Next gigs: Mr. Henry’s – July 21; Villain & Saint – Aug. 13

2017 Villain and Saint7I hope you can join me for two upcoming gigs: one on Friday, July 21, from 8 to 11 p.m., at Mr. Henry’s, 601 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C., the Capitol Hill pub and restaurant that has long been a spot for great jazz and other music; and on Sunday, August 13, 4 to 6 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Md.

Joining me at Mr. Henry’s will be Wayne Wilentz on piano and Scott Giambusso, two of the Washington area’s busiest and most accomplished jazz musicians. At Villain & Saint, pianist Jim Levy will join me and Scott, with Ele Rubenstein on drums. Don’t miss these guys.

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). For that, 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/

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.

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

Jeff Weintraub

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My Next Gig: Sun., Oct. 18, at Twins Jazz

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Jeff with Wayne Wilentz on piano, James King on bass and Jim West on drums, July 2014.

So many important events occurred on October 18 throughout history. In 1873, for example, Columbia, Princeton, Rutgers and Yale Universities set the first rules for collegiate football (what are their rankings this year?); in 1929, Canadian law finally recognized women as “Persons”; in 1954, Hurricane Hazel (the third that year) became the most severe ever to hit the U.S.;  in 1961, the film adaptation of “West Side Story” was released; in 1968, police found 219 grains of cannabis resin in John and Yoko’s apartment; and, in 1980, Brooke Alexander, 18, of Hawaii, was crowned Miss World USA. All true, according to the Internet.

I won’t promise anything quite as auspicious, but we should have fun on Sunday, October 18, 2015, when I’ll be back at Twins Jazz in D.C.to perform two sets at 8 and 10 p.m.

This time I’ll be singing with Wayne Wilentz, one the most talented and, consequently, busiest musicians around, who will burn up the piano keys and keep me from running off the rails. His playing alone will be a huge treat for everyone.

Also, I’ve invited special guest Cheryl Hurwitz to add some of her great violin stylings on a few tunes.

For a better idea of what you’ll hear on September 10, 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.

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

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

Jeff Weintraub

New Pics of Carlyle Club Show

For those who couldn’t catch me at Carlyle Club on July 24, I’ve just posted some photos that Aretha Grayson took that night on my Gallery page. Here are a four from the collection. Backing me up were Wayne Wilentz (piano), James King (bass) and Jim West (drums).