Archives: andrew randazzo

Lou Hoff Quartet at VMFA Jazz Cafe

Lou Hoff’s appearances have been limited since he moved to Richmond 18 months ago, but that is going to change when he retires from his job in December. Until December, we have some recordings to keep you entertained.

Listening Back: Devonne Harris’s Reeverb + 2 bonus sets

It’s about time that drummer and multi-instrumentalist Devonne Harris had a night to himself. He’s one of Richmond’s most in demand drummers as a side man, but the guy has plenty going on for himself.

Listening Back: Lucas Fritz Quintet and Old Soul

Presenting the next generation. This week on Listening Back, we hear from Lucas Fritz Quintet and Old Soul, two student-led groups with big ideas.

Two trios tear it up at The Camel

Last night at The Camel, Trio of Justice and Marcus Tenney Trio continued the venue’s weekly jazz series to an enthusiastic crowd. Even trombonist Sam Savage was there to share in the magic, and we got audio from the whole night.

Jazz in the East

For a week in November, some of Richmond’s finest jazz musicians performed at a jazz festival in Turkey, where VCU alumnus Emre Kartari founded the country’s first jazz educational institution. For Kartari and musicians like Doug Richards, Skip Gailes, and Howard Curtis, it was a reunion of sorts. For VCU Jazz students Ben Heemstra, Andrew Randazzo, and Lucas Fritz, it was the trip of a lifetime.

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?

Jason Arce Live at Bogart’s: Sights and sounds

The Jason Arce gig at Bogart’s on Friday, June 5, was recorded by Rocket Jackson and is now available for listening on ReverbNation and below. Bogart’s, in its new location, is currently under stress tests by musicians and patrons to see if it can live up to the reputation of the old Lombardy back room. […]