Rex Orange County released his fourth studio album, “Who Cares?” on March 11. The album shows the artist expressing his struggle to maintain a peaceful mindset from tough experiences.
Professor Raymond Carr uses the music of Thelonious Monk to merge the ideas of Karl Barth, a European theologian, with James Cone, the “father of black theology.”
Award-winning artist and musician brings life to American classics
In a world where any type of music can be technologically accessed at will, Marco Leong hopes to keep musical performance alive.
Photos by Kaelin Mendez Things got jazzy at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art last Friday. An audience gathered in front of a stage by the iconic LACMA lanterns on Wilshire Boulevard to hear renowned Colombian woodwind player Justo Almario lead a quartet. Some people who stood near the stage danced and tapped their […]
Bria Skonberg, jazz musician, plays in Smothers Theatre
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s collaboration does not seem to be an obvious — or even likable — choice at first, but it definitely works. Their new album, “Cheek to Cheek,” was released Sept. 23 with the hope to introduce jazz to a younger generation and to properly introduce Gaga to the jazz scene. The […]
Photo Courtesy of Joe de Tufo Grammy award-winning pianist George Winston will bring his brand of piano music to Smothers Theatre tomorrow at 8 p.m. Winston will be performing selections of his soulful piano recordings along with R&B piano, stride piano, Vince Guaraldi’s “Peanuts” pieces and more. Winston will not only be playing solo piano pieces […]
There are some things that just don’t change. Time passes, and the unimaginative fall into algorithms of comfort and agenda. Rhythms drift into bland blobs of boring beats. Learning becomes a rubric of class schedules and multiple choice while chords pass from C to G to Am to F. I’d say we need some jazz. […]