Posts Tagged ‘Tom Baldwin’

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

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

Jazz Setlist, April 18-24: Pepper Adams, Mark Whitfield, Esperanza Spalding, and Andrew White

Thursday, April 18
The Smithsonian's "Take 5!" series that's been unfolding this season has been a fascinating experiment: the works of jazz's more gifted, prolific, and often overlooked composers, played by local D.C. musicians specializing on those composers' instruments. One of the writers in question is Pepper Adams, best known as the fastest, howlingest baritone saxophonist [...]

Jazz Setlist, Feb. 2-8: Junebug Memorial Edition

It hardly needs saying that Washington's jazz community is still mourning the loss last weekend of Jimmy "Junebug" Jackson. The much-loved drummer, singer, raconteur, and goofball is being mourned and celebrated all over town, but in particular at the HR-57 jam sessions he so often led. Last night's and tonight's jams are both being dedicated to [...]

Jazz Setlist, August 19-25: Brad Linde, Sax of All Trades

Thursday, August 19
At this point it's probably quicker to stop counting how many pies Brad Linde has his fingers in, and instead start counting how many hands he must have to keep up with those pies. Linde is co-leader of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, leader of the Brad Linde Ensemble, and a sideman for [...]

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