Posts Tagged ‘Dizzy Gillespie’

Remembering Paul Hawkins, Pioneering D.C. Percussionist, Bandleader, and Dancer

Paul Hawkins, a D.C.-born percussionist, bandleader, and dancer who was for decades a mainstay of Washington's Latin jazz scene, died on Feb. 9 of congestive heart failure in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was 79.
A life-long D.C. resident, Hawkins was involved in the D.C. music scene from the 1950s—when he was winning dance contests at Turner’s [...]

Jazz Setlist: Oct. 1-7, 2009

Oct. 1
1905 Restaurant sometimes gets labeled a speakeasy for its obscure location (the dimly lit second floor of a barely marked rowhouse at 1905 9th Street NW) and its absinthe-featuring drink menu. Like the classic speakeasies, it also regularly features some of the most interesting jazz on the local scene. The Cricket Fusion Quartet, led [...]

Latin Jazz Drummer Bobby Sanabria & Band at Harmony Hall Saturday Night

There is a dumb expression I have heard people use, “those who can’t do, teach.”  No one who says that must be familiar with Bobby Sanabria.  This Fort Apache in the South Bronx-raised drummer has been playing and teaching wonderfully for years.  I have never taken a class with him, but thanks to seeing [...]