Posts Tagged ‘Darius Scott’

Jazz Setlist, March 27-April 2: A Wild Weekend

Friday, March 28
Forty-five years ago next month, D.C.'s greatest musical son, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, returned home and visited the White House (where his father had sometimes worked as a butler in the early years of the 20th century) to celebrate his 70th birthday. It was a huge gala: A tribute band featuring Dave Brubeck [...]

Jazz Setlist, July 25-31: Potpourri

Thursday, July 25
About five months ago, I had this to say about the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Orchestra:
Culled from members of D.C.'s various military bands, the ensemble is spit-and-polish, its soloists...top notch. [Entertainment director Larry] Brown and [bandleader Paul] BarenBregge have the makings of a juggernaut on their hands.
Well, things have changed a little bit. [...]

Jazz Setlist, Jan. 27 – Feb.1: Local Flavor

Friday, January 27
Longtime D.C. alto saxophonist Antonio Parker is one of the city's busiest, most reliable musicians, a first-call player and a regular leader in his own right (especially at HR-57, where he plays weekly) with perhaps the firmest grasp of the blues of any jazz sax around. He's kept so busy, in fact, that [...]

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