On the horizon

There is always good music happening in Richmond, but sometimes the stars align and there is an insane amount of awesome jazz.

There is always good music happening in Richmond, but sometimes the stars align and there is an insane amount of awesome jazz. Starting tomorrow, an unprecedented run of national and local musicians will perform around Richmond in clubs, concert halls and even at an outdoor festival.

No BS! Brass Band, The Brand New Life
Friday September 31st 9pm
The Camel
1621 W. Broad St.

Richmond’s favorite brass band and Greensboro’s sophisticated jazz funk group share the stage at No BS! Brass’ monthly show at The Camel.

Glows in the Dark Mondo Italia Dance Party
Friday September 31st 10pm
203 N. Lombardy

Glows in the Dark grooves to music from 70’s Italian crime films. It is truly unlike anything you have seen before.

2nd Street Festival
Saturday October 1st 12pm-6pm
Sunday October 1st 1pm-6pm
2nd St. and Marshall St.

Acts including:
Saturday: Robert Jospe Trio, Victor Haskins Quartet, James “Saxsmo” Gates
Sunday: Richmond Youth Jazz Guild, Jason Jenkins Quartet, Steve Kessler Quartet,

Professor Darryl Harper’s VCU Faculty Recital
Sunday, October 2nd 4pm
VCU Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
922 Park Ave.

“Tales of a Suburban Cowboy”
Xavier Davis (piano), Matthew Parrish (bass), Harry “Butch” Reed (drums), and Prof. Rex Richardson (trumpet), who will perform music by Xavier Davis, Stevie Wonder, Julius Hemphill, and Darryl Harper.

Claudia Quintet +1, Scott Clark 4tet
Sunday October 2nd 9pm
1621 W. Broad St.


One of the most unique jazz groups in the World, John Hollenbeck, Chris Speed, Matt Moran, Drew Gress and Ted Reichman team up with pianist Matt Mitchell and vocalist Theo Bleckman. The New York based group returns to Richmond for the first time since it performed at Rumors Boutique.

Professor Rex Richardson’s VCU Faculty Recital w/ Steve Wilson
Tuesday, October 4th 7:30pm
922 Park Ave.

Trumpet: Rex Richardson, Saxophone: Steve Wilson, Guitar: Trey Pollard, Bass: Randall Pharr, Drums: Brian Jones

Five incredible musicians team up to explore original compositions in preparation for recording a new album.

Zach Brock, Old Soul
Tuesday October 4th 9pm
1621 W. Broad St.

Virtuosic jazz violinist Zach Brock and his band team up with Richmond’s Old Soul for a night of FREE! jazz. From critical acclaim as a bandleader to international exposure in collaborations with Stanley Clarke, Grazyna Auguscik, and Frank Vignola, Zach continues to gain admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike.

Image by Antonio Garcia

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