Onstage at BBJ!! Michael Muse, Eric Roberson, Burt Bacharach/Hal David Tribute and More!!

Wednesday (7/13)  – The Quiet Storm Band, headed by former percussionist and supporting vocalist for Roy Ayers, Stan Johnson, who is a professional singer, songwriter, producer and recording artist, The group has performed with various artist such as Roy Ayers, Gene Khan, Phyllis Hyman, Grover Washington Jr and more. Quiet Storm has performed at various venues across the country and internationally.   8:00pm   

 
Thursday (7/13) – Michael Muse embodies the best traditions of R&B Soul music as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. He is the son of the legendary NYC Jazz Musician “Chuck Henley” and he started his music career with Rare Essence at the ripe age of 16. Muse studied at Howard University and released his latest project The Love of You in 2017.  8:00pm 

Friday (7/14) Join Newmyer Flyer as they present The Music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Their songs were behind many of Dionne Warwick’s classics and their music earned them more than 50 top forty hits atop the charts. Julia Nixon has been one of Washington’s finest and most popular singers for more than 30 years, going back to a fabled decade long residency at Mr. Henrys. Newmyer Flyer was founded by Bandhouse Gigs co-founder Ron Newmyer.  8:00pm  
Saturday (7/15) Eric Roberson is a GRAMMY Award Nominee, Singer/Songwriter/Producer who attended Howard University. He was the first indie artist to win a BETJ Award and nominated in both 2010/2011 for a GRAMMY Award. In 2017 Eric has released an EP Trilogy entitled Earth (released in April) Wind (releasing July 18th) and Fire (releasing in October). 

8:00pm  
 
S unday (7/16) – Brencore Entertainment presents “A Tribute to the Music of Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight featuring Halima Peru and The FAYCEZ U Know Music Group. Halima is described as the Quintessential soul singer and she hails from Miami, Fl. Her versatility and vocal range allows her to channel these great artists music.  So spread the word to your friends and come out and enjoy “A Tribute to the Music of Aretha, Chaka and Gladys”   7:30pm 
 

ON THE BBJ STAGE THIS WEEK!!! AN ALL-STAR PRINCE PURPLE PARTY

WEDNESDAY (6/7) – All-Star Purple Party is a special tribute concert celebrating the birthday of Prince, once of the greatest musical artist of our time. An all-star ensemble of accomplished musicians and singers covering Prince’s most popular and enduring songs from his cherished music catalog. The dance floor is open for a memorable evening of music that will inspire the audience to dance and sing along! 8:00pm
 
THURSDAY (6/8)  One of the Delmarva’s areas finest and most popular female Rock vocalist Sandra Dean, returns by popular demand to set the stage on fire once again with her powerful, sultry and hot edged vocals. Sandra will appear as a special guest to Daryl Davis, who is known nationally and internationally for his hard driving Roots, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Boogie Boogie and Blues vocals and piano playing. 7:30pm
FRIDAY (6/9)  –  Wayna is a writer, performer, and GRAMMY-Nominated Singer/Songwriter, who was born in Ethiopia and raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC. She worked as a writer for the Clinton White House before self-releasing three solo albums, garnering two Billboard-charting singles and a GRAMMY nomination in the R&B Best Urban Alternative category. 8:00pm
SUNDAY (6/4) -Three former lead singers from three of the World’s most renowned vocal groups. Which collectively have sold over 100 million records…”The Temptations”, “The Platters”, and “The Drifters” have come together to create the ultimate musical experience, “Leonard, Coleman and Blunt.” 8:00pm 

ON THE BBJ STAGE THIS WEEK!!! OLDIES REVUE & ROCK-N-ROLL !!

WEDNESDAY (5/31) –  

A ten piece Salsa Orchestra with a 32 year history in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Formerly known as Orquesta La Ramana, on its 30 anniversary, band leader Edwin Ortiz officially changed the name adding La Mafia Del Guaguanco to the name. Their known for it’s hard hitting classic salsa sound and their often compared to the very best salsa players in New York & Puerto Rico. 8:00 pm  
FRIDAY (6/2)  –  Since 1974, The Fabulous Hubcaps have been bringing young and old alike a taste of the American Music Scene from the 50’s through the 70’s. The Hubcap’s flair for capturing the true likeness of the original artist will amaze you. Their costumed impersonations of some of the greatest legends of Rock and Roll will take you on a musical journey you won’t forget. 8:00pm  
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SATURDAY (6/3)  – The WannaBeatles is a GRAMMY-Nominated group that delivers a crowd-pleasing variety styled show and a very different kind of Beatles experience. Using their impressive multi-instrumental skills, they re-create all eras of the Beatles songbook. With showmanship, humor, onstage antics and original material, it’s a complete entertainment package. 8:00pm  
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SUNDAY (6/4) –   
Jesse Garron fills a void for those who never seen an Elvis concert. He uses the name of Elvis’ twin brother who died at birth. Inspired by Elvis at the age of four, Jesse got his first break to sing publicly in a high school talent show. Since his first tribute performance in 1997, Jesse has grown to serve venues across the country with an invitation to perform for the United States Embassy in Algiers. 7:00 pm
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ON STAGE THIS WEEK AT BBJ! ROY AYERS, CONFUNKSHUN & MORE

MONDAY (5/22) –  

Join the award-winning Walt Whitman High School Jazz Ensemble for an evening of incredible music performed by the next generation of jazz musicians. Under the direction of Terry S. Alvey, the Whitman Jazz Ensemble has performed on some of the east coast’s biggest stages, such as Carnegie Hall and the Music Center at Strathmore.  7:30 pm
  

TUESDAY (5/23)  –   

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Jazz Ensemble is an award-winning jazz group that performs a wide array of jazz styles. The band frequently performs swings, Latin, Funk, Rock and Ballads. The group plays at their cluster elementary and middle schools, the MCPS Jazz Festival, the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival and surrounding areas.  7:30pm   
WEDNESDAY (5/24)  – The Vocal Workshop Showcase produced by pianist Chris Grasso accompanied by bassist Zack Pride, and drummer Lenny Robinson. Patrons who come to the 7pm set are welcome to stay for the 9pm set with no additional cover charge. 7pm & 9pm  
THUR & FRID (5/25 & 5/26) – Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most loved and respected Jazz/R&B artist on the music-scene today. Now in his fourth decade in the music business. Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-Soul, continues to bridge the gap between generation of music lovers. Carolyn Malachi, the GRAMMY-Nominated songstress hails from Washington, DC, is a shining example of how music truly is universal. 8pm  
SATURDAY (5/27) –  
Washington, DC is the birthplace of Be’la Dona, an exciting and diverse all-female band. Their unique style of funk, jazz, r&b and rock command an impressive drawing power attracting many beloved fans and local promoters. Each band member has toured with various national artist including Nile Rodgers, Pieces of a Dream, Chaka Khan, Chuck Brown, EU, Salt-n-Pepa and more. 8pm 
SUNDAY (5/28) – ConFunkShun is a star-quality attraction delivering a superb, high-energy show with electrifying choreography, glistening six-part vocal harmonies, and a dash of humor. They are, unquestionably, among the heroes of funk with romantic ballads and dance-party hits galore. Their 20 hit singles included 8 Top Ten R&B Hits and one #1 R&B smash.  7:00/10:00 pm  

**ON STAGE THIS WEEK AT BBJ! Jazz, Country Rock, Comedy and More**

WEDNESDAY (5/17) – 

The Cookers, Ronnie Laws, Laurel Canyon, Golden songs of Los Angeles, Joe Clair & Friends Comedy Show, Persudaers – Thin line between love & hate.

Experience counts, especially in jazz and

each member of The Cookers have spent time leading his own
series of groups, and each has a keenly individual sound as well.
But it’s the unmistakable power of teamwork that makes this music
so commanding and resonates with a kind of depth and beauty
that speaks of the seasoned track record of its principals (combined,
the group has over 250 years of experience in the jazz world and
has been a part of over 1,000 recordings).  8pm  
 
THURSDAY (5/18)  –  Ronnie Laws has a nice soulful sound on tenor. Laws is a proven natural at combining the exploratory heart of Jazz with the broader reaching strains of Soul and Pop music. Throughout his career, which includes early-’70s gigs with Quincy Jones, Ramsey Lewis, Earth, Wind & Fire and his brother, Hubert Laws. He is often listed on Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.  8pm   

FRIDAY (5/19)  – The legendary music scene found in Los Angeles and
 its neighboring magic-struck neighborhood, Laurel Canyon, are the focus of this new show from Newmyer Flyer. Celebrating the musical brilliance of more than a dozen legendary bands and performers who lived and made their music in and around L.A. “ Laurel Canyon: Golden Songs of Los Angeles” features a dream lineup of s ome of the D.C. area’s most accomplished and exciting young artists.  8pm  
SATURDAY (5/20) –  Joe Clair and Friends Comedy Show featuring comedians Bodacious, Ronnie Jorda and Lawrence Killabrew! 7pm & 10 pm  
SUNDAY (5/21) – The world famous, The Persuaders, internationally known for their Win Or Lose/ATCO/Atlantic Records multimillion seller “It’s A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” as well as “Some Guys Have All The Luck,” “Love Gonna Pack Up and Walk Out On You,” “Peace In The Valley of Love,” “Bad, Bold and Beautiful GIrl,” “You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me,” “All Strung Out On You,” “Gambling On a Su re Shot,” and many more, are still touring and mesmerizing audiences around the world with their unique show.
7:30 pm

**Salsa Night, Israeli Pianist, A Walk Down Memory Lane and Mother’s Day Fun at BBJ**

TUESDAY (5/9)  –  A ten piece Salsa Orchestra with a 32 year history in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Formerly known as Orquesta La Ramana, on its 30 anniversary, band leader Edwin Ortiz officially changed the name adding La Mafia Del Guaguanco to the name. Their known for it’s hard hitting classic salsa sound and their often compared to the very best salsa players in New York & Puerto Rico. 8pm

 
WEDNESDAY (5/10)  –  Tamir Hendelman is an LA-based pianist, composer and trio leader who will be accompanied by bassist Marco Panascia and drummer Ulysses Owens at Bethesda Blues on May 10th. He will perform music from his recordings, Playground and Destination, which reached #1 on the US Jazz charts.

 

He has recorded/played with Jeff Hamilton Trio, James Moody, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Roberta Gambarini, Richard Galliano, Barbara Streisand, performed Rhapsody in Blue with orchestras and teaches at UCLA.  8pm 50% Off using code THBBJ

THURSDAY (5/11)  – The Impressions are one of the greatest and most influential vocal groups in popular music history. They sold more than 60 million recordings worldwide, mostly during the 1960s when their music captured the spirit of the civil rights movement. Led by their legendary lead singer and songwriter Curtis Mayfield, the group had a string of major it songs during that era including “It’s All Right” “Keep on Pushing” “Amen”, “People Get Ready” and more hits. The Impressions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. 8pm 
 
SATURDAY (5/13) – Carl’s Rare Roast Beef Band. 8pm
SUNDAY (5/14) – After 7 began their journey in Indianapolis in the later 80s with brothers Kevon & Melvin Edmonds. They were joined by friend, Keith Mitchell, and came together as a trio. With the support and guidance of Kevon Melvin’s younger brother, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and the talent of songwriter/producer L.A.Reid, After 7 made an immediate rise in the R&B world climbing the charts. 1pm & 7pm   (MOTHER’S DAY).

ON THE BBJ STAGE THIS WEEK!!! MAMBO, FUNK, GO GO, MOTOWN & MORE!

WEDNESDAY

 

(5/3) –  Celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest music legends of our time with a performance by Mousey Thompson & The James Brown Experience! This outstanding band is led by accomplished drummer Robert “Mousey” Thompson, who performed with James Brown from 1993 until his passing in 2006. There will also be a screening of “James Brown: The Man, The Music & The Message.” 7:30pm

 

THURSDAY (5/4)  –  

A ten piece Salsa Orchestra with a 32 year history in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Formerly known as Orquesta La Ramana, on its 30 anniversary, band leader Edwin Ortiz officially changed the name adding La Mafia Del Guaguanco to the name. Their known for it’s hard hitting classic salsa sound and their often compared to the very best salsa players in New York & Puerto Rico. 8pm

 

FRIDAY (5/5)  – With an ensemble of today’s most talented Artists, Motown & More is a production not to be missed. Vocalists Gene McBride, Vic Frierson, Karen Linette, Deborah Poole-Williams and Micah Smith. Motown & More has become a popular production in the Baltimore/Washington/Virginia region selling out shows at noted venues demonstrating the fact that Motown is the music of our time and always brings a party. 8pm

SATURDAY
 (5/6) – The band that toured the world with the Godfather of Go-Go carries the torch and keeps the beat alive. The Chuck Brown Band continues to keep the legacy alive by performing all your Chuck Brown and Go-Go favorites, and by creating new music and bringing on new fans and followers. With three new songs on the final Chuck Brown album. “Beautiful Life” and rave reviews from long time fans and new fans, the Chuck Brown Band is dedicated to the heartbeat of the DMV: Go-Go. 8pm

ON THE BBJ STAGE THIS WEEK!!! SALSA, JAZZ, COMEDY, AFROFUNK AND SOUL MUSIC!!

TUESDAY (4/25) –  8:00pm

A ten piece Salsa Orchestra with a 32 year history in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Formerly known as Orquesta La Ramana, on its 30 anniversary, band leader Edwin Ortiz officially changed the name adding La Mafia Del Guaguanco to the name. Their known for it’s hard hitting classic salsa sound and their often compared to the very best salsa players in New York & Puerto Rico.

WEDNESDAY (4/26)  –  8:00pm

Cyrus  Chestnut is an American Jazz Pianist, composer and producer. Chestnut enjoys mixing styles and resists being typecast in any one niche, though his gospel sound is apparent on a number of his recordings. Cyrus Chestnut was born in Baltimore, MD in 1963. “What makes Chestnut the best jazz pianist of his generation is a willingness to adbandon notes and play space.”
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FRIDAY (4/28)  – 8:00pm
Chopteeth is a 12-piece AfroFunk orchestra exploding the common groove between the funkiest, most hip-shakin’  West African and American popular music in the planet. The core of the Chopteeth sound Afrobeat: a big-band funk invented by Fela Huti in 1970’s Nigeria. Chopteeth’s sets feature original compositions along with updates of African dance classics, all while remaining true to the spirit of the music and its message.  Read more =>
 

SATURDAY (4/29) – Joe Clair & Friends Comedy Show featuring comedian are – Chris Spencer, Meshelle and Omar Terrell.

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SUNDAY (4/30) – 7:30pm
Conya Doss has an American Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and has been a major figure in independent music for over a decade.  Conya is known as an innovator and is widely known for her eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and light vocal range. She is widely known as The Queen of Indie Soul. Read More =>
You play a big part in keeping great music and entertainment alive and well in downtown Bethesda. Thanks for being part of the scene. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Rick Brown

Soul, Jazz, & Soulful Jazz – Join Us for Angie Stone, Alvin Fisher, Marion Meadows,
A Tribute to Phyllis Hyman, and The Rat Pack Together Again

Angie Stone, Alvin Fisher, A Tribute to the Music of Phyllis Hyman, Marion Meadows, The Rat Pack Together Again at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, March – April 2017Tuesday – Wednesday (3/28 and 3/29) GRAMMY-nominated singer Angie Stone is an artist with the Midas touch. Her buttery smooth honey-toned pipes, undeniable gritty soulfulness and epic songwriting talents have been called upon by everyone from Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few. We are proud to have her here at BBJ for two shows! In the 1970s, it was Angie Stone who helped to define the sound of the now legendary Sugar Hill Records as a member of the first recorded female rap group, Sequence. Their hit, “Funk You Up,” is a classic that gets folks moving to this day. Fast forward to the early 2000s when music industry A&R icon Clive Davis tapped Stone’s classic sound when he launched J Records. She recorded her gold-selling Mahogany Soul for the label. This in-demand Renaissance woman moves seamlessly from the studio and stage (she’s starred on Broadway) to television and silver screen without missing a beat. A legend in this tough business, Angie Stone stands in a class by herself. She will perform both nights at 8pm.

Thursday (3/30) In 2005, while working his “day job” at XM Satellite Radio as Director of Information Technology, Alvin Fisher was invited by a host of his friends to strut his musical stuff and play his flute before hundreds of people on the popular Smooth Jazz All-Star Cruise. All but stealing the show from A-list headliners Norman Brown, Michael Manson, Bobby Lyle, Candy Dulfer, Nick Colionne, and Brian Culbertson, the Washington, DC born and raised musician rediscovered the early musical dreams he set aside when he launched a successful 30-year career as an IT manager. Focused full time on his musical career since leaving XM in 2010, Fisher has been touring with an exciting new band of top DC musicians. His sound fuses styles from smooth and straight-ahead jazz to pop, R&B and funk, and Fisher’s set list features numerous originals as well as soul classics like “Lovely Day,” “People Make The World Go Round,” “Alfie,” “Summertime,” and “Harlem River Drive” by jazz/funk flutist Bobbi Humphrey. This concert starts at 8pm.

Friday (3/31) Come on out and join us as BRENCORE Entertainment Presents A Tribute to the Music of Phyllis Hyman featuring International Recording Artist SHANG and The BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band. Don’t miss the sensational SHANG as she pays respect to one of the greatest singers of all time. Singer-songwriter and actress Phyllis Hyman was best known for her singles from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, “You Know How to Love Me,” “Living All Alone,” and “Don’t Wanna Change the World.”  She also performed on Broadway in the 1981 musical based on the music of Duke Ellington, Sophisticated Ladies. The musical earned her a Theatre World Award and a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. Close your eyes at this tribute performance and you will hear the spirit and voice of the late great Phyllis Hyman as SHANG performs her great hits including “Betcha By Golly Wow,” “Old Friend,” “Meet Me on the Moon,” and more. The show starts at 8pm.

Saturday (4/1) The career of smooth jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows started out as that of a well-known sideman, recording or performing over the years with Brook Benton, Eartha Kitt, Phyllis Hyman, Jean Carne, The Temptations, Michael Bolton, Angela Bofill, Will Downing, Bob Baldwin, Chuck Loeb, John Lee, among many others. In the late ‘80s, Meadows stretched his boundaries by becoming a member of a New York avant-garde band called the Aboriginal Music Society. In 1990, Meadows was signed to RCA records where he released For Lover’s Only, which was a huge success, It was followed by his groundbreaking Keep it Right There album. He became a staple of the contemporary jazz format with his subsequent recordings, which include Body Rhythm (1994) and Forbidden Fruit (1996), Passion (1997), Another Side Of Midnight (1999), Next To You (2000), In Deep (2002), Players Club (2004), Dressed To Chill (2006), Secrets (2009) Whisper (2013) and his current release, Soul Traveler. Marion Meadows will perform live at 8pm.

Sunday (4/2) How would you like to see The Rat Pack Together Again? Now you can through this Tony Sands Production! It will be a thrilling night of great music and song. Experience Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. performed with a wonderful mix of song, comedy, sketches, and brilliant musical arrangement accompanied by their eight piece live Big Band sound. This is a sensory experience you don’t want to miss, and the music that inspired and thrilled an entire generation. The Rat Pack Together Again brings these characters to life and makes them truly vibrant. The Times Herald says, “One of those shows that you simply must see while you’re in town.” They’ll perform two great shows at 1pm and 7:30pm.

Keep up with Bethesda Blues and Jazz on our Music Calendar! Upcoming shows include a Merle Haggard Tribute, Gino Vannelli, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band, Motown & More, The Chuck Brown Band, Laurel Canyon – Golden Songs of Los Angeles 1966-1972, After 7 on Mother’s Day, and Lenny Williams on Father’s Day.

You play a big part in keeping great music and entertainment alive and well in downtown Bethesda. Thanks for being part of the scene. We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Rick Brown

Classic Soul, Blues, Rock, and R&B! Valerie Simpson, Clarence Carter, Dream Discs: Layla, DC Street Corner Harmony, and Comedy with Joe Clair & Friends

Valerie Simpson, Clarence Carter, Dream Discs: Layla, Joe Clair Comedy Show, DC Street Corner Harmony-The Clovers, The Spaniels and The Jewels at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, March 2017Wednesday (3/22) Come out on Wednesday and catch a legend… Valerie Simpson! She is half of the legendary songwriting/performing/duo known as Ashford & Simpson. Their award-winning collaborations began over four decades ago when she along with her late husband Nick Ashford penned classic hits such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need to Get By,” “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” “Solid,” “Your Precious Love,” “Let’s Go Get Stoned” and more. Valerie recently completed a 24-city tour with Dave Koz and four Ashford & Simpson songs are now featured in the Hit Broadway Musical “Motown-The Musical’ which is touring the country. We are pleased to have her here at BBJ! The concert starts at 8pm.

Thursday (3/23) We’ve got the master of “cheatin’ n’ sneakin’” songs – Clarence Carter. “Show me a man who’s got a good woman,” soul man Joe Tex once sang, but if Tex had any sense he’d keep his good woman as far away from the man known as Dr. CC. as possible! Born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1936 and blind since birth, Clarence Carter was playing guitar by the time he was 11, his own style influenced by the blues records of John Lee Hooker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Jimmy Reed. After attending college and earning a degree in music, Clarence hooked up with another blind musician, keyboard player Calvin Scott, in 1963 and recorded as Clarence & Calvin. As a solo artist, Carter signed with Atlantic in 1968 and hits “Looking for A Fox” and “Slip Away” followed. The man known for inserting an earthy chuckle into some of his records like “Back Door Santa,” kept his chart momentum going with hits like “Too Weak To Fight,” “Snatching It Back,” “The Feeling Is Right,” “Doin’ Our Thing,” and “I Can’t Leave Your Love Alone.” Sharing the stage with Clarence Carter will be Charlie Owen & Pocket Change. The show gets rockin’ at 8pm.

Friday (3/24) Newmyer Flyer Presents – Dream Discs: Layla & Other Assorted Eric Clapton! Layla was the only studio album released by the Eric Clapton led band Derek & The Dominos, but it is widely regarded as his best record. The double disc was released in 1970 and shows Clapton at the peak of his powers. In addition to the smash hit title song, the album contains numerous gems including “Bell Bottom Blues,” “Anyday” “Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad,” and others, showing off Clapton’s emerging skills as a first rate songsmith. The Dominos were rounded out by Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle, Jim Gordon and featured slide virtuoso Duane Allman guesting on 11 of the 14 tracks. The album places high on many Best Rock Album lists and was rated the 3rd best album of the 1970’s by noted critic Robert Christgau. Come out and hear this classic album performed along with an assortment of other Clapton favorites by Tom Principato, Patty Reese, Bobby Thompson, Holly Montgomery, Lisa Lim, Liz Springer, Ty Braddock, Bill Starks, Eddie Jones, Greg Hardin, and others. The tribute starts at 8pm.

Saturday (3/25) Get ready, Bethesda, for Joe Clair & Friends! Joe and his crew will be back at it for two big shows featuring comedians Charles Walden, Timmy Hall, and Marshall Brandon. The house band, Sound of the City, will add the musical touch. Host, comedian, radio personality and on-air veteran Joe Clair is no stranger when it comes to Washington, D.C. This native of Seat Pleasant, MD is the current host of WPGC’s Joe Clair Morning Show, taking the morning airwaves by storm and making the drive to work much more enjoyable for listeners across the DMV. He is proud graduate of Morgan State University where he pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and graduated as a psychology major but found his passion for comedy, music and communications. Clair got his start on HBO’s famed Def Comedy Jam before gaining national notoriety as host of BET’s famed show, Rap City, where he introduced the world to hip-hop and rap superstars and was most notably known as the last person to interview hip-hop icon Notorious B.I.G. The shows start at 7pm and 10pm. Seating begins at 5pm and 9:30pm.

Sunday (3/26) Join us for DC Street Corner Harmony with The Clovers, The Spaniels, and The Jewels. During the 1950s and 60s, Washington, DC was a hot bed for R&B and Doo-Wop music. Today, many groups that performed during that era continue to perform today taking audiences back to the “good old days” with their popular hit tunes. The Clovers hits include “Love Potion #9,” “Blue Velvet,” and “Devil or Angel.” They have built a reputation as one of the most entertaining groups still around. The Spaniels are best known for the hit, “Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight.” The original Spaniels debuted in 1952 in Gary, Indiana as Pookie Hudson and the Hudsonaires. A powerhouse female group, The Jewels have been recording and performing for over 50 years. The grouped formed while attending Roosevelt High School in Washington, DC in 1958, and in 1963, they released their first national hit, “Opportunity.” This show begins at 7:30pm.

Coming up at BBJ: Angie Stone, Alvin Fisher, a tribute to Phyllis Hyman, The Rat Pack Together Again, Gino Vannelli, Edwin Ortiz y La Mafia Del Guaguanco, Jesse Colin Young, and much more! Keep up to date by visiting our Music Calendar.

Thanks for your interest in keeping great music and entertainment alive and well! We can’t wait to see you here at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club for dinner and a show.

 

Rick Brown