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Out for a week

I’m on vacation. Blogging will resume upon my return. During this period of inactivity, keep up with our friends A Blog Supreme from NPR in D.C., stay informed at RVANews, read RVA Mag‘s Music Issue this month, continue exploring fine Richmond blogs at RVA Blogs, or, you know, just dig around here.

Jazz.NEXT seeks to combine technology with jazz

The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation presents Jazz.NEXT. Applications for grants up to $25,000 will be awarded to plans that implement “Social networking sites, digital downloading, web podcasting, virtual concerts, and other technological applications” for “audience development, communications, distribution, marketing, and network building.” Read more below, and visit Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation for more information and […]

Recommended Reading: Style Weekly's on a roll

Style Weekly this week published an article by Chris Dovi about the Richmond Marching Band. Read it here: Bang and Blow. For some rare photos of the eclectic group–which will march for the first time on July 4th–check out RMB percussionist Taylor Burton’s flickr photostream (1, 2, 3). This Style article comes on the heels […]

Recommended Reading: Post-RVAjazzfest

Glows in the Dark has mp3 downloads of their set from RVAjazzfest on Saturday! Ombak front man Bryan Hooten delivers his first of four essays on RVA News devoted to “exploring music’s relationship with negative space.” This first essay of the “Framing the Void” series (a phrase often used by Hooten to describe his approach […]

Freddie Hubbard (1938-2008)

Legendary trumpeter Freddie Hubbard died yesterday in the early morning from complications of a heart attack suffered on November 26. Hubbard became an immensely influential figure in jazz during his long career, which got a kick start in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the ’60s. Here are some links to some fine obits and other […]

Recommended reading: Week 53

Here’s a taste of what’s going on out there, straight from the Google Reader: –Taylor Barnett wrote a great essay about free improvisation at RVANews. He cites his experience in Devil’s Workshop Big Band, and a great clip accompanies the essay. Referring to the opening of every set at Bogart’s Back Room, he says, “The […]

Gig submission feature

In an ongoing effort to make the RVAjazz calendar as comprehensive as possible, I’ve added a gig submission form at the top menu of the site, underneath the RVAjazz header. It’s my hope that by taking the human interaction out of the information exchange, people will not hesitate to submit their gigs for the calendar. […]

RVAjazz 2008 Year In Review

Today marks RVAjazz’s first birthday! It’s been a great year full of amazing music, and it’s been an honor to try and cover everything that’s been going on in our city. The year in review is a collection of RVAjazz articles from the past year; some are favorites of mine, and some just mark important […] names RVAjazz as one of Richmond's best blogs

RVAjazz made the Up and Coming Blogs list on’s Blogiology report of Richmond. With RVAjazz’s first birthday on Wednesday, this is a great honor! Says, “We analyzed data from over 4,000 blogs that provide feeds to the site, and based on variables that included total number of posts, location of posts, and […]

Glows in the Dark's John Carpenter set available for download

Glows in the Dark posted their complete set from Commercial Taphouse last week for download. The group performed Scott Burton’s arrangements of John Carpenter’s music from his films, fit for a blood-curdling Halloween weekend. Check out the RVAjazz mini-review of the gig, as well as the review on MashUp.