Posts Tagged ‘Bobby Watson’

What to See at the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival (Which Starts Tonight)

The motto for the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, “Standing Up for Real Jazz,” smacks of rigid definition—the Jazz-as-Ideology school. And admittedly, that is the modus operandi of festival curator Paul Carr within and without the festival. Yet inside the small maze of rooms on the first floor of the Hilton Rockville Hotel, Carr doesn't just wave [...]

Jazz Setlist, Sept. 19-25: Big Week for Big Names

Thursday, Sept. 19
September brings a definitive end to the D.C. jazz doldrums. The Thelonious Monk Competition occurs, the performing arts centers begin new seasons, and, of course, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation holds its Annual Legislative Conference and Jazz Issue Forum and Concert. Hosted by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the Dean of the CBC and [...]

Jazz Setlist, Feb. 17-23: Nonfestive

The big deal this weekend is the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival at the Hilton Rockville. There's already been plenty of ink devoted to it, and there's a lot more going on in the city scene that's well worth your time and attention.
Friday, February 18
Sometimes a person's very name sounds like that of a great musician. When [...]