This Week at Bethesda Blues & Jazz!***Jazz, Rock and Motown Soul***

Tuesday (1/23) – “Igor Butman…may be the greatest living jazz saxophone player, who happens to be a Russian.” – Bill Clinton
World famous saxophone player, bandleader and producer Igor Butman enjoys one of the most successful and flamboyant careers in the history of modern jazz. Over the years the band has evolved into Russia’s best touring hardcore jazz unit.  8:00pm
Thursday (1/25) – The Ron Holloway Band is a 7-piece sexy, funky machine out of Washington, DC. Combining sax driven jams along with soaring female vocals, intensely emotive guitar, and hard hitting grooves to deliver a full on funk . Revelator Hill is a versatile band from Washington, DC with a class guitarist and an awesome lead vocalist. Join them for the Live By The Creek Album release concert at BBJ.  8:00pm
Friday (1/26) – For Tom Petty, the simplicity of rock and roll was its very sanctity. It was the most effective way for this golden haired, snaggle toothed kid from Gainsville to evoke the purest feelings in life. Over one evening of music selected from virtually every corner of Petty’s songbook, you will see and hear the deep talent and diversity of Washington -based musicians whose lives were touched by this quintessentially American musician.  8:00pm
Sunday, (1/28) – Sixx is the lead vocalist of the Smokey Tribute Show. His abilities to mimic the souful voice of Smokey gave birth to the projects inception. This new project keeps the sounds of Motown alive honoring the great Smokey Robinson. The band will have your guests full attention with their beautiful harmonies and amazing musicianship. 7:30pm

This Week at BBJ! Elvis, T.K. Blue, Alan Scott, 76 West Band, The VI-Kings! Leonard, Coleman, Blunt to celebrate MLK’s Birthday!!

Monday (1/8) – Jesse Garron  possesses the voice, looks and charisma that made Elvis a superstar and draws audiences in from the minute he walks on stage. Jesse, backed by live musicians and female vocalist, performs songs that cross three generations of rock, pop, gospel and oldies music, so the act has universal appeal. The Vegas-style rendition is a consistent fan favorite that has earned a reputation for professionalism as well as countless standing ovations.  8:00pm
Wednesday (1/10) – The T.K. Quintet will be joined by Special Guests, Vocalist Aisha Kahli l from Sweet Honey in the Rock and star vibraphonist Warren Wolf. T.K. is a musician of the highest caliber who is at the peak of his creative output. Mr. Blues artistry is found on over eighty recordings and has performed with a long list of great international artist.
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Thursday (1/11) – Alan Scott‘s sound is a combination of driving, danceable Rock combined with time-honored Blues, Funk and Brit Pop influences.  His songs have been played on Voice of America, 98 Rick, DC 101 and featured on MTV Series “Celebrity: Undercover”. His newest CD ” Wake Up Your Stereo” is available on iTunes. Covered with Jam is DC’s all-star theme show jam band collective and is known for their heavy funk grooves, swooping dynamics and amazing collaborations. 8 :00pm
Friday (1/12) – Get ready for the DMV-based jazz-funk of 76 Degrees West Band! The group has worked with acts such as “Jamaica Funk” Tom Brown, Sax Man Jimmy Sommers, GRAMMY Award-Winner Gordan Chambers, Eric Darius, Raheem DeVaughn and more. The bands’s 1st single was an instrumental remake of AWB’s “School Boy Crush,” which made it onto Billboard’s Bubbling Under chart and was a radio request worldwide.8:00pm
Saturday (1/13) – The VI-Kings “Voices of a Generation Show.” Dylan, McCartney, Lennon, Aretha, Slick, Fogarty, Davies, Petula, Jagger, Carole, Pickett…the list is endless. The music of the 1960’s is the soundtrack of our lives. Over the course of a couple of hours, you’ll hear over 45 three minute masterpieces, painstakingly assembled by The VI-Kings and featuring six leader singers covering all styles of this fabulous era. 8:00pm
Sunday (1/14) – Come Celebrate Martin Luther’s King’s Birthday with Three former leader singers from three of the World’s 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.” – 7:30pm

***Don’t Miss Live Music & Comedy at Bethesda Blues in 2018!***

Friday (1/5) – Mary Ann Redmond, winner of 24 Washington Area Music Awards, teams up with renowned upright bassist, Paul Langosch who played with Tony Bennett for 20 years and stellar arranger and pianist, Jay Cooley, as well as drummer to the stars, Dave Mattacks, who has played with Paul McCartney, Richard Thompson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joan Armatrading, Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention and More.  This show is a fundraiser for Cancer Can Rock. 8:00pm
Saturday (1/6) – 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 is backed with certified funny folks featuring Comedians Oral Henery, Melanie Comarcho, Antoine Scott along with house-band Sound of The City. 7:00/10:00pm
Sunday (1/7) – Please join The Sidley’s, Tresoul The Artist, Eddie Montalvo and Trevor Specht and Bethesda Blues as we celebrate the music of David Bowie. His artistic legacy includes Heroes, The Rise ad Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and Let’s Dance.  David Bowie was the man who elevated his music to what can be only described as an art form. 7:30pm

Gear up for the Holidays w/ The Intruders, Byron Cage, Secret Society, Frank McComb, Red Christmas & The Soul Crackers

Monday (12/18) – Classic Soul Christmas Tour is coming one week before Christmas Day featuring Philadelphia International recording artist The Intruders performing their classic soul hits along with an all-star line up including friends Greg Cooper and Mousey Thompson of The James Brown Experience.  7:30pm  Read More
Tuesday (12/19) – Byron Cage returns back to the DMV Area with Hymn & I: A Holiday Celebration w/ Special Guest Geno Marriott and The 4Korners Band. Byron is known as The Prince of Praise and has been a major force in the Gospel Industry and Churches for over 20 years. Prepare yourself for the authentic experience in worship, through the music from The Prince of Praise, Byron Cage.  7 :30pm Read More
Wednesday (12/20) – Drummer and vibraphonist Chuck Redd joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21 and was the featured vibraphonist with the Mel Torme All-Star Jazz Quintet from 1991 and 1996. It will be A Red Christmas! A DC Area Holiday Tradition featuring Chuck and Robert Redd with Tommy Cecil and Tony Martucci. 8pm Read More

Thursday (12/21) – Frank McComb, Kenya and Deborah Bond are teaming up for a special Soul & Jazz Holiday Show. Frank has worked with many industry giants like Prince, and Chaka Khan. Kenya has wooed fans from the U.S. to U.K. and Deborah Bond, has a unique and electric mix of R&B, Funk and British Soul. 8:00pm    Read More
Friday (12/22) – Come celebrate the Holiday with Secret Society for 4th Annual Urban Soul Holiday Party. Dance to the soulful sounds of one of DMV’s finest bands, as they perform hits that get you moving all night. There will be plenty of fun, great food drinks and holiday cheer with Secret Society and DJ Eclipse. 8pm  Read More
Saturday (12/23) – The Soul Crackers annual Holiday Party is a legendary blowout and a treasured rite of the season for hundreds of music lovers.
This is the band’s fourth holiday happening at BBJ, sprinkled in with soul classics from the likes of Al Green, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Smokey Robins & Otis Redding will be a handful of soulful Christmas chestnuts. 8pm Read More

4X GRAMMY Winner Larry Carlton leads the week w/ Jazz, R&B, Rock and Soul

Monday (12/4) – Combining his roots in blues and jazz with a crossover pop rock sensibility, Carlton’s unmistakable sound is marked by his signature warm tone, bright melodies and soulful guitar solos. Four time GRAMMY Winner, Titan of Tone Award recipient and legendary guitar great, Larry Carlton is one of the most influential, prolific and original guitarist in the music industry. 8:00pm ||50% off use code BBJPYLC Read More
 

Tuesday (12/5) – Sydni Marie’s freshman release entitled, “Sankofa”, is a quality independent soul album and was executively produced by Gwendolyn Collins, and had been in rotation for nearly a year. Enjoy Sydni as she brings to life her signature southern girl with northern swag. Brian Christopher began his career as a singer/songwriter with the release of his debut album “All of Me” to international acclaim and began to build a name for himself as a bona fide independent creative entrepreneur.  8:00pm Read More

Thursday (12/7) -“We’re part of a long train ride,” is the way Peter Yarrow visualizes the many events that have highlighted a career spanning more than five decades. With characteristic care Yarrow places the success he’s had within a greater context. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most poignant songs Peter, Paul & Mary have recorded, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle,” and The Great Mandala.” 8:00pm  ||50% off use code BBJPYLC Read More
Friday (12/8) –  The NBC TV “America’s Got Talent” winner transforms into America’s favorite Christmas Crooner, performing all your favorite sounds of the season by Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Andy Williams and more from his “Christmas Made For Two” album along with all your favorites from the Great American Songbook. After America’s Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr is a West Virginia native with  a smooth, Sinatra-inspired voice. 8:00pm
Saturday (12/9) – Join Soul rockers King Soul for a dance party celebrating the release of their new self titled CD. Combining the excitement of the rocking, horn-driven sounds of 60s Soul with great original songwriting, King Soul has become a DC institution. King Soul boast an All-Star lineup of Washington DC Musicians from Slickeee Boys, the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, the Recliners, the Grandsons, the Hula Monsters, the  Thangs and the J Street Jumpers. 8pm Read More
Sunday (12/10) – Elan Trotman is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. With over 10 Billboard singles to his credit, Elan continues to be an ambassador for fusing his native music of the Caribbean with Jazz and Soul. Althea Rene began her musical journey in Detroit, MI and studied at Howard University. Althea Rene made history by becoming the first flute player in the history of Billboard chart to reach the #1 spot.  Tracy Hamlin is a songstress who fuses the boundaries between Soul, Jazz, R&B, House Music and has had international success.  7:30pm Read More

**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