Archives: jason arce

Arce playground

He’s back! Saxophonist and native Virginian Jason Arce is a VCU alumnus and recent recipient of a master’s degree in music performance from NYU.

Jason Arce returns to Bogart’s

Jason Arce is back in Richmond for the weekend and is playing at Bogart’s tomorrow night. The tenor/alto/soprano saxophonist’s band will include Marcus Tenney (tenor sax or trumpet, or both), Alan Parker (guitar), Andrew Randazzo (bass), and Devonne Harris (drums). Jason — who graduated from VCU in ’07 — is currently up at NYU getting a graduate degree […]

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. […]

2nd Street Festival + More This Weekend

This weekend, Richmond’s annual 2nd Street Festival returns to Jackson Ward to celebrate the past and present of arts and culture in the city. If Venture Richmond’s schedule of performers intimidates you, check out the RVAjazz schedule grids below. They will give a view of everything that is going on at a particular point in […]

Jason Arce – Simplicity (2008)

by Dean Christesen Simplicity is a modest title for an album that has exciting complexities around every corner. Wild melodies, blazing solos, and unique interplay often mask any simplicity that is to be found in the music. But still, there is a certain welcomed basic-ness at the heart of saxophonist Jason Arce’s debut release. Penned […]

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 […]