On Wednesday, April 6, jazz pianist Randy Weston celebrated his 85th birthday with a concert at Baltimore's Walters Art Gallery. Baltimore Magazine reviewer John Lewis said, it "was one of the most life-affirming, musically dazzling shows I’ve ever seen." Weston continues the celebration with a gala performance at the Kennedy Center on Saturday, April 9. Geoffrey Himes profiles Weston in today's Washington Post. DC area fans have plenty of chances today and tomorrow to catch Weston talking about his recent autobiography, African Rhythms, which he wrote with jazz journalist Willard Jenkins. Before the concert, he'll appear at UDC tonight at 7 p.m., at the Rockville, Maryland public library tomorrow at noon, and at DC's Sankofa bookstore at 5:30 tomorrow afternoon. Check out our events page for full info. And join us in wishing Randy a very happy birthday!