Pics from Villain & Saint

I’m thankful to Jamekaa Flowers for taking photos at my April 2 show at Villain & Saint in Bethesda with Harry Appelman (piano), Percy White (bass) and George Oakley (reeds and woodwinds). Here, below are a few shots. If you’re interested, there’s more in the gallery section of this website.

Next Gig: Villain & Saint, Bethesda, Sunday, April 2, 4 to 6 p.m.

Villain and Saint storefrontFor my many friends who live within a comfortable distance of downtown Bethesda and who are more alert in the late afternoon than at night when I usually play, my next gig on Sunday, April 2, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Villain & Saint (7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Md.) couldn’t be more convenient. And, at the family-friendly low price of $10 a person (cover charge), it really doesn’t pay to stay home.  (Advance tickets are available here.)

But wait! That’s not all! There are three even bigger reasons you should come: the acclaimed Harry Appelman, on piano; the spectacular Percy White on upright and electric bass; and the magical George Oakley on reeds and flute. Really, these guys are so great that I will have to be careful not to forget to sing as I watch them in awe.

If that’s not enough to get you there, consider Villain & Saint, which describes itself as “a Haight-Ashbury-inspired rock ‘n’ roll music hall,” which obviously has room for the eclectic mix of standard and not-so-standard jazz tunes we’ll be playing. The Villain & Saint kitchen offers “classic bar-fare of hamburgers, loaded nachos, chicken wings and quesadillas and “a standout selection of premium whiskies and bourbons, American beers, and a slew of signature cocktails.” Perfect for a Sunday afternoon in April.

For a hint of what you’ll hear, click here to listen to my recordings and here to watch my videos.

For all those reasons and more, I hope to see you at Villain & Saint on April 2.

Jeff Weintraub

 

 

Next Gig: Takoma Park’s Square in the Circle, February 11

square-in-the-circle-2I hope you can join me on Saturday, February 11, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., when I’ll be at Square in the Circle, 6714 Poplar Avenue in Takoma Park, Md. I’m thrilled to be doing it for at least three reasons:

1) Square in the Circle (pictured above) is actually the home of my good friend Alan Kanner, who regularly hosts some of the best independent musicians from across the U.S. It’s a relaxing, intimate setting where the audience can actually touch performers there, but let’s not get carried away with that.

2) Because Square in the Circle typically hosts folk and roots musicians, I’m excited to mix my usual jazz set with equal parts folk, country and blues tunes. It’ll be a night of great American music by the likes of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Elvis Costello (okay, British, but with the heart of an American), Billy Strayhorn, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington and Tom Waits.

3) I’ll be joined again by two spectacular musicians, who, without me, would be worth your hearing: on piano, Dan Lamaestra, who has recorded extensively and performed around the world and currently holds the prestigious position of pianist with the internationally renowned Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble; and, on bass, David Jernigan, one of the Washington area’s leading (and busiest) performers of Brazilian and American jazz.

All this for the low, low cover charge of only $10 per person. There will be refreshments there, but you’re welcome to bring your own, if you don’t mind contributing.

Because it’s a house, seating is limited. So if you plan to attend, please send an email to me at weintraubjeff@gmail.  

If I were to tell that this will be a fun night of great song and spirit, is that something you might be interested in?

See you on February 11.

Sept. 8 at Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown & Sept. 14 at Twins Jazz

DSC_0143 (3)Since I announced to you last week that I’ll be singing on Wed., Sept. 14, at Twins Jazz Club,  in Washington, D.C., I got called for another gig on Thurs., Sept. 8, at the Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown.

The program on Sept. 8 is produced by Art Soiree, which puts on a wide range of innovative music and arts programs around the D.C. area. Held outside in the hotel’s intimate Urban Garden, this should be a lot of fun.

With me for both programs will be two spectacular musicians: Dan Lamaestra on piano and David Jernigan on bass. We’ll be playing an eclectic mix of standard and not-so-standard jazz tunes. For a hint of what you’ll hear, click here to listen to my recordings.

At Twins, located at 1344 U Street (top floor), NW, Washington, D.C., there’s a cover charge of merely $10 and a food or drink minimum of $10.  Doors open at 7 p.m. The music starts at 8 p.m. for the first set. The second set starts at 10 p.m.  For directions and parking tips, click here.

On Sept. 8, the Urban Garden bar opens at 6 p.m. The music will play from 7 to 9 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, is located at 3100 South Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.

I hope you can join us.
Jeff Weintraub

My next gig: Sept. 14, at Twins Jazz

Twins placardI hope you and your friends will join me on Wed., Sept. 14, at 8 p.m., when I’ll be singing at Twins Jazz Club,  in Washington, D.C.

I’m excited to be able to sing with the help of two wonderful musicians: Dan Lamaestra on piano and David Jernigan on bass. We’ll be playing an eclectic mix of standard and not-so-standard jazz tunes. For a hint of what you’ll hear, click here to listen to my recordings.

There’s a cover charge of merely $10 and a food or drink minimum of $10.  Doors open at 7 p.m. The music starts at 8 p.m. for the first set. The second set starts at 10 p.m.  For directions and parking tips, click here.

I hope you can join us.

Jeff

Next Gig: June 10 at Old Engine 12 Firehouse

I’ll hope you’ll join me on Friday, June 10, from 8 to 11 p.m., when I’ll be performing at Old Engine 12 Firehouse Restaurant, at 1626 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, D.C

DSC_0143It will be an evening of an eclectic mix of standard and not-so-standard tunes. With me will be two of the Washington music scene’s most talented and versatile veterans: Scott Giambusso (bass) and Dan Lamaestra (piano)

For a hint of what you’ll hear, click here to listen to my recordings.

There’s no cover charge or minimum, but you’ll be tempted by the restaurant’s diverse and creative menu and by the ambiance of this restored vintage firehouse.

Sound like fun? Please come by.

Jeff Weintraub

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Next Gig: March 16 at Twins

Twins placardI’m back at Twins Jazz in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, March 16. Joining me will be Nick Lipkowski on guitar,George Oakley on sax, clarinet and flute and Nichole Saphos on bass for an evening of an eclectic mix of standard and not-so-standard tunes.  For a hint of what you’ll hear, click here to listen to my recordings.

There’s a cover charge of merely $10 and a food or drink minimum of $10.  Doors open at 7 p.m. The music starts at 8 p.m. for the first set. The second set starts at 10 p.m.  For directions and parking tips, click here.

I hope you can join us.

Jeff Weintraub

My next gig: January 14 at Twins Jazz

By the time of my next gig at Twins Jazz in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, January 14, when the afterglow of holiday season has worn off, you might be in great need of a musical interlude.

So come join me, Nick Lipkowski on guitar, George Oakley on sax, clarinet and flute and Nichole Saphos on bass for an evening of an eclectic mix of standard and not-so-standard tunes.  For a hint of what you’ll hear, click here to listen to my recordings.

There’s a cover charge of merely $10.  Doors open at 7 p.m. The music starts at 8 p.m. for the first set. The second set starts at 10 p.m.  For directions and all-important parking tips, click here.

I hope you can join us.

Updates on Nov. 22 Gig

For the three people (okay, maybe only two) who might actually check here before heading out to my gig at Twins Jazz in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, November 22, there will now be only one long set, starting at 8 p.m., instead of two.

The other news is that bassist Scott Giambusso will be joining me and Chris Grasso,  who is playing piano. It’s a great combination.

Once again, there’s a $10 cover. Bring friends. See you there.

Jeff

Next Gig: November 22 with Chris Grasso at Twins Jazz

16221_10152648196746700_4802426864498580546_nI’ll be back at Twins Jazz in Washington, D.C., for a pre-Thanksgiving affair on Sunday, November 22, with sets at 8 and 10 p.m.

I’m thriled to be singing this time with Chris Grasso,  one of the best — and, for that reason, busiest — jazz pianists around. If you come only to hear Chris’ remarkable playing, I guarantee you’ll have an enjoyable evening.

We’ll work our way through an eclectic mix of standard and not-so-standard tunes.  For a hint of what you’ll hear, click here to listen to my recordings.

There’s a cover charge of merely $10.  Doors open at 7 p.m. The music starts at 8, and then again at 10 p.m.  For directions and all-important parking tips, click here.

I hope you can join us.
Jeff Weintraub