| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Ismael Tenorio, 31, has seated thousands of concert-goers, taken hundreds of tickets and been asked innumerable questions in 10 years as an usher and later a head usher at the Music Center. That means working at all the Music Center venues, but he's...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist and composer whose radio show "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" was National Public Radio's longest running and most widely carried jazz program, has died. She was 95.
McPartland died of natural causes Tuesday night at...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:28 PM
An improvisational jazz great who went from a childhood in Center City Allentown to having the best-selling solo jazz album in history, will received the National Endowment for the Arts’ 2014 Jazz Masters Award, the nation’s highest honor in...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Muse/ique, the intriguing, eclectic orchestra founded in 2011 by conductor Rachael Worby, opens its "Summer of Sound" season on Saturday, June 29, at Caltech's picnic-friendly outdoor Beckman Mall in Pasadena with "Lost in the Stars with Patti Austin."...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:29 AM
On the face of it, it seems like a goofy idea: Recomposing Vivaldi's greatest hit – the ubiquitous "Four Seasons" – music almost everybody knows from its use in countless TV commercials and movie soundtracks, on elevators and over the phone...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Google paid animated homage Wednesday to iconic designer and artist Saul Bass with one of its more lively Doodles.
To mark what would have been the movie title designer’s 93rd birthday, the Google cartoon recaps several of Bass’ films...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:33 PM
In the strait-laced Eisenhower 1950s, Dave Brubeck seemed, on one hand, deeply conventional. He didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. He favored expressions like "baloney!" and "you bet" over ruder alternatives. He had a prodigious work ethic that had been...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:27 AM
A new year brings new hopes for music in Chicago. Here are key resolutions for 2013:
Create a concise Cultural Plan. After months of town hall meetings, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events last fall came up with a 48-page wish...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:23 AM
In many ways, jazz singer Al Jarreau has found his future by looking back. The first piece of evidence is Jarreau’s most recent album, “Al Jarreau and The Metropole Orkest Live” released in June. The singer, best known for his......
| May 25, 2012
| 10:04 PM
Two University of the Pacific Stockton campus students are under arrest on suspicion of sexual assault after an incident early Friday night.
A woman called police around 3:45 a.m. Friday to report she was the victim of a sexual assault at an apartment on...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Jazz aficionados gathered at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa this week to listen to the hard-swinging Jeff Hamilton Trio.
Hamilton's trio was a hit at the indoor Newport Beach Jazz Party in February. But during Wednesday's Sunset Jazz in...
| Sep 4, 2012
Some gigs seem almost too good to be true: I’ve been covering music for the Tribune for 35 years, since I started freelancing in 1977 and joined the staff in ’83.
I sometimes get emails from great musicians traveling the world who tell me...