| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Branford Marsalis can be a beguiling saxophonist, whether as a jazz player, a pop musician or, increasingly, in the classical repertory.
In the latter, he has distinguished himself particularly in French and Russian saxophone concertos, and he has...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:40 AM
A production of the musical "Into the Woods" from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a concert with Branford Marsalis and an evening with former CIA director Leon Panetta will be among the highlights of the new season at the Wallis Annenberg Center for...
| Sep 6, 2014
Orrin Evans says he likes challenging himself to do something different. He is doing just that with the Captain Black Big Band, coming to Lafayette College on Sept. 12. It is difficult to keep a big band going, both financially and organizationally, but...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The average Broadway playgoer may not recognize the name Rostam Batmanglij when they see it in the program for "This Is Our Youth," the new staging of the 1996 play starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. But a couple of them probably...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Harry Connick Jr.'s 29th and latest album, "Every Man Should Know," features 12 tracks for which the singer wrote the music, lyrics and arrangements. In a phone interview from his home in Connecticut, where he lives with his wife, former model Jill...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 11:16 AM
In 1994, Orchestra Hall — home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — took a gamble. The grand old institution for the first time launched a jazz subscription series, betting that Chicagoans would commit to a season of such events, albeit a short...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In a cramped UCLA classroom, trumpeter Nicholas Payton is leading a young septet of college students through his piece "The Backwards Step." He's here as part of a weeklong teaching residency, and the song he plays to the group at the Thelonious Monk...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:07 AM
These are lively days – and nights – for saxophonist-clarinetist Victor Goines, who last weekend presented the world premiere of an original orchestral suite at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York and this weekend offers new music over three...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Great American music cities such as Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans have produced musical greats by the dozen, but Hampton Roads can also hold its collective head high in that regard. Even with a smaller population, the region has yielded a healthy...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:40 AM
A few years ago, saxophonist Branford Marsalis had a problem.
Jeff "Tain" Watts, the longtime drummer in Marsalis' tightly woven quartet, was striking out to start a band of his own, and Marsalis needed to find a replacement.
"I put out a feeler to...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 8:10 PM
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. The service, which features a performance by the Gleekim Youth Choir, will be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller,...