NYE ’15 f/ Chelsey Green

DC’s legendary home of Jazz for 85 years
est. 1926


Chelsey Green
December 31st 7pm

Chelsey Green

“Chelsey, I love your artistry. You’re wonderful. Simply wonderful!”Stevie Wonder

“Chelsey Green aka @GreenViolinist is easily one of the five best artists in the entire #DMV region. Yeah, I mean that.”Marcus J. Moore, OkayPlayer and Washington DC City Paper

“If the mention of “hip-hop” and “violin” in the same sentence gives you a bad Miri Ben-Ari flashback, just shake it off: Green’s mix of styles is seamless and lovely, not gimmicky.”Sarah Godfrey, TBDArts (tbd.com)

Described as “passionate, electrifying, and innovative,” Billboard charting recording artists Chelsey Green and The Green Project tear down all stereotypes of the violin by fusing traditional classical technique into performances of Contemporary Jazz, R&B, Pop, Soul, Funk, Gospel and more.

Currently a doctoral candidate at The University of Maryland College Park, Ms. Green’s varied performance resume includes performances at the prestigious Carnegie Hall, Late Show with David Letterman, Theater at Madison Square Garden, Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, Essence Music Festival and more. Chelsey Green has shared the stage with international artists including Stevie Wonder, MC Lyte, Denyce Graves, J.Cole and Questlove and Black Thought of The Roots among others.

Her ensemble, The Green Project, recently released their highly anticipated second CD and first full length album, The Green Room, which debuted on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album Chart at #22 and the iTunes Jazz Album Chart at #7 in the first week of its release!

For more information on Chelsey Green and The Green Project, visit www.chelseygreen.com today.


NYE 2015
Dec 31st 9pm

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NYE 2015

Donvonte McCoy
January 2nd & 3rd
8pm & 10pm

Donvonte McCoy

DONVONTE MCCOY is one of today’s finest jazz trumpeter’s and composers. Donvonte has performed with many artists such as Curtis Fuller, Lionel Hampton, Jason Moran, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Steve Williams and Eric Wyatt to name a few. Donvonte leads his own ensemble, The Donvonte McCoy Quintet. His first recording as a leader, “3rd Floor” has been received with many great reviews. The Donvonte McCoy Quintet has been named “Best Small Jazz Ensemble” by Washington D.C. City Paper two years in a row. This year, the Washington D.C. City Paper named him best trumpeter as well!


January 8th
7:30pm & 9:30pm

Jolley Brothers

“The future of vocal jazz innovation is safe in the voice of VINX” – Al Jarreau

“A powerful effortless tunesmith and a vocalist of uncommon subtlety and understanding.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

“His baritone voice swooping and soaring through melodies had me open mouthed, gaping in that telling combination of wonder and envy that great artists sometimes provoke”STING

“VINX is the gift you give to someone you really care about”Stevie Wonder

VINX is undoubtedly one of the most gifted improvisational vocalists performing today. With style that ranges from jazz to funk, bossa nova to blues and back again, audiences are hooked from the start. The combination of soaring vocals, intricate layered melodies and grooves, and that primal hand drum holding it all together makes VINX a stand out among world class vocalists. For the American Crooner Tour, VINX is joined by his trio that includes Scott Kinnison on drums, Scott Kiefner on upright bass and Andre Vasconcelos on guitar. Featuring some of his favorite standards that evoke the days when low toned baritones ruled the night, as well as original compositions that pay homage to the genre, the American Crooner Tour celebrates VINX’s first love…singing.

VINX has recorded and toured with some of the music industry’s greatest icons: Stevie Wonder, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Sheryl Crow, Branford Marsalis, Ernie Watts, Taj Mahal, Ricki Lee Jones, Darius Rucker, Vance Gilbert, Cassandra Wilson, Brenda Russell, Cher and numerous others. His songwriting credits are a long list ranging from Tom Jones and Will Downing to The Lion King and Sprite™. He currently teaches at the Berklee College of Music and Dreamsicle Arts & Entertainment Group is home to his production company and acclaimed workshop series.


The Young Lions f/ Quamon Fowler
January 9th & 10th
8pm & 10pm

The Young Lions
Quamon Fowler

QUAMON FOWLER has grown accustomed to hard work and multi-tasking as a traveling performer, composer and student. 2004 was a banner year! Quamon was married, finished with his Music degree from Southern, traveled to Dubai, recorded a new CD, The Vision, participated in more jazz programs and started his Master’s degree at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. While his wife worked on her Ph.D., he earned his Master’s Degree in Music Performance (of course). Momentum continued in 2005. He won the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Competition in Des Moines, IO. As a teaching assistant at Tech, he managed to juggle teaching small groups, jazz improv, and tour with Curtis Fuller & Marcus Belgrave, James Moody & Nathan Davis, and other artists nationally and internationally.

Quamon competed in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in 2008 in which he was able to win 3rd.place.


Buster Williams & Larry Willis
January 16th & 17th
8pm &10pm

Buster Williams

Buster Williams
Buster Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Lee Konitz, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Nancy Wilson, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, the Jazz Crusaders, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Golson, Mary Lou Williams, Hank Jones, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Rowles, Hampton Hawes, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Errol Garner, Kenny Barron, Charlie Rouse, Dakota Staton, Kenny Dorham, Freddie Hubbard, etc. to name a few.

Mr. Williams has recorded soundtracks for movies including Les Choix des Armes; McKenna’s Gold with Gregory Peck; David Lynch’s, Twin Peaks ” Fire Walk With Me”; Spike Lee’s, “Clockers” etc. Television commercials include, Coca-Cola; Old Spice; Tott’s Champagne; Prudential Insurance; Chemical Bank; Alpo Dog Food; HBO; Budweiser Beer; etc. TV shows include an appearance on the Johnny Carson ” Tonight Show’ with Errol Garner; the Jay Leno “Tonight Show” where he performed five of his original compositions with the Branford Marsalis Tonight Show Band. Other television shows include: Sesame Street with Joe Williams; A&E (Arts and Entertainment) with Bill Cosby; The Joan Rivers Show with Bill Cosby; The Andy Williams Show with Nancy Wilson; the Joey Bishop Show; the Grammy Awards with Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams and Bobby McFerrin; the Mike Douglas Show; the Today Show; etc.

Awards include a Grammy in 1979; the Min-On Art Award; the SGI Glory Award the SGI Cultural Award; the RVC Corporation RCA Best Seller Award; NEA recipient; New York Fellowship Grant; 5 Stars from Downbeat magazine for the album “Crystal Reflections” listed in Who’s Who in Black America; and numerous proclamations.

Larry Willis
Once identified with on-the-edge free music, keyboardist Larry Willis had a profitable flirtation with fusion in the ’70s, then moved to hard bop in the ’80s and ’90s. Willis’ playing has been frenetic, ambitious, and interesting, but during his jazz-rock and fusion days it was funky but greatly restrained and simplistic. A devotee of Herbie Hancock, Willis has found a good balance, with expertly constructed modal solos and also lyrical, relaxed statements. Willis graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in the early ’60s, then played with Jackie McLean and Hugh Masekela. He recorded with Lee Morgan and McLean in the mid-’60s, and worked with Kai Winding and Stan Getz, as well as recording with Robin Kenyatta in 1969. Willis turned to synthesizer and electric piano in the ’70s, doing sessions with Cannonball Adderley, Earl May, Joe Henderson,Richard “Groove” Holmes, and Masekela again.

He joined Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1972, recorded with Alphonse Mouzon in both 1972 and 1973, and did dates as a leader and freelance session musician. Willis also recorded with Ryo Kawasaki and Sonny Fortune in the late ’70s, and with David “Fathead” Newman and Carla Bley in the ’80s. Willis toured and recorded with Nat Adderley in the ’80s and joined Woody Shaw’s quintet in 1986. He’s done sessions as a leader for Groove Merchant, Steeplechase, Audioquest, Brunswick, and Mapleshade, among others, including Blue Fable andOffering on Highnote in 2007 and 2008, respectively. -Michael G. Nastos (AllMusic)


Artist in Residence 

Heidi Martin
Heidi Martin
Every Tues in Jan
Shows at 7:30 & 9

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra
DC’s Exclusive Big Band.

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra – still the HOTTEST Big Band in the City, is a 17 piece powerhouse force cofounded by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde, trumpeter Joe Herrera and club owner Omrao Brown.

The BCJO presents a variety of music from big band literature and features some of the District’s best musicians on Monday nights at the historic Bohemian Caverns. Music from Ellington, Basie, Strayhorn, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson, Maria Schneider and originals by band members will embrace and challenge the tradition of big band repertoire.

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra
Every Monday 8p & 10p | doors @ 7p
A “gem for the District” – Washington City Paper

Join us upstairs the Tap & Parlour @ Bohemian Caverns
Great social dining space for a drink before the show or dessert afterwards!
Don’t miss the daily Tap & Parlour Happy Hour

2001 Eleventh Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

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