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NSO Pops: Wayne Shorter 80th Birthday Celebration with the Wayne Shorter...

Wayne Shorter, his Quartet, and vocalist Esperanza Spalding appeared last night in another sold-out concert at The Kennedy Center. There was a new work...

‘Maria Schneider Orchestra’ at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center by Lisa...

In a night filled with everything from big band charts to accordion-led ballads, Maria Schneider and her 18-person orchestra shared stories of nostalgia, home,...

Jill Scott at Wolf Trap by Audrey Thornton

  Three-time Grammy Award-winning R&B singer, poet, and actress, Jill Scott appeared at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center on July 15, 2013. Greeted by Washington’s humid...

18th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival at The...

Dee Dee Bridgewater, the host of NPR's award winning weekly syndicated show, JazzSet, was the celebrant of the 18th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women...

‘The New Orleans Bingo! Show’ at The Kennedy Center by Terry...

April is "The Music of New Orleans" Month at The Kennedy Center, and it takes a big tent to accommodate the eclectic artistic styles of...

Supersized Jazz Club: ‘Fats Waller Dance Party’ at The Kennedy Center...

Curiosity enticed me out to The Kennedy Center on Friday, April 5, 2013 for the 9:30 p.m. performance of Artistic Advisor for Jazz, Jason...

Gretchen Parlato at WPAS at the 6th and I Synagogue by...

Gretchen Parlato, winner of the 2004 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, has toured internationally with her own band and as a guest of many world-renowned...

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: ‘Mardi Gras with the MJO’ at George Mason...

There is no annual holiday celebration in Louisiana without Mardi Gras! According to historians, Mardi Gras, a one-day prelude to Lent dates back thousands...

‘An Evening with Branford Marsalis’ at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center...

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is known for its quality performances, and the audience is always more than appreciative. But the February 15, 2013...

‘Birdland Big Band’ at Hylton Performing Arts Center by Audrey Thornton

A dynamic, new ensemble directed by Tommy Igoe (Drums); Nick Marchione, August Haas, Mat Jodrell, and Brandon Lee (Trumpets); Dave Bargeron, Mark Miller and...

‘Sing the Truth: Angélique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves, and Lizz Wright’ at...

If you were fortunate enough to catch the last performance of Sing the Truth’s legendary tour at The Music Center at Strathmore on Tuesday,...

Nnenna Freelon at The KC Jazz Club at The Kennedy Center...

The KC Jazz Club featured Nnenna Freelon in their cabaret style venue last night. Those of you who attended the Thelonius Monk Competion in September, also at...

My Favorite Quotes From DCMTA’s 5 Star ‘Best Shows’ for December...

Here's my favorite quotes from our 5-star reviews of our 'Best Shows' for December 8-14th. Here we go! (1) Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Judy Kuhn at The Kennedy...

‘Jazz for Justice’ at Hylton Performing Arts Center by Audrey Thornton

Nearly twenty-five years to the day of passage of H.CON. RES 57 (12/4/87) officially designating jazz as a rare and valuable national American treasure...

‘Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drum Competition Finals and All-Star Gala Concert’...

The sold out 2012 Thelonius Monk International Drum Competition,  sponsored by Cadillac, United Airlines, Northrup Grumman and Centric TV, took place Sunday night at...

Capital Fringe Review: ‘Paul Gonsalves on the Road’ by Veronique MacRae

A poignant and moving piece about the inner demons that plague the soul of the brilliant jazz artist, Paul Gonsalves, Art Luby’s Paul Gonsalves on...

‘Buddy Guy With Special Guest John Mayall’ at Wolf Trap by...

It is not often you get to see two living legends on one night. However, that is what happened on July 12, 2012 at...

Report on The Philadelphia ‘Center City Jazz Festival’ by Darlene Olsen

Local Philadelphia trombonist with fresh vision creates inaugural Center City Jazz Festival on April 28, 2012 Out of Philadelphia, the melting pot of music styles came...