Posts Tagged ‘Jimmy Heath’

Jazz Setlist, September 18-26: Thelonious Monk Competition

Two of the city's biggest annual jazz events, in the same week? Yup. And that's not all.
Thursday, Sept. 20
One of the best one-night showcases of jazz in the country is a staple in Washington—oh, and it's free. I speak, of course, of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Jazz Issue Forum and Concert, part of the [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Sax at the Hamilton

The lineup tonight at the DC Jazz Festival's downtown hub The Hamilton offers an interesting profile of a particular stylistic approach to the saxophone. Yes, Antonio Hart is an alto player, and Jimmy Heath is a tenor man. But both come from similar backgrounds: They grew up in Baltimore and Philadelphia (i.e., worn-down, industrial mid-Atlantic [...]

The DC Jazz Festival’s Shorter, Stronger Calendar

Here we are again in the first week of June, when D.C. jazz brings out everything but the kitchen sink. Yup—it's festival time.
This year brings a lot of changes to the DC Jazz Festival. Its previous two-week duration has been trimmed down to 10 days (June 1-10). After regaining its signature "Jazz on the National [...]

DC Jazz Festival: A Conversation With Jimmy Heath

Tenor saxophone player Jimmy Heath is the eldest surviving member of the Heath Brothers; he's been a key figure in jazz for more than 60 years, along with his older brother, bassist Percy (who died in 2005), and younger brother, drummer Albert "Tootie." The NEA jazz master is a major stylist on the tenor, as [...]

D.C. Jazz Festival: 2011 Lineup Announced

Ahh, it comes 'round again—the big event, the area's jazz gig of the year: The D.C. Jazz Festival, scheduled this year for June 1-13. The lineup was announced today.
Some good news: The festival's signature event, Jazz on the National Mall, returns after last year's absence, with a new sponsor (Bing). The free daylong concert this [...]