Next gig: July 22 at Villain & Saint

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Hey, I’m thrilled to be back at Villain & Saint7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Md, this time on Sunday, July 22, 8 to 10:30 p.m. And I’m just as excited to be joined there by Chris Grasso on piano, Percy White on bass and Lenny Robinson on drums. It should be a lot of fun.

We’ll be performing Great American Songbook classics, blues tunes and a mixture of more contemporary folk and pop songs put to a jazz groove. For a hint of what you’ll hear, click here to listen to my recordings and here to watch my videos.

At Villain & Saint there will be a $10 cover charge. You can pay at the door or get your tickets in advance by clicking here.

See you on July 22?

Jeff Weintraub

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Next Gig: Mr. Henry’s, March 24 

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I hope you can join me at my next performance  Mr. Henry’s on Saturday, March 24, from 8 to 11 p.m. With me will be a fabulous collection of musicians: pianist Harry AppelmanPercy White on bass, and George Oakley on reeds and flute.

Mr. Henry’s, at 601 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C., is a hopping presence on Capitol Hill, and we’ll be playing in the upstairs performing space. There is a $15 food and beverage minimum per person (a bargain!). Doors open at 6 p.m. for guests who are interested in the jazz dinner menu (prepared by Chef Thomas Bach). Mr. Henry’s strongly encourages you to make reservations to get a preferred table. To make a reservation go to http://www.mrhenrysdc.com/live-music   or   http://www.mrhenrysdc.com/

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

See you on March 24?

Jeff Weintraub

Next gig: Villain & Saint, January 21, Bethesda, Md.

Please join me for my next performance on Sunday, January 21, 4 to 6 p.m., at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Md. With me will an all-star group: pianist Harry AppelmanPercy White on bassGeorge Oakley on reeds and flute, and Jack Kilby on drums.

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

Please stop by.

Jeff Weintraub

Mr. Henry’s, Nov. 25 – A Thanksgiving Treat for the Entire Family. Really!

Mr HenrysConsider my upcoming gig at Mr. Henry’s on Saturday, November 25, from 8 to 11 p.m., a big opportunity. It’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving, at which point you will likely have tired of playing board games with your relatives, had your fill of museums and seen all the holiday weekend’s blockbuster movies. By this time, you will have picked all the meat off your turkey carcass and have no more cranberry sauce and stuffing to eat right out of the refrigerator. You will need a break, a diversion, a fresh perspective. I’ve got just the thing for you — and for your whole family.

Music, with no less than great musicians like Jim Levy on keyboards, Tyler Leak on drums and Ethan Foote on bass. Oh, and I’ll be singing.

Mr. Henry’s, at 601 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C., is a hopping presence on Capitol Hill, and we’ll be playing in the upstairs performing space. There is a $15 food and beverage minimum per person (a bargain!). Doors open at 6 p.m. for guests who are interested in the jazz dinner menu (prepared by Chef Thomas Bach). Mr. Henry’s strongly encourages you to make reservations to get a preferred table. To make a reservation go to http://www.mrhenrysdc.com/live-music   or   http://www.mrhenrysdc.com/

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

I hope you can join me on November 25 at Mr. Henry’s. See you there?

Jeff Weintraub

Next Gigs: Villain & Saint, Oct. 22; Mr. Henry’s, Nov. 25

2017 Villain and Saint7Here’s the news about two upcoming gigs: one on Sunday, October 22, 4 to 6 p.m., at Villain & Saint  in Bethesda; and another on Saturday, November 25, from 8 to 11 p.m., at Mr. Henry’s (Thanksgiving weekend!).

Joining me at Villain & Saint will be With me will be pianist Jim Levy,  Percy White on bass, and drummer Ele Rubenstein. Jim and Ele will be with me again at Mr. Henry’s, along with Ethan Foote on bass.

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.

I told my wife that I didn’t think this gig would compete with a big, exciting event her organization, Yachad, is having a week later in D.C. So prove me right, and please consider going to both.

Mr. Henry’s is a hopping presence on Capitol Hill, and we’ll be playing in the upstairs performing space. There is a $15 food and beverage minimum per person. Doors open at 6 p.m. for guests who are interested in the jazz dinner menu (prepared by Chef Thomas Bach). Mr. Henry’s strongly encourages you to make reservations to get a preferred table. To make a reservation go to http://www.mrhenrysdc.com/live-music   or   http://www.mrhenrysdc.com/

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

I hope you can join me for one of both of these shows.

Jeff Weintraub

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.

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

Next Gig: Midsummer Night’s Swing, July 24, Carlyle Club

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The Carlyle Club

I’m thrilled to be one of several singers performing in “A Midsummer Night’s Swing” at the Carlyle Club in Alexandria, Va., on Thursday, July 24, starting at 7 p.m. It’s a singers’ showcase, featuring the lovely and talented: Anthony Compton, Kim Mills, Jeanine Greene, Kathy Farmer, Kiris Powell, Tacha Coleman Parr and Tim Gavagan, who will also emcee the event. Backing us up will be the Wayne Wilentz Trio.

I have to confess it’s my first time at the Carlyle, 411 John Carlyle Street in Alexandria, either as a performer or a listener, but I’ve heard it’s a terrific room and that the food — “classic American cuisine” — is mighty fine.

To get more information or to order tickets at $15 each, click here.

I hope you can join us.

Join Us at The Black Fox on March 5

bf phootI’ll be back at the Black Fox Lounge from 8 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, singing from the Great American Songbook jazz classics and more. Joining me this time will be Nick Lipkowski (guitar) and Eliot Seppa (bass). We’ll be in the street-level window of the Black Fox, which is at 1723 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. There will be food and drink for you, but, as always, no cover charge.

Please join us.