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 Monday, 24 November 2014
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Kenny Burrell Quintet, November 21-23 at Catalina's in Hollywood PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 16 November 2014

"Kenny Burrell is overall the greatest guitarist in the world and he's my favorite." - B.B. King

Kenny Burrell
Kenny Burrell
Dubbed the "grand master of the jazz guitar" by Dizzy Gillespie,  Kenny Burrell pioneered the guitar-led trio with bass and drums in the late 1950s. Known for his harmonic creativity, lush tones, and lyricism on the guitar, he is also a prolific and highly regarded composer. Come hear this living legend with his quintet featuring Justo Amario on Saxophone,Trevor Ware on Bass, Lew Mathews on Piano, and Clayton Cameron on Drums  at Catalina's Jazz Club in Hollywood on Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd.
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The Jazz Bakery Movable Feast Presents Pharoah Sanders Quartet in Los Angeles, 11/15 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 09 November 2014
"Pharoah is a man of large spiritual reservoir, always trying to reach out to truth. He's trying to allow his spiritual self to be his guide. He's dealing, among other things, in energy, in integrity, in essences." - John Coltrane
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Pharoah Sanders

Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Pharoah Sanders appears with his quartet at Zipper Concert Hall-The Colburn School on Saturday, November 15th at 8:00 p.m. - tickets are $35/$20 for students.


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A Tribute to Myrna Daniels and L.A. Jazz Scene at Catalina's PDF Print
Written by Glenn A. Mitchell, LA Jazz Scene   
Thursday, 06 November 2014

 

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Cheryl Bentyne and Myrna Daniels (photo Craig Levine)

On Sunday, October 5, 2014, Myrna Daniels, editor and publisher of L.A.’s only jazz newspaper, L.A. Jazz Scene, was honored at Catalina's Jazz Club in Hollywoood, CA. The tribute was put on by the non-profit Jazz del Corazon, an organization founded by singer Jackie Gibson and music producer Clifford Bell that has helped musicians in critical times of need.  They have produced several shows for very worthy and needy musicians.  Their particular desire and goal for this tribute was to help Ms. Daniels with significant upgrades to L.A. Jazz Scene newspaper, including a more comprehensive (and much needed) web presence.   

 

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Brian Swartz & The Gnu Sextet CD Release at the Blue Whale, October 26th PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 19 October 2014
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Brian Swartz & The Gnu Sextet will celebrate the release of  Portraiture at the Blue Whale on Sunday, October 26th. The track "Down with Downs" was chosen as the Winner of the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. The Gnu Sextet features some of the best young jazz stars in Los Angeles including Brian Swartz on Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Frederick Keith Fiddmont on Tenor Sax, Martin Sullivan on Trombone, Andy Langham on Piano, Edwin Livingston on Bass, and Jens Kuross on Drums. 
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