There's been some attrition lately in the once routinely sold-out audience for the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra. But news travels fast in this scene: BCJO trombone player Shannon Gunn put word on the street last night that Wycliffe Gordon, international jazz trombonist extraordinaire, would be a special guest with the band last night. By the [...]
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Friday, March 7
Yeah, yeah, I know. Both of the Lewis Nash Quintet's shows at the Kennedy Center are sold out. But you know what? Call and check. Stand in line for cancellations at the box office. Sneak the fuck in. (Errr, no, do not sneak the fuck in.) It would be unconscionable not to recommend the [...]
Butch Warren's death on Saturday at 74, while not unexpected, nonetheless casts a pall over the entire D.C. jazz community. His memorial is still being planned, but his spirit will undoubtedly infiltrate all of the events listed below.
Thursday, October 10
What, you think that just because Wayne Shorter's birthday has come and gone (and so has [...]
Thursday, September 5
There's an ambitious and impressive project that doesn't work very often in the District proper. Indeed, this very gig is in Bethesda, but it's worth the trip. I speak of Shannon Gunn, a longtime member of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra's trombone section, who is also the head of her own catchily named [...]
Friday, March 23
The Washington Women in Jazz Festival continues to be the big jazz event this week. And its Friday night performance sums up the purpose of the festival: demonstrating how much female jazz talent the area can boast. Enough, indeed, to form a powerful big band. Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes is 15 [...]
It's a spectacular week for jazz, folks.
Thurday, June 23
It's been a long time—over a year and a half, in fact—since D.C. has seen a gig by the Cricket Fusion Quartet. The collective is the brainchild of Joe Brotherton, a trumpeter (and a hip one) with a taste for two things: spontaneous group improvisation and groove. [...]