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  • John McLaughlin on the Mystery of Creativity, Inspiration, & Music

    John McLaughlin on the Mystery of Creativity,...

    Improvised music within a sophisticated framework is one if the primary hallmarks of jazz. World class improvisation requires split second reactions, mental agility, dexterity, and the emotive soul of an artist....

  • Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound

    Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound

    When Werner X. Uehlinger, the founder of Hat Hut Records, was asked about a statement on why he liked Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron's music, the answer was clear, short and succinct: "The quality of surprise."...

  • 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....

Reviews

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Ellipse

Stefano Travaglini
Ellipse

While We Still Have Bodies

While We Still Have...
While We Still Have...

Ghost Town Blues Band

Ghost Town Blues...
Ghost Town Blues...

Toot Suite

Bob Wagner
Toot Suite

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Track of the Day

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Yalgızam

Burak Kaya
Yalgızam

Brooklyn Blues

Dan Pugach
Brooklyn Blues

The Chair With No Legs

Organized Noise Trio:...
The Chair With No Legs

Cubist

Hal Galper
Cubist

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Musician of the Day

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Wayne Escoffery
Wayne Escoffery

Since moving to New York City in 2000, tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery has become one of the Jazz world’s most talented rising stars and in-demand sidemen. He began his professional NY career touring... read more

Jazz Near You

Date Event Detail Venue Time
Feb23Fri Kim Waters Blues Alley
Washington, DC
8:00 PM
Feb23Fri Kim Waters Blues Alley
Washington, DC
10:00 PM
Feb23Fri Railroad Earth 9:30 Club
Washington, DC
7:00 pm
Feb23Fri Noah Haidu Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
9:00 PM
Feb23Fri Noah Haidu Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
11:00 PM
Feb23Fri Tribute To Funk Legends Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Bethesda, MD
8:00 PM
Feb23Fri Thieves and Lovers with Calen Perkins Villain & Saint
Bethesda, MD
21:00
$10