2013 in Review: Fred Hersch Trio

Hersch has been called a “one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation” by Downbeat and has earned a place among the foremost jazz artists in the world today. He is widely recognized for his ability to steadfastly create a unique body of original...

2013 in Review: Gabriel Ayala – Jazzmenco

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and Spa. Guitarist Gabriel Ayala performed at President Obama’s Inaugural Ball, for the Pope at the Vatican, and appeared at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum for...

2013 in Review: A Tribute to the George Shearing Quintet

October 27 at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. A “Tribute to the George Shearing Quintet” was originally a one time gig, done as a tribute to George Shearing and the Quintet, which performed in the early 1950s through the 1980s. The Shearing sound is the feature...

2013 in Review: Joe Bourne – The Music of Motown

October 20 at St. Philip's Plaza Vocalist Joe Bourne presented The Music of Motown and Other Gems of that Era featuring timeless tunes by Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Michael Jackson and many...

2013 in Review: Kitty Margolis – Straight Up with a Twist

October 13 at St. Philip's Plaza Kitty Margolis is widely recognized as one of the most innovative and inspired singers in jazz today. Her imaginative improvisations, dynamism, and inventive scat have redefined the art of jazz vocals. She is, as they say, "the real...

2013 in Review: Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin

October 6, 2013 at St. Philp's Plaza Delphine Cortez performs with uniquely captivating style, grace and creativity. Her “scat chops” and ability to interpret and compose lyrics on the fly is truly remarkable. International jazz journalist Patricia Myers has said of...