Entries by Press Team

Soul, Sax, and Other Classic Sounds: Dwele, Butch Trucks & The Freight Train
+ The Jonathan Sloane Trio, Jeanette Harris, The Larry Brown Quintet,
and The Texas Chainsaw Horns present Hot Mess Burlesque

Wednesday (11/16) Who’s is the man with the eclectic magic who sells out legendary venues from London to San Francisco and Oakland? It’s Dwele! Andwele Gardner hails from the legendary music mecca of Detroit and lives a life in song. From soul-stirring melodies composed on piano keys, he writes poignant music, performs with natural grace, […]

Great Talent Featured All Week Long with The Shirelles Salute to the Troops,
Larry Carlton, the Joan Osborne Soul Revue, a Lori Williams CD Release Party,
and Comedy with Joe Clair & Friends

Monday (11/7) Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with The […]

Halloween Fun with Clones of Funk, Jazz & Blues Treats with Incognito featuring Maysa, Tab Benoit, and Kevin Whalum

Monday (10/31) The freaks come out at night! The freaks will definitely be out in force for the freakiest, funkiest Halloween party in the DMV featuring Clones of Funk! Clones of Funk is a full stage band playing classic anthems by funk legends Parliament-Funkadelic, Sly & the Family Stone, and James Brown. Their colorful attire […]

Great Voices, Famous & Emerging: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Anissa Hargrove with Gloria Gaynor, a Tina Turner Tribute, and The Vocal Workshop Showcase

Monday (10/24) Don’t miss The Vocal Workshop Showcase! The Vocal Workshop is an eight-week program designed to guide aspiring vocalists in their journey towards becoming jazz singers. The Workshop offers high-quality instruction in the art of jazz singing, in a setting with other vocalists who share the same goals. This time, the singers will be […]

It’s Iconic Music Week with Spyro Gyra, The Blackbyrds, Chad & Jeremy, Newmyer Flyer Presents Van Morrison’s “Moondance” & Bruce Springsteen’s “E Street Shuffle,” Mike Phillips, and Carl’s Rare Roast Beef Band

Monday (10/17) Of the many British Invasion acts that stormed the charts in the wake of the Beatles, Chad & Jeremy possessed a subtlety and sophistication unmatched among their contemporaries, essentially creating the template for the kind of lush, sensitive folk-pop that was to follow. From humble beginnings in coffee houses and folk clubs in […]

Entertainment From Around the World! Morris Day & The Time, Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band + JaneliaSoul, Colombian Comedian Piter Albeiro, and Miriamm Turns Bethesda Blues and Jazz Pink

Wednesday (10/12) Join us as Miriamm Turns Bethesda Blues and Jazz Pink! Miriamm Wright sings with power and passion and has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business including Aretha Franklin, Jill Scott, India.Arie and Will Downing. You may also know her from her touring as Peaches, one half of […]

Classic Alternative, Sensual Soul, and Amazing Prodigy Jazz: This Week at BBJ with Midge Ure + Richard Lloyd, guiltypleasures, and Joey Alexander

Tuesday (10/4) By the time Midge Ure’s single “If I Was” went to #1 in 1985 he had already crammed several musical lifetimes into a 10 year professional career. Slik, The Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy, Visage, and Ultravox had by then all had the guiding hand of his musical navigation. He was at the helm […]

Classic & Contemporary Jazz and R&B! The Count Basie Orchestra, Melba Moore, Steve Oliver, Sarah Dash, a Tribute to Luther Vandross, plus Joe Clair Comedy

Tuesday (9/27) The legendary Count Basie Orchestra really needs no introduction! This is one of the most thriving big bands in history. All the musicians have grown up with the Kansas City Swing style of Count Basie and they each add their own voice to the band. With 19 performers, 17 sidemen (plus 17 Grammys […]

A Super-Eclectic Week of Excellence with Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials
+ Guy Davis, Marcus Johnson, King Soul vs. Soul Crackers in The Thrilla in Vanilla,
The B Street Band sings for Voices for Autism, and Banda Magda

Wednesday (9/21) Lil’ Ed Williams comes to the blues naturally. His uncle, Chicago slide guitar king and master songwriter J.B. Hutto, taught him how to feel, not just play the blues. Nine albums and thousands of performances later, Lil’ Ed is now universally hailed as a giant of the genre. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “Lil’ […]

Trouble Funk, A Drag Salute to the Divas, The Beat Hotel + The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, and The Wine & Jazz Series Begins with Nick Colionne

Wednesday (9/14) All aboard the Trouble Funk Express… We’re headed for Hump Day with Trouble Funk! Trouble Funk was born on the streets of Washington, DC, and is synonymous with the emergence of the non-stop, percussion driven, best seen live, experience the party, audience participatory, grassroots, homegrown music called Go-Go. As the worldwide ambassadors of […]