“Best Jazz Website” in the Washington City Paper’s tastemaking Best of D.C. Critics’ Picks


Praise for CapitalBop

  • “Washington’s fastest-climbing jazz bloggers, promoters, movers, shakers and evangelists.” –Chris Richards, Washington Post [article]
  • “[A]s comprehensive an online resource as this city has ever had.” –Sriram Gopal, [post]
  • “[The] D.C. Jazz Loft [is] the showcase that the local jazz scene has needed for years…. Russonello and Stewart’s mission with CapitalBop is simply to promote the rich but underappreciated D.C. jazz scene…. As a side effect, they may establish themselves as new Washington jazz impresarios. Let’s hope so.” –Michael J. West, Washington City Paper [post]
  • “Really, does anyone do more for local jazz than Russonello and his Capital Bop these days?” –Andrew Beaujon, [post]
  • “CapitalBop is a homegrown effort in my hometown. More of this, Internet.” –Patrick Jarenwattananon, [post]

Praise for CapitalBop’s D.C. Jazz Lofts

  • “The showcase that the local jazz scene has needed for years.” –Michael J. West, Washington City Paper [post]
  • “It brought a much-needed cool factor [to the DC Jazz Festival] that had been missing in the eyes of the city’s young hipster crowd and older avant-garde stalwarts…. [The shows] attracted multi-generational, multiracial crowds who eagerly applauded a crop of such jazz renegades as JD Allen, Darius Jones and Tomas Fujiwara and the Hook Up.” –John Murph, DownBeat [article]
  • “The DC Jazz Loft aims to recreate that environment where musicians push each other’s creativity.” –Rhome Anderson, Washington Post [article]
  • “In an actual warehouse loft watching a free jazz jam. Holler at the @capitalbop time machine.” –Patrick Jarenwattananon, NPR Music [tweet]
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