LAJC Residency at Blue Whale, Part II, Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA, Wednesday, January 11, 8pm Leonard Thompson/Matt Otto duo (CD release) Ariel Alexander Group Matt Otto Quintet Many thanks to everyone who made it out to see Part I of our residency last Wednesday. It was a tremendous success, with a line out the door [...]
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Personnel for the David Valdez Group should be: David Valdez alto sax, Matt Otto tenor sax, Tim Fischer guitar, Tina Raymond drums, Emilio Terranova bass Apologies to Barbara Gruska for pulling her back into jazz land, and to Emilio Terranova for everything else.
It has been many months since Matt Otto last made an appearance in Southern California. Those of you unfamilliar with this master musician can visit his blog at mattotto.org, where he has free video lessons and lots of great music. Here’s a sample of what you will find there, a bootleg of Matt w/ Ben Monder, [...]
Otto’s back in town for a few days and Blue Whale was kind enough to give us a gig on a Wednesday night! We just finished mixing our 2nd CD and will be playing material from it. Come on out if you can make it! Matt Otto – sax Jamie Rosenn – guitar Jason Harnell [...]
The Los Angeles Jazz Collective Presents: Vitello’s 4349 Tujunga Ave. Studio City, CA 91604 www.vitellosrestaurant.com Sunday, April 18th, 2010 5 PM to 10 PM featuring 5 BANDS! $10 Students $23 Admission – includes 2 drinks $50 Admission – includes dinner & 2 drinks 5 PM – The Brian Carmody Trio with Ben Cassoria & Tim [...]
Here’s a very strong rebuttal by a very good critic to the WSJ piece I refer to in my earlier post. Money quote: One of the conclusions Teachout deducts from the study is that jazz is now considered a high art form, like classical music, non-musical plays, opera and ballet, and that jazz musicians act [...]
LAJC member Robby Marshall’s highly anticipated CD debut of his electric group is finally upon us, set for Friday, December 12, at Señor Fish Bar, a relatively new nightspot in Little Tokyo on 1st and Alameda, with great tacos, and new bar and outdoor patio area complete with a tamale bar. Robby’s writing reflects what [...]