Join us in celebrating a year of music at our DC Jazz Loft holiday party

It’s been an incredible year for CapitalBop. In 2019, we’ve produced almost 40 shows and over 70 articles, featuring a diverse cross-section of artists from D.C. and afar. So it’s time to celebrate! Join us this Sunday for a special DC Jazz Loft holiday party at Rhizome DC. There’ll be live music, seasonal snacks and […]

Ken Avis isn’t a doctor, but he plays the ‘Antidote’ on the radio

Ken Avis is perhaps best known as a guitarist in the worldly jazz group Veronneau, but he has always had an entrepreneurial instinct, and lately he’s taken to administering musical remedies via the radio. With his wife and collaborator, vocalist Lynn Veronneau, he hosts the radio show Antidote Sounds on Arlington Independent Media’s station, WERA […]

Islam’s impact on modern jazz takes center stage at the Smithsonian

How do you create jazz programming that truly honors the spiritual dimensions of the holidays, despite the heavily commercialized nature of the season? That’s a question that Charlie Young III and Ken Kimery — the artistic director and executive producer, respectively, of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra — wrestled with for some time. They found their […]

Guitarist Evgeny Pobozhiy wins the 2019 Herbie Hancock jazz competition

Guitarist Evgeny Pobozhiy, 30, was declared the winner of the 2019 Herbie Hancock International Jazz Competition on Tuesday at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater.  He beat out two other finalists — hometown favorite Max Light of Bethesda, Md., who came in second, and Cecil Alexander of Muskegon, Mich. — as well as nine other competitors […]

5 December D.C. jazz picks

Happy holidays! The holiday-themed concert season is upon us, and familiar faces and beloved traditions return to the District over the next four weeks. Next week, trombonist and big bandleader Eric Felten presents his annual re-creation of The Nutcracker — that is, the Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington suite based on the Tchaikovsky ballet. Trumpeter […]

The restaurant Harlot DC is now open in the Bohemian Caverns building

Harlot DC, one of two new ventures to be housed in the historic Bohemian Caverns building, is now open. The bar and burger restaurant formally started operating in October as part of the new five-year lease on the building at 11th and U Streets NW; Harlot occupies the ground floor. Mama ‘San, the venue name […]

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Bass clarinet specialist Todd Marcus plays small ball with new ‘Trio+’ album

The Baltimorean bass clarinetist Todd Marcus has become known for going big. His albums for nonet, 2006’s In Pursuit of the 9th Man and 2015’s Blues for Tahrir, presented lush and complex pieces with broad global and sociopolitical overtones. He frequently writes music inspired by his father’s Egyptian heritage, and intertwines his passion for community […]
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