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.

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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: 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.

Back at Twins Jazz: Sept. 10, 8 to 11 p.m.

10945627_10152654827551700_1324410779163328400_nOn Thursday, September 10, I’ll be back at Twins Jazz in D.C., performing two sets at 8 and 10 p.m.

Backing me up will be some of the city’s best: George Oakley (reeds and woodwinds),Scott Giambusso (bass), Nick Lipkowski (guitar) and Steve Bergman (drums). For a better idea of what you’ll hear on September 10, click here to listen to a few of 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.

By the way, I’ll be back at Twins on Sunday, October 18, Thursday, November 19 and Thursday, December 10. Mark your calendars.

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

Jeff Weintraub

Next Gig: Jan. 22 – Art Soiree’s Living Room Series Live at Ritz-Carlton Georgetown

JAN-22NDIf I might borrow a phrase, you deserve a break on Thursday, January 22 — if not most other days. You know, leaving the worries of the day behind and relaxing in a living room-like setting with some friends as live music plays.

That’s the night I’ll be performing in the Living Room Live Series, which Art Soiree, the producer of the event, calls a concert series that “spotlights emerging artists.” It all takes place in the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown’s lobby-lounge, which has the ambiance of an actual living room (with a fireplace and drinks and all).

I’ll be singing jazz songs from the Great American Songbook, along with pieces from other related genres. If that’s a little too vague for you, click here to listen to a few of my recordings with these same guys.

Backing me up will be some of the city’s best: George Oakley (reeds and woodwinds), Scott Giambusso (bass) and Nick Lipkowski (guitar). (We’re actually a quartet.)

As if that’s not exciting enough, the show is also free — but you have to RSVP. To get your ticket, click here.

Doors open at 7 p.m. The performance starts at 8, and we’ll play until 10:30 p.m. Seating is first-come-first-served.

I’m mighty grateful to Sandro, the founder of Art Soiree, for having me play. Art Soiree curates and stages contempoary art exhibitions, festivals and art projects. Sandro and his partner Tati have presented more than 300 unique exhibitions and programs since 2009, featuring more than 400 contemporary artists. They also offer full production and artistic marketing services to private and business clients.

So I hope you can join us on January 22. Please, don’t do it for me. Do yourself a favor. You deserve it.

Check Out My New Demo Tracks

I finally found some time to sit down and record six songs to share with others, and now they’re live and ready for your indulgence.

If you do check them out, you’ll hear me, Nick Lipkowski (on electric and acoustic guitars), George Oakley (alto saxophone, flute and clarinet), and Scott Giambusso (acoustic bass). We recorded at New Door Productions, where Scott is the proprietor and engineer.

To hear the tracks, click over to this page to find the links to the recordings on SoundCloud. Or click each of the songs right here:

I hope you enjoy them, and please share your feedback.

Jeff

At Bistro Bohem, Nov. 3

We’re back again at Bistro Bohem for Jazz Night, Sunday, November 3, from 8 to 10 p.m. Joining me will be George Oakley (reeds and woodwinds), Ethan Foote, (bass) and Nick Lipkowski (guitar). We’ll be playing Great American Songbook standards and maybe a few other surprises. Bistro Bohem features Central European food (primarily Czech) and great beers from the region. Click here to see the full menu. The restaurant is at 600 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. Phone: 202.735.5895. No cover charge.

Also, I’ll be at the Black Fox Lounge in DuPont Circle in Washington, on Wednesday, November 6, 8 to 11 p.m., with Oren Levine on keys and possibly a bass player (still working on that).

Come on out to one or both of these shows. It will be great to see you.

Music for the Holidays at Bistro Bohem, Sept. 8

No, I’m not referring to that joyous season between the end of November and the beginning of January. I’m talking Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — all coming at us within about a fortnight. And, amidst it all, an evening of song on Sunday, September 8, from 8 to 10 p.m., at Bistro Bohem.

At that gig, I’ll be singing, as usual, alongside George Oakley (reeds and woodwinds), Scott Giambusso (bass) and Nick Lipkowski (guitar). We’ll be playing Great American Songbook standards and maybe a few other surprises.

Bistro Bohem, it features Central European food (primarily Czech) and great beers from the region. Click here to see the full menu. The restaurant is at 600 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. Phone: 202.735.5895.

No cover charge.

Please join us for the holidays — whether you observe them or not. And bring friends.

June 2 Gig Inaugurates Weekly Jazz Night at Bistro Bohem

I’m excited to help Bistro Bohem inaugurate a new weekly jazz series on Sunday, June 2, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in its Kafe. Joining me will be George Oakley (reeds and woodwinds), Scott Giambusso (bass) and Nick Lipkowski (guitar). As usual, we’ll be playing Great American Songbook standards and maybe a few other surprises.

A relatively new arrival in the growing galaxy of innovative D.C. restaurants, Bistro Bohem recreates a Prague cafe ambiance in the historic U Street/Shaw neighborhood in D.C. Its Central European cuisine (well-known to my friends back in Chicago) is a rarity in these parts, and it has already won acclaim from reviewers and customers, who are packing the place regularly. So even if you’re not interested in the music, at least come for the culinary experience.

The restaurant is at 600 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. Phone: 202.735.5895.

No cover charge.

Please join us for what should be a fun night. And bring friends.

Jeff