The 19th annual Library of Congress jazz film series (aka Jazz Film Fridays) includes such notable moments as: a young Warren Beatty as a comic on the run from the mob with Stan Getz’s sax acting as his alter ego; documentary footage of the late trumpeter/composer/ conductor Lawrence “Butch” Morris; free jazz filmed in D.C.; [...]
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What's new this weekend in local arts.
Beginning Saturday, the Corcoran shows off its new photography acquisitions in a new exhibition called How Is the World? Highlights include new self portraits by Kate O’Donovan Cook, Hank Willis Thomas' images that reflect elements of African-American identity, and Edward Burtynsky's stark photos emphasizing the oil industry's impact on land. To May [...]
Friday, Feb. 25
Ever since Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines recorded "Weather Bird" in 1928, jazz has had a special reverence for duo performances. Not all of them have been worthy of that reverence, mind you, but not all of them have featured the great pianist Roger Kellaway. A terrifically skilled, criminally underrated player and composer, [...]