Even jazz musicians take a break for the holidays.
Posts Tagged ‘Romeir Mendez’
Jazz gets colored by hints of the blues this weekend.
Friday, August 7
Anyone who's seen him play must have known it was coming. Tenor man Elijah Balbed, who we named D.C.'s Best New Jazz Musician in 2010 and Best Tenor Saxophonist in 2013, was always too talented, too ambitious, too relentless in pursuit of his craft to not make The Big Move. Yes, New York calls [...]
The DC Jazz Festival just ended, but don't forget about the Nordic Jazz Festival.
Until recently, the magnificent composer's legacy was overshadowed by Duke Ellington's.
A tribute to a great jazz mentor and a steady bandleading gig for Joe Brotherton
Romeir Mendez, a Baltimorean bass player, requires huge sounds from his sidemen to keep him from devouring the bandstand whole.
Free jazz shows, now with kids music!
Thursday, August 21
The partyin'-est, beat-heaviest, most flat-out fun jazz ensemble of any kind in Washington D.C. has got to be Yamomanem. Leader and sousaphonist Monty Montgomery (who you may also know as the front man for Black Masala) has his roots, both personal and artistic, in New Orleans. But his branches extend a long way [...]
This edition of Setlist stops before next Tuesday, when the DC Jazz Festival begins. Arts Desk will provide extensive coverage of the festival—the build-up weekend, though, is also a particularly good time to get out and see some jazz. Here are three good examples.
Friday, June 20
Festival aside, Friday night is perhaps the D.C. jazz occasion of [...]