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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Bethesda Chamber Singers’ March 6th performance at St. Augustine’s Art & Spirit Coffeehouse was postponed due to weather. It will instead be held on Wednesday, April 3rd, at 7:00 pm. For more information on the group, see our original article on the concert (2/26/13). .
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 […]