Posts Tagged ‘Jason Kao Hwang’

Jazz Setlist, Nov. 18-24: Tain, Wadada, and Other Nontraditional Names

Thursday, Nov. 18
In the neo-traditionalist jazz boom of the '80s, there was one dominant drummer: Jeff "Tain" Watts. He had (and has) all the virtuosity of your Marsalises, Millers, and Roneys—and anyone who claims there were no real innovators during that period would do well to listen to him play. The man can smear beats [...]

Jazz Setlist, April 29 – May 5: Vijay Iyer, Marcus Strickland and More

Thursday, April 29
Pianist Vijay Iyer, perhaps the moment's most critically acclaimed jazz musician under 40, has taken several different paths with his music, including extensive work with avant-garde visionaries Steve Coleman and Wadada Leo Smith. Among his most frequent and fruitful explorations, though, is of his Indian heritage, filtered through jazz's language. It's something he's [...]

Your Week in Experimental Music: Atomic, Alexis Descharmes & more

D.C. has seen no shortage of interesting fringe music lately, but this week is a particular highlight reel of slightly out-there stuff (especially if you count Andrea Centazzo's solo performance in Baltimore last night). Here are four shows worth checking out to stimulate your ears and brain:
Tonight: Atomic at Twins Jazz. This Swedish/Norwegian [...]

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