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  • William Parker: Embracing The Unknown

    William Parker: Embracing The Unknown

    His is one of the most distinctive and respected voices on double bass today. William Parker, the tireless composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator and poet, is still today omnipresent on the contemporary free jazz scene...

  • Mark Morganelli: Adds Club Owner To His Resume

    Mark Morganelli: Adds Club Owner To His Resume

    Mark Morganelli has long been known as a fine trumpet player and a promoter with years of experience in the New York City area dating back to a jazz loft 39 years ago...

  • GoGo Penguin: Just Another Band From The Small Blue Planet

    GoGo Penguin: Just Another Band From The Small...

    Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star in a lost galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people....

  • Savoy Records: From Newark To The World

    Savoy Records: From Newark To The World

    On June 26, 1942, James Petrillo, President of the American Federation of Musicians, the nations union for working musicians did the unthinkable and announced a recording ban on all major labels....

  • Thomas Strønen: Sense of Time

    Thomas Strønen: Sense of Time

    Time Is a Blind Guide, the ensemble led by Norwegian drummer and composer Thomas Stronen, has just released its sophomore record Lucus (ECM), three years after its eponymous debut album...

Reviews

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Elvesang

Sigurd Hole
Elvesang

Necessary Arrangements

Jackie Messina
Necessary...

Uniting Beats (Ritmos Que Unen)

Afro Peruvian New...
Uniting Beats...

Influences

Andrew Kushnir
Influences

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Track of the Day

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Cubist

Hal Galper
Cubist

Metaloswing, Part 5

Billy Ponzio
Metaloswing, Part 5

Adult Joe

Danny Fox
Adult Joe

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Gordon Hyland
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Musician of the Day

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Buddy DeFranco
Buddy DeFranco

Buddy DeFranco has the unprecedented distinction of winning twenty Downbeat Magazine Awards, nine Metronome Magazine Awards, and sixteen Playboy All-Stars Awards as the number one jazz clarinetist in the... read more

Jazz Near You

Date Event Detail Venue Time
Feb17Sat Syleena Johnson Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Bethesda, MD
8:00 PM
Feb17Sat Marion Meadows Blues Alley
Washington, DC
8:00 PM
Feb17Sat Marion Meadows Blues Alley
Washington, DC
10:00 PM
Feb17Sat Eugenie Jones Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
9:00 PM
Feb17Sat Eugenie Jones Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
11:00 PM
Feb17Sat Nico Sarbanes The Alex At The Graham Hotel, Georgetown
Washington, DC
20:00
Feb17Sat Johnny Wilson Villain & Saint
Bethesda, MD
21:00