Posts Tagged ‘Isabelle De Leon’

A Recap of SXSW Sets From Pree, Kali Uchis, and Prinze George

D.C. does Austin

Tonight, Get Your Smoker On

It is always nice to see John "The Smoker" Kocur again. Now teaching at NoVa, Kocur keeps busy with work and life in northern Virginia, making his occasional D.C. performances a special treat. Especially in this case, when the alto saxophonist is in front of a new quartet. Six-(nylon-)string ace Cristian Perez is the one [...]

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, September 5-11: Bullettes, Billy, and Bass Clarinet

Thursday, September 5
There's an ambitious and impressive project that doesn't work very often in the District proper. Indeed, this very gig is in Bethesda, but it's worth the trip. I speak of Shannon Gunn, a longtime member of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra's trombone section, who is also the head of her own catchily named [...]

Isabelle De Leon Wins WWJF Young Artist Contest

Twenty-one-year-old Isabelle De Leon already has an eye-popping musical résumé. The University of Maryland senior is the drummer in her family band Ivy Rose, opening for Weezer and making the semifinals of last season's America's Got Talent. She's also won scholarships from the Washington Post and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra; participated in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate [...]

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 [...]