The saxophonist will perform an Afro-jazz opera in tribute to Nelson Mandela tomorrow night.
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Top picks for the next week from Arts Desk's jazz correspondent
Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is enough to constitute a full-on and fervent spiritual experience.
Thursday, Feb. 6
Tim Whalen has been kicking it up lately. Always a popular sideman in town—and for very good reason—Whalen has bands that seem to be increasingly visible on the scene. That's especially true of his septet, but Whalen also leads a trimmed down quartet featuring one horn (tenor saxophonist Tedd Baker) and a rhythm [...]
Friday, Feb. 22
When local pianist Darius Scott came down with the flu this past week, he was unable to make an announced gig at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. The person he called to take over the gig? That was Antonio Parker, who put on an absolutely crackling set of blues, modal jazz, and a [...]
Inverse? Yes—in contrast to our usual weekend-heavy setlists, each of this week's picks falls on a weekday. If you can bear to brave the heatwave this week, school nights are where the action's at.
Thursday, June 21
By and large, you can take it for granted that every jazz musician in the world will have a bad [...]
Thursday, May 27
Baltimore native Lenny Robinson has been in D.C. for nearly 25 years, and he's one of the city's most reliable and popular drummers. A veteran of the U.S. Army Band, Robinson's pedigree includes a number of jazz styles: He was a member of hard bop icon Stanley Turrentine's last band, logged time with [...]