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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Hope everyone had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend—we had a ton of fun here at the Club! Friday night’s show, a Beach Boys tribute group was outstanding!  Yes, we filled the dance floor for all the old tunes and frankly, they sounded a whole lot better than the original guys do now. We’ll have them back later this summer, so stay tuned!

Saturday night’s sold out show featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was an encore presentation and boy those guys can play!  For “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” the West Coast dancers were filling the floor with some incredible moves!

Over the next week, we have a few very special nights: The DC Divas, featuring 6 ladies from the TV show will grace our stage and tickets are going fast!

Saturday we have the local legend Tom Principato and his band, featuring an all-star horn section, and Sunday Brunch with the “Women of Triumph.”

Sunday night and Tuesday evening will be very special evenings here as well. Sunday we have the wonderful Flamingos of “I Only Have Eyes for You” fame, one of the original Doowoop groups.

Then, on Tuesday evening, we’re pleased to present the California rock group from the 70s & 80s, Pablo Cruise! Yes, they only travel East every few years and we have them here at BB&J. Remember their hits, “Love Will Find A Way”, “I Go to Rio”, and “Cool Love”? This group was a real part of my life in the 70’s and 80’s. Check out their YouTube videos and plan on coming in for a terrific evening!

We’re also selling tickets for Rickie Lee Jones on June 22nd and many, many other outstanding shows are on the way!

Hope to see everyone here soon!
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Montgomery’s Got Talent at Bethesda Blues and Jazz -- Gazette.Net:
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Video | NBC4 Washington:
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Blues Singer Janiva Magness talks about foster care:
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM
6 Unusual (But Still Delicious) Mother’s Day Dining Ideas:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM
http://thedistrictinsider.com/singing-for-a-cause-an-interview-w-janiva-magness/:

What I can tell you is that when I sing, and this has always been true, it changes something inside of me. Chemically. Emotionally. Physically. Probably spiritually as well. It is [a] change of consciousness.”

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Rick Brown

We are very excited about our Spring /Summer lineup and hope that you’ll keep an eye on our schedule!

Many people ask me to give them an inside scoop on acts that will be performing that seem to be very special.

Acts like Landau Murphy, Jr. from “America’s Got Talent” or Judith Hill from “The Voice” have sold out the club and presented terrific and talented new artists!

Coming up over the next few weeks we’ll have Janiva Magness (5/17) for the Child Welfare League Fundraiser, Big Bad Voodo Daddy (5/24) for a command performance on Memorial Day weekend, The Flamingos (6/1), the wonderful Doowoop group singing their classic “I Only Have Eyes For You”, and one of my favorite groups from the ’80s “Pablo Cruise” will be here Tuesday, June 3rd! They rarely travel to the East Coast and we have them! They’ll play their classics “Love Will find A Way”, “I Go to Rio”, and many others!

This is a group I travelled to California to see in 1980, I had all their albums and I can tell you they rock!

Lastly, we are getting ready to announce sale of tickets for the Grammy Award Winner “Rickie Lee Jones” here on Sunday, June 22nd! That will be a very special evening, tickets will go on sale next week, so stay tuned!

Keepin’ the music alive……Rick

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
Robert Dyer @ Bethesda Row: IS BETHESDA READY FOR AN ADULTS-ONLY BURLESQUE SHOW? (PHOTOS):

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