Author Archive for Michael J. West

Jazz Setlist, Oct. 1-7

Antonio Parker, Min Xiao-Fen interpreting Thelonious Monk on a pipa, and more.

Jazz Setlist, Sept. 24-30

Heidi Martin pays tribute to Abbey Lincoln, the Airmen of Note, and more

CBC: Jazz Setlist, Sept. 17-23

The ALC Jazz Concert, Brad Linde's Useless Machines, and more

KenCen Sk8rjazz: Jazz Setlist, Sept. 10-16

Including Jason Moran and skateboarders, and Mary Halvorson and Ches Smith.

Threefer: Jazz Setlist, Sept. 3-9

Including bassist Tarus Mateen, organist Alex Jenkins, and more.

Potpourri: Jazz Setlist, Aug. 26-Sept. 2

Mike Stern, Dennis Chambers, Cheyney Thomas, and more

Bluesy Twists: Jazz Setlist, August 20-26

Jazz gets colored by hints of the blues this weekend.

This Blows: Aaron Martin’s Saxophone and Luke Stewart’s Bass Stolen from Union Arts

They believe it happened on Sunday night.

Nobody’s Moving Away This Week: Jazz Setlist, August 13-19

When you're watching any jazz scene, never underestimate the importance of the hustle. The players that rise to the top of the heap are the ones who are busting their asses.

Farewell to Balbed: Jazz Setlist, August 6-12

Friday, August 7
Anyone who's seen him play must have known it was coming. Tenor man Elijah Balbed, who we named D.C.'s Best New Jazz Musician in 2010 and Best Tenor Saxophonist in 2013, was always too talented, too ambitious, too relentless in pursuit of his craft to not make The Big Move. Yes, New York calls [...]