April Jazz Event – no fooling!

DC area jazz performances for April 2016

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Coming up:
Ralph Peterson Trio at An die Musik Live!
Dr. Lonnie Smith at Bethesda Jazz Blues Supper Club
4 Generations of Miles at Blues Alley
The Capital City Voices at The Carlyle Club
Adrienne West at Germano’s
Hill Center Jazz Ensemble led by Marshall Keys at Hill Center Concert Series
Hiromi at The Howard Theatre
Michel Nirenberg at Twins
Jonathan Butler, Marcus Johnson, and Chelsey Green & The Green Project at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Date/Time: Saturday, April 02 2016, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Artist: Sandra Johnson
Location: John Wesley AME Zion Church, 1615 14th Street N. W., (14th & Corcoran) 2nd Floor, Washington, DC. .
Description: Join the Sandra Y. Johnson Sextet for a Saturday afternoon of Jazz, Blues, and R&B/Oldies. With me are: Vince Evans, piano, Wes Biles, bass, Jeff Neal, drums, Jordon Dixon, saxophone, and, David Cole, guitar. There is a $15 donation which includes light refreshments. Valet parking is available.
Telephone: 202-667-3824
Date/Time: Monday, April 04 2016, 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Artist: Steve Herberman
Location: Hotel Tabard Inn 1739 N. St. NW Washington DC.
Description: Guitarist Steve Herberman with vocalist Lena Seikaly
Telephone: 202-331-8528
Date/Time: Thursday, April 07 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Venue: Anacostia Community Museum
Location: Rhythm Cafe: Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month at the National Portrait Gallery.
Description: Join Professor Fred Irby, III and the Howard University Jazz Ensemble as they feature the music of Billy Strayhorn, John Coltrane, and Sam Rivers. And in the spirit of the museum’s new exhibition, Twelve Years That Shook and Shaped Washington, 1963-1975, the music of the Drifters will also be highlighted.
Telephone: 202-633-4844
Date/Time: Friday, April 08 2016, 8:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Artist: Iva Ambush
Location: Twins Jazz | 1344 U Street NW | Washington, DC | 20009.
Description: MARSHALL & BRIDGES BRING HARMONY THAT SWINGS |Terry Marshall and Bridges featuring Iva Ambush, DeCosta Brown, Kendra Johnson. Shows: 8pm and 10pm | Marshall and Bridges – Aided by three formidable vocalists and solid rhythm section, pianist and composer Terry Marshall will deliver his own special brand of jazz featuring plenty of harmony and groove and seasoned with rhythm and blues! Marshall has performed in clubs and concert halls as far north as Toronto, Canada and as far south as Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He has graced the stages of many celebrated venues in the nations capital including, The Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap and Blues Alley. Always the epitome of taste and artistry, Marshall offers beloved standards to complement his own acclaimed compositions. His 2014 debut recording, Arrival, reached No. 25 on the CMJ jazz charts and received rave reviews from critics. Vocal harmony enriches and enlivens Terry Marshall’s music. His recording and the Twins performance feature three-part vocal harmony in many selections. Iva Ambush, DeCasto Brown and Kendra Johnson skillfully bend many songs into unique and interesting shapes … Tickets for 8pm show | 10pm Show
Telephone: 202-234-0072
Date/Time: Sunday, April 10 2016, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Levine Music
Location: Levine Music, DC Campus: NW. Directions
Description: Master Class with Pat Martino: The Nature of the Guitar. Guitarist Pat Martino is one of the most important figures in modern jazz guitar. Join us for a masterclass in which Mr. Martino will explore the nature of the guitar and work with students to share new approaches to better understand the unique challenges of the instrument. Buy Now
Date/Time: Friday, April 15 2016, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
The Kennedy Center Jazz
Location: Kennedy Center Atrium 2700 F St NW. Directions
Description: The Crossroads Club: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman Saxophonist Joshua Redman joins longtime collaborators The Bad Plus–bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King–for an evening of jazz in the Crossroads Club. Buy Now
Telephone: 202-467-4600
Date/Time: Saturday, April 16 2016, 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Venue: Jazzway 6004
Location: Jazzway 6004 – 6004 Hollins Ave Baltimore, MD 21210. Directions
Description: César Orozco & Kamarata Jazz – César Orozco, a prolific pianist, composer, and arranger, fuses jazz with Cuban and Venezuelan musical styles in unexpected ways that fans in North and South America find irresistible. Kamarata Jazz is the latest project and it mixes Venezuelan and Cuban traditional music with Jazz plus other musical genres such as flamenco, tango, and bossa nova. The repertoire is based in some of the Orozco’s original compositions, as well as innovative versions of well-known Venezuelan and Cuban pieces from the traditional repertoire. This is his first visit to Jazzway 6004 to perform pieces from his critically acclaimed recording “No Limits For Tumbao”. Cesar Orozco– piano, other ensemble members TBA. Tickets: $38-General, $33-BJA Members (PER registered member, please), $18-Students. All tickets include soft drinks and a post-concert buffet of desserts, fruit and cheeses. Buy Now
Telephone: 410-952-4528
Date/Time: Sunday, April 17 2016, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Artist: The U.S. Army Blues
Location: Brucker Hall on Fort Myer in Arlington, VA.
Description: Tribute to Frank Sinatra featuring Army Band vocalists with signature big band sound!
Date/Time: Sunday, April 17 2016, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Artist: Halley Shoenberg
Location: U St./African American Civil War Memorial.
Description: DC Lindy Exchange Presents Halley’s Hot Gumbo Swingtet in a FREE outdoor dance event, part of the weekend-long DCLX dance and music festival. Rain location is Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom. Halley Shoenberg’s six-piece jazz band plays swingin’ New Orleans-style jazz and hot 1920’s/30’s style jazz for dancing. Halley Shoenberg (clarinet/saxophone), David Erickson (trumpet), Kirsten Warfield (trombone), Rick Eldridge (banjo), Tom Holtz (tuba), Mike Flaherty (drums). www.dclx.org
Date/Time: Sunday, April 17 2016, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Artist: Dave Kline
Location: Creative Cauldron 410 North Maple Avenue Falls Church, VA, 22046.
Description: Dave Kline Band …… Creative Cauldron presents “Passport to the World” a unique series that celebrates the music and dance of cultures around the world. This is the sixth year for this excitingly eclectic series and the groups performing represent a broad spectrum of genres: jazz, swing, latin, classical, opera, klezmer and folk music. Traditional music and dance bands are featured along with fusion bands and contemporary artists that draw inspiration from world music Buy Now
Date/Time: Friday, April 22 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Venue: Frederick Community College
Location: Frederick Community College, Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. Directions
Description: “Black and Tan Fantasy” FCC Jazz Ensemble hosts special guest New York Jazz Trumpeter Terell Stafford In a salute to Duke Ellington as part of their Jazz in April festival. Buy Now
Telephone: 301-846-2642
Date/Time: Saturday, April 23 2016, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Artist: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kogod Courtyard, 800 G Street NW.
Description: Happy Birthday Ella Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month by joining the Smithsonian American Art Museum in its annual birthday salute to Ella Fitzgerald. The Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Ensemble recognizes Fitzgerald’s rich repertoire by performing works that span her extensive career and highlight the timelessness of her work.
Telephone: 202-633-8490
Date/Time: Sunday, April 24 2016, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Artist: Pamela Parker
Location: Germano’s Piattine 300 S. High Street Baltimore, MD 21202.
Description: Jazz Brunch featuring Pam Parker & Michael Raitzyk! Pam is a “chanteuse who blends Billie’s precision with Aretha’s brand of Soul. Parker has been using her perfect classic voice to lure in crowds in the area for years –it’s the combination of sweet tone, spot on vibrato and something hauntingly reminiscent of jazz singers of old that makes seeing her live addictive.” – Washington Post’s Express Night Out. Baltimore native Michael Raitzyk is a master of both traditional and modern Jazz who has been influenced by greats such as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and BB King. Michael has been active on the local music scene in a wide range of music genres since 1985 and has played guitar since the age of 6. Delicious food and an extensive wine selection! $15 general admission $10 admission for members of the Baltimore Jazz Alliance, DC Blues Society, Baltimore Blues Society or the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. Noon seating, 1pm show! Reservations recommended
Telephone: 410-752-4515

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