On the most American holiday weekends of the year, I hope you’ll join me for (mostly) American music when I perform at Mr. Henry’s, 601 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C., Saturday, July 7, from 8 to 11 p.m. With me will be pianist Harry Appelman, Percy White on bass, and Ele Rubenstein on drums.
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 (a bargain!). Doors open at 6 p.m. for guests who are interested in the jazz dinner menu (prepared by Chef Thomas Bach).
See you on July 7?
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 Appelman, Percy 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/
See you on March 24?
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 Appelman, Percy White on bass, George Oakley on reeds and flute, and Jack Kilby on drums.
Please stop by.
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.
For 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 all those reasons and more, I hope to see you at Villain & Saint on April 2.