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 

 

is a pop/rock band currently composed of David Jenkins, Cory Lerios, Steve Price and Larry Antonino. Formed in 1973, the band released eith studio albums over the next decade, during whic
h time singles reached the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Use promo code BBJPABLO to save 50% off
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

This Week at BBJ: March Fourth & Labor Day Weekend w/ Clones of Funk, Jeff Bradshaw and Friends Birthday Celebration & The Ohio Players

Thursday (8/31) – MarchFourth is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires unabashed dancing. Dressed in redesigned marching-band themed costumes, they bring electric bass, 4 piece percussion corps, a 7 part brass section, dancers, acrobatics, stilt-walkers and a very diverse musical repertoire. Enter promo code BBJSC 

to save 50% off. 8:00 pm 
 
 
Friday (9/1) – Clones of Funk
kick off the Labor Day weekend with a mind blowing musical trip back to the golden era of funk music, and the dance floor will be open for everybody to get down! They
bring a full stage band playing classic anthems by funk legends Parliament-Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone, and James Brown. 8:00 pm  
 
Saturday (9/2) – Soul-jazz/hip-hop/funk innovator and trombone virtuoso Jeff Bradshaw has recorded with Erykah Badu, Jill Scott,  Dave Chapelle, The Roots, Earth, Wind & Fire and others in addition to his stellar solo work. Come help Jeff celebrate his birthday along with guest Algebra Blessett & Glenn Lewis. 8:00 pm 
 
Sunday (9/3) – Ohio Players on of the most popular funk, soul music
 R&B bands of all-time. They are best known for their Gold Albums and number one hit records “Fire”, Love Rollercoaster”, “Skin Tight”, “Heaven Must Be Like This”, “Honey”, and “Funky Worm.” In 2013 they inducted into the inaugural class of the Official R&B Music Hall of Fame. 8:00 pm

Onstage at BBJ!! Louis Armstrong’s Birthday Celebration, Shi-Queeta-Lee’s Salute to Divas and more.

musicians came together to pay homage to the music of R.E.M. 8:00pm 
Friday (8/4) – 
“Louis Armstrong Birthday Celebration” featuring Tom Williams and Sharón Clark as Ella Fitzgerald. Join Tom & Sharón as they pay tribute to two great Jazz legends. Tom is a 

Trumpeter-Drummer-Composer-Bandleader.  Ms. Clark’s voice is rich, her phrasing unfussy, her jazz embellishments minimal. 8:00pm   

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Saturday (8/5) – D&D & Kala Productions presents QbanFest 15th Anniversary Celebration with special guest Pupy y los Que SON SON, Mayito Rivera, Tania Pantoja, Pedrito Calvo and Pepito Gomez and a special performance from DC Casineros. So join them for late night sounds from Cuba and good time.  10:00pm
Sunday (8/6) – Don’t miss this special lip-synced theatrical rendition of Dreamgirls Twisted presented by Shi-Queeta-Lee & VanHook Productions, LLC in honor of Salute to Divas. Female impersonation at its best, Salute to the Divas is a revue featuring the world’s top legends. The audience enters the magical world of illusion with all the glitz and glamour of a Las Vegas show. 3pm and 8pm

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