You only have to hear a few of Randy Newman songs before you realize he’s an eccentric songwriter—perhaps even a bit twisted—but certainly original.
The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience is not just any cover band; in fact they are not a cover band. One would think how could this band carry this name if Dizzy is not there? Well, for starters, John Lee, the bassist in the band, was also a bassist in Dizzy's band for a decade.
Grand Center bustled with activity Friday night. Within a two-block radius, Wynton Marsalis christened the newly remodeled Jazz at the Bistro, Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band brought back memories at the Fabulous Fox, and nestled just around the corner, tucked away on Washington Avenue, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives held court at the Sheldon Concert Hall. As Marsalis is to jazz, Stuart is to classic country music: the music of myth and legends, too numerous to be listed.