Posts Tagged ‘Tim Whalen’

Nobody’s Moving Away This Week: Jazz Setlist, August 13-19

When you're watching any jazz scene, never underestimate the importance of the hustle. The players that rise to the top of the heap are the ones who are busting their asses.

Improv Genius: Jazz Setlist, July 16-22

More and more, saxophonist JD Allen evokes memories of the great improviser Thelonious Monk.

Thursday Twofer: Jazz Setlist, April 16-22

See MacArthur genius Vijay Iyer play live at Sixth & I

Dwayne Adell: Jazz Setlist, Feb. 5-11

Adell can't read a single note of music, but he's an astounding piano prodigy.

Artist of the Year: Jazz Setlist, Jan. 8-14

See Mark Meadows, named Artist of the Year in our 2014 Jazzies, at Twins Jazz.

On the Lawn in Petworth: Jazz Setlist, August 28-September 3

Free jazz shows, now with kids music!

Jazz Setlist, May 8-14: Mother’s Day Jazz

Thursday, May 8
The interesting thing about Nnenna Freelon is that her charisma doesn't really hit you until after the fact. She's an intense performer, one who addresses her audience both in song and in her banter with a certain tossed-off vibe that's as casual as the light tousle in her hair. Once the set is [...]

Jazz Setlist, April 17-23: More JazzApril

We're strictly local this week, folks, and that's a good thing.
Thursday, April 17
The Young Lions trio became an emblem, the triple faces of D.C.'s jazz renaissance, partly because they could make room for anything in their conception of jazz music. But whatever "anything" entailed, it was bound to be attached to groove. That's what allowed [...]

Jazz Setlist: Kahil’s Back

Thursday, Feb. 6
Tim Whalen has been kicking it up lately. Always a popular sideman in town—and for very good reason—Whalen has bands that seem to be increasingly visible on the scene. That's especially true of his septet, but Whalen also leads a trimmed down quartet featuring one horn (tenor saxophonist Tedd Baker) and a rhythm [...]

Jazz Setlist, Nov. 28-Dec. 4: Holiday Edition

Friday, Nov. 29
My God, Odean Pope is 75. It's no small thing to remind oneself of this, that tenor saxophonist Pope has been part of the jazz community since the mid '60s. He spent almost 25 years working in bands led by iconic drummer Max Roach, but left plenty of time and space for his own [...]

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