April 19, 1986
Two benefits are scheduled next weekend to raise funds for ailing jazz musicians. Buck Clarke, noted percussionist who recently lost a leg to diabetes and is now in Veterans Hospital, will be the beneficiary of a program at Marla's Memory Lane next Saturday, 2 to 6 p.m. There will also be an exhibit and sale of his paintings and sculpture. Performers will include organist Jimmy Smith, singer O. C. Smith and the Teddy Edwards Brass and String Ensemble.
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January 16, 2008 |
Pete Candoli, one of the top high-note lead trumpeters in jazz who performed with some of the leading figures of the big-band era, has died. He was 84. Candoli, whose brother Conte was also an acclaimed trumpeter, died Friday of prostate cancer at his home in Studio City, according to Sheryl Deauville, his life partner of 22 years. From a childhood in Mishawaka, Ind.
April 11, 1991
When the Oak Park Jazz Festival kicks off Saturday, jazz lovers will have paid for more than just a day's worth of musical enjoyment. The event--1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Oak Park High School--will benefit the Brookside Elementary School performing arts curriculum. The day's lineup includes jazz bands of Simi Valley High School, Pierce College and a group formed by employees of Rocketdyne. Enthusiasts, though, won't want to miss the event's headliner, Joe Vento's All Star Jazz Band.
December 19, 2000 |
Fans of this region's jazz era of the 1950s and '60s had a chance to see and hear some of their favorite players in action Saturday night in "A Jazz West Coast Christmas" at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse. Among the many well-known artists appearing in this seasonal cornucopia were Conte and Pete Candoli, Dave Pell, Jack Montrose, Bob Enevoldsen, Med Flory and Pete Jolly. And, leading the program's three segments were saxophonist Bill Perkins and veteran arranger-composer Pete Rugolo.
July 29, 1991 |
The second "Jazz at the Music Center" concert was more successful musically than on the levels of economics, acoustics and organization. There were barely 1,000 paid admissions Friday at the 3,200-capacity Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Again there were sound problems. Jeannie Cheatham, singing with the Sweet Baby Blues Band co-led by her trombonist husband Jimmy Cheatham, was audible on ballads but battled to be heard on upbeat tunes. However, this entertaining group drew the only standing ovation.
October 14, 2002 |
The musical relationship between Stan Kenton and Pete Rugolo paralleled, to some extent, the linkage of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. In both cases, an older, more established bandleader found, and formed an important partnership with, a younger composer who shared a similar musical view. Obviously, the musical results of the Kenton-Rugolo connection were considerably different from the music that flowed from Ellington-Strayhorn.