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August 26, 2017

Carmen McCrae:  The Singers’ Singer. 
Carmen Mercedes McCrae was born in Harlem in 1922 to a Costa Rican father and Jamaican mother.  Beginning piano at age 8 she played NY clubs in her late teens and early 20’s, working with Ellington, Basie and Benny Carter big bands.  Close to Billie Holiday she became a noted singer, recording over 60 albums, toured the world extensively and received numerous awards.  Her unique vocal style made her a well-known artist and favored collaborator of other singers and band leaders and arrangers.  Moving to LA in the late 60’s she died in 1994.  Ellen Carter presents her fascinating story.

August 18, 2017
Chuck Redd & the Jazz Masters
Chuck Redd, vibes
Wade Beach, piano
Steve Nosovel, bass

Doors open at 5pm. Admission $5. Dinner served by Southwest Catering from 5:30 - 8pm    (Visa, Mastercard, Cash accepted)

July 21, 2017
Mavis Waters Jazz Ensemble
Mavis Waters, vocals
Donvonte McCoy, trumpet
Trey Sorrell, sax
Wade Beach, piano
Herm Burney, bass
Nick Costa, drums

July 28, 2017
The Wolfolk Group
   Featuring Sendy Brown

Sendy Brown, vocals
Ephraim Wolfolk, bass
Antonio Parker, sax
Ray Mabalot, piano
Ronnie Shaw, drums
John Albertson, guitar

9:15  Jazz Night at the Movies

Chet Baker - Let's Get Lost

approx run time 50 minutes

A Weekly, Straight-Ahead Jazz Experience Every Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

August 11, 2017
Lavenia Nesmith & Friends
Lavenia Nesmith, vocals
Thad Wilson, trumpet
Wayne Wilentz, piano
James King, bass
Lenny Robinson, drums

Jazz Calendar

August 25, 2017
Tribute to Carmen McCrae
Jessica Boykin-Settles, vocals
Brian Settles, sax
Jon Ozment, piano
Karine Chapdelaine-Walker, bass
Lydia Lewis, drums

Jazz Night in D.C. on Fridays presents some of the area's finest jazz musicians in a lively presentation of classical, straight-ahead jazz. 

August 4, 2017
The Rise of the Protestor
Reginald Cyntje, trombone
Brian Settles, sax
Herman Burney, bass
Hope Udobi, piano
Lenny Robinson, drums

July 14, 2017

Tribute to Lee Morgan
Michael Thomas Quintet
Michael Thomas, trumpet
Zach Graddy, tenor sax
Darius Scott, piano
Kent Miller, bass
Frank Williams, drums

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