Electric quartet Prism is just the latest project for the busy Dave Holland, one of the headliners at the upcoming Angel City Jazz Festival.
It looks to be clear sailing toward the top of the box-office chart for "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," which opened with an estimated $9.3 million on 4,001 screens on Friday.
Citing "circumstances beyond our control," the Jazz Bakery announced that the Robert Glasper Experiment has canceled its upcoming appearance at the Angel City Jazz Festival, which is set to kick off Friday, Oct. 4.
Pianist and cellist Fred Katz, who studied under Pablo Casals, was a high school dropout who scored Roger Corman films, backed Lena Horne and Tony Bennett, and taught college anthropology.
In a continuation of a theme for 2013, the horror sequel "Insidious: Chapter 2" looks to be another big hit for the horror genre.
Other offerings this season include the Christian McBride Trio, the SFJAZZ Collective and Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri.
Vijay Iyer's and Mike Ladd's 'Holding It Down' focuses on the enduring effect of the U.S. war effort and is inspired by interviews with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans about their dreams.
Musician, composer and educator Fred Katz, the man who helped take the cello into jazz, died in Santa Monica over the weekend from complications from kidney failure and liver cancer. He was 94 years old.