| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:45 PM
1. Record Of The Year Lonely Boy
The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch] Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:32 PM
When the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra takes the stage Saturday in Laguna Beach, it may have a few souls to soothe and nerves to calm.
And the group has been there before.
On Sept. 12, 2001, the venerable big band ensemble co-headlined at the...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The very loose, somewhat rough, thoroughly enjoyable show that unfolded at the Jazz Showcase on Thursday night did not follow the club's usual format.
Instead of featuring a main attraction, the whimsically titled "Dynamic Duos" show featured two...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Back in the heyday of the Dave Brubeck Quartet (we’re talking roughly 50 years ago), one of the members of the ensemble was a saxophonist named Paul Desmond. He was a professorial fellow who wore horn-rimmed glasses, a jacket and a tie.
| Jan 13, 2012
Kelly Leonard, "Chicago Live!" co-executive producer and Second City executive vice president, reflects on his memories of Chicago's golden era of entertainment and its influence on "Chicago Live!"
"Chicago Live!" will open its new season Feb. 2 in a...
| Jan 16, 2011
Jazz people like to brag that their idiom is "America's classical music." But if you catch some of them in a certain mood, you'll find that they long to merge their art with what much of the Western world calls "classical music" — the idiom that...
| Mar 14, 2011
Joe Morello, the jazz drummer best known for his work with the influential Dave Brubeck Quartet on such classic recordings as "Take Five," has died. He was 82.
Morello died Saturday at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, N.J., said his wife,...
| May 24, 2011
Documentary filmmaker Bruce Ricker didn't start out making films.
A native New Yorker who earned a law degree from Brooklyn Law School, he arrived in Kansas City in 1970 as a teaching assistant at the University of Missouri and soon began practicing law....