* Steve Turre Sextet

October 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
DC 20007
$45 (Plus $12 Minimum and $5 Fees)

Sure, trombonist Steve Turre makes a great straight-ahead jazz player, but there’s always something in his playing that brims and pushes. In his urge to expand the very tradition of which he is a part, the expressive, tonally roving musician resembles a former mentor of his: reedman Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He leads a tribute to his mentor with a pair of sets at Blues Alley, also featuring the virtuosic and expansive saxophonist James Carter. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 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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