Tag: Jazz

September 11, 2014 /

What the room looked like at a local hotspot, the Cocoanut Grove at the Ambassador Hotel: A sketch of dancers in 1927: And, this is what you would have danced to:

April 16, 2014 /
September 26, 2012 /

I’ve recently been contacted by one of the children of these glorious gals, they inform me the band’s manager, Dr. Leonard Stallcup, kept them on a tight leash and they were very sheltered, not at all like the characters in SOME LIKE IT HOT. You can hear them play on…

September 15, 2012 /

When I was young (the year was 1989) I got to see Ella Fitzgerald at the Hollywood Bowl – I’d never heard her before, and I was enchanted. I think she must have been in her eighties and at one point she stepped too far and stumbled off the stage…