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February 24, 2018
Thinking About Jazz
Roger Wendell “Buck” Hill: The Wailin’ Mailman
Born Roger Wendell “Buck” Hill, one of D.C.’s finest jazz artist he exceled on tenor and soprano saxophone   He emerged in a generation that gave birth to many other jazz greats who rose to notoriety through traveling extensively and recording along the way.  While Buck toured some early in his career he found this difficult while balancing his love of family and his hometown roots.  So he took a job with the U.S. Postal Service and fit his love of jazz around his commitment to work and family.  He performed with Charlie Byrd in the 50’s; went somewhat silent during the 60’s, but began recording extensively as a leader in the 70’s while still collaborating with others throughout this time.  Buck was a very modest person and never found it easy to promote himself.  Within the D.C. jazz community he was a trusted friend and inspiring musician.  His recent death at age 90 has left all who knew him sad at his transition but thankful for having known him and graced by his astounding talent.  Bill Brower has documented Buck’s life and will bring this important presentation.

March 9, 2018
Antonio Parker & Friends
Antonio Parker, sax
Reginald Cyntje, trombone
Allyn Johnson, piano
Cheyney Thomas, bass
Keith Killgo, drums

February 16, 2018
Vince Evans Jazz Ensemble
Vince Evans, piano, vocals
Kenny Rittenhouse, trumpet
Tracey Cutler, sax
Pepe Gonzalez, bass
Jay Jefferson, drums

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

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

Jazz Calendar

February 9, 2018
Perkey Down the Parkway
Dred “Perkey” Scott, vocals
Peter Fraize, sax
Brian Kooken, guitar
Greg Hatza, piano
Robert Shahid, drums

March 2, 2018
Lori Williams Tribute to the
Deltas & Lou Taylor
Lori Williams, vocals
Benjie Porecki, piano
Tracey Cutler, sax
Zach Pride, bass
Mark Prince, 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. 

February 23, 2018
Tribute to Buck Hill
Davy Yarborough, sax
Michael Thomas, trumpet
Chaney Thomas, bass
Jon Ozment, piano
Keith Killgo, drums