Bethesda Blues and Jazz
7719 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Office Staff Hrs: Mon-Fri 10-6pm
Box Office Hours: Mon-Fri 12-8pm
Show Hours: See Music Calendar
Bethesda Blues and Jazz Blog
"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.”
Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz to be the first author on March 10.
Jazz singer Emy Tseng produces a charming evening that channeled the Brazilian musical spirit.
Celebrate Fat Tuesday with po’ boys, good cocktails and live Dixieland bands.
"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."
Veronneau, the 2013 WAMMIE winner for Best Jazz Group, moves effortlessly from samba to gypsy jazz. The ensemble is built around the vocalist Lynn Veronneau, whose nimble voice allows her to sound authentic in a number of styles. Veronneau will be at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Thursday. Tickets $20 plus food and drink minimum.
Texas Chainsaw Horns & Hot Mess Burlesque here at Bethesda Blues & Jazz 2/28
The District Insider reviews Gia Mora’s fabulous Valentine’s Day edition of EINSTEIN’S GIRL 2/15
Cabaret act explores astrophysics and love
"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.”
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.
Country music legend talks about Christmas, life and her famous family:
“It’s unlike anything I’ve ever done,” Judd said of her Christmas show. “It makes complete sense from where I’m at in my life, which is we’re all pretty jaded and we’re all pretty spoiled rotten and we have what we need. I wanted to get back to simplicity because my own children are grown … I just see how lucky we are. … I wanted this tour to be joyful, I wanted it to be about music and not about production with wardrobe changes and lights. I wanted it to be just me sitting on a stool using my God-given talents.”
DCist interviewed drummer extraordinaire Cindy Blackman-Santana, who will lead her band, Another Lifetime, on Friday at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club.
“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. ”
“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.”
"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, http://bit.ly/19kARBi
- The Gazette, http://www.gazette.net/article/20131113/ENTERTAINMENT/131119897/1280/news&source=RSS&template=gazette?utm_medium=Widgets&utm_source=gazettenet&utm_campaign=PersonalizedPWGazetteNet&_monetaClick=eyJ3aWRnZXRfaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQiOiI1M2JkZTU3Ni0yODU3LTQ4MzUtOTdlMS
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.
"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
- Elliot Lanes, MD Theatre Guide, http://bit.ly/ZTdAbD
- Jennifer Perry, DC Theatre Scene, http://bit.ly/114cd8y