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2016 Capital Fringe Preview #17: ‘Paul Gonsalves on the Road’ by...

Paul Gonsalves (1920-1974) was an immensely talented tenor saxophonist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra from 1950 until his death in 1974. He is best...

Review: Buddy Guy and The Damn Right Blues Band at The...

Buddy Guy is a man who does not act his age of 79 years young! He is a cool cat and an American blues...

Review: ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Picture yourself sitting in a dive bar in south Philadelphia in March of 1959. You’re spending an evening listening to Billie Holiday’s soulful voice...

Review: Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli: ‘Straighten Up and Fly Right-The...

There are few artists who have honored the legacy of Nat King Cole into the modern era the way singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli has. Early...

‘Shaking It Loose With Tom Jones’ at MetroStage

The genesis of this production says much about the innovative creative process at MetroStage. The idea that a new musical could be developed from...

Review: ‘A Jazz New Year’s Eve: Diane Schuur and Strings’ at...

Having been a fan of Diane Schuur’s since college, I was excited to have the opportunity finally to see her in concert. In fact,...

‘Javon Jackson and Sax Appeal’ at the KC Jazz Club at...

With Sax Appeal, no other "appeal" is necessary. The soul is satisfied. What happens when you bring four world-class saxophone players, a phenomenal pianist, a...

Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Fresh Cut Orchestra

On December 12th, 2015, The Kennedy Center Jazz Club showcased a ten-piece jazz ensemble from Philadelphia: the Fresh Cut Orchestra. The show, located in...

Dorado Schmitt and the Django Festival All-Stars at The Kennedy Center

Dorado Schmitt and the Django Festival All-Stars came to The Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater last night. And for a beautiful 80 minutes, the terror of...

Interview with Musician John Lee of The Electric Trio, Playing Monday...

I met John Lee after a set at Tryst Café. His band The Electric Trio is phenomenal. I especially appreciated their jazz cover of...

Michal Urbaniak at Bethesda Jazz and Blues Supper Club

What does a jazz lover expect from a concert of one of the world’s greatest jazz stars? To be moved by the magic of...

2015 Kennedy Center Spring Gala: ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing… A...

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts rolled out the red carpet on Sunday evening with a star-studded salute to the swing...

Freda Payne at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

Freda Payne, singer “extraordinaire” who was especially prolific during the 1970s, delivered a powerhouse performance Thursday night at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper...

The Soul Crackers at The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

33 years after they began, The Soul Crackers deliver tight, in-the-pocket covers from all-star soul, Motown and 70’s Funk bands. For over three hours,...

Cassandra Wilson-Coming Forth by Day: A Tribute to Billie Holiday at...

The legacy of the brilliant and iconic jazz legend, Billie Holiday, coupled with the cool, classic styling of the very contemporary and experimentally-inclined jazz...

Remembering Billie Holiday on Her 100th Birthday

On April 7, 2015 serious jazz fans celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of incomparable vocalist Billie Holiday, who died in 1959 at age...

‘Patti Austin Sings Ella and the Duke’ at the Baltimore Symphony...

Grammy and Oscar-winning songwriter and vocalist Patti Austin returned to team up with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a spectacular performance of jazz classics,...

Duke Ellington Orchestra at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

Once Charlie Young, conductor of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, invited the audience to the dance floor last night, they needn’t be asked twice. The band...

The Duke Ellington Orchestra Comes to Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper...

What better way to set the mood than swaying with your sweetheart to the tune of “Prelude to a Kiss”? Just in time for...

Wynton Marsalis’ ‘Blues Symphony’ at Washington Performing Arts at Strathmore

Last night, thanks to the generosity of Washington Performing Arts, DC audiences had the rare opportunity to see Wynton Marsalis in the fullest sense...