Venue Details

82 Star Starred
Atlas Performing Arts Center
at Linden Ct NE 1333 H St. NE Washington, DC 20002
202-399-7993
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Parking was tricky
info Sep 26 2011 star this tip starred
Caleb
There is a bar at the theater with soft drinks, beer and wine.
info Oct 06 2011 star this tip starred
Caleb
The venue seems to be handicapped accessible.
info Oct 06 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
If you get there before 6:30, you can park on Maryland Ave. and eat at the Argonaut.
info Oct 06 2011 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

7 ratings
4.1 average rating
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26 events
8 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 27 2013

Geri Allen is a virtuoso jazz pianist: as a soloist her playing was very complex, but contemplative, not fiery. I would have liked more fiery. I love the Atlas and wish more people would show up for performances there. Parking may be the issue.

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7 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 05 2011

This was a one-time performance; it was terrific. Progressive jazz from the 50's performed by octogenarian Teddy Charles and a talented group of young local jazz musicians.

I had the best seat in the house. All good.

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25 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 05 2011

This was really elegant, sophisticated music of a high order. It's a sound that hasn't been heard in decades. Almost symphonic in places. And to see the legendary Teddy Charles actually wielding the sticks was a privilege.

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Website

http://atlasarts.org/

Description

June 12, 2013: *Michael Formanek Quartet

*This show is part of the DC Jazz Festival. 

Michael Formanek’s singular approach to the acoustic bass has led to an impressive range of musical associations. During his thirty-plus year career, he has played and/or recorded with Elvis Costello, Tim Berne, Uri Caine, Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Marty Ehrlich, Chet Baker, Tony Williams, Gerry Mulligan, Bob Mintzer, Fred Hersch, Dave Liebman, Joe Henderson, Mark Isham, Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band, Mingus Big Band, Joe Lovano, and many others. 

In 2010 Michael Formanek’s first CD as a leader and composer in more than a decade was released on the ECM label. The Rub and Spare Change features the amazing group of Tim Berne, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver and Formanek , and has received numerous accolades including Five Stars in Down Beat Magazine, and a place on many best CD’s of 2010 lists. As a result the Michael Formanek Quartet toured Europe in April of 2011, and continues to perform whenever possible in the US and elsewhere. 

Tim Berne, alto saxophone 

Jacob Sacks, piano 

Michael Formanek, doublebass 

Gerald Cleaver, drums*

June 14, 2013**: Lee Konitz* With the *Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble

*This show is part of the DC Jazz Festival. 

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*The legendary saxophonist Lee Konitz performs with the Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble featuring Florian Weber and Matt Wilson in a 17-piece big band tribute to Lennie Tristano. 

Arrangements by Michael Abene were commissioned for the WDR Big Band and premiered in March 2012. This will be the first US performance of the music. 

Lee Konitz, saxophone 

Brad Linde, saxophone 

Florian Weber, piano 

Matt Wilson, drums

About the Ticket Supplier: Atlas Performing Arts Center

The Atlas is home to a diverse group of outstanding resident arts organizations including theatre and dance companies, symphony orchestras, choral groups and arts education programs.