Posts Tagged ‘miguel zenon’

ToDo ToDay: Handbag, Miguel Zenon, and the History of Wonder Woman

Learn something new today, whether it's Wonder Woman's origin story or how to make a killer cocktail.

Along Came Ra: Jazz Setlist, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Sun Ra’s “arrival”: The jazz composer insisted that he was born on Saturn, arriving on Earth in 1914.

The Out-of-Towners: Jazz Setlist, October 17-22

See SFJAZZ, Christian McBride, and Abdullah Ibrahim this weekend.

“What It Means to Be Puerto Rican”: An Interview With Miguel Zenón

No list of today's major young jazz talents can exclude alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Zenón embarked on his journey as a jazz musician at Boston's Berklee College of Music, moved on to the Manhattan School of Music, and took the jazz world by storm. Before long he [...]

Jazz Setlist, November 3-9: From Flute to Banjo

Friday, November 4
The trajectory of Bill Haymon is certainly the opposite of most jazz musicians'. To wit, he started in New York—born and raised—worked his way into the jazz scene there as a flutist (and erstwhile tenor saxophonist), and eventually moved to D.C.. Ask Haymon, though, and he'll tell you that he never took his [...]

Jason Moran Receives MacArthur Genius Grant

How about that Jason Moran, who keeps finding new and exciting ways to grace these pages? The ludicrously acclaimed (and entirely deserved) pianist and composer had his name on two fantastic albums this summer; played a stellar set at this month's Rosslyn Jazz Festival; and, yesterday, is the recipient of a 2010 MacArthur Fellowship: the [...]

Jazz Setlist, Feb. 18-24: Festival and Smorgasbord

UPDATE 12:28 PM: The 2/24 Roberto Fonseca show at Lisner Auditorium has been canceled.

This, folks, is a spectacular week for live jazz in the D.C. area. Many of the best local musicians are appearing at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, which runs through the weekend (look for a full preview tomorrow). Elsewhere, though, there [...]