**This Week at BBJ: Experience an Evening of Jazz and R&B at Bethesda Blues**

Tuesday (11/7) – Come commiserate with Seth and his friends as they celebrate the release of this record performance. Seth Kibel brand-new album Snark & Despair consist of original tunes featuring talented guest artist, progressive political commentary, dark humor, and much-needed musical therapy for these strange and trying times. The songs on this album traverse a wide landscape of musical styles, including blues, swing, klezmer, bossa nova, reggae and more. 8:00pm
Wednesday (11/8) – Known for his touch, versatility and musical approach, jazz drummer,Steve Fidyk has earned national and international acclaim as an artist, author and columnist. With his second album as a bandleader, aptly titled Allied Forces, Fidyk has gathered together a powerful lineup and has succeeded in pushing his hard hitting melodic message to the front lines. DC. 8:00pm
Thursday (11/9) – Berklee College of Music graduate Jeanette Harris is the new female saxophonist who is making big strives. Her CD “Summer Rain” made it all the way to #4 on the Smooth Jazz Billboard Chart and #1 on the Smooth Jazz Indie Chart! Jeanette’s new CD Chocolate Vibez is her best work yet, showcasing not only her amazing sax skills but also her song writing and producing skills as well. Jeanette toured with the late Teena Marie. Joining her on this evening is Jazz Singer Tracy Hamlin8:00pm
Friday (11/10) – The Ella Century!!! Ann Hampton Callaway..superbly intelligent, singular creative pop-jazz stylist who can stand shoulder to shoulder with Streisand, Ronstadt, Shirley Horn, and Dianne Reeves. Ann has an exciting show celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial year. Callaway explores the breadth of Ella Fitzgerald repertoire in a show titled “The Ella Century” including fresh takes on classics such as, How High the Moon,” “Mr. Paganini, and “Every Time We Say Goodby.”  8:00pm
 
Saturday (11/11) – Conya Doss has prevailed for 15 years as a top female vocalist, garnering accolades from USA Today, Vibe, Billboard, Complex Magazine, BET, Soul Train and more. Her recipe for good music-making has led to the receipt of the Soultrack’s best female Vocalist. With a vocal stule that has been heavily influenced   by Nina Simone, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Bonnie Rait and Angela Winbush. Conya’s vocals weaves the sounds of yesteryears with thought-induced messages. 8:00pm
Sunday (11/12) – Brian Blade has set those words to music for his recordings as a singer, guitarist and songwriter. Mama Rosas a revealing journey though thirteen songs about family, loved ones, travels and a sense that these things that shape and inspire us have to be shared with others to complete a circle. He has been writing and recording material with words for as long as he’s been making music. Join Brian and the Fellowship Band for a beautiful evening of Jazz. 7:30pm

**This Week at BBJ: Spooky Tuesday & Halloween in Bethesda, Jazzy Nights and Jesse Colin Young**

Tuesday (10/31) – “Spooky Tuesday“. Don’t miss Halloween Night, featuring Best Costume Prizes and loads of fun. Hometown favorites, The VI-Kings are the 60’s soundtrack of your life, return for their seventh performance at Bethesda Blues. The Deceivers Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter Sean Chyun is a musical comet who performed with the VI-Kings for several years. 7:30pm
Wednesday (11/1) – Award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her original songs and her unique take on material from the New American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. 12 year old Jose Andre´ Montano will open for Gabrielle and he discovered his piano skills in a self taught way. In 2015 he received an invitation from The Kennedy Center of Performing Arts and from the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. 7:30pm
Thursday (11/2)Hank Levy was privileged to have his former students to continue to want to play his music. Therefore, Hank Levy Jazz, LLC was created  by Hank’s airs and estate.  Hank’s music has attracted some of the best jazz musicians in the mid-Atlantic region to join the band.  You can find recordings from the Legacy Band version of Whiplash on iTunes and Amazon. 8pm
Friday (11/3) – For 50 years Jesse Colin Young has been singing songs about peace, relationships and the environment. From his folk days in Boston and his first record, Soul of a City, he has articulated and recorded the tumultuous times of the 60s, 70s, 80s to the present, while reminding us that it is all about family, community and the precious natural world we live in. His musical style is now considered Americana, but in fact it’s his unique fusion of jazz, blues, folk and rock. 8pm
 
Sunday (11/5)Selina Albright’s  last name is associated with musical excellence. She is a soulful-songwriter with versatility that comes from years of listening to many origins and languages of music.  Selina’s R&B/Soul 2013 release entitled “Brighter” topped the UK Soul Chart for four weeks. Her most recent release “Sun Comes Up” (2016) has outperformed all previous releases. Steve Cole is a Saxophonist and is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz.

**This Week at BBJ: Jazz w/ BJ Jansen, Delfeayo Marsalis & Duane Eubanks, Tom Joyner Hurricane Relief, Comedy w/ Joe Clair and NBC the Voice Finalist Billy Gilman**

Wednesday (10/25) – Respected baritone saxophonist, composer and bandleader B.J. Jansen is back with “Common Ground”, his tenth project as a leader. Over the course of a dozen carefully selections, the appropriately titled “Common Ground” features Delfeayo Marsalis, Allyn Johnson, Duane Eubanks and Dezron Douglas, aims to explore the musical commonalities among six musical titans who each bring with their diverse backgrounds and distinctive musical legacies. 8pm 

Thursday (10/26) & Friday (10/27) – Tom Joyner’s BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund is raising money to help families affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma Survivors. Join Comedians Guy Torry, Damon Williams, Rodney Perry, Marvin Dixon, D. Ellis, Nanette Lee, Ed Lover, Griff and Jay Lamont. This event is hosted by Huggy Lowdown & Chris Paul. Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show uses his nationally syndicated radio programs to encourage those affected.  7pm /10pm 
Saturday (10/28) – Host Comedian Joe Clair, radio personality and on-air veteran is no stranger when it comes to Washington, D.C. The native of Seat Pleasant, MD is the current host of WPGC’s Joe Clair Morning Show. Joe Clair & Friends Comedy show brings a line up that’s backed with certified funny folks. This Saturday enjoy Joe and Comedians, Buckwild, Artie Rob, Rudy Rush and House Band Sound of The City. 7:00/10pm 
Sunday (10/29) – Billy Gilman burst onto the national stage in 2000 releasing the hit single “One Voice.” His debut album was certified double platinum in the USA, and he was included in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest singer to ever reach #1 on the Billboard Country album charts. He went on sell 5 million albums worldwide. Billy became a finalist on NBC’s The Voice: Season 11 and instantly became a fan favorite week after week joining Adam Levine’s team.  7:30pm 

**This Week at BBJ: We The Fix, Bethesda’s Own The Sidley’s & Eric Scott Band, Howard Homecoming Concert w/ Wayne Linsey and Tribute to the Music of Stephanie Mills, Chaka Khan & Aretha Franklin**

Wednesday (10/18) – We The Fix provides a different sound created with some of the DMV’s best Artist & Musicians on a mission to bring good music back for your listening pleasure. 8:00pm
Thursday (10/19) – Get ready for Bethesda’s favorite family soul-rock band, The Sidleys, as they continue to celebrate the release of their new album “The Love You Make!”Joining The Sidley’s is The Eric Scott Band and Eric is one of the area’s most sought after vocalist and bassist, who has performed all over the world. 8:00pm  
Friday (10/20) – Wayne Linsey consummate musician, producer, arranger, songwriter and artist. Wayne Linsey’s list of credits reads like a who’s who in contemporary music. He’s worked with Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. Wayne is a Howard University Alum and as the University celebrates 150 years, he will present the ultimate Howard Homecoming Concert w/  Lynne Fiddmont, Alana Lynne and Sunwhoa Love.  8:00pm
 
Sunday (10/22)  – Brencore Entertainment will be honoring the music of three of the top Recording Artist in the music industry. Their music is so soulful that the stage will be blazing with their great songs like Stephanie Mills “When I Think of Home”, Chaka Khan’s “Sweet Thang” “Through the Fire”, and Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady”, “Respect”, and more. Close your eyes and listen to the voices of Carmen Craven, Tori Elon and Karen Linette. 7:00 pm

**This Week at BBJ: Eric Darius & JJ Sansaverino, Incognito, Carl’s Rare Roast Beef Band and A Tribute to the Music of Gerald Levert & Donny Hathaway**

Wednesday (10/11) – Eric Darius  is a Saxophonist, composer, producer and vocalist. He now has six critically acclaimed albums under his belt, a Number One hit single, and Seven Top radio hit. JJ Sansaverino is a guitarist and an incredible performer. He is a mix of R&B, smooth jazz and fusion ala Santana meets Benson. His latest singles “Back Talk” and “Gravy Train” have topped the radio charts climbing on  Billboard.  8:00pm
Friday (10/13) – Incognito is recognized as one of the best funk / jazz / soul/dance outfits in the world. A pioneer of the “acid jazz” movement who has delighted listeners and dancers for decades, Incognito has scored hits of Stevie Wonder’s Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing” and Ronnie Laws “Always There,” selling more than a million records worldwide in the process.  7:00 & 10:00 pm
Saturday (10/14) – Carl’s Rare Roast Beef band plays a wide variety of classic rock hits by Booker T and the MG’s, Spencer Davis Band, CCR, The Rolling Stones and lots more. 8pm 
 
Sunday, (10/15) – National Recording Artist Jamar Dukes and Craig T. Dobson will honor the music of R&B Legendary Vocalist Gerald Levert, Donny Hathaway, Bobby Womack, Marvin Gaye and more. Come out to hear some of the best music ever made by these artists who left us so many great hits including “Cassanova,” “Pop Goes My Mind,” “A Song For You,” and more. This event is presented by Brencore Entertainment. 7:30pm

**This Week at BBJ: Drew Davidsen on Guitar, Miriamm Wright turns Bethesda Blues Pink, John Lennon Bday Tribute and Fall Denim Fiesta with Sugar Bear & EU!!!**

Thursday (10/5) – Drew Davidsen is an award winning billboard charting international recording artist. Drew is an accomplished guitarist selected in guitar magazine readers polls as one of the top 10 hottest new guitar players and he’s even been endorsed by the great jazz guitarist, “George Benson.”  8:00pm
Friday (10/6)This is the third year Miriamm has turned Bethesda Blues Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the annual EPW Awards! It will be a night of beautiful music and celebration, the EPW Awards honors breast cancer survivors, their caregivers, doctors and members of the community who are working in the fight against breast cancer. 8pm
Saturday (10/7) – A John Lennon Birthday Tribute Vol. 3 celebrates the music of the worlds most beloved songwriters. More than 35 years after his untimely death, John Lennon’s enormous impact on popular music and culture continues. This event is presented by Newmyer Flyer which is the 2nd concert production company from Bandhouse Gigs co-founder Ron Nemyer. 8pm

This Week at BBJ: CoCo Montoya + Vintage #18, Dexter Wansel, Roy Buchanan Tribute & More!!

Wednesday (9/27) –  Guitar One Magazine calls guitarist/vocalist CoCo Montoya “the hottest southpaw in the blues. “Stratocaster-fueled, fierce slash-and-guitar work…dramatic, smoldering South soul-rooted intensity. Montoya’s voice is as expressive as his guitar.” – Washington Post!!! His special guest for the evening will be the talented Vintage #18. 8:00pm 
Friday (9/29) – Live performances from Dexter Wansel and The Sounds of Philadelphia.  The GRAMMY Award winning producer will perform some of his music such as “Life on Mars” and “The Sweetest Pain”. He will also perform music from artist he collaborated with such as Patti Labelle “If Only You Knew,” Teddy Pendergrass “Love TKO” and more. 8:00pm
Saturday (9/30) – This tribute to revered Washington, DC based and world renowned Roy Buchanan brings together musicians from all over the country who played and recorded with Roy during his career and were inspired by him. This event is hosted by WPFW’s Emcee Bill Waxx and you’ll be able to spot Billy Price who played and recorded with Roy on stage as well. 8pm

Sunday (10/1) – Briclyn Entertainment invites you to the 3rd Annual Pink Alive Breast Cancer Awareness concert featuring GRAMMY Nominated Artist Maimouna Youssef, The Amours, Conscience Media and Victoria Skie. This will be an evening of musical healing. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. 5:30pm 

This Week at BBJ: Mycah Chevalier, Michael Henderson & Cherrelle, Marcus Johnson, Be’la Dona, and A Tribute to the Music of The O’Jays featuring FOREVER YOURS

Wednesday (9/20) –  Get into The Mycah Chevalier Experience!Blessed with an irresistible and soulful voice, Mycah has shared the stage with El Debarge, Regina Belle, Patti Labelle, and others. Join Mycah for a celebration of life & preview her new CD The Creole Butterfly. 8pm
 
Thursday (9/21) – “You Are My Starship”, “Take Me I’m Yours”, are just a few songs by the talented Music Innovator Michael Henderson. Cherrelle began her music career with Michael Henderson and Norman Connor. “Saturday Love”, “Never Knew Love Like This”, and ‘I didn’t Mean to Turn You On” were some of her hits. 8pm 

 
Friday (9/22) – Over the last decade, Marcus Johnson has released 15 successful studio albums. His unique self-taught style of piano play has earned him distinction among his peers, praise from media and accolades across the music industry. Not only is he a great musicianship, but an impressive business man. 8pm
Saturday (9/23) – Be’la Dona is celebrating member Sweet Cheri’s Birthday with an explosive concert.  Bela Dona has the ability to play any genre from Rock, R&B, Gospel, Pop, Jazz and of course their hometown music GoGo. 7:30pm 
 
Sunday (9/24) – Forever Yours  

is a classic soul vocal group, specializing in tribute music of the mighty O’Jays. The ensemble is comprised of four talented musicians and vocalist that have a combined entertainment history spanning over 30 years. 7:30pm

**This Week at BBJ: Contemporary Jazz, Motown, Comedy & Soul w/ Bob Baldwin & Lori Williams, Brencore All-Stars, Joe Clair & Friends and Soul Revival**

Thursday (9/14) – Bob Baldwin is a jazz artist, composer, keyboardist, arranger, radio host and author. Lori Williams is a native Washingtonian and Vocalist a well as a Vocal Jazz Educator. Enjoy an evening of Smooth Jazz with Bob & Lori.  8:00 pm

Friday (9/15) – Brencore Entertainment   

is presents A Tribute to the Music of Motown. They will take you on a journey performing hits from Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross, The Supremes, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Marvin Gaye and the Pips, Michael Jackson, Tami Terrell and more.  8:00 pm

  

Saturday (9/16) – Comedian Joe Clair  

is back for his monthly Joe Clair and Friends Comedy show featuring Comedians Turae, Darkchild, Kevin Anthony and house-band Sound of the City. This will be an evening of laughter, good music and great comedy.7:00/10:00 pm

Sunday (9/17) – One classic diva, 2 vintage crooners. Lauren White, Mike Madison and Ted Pollard bring to you a labor of love that they call Soul Revival. All three of these dynamos are national recording artist, have performed in and around the DMV Area. 7:30pm  

This Week at BBJ: Ann Callaway sings Ella, 50% off on Pablo Cruise and Ethiopian New Year w/ Yehunie Belay

Wednesday (9/6) – Continue the Labor Party as we welcome weather with the cool sounds of The Sandra Dean Band. Sandra is one of the most respected and hardest working artist in the DC area, whose energy brings Rock’n’roll and sultry ballads which will fire up the dance floor.   

7:30 pm
Thursday (9/7) – Ann Hampton Callaway…suberbly intelligent, singularly creative pop-jazz stylist who can stand shoulder to shoulder with Streisand, Ronstadt, Shirley Horn and Dianne Reeves. Callaway explores the breadth of Ella Fitzgerald’s repertoire in a show titled “The Ella Century.”
8:00 pm
 
Friday (9/8) – Pablo Cruise 

 

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8:00 pm
 
Saturday (9/9) – Yehunie Belay is one of Ethiopia’s most celebrated musical artist, and the pride of the Ethiopian American community. This highly creative and gifted singer/songwriter has a string of hit albums and singles going back to 1987. Come out to celebrate the Ethiopian New Year.  8:00 pm

Sunday (9/10) – Marqueal Jordan has toured with Brian Culbertson and many other top genre performers and he is now emerging as an artist in his own right. Dee Lucas is an acclaimed wizard on the soprano sax who continues to showcase his style. Tony Exum, Jr.saxophone style brings to mind the sultriness of Grover Washington, Jr. 7:30 pm