Tag Archives: jazz

Spencer Ludwig
An Interview with Spencer Ludwig: bringing trumpets to pop, and making you move & groove

Even if the name is unfamiliar at first, chances are you’ve heard Spencer Ludwig’s signature trumpeting long before you even knew there was a man behind the horn. In a world in which instrumentals are as easily recorded as pushing a button on a keyboard, Ludwig’s ever-shining presence both in the studio and onstage has […]

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Win Tickets to Nick Waterhouse at the Teragram Ballroom

Nick Waterhouse always gets the crowd moving during his live set of good old jazz-R&B-soul. Quite a mouthful, but Waterhouse has proven that people of all ages can enjoy singing and dancing along to a genre that is usually overlooked. The singer-songwriter from Santa Ana will be headlining the Teragram Ballroom this Thursday, June 2nd! […]

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Robert Glasper
Robert Glasper to headline El Rey Theatre in support of new album with original trio

  Robert Glasper is making a highly anticipated return to his acoustic jazz trio for his new album, Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio recorded live at Capitol Studios), which will be released June 16 on Blue Note Records. To celebrate the new record, Robert Glasper will headline the El Rey Theatre on Wednesday, June 17! […]

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Ani DiFranco to Headline The Orpheum

New Orleans based indie-folk singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco has announced a headlining date at The Orpheum on Wednesday, March 18th. She is hitting the road in support of her 2014 album, Allergic to Water, released on the label she founded, Righteous Babe Records. Her rapid-fire guitar picking, memorable, poetic lyrics and unique vocal stylings have garnered her […]

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Photos: Twilight Concerts with Trombone Shorty and Dustbowl Revival at Santa Monica Pier

If you haven’t gone to a beach concert yet, there’s still some time to get your fix! Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Concerts series is almost over and they have brought heavyweights from all genres every Thursday this past couple months! Last Thursday the audience went wild with heavy doses of big band jazz brought to you […]

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Kacey Johansing
Hot New Music: Kacey Johansing – Grand Ghosts – Album Review

  Close your eyes and imagine hearing the voice of a glamorous lounge singer circa 1940 with sultry vocals created to melt your heart. Kacey Johansing’s sophomore LP Grand Ghosts, blends the classic beauty of yesteryear with a touch of sullen tone and modern experimental music. Her warm and rich vocals have an old-timey feel that’s […]

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Win Tickets to Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe w/ Howlin Rain at the El Rey – Feb. 1, 2013

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe headlines the El Rey on Friday, Feb. 1. Many will recognize him as a member of Lenny Kravitz’s band playing sultry sounds through his sax. Denson has co-founded and led The Greyboy Allstars as well as record with artists such as Blind Boys of Alabama, Joe Foreman, and Dave Holland. Karl […]

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Shuggie Otis—Echoplex—Photos Review

 Shuggie Otis—Echoplex—Photos Review Los Angeles is a city of stars and legends, and we are lucky to check out a lot of them. This past Wednesday, Dec. 5 — jazz, R&B and blues guitar legend (and more), Shuggie Otis graced us with his presence at The Echoplex. This sold-out show had a heavy line of people […]

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Buika at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex – Photos and Show Review – Nov. 17, 2012

We get to see so many spectacular shows and only with a few do the performers get up-close-and-personal with the audience, touching those special nerves that move something inside you. We saw “Flamenco queen” and Latin Grammy winner, Buika (“BWEE-kah”) last Saturday, November 17 at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex and this woman hit some nostalgic, bitter sweet […]

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Hot Band Alert: Wild Belle – Performing at the Echo Nov. 26, 2012

Chicago sibling-duo Wild Belle are making their way to Los Angeles, Echo Park to be exact with a headlining show at the Echo on Monday, Nov. 26. The breezy duo are easy on they eyes and even smoother on the soul. Composed of Natalie and Elliot Bergman, the band evoke that classic radiance of yesteryear with their  psychedelic-soul jams, blistering with […]

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