“This is our house,” says the artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center, introducing his long-running trio. The pianist plays the music of Fats Waller and other surprises.
The bitter suffering and voluptuous lyricism of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion are channeled with empathy by a popular piano duo.
The Dallas Street Choir recently performed to a sold-out house. The group, comprised of homeless people, sang with renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.
A veteran of both music and medicine, Henderson got his first trumpet lesson from Louis Armstrong, played in Herbie Hancock’s band and once had Thelonious Monk as a patient.
Marie pays tribute to the late Eartha Kitt by performing “C’est si bon” and “My Heart Belongs to Daddy.”
In 1993, Kitt and McPartland perform a stirring version of “God Bless the Child” and wind up the hour with the seductively swinging “You’d Be So Nice to Come to Home To.”
A hugely talented performer who also collaborates and composes at an astonishing rate, the saxophonist returned to New York recently for three different sets with three of his many different bands.
“I feel that in a band situation, you should have a really deep connection between the members,” says the trombonist, whose Washington, D.C.-area bandmates connect on and off the bandstand.
“I would call him the grandfather of classical music of the 20th century,” says cellist Amit Peled, who grew up idolizing the late master and now tours with his instrument.
Minimalism reaches back to its ancient roots when a vibrant young chamber orchestra shares six minutes of mesmerizing sunshine by Steve Reich.