Posts Tagged “Jazz”
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Aug 17 2012
Whether you’re a bona fide jazzhead or just need somewhere to impress that cutie you met during NSO, D.C. has you covered. From big band favorites to bossa and bop, the District has it all. Here are Vox’s top picks for some swingin times that won’t break the bank:
For students on a budget, it’s hard to beat the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra. These cats play two sets every Monday night at — you guessed it — Bohemian Caverns. They’re D.C.’s only resident big band, and believe us when we say they swing HARD. It’s ten bucks for both sets, there’s no drink or food minimum, and the basement club actually looks like a cave. The action starts at 8:00 on the corner of 11th and U St., but get there early to grab a seat. Unlike some other clubs, the Caverns isn’t 21 and up, but you’ll need a fake to buy a drink if you aren’t of age. If you’re too angsty to get out on a Monday, Bohemian’s got top-notch acts coming through every weekend as well, although they usually cost quite a bit more.
If ten dollars is still stretching it, keep an eye out for jam sessions at Columbia Station, HR-57, the D.C. Jazz Loft, and Westminster Presbyterian Church. If there’s anything that deserves the title of “real D.C. jazz” it’s these communal gigs chock full of local talent. The Loft is especially cool, bringing the District’s best to a hip, DIY style location on the second Sunday of each month. And if you play, drag your horn down to a jam and test your chops. As one critic told me, “There’s never any negativity on this scene”, so don’t be shy!
Apr 19 2012
In this week’s feature, Gavin Bade dives into the District’s jazz scene, from Columbia Heights to U Street, and Duke Ellington to H Street NE:
On the editorials page, the ed board hopes the University community uses Saturday’s planned conferral of an honorary degree on D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson (SFS ’92, G ’07) as an opportunity to examine her complex record of education reform in the district.
In News, Connor Jones reports on student-led efforts to convince the University to influence Adidas to pay severance to 2,800 workers recently laid off from an Indonesian factory that supplied the apparel company.
For Leisure, Mary Borowiec profiles the glitter-based art of Julien Isaacs (SFS ’12), whose new exhibit Divine Chaos is on display at the Adams Morgan coffeehouse Tryst until the end of May. “For me it has been about capturing that light in my art. Glitter does that. It is a little piece of heaven,” Isaacs said.
For his final issue as the secretive editor of Page 13, Rob Sapunor offers a campus plan that will satisfy zero of the neighbors (and only half of the campus’ bulldog population), just like any other proposed campus plan that does not include Georgetown relinquishing its status as a residential university.
And finally in Voices, Keaton Hoffman calls for 21st-century development and humanitarian efforts that harness the powerful optimism of youth voices and shrug off the cynicism of academic and media elites.
Dec 16 2011
While you really shouldn’t have time to see shows this weekend, we have the perfect guide to procrastinate. And if you promised yourself those days of putting off work are a thing of the past, just consider these concerts long study breaks.
Friday: See D.C. rockers U.S. Royalty perform at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. It’s at 6 p.m., and admission is free.
Legendary sax player Benny Golson will be playing at the Bohemian Caverns on U Street Friday and Saturday at 8:30 and 10:30 both nights. Tickets are $35.
Saturday: Let the Choral Arts Society of Washington melt your heart with their family Christmas concert. It’s at 1 p.m. at the Kennedy Center, and tickets start at $15.
Sunday: At U Street Music Hall, catch Fat Trel’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Tickets are $15 in advance, and the show kicks off at 8:30 p.m.
Finally, the jazz duo the Jolley Brothers will be playing at Bohemian Caverns on U Street at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Get in on last-minute shopping specials at Georgetown’s 12 Days of Merriment, featuring all the deals you need to ensure everyone’s happy come Christmas morning.
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