Posts Tagged ‘Ethan Iverson’

Your Guide to the 2015 DC Jazz Festival

Top picks for the next week from Arts Desk's jazz correspondent

Jazz Setlist: Lori Williams, Albert “Tootie” Heath, and Helen Sung

Thursday, Jan. 30
The only thing better than Lori Williams' velvet voice, expressive and elastic time, and delectable phrasing is the irrepressible joy she communicates with every syllable. Williams simply loves to sing, and it shows. In that sense she's like Ella Fitzgerald, who was always absolutely delighted to be with you. But only in that [...]

Jazz Setlist, Sept. 19-25: Big Week for Big Names

Thursday, Sept. 19
September brings a definitive end to the D.C. jazz doldrums. The Thelonious Monk Competition occurs, the performing arts centers begin new seasons, and, of course, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation holds its Annual Legislative Conference and Jazz Issue Forum and Concert. Hosted by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the Dean of the CBC and [...]

Scratching the Itch: An Interview With Ethan Iverson

Ethan Iverson is the de facto front man for The Bad Plus. The piano trio doesn't really have a leader, but Iverson is the pianist, the one who talks between songs at their concerts, and the one who communicates most prolifically with the jazz audience via his blog Do The Math. Where The Bad Plus [...]

Jazz Setlist, Nov. 17-23: The Composers

Thursday, Nov. 17
No serious jazz fan (especially in his or her native Washington) will dispute that Duke Ellington was the greatest and richest composer in the music's history. But this serious jazz fan will argue that Charles Mingus was a close second. The iconic bassist was a disciple of Ellington, one who supercharged his [...]