Date/Time: Friday, March 01 2019, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: George Mason University Center for the Arts
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center. Directions
Description: Celebrating Gershwin: A Stroll Down Tin Pan Alley Virtuoso clarinetist Julian Bliss leads his band on A Stroll Down Tin Pan Alley, which explores the treasured sounds of Gershwin and his contemporaries, including a suite from the iconic American opera Porgy and Bess, an excerpt from the beloved Rhapsody in Blue, and popular jazz tunes like “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” and “Lady be Good.” The swinging evening will be complemented by Bliss who will share good-humored anecdotes and stories about Tin Pan Alley and the artists who popularized American music traditions. The Julian Bliss Septet has appeared across Europe at leading venues and festivals, including London's Wigmore Hall, the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, and the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. “Julian Bliss is a rara avis: a distinguished classical musician also enraptured with great jazz.” (Acoustic Music) Tickets: $46, $39, $28 Pre-Performance Discussion with a Member of the Company. Buy Now
Date/Time: Friday, March 01 2019, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Venue: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, enter via G Street Lobby .
Description: For one night only, guitarist Marvin Sewell and pianist Jason Moran come together for a special performance of improvisational jazz inspired by SAAM's stunning retrospective Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor. Start your evening with a self-guided tour of the galleries before enjoying this unique musical conversation. Listen to Sewell and Moran riff off the artworks and each other as they explore the connections between Traylor’s artwork and the music of his generation. This performance pays tribute to the vast societal changes that artist Bill Traylor experienced, including the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, and the steady rise of African American urban culture in the South. Tickets: $25.00 Buy Now
Date/Time: Saturday, March 02 2019, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue: Arts on the Green
Location: Arts Barn 311 Kent Square Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878.
Description: Exceptional jazz pianist Tim Whalen and his quintet bring a night of musical conversation in the true language of jazz to the Arts Barn stage. Tim is an in-demand jazz pianist, composer and arranger living in Washington, DC. His passion and dedication to his art come through in everything he touches. Come hear the Tim Whalen Quintet swing! $25 / $15 Youth (18 & under) Buy Now
Date/Time: Saturday, March 16 2019, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Artist: Halley Shoenberg
Location: Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom 7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812 .
Description: Flying Feet Enterprises presents Halley Shoenberg's REVIVAL JAZZ BAND! There will be a swing dance lesson from 8:00-9:00. The band plays 1920's and 1930's Jazz Age music from 9:00-midnight.
Date/Time: Friday, March 22 2019, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Artist: Kristin Callahan
Location: Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD 20708.
Description: The Kristin Callahan Band will take you on a journey back in time to the era of the formidable Peggy Lee, performing Peggy classics, such as “Fever” and “Why Don’t You Do Right.” Peggy Lee, was an American jazz composer, singer, and actress. Her career spanned six decades, starting as a vocalist on local radio to performing with Benny Goodman's big band. She developed into a diverse artist, who wrote music for films, acted, and recorded albums that combined poetry and music. Many don’t realize that Lee wrote some of her own songs. Kristin will sing some of Peggy’s originals, such as “It’s a Good Day” and “In the Days of Our Love.” A Maryland native, Kristin started her career in Baltimore and is now performing throughout the East Coast, attracting many of the finest touring and recording artists to perform with her. With two albums already under her belt, Kristin is currently working on her third album. The album is entitled “A Burning Kiss” and marks a different direction from previous albums, incorporating nontraditional rhythms and world instrumentation.