Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Hare’

Jazz Setlist, July 17-23: Repeat Business

Thursday, July 17
It takes some serious chops to infuse a dreamy, wistful tune like "Lullaby of Birdland" with the kind of world-weariness that Alison Crockett does. The singer/pianist isn't some sort of bleak prophet of doom; it's not hard to find the spark of optimism in her standard singing or her original material. But Crockett, who is as much [...]

Jazz Setlist, July 10-16: Integriti Reeves, CapitalBop, and John Kocur

Thursday, July 10
The last year or so has really been the making of Integriti Reeves. She's not exactly a newcomer to D.C. jazz, being a native Washingtonian, a graduate of both the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Howard University, and a veteran of most of the city's jazz bandstands. But last fall Reeves [...]

Jazz Setlist, Feb. 7-13: Neither Heid Nor Hare, Joshua Redman, Ralph Peterson, D.C. Jazz Loft

Thursday, Feb. 7
Andrew Hare is The Melodic Drummer. That's the name of his always fascinating blog and book, but more to the point, it describes his approach to the instrument. Hare looks to build arrangements, accompaniments, and solos with the structure and phrasing that we usually associate with melody. And he does it without sacrificing [...]

Jazz Setlist, May 10-16: Smorgasbord

Friday, May 11
Iraq. Let's start with that word. There is probably no place in America where it's not an intensely politicized noun. And in D.C.? My God, forget it. And yet, paradoxically, that may make our fair city a crucial testing ground for the new music of Amir El-Saffar. The trumpeter was born in Chicago [...]

Jazz Setlist, April 19-25: Everything in Its Right Place

Thursday, April 19
In 2000, the pianist Brad Mehldau recorded a jazz meditation of Radiohead's anthemic "Paranoid Android" and opened up the floodgates to jazz interpretations of Radiohead. A dozen years later, that trend isn't going anywhere: It's permeated the international jazz scene, trickled down into educational curricula, and become an important project of D.C. saxophonist [...]

Jazz Setlist, March 1-7: Collectivity

Thursday, March 1
Last year, a close-knit group of three jazz musicians with a passion for writing original music came together in an official capacity. They formed the D.C. Jazz Composers Collectve, a nonprofit organization designed to promote new and original music as well educate aspiring composers and the jazz-listening public. Bassist Kevin Pace, pianist Gene [...]

Jazz Setlist, June 16-22: No Rest From the Fest

So you think D.C. jazz and the festival season cool off a bit following the DC Jazz Festival? Ha! For right on its heels comes the Nordic Jazz Festival, which weaves back and forth between Twins Jazz on U Street and the Finnish and Swedish embassies. It's worthy of a Setlist all its own, and [...]

Just Announced: WWJF Bonus Show at Red Door

Tonight was supposed to be the online Wednesday in March with nothing on the official schedule for the Washington Women in Jazz Festival—Twins Jazz was already booked.
But no! Festival organizer Amy K. Bormet conspired with Giovanni Russonello and Luke Stewart, the jazz advocates behind CapitalBop, to pencil in a special bonus session at their preferred performance [...]

Jazz Setlist, Oct. 28–Nov. 3: Midterm Edition

Setlist is in a quandary this week, D.C. You see, an emerging saxophone talent by the name of Benny Sharoni is performing Tuesday night (Nov. 2) with his quartet at Blues Alley, 8 and 10 p.m. He plays lilting mainstream jazz with a big, full, open sax tone that deserves your ears. But on [...]

Bad Week for Bassists: Kevin Pace Quintet Out at POV

Butch Warren has a companion in the One Less Gig Department—another bassist-bandleader, at that. Kevin Pace reports that his quintet has been cut loose from its Friday night stand at POV, the rooftop terrace lounge at the W Hotel near the White House.
"We got canned for a DJ," says Pace. "It seems that two DJs [...]

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