Posts Tagged ‘Todd Marcus’

Jazz Setlist, September 5-11: Bullettes, Billy, and Bass Clarinet

Thursday, September 5
There's an ambitious and impressive project that doesn't work very often in the District proper. Indeed, this very gig is in Bethesda, but it's worth the trip. I speak of Shannon Gunn, a longtime member of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra's trombone section, who is also the head of her own catchily named [...]

New Vintage Jazz and Wine Fest Packs ‘Em In

Few people would picture The Half Street Fairgrounds—the little lot off of Nationals Park (you probably know it as The Bullpen) where pre- and post-gaming happens—as the venue for a jazz or wine festival, let alone both. And perhaps that's the point. These are products that we think of as ivory-tower stuff, to be sought [...]

Jazz Setlist, August 22-28: Tributes, We’ve Got Tributes

Friday, August 23
Regular readers of Setlist will know that much of the year has been devoted to tributes to Wayne Shorter and his forthcoming 80th birthday. Why is this such a big deal? Well, you must understand that while he's not the only jazz titan still alive, Shorter's legacy runs deeper and wider than almost [...]

Jazz Setlist, Sept. 8-14: An Embarrassment of Riches

Remember how I said that September was when the magic would happen? Behold, this week, where I severely cherry-picked the week's offerings and am still having to do an extra-long column.
Friday, September 9

There are so many things about The Cookers that scream "All-Star Band." The truth, though, is that they are an All-Should-Have-Been-Stars Band. Organizers [...]

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