Archives: Jazz

Upcoming Events

Here are some of this weeks events:

Compass Rose Orchestra

The Richmond jazz scene is all about bands. While the Compass Rose Orchestra has been around for a few years, they are gaining momentum and are quickly becoming one of the premier original music groups in Richmond.

Don’t Speak: musicality

This is the first in a series of articles from Bryan Hooten, a Richmond-based trombonist, composer and music educator, that seek to streamline the way people, musicians and non-musicians included, talk about music.

Listening back: UTVchamber

In Listening Back, we chronicle the happenings at The Camel’s free weekly jazz series on Tuesday nights.

Jason Ajemian and High Life

In September, Scott Burton explained how Jason Ajemian uses architecture software called AUTOCAD to build “groove mansions” for his group High Life. Wednesday night, Jason Ajemian and The High Life took the stage at Balliceaux. Jason Ajemian’s music is not quite like anything you might have ever heard. Trumpet player Jaimie Branch and alto saxophonist […]

2011 in (RVA) Jazz

We look back at 2011.

Old Soul – sounds before the silence

Old Soul Sounds Before the Silence (self released, 2011) Paul Willson graduated from the VCU jazz program last spring and he hasn’t wasted a minute since then. Sounds Before the Silence is Old Soul’s first release and while it isn’t under Willson’s name, his vision is clear. Mixing the ubiquitous sound of Kurt Rosenwinkle, the […]

Gretchen Parlato didn’t swing (and that’s OK)

University of Richmond’s Modlin Center hosted Gretchen Parlato, a Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competion winner, on Thursday night December 1st.

Drop the Needle #3: Toby Whitaker edition

After an extended wait and much anticipation, Drop the Needle by Toby Whitaker has been released!

Crossroads – Brian Jones “Redhead”

Crossroad’s has been hosting live music for a long time, but recently their lineup has had some of the best jazz in Richmond.