Posts Tagged ‘Rosslyn Jazz Festival’

Rosslyn Jazz Festival: Jazz Setlist, Sept. 4-10

This might be the best year yet for the 24-years-running jazz fest across the Potomac.

Rosslyn Jazz Festival Has a Bad Day

It was looking good for the Rosslyn Jazz Festival. It was working with perhaps its best lineup ever, and was getting good notices for it. But it ended prematurely, and badly. Several outlets, including JazzTimes and WUSA, report that Saturday afternoon's thunderstorm caused first the cancellation of the festival-in-progress, then the collapse of the stage in [...]

Rosslyn Jazz: The Little Festival That Could

Something has happened to the Rosslyn Jazz Festival lately. Its 22 years of life have been dominated by middling selections—easy-listening singers, holdovers from the bigger festivals—and an “all headliner” lineup with sub-headliner offerings. It appears, though, that with the new decade the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (the festival’s longtime organizer) has been infiltrated by jazz-programmer [...]

Jazz Setlist, September 6-12: RIP Jerry Gordon

The holiday weekend prevented me from properly addressing the death last week of Jerry Gordon, a favorite local guitarist who was renowned for his lovely melodic imagination and mastery of the playing style first developed by Wes Montgomery. Gordon was a longtime area resident, having performed in D.C. for over 20 years, and was a [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Festivals, Open Houses, Art Openings and More!

Amy here from Free in DC bringing you some highlights from my site. With so many festivals, open houses, and art openings this weekend, this post is organized primarily by theme rather than just by date. All of these events are totally free to attend, though it’s always great to show your support for local [...]

Jazz Setlist, Sept. 9-15: Yet Another Festival Weekend

Friday, Sept. 10
"Brûlée has never called itself a jazz group," the quartet says in its mailings, "But the strong jazz influences in our music are unmistakable." No kidding. Two of the four members, bassist Andrew Brown and drummer Lex O'Brien have both worked as professional jazz musicians (especially O'Brien, a startlingly accomplished drummer and composer [...]

Just Announced: Rosslyn Jazz Festival Breaks Out the Big Guns

The Rosslyn Jazz Festival, which takes place every September in Rosslyn's Gateway Park, has in the past generally been a small-scale fest (one day, outside the city, with free admission) with a small-scale lineup.
Not this year. It's the festival's 20th anniversary, and it's responding with some A-tier musicians. Headlining on September 11 is Tierney Sutton, [...]

Hanna Ruins Jazz Festival

Stupid Hurricane/Tropical Storm.
Arlington Arts, the good people behind the annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival, have just announced that the "predicted severity of Tropical Storm Hanna" has resulted in the festival's cancellation. No rain date or anything...just flat canceled.
If you were planning to head out to Gateway Park on North Lynn Street to see and hear pianist [...]