David Sanborn

February 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Birchmere
3701 Mt Vernon Ave
VA 22305

Description:There’s no doubt alto saxophonist David Sanborn is a legend. The nature of his legacy, though, is up for debate. Some would quickly dismiss most of his music as smooth jazz, and there’s no doubt he has played his fair share of that. But throughout the past decade, he has zeroed in on a celebration of the 1960s sub-genre known as soul jazz. He plays the Birchmere with a smoother group.



Giovanni Russonello

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Giovanni is the founder of CapitalBop, and a music critic for the New York Times. He previously served as a contributor to the Washington Post, the FADER, JazzTimes, NPR Music and others, and hosted “On the Margin,” a books show on WPFW-FM. As head of CapitalBop, he has covered the D.C. jazz scene since 2010. (He is no longer directly involved in the presenting of CapitalBop's concerts.) He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in history, with a focus on African-American history. Reach Giovanni at editor@capitalbop.com. Read him at giovannirussonello.com or nytimes.com/by/giovanni-russonello. Follow him on Twitter at @giorussonello.