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Schedule
CAF 2023

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Show Dates
November 10th -12th, 2023
at the Hilton Rockville, Rockville Maryland

Browse our schedule by day:

Show Hours

Friday 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Friday
November 10th

FRI, NOV 10

10:00AM

SHOW OPENING

The Hilton Rockville, Rockville MD

Capital Audiofest 2023 opens!

FRI, NOV 10

11:00AM

WHO? - Joe Salvato

WHERE? - Washington Theatre

A DISCUSSION OF SYMMETRICAL POWER IN YOUR SYSTEM

Joe Salvatto has been in the recording Studio business since 1980, during which he has served as chief engineer for some of the greatest recording studios of all time. He started in the maintenance department for Media Sound and progressed to A and R recording, and chief engineer for Right track Recording, JSM Music, Electric Lady and Giant Recording. Over the past several decades Salvatto Sound has been a source for studio installations for clients like Phil Ramone, Billy Joel, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, and others.

In the early 2000’s Joe became aware of a new technology, developed by Martin Glasband, owner of Equi=Tech, a manufacturer of symmetrical power products. In his desire to learn everything he could about “balanced power”, Joe contacted Martin, which resulted in a long- lasting professional relationship, and many discussions about the benefits of balanced power. In 2019 Joe became technical consultant for Equi=Tech Balanced Power Solutions and an integral part of their team.

FRI, NOV 10

1:00PM

WHO? - Hazelrigg Brothers

WHERE? - Washington Theatre

JOIN US AND BE PART OF A GREAT DISCUSSION AND A LIVE RECORDING SESSION!

Consisting of George Hazelrigg on piano, Geoff Hazelrigg on bass and John O'Reilly Jr. on drums, Hazelrigg Brothers is an instrumental trio that melds jazz, rock, and classical music to create an experience that is engaging, entertaining and eminently listenable.

 

Not only are they recording artists on Outer Marker Records and Blue Coast Music labels but they are also well regarded in the production, design and manufacturing of tube studio equipment with a deep understanding of the goals and challenges of artists and studios, hence the formation of Hazelrigg Industries.
 

While the Hazelrigg Brothers often work in beautifully outfitted studios (or truck racks of gear into less well-equipped venues), they found that many of their colleagues were facing very different obstacles. With changes in production methods, more and more tracks were being cut in bedrooms and hotel rooms, on headphones or unfamiliar monitor systems, with the resulting audio showing the marks of these inconsistencies.
 

Hazelrigg Industries addresses these challenges by hand crafting recording  equipment which not only delivers superlative sonics but also allows engineers and producers to work quickly, efficiently, and - most importantly - musically to achieve their goals at the highest levels.

FRI, NOV 10

2:00PM

WHO? - Hazelrigg Brothers

WHERE? - Washington Theatre

SEE ABOVE

FRI, NOV 10

3:00PM

WHO? - Tom Cole

WHERE? - Washington Theatre

A HISTORY OF JAZZ GUITAR IN WASHINGTON DC


Since 1977, Tom Cole has been the host and producer of a weekly three-hour program of music and interviews titled ‘G-Strings’ a guitar-centric broadcast on public radio station WPFW-FM in Washington.

 

A native of Washington, DC, Cole has studied classical guitar at The American University and privately. He also studied comparative literature at Catholic University in Washington, DC, and at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

Please welcome Tom and WPFW to The Capital Audiofest!

FRI, NOV 10

5:00PM

WHO? - DS Audio: Tetsuaki Aoyagi

WHERE? - Washington Theatre

MEET DS AUDIO'S TETSUAKI AOYAGI (AKI) - THE FUTURE OF ANALOG MUSIC!


At DS Audio he made the impossible happen! From never having heard a vinyl playback system to being the main cog in the development of the future of the medium. Tetsuaki Aoyagi is the pole bearer of the most revolutionary technology to hit analog playback since the introduction of moving coil. Join Aki in a great conversation as to where we are now and where DS Audio is going.

FRI, NOV 10

7:00PM

Moran Tripp Band

WHERE? - Olive's Bar

The Moran-Tripp Band blends swaggering soul songs, with intoxicating rock music, and traditional blues. Led by singer and guitarist Ryan Moran and guitarist Shane Tripp, this up and coming five piece takes their inspiration from greats like the Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Little Feat and The Band. This twin guitar powerhouse is not to be missed.

Saturday
November 11th

SAT, NOV 11

10:00AM

SHOW OPEN

The Hilton Rockville, Rockville MD

Capital Audiofest 2023 opens!

SAT, NOV 11

11:00AM

WHO? - Zev Feldman

WHERE? - Washington Theatre

RECORD PRODUCER - RECORD COMPANY EXECUTIVE - FOUNDER
OWNER OF JAZZ DETECTIVE PRODUCTIONS, LLC
CO-PRESIDENT OF RESONANCE RECORDS

Did you hear the story about the guy who walked into Gary Gill’s (CAF) garage to pick through his many boxes of records? Please join The Listening Chair’s - Howard Kneller to have a conversation with Zev Feldman and his fascination with records and time with Blue Note Records, Resonance Records, Universal Music Group and more. Did I forget to tell you that he’s a local guy who went to high school in Rockville!

SAT, NOV 11

1:00PM

WHO? - Michael Fremer

WHERE? - Washington Theatre

MICHAEL FREMER'S NEW RECORDING PROJECT “RUFUS REID PRESENTS CAELAN CARDELLO”

“Rufus Reid Presents Caelan Cardello” is an exciting new jazz album performed by acclaimed jazz bassist and composer Rufus Reid and NY Jazz House Kid alum Caelan Cardello, makes its American debut at The Capital Audio Fest November 10-12.

Duke Markos recorded the live performance at the Klavierhaus performance space in New York, in January of this year. Markos mixed, with input from Executive Producer, TrackingAngle.com editor Michael Fremer and Associate Producer Robyatt Audio’s Robin Wyatt plus crucial input from “Tone Poet” Joe Harley.

Robert Ludwig mastered at Gateway Mastering Studios, Matthew Lutthans cut lacquers on Doug Sax’s The Mastering Labs vacuum tube-based system restored and installed at Chad Kassem’s Blue Heaven Studios, and the 180g records were pressed at Quality Record Pressings and packaged in Stoughton "Tip On” jackets.

 

The story behind how this record was produced and released is not nearly as wonderful as the music, but it is a story worth telling and hearing and Fremer will do so at Capital Audio Fest. Autographed and non-autographed copies will be available at the show.

SAT, NOV 11

3:00PM

WHO? - Joe Salvato

WHERE? - Washington Theatre

A DISCUSSION OF SYMMETRICAL POWER AND YOUR SYSTEM!

Joe Salvatto has been in the recording Studio business since 1980, during which he has served as chief engineer for some of the greatest recording studios of all time. He started in the maintenance department for Media Sound and progressed to A and R recording, and chief engineer for Right track Recording, JSM Music, Electric Lady and Giant Recording. Over the past several decades Salvatto Sound has been a source for studio installations for clients like Phil Ramone, Billy Joel, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, and others.

In the early 2000’s Joe became aware of a new technology, developed by Martin Glasband, owner of Equi=Tech, a manufacturer of symmetrical power products. In his desire to learn everything he could about “balanced power”, Joe contacted Martin, which resulted in a long- lasting professional relationship, and many discussions about the benefits of balanced power. In 2019 Joe became technical consultant for Equi=Tech Balanced Power Solutions and an integral part of their team.

SAT, NOV 11

5:00PM

WHO? - Valerio Cora

WHERE? - Washington Theatre

VALERIO CORA, FOUNDER AND CEO OF ACORA ACOUSTICS CORPORATION AND NOW THE CEO OF AUDIO RESEARCH CORP.

Hear it from the source. Meet Val Cora and hear about his vision for Audio Research. “When a new company assumes ownership of an established, beloved brand like Audio Research, long-time supporters naturally have questions and concerns. Now that the business of the acquisition is complete, we want people to know that Audio Research is stronger and better than ever. Through transparency and communication, it is now our intention to address any customer concerns as the Maple Grove, Minnesota team continues its good work of designing and manufacturing some of the best tube gear on the planet.”

SAT, NOV 11

7:00PM

Anthony Pirog Trio

WHERE? - Olive's Bar

Washington, D.C.'s jazz and experimental music scenes wouldn't be quite where they are today without Anthony Pirog. The guitarist, composer and loops magician is a quiet but ubiquitous force on stages around his hometown. With fearsome chops and a keen ear for odd beauty, Pirog has helped expand the possibilities of jazz, rock and experimentalism in a town long known for its straight-ahead tradition.

 

Anthony's roots as a guitarist are in the work of D.C. guitar heroes Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan, and their virtuosic technique that blended all styles of popular music.

 

He has taken and built upon those roots, working in straight and experimental jazz, improvisation and electronics/looping, and he somehow takes these styles, all of which he has mastered and makes them all work together and also makes them all his own.

Sunday
November 12th

SUN, NOV 12

10:00AM

SHOW OPEN

The Hilton Rockville, Rockville MD

The final day of Capital Audiofest 2023 begins!

SUN, NOV 12

11:00AM

WHO? - Qobuz: David Solomon

WHERE? - Washington Theatre

DAVID SOLOMON, VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, QOBUZ - TAKE A TRIP AND NOT EVEN LEAVE THE FARM!


Enjoy a discussion about Qobuz and streaming audio and then walk with David into a few nearby rooms to hear for yourself what he is talking about! Are you setting up your first streaming system or want to improve what you already have? David is the guy to provide you with a neutral and knowledgeable opinion.

SUN, NOV 12

1:00PM

WHO? - Matthew Barton

WHERE? - Washington Theatre

MATTHEW BARTON - CURATOR OF RECORDED SOUND AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.


The Edison Cylinder - Where It All Started. From Brown Wax to Blue Amberol, a short history of the cylinder's rise and fall, with live demonstrations and original cylinders. You name the artist and he has likely heard of them! Matthew Barton has worked at the Library of Congress since 2003, first as a sound engineer and archivist in the American Folklife Center and the Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound Division, and since 2008, as the Curator of Recorded Sound at the Library’s Packard Campus for Audiovisual Conservation in Culpeper, VA. From 1996 to 2003, he was the production coordinator of the Alan Lomax Collection compact disc series issued by Rounder Records. From 2016 to 2018, he served as president of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC). He has written extensively on sound recording and music for the Boston Globe, Street Beat magazine, the Folklife Center News, the Library of Congress Gazette, and the ARSC Journal.

SUN, NOV 12

3:00PM

WHO? - Dr. Vinyl aka Jose Ramirez

WHERE? - Washington Theatre

You wont see him listed in the AMA and definitely DON’T want to have your temperature checked by him but you DO want to hear what he has to say about your turntable setup! Visit with Jose to discuss your turntable, tonearm and cartridge options and what to expect in the future.

SUN, NOV 12

4:00PM

SHOW CLOSES

The Hilton Rockville, Rockville MD

Capital Audiofest closes. See you in 2024!

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