By Tony Gieske Let’s talk about that undermeditated topic, lighting. The lighting at Vibrato’s voluminous listening room, for instance, is without stain and healthy, which is to say clean and well. Equally clean and well lighted, if you’ll forgive the segue, was the Steve Huffsteter big band, a precision ensemble that played the room last… Read More Live Jazz: The Steve Huffsteter Big Band at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.
By Tony Gieske The eminent Mike Barone sat in the trombone section during a big band career with fellow trombonist Sy Zentner, leader of a Tommy Dorsey ghost band, and in Louis Bellson’s orchestra. After gigging for Gerald Wilson, he formed his own big band, playing on the rickety stage of Donte’s during its 1960s… Read More Live Jazz: The Mike Barone Big Band at Vitello’s