Chris Washburne receives Honorary Doctorate and gives commencement speech at St. Edwards University
Chris Washburne’s Rags and Roots in the first round of the Grammys for “Best Jazz Vocal Recording.” Please consider nominating us!
The first review is in:
CD Review: http://www.midwestrecord.com/MWR1210.html
CHRIS WASHBURNE/Rags & Roots: The bone man blows your mind as he blows your ears open by surrounding himself with a killer array of modern jazzbos who all pull in the same direction when he reaches back to pull a piano out of a speakeasy whore house and relocates it to a whore house on Mars. Making classic rags modern and interspersing them with materiality of Washburn’s making, this set colors outside the lines and invites you to take a wild ride along with it as the familiar gets turned on it’s head in a most delightful fashion. A stomping good time, leave your inhibitions a the door and check in for a good time. Well done throughout.
Honored to received such a great review from Gary Walker at WBGO – a true hero and champion of jazz!
Chris Washburne with Django Festival at Birdland Jazz Club