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Posts Tagged ‘Warren Wolf’
See SFJAZZ, Christian McBride, and Abdullah Ibrahim this weekend.
Standout Track: No. 5, “Once Upon a Purple Night,” a gentle jazz waltz led by the wordless vocals of Christie Dashiell on Mark Meadows' Somethin' Good. At least, it starts out as a gentle jazz waltz. But after melodic, one-chorus solos by vibraphonist Warren Wolf, alto saxophonist Brent Birckhead, and pianist Meadows (and a restatement [...]
Friday, June 13
Area saxophonist and jazz superman Jeff Antoniuk, the A of the MARS 4-Tet, says that the band formed upon a shared realization. The jazz scene at large tended to build its repertoire, and its compositional concepts, on the mainstream jazz of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. But so much great music had happened [...]
Thursday, Jan. 9
There are often (but not always) two separate audiences for vocal jazz and instrumental jazz, and it may seem as though the newly established Dukem Jazz is aiming for the former. After all, its first month of existence was entirely given over to singers, Akua Allrich and Sharon Clark. Admittedly, both of these [...]
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 [...]
The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra needs no help in drawing an audience. They have a regular residency at the city's best jazz venue, every Monday night, and they routinely sell the place out. Deservedly so, too: The 17-piece big band fits in a huge proportion of the city's best musicians, and an awful lot of [...]
Friday, March 23
The Washington Women in Jazz Festival continues to be the big jazz event this week. And its Friday night performance sums up the purpose of the festival: demonstrating how much female jazz talent the area can boast. Enough, indeed, to form a powerful big band. Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes is 15 [...]
That's right, folks, it's time once again for the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. The Paul Carr-driven heir to the late East Coast Jazz Festival is now in its third year, and like any great annual event it's both growing and getting better with each iteration. Hence, while there are a few scattered jazz events going on [...]