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At the Hollywood Bowl: Esperanza’s Sweet Sounds, Hancock’s Suite Celebration of Peace
Written by Joy Childs Sentinel Contributing Writer 06 September 2012
Herbie Hancock (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) Esperanza Spalding (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, file)   When bass-master-meister Larry <Graham> was asked at the Long Beach Jazz Festival, “<Who>’s ... read more >>
Tradition times 50 at The Playboy
Written by Joy Childs, Sentinel Contributing Writer 17 June 2012
Photo by Clint Maedgen Since 1961, a little more than 50 years, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band — in all its many iterations — has been bringing infectious New Orleans style music to kings and queens, ... read more >>
Wednesday jazz series opens with Billy Mitchell
Written by Joy Childs, Sentinel Contributing Writer 06 June 2012
Billy Mitchell, one of the premier jazz pianists of our time, kicked off a Wednesday Jazz Series on June 6. He appeared with the high energy Jazz Leaders, which featured Bobby Rodriguez on trumpet; Rickey ... read more >>
Kool funk meets Van Halen rock
Written by Joy Childs, Sentinel Contributing Writer 01 June 2012
GEORGE BROWN DENNIS, THOMAS, ROBERT "KOOL" BELL, RONALD BELL It’s called  the “A Different Kind of Truth” tour. The June 1 concert at the Staples Center (start time: 7:30 p.m.) features one of ... read more >>
Herbie Hancock’s back as creative chair for jazz at the Hollywood Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 May 2012
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today a one-year extension to Herbie Hancock’s contract as the Carolyn and Bill Powers Creative Chair for Jazz through the Hollywood Bowl 2013 and ... read more >>
Lizz Wright and Anika Noni Rose light up The Broad Stage
Written by Joy Childs Sentinel Contributing Writer 19 April 2012
Lizz Wright Anika Noni Rose When big-name singers come to the Jazz Bakery, Catalina Bar and Grill, the Hollywood Bowl — think Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Carmen Lundy — jazz regulars turn out ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays February 23rd – February 29th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 February 2012
Niecy Nash – February 23rdW.E.B. DuBois – February 23rdEd “Too Tall” Jones – February 23rdEddie Murray – February 24thFloyd Mayweather – February 24thVeronica Webb – February 25thJoakim ... read more >>
Loretta Devine to Receive Pan African Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 February 2012
 The Pan African Film Festival will honor award-winning actress Loretta Devine with its highest honor, a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work on stage, television and film. The award will be presented ... read more >>
Jazz ‘round L.A.: Hats Off to Roy Hargrove
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 03 February 2012
Jazz ‘round L.A.:  Hats Off to Roy HargroveRoy HargroveRoy Hargrove  By Joy ChildsContributing WriterAsk him what type of hat he’s wearing this night, and, despite his sunglasses, you can still ... read more >>
World Stage’s On the Comeback Trail
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 December 2011
 Like many of the businesses in the still-thriving artist community known as Leimert Park Village, the World Stage has seen its share of ups and downs.  Variously known as the World Stage Art, Education ... read more >>
Javon Jackson with We Four
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 27 October 2011
 Tenor saxophonist leads a multigenerational celebration of ColtraneIf you’re a part of a jazz group called We Four and you call yourself paying tribute to the demigod of tenor saxophone — John Coltrane ... read more >>
Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Homage to Her Elders
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 September 2011
U.S. jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater reacts after being awarded with the medal of Arts and Letters by French culture minister Christine Albanel, unseen, in Paris, Friday March 14, 2008.(AP Photo/Remy de ... read more >>
Jazz à la Joni Mitchell at the Hollywood Bowl
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 26 August 2011
Jazz ’round L.A.Herbie Hancok photo credit: Malcolm Ali for Sentinel Chaka Khan Photo credit: Malcolm Ali for Sentinel Cassandra Wilson Photo credit: Malcolm Ali for Sentinel Jazz à la Joni Mitchell ... read more >>
Pharoah Sanders: Jazz Wizard
Written by Joy Childs 25 March 2011
Jazz 'round L.A. By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterOne of Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary definitions of a "wizard" is "a person who is very good at something." And most images of a wizard envision ... read more >>
Fans Get a Double Dose of Marsalis and Orchestra
Written by Joy Childs 27 February 2011
Wynton Marsalis (AP Photo/Gary He, file) Jazz ’round L.A.: Fans Get a Double Dose of Marsalis and OrchestraBy Joy Childs Sentinel Contributing Writer It takes two—two concerts, that is, to completely ... read more >>

 

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