Posts Tagged ‘Matta Gawa’

Jazz Setlist, Feb. 17-23: Nonfestive

The big deal this weekend is the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival at the Hilton Rockville. There's already been plenty of ink devoted to it, and there's a lot more going on in the city scene that's well worth your time and attention.
Friday, February 18
Sometimes a person's very name sounds like that of a great musician. When [...]

Jazz Setlist, Dec. 2-8: Here Come the Christmas Concerts

Thursday, December 2
He calls the sound of his new album, Xmas Vibe "sort of Gary Burton meets George Winston." And while there's a kernel of truth in that, it downplays the uniqueness of what vibraphonist Charles Xavier does. He's based in the precision of jazz percussion (Xavier is a drummer as well), but works on [...]

Sonic Circuits Announces (Sort Of) Prog-Heavy 2010 Lineup

Sonic Circuits announced part of its 2010 festival lineup today, and the headliners may come as a surprise: French giants Magma (whose drummer and bandleader, Christian Vander, is pictured above) heads up the bill. Magma are legends in prog-rock circles, essentially creating their own indescribable genre of rock music, "zeuhl," in the early 1970s. Zeuhl [...]

Coming in July: New Atlantis Festival

From D.C. avant-garde musician/impresario Ed Ricart comes word of his newest production: the New Atlantis Festival, a free-jazz celebration that will take place over four days in July.
"The New Atlantis Festival will span four days, with two gigs scheduled in Baltimore at the Wind Up Space on July 22 and 25, and two gigs in [...]