Occasional snaps and thoughts from here and there posted on a random basis with no rhyme and minimal reason. For things less random, check out the travel photo Galleries.
Tuesday night had me back at Bohemian Caverns for another show in conjunction with the D.C. Jazz Festival featuring the Kiyem Ade Sextet with Kiyem Ade on vocals, Lenny Robinson on drums, Michael Bowie on bass, Vince Evans on piano, Ron Sutton Jr. on saxophone, and Donvonte McCoy on trumpet.
The sextet's versions of standards were inventive and inviting, finishing off with an excellent and dynamic version of Caravan, the classic tune composed by Juan Tizol and first performed by Duke Ellington in 1937. Their rendition has been with me throughout the evening as I've been going through photos from their set. You can find a link to the shots on my Galleries page. Enjoy!
These photos and others from jazz shows around D.C. are also available on my Flickr Jazz set.
The D.C. Jazz Festival featured another great show on Monday night - the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra at Bohemian Caverns. I've posted photos from the show as my latest Gallery. Feel free to enjoy and share on Facebook.
If you're interested in catching them, they'll be playing at the Kennedy Center as part of the D.C. Jazz Festival on Tuesday, June 5th. Check out the festival's calendar for details. You can also see them on Monday nights at Bohemian Caverns.
The D.C. Jazz Festival is in full swing now through June 10th with concerts all over the District. I hopped over to one last night after Meet the Artist night at Artomatic at Twins Jazz on U Street. They were featuring the Tony Martucci Quintet with Tony Martucci on drums, Luis Hernandez on saxophone, Tom Baldwin on bass, John Lee on guitar, and Jeff Antoniuk on saxophone.
I've posted photos from the show as my latest Gallery. Feel free to enjoy and share on Facebook.
For a full calendar of events for D.C. Jazz Festival, visit their website.
HR-57 is slated to move for the second time in two years, shifting a couple of blocks down H Street from their current venue. This weekend is set to be their last at the current spot and the Kent Miller Quartet helped to bring the current location to a close in fine fashion. The bassist was joined by William Knowles on piano, Antonio Parker on saxophone, and Percy Smith on drums.
Photos from the event have been added to the Events portion on my Galleries page. Feel free to comment, like, and share, if you wish!
With Artomatic in full swing from now until June 23rd, local news outlets have been looking for ways to feature the artists and happenings there. I was happy to be one of those artists in a couple of different publications. The first was in Virginia Connections with a shot of me and one of my photos. The second was a longer bit on myFOXdc.com.
Photo from myFOXdc.com
Feel free to check out the stories - and then come to Artomatic to see the exhibit in person! It's on the 9th floor, 09-245, just around from the peeps.