Posts Tagged ‘jazz’
Arlington Jones, who has worked with “Fathead” Newman and Chaka Khan, is a master of harmony.

Arlington Jones’ Groove

With his new album behind him, this jazz composer prepares to premiere a piano concerto in April.
EDWARD BROWN
Soulful performances and masterful jazz tunes coalesce on Arlington Jones’ newest album, Groove, but the tight-knit ensembles and solos are the hard-earned fruits of more than four years of recording and 30 years of woodshedd...


RSJ

R.I.P. Ronald Shannon Jackson … and Fort Worth Jazz?

ANTHONY MARIANI
Legendary free-jazz composer and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson died of leukemia on Saturday. He was 73. In 2003, Fort Worth musician and writer Ken Shimamoto profiled Jackson for the Weekly (“Legend Shadows,” Jan. 2), not ...



Paul Unger and Flipside will honor the music of Charles Mingus, Thu.

Mingus on the Flipside

BIG TICKET
Don’t think simply because Fort Worth is short on dedicated jazz venues that this town is short on jazz talent — not by a long shot. One person on our list of notable jazzbos is Paul Unger, whose day job is as a bassist for...


Joe’s back in town

Two decades at Jubilee have made Joe Rogers’ return to jazz even sweeter.
JIMMY FOWLER Photos by Vishal Malhotra
On a cool Saturday night last November, pianist and composer Joe Rogers played an intimate, sold-out set at the Southside arts center Arts Fifth Avenue. At 58, the bearded, curly-headed Rogers still looked impishly youthful. At...



2011 The Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards

Fort Worth Weekly Music Staff
Fort Worth may never be a “music town” in the way that, say, Los Angeles, Austin, Nashville, Seattle, and New York City are, with multiple venues, several destination studios, a couple of big labels, and a lot of famous res...


Texas Ballet Theater Mixes It Up

All dourness aside, TBT’s mixed repertoire programs had Bass Hall rocking.
LEONARD EUREKA
Mixed repertoire programs can be a tough nut to crack. Without the unifying music and storyline of a full-length work, success depends on lining up shorter ballets that make a satisfying evening together. Texas Ballet Theater, ...



It’s Electric, Booga Wooga Wooga

Hearsay
Fort Worth is gonna be bustling this weekend. Saturday is Fall Gallery Night, which means that a lot of us are going to be hopping from gallery to gallery –– Artspace 111, Gallery 414, and William Campbell Contemporary Art ...


Is He Blue?

Blues in the Night marks the departure of Jubilee Theatre artistic director Ed Smith.
JIMMY FOWLER
Back in 1992, Jubilee Theatre artistic director Ed Smith saw a Los Angeles production of Sheldon Epps’s jazz and blues revue Blues in the Night. Although it starred his friend, the soul singer Freda Payne, he wasn’t much im...



Lotsa Verve at Ridglea Jazz Café

The newly opened Westside joint offers soul food and smooth sounds.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The 6000 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard has seen its share of restaurants come and go. The soul food restaurant Ridglea Jazz Café recently opened in the spot previously occupied by Ovation, another soul food joint. Ridglea’s ...


2010 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards

Photos by Vishal Malhotra
In terms of sheer productivity, the past 12 months will be remembered as a pivotal moment in Fort Worth music. Everybody and their dog put out an album, EP, or song –– and 99 percent of them were bona fide, full-fledged, no...