Date/Time: Saturday, November 03 2018, 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Artist: Halley Shoenberg
Location: Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom 7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812 .
Description: The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a Roaring 20’s dance with Halley Shoenberg’s Revival Jazz Band! Join us in the Spanish Ballroom for a night of Swingin’ Jazz Age music for dancing and listening. The band will mainly play music that is good for Swing, Charleston, and Foxtrot, but don't be surprised if you hear a few other Jazz Age styles. Vintage party attire is encouraged but not required. The fine instructors from Flying Feet Enterprises will teach a beginner Swing dance lesson, along with some Charleston basics, from 8 - 9 pm. Tonight there will also be a bonus lesson during the first band break, which will focus on dance styles of the Jazz Age. All lessons are included in the cost of admission. No partner or prior experience needed. Live music runs until midnight. Buy Now
Date/Time: Saturday, November 17 2018, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Artist: Christiana Drapkin
Location: Cumberland Theatre, 101 Johnson Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Description: "SHAKESPEARE & ALL THAT JAZZ!" Christiana Drapkin and her group celebrate the beauty and power of William Shakespeare's poetry and present it in lively, sometimes haunting jazz arrangements. Christiana was inspired to develop this project after finding a 1964 recording by Cleo Laine, "Shakespeare and all that Jazz", on Fontana Records. John Dankworth had composed many of these arrangements for his wife, the rest were some light-hearted settings by composer Arthur Young. Quite unjustly, they seemed to have been forgotten and deserve to be heard again. The same holds true for a poignant setting of a sonnet by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, from the suite "Such Sweet Thunder". With a stellar trio: Robert Redd on piano, Bob Shann on bass, and Tony Martucci on drums. In concerts and workshops, the group intersperses the Shakespeare material with lighter but no lesser fare, standards from the Great American Songbook, which address the same age-old themes that were already sung about in the Bard's day. The song selections are direct quotations from Shakespeare's plays and treatments of his sonnets in their entirety. Buy Now
Date/Time: Sunday, November 25 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Wolf Trap
Location: The Barns at Wolf Trap 1635 Trap Road Vienna, Virginia 22182.
Description: Wolf Trap favorite and “Washington legend” (The Washington Post) John Eaton returns to The Barns for an afternoon filled with piano renditions of the best of George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, Ann Ronell, Jerome Kern, and practically everyone else! "Best jazz pianist: John Eaton, then, now, and probably forever." —Washingtonian Buy Now
Date/Time: Monday, November 26 2018, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Artist: Renee Tannenbaum
Location: BLUES ALLEY, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC.
Description: Debut at the legendary Blues Alley, with Jon Ozment on piano, Vince McCool on trumpet, John Leonard on bass and Gary Montanaro on drums, and special guest Rick Peralta on guitar. Shows at 8pm and 10pm. Tickets $22 Buy Now