Posts Tagged ‘Ellis Marsalis’

The Marsalises, Chelsey Green, and William Hooker: Jazz Setlist, August 14-20

Thursday, August 14
He's a drummer and percussionist, a composer and an improviser, and a conceptualist. But even within the ivory tower of avant-garde jazz, William Hooker's is a somewhat obscure name. It needn't be, considering the heft of his resume: He's worked with everyone from David Murray to David S. Ware, from DJ Spooky to [...]

ToDo ToDay: Cinematography! Black Moth Super Rainbow!

According to early Italian film theorist Ricciotto Canudo, cinematography is the “seventh art,” behind other forms like sculpture, music, and dance. But while it’s younger than the stuff of the Greeks, movie photography has made dramatic and numerous strides in a relatively short period of time. “Focus!,” this weekend’s film event presented by the French [...]

Jazz Setlist, December 6-12: Dave Brubeck Memorial Edition

One of the saddest things about the death of legendary pianist Dave Brubeck at 91 is the timing: He died yesterday and today he would have turned 92. This edition of Setlist is dedicated to him; if it seems unrelated to D.C. jazz, rest assured that he's on the minds of an awful lot of [...]

Kris Bowers Wins 2011 Thelonious Monk Competition

"We've got the jazz stars of tomorrow," boasted T.S. Monk (known for the occasion as Thelonious Jr.) at the start of last night's Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition finals. Never has that statement rung more true; by the time the evening's three stellar piano finalists had finished performing at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater, it [...]