Archives: karl morse

Patois – Patois

After working for more than a year Patois, a duo consisting of guitarist Karl Morse and dummer Grant Bauley, is releasing its first record: Patois. While the two no loner live in Richmond, the record features a host of familiar musicians.

Karl Morse: Jazz in the Middle East

Karl Morse, a 23-year-old guitarist from Ashland, will spend 10 months teaching and performing in Qatar, a small country in the Middle East which, up until recently, was a musical and cultural desert. Here he shares his thoughts about his upcoming stay there and what he hopes to get out of it.

Richmond Jazz Collective: Anticipated premiere

Two months later, it’s happening: the premiere of the big band that was to rival any other like it in Richmond. This band is actually way more than two months in the making, though.

Guitar summit (but everyone’s invited)

Looking into an audience of mostly musicians between tunes on a Monday night in December, guitarist Alan Parker quipped something to the effect of “Welcome to the RVA jazz musician’s summit.” It was a pretty accurate assessment: like that one, some shows just turn out to be musician hangs with nary a casual non-musician observer […]