Brian Falkowski and Dan Kurfirst push the limits at our next DC Jazz Loft

In the May edition of our D.C. jazz loft, we’re bringing musical energy to suit the warming weather. This month’s bandleaders, saxophonist Brian Falkowski and percussionist Dan Kurfist, are stylistic agitators, ready to defy expectations at every turn. Don’t miss their double-bill at Rhizome DC this Sunday, May 12! DONATE IN ADVANCE You might have […]

Paul Carr named 2019 JJA jazz hero

The Jazz Journalists Association last month named longtime Washington, D.C.-area saxophonist, educator and festival organizer Paul Carr a Jazz Hero, making him the latest in a string of regional artists and organizers to receive the honor. The JJA Jazz Hero award recognizes “advocates, altruists, activists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact […]

5 May D.C. jazz picks

May might seem to be a lull in the jazz calendar, falling between the heightened activity of Jazz Appreciation Month and the adrenaline injection of the DC Jazz Festival in June — and yet a constant stream of great jazz shows continues to flow in the District. Spring is here, which means that the windows […]

Andrew’s Music: A selected discography of D.C. icon Andrew White

Longtime Northeast D.C. resident Andrew White is an indelible figure in the jazz world, both here and abroad. As a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, he’s played with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Weather Report, while leading a remarkable, nearly 60-year career as a bandleader and John Coltrane scholar. And with 42 LPs in the catalog of his […]

‘I’m here for a reason:’ Preview Keith Butler’s new album

Keith Butler’s playing has everything you’d expect from one of D.C.’s most prominent young drummers: nuance, strength and a deep sense of swing. But the path Butler took to arrive there is hardly what you might think. A year ago, he hadn’t composed any original material. Three years ago, he was brand new to the […]