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In a cramped UCLA classroom, trumpeter Nicholas Payton is leading a young septet of college students through his piece "The Backwards Step." He's here as part of a weeklong teaching residency, and the song he plays to the group at the Thelonious Monk...
Clint Eastwood's soliloquy about unoccupied furniture has been the most entertaining spectacle to emerge from this year's party conventions so far, although the Democratic Party will make its own go of it with a big roster of pop musicians this week....
Culture MonsterSam Rivers, a tenor saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant garde jazz scene in the '60s and '70s died Monday. He was 88....
Culture MonsterThe drummer Justin Faulker is in Los Angeles Saturday as part of the trio led by jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel; expect to hear music from the album “Reflections,” a lush reading of standards. (The show, which also includes bassist bassist...
Living in Los Angeles, one of the early joys of summer is running down the schedule at the Hollywood Bowl. Probably the most famed venue on the West Coast, the Bowl's sprawling, woodsy confines and nearly 18,000-person capacity can transform mere concerts...
Culture MonsterJazz masters Branford Marsalis and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will bring a touch of New Orleans to Irvine's Orange County Great Park. The free "Flight & Sound" concert series opens this weekend....
Culture MonsterInfluences: Trumpet player, bandleader and film composer Terence Blanchard by Nate Jackson...
Culture MonsterMixing up jazz with the sound of Brazil hasn't been a terribly new idea since Stan Getz set the template with João Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim in the early '60s. Yet L.A. guitarist Anthony Wilson has returned to that......
Culture MonsterIn a performance split between the Branford Marsalis Quartet and the Terence Blanchard Quintet, the two jazz titans showed their two distinct musical approaches....
Culture MonsterChris Barton reviews boxed set 'Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology,' a beautifully assembled if flawed set that delivers quality listening despite the futility of trying to capture an entire genre in six CDs....
The Sacramento BeeOver on 16th Street in midtown Sacramento, in a small shop next door to Hot Italian, symphonic musicians and Grammy winners call upon John Gill. He's the master technician who gets their brass and woodwind instruments to sing. Gill has worked for jazz...
In 1994, Orchestra Hall — home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — took a gamble. The grand old institution for the first time launched a jazz subscription series, betting that Chicagoans would commit to a season of such events, albeit a short...
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