Thinking About Jazz Celebrates Clark Terry

On Saturday, June 27 from 1:00-3:00 p.m., the bi-monthly jazz education program at Westminster Church, Thinking About Jazz, celebrates the life of master trumpeter, Clark Terry. In addition to being thought of as “the best trumpeter around” by none other than Dizzy Gillespie, Terry was a pioneer in jazz education whose students at William Paterson […]

Thinking about Jazz Celebrates Clifford Brown

The short, but amazingly prolific life of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown will be celebrated at Westminster Church’s bi-monthly Thinking About Jazz (TAJ) series in Southwest DC on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 from 1-3:00 PM. Dr. Nick Catalano, professor of Literature and Music at Pace University, will speak about his book on Brown, “Clifford Brown: The Life and […]

Cecily Bumbray: A Rising Star

Every neighborhood boasts of a rising star and Southwest is no exception. Cecily Bumbray, 24, is a young vocalist and songwriter making her mark on the music world with an eclectic blend. Bumbray started regular voice lessons at age 12 at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore and from ages 13 to 18, she studied classical […]

Smokey Joe’s Café Comes to Arena Stage

Just how long can popular music stay popular? Two musical events occurring in Southwest DC in May feature music that has long since proven that the answer might be “forever.” It’s hard to imagine American pop music without “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand by Me,” and “Love Potion #9.” What would American music have been […]

Akoma Drummers to Perform at St. Augustines’s Art & Spirit Coffeehouse

A West African drum troupe, the Akoma Drummers, will be the featured entertainment at the Wednesday, February 6, 7 p.m. program of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church’s Art and Spirit Coffeehouse, 600 M Street SW. To celebrate Black History Month, the diverse group of drummers and percussionists will perform music of the African Diaspora ranging from […]