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“Live on the BBJ Stage” 3/28 – 4/1

Wednesday(3/28) – Brubeck Bros. Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966– nearly a half century ago. Although the band’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues, and world music. The group’s creativity, technique and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz. Read More

Thursday(3/29) – Corcoran Holt CD Release Concert. Corcoran Holt, a son of Washington, DC, began playing djembe and other West African percussion at the age of 4 as a member of Wose Dance Company under the tutelage of Baba Aidoo Holmes & Mahiri Edwards. Corcoran leads his own group and is the regular bassist in the Kenny Garrett Quintet, which received a GRAMMY nomination for the 2013 recording. Corcoran performs regularly at many of the top music festivals and venues around the world. Some have included The North Sea Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival and Newport Jazz Festival. Read More

Friday(3/30) – Algebra Blessett. On Recovery, her Purpose Music Group/eOne Music debut and second full-length album, the soulful songstress known as Algebra Blessett delivers a consistently sublime set that showcases the remarkable vocal and songwriting gifts that have already established the versatile, charismatic artist as one of R&B’s hottest rising performers. Having already won widespread acclaim with her solo debut Purpose, Algebra offers a fresh, expansive creative vision on Recovery, on which she worked with three of today’s hottest urban producers: Bryan-Michael Cox, Kwamé Holland and Shannon Sanders. Read More

Saturday(3/31) – Prince Tribute Show feat. Junie Henderson. Special tribute concert to one of the greatest musical artists of our time with the two year anniversary of his passing upcoming. This concert will feature outstanding lead singer Junie Henderson performing as Prince with dazzling vocals and commanding stage presence that captures the spirit of Prince’s electrifying performances. Henderson will cover the most popular and enduring songs from Prince’s cherished music catalog including his biggest hits “Purple Rain”, Let’s Go Crazy”, “When Doves Cry”, “Kiss”, “1999” and many more! Read More

Sunday(4/1) – Landau Murphy Jr. Over 100 sold out concerts across three continents, from Caesars Palace to the Apollo Theater and all points in between. After his life-changing experience on America’s Got Talent, Landau went on to release his Columbia Records debut album, “That’s Life.” The CD hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. His second album, “Christmas Made for Two” is a best-selling fundraising vehicle for the Children’s Home Society charity. He recorded his self-entitled third album, “Landau,” at the famed Capitol Records Studio “B.” This album really showcases his versatility as an artist. Read More