iRock Jazz LIVE! with Trumpeter Russell Gunn

If one were attempting to design a prototype for the quintessential contemporary musician, trumpeter/fluegelhornist/composer Russell Gunn is the model. A certified member of the hip-hop generation, Russell’s early aspirations in the world of rap music took precedence over the trumpet that he began playing in fourth grade. When he reached …


Marc Cary: Abbey Lincoln Without Lyrics

Marc Cary’s name can be synonymous with the D.C. sound of music known as go-go. His music embodies a style that will capture the listener, connecting them to the sound. At the age of fourteen he became a member of the High Integrity Band, which played go-go music. He graduated …


Wayne Shorter: Jazz Means I Dare You!

Wayne Shorter photo by Francis Wolff Wayne Shorter is a multiple Grammy-Award winning saxophonist and composer. Making his presence known for over five decades, Shorter has played with some of the strongest ensembles in music history – including Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis’ 2nd great quintet, as …


The Public Theater’s Public Forum Duets: Wynton Marsalis and Suzan-Lori Parks

The Public Theater, one of the nation’s first non-profit theater companies, has been producing contemporary works and Shakespeare plays for the past 60 years. A devoted artistic establishment, and a promoter of political, social, and artistic dialogue, The Public runs a distinguished forum that they call Duets. These Duets are …