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April 22, 1995 | RANDY LEWIS
Randell's jazz club and restaurant will close after a performance tonight by saxophonist Brandon Fields because of an ongoing dispute between club owner Randell Young and the owners of the building, Young said Friday. In a prepared statement, Young charged that the landlords have not fixed a number of problems in the building, such as a leaky ceiling, as part of "an extended campaign of harassment."
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July 7, 2013
Cliff Bell's, a jazz supper club in downtown Detroit, is a delightful experience. The club retains its Art Deco interior, complete with coffered wood ceiling, chandeliers and murals. The dinner menu is a mouth-watering version of Southern cooking. For a visit back to the 1930s, Cliff Bell's is worth the trip. Cliff Bell's , 2030 Park Ave.; (313) 961-2543. Entrees from $16. Leslie Soltz Highland, Calif.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1989 | WENDY PAULSON
A proposal to open a jazz club in a neighborhood shopping center, an idea opposed by some neighbors, will be considered at tonight's meeting of the City Council. The owner of the shopping center, Ray Campbell, and his partner, jazz musician George Butts, seek permission to convert a former bank building at 1001 S. El Camino Real into a nightclub.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013
Maybe it's a byproduct of bandleader Gerald Wilson having spent much of his career as an educator, but seeing Wilson perform is a little like having an audience with jazz history itself. Now 94, Wilson has been a fixture on the L.A. scene since arriving with the Jimmie Lunceford Band in 1940, and his sense of melody and swing remained undiminished as evidenced by his Grammy-nominated 2011 album "Legacy. " Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Sun. http://www.catalinajazzclub.com
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December 25, 1996 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ronnie Scott, a renowned tenor saxophonist whose London jazz club played host to most of the greatest names in jazz, has died at his London home. He was 69. Friends said Scott collapsed and died Monday. The cause of death was not immediately known. Scott's passion for the saxophone mirrored that of his father, who was a sax player in Jack Hylton's band, one of London's leading dance bands before World War II.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1991
Sheldon Slusman, co-owner of the Baked Potato jazz club in North Hollywood, has died at a Burbank hospital. He was 56. Slusman, a Burbank resident, died Saturday of cancer, said his cousin, Nathan Katz. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Slusman came to the United States in the early 1960s and worked as a wardrobe consultant in the entertainment industry. Soon after Don and Norma Randi opened the Baked Potato in 1970, Slusman began working at the club and later became co-owner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1989 | WENDY PAULSON
The City Council on Wednesday night approved a plan to open a neighborhood jazz club in a small shopping center, a move that many residents said would be a welcome addition to the beach community's night life. The action came after residents who live near the shopping center had blasted the proposal by Ray Campbell of San Clemente and local jazz saxophonist George Butts for a 140-seat nightclub.
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August 4, 1994 | PSYCHE PASCUAL
Long Beach nightclub owner Al Williams has hosted his last jazz show at Birdland West. Williams closed his jazz club Sunday night after years of struggling against declining ticket sales and a bad economy. Several jazz ensembles were featured at the closing bash. The 51-year-old drummer said he decided to close the club after months of trying to find a buyer. In February, Williams initiated Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in an attempt to reorganize his debts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1990
A local developer has abandoned plans to open a downtown jazz club because of the city's building moratorium. The freeze on all new construction was imposed in January by a City Council concerned about potential water shortages this summer. The jazz club would have occupied a former bank building, but the moratorium also prohibits any renovation that would increase water use by 25%. "The City Council imposed a broad, sweeping law, and we just got caught up in it," developer Ray Campbell said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1994
The 5-4 Ballroom and Supper Club, a historic jazz club considered by some to be the Apollo Theater of South-Central Los Angeles, reopened Friday. The club, a cultural landmark that originally featured big bands, was built in 1922. The club had been idle for 25 years until Oliver W. Wilson, a professor in the department of political science at Cal State Dominguez Hills, bought it in 1980 and began the restoration project.
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March 8, 2013 | By Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Trumpeter and roving ambassador for jazz Wynton Marsalis brings his nimble big band to town with a wealth of talent and tradition in tow. Expect sharp suits and even sharper tunes delivered by a band dedicated to bridging the gap between the music's history and its present. Walt Disney Concert Hall, April 20 www.laphil.com Ambrose Akinmusire: As if the weather weren't enough for Angelenos to gloat about, jazz fans got yet another reason when this trumpeter returned to his West Coast roots as an instructor at USC's Thornton School of Music.
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January 4, 2013 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
As befits a new jazz venue, Brad Neal's RG Club in Venice is kind of an improvisatory venture. "This is so stupid, why would anyone do this," Neal joked, surveying the bright Art Deco-inspired room, which opened seven weeks ago. "I don't have any experience running a bar. I'm just a guy who loves music. " Neal's a real estate professional by day (albeit one who greets guests in a Hindu "Om" T-shirt befitting his hippie-ish home turf). But his new night job running a jazz joint might prove to be an extended solo.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012
JAZZ Midway through a lengthy run of club dates, trumpeter Roy Hargrove began his career as part of the Wynton Marsalis-led crew of "Young Lions" in the late '80s, but his tastes grew intriguingly more difficult to pin down as his career progressed. In addition to contributing to recordings by Erykah Badu and D'Angelo, Hargrove has also led a funk and hip-hop-informed RH Factor and an Afro-Cuban ensemble, Crisol. For this show he'll be equally free-flowing with a nimble quintet. Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sun. $25-$35.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2012
A musical chameleon who has pointed his remarkable banjo prowess toward contemporary bluegrass and genre-skipping rock fusion, Bela Fleck underscores his connection with the jazz world on his latest recording, the aptly titled "Across the Imaginary Divide. " Not surprisingly, the skill and communication on display here results in a lush and natural combining of uniquely American sounds, which should only be further underscored live. Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. Thu.-Fri.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2012 | By Chris Barton
There was a moment during Sunday night's Angel City Jazz Festival at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre that accidentally captured at least part of the festival's ongoing vision. Midway through a set of twisting compositions that occasionally recalled the music of Ornette Coleman, veteran bassist Mark Dresser was briefly framed by the music of another brassy ensemble working in the amphitheater's courtyard that featured young drummer Dan Schnelle and members of the L.A. Jazz Collective.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2012
MUSIC The multifaceted George Duke Fusion/Funk Band brings its genre-bending sound to Hollywood for a three-night stand, just in time to celebrate Duke's own birthday. Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat. $25-$35 (dinner or two-drink minimum required). (323) 466-2210. http://www.catalinajazzclub.com.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1993 | RENE LYNCH
The owners of a trendy jazz club claim in a civil-rights lawsuit that they are being harassed and discriminated against by their landlord because their club attracts many African-Americans. Randell Young, co-owner of Randell's, located on Hutton Centre Drive in Santa Ana, said he filed a lawsuit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court after months of enduring harassment from Nansay USA, based in Santa Monica. Eric Yokeno, the owner of Nansay USA and Randell's landlord, declined to comment Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Clarence Baker, 93, intermittent owner and force behind one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious jazz clubs, died Sunday of natural causes in a hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit was founded in 1934 by his father, Chris, as a restaurant called Baker's. The younger Baker persuaded his father to add live piano music in the evenings, then took over running the club in 1939.
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