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UPDATE 10/12/12: Location for Sunday's D.C. Jazz Loft has been changed (see below).
An extended edition: There's too much music to cover in the usual format. Off we go!
Thursday, October 11
Setlist has given many hosannas to Robert Glasper, the 34-year-old pianist with pedigrees in both jazz and hip-hop, who might be the finest keyboard player of [...]
Friday, Aug. 3
Jazz at U-Topia, indeed U-Topia itself, is on hold. The popular U Street NW eatery has rich food and a great bar, as well as just enough room in its bay window for a jazz band to set up, making for one of the best stealth music venues in town. It had its [...]
Thursday, July 5
George Colligan is an emphatic pianist: He attacks his instrument with a certain intensity that rings out from the keys. That's not to say he never plays softly, though, which is one of the delightful mysteries of Colligan's playing. How does the guy work quiet on the piano and still get that unique oomph [...]
Friday, October 14
They don't call him "Snap-Crackle" 'cause he loves Rice Krispies. Roy Haynes got his nickname for his startlingly sharp attack on the drums, with a special zeal on the snare (snap) and ride cymbal (crackle). The distinctive sound has netted Roy one of the most eye-popping musical resumes you'll ever see. He had [...]
Friday, June 30
Janine Gilbert-Carter has a gigantic voice. There's no better word, and it must be written (and said) in italics: Gigantic. Moreover, it's overflowing with soul; let there be no question that Gilbert-Carter has her roots in gospel, having sung in the church since her childhood in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. The intensity of [...]
It's the kind of milestone you announce to the audience. "As of tonight, we've been playing for six months," trumpeter and co-leader Joe Herrera proclaimed as the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra began its set at the titular club Monday night. D.C.'s only big band-in-residence has been a runaway success in that half-year, filling seats at [...]