Tag Archives | Thelonious Monk


Straight No Chaser at Wolf Trap

There’s something magical that happens when you take ten talented male vocalists, put them in matching slim-fitting blazers, and get them to sing out loud in perfect harmony and a synchronous two-step. We’ve seen it on popular television shows like Glee and even on a capella reality television competitions like The Sing Off, but nobody […]

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‘An Evening with Branford Marsalis’ at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

Seeing one of Jazz’ masters like Branford Marsalis perform is one of life’s greatest pleasures. I had the honor of watching jazz great Marsalis at George Mason Performing Arts Center Saturday night. Marsalis and his quartet played mostly songs from their new album Four MFs Playin’ Tunes. Marsalis is a renowned saxophonist and composer. Marsalis is […]

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The Kennedy Center Announces Over 2,000 Performances in 2014-2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces its 2014–2015 Season  2014 with More Than 2,000 Performances of Theater, Dance, and Music of All Kinds Highlights include: Iberian Suite: arts remix across continents World Premiere Kennedy Center Musical: Little Dancer National Symphony Orchestra: Mahler Explored • Fantasy & Fate: Tchaikovsky Masterworks Washington National Opera: […]

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Gretchen Parlato. Photo by Jati Lindsay.

Gretchen Parlato at WPAS at the 6th and I Synagogue by Francine Schwartz

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 artists; notable performances include La Villette in Paris with Hollywood Bowl, and the Hollywood Bowl with Oscar Castro-Neves, Gal Costa, Ivan Lins, and Dianne Reeves. Last night she returned to Washington […]

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‘JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance’ at The Kennedy Center by Jessica Vaughan.

An impressive gathering of American tap convened at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater for JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance. The Chicago Rhythm Project collected twelve performances of professionals, amateurs, students, and superstars of the American tap world for this sold out performance. Juba means king in Zulu, and it was a title awarded to American […]

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