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


Praise for CapitalBop

  • “CapitalBop, D.C.’s sentry guards at the cutting edge of jazz.” –Michael J. West, Washington City Paper [post]
  • “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]

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 space CapitalBop chose played as large a role as the music in terms of the overall experience. Using simple artwork and lighting, a drab warehouse was transformed into a room that could give 9:30 Club a run for its money, and it was perfect for Thundercat’s performance. Not only was this concert the most memorable of this year’s festival, it is one of the best of any DC Jazz Festival, perhaps second only to Bobby McFerrin’s show at the Warner Theater in 2011.” –Sriram Gopal, DCist [2015 DC JazzFest review]
  • “The DC Jazz Loft aims to recreate that environment where musicians push each other’s creativity.” –Rhome Anderson, Washington Post [article]

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