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Richardson?/Herrera Quartet
Wed, 03/20/13 (1142 days ago)  
From: 08:00 PM To: 09:30 PM  
Location: An die Musik Live

Rodney Richardson?/Joe Herrera Quartet

Tickets: $12/$10 students

Rodney Richardson is a jazz guitarist and educator from the Washington, DC area who recently relocated to the great jazz city of Chicago, Illinois. Rodney has played in a number of ensembles including DC’s only resident big band the 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, and the afro-beat, vintage inspired Funk Ark, as well as leading his own group The Rodney Richardson Trio. And Rodney has recently secured the guitar spot in the Chicago-based Great Postmodern Nightmare big band. Rodney began studying guitar at the age of 12. He then attended the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Howard University, where he earned both bachelors and masters degrees in jazz studies.

Rodney has performed with jazz greats Lee Konitz, Freddie Redd, Donald Byrd, Keter Betts, Yotam Silberstein, Yusef Lateef, Butch Warren, Jimmy Heath, Teddy Charles and many others.

Though well-versed in many genres and constantly exploring and expanding his repertoire, Rodney’s music is rooted in the tradition of jazz. Drawing from some of his major musical influences, including John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Bud Powell, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Barney Kessel, and Wayne Shorter, Rodney collaborates with the many talented DC and Chicago-based musicians, constantly striving to preserve and evolve the sound of jazz.


Joe Herrera moved to the District in July of '03. Since that time he has become an active musician in the DC, NOVA, MD area. You can see Joe perform with his own ensembles Joe Herrera's Landscaping Crew (6 piece original music ensemble), Innerloop (an electric DnB group), Joe Janel and Anthony (a trio of trumpet, cello and guitar playing improvised music and beautiful melodies), Unity (A band celebrating the music of Larry Young) and The DC Mayors Arts Award recipient Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (a 17 piece jazz orchestra exploring swinging big band music from the greats as well as band members). You can also see Joe perform on a regular basis with The Funk Ark and Cheick Hamala Diabete (Malian Master Griot). Joe is an active member of the thriving DC jazz and music scene.

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