Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses ‘Blow’ Hard on Second Album

Party Band Updates Classic  Jump-Swing Style with New Originals on Second Album, an Out-of-the-Box Jazz Hit On “Blow,” Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses‘ second album, the singer-trumpet player and his rowdy horn-driven party band blow hard and mostly fast on 11 tracks including eight new originals, with barely containable brass and sass. Even more Read More



Brubeck Brothers Honor Dave Brubeck at Playboy Jazz Festival

Sons Honor Dad on Father’s Day at Playboy Jazz Festival By Stephen K. Peeples Anchored by two of the late Dave Brubeck’s four sons, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet will pay tribute to their legendary father’s music and legacy at the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16. Known to Read More



Playboy Jazz Festival 2013 Swings June 15-16

Father’s Day Weekend Lineup Stars Sheila E., Naturally 7/Herbie Hancock, Trombone Shorty, the Brubeck Brothers, George Duke/Jeffrey Osborne and 15 More from Legends to Newcomers By Stephen K. Peeples Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS portal. Latin/rock drums and percussion ace Sheila E., vocal group Naturally 7 with Herbie Hancock; smooth jazz legends Bob James/David Read More



Prima Jr. & Band pack stage, blow lid off the Malibu Inn

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. Capping a series of TV and live dates in the L.A. area, Las Vegas-based jump-swing party band Louis Prima Jr.  and The Witnesses featuring singer Sarah Spiegel blew the lid off the Malibu Inn nightclub Saturday night, Sept. 29. Jamming the postage-stamp-sized stage, the nine-piece band decked Read More



Rock Hall of Famer Chris Hillman & Desert Rose Band to play rare SoCal show

Chris Hillman and three members of The Desert Rose Band will make a rare appearance together on Saturday, Nov. 3, performing an unplugged set at the Scherr Forum Theatre of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, starting at 7 p.m. Joining Hillman in The Desert Rose Band~Acoustic are longtime friends and musical Read More



Nikhil Korula Band Grooves in San Diego

Blending jazz, rock and reggae, the Nikhil Korula Band will bring its vibrant sound and dance rhythms to RT’s Longboard Grill in San Diego on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at 10 p.m. The sextet will perform original compositions from their latest CD, “Music of the New Day” (available on iTunes), as well as other classic Read More



Louis Prima Jr. and Band to Jump, Jive ‘n’ Wail in H’wood, Malibu

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. Las Vegas-based jump-swing party band Louis Prima Jr.  and The Witnesses featuring singer Sarah Spiegel swing west across the desert to the Left Coast for special performances in Hollywood and Malibu in September, key dates on their coast-to-coast tour supporting their acclaimed “Return of the Wildest!” debut Read More



Nesmith Rejoins Monkees For Fall Tour; Stops in L.A., Santa Barbara

Surviving Monkees Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork return to the concert stage in November 2012 for a historic, 12-date tour of the United States. These performances will mark their first concerts together since 1997, and follow the unexpected passing of their musical comrade Davy Jones in February. Plans call for Jones to be Read More



Cosby to Pass the Microphone as Playboy Jazz Emcee

Dr. William H. Cosby, the famed comedian, Grammy-winning recording artist, author, philanthropist, community activist and educator, will intro the artists this weekend for his 31st turn as emcee of the Playboy Jazz Festival, but for the last time, according to a statement released by the festival. After the weekend, Cosby will have been the emcee Read More



Playboy Jazz Fest Adds 3 Artists, Sets Final Schedule For June 16-17

Producers of the 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17 have added three more artists to the talent lineup, and set the order of appearance for the performances. Joining the roster of Grammy-winning jazz greats and rising stars are multi- Grammy-nominated R&B pianist/composer Patrice Rushen, New Orleans Mardi Read More