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The Kitano Jazz Club

On the Culture Front: Better Call Saul, Constellations, Tijuana Picnic, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.08.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Last night, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Michael McKean took the stage at the 92nd Street Y to talk with moderator about the highly anticipated "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul." I interviewed Banks the previous day for the Washington Post and avoiding spoilers felt like dodging carefully planted land mines in a desert war zone.

Michael Blake's World Time Zone Premiers Contrasts in Individualism at The Kitano

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

On a Thursday night at the elegant Kitano Jazz club in Manhattan the saxophonist Michael Blake premiered his latest work Contrasts in Individualism, a series of compositions inspired by two of the twentieth century's most influential pre-bop tenor men, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young.

Denny Zeitlin With Buster Williams and Matt Wilson at the Kitano

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

For lovers of piano jazz trios it was one of those very special evenings. Zeitlin is an innovator par excellence with few peers. His trio with the great Buster Williams and the exciting Matt Wilson is one of the finest trios working in jazz today.