Giovanni Russonello

Giovanni’s Contributions

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09/05/14    Concerts

Review: The 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival

Letting things evaporate

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07/13/14    Features

Meet Melissa Aldana, Jazz's Next Tenor Sax Great

In focus, in control, deeply determined yet accessible

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06/09/14    Features

The Bad Plus--Same New Song

Jazz's quirkiest band takes on Stravinsky

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05/09/14    Features

Rufus Reid: Art to Art

The bassist/composer finds inspiration in a sculptress' work

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03/06/14    Features

Michele Rosewoman's Sweet Rhythm

After three decades, jazz is finally catching up to the pianist-composer

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12/23/13    Features

Albert "Tootie" Heath: Give the Drummer Some

Isn't it time to recognize one of jazz's greatest drummers?

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08/06/13    Concerts

Newport Jazz Festival 2013

A dependably impressive lineup at one of jazz’s most picturesque locales

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07/09/13    Features

Maceo Parker's Requisite Recordings

Funk you need: five essential recordings

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06/24/13    Features

Colin Stetson: The Man-Machine

An orchestra unto himself

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05/18/13    Features

NEXT Collective: Concord's Shrewd New Covers Project

Young label signees interpret D'Angelo, Pearl Jam and more

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04/22/13    Concerts

Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Jazz's definition is expanded in South Africa

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03/27/13    Features

Jazz Radio 2013: Up in the Air

Technology changes and lack of funds leaves radio at a crossroads

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03/23/13    Features

Ginger Baker: Wheels of Ire

A transgressive new documentary profiles the unruly drummer

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02/07/13    Features

Essential Eddie Palmieri

Five albums that define the NEA Jazz Master

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01/14/13    Features

Eddie Palmieri: Rebellious Perfection

Latin jazz’s greatest living bandleader reigns comfortably

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12/30/12    Features

Rafiq Bhatia: Everything at Once

A guitarist finds focus and consciousness in his diverse influences

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About Giovanni Russonello

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Giovanni Russonello is a regular contributor to JazzTimes and the editor of CapitalBop.com, a website that covers and promotes the D.C. jazz scene. He has written investigative news articles for MSNBC.com and Politico, and has contributed to NPR Music, ABCNews.com and others. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Giovanni Russonello joined the JazzTimes community on Jul 12, 2011