It hardly needs saying that Washington's jazz community is still mourning the loss last weekend of Jimmy "Junebug" Jackson. The much-loved drummer, singer, raconteur, and goofball is being mourned and celebrated all over town, but in particular at the HR-57 jam sessions he so often led. Last night's and tonight's jams are both being dedicated to [...]
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Simon Doonan’s latest book, Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, is clearly not interested in truth. Like his 2008 lifestyle book, Eccentric Glamour, it purveys a type of fabu-wisdom—a twinkly, floral-printed, and meticulously cataloged understanding of the world, where gay men are French women with penises (his words), straight men are burpy and totally yuck, and even food [...]
Jimmy Jackson, the D.C.-based jazz drummer who was best known by his nickname "Junebug," died of congestive heart failure at about 1 a.m. today at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. Ten days earlier, he had turned 55.
Jackson had struggled recently with his health. "We played with him last two thursdays ago [at HR-57's weekly [...]
Yesterday afternoon, Prince of Petworth picked up a report via the Twitter feed of H Street Festival publicist Margaret Holwill that the popular HR-57 Center for the Preservation of Jazz and Blues will soon be relocating for the second time in a year.
"That's true," confirms drummer Jimmy "Junebug" Jackson, the venue's house drummer and de [...]
Friday, October 14
They don't call him "Snap-Crackle" 'cause he loves Rice Krispies. Roy Haynes got his nickname for his startlingly sharp attack on the drums, with a special zeal on the snare (snap) and ride cymbal (crackle). The distinctive sound has netted Roy one of the most eye-popping musical resumes you'll ever see. He had [...]
Photo: Prince of Petworth.
"We finally got it open!" Drummer Jimmy "Junebug" Jackson exclaimed to applause when he hit the stage Friday, sitting in on a number during HR-57's soft re-opening.
Once inside, this writer knew it was a mistake not to have brought a camera. The new H Street location of HR-57 is quite different from [...]
Shortly before HR-57 closed down its 14th Street location in favor of new digs on H Street NE, owner Tony Puesan informed Washington City Paper that "we haven't got an opening date for the new location, but it'll be somewhere in mid-January." The venue's website similarly advertised that "Reopening is set for this coming January [...]
After a few attempts — he's a busy man — I finally caught up with HR-57's owner, Tony Puesan, at this week's Wednesday night jam session. As it turns out, this was the second-to-last such session in the club's 14th Street location; it closes on December 18. "We haven't got an opening date for the [...]