Posts Tagged ‘John Lee’

Jazz Setlist, Nov. 20-26

Mark Meadows, Rochelle Rice, and more

The CBC, The Place To Be: Jazz Setlist, Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Geri Allen, Terence Blanchard, and new local sextet Eastern Standard Time take the stage.

New Vintage Jazz and Wine Fest Packs ‘Em In

Few people would picture The Half Street Fairgrounds—the little lot off of Nationals Park (you probably know it as The Bullpen) where pre- and post-gaming happens—as the venue for a jazz or wine festival, let alone both. And perhaps that's the point. These are products that we think of as ivory-tower stuff, to be sought [...]

Jazz Setlist, Aug. 12-18: Trombone Fever

Friday, August 13
If you've been watching HBO's Treme, you've probably seen an appearance by Trombone Shorty, a real-life native of the show's titular neighborhood in New Orleans. But pay TV isn't where the 24-year-old, born Troy Andrews, is making his mark. Shorty (who plays...oh, you guessed!) is a living musical mash-up: Having worked as a [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Moody’s Mystery

Where was Moody? That's the mystery.
Actually, the physical whereabouts of James Moody, 85, were well-known, even though the saxophonist/flutist wasn't present at the Lincoln Theatre last night for the NEA Jazz Masters' tribute to him. "James recently had a surgical procedure done," DCJF producer Charlie Fishman explained from the stage. "So unfortunately he couldn't be [...]

DC Jazz Festival: NEA Jazz Masters Concert

"This will be a taste of things to come," Charlie Fishman, the DC Jazz Festival's founder and producer, told the crowd of VIPs assembled at the Mandarin Oriental for last night's festival gala. He meant it literally. The lineup for the evening featured a group of musicians who will also appear tonight at the NEA [...]