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Cool Entities Doing Cool Things: CapitalBop’s DC Jazz Loft Series (Part of the DC Jazz Festival)

CapitalBop, one of the most important DC-jazz organizations, is doing its part during this year’s DC Jazz Festival by hosting three DC Jazz Loft events. I plan to make it to all three, so I hope to see you there:

June 8, 2013:
Peter Brötzmann & Joe McPhee (with Anthony Pirog Quartet), Union Arts, 8:30 p.m.

June 9, 2013:
Gerald Cleaver’s Black Host (with Brian Settles & Central Union), The Fridge (516 8th St. SE, Washington, DC 20003), 8:30 p.m.

June 15, 2013:
Blowout Show: Karriem Riggins Quartet & ERIMAJ (with Heidi Martin & Siné Qua Non), D.C. Jazz Loft Pop-Up Hall (906 H St. NE Washington, DC 20002), 6 p.m.

More links:
CapitalBop’s write up of the DCJF Jazz Loft events

CapitalBop’s DCJF Jazz Loft Kickstarter page

Me At My Music Snobbiest

This week, I saw two incredible shows: Preservation Hall Jazz Band at The Barns at Wolftrap and Gil Scott-Heron at 930 Club. The weird part of these shows is that I did not see any of you there (Note: HD was at PHJB and out of town for the second show). I think everything is possible, but it is as close to impossible as possible for me to respect someone’s thoughts on music if they did not attend these shows. So consider yourself dismissed.

So who was there? Aging baby boomers. It’s a sad state of affairs when the sell outs, people too busy driving their kids back and forth from college, and those who have been scared into regular blood-pressure checks have better music taste then your peers.