Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor

Red Garland is one of a few pianists whose style is instantly recognizable to fans of mainstream jazz. Thelonius Monk and Errol Garner are two others who come to mind.It…
If you like jazz and you like to take a cruise, there is nothing better than taking the Jazz Party at Sea on Norwegian Cruise Line. My wife and I agreed, so we signed on the fourth annual party on the Norwegian Sun, which left Miami this October for a week's cruise of the Western Caribbean.

This fall's cruise honored the 100th birthday of tenor sax great Coleman Hawkins with a stellar lineup of saxophonists to pay tribute, including Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Lou Donaldson, David "Fathead …

Since migrating from Brazil to America’s jazz scene in the 60s, bossa nova has been one of my favorite styles. I bought my first bossa LP in 1962, "Jazz Samba," featuring tenor Stan Getz and guitarist Charlie Byrd playing compositions by innovators such as Antonio Carlos Jobim (pictured above) and Joao Gilberto. "Desafinado" was the big hit and the album skyrocketed to popularity, becoming one of the best sellers in jazz history.

This was followed in 1964 with the collaboration between Getz a …

With an appetizing array of over 500 artists appearing on 7 stages for 3 nights and 2 days of nonstop jazz, the 48th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Presented by MCI offers fans a taste to please every palette.

From reunions reflecting its storied past to today's "New Grooves", from MJF debuts of vocal masters like Tony Bennett to Madeleine Peyroux, from the world premiere of commissioned music to the Festival premiere of its Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, the world's longest running jazz fest …

Labor Day heralds the beginning of an eventful season of jazz for Orange County fans.

Kicking things off, the 11th Annual West Coast Jazz Party is slated September 1 through 4, during the holiday weekend at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. A Tribute to Lionel Hampton and an All Star Boss Nova Spectacular head the list of the party’s attractions, along with a group of the world’s top musicians, scheduled to play afternoon and evening concerts. As well, players will be on board the H …

29.01.2011

Newport Beach Jazz Party

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The 6th annual Newport Beach Jazz party will get underway on President’s Day Weekend at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel and Spa . As advertised it will feature "Over 32 hours of Right Down the Middle and Straight Ahead Jazz."

Among the over 50 musicians featured this year will saxophonists Scott Hamilton, Houston Person and Harry Allen; trumpeters Gilbert Castellanos and Carl Saunders; trombonists Mike Fahn and Wycliffe Gordon; pianists Benny Green, Bill Cunliffe and Gerald Clayton; bass pla …

The Monterey Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for the 49th Annual Monerey Jazz Festival held during the third weekend in September at the Monterey Fairgrounds, featuring over 500 artist appearing on seven stages for three nights and two days, offering nonstop jazz from performers ranging from from piano greats Dave Brubeck,Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner to vocalist Kurt Elling and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Band. The program includes the world premiere of Brubeck’s "Cannery Row Suite."

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"The Music of Miles Davis," presented May 5 and 6 at Founder’s Hall at Orange County Performing Arts Center, will pay tribute to the great trumpeter and his outstanding jazz groups.

A consistently innovative musician, Davis made some of the most celebrated recordings in jazz. For the celebration, trumpeter Eddie Henderson will lead a sextet, featuring Davis' original drummer Jimmy Cobb from Davis' classic early sixties group. They will be joined by tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, pianist D …

Happily, some things change and some remain the same. That’s the headline for the upcoming 2006-7 jazz season in Orange County.

The big change is taking place at the Orange County Performing Arts Center with the opening next month of the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, taking its place in the blossoming Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.

Included as part of the new hall, the Samueli Theater will be the site of this coming Jazz Club season which begins with the Ramsey Le …

Southern California jazz fans will have a chance to see and hear the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra during a rare West Coast appearance at the Renee and Henry Segerstom Concert Hall of the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

he band was founded in New York City Feb. 7, 1966, at the Village Vanguard Club. From the beginning it was obvious that an exceptional ensemble had been born. Led by Thad Jones, cornetist, composer and arranger, and Mel Lewis, drummer, the original Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchest …