Posts Tagged ‘Thad Wilson’

Jazz Setlist, Jan. 7-13: Swingin’ in ’16

Kristine Key, Reginald Cyntje, and more jazz opens for the weekend.

Jazz Setlist, Nov. 5-11: All Over the Place

The Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra, Mary Halvorson, and more in jazz this week!

Jazz Setlist, October 15-21: All Hail Pharoah

Thad Wilson, Joanne Brackeen, and more in this week's jazz roundup.

International Jazz Day: Jazz Setlist, April 30-May 6

A focus on local acts for a fraught, trying week in our nation and region.

Sunday Double Decker: Jazz Setlist, Feb. 19-25

Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is enough to constitute a full-on and fervent spiritual experience.

Washington Renaissance Orchestra’s “In the Tradition” was a Triumph of Passion and Craft

When I called In the Tradition, Friday night's Washington Renaissance Orchestra concert at the Lincoln Theatre, "the D.C. jazz occasion of the year," I wasn't being hyperbolic. The show was magisterial, an emotional powerhouse built with superlative work from 17 of the best musicians the District has to offer. It was a complete triumph.
Though the concert was organized and led by drummer [...]

Jazz Setlist, May 15-21: Trumpet Sandwich

Thursday, May 15
Thad Wilson's gigs are suddenly not as rare as they used to be. The trumpeter and bandleader is fresh off his April residency at Bohemian Caverns, where his music was often incredibly hip, and in between those weekly sessions he managed a gig or two at Twins Jazz and Westminster Presbyterian. Still rare, [...]

Jazz Setlist, April 24-30: Return of the Son of JazzApril

Thursday, April 24
Since the mid '90s, there's really been one predominant figure on the jazz piano: Brad Mehldau. "Predominant" is not to say that he's the greatest pianist going (though he's certainly up there), but certainly he's the most visible and influential of his generation. Jazz educators tell of a decade meeting legions of young [...]

Jazz Setlist, February 27-March 5: On Greater U Street

Thursday, February 27
There's a multidimensional aspect to theThe Greater U Street Jazz Collective's name. The quintet, populated by veteran D.C. jazz musicians, looks to remember and uphold the legacy of jazz life and culture, and through it the legacy of African-American life and culture, in D.C. U Street has long been the core of that [...]

The Jazzies: D.C.’s Best Jazz in 2012

Last year's Jazzies were created on a whim, searching for a way to sum up the year in D.C. jazz; to our surprise, it went viral within the local community, giving Washington City Paper little choice but to turn the cute one-off into an annual tradition. Thus, without further ado, here are the winners of [...]

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