Interview: Linda May Han Oh answers your questions

CapitalBop and NPR Music’s Jazz Night in America teamed up to present Linda May Han Oh’s Aventurine Octet in a special filmed performance on July 1, 2019. I had the opportunity to sit down with Oh before the show to ask some questions collected from our community, covering her musical process, her inspirations, and her […]

5 August D.C. jazz picks

The outdoor concert season has now hit its peak and is beginning to wind down, but places like the National Arboretum, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and the National Gallery of Art (which hosts the annual Jazz In The Garden series) will do their best to keep crowd cool through August.  Thad Wilson is kicking off August […]

Herbie Hancock has been busy. On Tuesday he kicks off a world tour in D.C.

Herbie Hancock is always thinking about the future. As a keyboard player, he helped define the course of post-bop with Miles Davis’ 1960s quintet; with the Head Hunters, he took fusion to funkier and more international-minded territories. Then he thrust himself into the hip-hop and electronic-music movements with “Rockit,” a smash hit. Throughout his career, […]

Mark G. Meadows, ‘Be The Change’ EP: anthems for introspection

Mark G. Meadows is no stranger to empowerment anthems; they were the cornerstone of his last album To The People, CapitalBop’s No. 2 album of 2016. Be The Change, the pianist and vocalist’s new EP released last week, features several numbers in that same inspirational spirit, and the accompanying music is built of the same […]