After John McNamara was killed in the Capital Gazette shooting, his wife Andrea Chamblee took it upon herself to publish his last book — a love letter to D.C. hoops: "The Capital of Basketball."
Bohemian Caverns stood on U Street under various names for nearly a century. When the historic jazz venue closed, it left regional artists reeling. Now, instead of bemoaning the loss of a local institution, some musicians are organizing with the hopes that the city will subsidize local jazz projects. Will awareness of jazz’s shrinking ecosystem in D.C. drive interest in preserving one of the city’s best known art forms? Kojo speaks with a jazz musician, historian and club owner about the challenges ahead.
- Aaron Myers Vocalist and Resident Artist at Mr. Henry's
- Sunny Sumter Executive Director, DC Jazz Festival
- Omrao Brown Former Co-owner, Bohemian Caverns
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