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Ethan Iverson is the de facto front man for The Bad Plus. The piano trio doesn't really have a leader, but Iverson is the pianist, the one who talks between songs at their concerts, and the one who communicates most prolifically with the jazz audience via his blog Do The Math. Where The Bad Plus [...]
The Rosslyn Jazz Festival, which takes place every September in Rosslyn's Gateway Park, has in the past generally been a small-scale fest (one day, outside the city, with free admission) with a small-scale lineup.
Not this year. It's the festival's 20th anniversary, and it's responding with some A-tier musicians. Headlining on September 11 is Tierney Sutton, [...]
The temptation to compare Hiromi Uehara, aka Hiromi, to Lady Gaga is awfully strong. Not because of the music, but because they share a unique and ostentatious fashion sense that does much to define both their images. Unlike Gaga, though, Hiromi ultimately defines herself with her music. Jazz is unlikely to find a [...]