* The Comet Is Coming

March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW Washington

Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchins plays with a tone that does not sacrifice heft while still maintaining a leanness. As one of the focal points in the London jazz scene, he plays in a variety of groups that bridge the worlds of modern jazz with underground energy — as well as the sounds of dance music.

The Comet Is Coming sees Hutchings’ primordial, rhythmic playing matched with the psychedelic, droning electronics of bandmates Dan Leavers (keys) and Max Hallett (drums). The trio’s music pulsates with shifting color and shape every measure, but still leaves you floating in a state of near suspension, totally immersed in its spell.



About Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, JazzTimes, Downbeat, NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper, On Tap/District Fray Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He began covering the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Reach him at [email protected] Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.