Posts Tagged ‘Lori Williams’

Jazz Setlist, July 24-30: U Street’s Hopping

Thursday, July 24
If you haven't heard Lyle Link on saxophone before, brace yourself. The image that his sound calls to mind is that of a scimitar: strong, elegant, full of opulent curves—and ready to run through your gut in a second. It's simply a sound like no other, and Link carries it with him across [...]

Jazz Setlist: Lori Williams, Albert “Tootie” Heath, and Helen Sung

Thursday, Jan. 30
The only thing better than Lori Williams' velvet voice, expressive and elastic time, and delectable phrasing is the irrepressible joy she communicates with every syllable. Williams simply loves to sing, and it shows. In that sense she's like Ella Fitzgerald, who was always absolutely delighted to be with you. But only in that [...]

Jazz Setlist, August 2-8: Locally Grown

Friday, Aug. 3
Jazz at U-Topia, indeed U-Topia itself, is on hold. The popular U Street NW eatery has rich food and a great bar, as well as just enough room in its bay window for a jazz band to set up, making for one of the best stealth music venues in town. It had its [...]

Jazz Setlist, February 16-22: Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival

That's right, folks, it's time once again for the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. The Paul Carr-driven heir to the late East Coast Jazz Festival is now in its third year, and like any great annual event it's both growing and getting better with each iteration. Hence, while there are a few scattered jazz events going on [...]

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