Posts Tagged ‘Stephane Grappelli’

Jazz Setlist, Sept. 27-Oct. 3: Finding Joy in Smooth Jazz

Thursday, Sept. 27
Since two years ago, when Washington City Paper named Elijah Balbed D.C.'s Best New Jazz Musician, he's only gotten better. The tenor saxophonist—who has a sleek, lyrical sound both brawny and understated—remains one of the hardest-working artists in the District, gigging heavily as both leader and sideman (including as the final saxophonist for [...]

Jazz Setlist, Sep. 16-22: Bossa Nova, Bassist Novosel

Thursday, Sep. 16
Even after 50 years, there is still controversy about whether Brazilian bossa nova is really "jazz," per se. But the musicians who developed bossa nova certainly had no problem with the association; they were happy to work with Charlie Byrd, Stan Getz, and Gil Evans, and to market themselves stateside under the jazz [...]