Creative Music in Washington DC

Thursday, December 17 @ 5pm
Take 5! Jazz Series:: Moore/Reed/Reid/Stewart, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
Two of the leading young voices from Chicago’s AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) join rising DC/Baltimore-area Creative Musicians to perform in the spirit of the organization, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. This multi-regional collective ensemble explores the traditions of its locales, while showcasing the connections between the community of Creative Improvised Music.
JAMAL MOORE (Reeds/Percussion, Baltimore)
MIKE REED (Percussion, Chicago)
TOMEKA REID (Cello, Chicago)
LUKE STEWART (Bass, DC)
Kogod Courtyard
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & G Streets NW
Washington, DC
Located across from the Verizon Center

Sunday, December 20 @ 7pm
Moore/Reid/Stewart :: Akua Allrich with Kris Funn
PRESENTED BY FRINGE MUSIC at CAPITAL FRINGE
One of the leading young voices from Chicago’s AACM join rising DC/Baltimore-area Creative Musicians to perform in the spirit of the organization, and to highlight the important historical connections among the communities of Creative Improvised Music.
Jamal Moore (Reeds/Percussion, Baltimore)
Tomeka Reid (Cello, Chicago)
Luke Stewart (Bass/Percussion, DC)
Opening Set by:
Akua Allrich (Vocals/Percussion, DC)
Kris Funn (Bass, DC)
Logan Fringe Art Space
1358-1360 Florida Ave NE
Located on Florida Ave NE between Oren Street and Staples Street NE

Wednesday, January 6 @ 8pm
Jason Ajemian’s Folk Lords :: (Secret Special Guests)!!!!
FOLKLORDS is the sound of an outstanding group of New York improvisors (Kid Bliss, Owen Stewart-Robertson & Jason Nazary) performing six conceptual, visual & sonic landscapes. FOLKLORDS is the first recordings in a series of scores titled Mythadors; Portraits of cultural figures whose portraits act as containers for musical composition. The containers, sculptural light boxes with multiple layers lit through different ideas of communication. Musical, visual, graphic and conceptual impressions to inform or direct the subject matter that the performers then have to filter through their own self and situation; interactive sonic landscapes. FOLKLORDS defies genre with an adhesiveness that expands on the creative music tradition through a social/cultural lens of now. Meditative Mingus ballads, imaginary conversations between Sun Ra & Thelonious Monk, poetic takes on pop culture, and an elegy for Malachi Rischter are transmitted via Ajemian’s unique notational methodology.
Union Arts DC (3rd Floor)
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Events at Union Arts DC
Every Monday @ 7:30pm
Creative Music Workshop
The Creative Music Workshop brings together some of DC’s most dedicated Creative Musicians together. Each session features an opportunity to explore various aspects of improvised music and experimentalism.
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Monday, January 4 @ 8pm
A Stick and a Stone :: Br’er :: Invasive Species :: Laughing Man
PRESENTED BY BLIGHT RECORDS
A Stick and a Stone (Trans Death-Hymns, Philly)
Invasive Species (Ritual Music, Philly)
Br’er (Blightwave, DC)
Laughing Man (Punk/Avant Jazz meditations, DC)
Union Arts DC (3rd Floor)
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Every 2nd Sunday of the Month
CapitalBop’s DC Jazz Loft
The DC Jazz Loft showcases and stimulates the talent and forward-focused creative thought that is occurring in the DC Jazz community. On the second Sunday of every month, at Union Arts DC, a variety of idioms and approaches to Jazz are presented by members of the diverse local scene.
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

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