**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  
(Save 60% off use code BBJ60) 

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  
(Save 60% off use code BBJ60)
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
 (Save 60% off use code BBJ60)

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).