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May 15, 2004 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Last June, a tiny 13-year-old redhead named Renee Olstead walked onstage at the Hollywood Bowl, looking out in wide-eyed wonder at the packed house for the Playboy Jazz Festival. The capacity crowd, fully invested in afternoon schmoozing and boozing, glanced quizzically at this unlikely performer before returning to the social business at hand.
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January 27, 2006 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Renee Olstead has come a long way since she first startled jazz fans in 2003 with the stunning maturity of her singing. There's nothing unusual about artistic growth in a performer, of course, but what makes Olstead's progress so remarkable is that she is only 16. Her appearance before a packed house at the elegant Vibrato Grill & Jazz in Bel-Air on Wednesday was the offering of a rapidly maturing singer.
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September 25, 2003 | Don Heckman
When Renee Olstead walked on stage with Bill Cosby's jazz all-stars at the Playboy Festival in June, an afternoon crowd watched skeptically. What could this tiny, red-headed sylph be doing with a bunch of road-hardened jazz veterans? The question was answered in seconds. Singing the opening phrase a cappella, Olstead, then 13, soared into the Etta James classic "At Last."
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May 15, 2004 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Last June, a tiny 13-year-old redhead named Renee Olstead walked onstage at the Hollywood Bowl, looking out in wide-eyed wonder at the packed house for the Playboy Jazz Festival. The capacity crowd, fully invested in afternoon schmoozing and boozing, glanced quizzically at this unlikely performer before returning to the social business at hand.
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January 27, 2006 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Renee Olstead has come a long way since she first startled jazz fans in 2003 with the stunning maturity of her singing. There's nothing unusual about artistic growth in a performer, of course, but what makes Olstead's progress so remarkable is that she is only 16. Her appearance before a packed house at the elegant Vibrato Grill & Jazz in Bel-Air on Wednesday was the offering of a rapidly maturing singer.
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June 2, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
The catchwords circulating lately around the new-talent departments of most jazz record companies have been on the order of "young," "female" and "crossover." How could it be otherwise, after the successes of Norah Jones, a jazz-trained singer who had a hit with a country-tinged album, and the rapidly emerging Lizz Wright, both in their early 20s? So, if it worked for the twentysomethings, why not look even younger -- at, say, early teens -- someone like 13-year-old Renee Olstead.
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October 11, 2012
A boisterously talented, funk-friendly trumpeter whose aptly titled new album "Artful Joy" features contributions from the Yellowjackets' Bob Mintzer and rising young vocalist Gretchen Parlato, Daversa is a talented fixture on the L.A. jazz scene. Here he celebrates his new album with a band that includes guests Renee Olstead and Katisse. The Blue Whale, 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301. L.A. Sat.-Sun., 9 p.m. $10 http://www.bluewhalemusic.com .
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August 16, 2004 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
The closing "Musicale" of the Henry Mancini Institute's summer sessions always provides a broad overview of the program's musicianship, goals and achievements -- with a few high-profile guests added for good measure.
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December 19, 2004 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Call 2004 a relatively flat year for jazz. Or, to take a somewhat more optimistic view, a year of transition. There were, to be sure, a few high points. Young singers such as Renee Olstead, Jane Monheit, Jamie Cullum and Lizz Wright combined with Diana Krall, Andy Bey and Patricia Barber (among others) to assure the continuing ascendancy of vocal music.
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December 5, 2005 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
It was apparent, from the first notes Chris Botti played at the Wilshire Theatre on Friday, that the sold-out house was in for a special evening. Despite audio reverb that added utterly unnecessary enhancement to his gorgeous trumpet sound, Botti's opening phrase on "Someone to Watch Over Me" was delivered with the deep, emotive intensity of that rare entity -- an instrumental storyteller.
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September 25, 2003 | Don Heckman
When Renee Olstead walked on stage with Bill Cosby's jazz all-stars at the Playboy Festival in June, an afternoon crowd watched skeptically. What could this tiny, red-headed sylph be doing with a bunch of road-hardened jazz veterans? The question was answered in seconds. Singing the opening phrase a cappella, Olstead, then 13, soared into the Etta James classic "At Last."
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June 2, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
The catchwords circulating lately around the new-talent departments of most jazz record companies have been on the order of "young," "female" and "crossover." How could it be otherwise, after the successes of Norah Jones, a jazz-trained singer who had a hit with a country-tinged album, and the rapidly emerging Lizz Wright, both in their early 20s? So, if it worked for the twentysomethings, why not look even younger -- at, say, early teens -- someone like 13-year-old Renee Olstead.
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December 20, 2004 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
It's hard to avoid Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Ballet Suite" when the holiday season rolls around. There's a version for every taste, from classical originals to contemporary re-imaginings. But none is more engaging than the set of variations for big jazz band written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in 1960.
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December 18, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Bringing the world naked pictures of Scarlett Johansson and others has brought a 10-year federal prison sentence down on 35-year-old Christopher Chaney. And ScarJo still thinks that what Chaney did was "perverted and reprehensible. " "I have been truly humiliated and embarrassed," Johansson said in a video statement played at Monday's sentencing, L.A. Now reported. "I find Christopher Chaney's actions to be perverted and reprehensible. " The photos of the actress that went public in September 2011 were obtained via then-husband Ryan Reynolds' email account, which Chaney accessed by using the "Forgot your password?"
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