Posts Tagged ‘Bob Butta’

Jazz Setlist, Nov. 29-Dec. 5: The Goods

Friday, Nov. 30
What's now just another Subway franchise at 2517 Pennsylvania Avenue NW used to be something special. One Step Down was the jazz club in D.C. for a long time—the headquarters for the local scene and a favorite stop for touring musicians until it closed in 2000. (Thanks, real-estate boom!) All these years later, [...]

Jazz Setlist, January 12-18: So Long Charlie

Thursday, January 12
Setlist has not said enough—not nearly enough—about tenor saxophonist Bruce Swaim. A D.C. jazz musician for 30 years, Swaim has a deep, vinegary sound on his instrument and an enormous swagger that's matched by the enormity of his swing. He's worked all around town (he's a frequent player at the National Gallery's weekly [...]

Jazz Setlist, Jan. 13-19: MORE ACCORDION Edition

Thursday, Jan. 13
You might know Amy K. Bormet from her weekly role as pianist and backbone of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (and perhaps you saw her thoughtful interview on this WTTG tribute to the late Dr. Billy Taylor). But she's got other tricks up her sleeve. Her 2011 resolution, she recently stated, is "MORE [...]

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