inspired by Ol Blue Eyes, Davi has taken the style and shaped it into his own creative identity. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. (310) 474-9400. – April 17.… Read More Picks of the Week: April 16 – 22
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Feb. 21. (Tues.) Strunz & Farah. Two guitars together don’t get any more exciting than the high speed musical magic of long-time partners Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah. After more than three decades together, they’re still in rare form. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. (310) 474-9400. – Feb. 22. (Wed.) “An… Read More Picks of the Week: Feb. 20 – 26
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Sept. 14. (Tues.) Michael Bolton. One World One Love Tour. The title says it all for the music of the two-time Grammy winner, Bolton, whose soft-rock style has been appealing to romantics since the ‘80s. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. (562) 915-8501. – Sept. 14. (Tues.) John Proulx… Read More Picks of the Week: Sept. 14 – 19.
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Feb. 9. (Tues.) The Jennifer York Quartet. Bassist and TV personality York leads a band that crosses smoothly from contemporary to mainstream jazz. The evening will be further enlivened by the always impressive singing of special guest Chris Bennett. Catalina Bar & Grill (323) 466-2210. – Feb. 9. (Tues.) … Read More Picks of the Week: Feb. 8 – 14