November 2, 1995 |
It's not that Cathy Segal-Garcia doesn't like living in Southern California, it's that she relishes getting out of town, especially abroad. "I love traveling," says the jazz singer who just got back from a productive trip to Europe. "I don't want to be on the road 12 months a year, but I do enjoy going to other countries, especially when the money is decent, you're making good music and being acknowledged."
November 16, 1998 |
Fans of jazz singing will find no better place to satisfy their musical cravings than Ca Del Sole Ristorante in North Hollywood. The restaurant's intimate performance room programs singers seven nights a week (with an occasional instrumental evening thrown in for variety) featuring such talented local artists as Julie Kelly, Stephanie Haynes, Sandra Booker and others.
April 10, 1997 |
I have a thing about really loud music: I don't like it, period. So when I go out, I often look for places where the sounds are soft, where you reach out to the music, so to speak, instead of the other way around. That's one of the reasons I've long been a fan of duos, either a singer or an instrumentalist with a rhythm instrument: a guitar, piano or bass. The music is fairly quiet and accessible, and there's a charming sense of chance-taking that goes on. Another duo fan is Cathy Segal-Garcia.
January 8, 1990
Why isn't there an uproar in this country at President Bush's determination to go to Colombia (for a summit meeting on drugs)? Like the Panama caper, it is pure machoism, proving he's not a wimp. If the President isn't concerned with his own life, he should be concerned with the effects on his country of a possible assassination. What a challenge, and what a coup for the drug cartel. Bush, not the American people nor even his party, chose (Vice President Dan) Quayle--so please, Mr.
October 6, 1995
New York West, a new restaurant-jazz club at 19540 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, celebrates its grand opening tonight with appearances by Steve Wilkerson and Ray Stevens at 9 p.m. and a special late set from trumpeter Jack Sheldon at 11:30 p.m. The club will offer music every Thursday through Sunday with such artists as Brazilian guitarist Dori Amarilio, bassist John Heard and singer Cathy Segal-Garcia scheduled for the near future. Information: (818) 758-3900.
June 7, 1997
On Monday night, a group of seasoned jazz musicians will perform to help one of their own, jazz singer Stephanie Haynes. Haynes, who has no health insurance, was hit with big medical bills after an undisclosed illness last month. "[Being uninsured] is a common thing with musicians," said Jack Prather, who organized the event to help cover her expenses. Because she is recovering from surgery, Haynes will not attend.