| Feb 1, 2011
| 2:24 PM
Win six Grammys and get nominated for a seventh. Add three Emmys to the pile. You’d think that would make you a household name.
The name is Kevin Charles Brandon (aka Brandino). Have you heard of him? Neither have most of the people with whom he...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 8:01 PM
Charles H. Kaman, the brilliant helicopter pioneer who founded the company that bears his name at age 26 and later launched the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and developed Ovation guitars, died Monday.
Kaman, a longtime resident of Farmington, died...
| Jan 29, 2011
Charlie Callas, the veteran comedian who punctuated his zany, character-oriented comedy routines with a bizarre array of facial expressions and sound effects, has died. He was 83.
Callas, a resident of Las Vegas, died Thursday evening of natural causes...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 9:34 PM
There's good news, more good news and some nebulous news for anyone interested in the nation's musical heritage in Monday's announcement that Universal Music Group is donating a cache of some 200,000 vintage master recordings to the Library of Congress......
| Jan 2, 2011
It had been a long night — a concert, a reunion with an old friend, a midnight meal — but as the clock ticked past 2 a.m. Quincy Jones sat in a rare state of silence in his estate at the very top of Bel-Air. The man they call Q nodded at the...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 4:37 PM
The musical lineups have been announced for the Bands, Brew & BBQ concerts at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens in Tampa. The events take place on Saturdays in Orlando and Sundays in Tampa, beginning Feb. 12. The SeaWorld performers will be Huey Lewis ...
| Nov 3, 2010
Some years ago, I shared a barber with the late Mel Tormé. It was a small, low-key shop where the talk was usually sports and the music on the radio was always jazz or vocals from the American Songbook.
One morning, Tormé and I found ourselves pausing...
| Oct 4, 2010
Buddy Morrow, a trombonist who carried on the tradition of big-band greats by leading the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra for decades, has died. He was 91.
Morrow, whose career spanned more than 75 years, died Sept. 27 at his longtime home in Maitland, Fla.,...
| Jan 15, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Maybe you have to be something of a fan of early jazz to know coronetist Bix Beiderbecke -- he's in the picture above, horn pointed at the camera. Beiderbecke was an influential performer in the late 1920s, but he died......
| Dec 30, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Dec. 30, 1941: â€śJackie Cooper is studying the finer points of drumming with Buddy Rich of Tommy Dorsey's band these days and doing so well that he sits in with the band at the Mocambo now and then just to get used to playing before an audience.â€ť...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2009
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark here—lived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...