JS Williams

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
1610 14th St NW
DC 20009
$20 Adv. / $25 at Door

The trumpeter JS Williams likes digging into a Lee Morgan vibe. That means finding time for some swinging hard-bop playing, and more than a few lines soused in the blues. But it also means being open, and in Williams’ playing you’ll hear a funk sensibility lifted from the 1970s and ’80s, plus the peppery flow of a few hip-hop emcees. Two separate sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m.



Giovanni Russonello

About 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 [email protected] Read him at giovannirussonello.com or nytimes.com/by/giovanni-russonello. Follow him on Twitter at @giorussonello.

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