Content by tag "Richmond"

Matthew Charles Heulitt

Guitarist and composer Matthew Charles Heulitt wields an uncanny ability to bridge the worlds of jazz, contemporary pop, and original music into a tapestry of soulful music. His lines on the guitar draw a constant sense of unfolding and searching that go well beyond the idioms of jazz improvisation. After graduating high school from the Interlochen Arts Academy high school in northern Michigan, Matthew went on to further his improvisational indulgences at Depaul University, Wayne State University, and finally at the University of Miami in Florida completing a bachelors degree in studio music and jazz guitar

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Victor Haskins

Victor Haskins is an international performer, visionary, multi-instrumentalist, improviser, sound artist, composer, arranger, bandleader, interdisciplinary collaborator, and educator. Victor’s main performing projects are “Victor Haskins & Moving Sound Pictures" and “Victor Haskins’ Skein". Moving Sound Pictures is an innovative, one-man-band where Victor extemporaneously improvises intricate, interactive soundscapes and spontaneous compositions. Elements of existing artistic traditions from around the world are evoked, repurposed, and filtered through his imagination. Additionally, Victor frequently collaborates with dancers in this setting, improvising collectively across mediums to orchestrate a powerful, cinematic experience

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Jared Sims

JARED SIMS performs on all of the saxophones as well as clarinet and flute. He has toured throughout the United States and in Europe, South America, Asia and India. Sims has performed live with an array of artists that include Han Bennink, Cecil McBee, Bob Brookmeyer, Stefon Harris, Landau Eugene Murphy, Temptations, Four Tops, Melvin Sparks, Soulive, Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers), DJ Logic, Kiddus I, Matisyahu, the 10,000 Maniacs, and Noel Gallagher (Oasis). Sims has also performed with large ensembles such as the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

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Scott Clark 4tet: Bury My Heart

Read "Bury My Heart" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Richmond, VA., resident Scott Clark is a drummer who projects a lot of get-up-and-go during these jaunty progressive jazz works, inspired by his Native American ancestry. Hence, the 4tet and guest artists execute a set framed on Native American incidents largely based on hardships and trauma but Clark's manifesto also proffers hope.

The six ...

NEWS: EVENT

Legendary Improv-Rock-Jazz Pioneers Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit To Reunite For Limited Tour Dates This Summer

Legendary Improv-Rock-Jazz Pioneers Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit To Reunite For Limited Tour Dates This Summer

Special 2015 edition of beloved absurdist jam-driven outfit to feature Col. Bruce Hampton alongside original members Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, and Jeff Sipe Referred to in a recent Relix feature as “The Jamband Velvet Underground,” the influential dada-jam trailblazers Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit will return to rattle the landscape this summer with a series of live performances – than band’s ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brian Cruse Talks about His Composition “26.1” and the Release of "Brian Cruse Presents: B-Snaptet "

Brian Cruse Talks about His Composition “26.1” and the Release of "Brian Cruse Presents: B-Snaptet "

By Jim Johns The only open table at the cafe on this unseasonably warm day is outdoors on the sidewalk. The awning doesn’t do any good, the afternoon sun angles beneath the canvas. Brian Cruse rifles through his messenger bag, looking for his shades beneath pages of sheet music. He’s meeting up—between rehearsals and teaching — to talk ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Rex Richardson: Bugles Over Zagreb: The Music of Doug Richards and Blue Shift

Read "Rex Richardson: Bugles Over Zagreb: The Music of Doug Richards and Blue Shift" reviewed by Ken Hohman

Rex Richardson
Bugles Over Zagreb: The Music of Doug Richards
Self Produced
2014

Master class trumpeter virtuoso Rex Richardson is one of a rare breed of jazz musicians who can successfully straddle the worlds of classical and jazz without sounding like he's a mere overnight guest when performing in ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Spooky, Scary Freedom Jazz Dance Halloween Classic Is Uploaded For Your Fright Night Festivities

Visit Freedom Jazz Dance to hear the 2-hour Halloween Classic from way back in 2010. Available for 4 days only! Boo! Who said jazz can't be spooky, scary? Certainly not the great Count Floyd or me! Pour yourself a tall glass of blood and visit the Freedom Jazz Dance Archive Page to enjoy horrifying Halloween selections from the tomb of lost jazz treasures! This ...

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Palo! Fever Is Spreading Across The Nation As New CD, Palo! Live, Gains Airplay

MIAMI, FL – PALO! Live, the sophomore CD by Miami’s award-winning Afro-Cuban Funk band, PALO!, debuted at #20 on the CMJ World Music Chart. Recorded live in front of a standing room only crowd last August in Miami, the CD is now reaping airplay in the band’s hometown as well as across the country. Among the cities catching Palo! Fever ...

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Victor Haskins: The Truth

Read "The Truth" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Many years ago, there was a radio then television show called “Truth or Consequences." The premise was rather sophomoric: contestants were asked trivia questions and, if they failed to answer correctly, they were “buzzed off" and subsequently given goofy “tasks" which usually resulted in laughs at the contestant's expense. With The Truth the consequences for Richmond-based--but ...