Posts Tagged ‘Eddie Palmieri’

Jazz Setlist: So Long, Suck Month

It is with no sadness at all that we bid farewell to one of the cruelest months for D.C. jazz that I can remember—one that took two more casualties with it on the way out. R.I.P., Dick Morgan and Frank Wess.
Friday, Nov. 1
When he was in town three years ago,  I said "it is an [...]

Jazz Setlist, January 24-30: Potpourri

Thursday, Jan. 24
The Smithsonian's American Art Museum runs jazz performances in its Kogod Courtyard every third Thursday, but this year it's trying a novel sort of series. Local musicians are taking on the music of jazz greats, living and dead, with local and legend matched by instrument (trumpeters covering trumpeters, pianists covering pianists, etc.). This [...]

DC Jazz Festival, Day 12: Jazz on the National Mall

It's all been leading up to this, funseekers.
For many music festivals, a daylong program of artists on an outdoor stage would constitute the entire festival. For the DC Jazz Festival, Jazz on the National Mall is merely the crown jewel of a two-week, 50-venue event. And as crown jewels go, six-and-a-half free hours of [...]

D.C. Jazz Festival: 2011 Lineup Announced

Ahh, it comes 'round again—the big event, the area's jazz gig of the year: The D.C. Jazz Festival, scheduled this year for June 1-13. The lineup was announced today.
Some good news: The festival's signature event, Jazz on the National Mall, returns after last year's absence, with a new sponsor (Bing). The free daylong concert this [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Magrudergrind, U.S. Royalty, Return to Haifa

It's all been online for nearly a day already, but in case you missed something, this week's dead-tree City Paper has lots of sexy stuff:

Leor Galil profiles D.C. grindcore trio Magrudergrind, who pissed off some of their peers by releasing an EP through Scion, the Toyota brand. But why are grindcore kids still hung up [...]

Jazz Setlist, Jan. 20-26: Frontloaded

Tonight, Jan. 20
The rise of young Miguel Zenon has brought renewed attention on the jazz strands of Puerto Rico, but the Island of Enchantment has a long, long lineage in the music from Juan Tizol to Tito Puente to David Sanchez. Puente remains the king; if there's a Crown Prince of Puerto Rican jazz, however, [...]

Salsa Saturday: Fruko y Sus Tesos and Herman Olivera

Saturday night offers Latin salsa fans a tough choice—two potentially great shows at the same time. Columbia’s Fruko y Sus Tesos will be at the Salsa Room in Arlington while Puerto Rican vocalist Herman Olivera will be at Zanzibar on the Waterfront. Tuesday night’s gig by N.Y. salsa band La Excelencia at the new Artisphere was  far [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Jazz at the Lisner

Well, kids, here it is—the DC Jazz Festival’s annual flagship event, the big plenary session—the free concert. Things are a little different this year, though: it’s not on the National Mall, as it has been every year before. And, it’s not all free.
Lisner Auditorium, on the GW campus, plays host this year. The afternoon [...]

Your Weekend in International and Roots Music: Salif Keita, Angel y Kris, Beausoleil, A.R. Rahman

June is always a busy month for international and roots music, and this weekend offers a number of exceptional choices.
Friday June 11
Salif Keita at 8 p.m.  at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H Streets NW. This veteran Malian singer has an awe-inspiring voice, and while some of the material on his new CD, [...]