Hear a saxophonist whose tone is the stout beer of jazz and take the tykes to an "instrument petting zoo."
Posts Tagged ‘Allyn Johnson’
Hear big-band music from local universities and see Andrew White perform A Love Supreme.
The list of happening jam sessions in our town keeps growing.
Not everything was hunky-dory, with the (temporary) loss of HR-57 and the (perhaps permanent) loss of the U Street Jazz Jam, but there was a hell of a lot of good music.
Mark Meadows, Rochelle Rice, and more
Romeir Mendez, a Baltimorean bass player, requires huge sounds from his sidemen to keep him from devouring the bandstand whole.
This might be the best year yet for the 24-years-running jazz fest across the Potomac.
Saturday, August 9
Here's what I had to say last August, in my review of the New Vintage Jazz & Wine Festival at the Half Street Fairgrounds:
Despite unending claims of jazz's death, people are willing to pay good money to see this music....indeed well worth paying for. It was incredible, flavorful music that brought head bobs [...]
Thursday, July 24
If you haven't heard Lyle Link on saxophone before, brace yourself. The image that his sound calls to mind is that of a scimitar: strong, elegant, full of opulent curves—and ready to run through your gut in a second. It's simply a sound like no other, and Link carries it with him across [...]
Tuesday, June 24
It's awfully hard to find a reason not to recommend Allyn Johnson for the opening night of the festival—but then again, why would you even search for one? The evening represents the capstone on Johnson's June residency at Bohemian Caverns, where he's spent every Tuesday in solo piano performance. (He's also been recording [...]