See MacArthur genius Vijay Iyer play live at Sixth & I
Posts Tagged ‘Herman Burney’
A tribute to a great jazz mentor and a steady bandleading gig for Joe Brotherton
The Jazz and Freedom Festival connects the dots between jazz and social justice activism.
Not everything was hunky-dory, with the (temporary) loss of HR-57 and the (perhaps permanent) loss of the U Street Jazz Jam, but there was a hell of a lot of good music.
Luke Stewart—bassist, CapitalBopper, and talent booker at the Union Arts loft—has organized a 50th anniversary celebration of what's been called "arguably the most seminal jazz concert series ever held."
Free jazz shows, now with kids music!
Thursday, July 24
If you haven't heard Lyle Link on saxophone before, brace yourself. The image that his sound calls to mind is that of a scimitar: strong, elegant, full of opulent curves—and ready to run through your gut in a second. It's simply a sound like no other, and Link carries it with him across [...]
We're strictly local this week, folks, and that's a good thing.
Thursday, April 17
The Young Lions trio became an emblem, the triple faces of D.C.'s jazz renaissance, partly because they could make room for anything in their conception of jazz music. But whatever "anything" entailed, it was bound to be attached to groove. That's what allowed [...]
Jazz Setlist, January 16-22: Anthony Pirog, Westminster’s Jazz Night, RH Factor, and Kenny Rittenhouse
Thursday, Jan. 16
The more you hear Anthony Pirog, the more interesting he gets. Perhaps it's because jazz is only one of many intersecting avenues in the music he plays on guitar. In fact, Pirog to a great degree gets called "jazz" only because it's the closest his improvisational, experimental work gets to a genre of [...]
Not yet, anyway.
Friday, Oct. 4
You often hear jazz described as "laid back." But so many of its greatest practitioners could never be described that way. Does Coleman Hawkins sound laid back? John Coltrane? Sonny Rollins? Of course not. And neither does Tedd Baker, the lead tenor saxophonist in the U.S. Air Force's Airmen of Note. [...]