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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Native Virginian Darius Jones talks about his most recent release, Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing), which has him collaborating with two of his mentors, drummer Rakalam Bob Moses and pianist and diddley-bo player Cooper-Moore.