Posts Tagged ‘Hope Udobi’

Jazz Setlist, Dec. 10-16: Five Spot Edition

So much good jazz this week, we had to extend the Setlist.

Jazz Setlist, Nov. 19-25: Closed for Thanksgiving

Even jazz musicians take a break for the holidays.

DC Jazz Festival Eve: Jazz Setlist, June 4-9

Hear a saxophonist whose tone is the stout beer of jazz and take the tykes to an "instrument petting zoo."

This Man Muhal: Jazz Setlist, Oct. 9-15

Muhal Richard Abrams is often called a "free jazz pianist," but his work extends far beyond "free" and "jazz."

Jazz Setlist, October 25-31: The Residents

Friday, Oct. 26
When the late Dr. Billy Taylor was the Kennedy Center's Artistic Adviser for Jazz, you'd see him cross the institution's stages occasionally—primarily as a guest in other artists' sets, and increasingly less as he got older. The new artistic adviser, Jason Moran, is considerably younger and more energetic (his fresh perspective helped him land [...]

Jazz Setlist, November 10-16: Swing Kids

Thursday, November 10
It seems that Troy Andrews' star is on the rise. At least in terms of the name he works under: Trombone Shorty. Perhaps you know him from his appearances at the DC Jazz Festival, or from his appearances on the round of late-night talk shows. Perhaps you're one of the (apparently) few people [...]

Jazz Setlist, Feb. 3-9: The Sounding of Trumpets Pianos

Damnation, D.C.! The Christian Scott performance at Wolf Trap tonight has been canceled! This was going to be the week's big pick! With a big, glorious photograph of Scott playing trumpet to accompany! Oh, sure, there's plenty of other good stuff for the week, but still.
Thursday, Feb. 3
As jazz piano develops in increasingly abstract and [...]

Jazz Setlist, March 4-10: Eric Vloeimans, Thad Wilson, and More

March 4
Jazz fusion is alive and kicking in the person of Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans. Actually, Vloeimans is a relentlessly experimental musician by any standard, but he devotes special attention to a gleaming electric sound—as on his newest CD, Heavensabove!—that can rock hard or space out with equal ease. Vloiemans' band on the disc is [...]