Posts Tagged ‘Uri Gurvich’

DC Jazz Festival: Postmortem

Looking back at my wrap-up of last year's festival, a number of the extraordinary circumstances that applied then still apply today. The economy tightened the budget last year, and did so even more this year. Last year, as this year, the fest sacrificed signature concerts (in 2010's case, at the National Mall). And last year [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Uri Gurvich

Though there's no formal theme for this year's DC Jazz Festival, an informal current of world jazz seems apparent from its itinerary: Caribbean and panglobal sounds figure prominently, as do European and Asian players. Tonight, another link in that chain arrives: music of the Semitic diaspora, i.e. the sounds of Jewish and Muslim traditions melded [...]