When the news broke in December that the L.A. Philharmonic was signing on to co-present and book the Playboy Jazz Festival, some fans of the summertime musical tradition had to wonder what effect it would have on the festival's roster of performers.
One of the finest sleights of hand in music is to write a song that sounds like a long-lost standard. Equally impressive, however, is the rare ability to perform a classic song and make it sound utterly new.
There was a perverse sort of logic at work in the cultish U.K. band Spiritualized opening the reborn United Artists Theatre, now the lavish centerpiece of downtown's new Ace Hotel.
A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows happening over the next few days.
Though based in Brooklyn, 24-year-old saxophonist Ben Flocks sounds miles removed from the bustle of the city on his self-released debut. The California-born Flocks performed with Joshua Redman and Dave Brubeck while coming up in the Bay Area scene, and here he looks to Americana and blues for...
A selection of upcoming jazz and jazz-adjacent shows heading into this weekend.
John Lurie, an actor and jazz musician from the '80s and '90s, lifts the veil from decades of public isolation with 'The Invention of Animals.'
A selection of shows coming up this week in and around L.A.: