Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Roy Hargrove

Roy Hargrove was discovered in high school as a potential jazz talent by Wynton Marsalis. In the late 80's early 90's Roy could more often be found in New York City jam sessions. Roy Returned to Blues Alley last week with his quintet, Sullivan Fortner(Piano), Justin Robinson(Sax), Motez Coleman (Drums) & Ameen Saleem(Bass) together they took fans to a different world with a mesmerizing melody and a gracefull & elegant performace. the band continues to tour the world keeping Jazz alive.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Freddy Cole Quartet

Freddy Cole Quartet is a true Gem in the Jazz world, Freddy and his cast Elias Bailey (Bass), Randy Napoleon (Guitar), Curtis Boyd (Drums), & Freddy Cole (piano)Serenaded Blues Alley fans with an unforgettable performance W/ each musican playing each note with so much soul & passion, it was like fallin in love all over again.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cyrus Chestnut

Cyrus Chestnut Trio (Piano),Neal Smith (Drums), & Dezron Douglas (Bass) together these musicans took Blues Alley fans on an incredible musical journey down from the southern Blues, up to an early Swing, to a hip bob&pop to a classical Samba. some say the show was great, I will remain speachless.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Azar Lawrence

Azar Lawrence accompanied by Essiet Essiet (BASS),Billy Hart (DRUMS),Eddie Henderson (TRUMPET), and Benito Gonzalez (PIANO), together this musicians created a memorable performance feeding off each others energy, playing each note with precision and passion harmonizing as one true Jazz Quintet.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dave Brubeck

A few words to discribe Dave Brubeck Quartet: Epic,Timeless,Phenomenal. Talented musicians giveing the gift of music to D.C jazz fans. Randy Jones (Drums), Michael Moore (Bass), Bobby Militello (Sax) & Dave Brubeck (Piano)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Michel LeGrand

Michel LeGrand gifted his fans with an extrodinary performance, captivating his listners with his jaw dropping trio from Los Angeles, CA Willie Jones III (Drums) and from New Orleans Reginald Veal on (Bass)together they compose a Straight-ahead show for the ages.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lee Ritenour

Grammy Award winner Lee Ritenour has play along side many great artist growing up in L.A in the 60's Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to Jazz,Rock, and Brizilian music, now for 4 days Lee will bless the Blues alley stage playing along side Melvin Davis (Bass),Sonny Emory (Drums), Jesse Millner (Keys).

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Phil Woods

In addition to his numerous accolades as a performer (he was the number one sax player in the DOWNBEAT Critic’s Poll for 16 out of 17 years) and numerous Grammy winner, Mr. Woods is a dedicated educator working with young musicians all over the country to pass on his legacy. The National Association of Jazz Educators named Phil Woods a winner in their alto saxophone category.

Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck, designated a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, continues to be one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds. With a career that spans over six decades, his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Eddie Palmieri & Brian Lynch perform at the Heineken Latin Jazz Series

Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. With a discography that includes 36 titles, Mr. Palmieri has been awarded nine Grammy Awards. Eddie Palmieri embraces the future of his music by blazing a distinctive musical path to the delight of fans across the globe.

A respected insider within both the hardcore bebop and Latin communities, Brian Lynch is as comfortable negotiating the complexities of clave with Afro-Caribbean pioneer Eddie Palmieri as swinging through advanced harmony with bebop maestro Phil Woods.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Brittish Invasion tonight at Blues Alley

World renowned, British vocalist Julie Dexter is considered by many to be one of the most influential female musicians of our generation. She has shared the spotlight with a host of cutting edge artists, including Jill Scott, Bilal, Omar, Loose Ends, Jaguar Wright, Rachellle Farrell, Ledisi, Frank McCoomb, Eric Roberson, Raheem DeVaughn, and Fertle Ground to name a few. Born and raised in Birmingham, England, this classically trained artist arranges and composes her own music. Inspired by legends Nancy Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, and Bob Marley and modern day icons Omar and Sade, Julie takes classic soul straight to the heart.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pianist Monty Alexander

Tuesday Dec 28, thru Thursday Dec 30, Pianist Monty Alexander has spent a lifetime exploring the rich depths of musical and cultural diversity. In a career that spans more than four decades, he has performed and/or recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe: Frank Sinatra, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespi...e, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare and many more.

Johnny Ticktin

DC native Johnny Ticktin has been playing for 25 years. Johnny was fortunate to share the stage with scores of Blues legends that influenced him. Some of these include Lightnin’ Hopkins, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Bobby Bland, Memphis Slim, Louisiana Red, Carey Bell, Jimmy Rogers, Big Walter, Pinetop Perkins, Eddie Taylor and many others.