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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Free and mesmerizing jazz from singer Thurston every weekend

    Free and mesmerizing jazz from singer Thurston every weekend
    Saturday mornings in Burbank have gotten a lot cooler recently, thanks to jazz singer Perlene Thurston’s free, weekly 11 a.m. gigs at Olive Avenue’s Backstage CafĂ©. Teamed with the veteran guitarist Doug McDonald, Thurston’s brand of straight ahead jazz vocals are lush and evocative, fraught with warmth and emotion and communicates volumes of psychic information with an instinctive artistry that’s near mesmerizing.
  • On the Town: The stars align for salsa at Burroughs

    On the Town: The stars align for salsa at Burroughs
    Last week's heat spell was nothing more than a mere memory as the mix of cool jazz and hot salsa blended together and rendered a perfect late-summer evening as John Burroughs High School's Instrumental Music Assn. presented its annual "Salsa Under the...

    Raising the roof for Big Jay

    Raising the roof for Big Jay
    Whether it’s rock ‘n’ roll, pop, R&B or jazz, the tenor saxophone has played an absolutely critical role in the advancement of vernacular American music. The contributions of such long-gone players as Lester Young, John Coltrane and...

    Story of Triumph at Colony Theatre

    Story of Triumph at Colony Theatre
    Roland Hayes, born in 1887 to former slaves-turned-impoverished tenant farmers, was in his teens when he heard a recording of the great tenor Caruso and knew that he had found his calling. By the mid-1920s, despite being barred from some venues because of...

    Carolyn Martin: A personal stake in Western swing

    Carolyn Martin: A personal stake in Western swing
    Nashville-based singer-guitarist Carolyn Martin is a die-hard tradition bearer, one dedicated to country music's wild little cousin, Western swing. While the jazz-informed style has largely fallen from favor in mainstream circles, Martin, who appears...