Kenny Burrell: How vs. When

Kenny Burrell is a fixture on the Los Angeles jazz scene. As the Director of Jazz Studies at UCLA, he serves as the resident expert on all things Duke Ellington, and has even coined a phrase, “Ellingtonia,” to describe his in-depth study of Ellington lore. Oh, and if you didn’t already know, he’s an incredibly … Continue reading

Frank Sinatra Jr. at Coconut Creek Casino — Concert Review

You can also read this review and see more photos on the Broward Palm Beach New Times County Grind music blog. Last night at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek, about 1,200 people filed into the Pavilion Theater to get a good look at the offspring of Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra Jr. Some, like … Continue reading

Concert Review: Roy Hargrove – Village Vanguard

If there’s one image that can summarize Roy Hargrove’s show at the Village Vanguard Saturday night, one enduring symbol that can capture the talented horn-man’s approach to music, art, and life – it’s got to be his pants. Those pants – a pair of three-quarter length cut off suit pants – were on full display … Continue reading