While September was a stellar month for nationally known jazz talent coming through town, October has some equally compelling acts, including legendary bassists Ron Carter, forward-thinking trio the Bad Plus, acclaimed pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Lionel Loueke. Keep reading for a full rundown o ... More >>
Local jazz and blues vocalist James Van Buren passed away yesterday. He was 77. Mark Diamond, Freddy Rodriguez, Paul Romaine, Doug Roche and others were scheduled to perform tonight a benefit show tonight at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom for Van Buren's day-to-day living expenses medical expenses, ... More >>
There's no shortage of irony in news about a large immigration-related bust at Morgan County's Wildcat Dairy A whopping 89 percent of staffers there were not authorized to work in the U.S. -- but only the employees have been charged with a crime, while the business owner is being credited wi ... More >>
Freddy Rodriguez Sr. and the Jazz ConnectionWednesday, November 26, 2008El ChapultepecBetter than: Celebrating Thanksgiving Eve with critical in-laws.Atmosphere makes a difference.I've attended countless shows where the skill and power of a performer has failed to make up for obnoxious concertgoers, ... More >>
Today in Backbeat online:
Gregory Alan Isakov is working on a new album.
We play Christmas on Mars: the video game.
Last night's Freddy Rodriguez Sr. and the Jazz Connection show.
Today in Cafe Society:
The Veggie Girl is MAD for Greens.
The rise of the great red beet.
Beer and more beer. ... More >>