Classic Sounds by Gary Grainger,Geno Marriott, DC Highlife Stars, Ronnie Laws, Beatlemania Now

Gary Grainger,Geno Marriott, DC Highlife Stars, Ronnie Laws, Beatlemania Now

Tuesday (5/31) Show ‘em What You Got…Turn Out and Turn it Up with  The Jam Featuring Gary Grainger and Friends. The Grainger Brothers kick-off the third season of the most popular and powerful jam session in the Maryland / Northern Virginia region. Come witness history at the highly anticipated return of the Nation’s most talented musicians and performers led by Gary and Greg Grainger and hosted by Brandon Combs and Bryan Fox with friends Vince Evans and Benji Porecki. Free admission for AFM Union Member Card Holders (Must present Union Card and valid picture ID at door.) The show begins at 8pm.

Wed (6/1) Come out and hear Geno & The Spirit of Jazz. Geno’s polished fusion of contemporary smooth jazz, funk, classic rock and gospel has helped the soprano saxophonist become one of the most popular contemporary jazz performers in The Washington DC area and East Coast. Geno opened up for the CD release concert of Gospel Great, Byron Cage in 2012, performed at corporate events, social functions, Lake Anna Winery, community events and has played at many venues and private functions on the East Coast and is proud to be a part of Hampton/Va. Beach Jazz Circuit and has music on played on WHOV – Jazz radio and other stations.  In 2014 he recorded is first CD, “The Spirit of Jazz”, with Producer Carlos Redmond on Independent label, “GmusicEntertainment. Geno is also a member of the popular DC Jazz/Fusion/Latin Group “Geno and Friends”. Please rest your ears and enjoy this Debut CD by, Geno Marriott featuring the song “Tahiti”. The show begins at 8pm.

Thursday (6/2) Don’t miss DC Highlife Stars, they have been lighting up dance floors across Maryland and DC with their infectious blend of hip-shaking music from West Africa, along with original compositions that bring the party into the here-and-now. Bandleaders Eme Awa (Eme & Heteru) and Michael Shereikis (Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band) have assembled a choice crew from among the DMV’s deep African music community to explore this stripped down, guitar Highlife sound. The result is five world-class groove masters — from Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana and the US — slinging deep-pocket bass, soaring double-helix guitars and earthy harmonies all so you can forget your troubles and dance! The show begins at 8pm.

Friday (6/3) Don’t miss this rare appearance by Ronnie Laws! Laws is a proven natural at combining the exploratory heart of Jazz with the broader reaching strains of Soul and Pop music. Throughout his career, which includes early-’70s gigs with Quincy Jones, Ramsey Lewis, Earth, Wind & Fire and his brother, Hubert Laws. He is often listed on Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart. The show starts at 8pm.

Sunday (6/5) You don’t want to miss this show…. Whether young or old this show appeals to all ages… It’s a must-see event…”BEATLEMANIA NOW” successfully recaptures the mood and frantic intensity of that by-gone era. The performers skillfully and effectively recreate the sights and sounds that were and still are…The Beatles!!! The show starts at 7pm.

Don’t forget about our Father’s Day performances by Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes! Also coming up: Our own Prince Birthday Celebration of Life, Secret Society, 76 Degrees West Band and much more. Please visit our Music Calendar to find out more about our exciting and diverse upcoming events. Thanks as always for helping us keep great music alive in Bethesda!