Posts Tagged ‘Integriti Reeves’

Goodbye Lyle Link: Jazz Setlist, July 30 – August 5

Thursday, July 30
Saxophonist Lyle Link is a D.C. native, has been playing music since childhood, and as long as most of us can remember, has been one of D.C.'s most penetrating and distinctive musical voices. But the city won't have him for much longer. Link and his family are moving to San Francisco next week, [...]

Jazz Setlist, July 10-16: Integriti Reeves, CapitalBop, and John Kocur

Thursday, July 10
The last year or so has really been the making of Integriti Reeves. She's not exactly a newcomer to D.C. jazz, being a native Washingtonian, a graduate of both the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Howard University, and a veteran of most of the city's jazz bandstands. But last fall Reeves [...]

Jazz Setlist, March 20-26: Potpourri

Friday, March 21
Legendary guitarist Pat Metheny has said that he is attempting to develop his Unity Band into "a platform that could cover the entire spectrum of things that I've done as a bandleader over the years, under one roof." If you know Metheny's oeuvre, think for a second about what he's saying. The entire [...]

Jazz Setlist, March 13-19: Vajazzled

Thursday, March 13
Myra Melford is arresting. The often experimental composer and piano player has worked with (and at the head of) a variety of ensembles. But her most recent release, last year's Life Carries Me This Way, highlighted Melford's solo work for the first time. She has a beautiful way with constructing melody lines, and perhaps [...]

Jazz Setlist, August 8-14: Buy Local (Jazz)

Every now and then Setlist breaks protocol and gives you two recommendations for one night. This is one of those times. The good news is that you can go to both without missing a chunk of either, and without breaking the bank.
Friday, August 9
Butch Warren, throughout the ups and downs he's gone through in his [...]

Jazz Setlist, March 7-13: Jazzquester

If everybody else can make a stupid fake word out of "sequester," so can I.
Friday, March 8
"Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project" premiered last September in New York and was immediately acclaimed. A long-form, multimedia performance collaboration between Vijay Iyer—the much-talked about, award-winning jazz artist of the moment—and poet Mike Ladd, it's a difficult, [...]

Jazz Setlist, Nov. 29-Dec. 5: The Goods

Friday, Nov. 30
What's now just another Subway franchise at 2517 Pennsylvania Avenue NW used to be something special. One Step Down was the jazz club in D.C. for a long time—the headquarters for the local scene and a favorite stop for touring musicians until it closed in 2000. (Thanks, real-estate boom!) All these years later, [...]

Strathmore’s New Artists in Residence Include Three D.C. Jazz Musicians

Yesterday, Strathmore announced the participants in the forthcoming eighth season of its Artist-in-Residence program. The six local artists, each of whom will be a featured performer at North Bethesda's Mansion at Strathmore for one month, include three jazz musicians: vocalist Integriti Reeves (shown), drummer Isabelle De Leon, and "gypsy jazz" violinist Daisy Castro. They will be [...]

Washington Women in Jazz Festival Balloons in Its Second Year

Pianist Amy K. Bormet may be—OK, is—one of the personally silliest people in local jazz. But she's a serious musician, and she's put together a serious festival that's now in its second year. The Washington Women in Jazz Festival started its life on a much smaller scale: Though it was a month long, it consisted [...]

Jazz Vocalist Integriti Reeves: “I Love It, so I’m Going to Do It”

Twenty-four-year-old Integriti Reeves had already performed a few gigs around Washington as a solo jazz singer when national television came calling. Afro-Blue, the a cappella jazz choir at Howard University, was tapped to compete on NBC's The Sing-Off last fall, finding a large and receptive audience in the process. Reeves has since toured the country with Afro-Blue, [...]

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