Entries by Press Team

Feel the Beat! Virtuoso Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, R&B Star Jon B,
plus Kandace Springs, Zo!, DC Fusion, & Comedy with Joe Clair

Tuesday (8/9) Kandace Springs and special guest Lee Mo will grace the BBJ stage! Kandace Springs is a Nashville-based singer, songwriter and pianist who counts such stylists as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones as her heroes. As evidenced by her sparkling full-length Blue Note Records debut, Soul Eyes, Springs […]

An Old School Weekend with Still Surfin’ and Friendship Train – Tributes to The Beach Boys and Gladys Knight and The Pips, “Feel Good Music,” and More at BBJ

Tuesday (8/2) Come one, come all to the 1st Tuesday Jam with Gary Grainger and Friends! This monthly event gives YOU the chance to jam and sing with bassist Gary Grainger, drummer Greg Grainger, and their world-class musician friends. You’ll have a blast whether you join the band onstage or simply come out, have some food and […]

A Star-Studded Week: ‘80s Movie Idol Molly Ringwald sings Nat & Natalie Cole, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Chuck Brown Band, A Tribute to Merle Haggard,
Jazz Meets Korea, and Virginia Music Adventures

Tuesday (7/26) Two acclaimed, cutting-edge Korean music groups, the World Music group SE:UM and the Youngjoo Song Trio, meet for the first time in a groundbreaking joint performance! SE:UM is one of Korea’s most innovative ensembles, drawing instrumental, vocal, and improvisation techniques from both Korean and Western jazz traditions. Traditional Korean sounds mix with jazz, […]

We’ve Got America’s Favorites! American Idol’s Haley Reinhart, America’s Got Talent Winner Eugene Murphy, Jr. Sings for WV Flood Relief,
Party Music, and Pageantry

Wednesday (7/20) Don’t miss the next performance of The Vocal Workshop! The Vocal Workshop, under the direction of Chris Grasso, 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 […]

Witness World-Renowned Drummer Peter Erskine, Catch a Groove with Chopteeth and Suttle, Rock Out with Johnny Castle, and Laugh Out Loud with Joe Clair

Monday (7/11) Omrao Brown – WPFW Private Event Tuesday (7/12) DC-area icon Johnny Castle is the bad boy every mother warned their daughters about and the teenage boy’s definition of cool. He is the bassist, vocalist, and bandleader of The Thrillbillys as well as a member of the famed blues band, The Nighthawks.  Over the last […]

Rockin’ the Classics: The Spinners, The Yardbirds, The Great American Songbook with Spencer Day, R&B Songstress Meli’sa Morgan + a Discount Wednesday with Rising Star Dontae Winslow!

Tuesday (7/5) Come along to the jam session with Gary Grainger and Friends! This First Tuesday of the Month event gives YOU the chance to jam and sing with bassist Gary Grainger, drummer Greg Grainger, and their world-class musician friends. It’s a great time whether you join the band onstage or just come out and enjoy the […]

The Stars are Out! Bobby Rydell, A Southern Soul Tribute, Sunday Spotlight Jazz Brunch Tribute to Blossom Dearie, The Young Senators and More This Week at BBJ

Monday (6/27) Goodness Gracious, Great Balls of Fire! “The Killer” personified in the form and talent of Josh Christina will be pounding the keys tonight! Barely in his 20s, Josh Christina is a phenomenon that you do not want to miss. Born decades after the creation of rock ’n’ roll and rockabilly, he carries the tradition into the future […]

International Music by Polish Saxophonist Maciej Obara, the Legendary Peter Asher and Albert Lee – Stateside Sounds by Lisa Loeb, Marty Stuart, Judith Hill, plus A Tribute to the Music of Mary J, Fantasia and Erykah Badu

Monday (6/20) Saxophonist and composer Maciej Obara burst onto the international jazz scene after winning the Bielska Zadymka Jazz Contest in 2006 for his album, Message from Oyaho. His International Quartet features Polish countryman Dominik Wania on piano alongside two of Norway’s most in–demand jazz players, bassist Ole Morten Vagan and drummer Gard Nilssen. Reviewing […]

Father’s Day Weekend with Joe Clair & Friends Comedy Fest and Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Jazzy R&B Queen Miki Howard, Jazz-Pop-Indie Group
The Becca Stevens Band

Monday (6/13) One of the DC area’s finest female rock vocalists, Sandra Dean, returns by popular demand burn the stage down once again with her powerful, sultry, and soulful voice. There is simply no cooling her – Whether it’s an uptempo rocker or a soft and slow ballad, the intensity and emotion put into her […]

Grammy Award-Winning Bluegrass Artists The SteelDrivers, A Celebration of Prince on his Birthday, and a Week of “Feel Good Music” with Secret Society,
76 Degrees West, Shadz of Soul & Nu-Era

Monday (6/6) Diana Quinn will bring us her own brand of 50s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll, done up in a way only she can! She has entertained audiences all over the DC area and around the country for decades with her fun, campy humor and great music, with period attire to match. She is […]