Esperanza Spalding in Los Angeles — Ticket Giveaway!


Esperanza Spalding fans get a special treat with an exclusive ticket giveaway for you and a guest, courtesy of The Dishmaster. The Grammy award winning Jazz artist will bring her multi-instrumental talents to El Rey theater on Thursday, May 7th, for an unforgettable event. Spalding spoke of her latest ‘Emily’s D+Evolution,’ tour project, explaining it is a “rekindling [of] her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement,” and she will tell a story that will unfold as live musical vignettes.” For your chance to win, email with the code”SPALDINGDISH.”

The Catalina Jazz Club Welcomes the iLatin Jazz Mini-Fest




Launched by Emerson Bran to bring attention to Latin Jazz, the Catalina Jazz Club welcomed it’s first-ever iLatin Jazz Mini-Fest. Highlighting established jazz artists and emerging talent, the unforgettable two-night event featured performers including New York-born master pianist Oscar Hernández and his new ensemble Alma Libre (with a special guest appearance by sax man Bob Mintzer of the Yellowjackets); Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca; and the world premiere of Panamanian roots-meets-jazz project Puente Del Mundo, led by Grammy-nominee and percussionist Giancarlo Anderson. If you have yet to see this little Los Angeles gem, now’s the time to collect your friends and visit the club.