Big Medizen 'Last Waltz' concert review - Nov. issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
Portraying disparate artists from Neil Young and Van Morrison to Neil Diamond and Muddy Waters, South Florida singer/guitarist Jerry Leeman left starring roles like Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton to other members of his Big Medizen ensemble in a live pre-Thanksgiving rendition of director Martin Scorsese's documentary film of The Band, 'The Last Waltz.'
Pop season previews - Oct. issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
Sir Elton John makes three stops in South Florida on his final "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour; Fleetwood Mac performs for the first time in decades without singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, and Buckingham makes his first area stop since being sacked by the Mac. There's no shortage of baby boomer drama in the 2018-2019 South Florida pop concert season.
Jazz season previews - Oct. issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
The highlights among South Florida's 2018-2019 season in jazz concerts appear to be veteran names who frequently appear, but may be among the fine print. Underrated guitarist Frank Vignola conjures up Django Reinhardt's legacy, and pianist Robert Glasper teams with actor/rapper Common and drummer Karriem Riggins, both in November, and vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant fronts a group of gifted female musicians in December.