Posts Tagged ‘Wallace Roney’

Byrdland: Why Donald Byrd Mattered to Jazz, Its Legitimacy, and D.C.

When news of Donald Byrd’s death was finally confirmed by major news outlets on Monday, it had been four days since his nephew by marriage, the jazz pianist Alex Bugnon, had announced his passing on Facebook. Byrd—a trumpeter, composer, educator, and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master who was the founding director of Howard [...]

Jazz Setlist, Aug. 26-Sep. 1: Wallace Roney Uber Alles

'Tis a light week for jazz, but with one big name in town:

Friday, August 26
It seems as though Wallace Roney will never escape comparisons to Miles Davis. Miles was the younger trumpeter's mentor and idol, and Roney stood in for the late giant when Miles' classic 1960s quintet went on a reunion tour about 15 [...]