Well, I know Dianne Reeves and Esperanza Spalding drop by every few years. And there are a few vocalists. But help me figure this out right now : why aren’t there more women playing jazz in Richmond (and anywhere)? Because […]
Just graduating from high school, Kofi Shepsu is already a veteran of many local performances, including this one at The Rabbit Hole in May. He’s often the leader, as in this case.
Street Pharmacy is the tune, part of the new album Live at Vagabond. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgsNDXK6H54 Bass – Andrew Randazzo Drums – Corey Fonville Guitar – Morgan Burrs Keyboards – DJ Harrison Saxophone – Marcus Tenney
Of 21 acts in the newly announced lineup for the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, 2018 edition, five are jazz artists, seven if you include the smooth jazz adherents. August 9-12, performance schedules to be announced (see JazzRVA.com to […]
Conquering the planet, from suburban RVA: Lonnie Liston Smith and Expansions, live at the London Jazz Festival, 2012.
Peter Solomon made his way over to his station’s studio/control room not long ago. The business news program “Marketplace” was just coming through on the monitors…it’s a half hour before Solomon’s show begins…something about vacancies on the federal reserve. We […]
“Suspended at the Steps…” a Taylor Barnett composition, his first, written in the year 2000. Taylor Barnett: trumpet, flugelhorn. Marcus Tenney: saxophone. Randall Pharr: bass. Emre Kartari: drums and cymbals, at The Rabbit Hole, May, 2018.
Well, it’s a stretch. But just the same you could say Richmond’s biggest jazz club is the domain of Peter Solomon, and it’s open every weeknight. The Nielsen ratings show that up to 4,800 people listen to Solomon’s three-hour […]
“Footprints,” a Wayne Shorter composition. Heard first on his 1966 album Adam’s Apple, and soon after on the Miles Davis album Miles Smiles. Played here by RVA’s Pocket Jazz: Eric Oritt – guitar, Chris Ludwig – bass, Dave Triplett – fluegelhorn.