Posts Tagged ‘Akua Allrich’

Goodbye Lyle Link: Jazz Setlist, July 30 – August 5

Thursday, July 30
Saxophonist Lyle Link is a D.C. native, has been playing music since childhood, and as long as most of us can remember, has been one of D.C.'s most penetrating and distinctive musical voices. But the city won't have him for much longer. Link and his family are moving to San Francisco next week, [...]

All the Swingin’ Ladies: Jazz Setlist, March 5-11

Akua Allrich and the Washington Women in Jazz Festival are back.

Alas, The Doldrums Begin: Jazz Setlist, July 31-August 6

Yes, it's that slow period in August when the jazz scene dries up to a trickle. And yet, every desert has its oases; here are a few of ours.
Friday, August 1
There's some room for debate on the overlap between jazz and "creative music." The latter is more of a catch-all term for music that combines [...]

Jazz Setlist, May 8-14: Mother’s Day Jazz

Thursday, May 8
The interesting thing about Nnenna Freelon is that her charisma doesn't really hit you until after the fact. She's an intense performer, one who addresses her audience both in song and in her banter with a certain tossed-off vibe that's as casual as the light tousle in her hair. Once the set is [...]

Jazz Setlist, January 9-15: Potpourri

Thursday, Jan. 9
There are often (but not always) two separate audiences for vocal jazz and instrumental jazz, and it may seem as though the newly established Dukem Jazz is aiming for the former. After all, its first month of existence was entirely given over to singers, Akua Allrich and Sharon Clark. Admittedly, both of these [...]

Jazz Setlist, December 5-11: D.C.’s Newest Jazz Club

Thursday, Dec. 5
"D.C.'s Newest Jazz Club" is the tagline that they're using, and at least one night a week it's true. As D.C. jazz promoter Jeff Stacey noted in our People issue last week, Dukem, perhaps the most highly regarded Ethiopian restaurant in Washington (a city of many, many Ethiopian restaurants, if you haven't noticed), [...]

Jazz Setlist, August 22-28: Tributes, We’ve Got Tributes

Friday, August 23
Regular readers of Setlist will know that much of the year has been devoted to tributes to Wayne Shorter and his forthcoming 80th birthday. Why is this such a big deal? Well, you must understand that while he's not the only jazz titan still alive, Shorter's legacy runs deeper and wider than almost [...]

Uniquely Standard: Akua Allrich on Musical Heroines, the D.C. Jazz Scene, and Her New Album

Howard grad and D.C. native Akua Allrich has had a busy few years. In 2010, the soulful vocalist released her debut album, A Peace of Mine, and has been performing regularly since then. She's about to release her second album, a collection of classic jazz standards recorded at Bohemian Caverns and THEARC, and will celebrate it [...]

Jazz Setlist, Jan. 31-Feb. 6: The Singers

Friday, Feb. 1
Festival season is a long way off, but there are a few events that remind us of their imminence: the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival, a traveling iteration of Monterey Jazz, stops tonight at the Kennedy Center. That event takes place every September in Monterey, Calif., but its organizers also like to assemble groups of [...]

The Jazzies: D.C.’s Best Jazz in 2012

Last year's Jazzies were created on a whim, searching for a way to sum up the year in D.C. jazz; to our surprise, it went viral within the local community, giving Washington City Paper little choice but to turn the cute one-off into an annual tradition. Thus, without further ado, here are the winners of [...]

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