Building Rhythm Together for Christ's Love

November 9, 2018
Chuck Redd Between Tours
Chuck Redd, vibes
Charlie Young, sax
Tim Whalen, piano
James King, bass
Andrew Hare, drums

October 19, 2018
Phil Butts Big Band
an 18-piece big band

Featuring Larzene Talley, vocals

October 26, 2018
Tribute to Bill Evans
Harry Appelman, piano
Tom Williams, trumpet
Xavier Perez, sax
Eliot Seppa, bass
Dominic Smith, drums

November 2, 2018
Vince Evans Presents
Hazel Mitchell-Bell
(CD Release)

Vince Evans, piano
Craig Alston, sax
James King, bass
Jay Jefferson, drums
Hazel Mitchell-Bell, vocals

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

November 23, 2018
Bobby Felder’s Big Band
Bobby Felder, trombone
Herb Scott, alto sax
Ben Sands, tenor sax
Lorenzo Wheatley, baritone sax
Doug Gilchrist, trombone
Chuck Carthan, trombone
Keith Mathis, trumpet

Michael Thomas, trumpet

Alvin Trask, trumpet
Vince Smith, piano
Wes Biles, bass
Ron Compton, drums

David Cole, guitar
Queen Aisha, vocals

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

Jazz Calendar

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. 

November 16, 2018
Larry Brown Quintet
Larry Brown, piano
Peter Fraize, sax
Thad Wilson, trumpet
Kent Miller, bass
Robert Shahid, drums

October 27, 2018     1-3pm
Thinking About Jazz
Bill Evans: A New Tonality
Born William John Evans in Plainfield, NJ in 1929, Bill Evans was an innovative jazz pianist and composer who blended impressionistic harmony, inventive interpretation of jazz standards, block chords and singing melodic lines that continue to influence jazz players to this day. Classically trained in Louisiana, he moved to New York then Chicago where he backed Billie Holiday in the Herbie Fields band in 1950.  During three years in the Army he continued to hone his skills and delve deeper into jazz.  In 1955, he enrolled in Mannes College of Music for music composition while playing various New York clubs.  In 1956, Evans worked with bandleader George Russell who championed the “Lydian Mode,” an alternative to the major scale which formed the basis of his emerging style.  His elevating profile caught the attention of Miles Davis who invited him to join his sextet early in 1958 which led to a highly productive period of Miles music including Kind of Blue in 1959, the best-selling jazz album of all time. After Miles, Evans worked mostly in trios throughout the 60’s and 70’s, expanding on his new approach to jazz.  He recorded extensively and has left a truly unique contribution to the heritage of jazz.  Evans was an avid reader (he introduced Coltrane to Indian philosophy), he liked to paint and draw, he loved golf and horse-racing.
Larry Applebaum brings this fascinating presentation.