The DC Jazz Festival just ended, but don't forget about the Nordic Jazz Festival.
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Geri Allen, Terence Blanchard, and new local sextet Eastern Standard Time take the stage.
Thursday, August 23
D.C. may be a bass town first and foremost, at least as far as jazz is concerned; the trombone, however, has been making a surge lately. We've always had strong players, including the late and beloved Calvin Jones, who founded the jazz program at UDC. But in the past few years, powerhouse Greg [...]
Thursday, July 28
The more you listen to Terence Blanchard, the better he gets. The trumpeter/composer from New Orleans contains multitudes: shining bop phrases, burning progressivism, convulsive soul, smoky romance. It's tailor-made for Blanchard's runaway career as a film composer, one of the busiest and most prominent of the current era. (Seriously—check out his IMDb page.) [...]
Thursday, July 15
Experimental music is an ivory tower. Its practitioners have gigantic status inside the field, and by and large can't get arrested outside of it. So when I say that William Hooker is a major figure, it will no doubt come as a surprise to some. Nonetheless, Hooker is a major figure. He's a [...]
UPDATE 12:28 PM: The 2/24 Roberto Fonseca show at Lisner Auditorium has been canceled.
This, folks, is a spectacular week for live jazz in the D.C. area. Many of the best local musicians are appearing at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, which runs through the weekend (look for a full preview tomorrow). Elsewhere, though, there [...]