Posts Tagged ‘Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra’

Potpourri: Jazz Setlist, Aug. 26-Sept. 2

Mike Stern, Dennis Chambers, Cheyney Thomas, and more

Your Guide to the 2015 DC Jazz Festival

Top picks for the next week from Arts Desk's jazz correspondent

ToDo ToDay: Sol LeWitt, Lambrusco Week, Joe Herrera

Throughout his life, prolific conceptual artist Sol LeWitt hated receiving awards and giving media interviews—so Dutch filmmaker Chris Teerink did the logical thing and made him the subject of an entire documentary. Sol LeWitt isn’t a biography, though. It’s a testament to the artist’s minimalist wall drawings (many of which are executed by museums and [...]

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 [...]

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra Holds Its Own With Wycliffe Gordon

There's been some attrition lately in the once routinely sold-out audience for the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra. But news travels fast in this scene: BCJO trombone player Shannon Gunn put word on the street last night that Wycliffe Gordon, international jazz trombonist extraordinaire, would be a special guest with the band last night. By the [...]

Jon Irabagon’s Daredevil Sax is a Pre-DC Jazz Festival Treat

Man, Jon Irabagon can really, really blow. Since winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone composition in 2008, the alto and tenor player has taken seemingly every opportunity to show what he can do. And he can do it all. He's a spectacular and precise sideman, working with trumpeter Dave Douglas and Mary Halvorson in [...]

The Jazzies: D.C.’s Best Jazz in 2013

It's been a year of up-and-down swoops for D.C. jazz. But even in its tough spots, our local scene finds occasion to show its best sides. (There was likelier no tougher spot this year than the death of Butch Warren, but the tributes and dedications to him across the city were a thing to behold. [...]

Jazz Setlist, Dec. 12-18: Old Favorites

Thursday, Dec. 12
If you're looking for a Latin Jazz band with as complete as possible a concoction of Latin and jazz musics, look no further than Maryland's Afro-Bop Alliance. It's percussionist Joe McCarthy—the defining force of the band—prodding them into rhythmic intensity and real Afro-Caribbean flavor. But one can't discount the rest of the rhythm [...]

Jazz Setlist, Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Wayne Shorter, Jeremy Pelt, Lyle Link, Kneebody, Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, Sept. 26
Much of the D.C. jazz scene gave over the summer to celebrating tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, the music’s greatest living composer and, arguably, bandleader. (Shorter turned 80 in August.) Fitting, then, that the capstone should be an appearance by the man himself, barely a week after receiving an in-person tribute at this year’s [...]

DC Jazz Festival: What to See Tonight

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra needs no help in drawing an audience. They have a regular residency at the city's best jazz venue, every Monday night, and they routinely sell the place out. Deservedly so, too: The 17-piece big band fits in a huge proportion of the city's best musicians, and an awful lot of [...]