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Congratulations No BS! + Chicago Calling

No BS! Brass was awarded a 11th Annual Theresa Pollak Prize For Excellence in the Arts in the Ensemble category. The write-up and photos are in the current issue of Richmond Magazine. Harry Kollatz Jr. writes: That Richmond produced this group is to the credit of its musical ferment. Out of the city’s stew of […]

Jazz Director opening at WRIR

The following notice comes from Mary Claire, Music Director at WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio: For those of you who haven’t heard, Giz Bowe has stepped down as Jazz Director after a good long run. He did an awesome job, and we really appreciate the time, effort, and love he put into it. But now there […]

Recommended reading: Carol Covell in Urban Views Weekly

Check out a great feature on Richmond jazz vocalist Carol Covell in Urban Views Weekly this week. […]She looks forward to several goals, including helping to cultivate a live dinner music scene in Richmond. “I believe in live music while people are dining,” she says. “That’s all I saw in New York. It can happen […]

Recommended reading: NO BS! and Jason Arce in Urban Views Weekly

My article on the upcoming NO BS! Brass and Jason Arce Quintet gig at The Camel on August 1st was published today in Richmond’s new Urban Views Weekly newspaper. […]“We made a band with the intention of not having any saxophones in it,” Pace says. When Arce first asked Pace if he could join the […]

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 […]

New Questionnaire Series on Glowing Realm

Scott Burton launched a new “Ten Questions with…” series today with saxophonist Matana Roberts. Check out the inaugural completed questionnaire and keep your eye out for more responses.

Bogart's in the Blogs

Although it stayed open two months longer than originally planned, Bogart’s Back Room is finally closing its doors after its final show this Saturday. River City Rapids gave a nice salute to the bar, which will be moving to Cary St. near Granby St. This week’s line-up is:Wednesday, 6/25 – HypertensionThursday, 6/26 – MoosaFriday, 6/27 […]

Recommended reading: Steve Wilson on AAJ

Saxophonist Steve Wilson remembers his time in Richmond studying at VCU in an interview with All About Jazz: “The best part about being there at that time was that it was a really vital time in the city of Richmond. The city was going through a renaissance period, especially with the arts. So there was […]