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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • 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 Coleman Hawkins still echo through contemporary recordings, and come Sunday, two of the most important sax survivors will blow the roof off Burbank’s Joe’s Great American Bar.
  • 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...

    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...

    Studio for work, bluegrass for fun: The Brombies

    Studio for work, bluegrass for fun: The Brombies
    When local bluegrass band the Brombies gets to work, it always feels more like a family reunion than a professional musical performance. Now in their fourth year of an every-Monday residency at Burbank's Viva Cantina, their fast-moving style, far-...

    Catherine Denise brings blues to Burbank stage

    Catherine Denise brings blues to Burbank stage
    Life in the blues jungle is demanding. It's a specific musical society with a well-defined culture and attitude and to thrive therein, a player must be ready to deliver the uncut goods. For Texas blues guitarist-singer Catherine Denise, a figure so...