So much good jazz this week, we had to extend the Setlist.
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The ALC Jazz Concert, Brad Linde's Useless Machines, and more
Reginald Cyntje at Jazz Night in Southwest, the Makanda Project at Michigan Park Christian Church, and more.
See MacArthur genius Vijay Iyer play live at Sixth & I
Geri Allen, Terence Blanchard, and new local sextet Eastern Standard Time take the stage.
This might be the best year yet for the 24-years-running jazz fest across the Potomac.
Thursday, May 8
The interesting thing about Nnenna Freelon is that her charisma doesn't really hit you until after the fact. She's an intense performer, one who addresses her audience both in song and in her banter with a certain tossed-off vibe that's as casual as the light tousle in her hair. Once the set is [...]
We're strictly local this week, folks, and that's a good thing.
Thursday, April 17
The Young Lions trio became an emblem, the triple faces of D.C.'s jazz renaissance, partly because they could make room for anything in their conception of jazz music. But whatever "anything" entailed, it was bound to be attached to groove. That's what allowed [...]
Thursday, Feb. 6
Tim Whalen has been kicking it up lately. Always a popular sideman in town—and for very good reason—Whalen has bands that seem to be increasingly visible on the scene. That's especially true of his septet, but Whalen also leads a trimmed down quartet featuring one horn (tenor saxophonist Tedd Baker) and a rhythm [...]
It's been a year of up-and-down swoops for D.C. jazz. But even in its tough spots, our local scene finds occasion to show its best sides. (There was likelier no tougher spot this year than the death of Butch Warren, but the tributes and dedications to him across the city were a thing to behold. [...]