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Barbara Morrison: An Appreciation

Unless you live in Southern California or are a dedicated aficionado of jazz and blues, you probably don’t know Barbara Morrison. If you’re hip enough to own her records or lucky enough to live in the town she’s called home for decades, you know Barbara Morrison is the Queen of Los Angeles Jazz & Blues,...

The Alleged L.A. Jazz Community

Those of us who live in Los Angeles and appreciate jazz music like to think of ourselves as part of an eclectic and passionate family, an intimate clan united in our love for America’s greatest contribution to global arts. We’re part of something we call the Los Angeles Jazz Community.  The evidence, though, suggests there’s...

Bob Popescu, Rest in Peace

Bob Popescu, the founder and co-owner of Los Angeles’s leading jazz club, Catalina Bar & Grill, died last week of a heart attack. He was 77.  Even among the ten-of-thousands of patrons who have frequented his establishment over the past 20+ years, Bob was not well-known. Although wry and gregarious among his family and friends,...