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Mark Z. Stevens Trio With Special Guest John Altman at Desert Rose PDF Print
Written by Glenn A. Mitchell, LA Jazz Scene   
Tuesday, 03 February 2015

Mark Z Stevens Trio with John Altman (Photo: Mark Z. Stevens)

Drummer Mark Z. Stevens has been holding forth at Desert Rose Restaurant in Hollywood , CA for the last three years.  His trio includes Jon Mayer (piano) and Harvey Newmark (bass).  This particular Saturday evening, January 17, they had special guest, saxophonist John Altman, who is visiting from England.  Altman plays a curved soprano saxophone that makes a marvelous sound - even better than a straight soprano sax, in my opinion.

LA Beat: Patty Peterson and Friends With Ricky Peterson at Catalina's Jazz Club PDF Print
Written by Glenn A. Mitchell, LA Jazz Scene   
Sunday, 04 January 2015

Patty Peterson ©Andrea Canter

Patty Peterson is a very talented lady from the "First Family of Music" in Minneapolis, MN.   A radio personality and motivational speaker for special humanitarian projects, as a vocalist she has performed to sold-out audiences around the country, has won the coveted Minnesota Music Award seven times, and recently was inducted into the Mid-America Hall of Fame.  She has four solo albums to her credit featuring Shelia E., David Hazeltine and Ira Sullivan, as well as renowned brothers Billy, Paul and Ricky Peterson. This was Patty's first appearance at Catalina's, although she has performed previously in LA, at the Jazz Bakery and Vitello's.     

Cyrus Chestnut Trio + James Carter at the Musicians Institute Concert Center in Los Angeles 12/13 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Monday, 08 December 2014
James Carter © Andrea Canter

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut and saxophonist James Carter meet in Los Angeles for an evening of memorable music. This is not unfamiliar territory, since they collaborated on Carter's Gold Sounds in 2005. The New York Daily News heralded Chestnut as the rightful heir to Bud Powell, Art Tatum and Erroll Garner. The soulful swagger of James Carter’s saxophones has found its way into many situations; Down Beat magazine's Critics and Readers Choice award for baritone saxophone several years in a row.  The Cyrus Chestnut Trio with James Carter will perform at the Musicians Institute Concert Center on Saturday, December 13th at 8:00 pm.
The Art Of Conversation: Kenny Barron and Dave Holland Duo in Los Angeles 12/7 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 30 November 2014
Kenny Barron and Dave Holland

The Art Of Conversation, is a new stunningly beautiful duo recording from pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland. Throughout, Holland and Barron imbue each performance with an enormous sense of jazz history paired with a simpatico that comes from a musical relationship that stretches back 30 years. Born only three years apart, their paths crossed many times in New York during the 1960s and 70s with each developing reciprocal admiration, but they didn’t record together until Barron’s 1985 trio LP Scratch and never as a duo until The Art Of Conversation. Catch these giants of jazz at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7th. This concert is presented by the Jazz Bakery and made possible by a grant from the NEA .

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