Archives: steve kessler

Lou Hoff Quartet at VMFA Jazz Cafe

Lou Hoff’s appearances have been limited since he moved to Richmond 18 months ago, but that is going to change when he retires from his job in December. Until December, we have some recordings to keep you entertained.

Listening Back: Larri Branch Agenda and Steve Kessler

In Listening Back, we chronicle the happenings at The Camel’s free weekly jazz series on Tuesday nights. Be there if you can. But if you can’t, stop by here every Saturday for a recap in sights and sounds. This week, Larri Branch Agenda and Steve Kessler’s Fight the BS continued the series.

Moving on with Kessler

The Richmond Jazz Festival is over, and so is our coverage of it. Back to our regularly scheduled programming…

Like this. It’s pianist Steve Kessler’s birthday, and on Tuesday night he’ll be celebrating with a CD pre-release party and a performance by his trio. His eccentric style is one of a kind, and it seems that his methods of releasing an album are just as unique. While there won’t be CDs for sale, you’ll be able to listen to the band that made it as well as Brian Jones Percussion Ensemble. Pianist and experimental musician Marty McCavitt will perform during set break.

Glenn Wilson: Tale of a maniac

Next Friday, baritone saxophonist Glenn Wilson will be making his return back to Richmond with a performance at The Camel. His band will consist of regular collaborators guitarist Rory Stuart, bassist Jimmy Masters, and drummer Tony Martucci. In his own words, he discusses the origin of his group, The Jazzmaniacs, in Richmond and his musical career that has taken place here.