| Jun 15, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Phil Woods did not play as many notes Thursday night, during his performance in Easton, as he did during his days with Benny Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie. But the notes that he played with pupils, Nelson Hill and Jay Rattman, were precise punches....
| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Revered around the world but never a major star, worshipped by critics and connoisseurs but perpetually strapped for cash, the towering Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman practically went out of his way to avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 10:23 AM
On stage, he was a volcano, torrents of sound pouring from the bell of his tenor saxophone.
In person, he couldn't be gentler, a soft-spoken jazz giant who nurtured generations of musicians and, therefore, enhanced Chicago's stature as a nexus of...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Featuring the Birdland Big Band (pictured) and its director, Tommy Igoe, Live At Birdland sends audiences back to the heyday(s) of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, and Lester Young — artists who...
| Feb 27, 2012
Red Holloway, a tenor and alto saxophonist who was one of Los Angeles' most highly regarded jazz artists for more than four decades, died Saturday in San Luis Obispo. He was 84.
The cause was kidney failure, complicated by several strokes, according to...
| Jan 19, 2012
Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out.
Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...
| May 18, 2010
Hank Jones, whose extraordinary combination of versatility, craftsmanship and creativity during his nearly eight-decade career earned him the reputation as a jazz pianist's pianist, has died. He was 91.
Jones died Sunday at Calvary Hospital in New York...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, at 80, discusses his music and values....
| Sep 8, 2011
| 4:33 PM
“Grand Canyon Serenade” 8 p.m. Thursday KVCR: A visual tour of the Grand Canyon is set to classical music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Dvorak. “Globe Trekker” 8 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Saturday KLCS; 9 p.m. Monday KCET: Amsterdam...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:36 PM
An Appreciation for E Street Band sax man Clarence Clemons...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Angel City Brewing, the 14-year-old microbrewery that once called Alpine Village in Torrance home, has moved to downtown Los Angeles. It held a few parties in its beer garden last weekend, but it celebrates its grand opening this weekend. Friday's......