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  • Jazz great's legacy preserved on Brand

    Jazz great's legacy preserved on Brand
    The Friday night jazz series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art draws a large and varied crowd. Some are there to hear the music and some — as Duke Ellington observed about the clientele of Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club — to fulfill their social aspirations. Pianist Frank Strazzeri led a band there last summer and a curious thing happened. Sound problems, a restless audience, and tentative musicians plagued the opening set. Strazzeri’s piano was under-miked, but by the second set, his piano — at once swinging and full of harmonic beauty — quietly brought the crowd to order and coalesced the rough spots on the bandstand. It was a subtle display of mastery by one of the great jazz masters in our midst.
  • Arundel regional concert series offers discounted entertainment

    Three regional concert series are about to open their 2011-2012 season, and they're featuring bargain subscription prices for those who order in time for the Sept. 20, 21 or 24 opening concerts. Conveniently close to home, all three offer performances...

    PASSINGS: Dick Kniss, Kazimierz Smolen, Miguel Nazar Haro, Dimitra Arliss, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro

    PASSINGS: Dick Kniss, Kazimierz Smolen, Miguel Nazar Haro, Dimitra Arliss, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro
    Dick Kniss Bass player with Peter, Paul and Mary Dick Kniss, 74, who played stand-up bass with the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary and co-wrote the John Denver hit "Sunshine on My Shoulders," died Wednesday of pulmonary disease at a hospital near his...

    Take Five: Remembering the music, romance

    Valentine's Day is coming in a few days, and I'm cruising the stores in La Cañada, looking for appropriate cards for my valentine. While I thumb through the selection of large, heart-shaped cards, I think about the girls in my youth I considered to be my...

    Newport's Jazz Party is 'straight ahead'

    The 12th annual Newport Beach Jazz Party will swing into town Feb. 16 for four nights and three days of "straight-ahead" jazz through the Presidents' Day weekend. Mainstream jazz lovers will once again congregate at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel &...