Posts Tagged ‘Jonah Parzen-Johnson’

Jazz Setlist, Oct. 18-24: Grammatically Coherent

Thursday, Oct. 18
What does a jazz writer do with a trio that refers to themselves gleefully as "a grammatically incoherent jazz bastardization"? That's a jazz-crit buzz phrase all by itself, if not a terribly revealing one. Here's the first description that comes to my head: Thiefs is a band that finds a way to make [...]

Arts Roundup: Angry Puppeteers Edition

A Nov. 3 Million Puppet March is being planned for the National Mall in protest of Mitt Romney's proposed cuts to PBS funding. [Post]
Adams Morgan vintage store Meeps hosts a jazz show this Saturday with Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Anthony Pirog, and Brian Settles. [Capital Bop]
A tour of Capitol Hill costume shop Backstage Inc., which is closing [...]

Jazz Setlist, January 19-25: Milestones

Thursday, Jan. 19
Observers of the D.C.  jazz scene have been known to refer to the Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra as "now-defunct" or "former." And that's not true. While the large ensemble doesn't appear with any regularity—or for that matter, with a consistent lineup—the trumpeter has continued his work as a big bandleader after the group's [...]