JAZZRVA.com celebrates jazz and jazz musicians in Richmond, Virginia, and makes it easy to find them.  Contact us:   Editor@JAZZRVA.COM

Richmond-area jazz musicians, venue managers, impresarios: Email your calendar listings, along with your name and phone number.

If you’re performing around Richmond: Email links to your videos/audios, stills, live performances or demos,  CD releases and cover images.

Photography: Joey Wharton, Melissa Brugh, Ashly Covington

Day Labor: Steve Nash, editor     editor@jazzrva.com

Music this page: “Lonely Woman” from KATANGA!, Pacific Jazz (1963) — Curtis Amy, soprano saxophone; Dupree Bolton, trumpet; Ray Crawford, guitar; Jack Wilson, piano; Victor Gaskin, bass; Doug Sides, drums.


“…we want them to have a good time and if they’re not having a good time, help them to have an outlet to deal with whatever they’re dealing with in a cathartic way. It’s dance music.”    

Bryan Hooten, No BS! Brass

You’re just sort of searching for this ‘thing’ and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don’t… at least the way I play, I’m trying to follow my train of thought in a solo.

John Abercrombie

It’s not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.

Herbie Hancock

The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.

Wynton Marsalis

If he’s a true symphony artist, he knows better than that because he knows that the only truly creative musician is the jazz musician.

Buddy Rich

What I’m doing, I prefer to call that jazz, because it is a beautiful word – I love it.

Dexter Gordon