Posts Tagged ‘Delfeayon Marsalis’

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Nick Cave! Pizza and Beer!

Embodying elements of performance art, sculpture, and fashion, the work of artist Nick Cave is hard to fit into one box.  Cave put this aesthetic diversity to use last January, when he traveled to Dakar, Senegal, through the State Department’s Art in Embassies program. The work he created following his trip, a large tondo made [...]

Jazz Setlist, April 8-14: Paquito D’Rivera, Delfeayo Marsalis, and more

Thursday, April 8
If you didn't know, you might have guessed that Paquito D'Rivera was a protégé of the late Dizzy Gillespie. The Havana-born clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer is a practitioner of the Afro-Cuban jazz that Gillespie helped invent, but more to the point he's an onstage clown who can be as goofy brandishing his [...]