Even jazz musicians take a break for the holidays.
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Fred Foss! A Willis Conover birthday celebration! And much more!
Heidi Martin pays tribute to Abbey Lincoln, the Airmen of Note, and more
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.
More and more, saxophonist JD Allen evokes memories of the great improviser Thelonious Monk.
The U Street Jazz Jam rises again and Jeremy Pelt returns to town.
This is an uncommonly good week for jazz, especially over the weekend.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Sun Ra’s “arrival”: The jazz composer insisted that he was born on Saturn, arriving on Earth in 1914.
This edition of Setlist stops before next Tuesday, when the DC Jazz Festival begins. Arts Desk will provide extensive coverage of the festival—the build-up weekend, though, is also a particularly good time to get out and see some jazz. Here are three good examples.
Friday, June 20
Festival aside, Friday night is perhaps the D.C. jazz occasion of [...]
Butch Warren's death on Saturday at 74, while not unexpected, nonetheless casts a pall over the entire D.C. jazz community. His memorial is still being planned, but his spirit will undoubtedly infiltrate all of the events listed below.
Thursday, October 10
What, you think that just because Wayne Shorter's birthday has come and gone (and so has [...]