All that JAZZ
8/18/2017, 1:47 p.m.
Fans of jazz, blues and R&B enjoyed a spectrum of musical styles and talent last Saturday and Sunday at the 8th Annual Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont. The event featured legendary performers, neo-soul icons and newcomers, all of whom held their own, delivering powerful performances on a trio of stages. The vibe was smooth and easy, with thousands of people enjoying good music, good food and camaraderie with fellow music lovers.
The unique vocal and eclectic fashion style of Erykah Badu, right, remains unparalleled as displayed during her performance, Sunday.
Common, below, combines his lyrical mastery with the classical perfection that is the Richmond Symphony, while Dawn Hall, left, Dana Petersen and others join Larry Graham, the former bass player for Sly & the Family Stone, in singing “One in a Million.”
Philadelphia native Jazmine Sullivan, below left, grooves to the melodic rhythm of her band. The Grammy award-winning quartet, Manhattan Transfer, below right, belts out hits from their more than 40-year musical career.
Bottom from left, jazz saxophonist Dave Koz delivers his signature smooth jazz sound. Taj Mahal offers heart-felt melody from his harmonica during a performance of the group TajMo, that also includes blues legend Keb’ Mo’. Pat Metheny plays music from his early days to his most recent recordings.Violinist Elizabeth Rodriguez delivers a strong performance with the all-female band, Maqueque.