Tag Archives | Jazz

Herbie Hancock at The Hollywood Bowl 8/23/17. Photo by Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging. Use with permission.

The Artist Is Present: Herbie Hancock At The Hollhywood Bowl [REVIEW] REVIEW+PHOTOS: HERBIE HANCOCK @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 8/23/17

Hollywood, CA- I don’t know whether it’s due to residual shock over all the legends we lost in 2016 or to the inescapable possibility that the bombs may start falling at any moment, but I’ve spent a lot of time 2017 seeing living legends. Some, like Roger Waters, simply put on one hell of a show […]

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Kamasi Washington at The Hollywood Bowl 8/23/17. Photo by Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging. Use with permission.

The Bowl Meets The Epic: Kamasi Washington at the Hollywood Bowl [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: KAMASI WASHINGTON @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 8/23/17

Hollywood, CA- Ever leave a show and just have to talk about how incredible it was, to total strangers if need be? That was the middle-aged lady sitting next to me after Kamasi Washington’s set wound down. She was one hundred percent right, too. Calling it “Kamasi Washington’s set” is, on the surface, perhaps a bit […]

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Wild Belle at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concerts 8/17/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Wild Belle’s “Twilight Concerts” Performance Showed Growth [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: WILD BELLE @ TWILIGHT CONCERTS 8/17/17

Santa Monica, CA- Elliot and Natalie Bergman are Wild Belle and on August 17th, 2017, they opened up the Santa Monica Pier’s “Twilight Concerts” musical offerings. Formed in 2013, and releasing their first album “Isles”, the band got some attention with their songs “Shine” and “Keep You”, getting some pretty high profile placements in popular television […]

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Vaud and The Villains. Photo courtesy of the artist. Used with permission.

Vaud and The Villains Bring Their Raucous Good Time To The Broad Stage [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: VAUD AND THE VILLAINS @ THE BROAD STAGE 3/13/17

It’s rare to see a band larger than five members in Los Angeles. So, it’s an extravagance to see a 19 member jazz troupe…BUT to call Vaud and The Villains simply a jazz group is to diminish their over-the-top grandeur. For when you’re in their presence, you are simply taken to new heights and eclectic […]

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Kneebody @ The Broad Stage 2/11/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq.(@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Kneebody Elevates Hometown Crowd To Otherworldly Levels [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: KNEEBODY @ THE BROAD STAGE 2/11/17

Jazz is ever changing. With its roots planted deep in the innovations of improvisation, jazz musicians find inspiration from every genre of music and face of culture. Perhaps that’s why Los Angeles’ jazz scene is burgeoning. In a city as culturally diverse as Los Angeles, with its multitudes of ethnic enclaves, it can hardly be […]

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Atomic Ape @ The Blue Whale 1/24/17. Shot by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Atomic Ape Comes Out Of 2 Year Hiatus To Blow Up The Blue Whale [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: ATOMIC APE @ THE BLUE WHALE 1/24/17

Formerly known as Orange Tulip Conspiracy,  Atomic Ape came out of a two year hiatus to play a two set gig at The Blue Whale in Little Tokyo. The quintet led by Jason Schimmel hasn’t missed a beat, and on a relatively mundane weekday evening, they masterfully executed their blend of progressive rock, Balkan folk, Klezmer jazz and surf rock for friends, […]

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