Marcus Miller’s new album is his best, and pianist Theo Saunders, late of the 805, also has a new one. Read story.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Katy Perry rocks the Bowl, Music Academy of the West's hot season, and Jeff Bridges' new alt-country album. Read story.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Trace Adkins and Clay Walker are both playing the Ventura County Fair this summer. Read story.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Stanford has a jazz festival, and the Lobero has announced its Jazz series season. Read story.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Jazz on the horizon, plus classically-minded metal from Liturgy at Muddy Waters. Read story.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Norway is the preferred destination for lovers of fringe jazz this month. Read story.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The season is on at the Music Academy; contemporary jazz is off the schedule at UCSB’s Arts and Lectures next year. Read story.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
From Prince and Esperanza to Brad Mehldau and Marc Ribot, the Montreal Jazz Fest keeps the musical goodness flowing, sometimes even freely. Read story.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Craig Taborn have both released intriguing new jazz keyboard CDs. Read story.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Live Oak Music Festival boasts a strong lineup this year that includes Mavis Staples, Toots and the Maytals, and the Texas Tornadoes. Read story.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Jazz composer and bandleader Marie Schneider brings her hand and her band to the 65th Ojai Festival’s programming mix. Read story.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Anthony Braxton and Peter Brotzmann were celebrated at this year’s festival in Victoriaville. Read story.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The wealth of new classical music this spring is a glorious earful. Read story.
Friday, May 13, 2011
The Santa Barbara Symphony and Camerata Pacifica embrace the work of living composers. Read story.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Of course, we all have the late, great “outsider art” hero Henry Darger on the brain this week, given that the prized indie-punkstress band Vivian Girls landed at Muddy Waters on Monday. Read story.