Late last year, a modest billboard along Lincoln Boulevard in Venice started touting the pending residency of saxophonist Azar Lawrence... 50 feet below.
The newly christened RG Club -- a former dive bar located between an AT&T store and a Jewish community center -- opened in November with Lawrenc ... More >>
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Since the late '80s Philly-bred bassist Christian McBride has been a low end powerhouse for artists including Milt Jackson, Diana Krall and Questlove. He spent the most time in our fair city between 2006 and 2010 when he was the "Creative Chair for Jazz" with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and ... More >>
At Largo last night, Jason Moran took his place at the Steinway while Bill Frisell tuned his six-string guitar before the first of two sets. Drummer Kenny Wollesen gathered his drum sticks and sat back in his seat. The trio had recently played a few concerts at Yoshi's in Oakland, the finale to Fris ... More >>