Archives: jazz

Selba – more jazz than anywhere else in Richmond

Bogart’s moved, Cous Cous no longer has music and The Camel is hosting fewer jazz events than in the past. Opened in July, Selba is quickly turning into the most consistent jazz venue in Richmond.

Esperanza Spalding – showmanship without the fluff

Wednesday night, Grammy Award winning bassist Esperanza Spalding performed with her group “Chamber Music Society” at The University of Richmond.

Looking back at a crazy week

Over the past week, Richmond has experienced, the through composed masterpieces of The Claudia Quintet, original compositions performed by the talented front line of Rex Richardson and Steve Wilson, the unique sound of violinist Zach Brock and a whole host of local musicians killing it across town.

On the horizon

There is always good music happening in Richmond, but sometimes the stars align and there is an insane amount of awesome jazz.

Snarky Puppy

Thursday night, Snarky Puppy brought the funk to Balliceaux as part of their 31 day tour of North America. Here are some thoughts, recordings and photos.

Brian Jones’ Musicircus

Last Thursday night, the annual Brian Jones’ Musicircus took place at the Visual Arts Center.

Megafaun featuring RVA

Somewhere between Bon Iver’s newest record, their sold out show at The National and trombonist Reggie Pace joining the band, Richmond discovered and fell in love with Justin Vernon’s music. While many in Richmond are familiar with Bon Iver, fewer are familiar with Megafaun. That is about to change. Now based in Durham, North Carolina, […]

Northside teen wins full scholarship to Berklee College of Music

Myrish Spell is not so much super lucky as she is super talented. One of 16 winners nationwide (only six of which were chosen from outside the Boston area), this Richmond Community High alumna worked hard to earn a full-tuition scholarship to Berklee C…

Building groove mansions

Recently, bassist Jason Ajemian and his group High Life released a new record on Jason’s Sundmagi label called “Riding the Light into the Bird’s Eye.” I’m always interested in a band’s approach to composition and improvising, and thought it’d be cool to give everyone a peek into the truly unique approach that Ajemian has taken […]

Brian Jones – two nights, five sets

Brian Jones is one of the most prolific and original musicians in Richmond, VA. This week, he played five sets with two different bands.

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