Three wily veterans with consummate technique and a wealth of melodic ideas explore jazz standards and American Songbook gems in this superlative trio. Pasqua is a well-traveled pianist with a ravishing touch and a luminous harmonic palette. Oles makes the bass sing with plump, rounded notes, and LaBarbera is a trap set poet who gained renown as Bill Evans’ last drummer. Together, they turn jazz’s bread and butter configuration into a sumptuous feast.
When: Saturday, January 15 at 8 and 10 p.m.
Where: Vitello’s Jazz & Supper Club
4349 Tujunga Ave. Studio City
Cost: $20 cover + $13 food or dink minimum
Jazz Pick of the Week is written by Andrew Gilbert. Andy is my brother and a prolific freelance writer whose primary focus is Jazz. You can find his articles in the Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News, JazzTimes and many other publications. He will periodically contribute other articles to Curating Los Angeles and share his expertise and passion for the southland Jazz scene.