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Weekend in Jazz | 4.18-4.20: Jazz’s top brass at Blues Alley, plus young D.C. sax star Braxton Cook

by Giovanni Russonello & Allen Jones Editorial board D.C.’s own Braxton Cook has been on tour recently with the famous Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. He returns to his hometown for his quartet’s first weekend at Bohemian Caverns, where he’ll give … Continue reading

Weekend in Jazz | 4.11-4.13: Blues Alley’s piano week brings Cyrus; guitar focus at Levine Music

by Giovanni Russonello Editorial board The D.C. Jazz Loft isn’t the only exciting show this weekend (though with the great Lena Seikaly, Lenny Robinson and Dan Roberts all on board, we’re pretty excited about that one). Cyrus Chestnut, the fabulous … Continue reading

Weekend in Jazz | 4.4-4.6: Mining the divide between art forms, plus two great jazz vocalists

by Giovanni Russonello Editorial board Two bands arrive this weekend hawking their own ideas about the close relationship between jazz and hip-hop. On Friday and Saturday at Bohemian Caverns, the trumpeter Russell Gunn teams up with Dionne Farris, a well-known … Continue reading

Weekend in Jazz | 3.28-3.30: Jon Batiste, Sunny Jain, Kris Funn, Mickey Bass and much more

by Giovanni Russonello Editorial board This Friday night, D.C. bass powerhouse Kris Funn brings his funky quartet, Corner Store, to the Hill Center. Before his performance, he will be interviewed by the Washington Post‘s pop critic, Chris Richards. At Bohemian … Continue reading

Weekend in Jazz | 3.21-3.23: Washington Women in Jazz Fest finale, Amiri Baraka tribute & more

by Giovanni Russonello Editorial board This weekend marks the end of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival. The best way to celebrate is on Friday night, at Westminster Presbyterian, where Shannon Gunn performs with the Bullettes. On Saturday, Howard University … Continue reading

Interview | Craig Handy on Mingus, major labels and that irresistible New Orleans second line groove

by Giovanni Russonello Editorial board Craig Handy, a bright and tuneful post-bop saxophonist, is among the assortment of artists recently signed to OKeh Records, the Sony imprint that began releasing albums again last year after a long, dormant stretch. (It hadn’t been … Continue reading

Weekend in Jazz | 3.14-3.16: Miles Davis tribute, young gun Kush Abadey & Wash. Women in Jazz

by Giovanni Russonello Editorial board All this weekend Blues Alley features a cross-generational tribute band to Miles Davis, offering the rare opportunity to see a star fusion guitarist like Mike Stern needle NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb, a bebop and hard-bop … Continue reading

Weekend in Jazz | 3.7-3.9: Make some noise for Women’s History Month: Bullettes, Bormet & more

by Giovanni Russonello Editorial board You can hardly go wrong this weekend on the D.C. jazz scene. Two exciting jazz projects with consciously African roots are at the Atlas, where the brimful Intersections Festival is coming to a close. The … Continue reading

Show announcement | Elijah Jamal Balbed, Tim Whalen & Amy K. Bormet at the D.C. Jazz Loft

This Sunday we’re back with the March edition of the D.C. Jazz Loft, and it features three artists we’ve been wanting to highlight for quite a while. With the weather climbing steadily toward spring this weekend, it’s a perfect moment … Continue reading

Weekend in Jazz | 2.28-3.2: Young talents take the Kennedy Center stage; Baltimore’s best hit U St.

by Giovanni Russonello Editorial board The pianist Gerald Clayton and the drummer Jamison Ross are two early bloomers who owe a lot to the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Clayton’s career got a boost after he came in second at … Continue reading