Posts Tagged ‘Butch Warren’

Arts Roundup: Brutalism Edition

Theater J cancels its plans to host a full run of controversial Israeli play The Admission. [Post]
The brutalist church on 16th and I streets NW to be replaced by typical blah office building. So what's better: ugly or boring? [Housing Complex]
Butch Warren will be remembered at a Westminster Church jam session. [Post]
I.M.P. actually uses Lincoln Theatre. [...]

Arts Roundup: Rest In Peace Edition

Go-go drummer and MedStar Washington Hospital Center employee Melvin "Butch" Lewis has died after exposure to Freon gas on the job. [TMOTTGoGo] [Post]
Rest in peace, local jazz great Butch Warren. [Arts Desk]
Ford's Theatre's The Laramie Project moves its remaining shows to a downtown church. [Arts Desk]
Park Police shut down the Sunday drum circle in Meridian Hill [...]

Bassist Butch Warren, a D.C. Jazz Great, Has Died

Edward Rudolph "Butch" Warren, a D.C. native who played as the "house bassist" for Blue Note Records in the late 1950s and early '60s and was recognized as a local jazz legend, died Saturday night of lung cancer at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was 74.
Warren, famously troubled for much of his [...]

Arts Roundup: Butch Warren Edition

Shakespeare Theatre's conflict with its landlord remains unresolved, and raises questions about decades-old developer/nonprofit agreements that may not survive D.C.'s boom times. [Post]
Life stories from jazz bassist Butch Warren, recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer [Post]
Dutch artist Erik Van Loon wants 25o volunteers to help him with his elaborate tribute to D.C. [Post]
A movie theater near Nationals [...]

Jazz Setlist, August 8-14: Buy Local (Jazz)

Every now and then Setlist breaks protocol and gives you two recommendations for one night. This is one of those times. The good news is that you can go to both without missing a chunk of either, and without breaking the bank.
Friday, August 9
Butch Warren, throughout the ups and downs he's gone through in his [...]

Jazz Setlist, July 19-25: Butch and Freddie, The Later Years

Thursday, July 19
Butch Warren still cuts quite a figure around these parts. Partly because a very tall man in a fedora, with a double bass, is going to draw attention. But also because he's the greatest living legend of D.C. jazz, the former house bassist for Blue Note Records and—though his playing can be erratic [...]

Jazz Setlist, Aug. 18-24: The Usual Suspects

The dog days continue, at least in terms of high-profile gigs coming to town. On the other hand, D.C. still has a glut of great local players working regularly. Whether you've seen them or not, it's a great time to drop in with open ears.
Thursday, August 18
Until I say that the ensemble plays New Orleans [...]

Jazz Setlist, Feb. 10-16: The Redds Are Coming

Friday, Feb. 11
Freddie Redd is one of the great secret weapons of hard bop piano, a man who spent the 1950s playing on records—his own and others'—that were bona fide jukebox hits. Butch Warren is a living legend, the former house bassist for Blue Note Records whose name is stamped on undeniable classics of the [...]

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 [...]

2010: The Year D.C. Jazz Broke

One of these days someone will write a comprehensive history of jazz in the District of Columbia, and 2010 will have a volume all to itself. Or at least a very long chapter. It's simply been a spectacular year for the scene; not always "spectacular" in the positive sense, but momentous and monumental no matter [...]

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