Antonio Parker, Min Xiao-Fen interpreting Thelonious Monk on a pipa, and more.
Posts Tagged ‘Ele Rubenstein’
Nils Berg Cinemascope considers a video projector to be its fourth member, using footage of a different person for each song.
Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is enough to constitute a full-on and fervent spiritual experience.
See our 2014 jazz artist of the year at a temporary venue in Logan Circle.
Celebrate legendary local saxophonist Ted Efantis' 85th birthday at Bohemian Caverns.
Mark Meadows, Rochelle Rice, and more
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 [...]
Friday, July 5
One of the great gifts of Dick Smith, the founder and organizer of Jazz Night at Westminster Presbyterian Church, is succinct descriptions for the shows he books. This week, for instance, is a sextet performance billed simply as "Two Generations of the Blues." Really, what can I or anyone else add to that [...]
I'm treating this week like a six-day week. Why? Well, the D.C. Jazz Festival begins next Wednesday, June 5, and it's on that day that I'll begin covering the festival in full. So consider this installment of Setlist a transition to DCJF.
Thursday, May 30
We don't get enough Joe Brotherton around these parts lately. The Tampa native [...]
Kids, you thought last week's Setlist was stacked with great D.C. jazz musicians? Not even. Check this out.
Friday, Jan. 11
Antonio Parker sounds like he's playing the blues at every turn, be it a standard or his own melodic, hard-swinging tunes. That's only to speak of the rawness and vocal quality that he brings to the [...]