Category Review

TOM SCOTT AT SQUASHED GRAPES, VENTURA

Grammy winner Tom Scott - Photo: Paul Weitz

Tom Scott at Squashed Grapes, Ventura Ca.

“The coolest place in town!” proclaims Tom Scott. He’s referring of course to Squashed Grapes – aka “Your Neighborhood Winery and Jazz House.” – aka “The Birthplace of the Jazz Renaissance in Ventura.”

 

Saturday October 24th was Tom’s second performance date at the Grape. His first time in went so well that owners Adam Randall and Josh McNutt had to establish two seatings, two shows, this time to accommodate the fans. This seating arrangement is yet another first for the Grape. Typically they ask artists to play 3 sets with open seating.

 

They’ve been through many growing pains these past few years. As they harvest their own grapes and make their own wine, they have to plan far ahead for their yield...

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NANCY HARMS – CD RELEASE AT THE CAP

Dreams in Apartments - Los Angeles - Photo:Paul Weitz

Originally published in LA Jazz Scene Magazine September 2014

NANCY HARMS - CD RELEASE AT THE CAP
"Dreams In Apartments"

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 8:00 PM. I arrived early at the CAP studios in Sherman Oaks, CA. I wanted to arrive early enough to grab a good seat for the LA release event of Nancy Harms' second CD, "Dreams In Apartments." I discovered her music a few months back. I was captivated with her version of "Moon Indigo," an arrangement full of style, emotion, and personality. I didn't want to miss the opportunity to hear her music live. Perhaps I'd be able to take a few pictures as well.

I was greeted by Arne Fogel, co-writer, producer and co-owner Harms' new CD label "Gazelle Records."

I was the first one in, but the room quickly filled to capacity...

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