Next Gig: Villain & Saint – Aug. 13

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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

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: June 10 at Twins Jazz

Jeff headshot singingJoin me on Wednesday, June 10, with sets at 8 and 10 p.m., at Twins Jazz, one of the hottest places in D.C. for jazz.

I’ll be singing jazz songs from the Great American Songbook, along with pieces from other related genres. Backing me up will be some of the city’s best: George Oakley (reeds and woodwinds), and Eliot Seppa (bass). For a better idea of what you’ll hear on June 10, click here to listen to a few of my recordings.

There’s a cover charge of merely $10 — a deal on any nice summer night in D.C.  Doors open at 7 p.m. The music starts at 8, and then again at 10 p.m.

Please come on down. I hope to see you there.

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Next Gig: Warming up Mandolin Orange on Oct. 1

There are two reasons why you should go to my friend Alan Kanner‘s for a house concert featuring the traditional acoustic folk/country group Mandolin Orange on Wed., Oct. 1, 7 p.m., at (the quaintly named) “Square in the Circle,” 6714 Poplar Ave., in Takoma Park, Md.

By an order of magnitude, the biggest reason you should go is that Mandolin Orange — the duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz (pictured below) — is extraordinary. As one reviewer put it, “They craft simple songs that go beyond chord progressions and vocal harmonies, leading somehow toward something pure. Using acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin and a hand-me-down fiddle, Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz allure with a heart-worn sensibility. Last year’s Haste Make/ Hard Hearted Stanger combines bluegrass, rock and country for lullabies that swoon.” I’ve listened to all three of their albums and have become a huge fan.

Check out these videos mandolin-ornage2if that’s not enough to convince you.

This is a chance to hear in an intimate venue (about 50 seats) and for the low-low price of only $20 a group that is already on its way to becoming a major force in their genre of music and well beyond. If you don’t know them now, eventually you will — and should.

The second, much less compelling reason for you to go is to hear me. Alan has generously offered me the opportunity to provide a brief warm up to Mandolin Orange, and I’m thrilled and humbled to do it.

This will be pretty far from my usual jazz act. With my guitar, I’ll be singing a few country, folk and blues selections. Though the featured act should be enough reason to go, I’m hoping my playing might push you over the edge and get you there.

If you do plan to go, it’s essential to email Alan at SquareintheCircle@gmail.com so that he can be sure there’s still room in what is a limited space.

I know it’s a school night, but, really, you owe it to yourself to come hear Mandolin Orange. You will be amazed by them. I hope to see you there.

Jeff Weintraub

Videos From My July 2014 Show

Here are videos of three tunes I performed this past July at the Carlyle Club in Alexandria, Va. They’re posted also on the WeintraubMusic YouTube Channel. Backing me up were: Wayne Wilentz – piano; James King – bass; Jim West – drums. The videography is by Bobby Spero. Let me know what you think.

LULLABY OF BIRDLAND – BY GEORGE SHEARING AND GEORGE DAVID WEISS

 

ILLUSION – BY GREGORY PORTER

 

 I WANNA BE LIKE YOU – BY ROBERT B. SHERMAN AND RICHARD M SHERMAN

 

Sitting in At Redwood, December 2

I’ll be sitting in (vocals) with the the George Oakley Trio (www.georgeoakley.com) at the jazz brunch at Redwood Restaurant, 7121 Bethesda Lane in Bethesda, Md. (www.redwoodbethesda.com). The trio will play from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. I’ll be singing from about 1ish to 2:30ish p.m. Please come on by if you can.

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Just booked: November 18 Gig at Fusion Restaurant

Please join me on November 18, 7 to 10 p.m., for a Jazz Vocal Network headliner show, where I’ll be singing with Wayne Wilentz (piano), George Oakley (reeds and woodwinds) and Scott Giambusso (bass).

Cover charge is $10.Pay at the door.

Along with the music, enjoy the innovative and acclaimed Indian cuisine of Fusion Restaurant, 4815 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

The Jazz Vocal Network is a Washington, DC-area based network of jazz vocalists and musicians who support the education and performance of vocal jazz. The network runs a weekly workshop, and sponsors/promotes both a Headliner show and a multi-vocalist Showcase on a regular basis.

To RSVP, go to: http://weintraubmusic.eventbrite.com/. Or just stop by. See you then.

Jeff

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