Photo by Lauren Serpa. Cameron Ralston (bass) is a member of Ombak, Fight the Big Bull and Glows in the Dark in addition to other groups. In December RVAJazz always recaps the events of the previous year. This May, so much awesome stuff has happened that it is worth looking back now. Goodbye Dean – […]
Brooklyn’s Lily Maase and Suite Unraveling and RVA’s own SCUO and Ombak play Monday, January 31 at the Camel. 9PM $5 Lily Maase and Suite Unraveling: More rock band than jazz quintet, yet playing music more improvised than composed, Lily an…
Balliceaux is the place to be this week. On Wednesday night, Ombak makes their return, this time with JC Kuhl. They’ll be playing tunes from their new album, and it’s guaranteed to get a little crazy. Fresh off their performances this past weekend at the Richmond Folk Festival (including their kazoo march in the family area), No BS! Brass plays a free show at Balliceaux. Hear the sounds of their new album and old favorites. For the main event, the New York-based Jason Ajemian & The HighLife return to Richmond on Friday. We hosted them back in April, and it’s bound to be a hit again this time.
(Bonus fourth reason: did I see they serve Sunday brunch now?)
Just because the week has hardly started doesn’t mean Tuesday can’t pretend like it’s Friday.
On Monday, Ombak went into the new Songwire Studios in downtown Richmond to record for their next album. Trombonist and leader Bryan Hooten said they recorded six tunes — mostly first and second takes — in about five hours. “We recorded enough music to put out a solid EP,” he said. “It covers most of the new tunes we’ve started playing since the first album.”
The music at RVAJazzfest on Saturday was, quite simply, amazing, and those who came to listen were rewarded. It really didn’t matter what was going on outside or what the day had been like in snowy Richmond; Trio of Justice, Jones+Kuhl, and Ombak put on one hell of a show.
At RVAJazzfest, headlining band Ombak will combine with leader Bryan Hooten’s musical mentor Tim Berne. Take a step into Ombak’s world before the sparks fly at Jazzfest.
Ombak’s long-standing Wednesday night gig at the popular Mediterranean and Moroccan restaurant Cous Cous is being discontinued by restaurant management, confirmed earlier this week by band leader Bryan Hooten. Hooten said management offered to host a farewell show but Ombak will not do it due to a schedule conflict. The venue’s ridding of live music […]
The second RVAJazzfest will feature master saxophonist, composer, and band leader Tim Berne performing with Ombak, as well as Adam Larrabee Trio and Trio of Justice.
The intergalactic Samurai outpost is under attack! The alarm sounds as enemy ships plummet through the atmosphere and unleash their fury. Everyone on the ground runs in slow motion from the explosions. The destruction is strangely beautiful.