Benny Green is not a lot of things; he is not slow, he is not boring and he certainly not an inexperienced amateur.
Harry Lookofsky was born in Kentucky in 1913 and began studying violin at age 8, moving to St. Louis to receive his formal training.
Last year was a busy one in regards to American music, and who could be expected to hear all the fine releases let loose late in the year?
Jazz at the Bistro regularly welcomes some of the biggest names in jazz to its intimate, listening-room stage, but on Wednesday the crowds filed into the Harold & Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz to a new level and intensity.
An air of familiarity filled the Ferring Jazz Bistro as the stage was graced with the melodic styles of a late 1930s jazz lounge. Piloted by Freddy Cole, veteran performer and member of one of jazz's most famous families, the quintet performed a selection of melodic, vocally lead songs of lost and lingering love.
T. Oliver Reid takes us from Boyle Avenue to 110th Street. The sophistication of Bobby Short, the soulfulness of Jeffrey Osborne, the dash of Cary Grant and the liquid grace of Ben Vereen were embodied by T. Oliver Reid in his gorgeous show, “Drop Me Off in Harlem,” on March 28 at the Gaslight Theater.