| May 2, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Ser músico en Miami, siempre se ha dicho, es una proeza. Pero para los integrantes de la banda de rock Roky Sofi, afortunadamente, la historia ha sido otra.
"Miami se conoce por la música latina, y eso no es nuestro género, pero también encuentro que...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 2:19 PM
While some bands may say that their image or sound makes them different from others, Golden Afternoon has another idea about what sets them apart.
"We're weird," Elizabeth Messick (vocals) said about her band, four of whose five members are from...
| Apr 22, 2012
As one of the last living participants in Hartford's exuberant Golden Age of Jazz after World War II — an era when future giants Horace Silver and Gigi Gryce graced the swinging club scene in the North End — pianist Emery Austin Smith is...
| Jan 20, 2010
Robert B. Parker, who died Monday in his Cambridge, Mass., home at age 77, spent his final moments doing exactly what he'd done for almost four decades: sitting at his desk, working on his next novel. He didn't concern himself with looking back. Instead,...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 10:17 AM
In 33 years of covering music for the Tribune — first as a freelancer and then as a staffer — I've chronicled great performances across the city and around the world.
Many are covered in my newest book, “Let Freedom Swing: Collected...
| Oct 10, 2009
Actress in action serials
Pamela Blake, 94, a B-movie actress known for her roles in such late 1940s action serials as "Chick Carter, Detective" and "Ghost of Zorro," died of natural causes Tuesday at a Las Vegas care facility, her family...
| Sep 1, 2009
Chris Connor, a smoky-voiced jazz vocalist who gained renown for her recording of "All About Ronnie" and other singles with the Stan Kenton Orchestra before going solo in 1953 and having success with songs such as "Trust in Me" and "About the Blues,"...
| Nov 8, 2009
Stacy Rowles, a jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player and vocalist who was the daughter of pianist and composer Jimmy Rowles, has died. She was 54.
Rowles died Tuesday at her home in Burbank of complications after a car accident, said her sister, Stephanie...
| Mar 18, 2009
Jack Lawrence, a songwriter who wrote the lyrics for hits such as "All or Nothing at All," "Tenderly" and "Beyond the Sea," has died. He was 96.
Lawrence, who fractured his pelvic bone in a fall in his Redding, Conn., home Friday, died of complications...
| Jan 29, 2009
Irving Bush, a trumpeter with a broad range of musical interests, including jazz and classical, who later in life served as personnel manager for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has died. He was 78.
Bush died Jan. 8 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
| Apr 6, 2009
The Quai Branly Museum, a steel-and-glass palace on the Seine River, has news for the culture world: "Three Little Bops" is art.
The Looney Tunes cartoon from 1957 retells the Three Little Pigs as a jazz fable with music by...
| Nov 22, 2008
Owner of jazz nightclub in Van Nuys
Charles Ottaviano, 66, whose intimate Van Nuys nightclub Charlie O’s developed a loyal following of jazz enthusiasts, died of a heart attack Monday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, said...