The drummer and composer Antonio Sánchez is perhaps best known to popular audiences for scoring the Oscar-winning film Birdman; jazz crowds will recognize his work behind the kit in the current iteration of the Pat Metheny Group.[...]
Cellist Tomeka Reid grew up in the D.C. area but has since established herself as a guiding force on Chicago’s storied experimental jazz scene. At once broad and brittle, patient and surging, her playing achieves[...]
Vocalist, composer, and arranger Carmen Lundy has been a staple on the vocal jazz scene for over 30 years. The rare jazz singer who focuses on original material, she draws from a training in opera[...]
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
Lisa Sokolov presents extravagant vocals and rambunctious piano playing as a part of Transparent Productions’ series at Rhizome DC. Selecting material from a songbook that spans diverse vocal stars, she sings vivid and layered interpretations.
Local producer and musician Ken Avis presents “Capital Jazz,” a celebration of some of the great musicians leading the D.C. jazz scene on documented on the “Capital Jazz” compilation album. The line-up for the Capital[...]
Chicago-based free jazz saxophonist leads his working trio, featuring bassist Brandon Lopez and percussionist Ryan Packard through work that straddles the fence between free music and more melodic, avant-garde jazz. Creative music trio Heart of[...]