Archives: alan parker

Stablemates: A new record label brings Richmond’s jazz players together

Over the course of the summer, two long-time members of Richmond’s music scene have worked closely to build an independent record label, 32 Bar Records.

Jason Jenkins Group – Scenic Roots

Released less than a year after his last, Scenic Roots is the new album from bassist Jason Jenkins and it features some of his favorite Virginian musicians.

Guitar summit (but everyone’s invited)

Looking into an audience of mostly musicians between tunes on a Monday night in December, guitarist Alan Parker quipped something to the effect of “Welcome to the RVA jazz musician’s summit.” It was a pretty accurate assessment: like that one, some shows just turn out to be musician hangs with nary a casual non-musician observer […]

Model for a Monday

Alan Parker 5, Jason Scott 5, and Trio of Justice transformed Monday night with all new music. There’s a theory going around that Wednesday is the new Saturday in Richmond. Does that make Monday the new Wednesday?

Third Tuesdays belong to Brian Jones

Tomorrow night, drummer Brian Jones’s monthly series returns to The Camel. This time, it features his New Trio, which includes JC Kuhl on tenor saxophone and Alan Parker on guitar, and his duo with experimental musician and keyboardist Marty McCavitt. The first round of the series — which has so far celebrated the releases of […]

Second Street Jazz Wrap-Up

The 21st Second Street Festival took place this weekend. As always, it was filled with great jazz, delicious food, and quality time with neighbors. You had to be there, but if you weren’t, we have some photos to clue you in on what you missed.

University Jazz and More Tonight

A quick look at the RVAjazz calendar will reveal week after week of uneventful Monday nights. With the exception of Alan Parker’s occasional aP Connect 4 gig at The Camel, the chance to see live jazz on Mondays seems to be rare in this city. aP Connect 4, University of Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University […]

Jason Arce – Simplicity (2008)

by Dean Christesen Simplicity is a modest title for an album that has exciting complexities around every corner. Wild melodies, blazing solos, and unique interplay often mask any simplicity that is to be found in the music. But still, there is a certain welcomed basic-ness at the heart of saxophonist Jason Arce’s debut release. Penned […]

Recommended reading: Pollard and Parker featured in Style Weekly

Guitarists Trey Pollard and Alan Parker were the subjects of a feature written by Style’s Peter McElhinney. The article touched on their time at VCU, Brian Jones’ thoughts, monkeys playing metal guitar, Glows in the Dark at the Thompson & Grace Balcony Concert Series, and what sounds like a fantastic idea called “Guitarmy.” Make it […]