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  • Marcus Miller: America's AmBASSadoor

    Marcus Miller: America's AmBASSadoor

    Marcus Miller is most often described as a jazz, funk, soul, fusion, and R&B bassist. As much as that is accurate, it is a description that falls well short of the mark....

  • Istanbul’s İKSV: An Intensity Beyond Cool

    Istanbul’s İKSV: An Intensity Beyond Cool

    It would be easy to get breathless, even giddy, about the range and schedule of cultural events organized by İKSV, the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (in Turkish: İstanbul Kültür Sanat Vakfı). One individual could not possibly keep up...

  • Alan Broadbent: Intimate Reflections on a Passion for Jazz

    Alan Broadbent: Intimate Reflections on a Passion...

    Pianist, composer, and arranger Alan Broadbent doesn't just "dig" jazz. He has a deep and enduring passion for it. Growing up in mid-20th-century New Zealand, he quickly went beyond piano lessons to reading...

  • Does Talent Matter?

    Does Talent Matter?

    A good friend of mine, who is a recognized great guitarist, once said to me as we were standing at the bar of the old Birdland, "Charlie Christian really wasn't that good a player player, you know."...

  • Stefon Harris: Pursuing the Tradition

    Stefon Harris: Pursuing the Tradition

    He is a composer, performer, bandleader, businessman, educator and leadership trainer. He handles each with a clear head, confidence and sense of purpose. He's bright, articulate and relates to people on any level....

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The Gravity Project

The Gravity Project
The Gravity Project

Experiments on Human Subjects

Evil Genius
Experiments on...

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Blue Jay Patten
Street Scene

In Common

Walter Smith III /...
In Common

Jazz In Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden

Charles Mingus
Jazz In Detroit /...

Remember Love

Houston Person &...
Remember Love

Open Heart

Randy Halberstadt
Open Heart

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Gary McFarland
Gary McFarland

Gary McFarland was one of the more significant contributors to orchestral jazz during the 1960s. He had an unfortunately short career. But he was surprisingly productive in the brief decade he was captured... read more

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Oct24Wed 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
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Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen
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Alexandria, VA
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COMEDY NIGHT hosted by CROOKED COMEDY - Ten or...
Villain & Saint
Bethesda, MD
Oct24Wed 20:00 20:00
Neel Singh's Open Jam and Workshop
Villain & Saint
Bethesda, MD
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The Psychedelic Furs
Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Rockville, MD
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John Hiatt
City Winery DC
Washington, DC