Posts Tagged ‘Roberta Gambarini’

Jazz Setlist, November 1-7: De-Election

Thursday, Nov. 1
Singer Roberta Gambarini is a frequent presence around these parts, a regular part of the D.C. Jazz Festival's lineup and an annual performer at Blues Alley, where she returns this weekend. She is always welcome. A native of Torino, Italy, the lovely Gambarini speaks with an Italian accent, but when she sings there's [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Should We Get the Same Headliners Year After Year?

Every year, you hear some grumbling about one aspect of the DC Jazz Festival from the circle of local jazz snobs of which, for better or worse, I'm a member. The complaint? The festival's repetitive programming.
As regular festivalgoers surely have noticed, there's a small coterie of musicians who have headlined the festival over and over [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Jazz at the Lisner

Well, kids, here it is—the DC Jazz Festival’s annual flagship event, the big plenary session—the free concert. Things are a little different this year, though: it’s not on the National Mall, as it has been every year before. And, it’s not all free.
Lisner Auditorium, on the GW campus, plays host this year. The afternoon [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Moody’s Mystery

Where was Moody? That's the mystery.
Actually, the physical whereabouts of James Moody, 85, were well-known, even though the saxophonist/flutist wasn't present at the Lincoln Theatre last night for the NEA Jazz Masters' tribute to him. "James recently had a surgical procedure done," DCJF producer Charlie Fishman explained from the stage. "So unfortunately he couldn't be [...]

DC Jazz Festival: NEA Jazz Masters Concert

"This will be a taste of things to come," Charlie Fishman, the DC Jazz Festival's founder and producer, told the crowd of VIPs assembled at the Mandarin Oriental for last night's festival gala. He meant it literally. The lineup for the evening featured a group of musicians who will also appear tonight at the NEA [...]

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