By Don Heckman Los Angeles – July 16. (Wed.) Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin, Boz Scaggs, Eliane Elias. It’s a line-up filled with masters of far-reaching jazz genres (and beyond). Expect an evening of jazz for every taste. Look for an iRoM review later this week. The Hollywood Bowl. (323) 850-2000. . – July 16.… Read More Picks of the Week: July 15 – July 20. (Tues. – Sun.) in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, London and Paris.
By the iRoM Staff With only a few short days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and with numerous clubs (especially in Europe) closed for the holiday week, we’ve decided to concentrate this week’s Picks on the celebratory musical pleasures of bringing in 2013. NEW YEAR’S EVE (DEC. 31) Los Angeles – Dec. 26 –… Read More Picks of the Week: Dec. 26 – 31.
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Sept. 25. (Tues.) John Pisano’s Guitar Night. It’s an all-star congregation, with John Pisano celebrating the 15th anniversary of his always-entertaining Guitar Nights. Expect to see and hear a stage full of the Southland’s finest 6-stringers. Lucy’s 51. (818) 763-5200. – Sept. 27. (Thurs.) The Los Angeles Philharmonic. … Read More Picks of the Week: Sept. 25 – 30
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – May 22. (Tues.) Kathleen Grace Group. Singer Grace, a true musical adventurer, combines the folk-based methods of the ‘70s singer songwriters with her jazz roots in her new album, Mirror. Blue Whale. (213) 620-0908 – May 22. (Tues.) Otmaro Ruiz/Aaron Serfaty Quartet. Versatile pianist Ruiz and drummer Serfaty –… Read More Picks of the Week: May 22 – 27
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Jan. 31. (Tues.) Anthony Wilson. He’s had a lot of visibility the past few years backing Diana Krall, but Wilson’s a certified jazz star in his own right – as a performer, a composer and a band leader. This time out, he gets back to basics with guitarist and… Read More Picks of the Week: Jan. 31 – Feb. 5
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Jan. 10. (Tues.) Youngjoo Song. Korean jazz pianist Youngjoo Song brings an affection for classical music and American gospel song to her creatively eclectic view of jazz, as both a player and a composer. In this rare Los Angeles appearance, the rising jazz star’s group features the similarly versatile, … Read More Picks of the Week: Jan 10 – 15
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Feb. 23. (Tues.) John Proulx. At a time when male jazz singers are in the minority, Proulx, a fine jazz pianist, is carving a vocal identity of his own. He performs with trumpeter Warren Luening, bassist Chuck Berghofer and drummer Joe LaBarbera. Catalina Bar & Grill (323) 466-2210. –… Read More Picks of the Week: Feb. 23 – 28