The Upstairs at Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club has rapidly become known as one of LA's best listening rooms.The supper club is reminiscent of the hip jazz clubs of the 1960's and 1970's like Dontes and Shelly's Mannhole. Enjoy Live Jazz, Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City. These shows feature Grammy Award-winning and world class recording artists, specializing in all types of Jazz, Latin, Blues, and Fusion music and education too!
In Memoriam: “Dank”
Sir John Dankworth, the prolific British sax & clarinet player, band leader, educator and composer of film scores, died on Feb. 6, age 82, after a long illness. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2006—the first British jazz musician to receive this honor. I met Dankworth 35 years ago, through an introduction from critic Leonard Feather, when I lived in London. The meeting place was Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in Soho and his wife—
talented, beautiful singer Cleo Laine—was with him. I was searching for the soundtrack of “The Servant”, a smart, dark film Dankworth scored in 1963. The composer was cordial and informative but sadly admitted even he didn’t have a copy of the soundtrack.