Q & A with Chris Speed

by Gary Fukushima Saturday, April 19 9pm Chris Speed, saxophone Dave King, drums Chris Tordini, bass Blue Whale, DTLA This is an article about saxophonist Chris Speed, one of the premier creative jazz musicians in New York and founder of Skirl Records, which has produced many excellent recordings as of …

LAJC Picks: TUESDAY 3/18 Daniel Rosenboom Quintet releases Fire Keeper at CAP STUDIOS

Posted by GF Daniel Rosenboom Quintet Tuesday, March 18 8pm CAP Studios, Sherman Oaks CA Rosenboom, trumpet Gavin Templeton, woodwinds Alex Noice, guitar Kai Kurosawa, Bear Trax Dan Schnelle, drums http://www.danielrosenboom.com/livetour/2014/3/11/dr5-at-jazz-at-the-cap https://www.facebook.com/events/416775638452174/ There are some people who seem predisposed to making things happen. Trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom is certainly one of …

LAJC gets out of the office on Thursday

We are definitely looking forward to Thursday, when we will present some music on the lawn at the brand new Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles.  The Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County (better known as the Music Center) has been busy programming music and dance events in the …

Daniel Rosenboom at Blue Whale

by gary fukushima So this is so embarrassingly late, but tonight (2/9) trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom is bringing his unique blend of creativity, lyricism, and unmitigated raw trumpet power to Blue Whale.  Seriously, he’s one of the best trumpet technicians out there, and his music always rocks.  See my previous LA …

Tuesday at Blue Whale: Dylan Ryan and Sand

Here’s a gig that’s flying under the radar.  Performing this Tuesday at Blue Whale is Chicago-born drummer and composer Dylan Ryan, and his trio Sand, which features fellow Los Angeles relative-newcomers Tim Young on guitar and bassist Devin Hoff.  Ryan has a new album out for the trio, entitled Sky …