Until recently, the magnificent composer's legacy was overshadowed by Duke Ellington's.
Posts Tagged ‘Reginald Cyntje’
Reginald Cyntje at Jazz Night in Southwest, the Makanda Project at Michigan Park Christian Church, and more.
The list of happening jam sessions in our town keeps growing.
A tribute to a great jazz mentor and a steady bandleading gig for Joe Brotherton
The Jazz and Freedom Festival connects the dots between jazz and social justice activism.
Not everything was hunky-dory, with the (temporary) loss of HR-57 and the (perhaps permanent) loss of the U Street Jazz Jam, but there was a hell of a lot of good music.
Replay the year in D.C.'s raddest albums and EPs.
Free jazz shows, now with kids music!
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 [...]
When I called In the Tradition, Friday night's Washington Renaissance Orchestra concert at the Lincoln Theatre, "the D.C. jazz occasion of the year," I wasn't being hyperbolic. The show was magisterial, an emotional powerhouse built with superlative work from 17 of the best musicians the District has to offer. It was a complete triumph.
Though the concert was organized and led by drummer [...]