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.
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A lot went down this weekend in Richmond, but here’s a taste of one thing a day from Friday to Sunday.
Brian Jones will be presenting an evening of music at the ADA Gallery on Wednesday, January 23rd, at 8:30 PM. Jones is known for his creative drumming style and the arsenal of groups he composes for, performs and records with. The evening will start off with a collection of original numbers featuring one of these […]