It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that Andrew White – DC Jazz icon, multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Coltrane musicologist, 5th Dimension and Weather Report bassist, and all-around one-of-kind iconoclastic showmen – passed away on November 11th at the age of 78.
For the past year and half, Andrew has had some health issues but was recently improving and on the mend in an assisted living facility outside of DC. I visited him the Saturday before his death and he was in great spirits, alert, and funny as ever.
Larger than life, Andrew White has been playing jazz on the DC music scene since he was 18 years old at Howard University, when Cannonball Adderley noticed his talent and produced the young musician’s group, the JKF Quintet (who released two albums on the Riverside Label). For the past 50 years, Andrew has recorded and produced his own music on his Andrew’s Music label, demonstrating what it means to be a self-produced, independent artist. I was thankful to have known him for the last 16 years and featured him on Lost Treasures in 2018 where he reminisced about his years as a musician and his work with Andrew’s Music.
Andrew Nathaniel White III goes to that great jam session in the sky to be reunited with the love of his life and wife of 42 years, Jocelyne.
Details on a memorial service forthcoming and possible public celebration of his music and his life (through DCPL and LOC).
Bobby Hill will be celebrating Andrew's life today on WOWD, with a rebroadcast of his earlier tribute on takomaradio.org. I will be a guest remembering Andrew, along with Washington Post icon Richard Harrington, DCPL archivist Ray Barker, and jazz musician Marty Ehlrich.
You can tune in on 12/5/20 at 3:00pm on takomaradio.org or streaming locally at 94.3 FM.
Lost Treasures on WOWD-FM celebrates Washington jazz legend and music icon Andrew White, who recently celebrated 49 years of his ANDREW’S MUSIC INCORPORATED Record Label. The date he incorporated was September 23, 1971. September 23rd also happens to be his personal musical hero John Coltrane’s birthday.
Join DJ Mackie at 9am this Saturday 9/26 for a rebroadcast of Andrew White’s in-studio celebration of ANDREW’S MUSIC from September of 2018. Andrew has recently had a few health setbacks but will be tuning in to this special rebroadcast. Tune in locally at 94.3 FM or streaming at takomaradio.org
Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC) director Ari Brooks is holding a panel discussion on vinyl records on Saturday, July 25th at 1pm. DJ Mackie will be on the panel along with several other vinyl enthusiasts and moderated by DJ Candy Shannon. This event is the rain date for the actual, in-person Vinyl Day scheduled for April but cancelled because of the pandemic. Panelists will be discussing vinyl records as well as the value of bookstore communities like FOLMC.
Zoom panel will stream on FACEBOOK Live:
Lost Treasures tribute to George Floyd (1973-2020)
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Gylan Kain + Ice Cube + Big Floyd w/ DJ Screw + PPC + Gil Scott-Heron + Bama the Village Poet + Public Enemy + Max Roach/Abby Lincoln + Amiri Baraka + Marva Whitney + Forrest Whittaker + Curtis Mayfield + John Coltrane + Jose Fiesta + Elizabeth Cotten
On LOST TREASURES this Saturday, March 14th, DJ Mackie will be focusing heavily on recordings by garage and early psychedelic rock bands, circa 1964-1968. Lost gems from Iggy Pop and the Iguanas, John’s Children (featuring a young Marc Bolan), Ace of Cups, Jerry Cole’s psychedelic guitars, and much more. Tune in locally at 94.3 FM or on the world wide web at www.takomaradio.org
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