Let There Be Light for August 4 Show at Bistro Bohem

Maybe you saw my frantic emails and Facebook posts the afternoon of July 7: a neighborhood power outage shut down Bistro Bohem that day and scuttled our show for the night. (Sorry to those of you who didn’t see my messages that afternoon and went to hear us, only to see the place empty.) We’re hoping to keep more than the lights on when we return to the restaurant (actually, to its Kafe) on Sunday, August 4, from 8 to 10 p.m.

When I say “we” I mean the same great talents who were scheduled to support my vocals on July 7: Scott Giambusso (bass), Nick Lipkowski (guitar) and Robert Vetter (trumpet and keyboard). As usual, we’ll be playing Great American Songbook standards and a few other surprises.

As for Bistro Bohem, it features Central European food (primarily Czech) and great beers from the region. They serve dishes such as Chicken Schnitzel;Knedlo, Vepro, Zelo; Čerstvé bramborové lupínky; Pierogi; Evropský Sýrový talíř; Domaci Pastika; Smazak; Beef Goulash; Walnut Parsley Pesto Fettuccine (maybe not Central European, but…); Wild Mushroom Risotto; Seasoned with herbs de Provence; and Bavarian Bratwurst. 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 what should be a fun and light-filled night. And bring friends.

Jeff

Back to Bistro Bohem on July 7 and August 4

If you missed us on June 2 when we inaugurated a new weekly jazz series at Bistro Bohem, well, it was a good time. Lots of people speaking many different languages, great food and drink. We’ll try to recreate that for you on Sunday, July 7, and Sunday, August 4, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. when we’re back at the Kafe.

Helping me out on July 7 will be Scott Giambusso (bass), Nick Lipkowski (guitar) and Robert Vetter (trumpet and keyboard), my first time playing with him. 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