| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:59 AM
My wife and I are trying to raise our daughter to appreciate the arts — not in a nose-in-the-air way, but in a manner that recognizes the importance of helping her develop both sides of the brain.
We want her to know a little bit more about...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 12:37 PM
A buoyant winter season ahead includes:
"Shadowgraph: Octets by Franz Schubert and George Lewis": The innovative thinkers at the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform major works by masters from two centuries and genres. The repertoire...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The latest show from the British director and South African puppeteers of Broadway’s award-winning “War Horse,” a premiere of a chamber opera based on a Chekhov short story, performance by Aaron Neville and the Kronos Quartet and talks...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 5:45 AM
The brawny, brainy music that Ken Vandermark presented over the weekend at the Green Mill Jazz Club appealed to many sensibilities.
For starters, the very sight of nine instrumentalists crowded onto the tiny stage of the Mill — each a force in his...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Last June, Chicago reedist-bandleader Ken Vandermark convened a high-powered band for a specific and daunting purpose.
Colleague Dave Rempis had asked Vandermark to think of something special he wanted to do to celebrate innovative programming by...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Setting aside more sympathetic choices from jazz veterans Sonny Rollins and 93-year-old bandleader Gerald Wilson, Grammy voters opted for familiar faces from a different generation....
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A pair of recent winners at the 2012 Grammys lead the 34th annual festival, along with guitarist Vernon Reid, vocalist Robin Thicke and more nods to the worlds of jazz, R&B, funk and pop....
| Feb 10, 2012
Check out the complete list of nominees for this year's Grammy Awards. Tune in on Sunday February 12 at 8/7c to see if your predictions were right.
Record Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep Adele
Holocene Bon Iver
Grenade Bruno Mars
| Jun 16, 2012
| 5:37 PM
The 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival Order of Appearance
Saturday, June 16: The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All City Jazz Band Louie Cruz Beltran Latin Jazz Ensemble Cos of Good Music The Soul Rebels Global Gumbo All Stars Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Christian...
| Jun 18, 2012
As a jazz fan, you really have to savor the select moments of the Playboy Jazz Festival, which began its 34th installment Saturday at its longtime home, the Hollywood Bowl.
Because as a stand-alone, multi-day barometer of the state of the music, the...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Joe Jackson has demonstrated his love of classic jazz and swing before, and with today's free track, he's once again up to his old tricks.
He reshapes the familiar “It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Go That Swing),” into something more...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins and L.A. great Gerald Wilson are among the nominees. Young pianist Gerald Clayton also receives a nod in a crowded instrumental album field....