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.

Fusion Again, on Sunday, January 27

Another show at Fusion Restaurant on Sunday, January 27,  from 7 to 9:30. Don’t worry: there’s no football game that night: I checked. So you should be free, right?

Featuring jazz standards and a few surprises, I’ll be on vocals, once again, with George Oakley (reeds and woodwinds), Scott Giambusso (bass) and Nick Lipkowski (guitar).

Cost: $10 suggested at the door.

Click here to RSVP that you’re coming, or just show up. This won’t guarantee you a table. But you can make a reservation directly with the restaurant at 202- 726-2210.

Fusion, with its innovative and acclaimed Indian cuisine, is at 4815 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

See you on January 27.

Jeff

Back to Fusion, December 23

We had so much fun at Fusion Restaurant on November 18 that owner Barry Dindyal has asked us to return — this time on Sunday, December 23, from 7 to 9:30.

With me on vocals, with Oren Levine (piano), George Oakley (reeds and woodwinds) and Scott Giambusso (bass) will be playing.

Cost: $10 suggested at the door.

Click here to RSVP that you’re coming, or just show up. This won’t guarantee you a table. But you can make a reservation directly with the restaurant at 202- 726-2210.

Fusion, with its innovative and acclaimed Indian cuisine, is at 4815 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

See you on December 23.

Jeff