Jazz and Blues are truly great American art forms, with distinct influences from African, Caribbean and Southern U.S. origins it expresses the passion of people very familiar with adversity and hardship. Perhaps this is why it has such a compelling appeal: it affirms the human capacity of transcending these difficulties and reclaiming a new harmony. Blues is anything but sorrowful; it leaves you with a renewed sense of vitality and offers a new way of seeing things soul food jazz blues
Doors open at 5pm. Admission $5. Dinner served by SouthWest Catering from 5:30 - 8pm (Visa, Mastercard, Cash accepted)
Jazz & Blues at Westminster Church is a project launched in 2006 by Southwest Renaissance Development Corporation and welcomes a great many of the area's finest electric, down- home artists who offer incredible live performances for a diverse audience of folks from around the D.C. area. Our hope is fulfilled weekly: that people will feel uplifted, affirmed and welcomed to dance, sing and enjoy the gift of life conveyed through these songs. Blues touches the great depths of life while lifting us to a place of joyful fullness.