At the age of 13, Kamasi Washington started a lifelong quest discovering the many wonders of music. One night, his father left his soprano saxophone lying on the piano. Kamasi, filled with curiosity for all the beauty he heard from the instrument, picked up his father’s horn. Even though he didn’t know anything about the saxophone – in fact, never even touched one – he played Wayne Shorter’s composition “Sleeping Dancer Sleep On,” his favorite song at the time. At the prestigiousRead More
Midpoint Superlatives: The Weekend in Review
By: Nat Tracey-Miller & Zach Moning Best in Show: Bob MouldBob Mould is about to turn 56, but his scorching 40-minute 15-song set blew everyone half that old off the stage. Fronting a power trio rounded out by Jason Narducy (Superchunk/$plit $ingle) and Jon Wurster (Superchunk/The Mountain...
MPMF Preview: Kamasi Washington
It's not too often that something new sets the jazz world on fire. We're decades removed from the successive Great Leaps Forward of the 1950s and 60s. Grammy winning albums are either by the legends of the old guard, many years beyond their landmark works, or by torchbearers of pre-fusion jazz. But...
MPMF Releases Daily Lineup
Midpoint Music Festival has released their daily lineup (below)! This year’s festival will take place the weekend of September 23-25 in Over The Rhine. In all, the event will feature over 60 local, regional, national and internationally recognized acts including a diverse mix of up-and-coming...
MPMF Announces Initial 2016 Artists
Band Of Horses, Future Islands, Wolf Parade, JJ Grey & Mofro, Reggie Watts, Lucero, Frightened Rabbit, Houndmouth, Kamasi Washington, Bob Mould & many more added to MPMF.16! Tickets go on-sale Friday at 10am HERE! In March we announced that MEMI had joined forces with Midpoint Music...