Bethesda Blues and Jazz Blog

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Redskins’ newest ‘first ladies of football’ make the cut -- Gazette.Net:

After months of preparation and three rounds of auditions, a new team of cheerleaders danced to “Hail to the Redskins” together for the first time Sunday in Bethesda.

The final stop in the audition process to pick the 2014 Redskins cheerleaders was a ticketed event at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. For a full house of friends and fans, 60 women showed off their dance, cheer and modeling skills in a bid to join the “first ladies of football.”

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 12:37 PM
Brown jazzed about first year of Bethesda venue -- Gazette.Net:

"The acts include not just jazz musicians, like Branford Marsalis, but country singers, pop stars and comedians. The venue also welcomes weddings, bar mitzvahs and community events…This weekend, bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will perform there. Future musicians include Pablo Cruise, America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and the Blackbyrds."

Friday, March 07, 2014 at 2:51 PM
The District Insider | [EVENT RECAP] The Texas Chainsaw Horns & Hot Mess Burlesque at Bethesda Blues!:

"The lights were dim, glasses of Prosecco were poured, and we were all waiting patiently for the show to begin. We were seated at the best table in the house at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club for a birthday celebration. Coincidentally, it was also the club’s 1-year anniversary. The evening’s show was titled “Hot Mess Burlesque,” and promised to be a mixture of Mardi Gras themed music, as well as performances by top burlesque dancers from North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia.”

Friday, March 07, 2014 at 11:01 AM
Monday night author series to begin at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club:
Friday, March 07, 2014 at 10:39 AM
Emy Tseng's lively spirit shines through at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club:
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 3:11 PM
Dixieland, Sazeracs and po’ boys: Where to celebrate Mardi Gras like a grown-up:

"The Crawdaddies are not strictly a zydeco band: The Baltimore group works blues, ska and roots rock into its accordion-fueled gumbo. But this anything-goes attitude also makes for a fun party that appeals to all ages. The dance floor at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club will be table-free for the Crawdaddies Mardi Gras show, which includes two sets beginning at 8 p.m."

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 3:10 PM
This Week in Jazz:
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Texas Chainsaw Horns & Hot Mess Burlesque here at Bethesda Blues & Jazz 2/28

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:22 AM
The District Insider | [CONCERT RECAP] Gia Mora is Einstein’s Girl!:

The District Insider reviews Gia Mora’s fabulous Valentine’s Day edition of EINSTEIN’S GIRL 2/15

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Vocalist Gia Mora returns to Bethesda with an updated ‘Einstein’s Girl’ -- Gazette.Net:

"As Valentine’s Day approaches, Gia Mora — actress, singer and raconteuse — sees parallels between the unfolding of romantic relationships and the history of the universe.

“I see them as being similar, because they’re both momentous events,” said Mora, who mixes science, song and standup in her latest cabaret show, “Einstein’s Girl.”

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 4:12 PM
Dave Mason's Traffic Jam live in Bethesda | District Sound Scene:

Dave Mason VIP Premium Package: Limited availability for an up close and personal experience with legend Dave Mason. Full benefits include: - 1 (One) Premium Seat - Meet-n-Greet with Dave one hour prior to the performance (details, location & point of contact included in confirmation letter) - Hand selected merchandise, including an exclusive VIP badge, USB bracelet containing 5 (Five) digital Dave Mason albums and more. - Individual/Group photo-op

Dining seats: $35.00 per person in advance; $45.00 per person day of show;

Theatre seats (200): $40.00 per person

Dave Mason is a living rock legend, with seminal hits including “Feelin’ Alright,” “Alone Together,” and “We Just Disagree.” His work and career remain linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM
Wynonna brings holiday favorites to Bethesda -- Gazette.Net:
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 3:33 PM
DCist Preview: Cindy Blackman-Santana & Another Lifetime:
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 5:42 PM
Interview | Rene Marie, debuting new material in Bethesda, majors in upsetting expectations | CapitalBop:

This gig in Bethesda will be our first gig in the U.S. since the release of the CD, so it’s like the premier, and I’m really excited about it. ”

Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11:06 AM
Interview | Omar Sosa discusses putting a personal spin on Miles Davis’ landmark record, Kind of Blue | CapitalBop:

“The Cuban pianist Omar Sosa’s latest album is called Eggún, or “spirit of the ancestors” in the Yoruba/Santería spiritual tradition that Sosa celebrates, and it pays tribute to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue…Sosa arrives in the area on Friday evening to perform with most members of the ensemble that recorded Eggún.”

Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 2:26 PM

"Local guitarist and singer Tom Principato will celebrate the release of his 17th solo album, “Robert Johnson Told Me So,” with a CD release party at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club on Saturday night…Saturday will not be Principato’s first performance at the newly renovated Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. He’s performed at the club once since its 2012 opening and multiple times before it was remodeled. He said he feels the revitalization was important for the local blues and jazz scene that he’s been a part of for so many years.

“The renovation and what they have done is beautiful,” Principato said. “Any venue that supports local music [and tries] to bring in top-drawer talent is important to the scene.””

- Cara Hedgepeth, The Gazette,
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 at 4:54 PM
Wayne Brady headed to Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in anticipation of new album -- Gazette.Net:

A&E: One of the things many people in the county hope the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club does, is encourage people to go out and hear live music. What’s special about the live music experience?

Brady: Live music is just like when you go out to see live theater; there’s nothing like it … The reason people see live music is it will never be the same. There may be something going on with the percussion that you didn’t feel on the record if you don’t have the right sound system. There may be a little thing going on on the hi-hat that you may not realize … it’s almost like the record is a pale imitation of what the reality is and it hits you with full force. You’re cheating yourself if you don’t go see live music.

Thursday, August 01, 2013 at 1:34 PM
Wayne Brady at Bethesda Blues & Jazz 8/10:

"Music and comedy go hand in hand for improv star Wayne Brady…On August 10th, the multitalented entertainer will showcase his musical talents at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club." —Monica Boland, On Tap Magazine