| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:32 PM
When the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra takes the stage Saturday in Laguna Beach, it may have a few souls to soothe and nerves to calm.
And the group has been there before.
On Sept. 12, 2001, the venerable big band ensemble co-headlined at the...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The very loose, somewhat rough, thoroughly enjoyable show that unfolded at the Jazz Showcase on Thursday night did not follow the club's usual format.
Instead of featuring a main attraction, the whimsically titled "Dynamic Duos" show featured two...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 8:23 AM
In the world of jazz, there aren't many things you can count on, but one of them is that Eric Reed will swing. Hard.
He reaffirmed that tenet from his first robustly stated notes Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase, the pianist digging deeply into the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:29 AM
On the face of it, it seems like a goofy idea: Recomposing Vivaldi's greatest hit – the ubiquitous "Four Seasons" – music almost everybody knows from its use in countless TV commercials and movie soundtracks, on elevators and over the phone...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:58 PM
As everyone knows, America's jazz hotspots are Chicago, New York, New Orleans and … Elmhurst?
Well, as of tomorrow evening, at least, the western suburb will indeed be pulsing with the music, as jazz stars and student ensembles from across the...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Edward Henry Weiss, a retired marketing executive who put the name Wacky Noodle on a children's flotation device used in swimming pools, died of a stroke Monday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 74.
Born in Brooklyn,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Twenty-five years ago, Chicago bluesman Corky Siegel unveiled a project that continues to obsess him.
He called it Chamber Blues, and since its Midwest premiere in 1988 at the Paramount Arts Centre in Aurora, the project has blossomed into an ongoing...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Anne Arundel Community College's Kauffman Theater at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts is proving to be fertile ground for people searching for entertainment bargains.
The center offers such options as dance troupes, jazz ensembles, world-class...
| May 3, 2013
Sunday, May 5
Mother's Day Tea The Chesapeake Life Center invites women and girls of all ages who are grieving the death of a mother or grandmother to a special Mother's Day Tea at Moulin de Paris, 35 Magothy Beach Road in Pasadena. Event begins at...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:23 AM
In many ways, jazz singer Al Jarreau has found his future by looking back. The first piece of evidence is Jarreau’s most recent album, “Al Jarreau and The Metropole Orkest Live” released in June. The singer, best known for his......
| Jan 11, 2012
| 1:36 AM
“Twenty-three skidoo, hepcat. You’re the cat’s pajamas.”
That’s what I would say to my dad when I was a teenager and he would tell me stories, in all the swingin’ lingo of his salad days, about the late 1940s, back...