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

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). 

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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