Live! at Montpelier Fall Jazz Series
Live! at Montpelier Fall Jazz Series:
From South American jazz to internationally-acclaimed vocalist Cyrille Aimeé, Live! at Montpelier is all jazzed up this fall! Opening with “Jazz Group of the Year” nominee Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs on violin, the season also features a tribute to the Bohemian Caverns, performances and talks by the Curtis Brothers and saxophone master, Michel Nirenberg. Enjoy all of these concerts and more in a quaint, intimate setting surrounded by art. The acoustics make every performance a special experience for the ears.
TIZER Quartet featuring Karen Briggs
Live! at Montpelier kicks off the fall season with the much anticipated return of “Jazz Group of the Year” nominee Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs on violin! TIZER will bring their unique blend of original, high-energy jazz to this wonderfully intimate venue for a memorable evening of live jazz not to be missed!
Cristian Perez Quintet
Argentine guitarist Cristian Perez weaves many genres of world music together to create a delightful program. Hear tunes from the Andes to the Himalayas with his quintet, including flutist Yana Hristova, drummer Joe McCarthy, bassist Daniel Brown, and Emmanuel Trifilio on bandoneon.
Bohemian Caverns All Star Band
For the past 90 years, Bohemian Caverns was D.C.’s “sole home of soul jazz.” Return “home” to the Caverns with this all-star performance by Kenny Rittenhouse (trumpet), Tedd Baker (saxophone), Allyn Johnson (piano), Michael Bowie (bass), and CV Dashiell (drums).
Brothers Luques (bass) and Zaccai (piano) Curtis follow in the rich family tradition of jazz. Their music is rife with the blues, swing rhythms in recognition of their African-Caribbean-New Orleans lineage, and the basic core elements that make their music such a spicy, hard bop melting pot.
Based out of Washington, DC, Carly Harvey combines blues, jazz, soul, Americana, roots, and rock styles. With a sound like Etta James, she is also influenced by Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone.
Michel Nirenberg Quartet
Saxophone master and composer Michel Nirenberg celebrates the vibrant melodies and rhythms of his native Brazil. Surrounded by equally accomplished and charismatic musicians, Nirenberg will give listeners a new experience of Brazilian music.
Terry Marshall & Bridges
Terry Marshall has performed in clubs and concert halls as far north as Toronto, Canada and as far south as Rio de Janeiro. With Terry Marshall & Bridges, he offers a tantalizing straight ahead program for jazz lovers. Listeners of all ages can’t help tapping their toes and humming along.
Vocalist Cyrille Aime© is a winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, and the 2015 DownBeat Critic’s Poll (“Rising Star – Female Vocalist”). Raised primarily in France, Aime© quickly fell in love with gypsy music and their way of life, a continuing inspiration to this day.
Performing songs from her album Uniquely Standard, this DC-native vocalist describes her unique sound as a “conglomeration of my personal musical experience, which is jazz, soul, blues, and pan-African music. I guess the best way to describe the album is a soulful approach to standard jazz tunes.”
A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Eric Byrd Trio
Back by popular demand, The Eric Byrd Trio returns to celebrate the music from the Peanuts’ Charlie Brown Christmas show. By bringing fresh arrangements to these familiar songs, it gets everyone in the holiday mood. Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!