What Makes Being a Musician So Great

Musicians are often the envy of the working world, and for good reason. Seriously, can you think of a more entertaining career? I doubt it. Here are a few solid reasons why music makers have the greatest jobs ever. Gratification and recognition. Your fans and peers express true interest and appreciation. Acceptance. Everyone wants to […]

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Ralph Moore Performs A John Coltrane Tribute

John Coltrane was a legend in his own right. Easily considered one of the greatest musicians of the modern era, Coltrane revolutionized jazz with his intense improvisations, multi-tonic changes and globally inspired sound. Ralph Moore is a legend as well. The tenor saxophonist is known for his solid, straight-ahead and inspiring style. He’s a heavyweight […]

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Willie Jones III Quintet @ Blues Alley

Willie Jones III Quintet @ Blues Alley On February 27 the Willie Jones III Quintet will be performing at the world-renowned Blues Alley.  Few venues have the history and vibe as this DC club.   Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the oldest continuing jazz supper club in the nation, and it has all the grit […]

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Ron Carter: Mr. 2,221…and Counting

If you love jazz, but you don’t know who Ron Carter is, you really don’t love jazz. Why do we say that? Because Ron Carter is one of the most prolific, innovative and influential bassists in jazz history. He’s also played with a number of the greats. From Lena Horne to B.B. King, Miles Davis […]

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Night is Alive’s own Kathy Salem is committed to supporting the future of jazz

When she isn’t managing some of the nation’s most inventive and respected jazz musicians, Kathy Salem, the Managing Director of Night is Alive, is helping to ensure that the aspirations of college musicians become a reality. Last week, four young men at Florida A&M University became the inaugural recipients of the Kathy Salem Jazz Scholarship. […]

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Order Willie Jones III Tickets Today

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Order Willie Jones III Tickets Today” google_fonts=”font_family:Playfair%20Display%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20italic%3A700%3Aitalic”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1529187104333{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] Drummer Willie Jones III is best experienced front row, and “full throttle.” His latest release is Groundwork featuring compositions by Cedar Walton,  Eric Reed and Buster Williams. When Willie was still living in LA, Billy Higgins told him: “Don’t wait for somebody else to decide when you are ready to be a leader.”  Well… Willie is now […]

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