Posts Tagged ‘Kurt Elling’

Kennedy Center’s 2014-2015 Jazz Season: Fresher Than It May Appear

When the Kennedy Center first released its jazz schedule for the 2014-2015 season yesterday, my eye, like WaPo's Chris Richards', was immediately caught by the appearance of Muhal Richard Abrams. Pianist and composer Abrams is one of the most important figures in the history of avant-garde jazz (a co-founder and the first president of Chicago's [...]

Cecile McLorin Salvant: 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition Winner

(Update 10/5 7:32 AM: It bears mentioning that I missed the first hour of Sunday's semifinal, which included Salvant's performance for that day. My critique of her singing would surely have been affected if I'd seen her perform twice, as I did Wade and Amie. Caveat emptor.)
Two things to remember:
(1) Singing is perhaps the most [...]

DC Reggae Awards;King Tubby Tribute; and More Non-Rock Events this Weekend

There are a bunch of  interesting non-rock events this weekend.  Friday night offers a number of shows worth checking out.  Reggae fans have two choices.  Tony Java presents his 12th Anniversary Reggae Award Ceremony that, as always, is billed as a tribute to Bob Marley and Dennis Brown, and includes awards for best food caterer as well as song [...]