Posts Tagged ‘Terri Lyne Carrington’

DC Jazz Festival: What to See Tonight and Saturday

For proof that the DC Jazz Festival is rapidly and thoroughly diversifying, look no further than the presence of guitarist Kenny Wessel on the bill. How many past renditions of the festival have included a onetime member of Ornette Coleman's revolutionary Prime Time ensemble?
But then, the fest has always been interested in a one-world approach [...]

Jazz Setlist, September 18-26: Thelonious Monk Competition

Two of the city's biggest annual jazz events, in the same week? Yup. And that's not all.
Thursday, Sept. 20
One of the best one-night showcases of jazz in the country is a staple in Washington—oh, and it's free. I speak, of course, of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Jazz Issue Forum and Concert, part of the [...]

This Week: The 2011 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival

The proudest legacy of the late Dr. Billy Taylor's reign as the Kennedy Center's artistic director for jazz is, by his own account, the annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. "It was the first thing I wanted to do at the Kennedy Center," he told me in a 2009 interview. "When I told [...]

Jazz Setlist, Oct. 21-27: The Hayes Code

Friday, Oct. 22
Hard bop drumming was ultimately shaped by three players: Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, and Louis Hayes. Hayes, the last survivor of the triumvirate, is also the least known – perhaps because he tends to worry about supporting his bands instead of taking big solos. But believe it or not, that's what [...]