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In December of 2007 Dean Christesen created In 2009, RVAJazz joined the RVANews team, Now after three and half years Christesen is saying goodbye to Richmond to study art management at Columbia College in Chicago and passing his duties onto Aaron Williams.

Old New Things

Richmond’s small but endlessly creative jazz scene moves so quickly that if you zone out for even just a second, you will miss something great. To most people, the name Old New Things means nothing. Come April 5th that will change, quickly.

Announcing RVAJazzfest 2011

The third annual RVAJazzfest will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2011, and will feature Brooklyn-based Harris Eisenstadt and Canada Day, and Richmond bands Scott Clark 4-tet and Old New Things.

Brass boys in the studio

Richmond’s favorite brass band entered their resident studio this past weekend to record for their next album. The large group of brass players plus lone reedsman and drummer that make up No BS Brass got down to business at the eccentric and popular Minimum Wage studio.

RVAJazz Week in Review

This week was an eventful one for music, both in Richmond and all over. The Richmond Folk Festival took over the city while the Monk competition winner was crowned in D.C. VCU’s ensembles put on an impressive show, and the Interwebs are dominated by streaming unreleased music and provocative essays.

No BS! Brass Tour Reflection, Pt. 1

Last week, No BS Brass, Richmond’s Manliest Band (as described by Style Weekly) set out on a busking tour. We drove, we played on the street, we drove again. These are our adventures, as told by Bryan Hooten, trombonist and usually successful navigator. Busking is the practice of performing in public places for tips or […]

Conversations: Doug Richards

by Taylor BarnettDoug Richards is the founder of the Jazz Studies Program at Virginia Commonwealth University and one of the finest jazz composers in the world. He is something of a living legend to those that know him – his intensity and virtuosic abilities are paired with warmth and integrity, which earns him devotion from […]

Happening right now…

Savage Jazz hits the stage at The Camel. Sam Savage (trombone) is playing with Matt Hall (bass), Devonne Harris (drums), Marcus Tenney (trumpet), with guest guitarist Nate Griffith playing the first set and Alan Parker filling in for the second. At 10, Bryan Hooten’s Ombak makes their bi-weekly appearance at Cous Cous. Filling in tonight […]

Taylor Barnett 10-tet's CD Release Party

There have only been a few sightings of the Taylor Barnett 10-tet. Like a mythological creature, it has remained somewhat of a secret, leaving everyone wondering about its very existence. From its debut at Skyy Jazz Palace in May 2007, to its Style Weekly-featured show at the same venue in August, to Barnett’s VCU faculty […]