Cville Jazz Society

Charlottesville Jazz Society brings The Ari Hoenig Trio to town on Thursday. Publicity image

ARTS Pick: The Ari Hoenig Trio

Drummer’s beat: Ari Hoenig gets so immersed in the art of drumming that he’s been known to use his body as an instrument when performing with The Ari Hoenig Trio. The jazz drummer, composer, and educator has a unique ability to modify the pitch of a drum, playing notes in the chromatic scale, melodies, and […]

The Matthew Shipp Trio performs at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Matthew Shipp Trio

Jazz age: At 60, jazz pianist Matthew Shipp is still innovating, even while contemplating a career slowdown. Known for his slick improvisations, the veteran is joined by peers from New York City’s modern jazz scene on a tour to celebrate the new release, Signature, by the Matthew Shipp Trio. Downbeat Magazine calls Shipp “the connection […]