This is the fifth post I am making to highlight some of the shows associated with this year’s DC Jazz Festival. I am specifically not highlighting the DC JazzLoft Fest since I have posted on this already. I will may also pick a few other shows around the DC Virginia area that should not be overlooked. I am posting this a day ahead of the date of performances. For more information visit http://www.dcjazzfest.org/content.cfm/schedule_and_major_events.
The Hamilton hosts a show with the Antonio Hart Organ Trio and NEA Jazz Master, Jimmy Heath. Hart is a Baltimore Native who has become amongst the most acclaimed alto saxophonists today. In addition to his own seven albums, he has worked with the David Holland Big Band, Roy Hargrove, Frank Wess, Gary Bartz and others. Jimmy Heath is a little giant of the tenor saxophonist, acclaimed as a composer, as well as a musician and part of the legendary Heath brothers. One probably cannot name a major jazz figure with whom he wasn’t friends or worked with ranging from John Coltrane, james Moody to Miles Davis (who recorded Heath’s Gingerbread Boy among other tunes.