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September 18, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER
Ruth Price represents the ideal blend of jazz vocalist and cabaret singer. She is a compact, black-haired, bright-eyed woman with a rare taste for the arcane melody and the literate lyric, which she interprets in a light, buoyant jazz soprano on the upbeats and with poignant conviction on the ballads. Heard Sunday at the Vine St. Bar & Grill (to which she will return Oct.
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December 16, 2013 | By Chris Barton
Though still-itinerant while waiting for a planned new home in Culver City, the Jazz Bakery was awarded an NEA Art Works Grant of $15,000, which will be put toward staging three shows with ensembles led by Ron Carter, Kenny Barron and Toshiko Akioshi. Scheduled for 2014, the concerts will also include a master class and a pre-concert lecture from the three NEA Jazz Masters.  The shows will be presented as part of the bakery's ongoing Movable Feast concert series, and dates and times for the concerts have yet to be finalized.
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November 26, 1990 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ruth Price seems to possess all the elements that make a fine jazz singer. Friday night at Giorgio's Restaurant in Long Beach, they were all on display: a warm, vibrant voice, a firm sense of rhythm and a fine ear for musically attractive material. She also revealed another quality intrinsic to good jazz singing--the wisdom to choose first-rate accompanying musicians. Backing Price was the trio of Mike Wofford on piano, Brian Bromberg on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums.
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January 14, 2011 | By Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
In a major step toward the return of the Jazz Bakery, the itinerant jazz venue has found a new home in downtown Culver City and is moving forward with ambitious plans for the space. This week the Bakery, which has been homeless since 2009, has seen the convergence of two key elements that began coming together last summer. The first was a $2-million seed grant from the Annenberg Foundation, and the other was an agreement with the Culver City Redevelopment Agency, which approved the club for exclusive negotiation rights to develop a vacant property at 9814 Washington Blvd.
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July 13, 1990 | ZAN STEWART
Jazz is being added to the menus of four more Southland restaurants--Lunaria and Michael's, both in Los Angeles, Giorgio's Place in Long Beach and Gaetano's Atrium in Woodland Hills. Lunaria and Giorgio's Place are being booked by singer Ruth Price, who is entering the business end of jazz for the first time. Tuesdays through Sundays, the lounge at Lunaria (10351 Santa Monica Blvd., (213) 282-8870) will be home to many of the area's top pianists.
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January 30, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
"Classic Pop" is a genre not recognized by the music trade, since it requires no charts and generates no best sellers. Yet an artist such as Ruth Price, appearing this evening at Hollywood's Vine Street Bar & Grill, is a singer to the classic manner born, showing that commercial or not, the idiom has a lasting validity.
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December 16, 2013 | By Chris Barton
Though still-itinerant while waiting for a planned new home in Culver City, the Jazz Bakery was awarded an NEA Art Works Grant of $15,000, which will be put toward staging three shows with ensembles led by Ron Carter, Kenny Barron and Toshiko Akioshi. Scheduled for 2014, the concerts will also include a master class and a pre-concert lecture from the three NEA Jazz Masters.  The shows will be presented as part of the bakery's ongoing Movable Feast concert series, and dates and times for the concerts have yet to be finalized.
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October 16, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ask singer Ruth Price if she's happy and she says she's not sure. "I'm busy, and that's sort of the next best thing," she said. "It keeps you from wondering if you're happy." One thing for sure: Price, who appears tonight and Saturday at Maxwell's in Huntington Beach, feels she just isn't singing enough. These days, she's almost completely tied up running the Jazz Bakery, a nonprofit performance space in Culver City she owns with photographer Jim Britt.
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January 14, 2011 | By Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
In a major step toward the return of the Jazz Bakery, the itinerant jazz venue has found a new home in downtown Culver City and is moving forward with ambitious plans for the space. This week the Bakery, which has been homeless since 2009, has seen the convergence of two key elements that began coming together last summer. The first was a $2-million seed grant from the Annenberg Foundation, and the other was an agreement with the Culver City Redevelopment Agency, which approved the club for exclusive negotiation rights to develop a vacant property at 9814 Washington Blvd.
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May 21, 1989 | LEONARD FEATHER
"You simply have to go to the Otter Crest party. The music is different, and the setting is idyllic." When one has heard endorsements along these lines from jazzman after jazzman, it eventually becomes embarrassing not to act on their recommendation. As it turned out, the Otter Crest Jazz Weekend was everything that had been promised. The Inn at Otter Crest, a resort hotel six miles north of Newport and 50 miles northwest of Eugene, is a rambling collection of timbered buildings clinging to the hilly shoreline, surrounded on three sides by hundreds of pine and fir trees, on the fourth by the Pacific Ocean.
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March 25, 2010 | By Greg Burk
The Jazz Bakery is a nonprofit organization. To followers of the scene, that statement is a redundancy, of course. In Los Angeles, saying a jazz club doesn't make money is like saying a restaurant doesn't serve scrap iron. In 18 years as president and artistic director of the Jazz Bakery, Ruth Price has always known that fresh music doesn't translate into hefty profits. Lately, though, Price has found it harder to offer quality at a discount. Last May, the Jazz Bakery lost its space in Culver City's old Helms Bakery complex when its philanthropic landlord, Wally Marx Jr., died.
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October 16, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ask singer Ruth Price if she's happy and she says she's not sure. "I'm busy, and that's sort of the next best thing," she said. "It keeps you from wondering if you're happy." One thing for sure: Price, who appears tonight and Saturday at Maxwell's in Huntington Beach, feels she just isn't singing enough. These days, she's almost completely tied up running the Jazz Bakery, a nonprofit performance space in Culver City she owns with photographer Jim Britt.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 1990 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ruth Price seems to possess all the elements that make a fine jazz singer. Friday night at Giorgio's Restaurant in Long Beach, they were all on display: a warm, vibrant voice, a firm sense of rhythm and a fine ear for musically attractive material. She also revealed another quality intrinsic to good jazz singing--the wisdom to choose first-rate accompanying musicians. Backing Price was the trio of Mike Wofford on piano, Brian Bromberg on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 1990 | ZAN STEWART
Jazz is being added to the menus of four more Southland restaurants--Lunaria and Michael's, both in Los Angeles, Giorgio's Place in Long Beach and Gaetano's Atrium in Woodland Hills. Lunaria and Giorgio's Place are being booked by singer Ruth Price, who is entering the business end of jazz for the first time. Tuesdays through Sundays, the lounge at Lunaria (10351 Santa Monica Blvd., (213) 282-8870) will be home to many of the area's top pianists.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
"Classic Pop" is a genre not recognized by the music trade, since it requires no charts and generates no best sellers. Yet an artist such as Ruth Price, appearing this evening at Hollywood's Vine Street Bar & Grill, is a singer to the classic manner born, showing that commercial or not, the idiom has a lasting validity.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER
Ruth Price represents the ideal blend of jazz vocalist and cabaret singer. She is a compact, black-haired, bright-eyed woman with a rare taste for the arcane melody and the literate lyric, which she interprets in a light, buoyant jazz soprano on the upbeats and with poignant conviction on the ballads. Heard Sunday at the Vine St. Bar & Grill (to which she will return Oct.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2010 | By Greg Burk
The Jazz Bakery is a nonprofit organization. To followers of the scene, that statement is a redundancy, of course. In Los Angeles, saying a jazz club doesn't make money is like saying a restaurant doesn't serve scrap iron. In 18 years as president and artistic director of the Jazz Bakery, Ruth Price has always known that fresh music doesn't translate into hefty profits. Lately, though, Price has found it harder to offer quality at a discount. Last May, the Jazz Bakery lost its space in Culver City's old Helms Bakery complex when its philanthropic landlord, Wally Marx Jr., died.
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June 14, 1996
The Los Angeles Jazz Society and the Jazz Bakery are co-sponsoring a tribute to Shelly Manne Sunday at 8 p.m. at the club, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City. Such compatriots of the late drummer as Chuck Berghofer, Conte Candoli, Gary Foster, Joe La Barbera, Mike Wofford and Jazz Bakery owner Ruth Price will be among those performing Manne's original arrangements, provided by his widow, Flip.
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