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.