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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Cool Jazz sax legend Lee Konitz stops by the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater tonight—in advance of his show, Washington City Paper talked to Konitz about his upcoming projects, working with the contemporary jazz trio Minsarah, and Alan Greenspan.
Washington City Paper: How did you get hooked up with Minsarah?
Lee Konitz: They invited me to play with them, [...]
Thanks to Ted Scheinman for covering last week.
Local trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse has a straightahead, hard-bop approach, but always produces a probing, thoughtful sound—almost like a flugelhorn—that distinguishes him in the U.S. Army Blues, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, and his own trios, quartets, and quintets that gig around town. Those pretty notes, to paraphrase [...]