Hollywood Bowl opening nights tend to be a mishmash of this and that, a something-for-everybody affair that by definition satisfies few.
Richard S. Ginell
The 30th Playboy Jazz Festival (actually the 31st if you count the epochal 1959 Chicago blowout) badly needed some kind of special event to distinguish itself from the many others and got it Sunday…
The Playboy Jazz Festival is traditionally, even congenitally, an excuse for partying under the warm June sun, and acts that recognize this reality usually grab their audience.
Born in 1972, Christian McBride was too young to have experienced first-hand the history that Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X made -- and he was in elementary school when Muhammad…
A hearty survivor from hard bop's heyday, trombonist Curtis Fuller checked into the Jazz Bakery on Wednesday night seemingly determined to turn back the clock stylistically some 40 or 50 years.
Even after three decades of continuous activity, the Kronos Quartet continues to come up with fresh ideas from out of the blue.
The small, select Cryptogramophone label is celebrating its 10th anniversary with shows in Los Angeles and New York, represented on the left coast by multi-reed player Bennie Maupin's gig at the…
Guitarist Pat Metheny's touring policy amounts to a revolving lending library, as he rarely does the same thing from year to year.
The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra does many things, but nothing perhaps is more central to its mission than the preservation of jazz's past.
Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in September, the Monterey Jazz Festival is determined to keep the party going.
This edition of Chick's Elektric Band roared, sighed and carried on with remarkable internal discipline and intuition, like a single instrument.