LARRY GOLDINGS/PETER BERNSTEIN/BILL STEWART 4/18-/21
Equally adept at roiling bebop intensity, gentle ballad expressions, and knotty fistfuls of funk, the group has been less active in the last few years, owing to the demands of their individual careers, so every new album and tour is cause for celebration.
Chris Potter Circuits Trio featuring James Francies and Marcus Gilmore 5/2-5/5
GRAMMY–nominated saxophonist and composer Chris Potter's new CD Circuits (Edition Records UK) evokes a brave new sonic world of electronics, memorable melodies, and surprising turns of phrase rooted in an unflagging sense of groove and intense improvisation.
SMITHSONIAN JAZZ MASTERWORKS ORCHESTRA WITH SPECIAL GUEST KURT ELLING 5/15
For this very special Jazz Standard appearance, the SJMO welcomes special guest Kurt Elling – the GRAMMY Award winner and DownBeat’s “Male Singer of the Year” for fourteen consecutive years who (in the words of The Washington Post) “has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.”