Posts Tagged ‘Freddy Cole’

What to See at the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival (Which Starts Tonight)

The motto for the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, “Standing Up for Real Jazz,” smacks of rigid definition—the Jazz-as-Ideology school. And admittedly, that is the modus operandi of festival curator Paul Carr within and without the festival. Yet inside the small maze of rooms on the first floor of the Hilton Rockville Hotel, Carr doesn't just wave [...]

Jazz Setlist, Aug. 4-10: Setlist for Satch

So it's Barack Obama's 50th birthday. Who cares? What's important is that it's Louis Armstrong's 110th birthday (it's OK if you didn't know that; Armstrong didn't either), which means that by all rights it should be a national holiday and the nation's capital should be throwing wild, ecstatic celebrations of probably the most important single [...]

Jazz Setlist, Aug. 5-11: Ghost Town

I believe this column owes a retraction. I said last month that July was "the slowest month for jazz in D.C." That was before August, that period of (yet more) stifling heat and congressional recess. Ick. So while our fair city is emptied of the folks who work on and around the Hill, look an [...]

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