Lolo (Lorraine) Gervais presents a series of intimate cabaret shows in 2022 featuring locally known singers from very different musical backgrounds, to explore and celebrate the music and vocal styles of Sara Vaughan, Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, Sade, Etta James and beyond. Lorraine and her guests will share with the audience & each other how their own singing lives have been shaped by these icons (among others) into who they are today, all while being backed by a small group of great players onstage. A little conversation, some laughter and a lot of heartfelt singing will make for some very special nights in this next year. May 15th, Lorraine and her special guest Alvetta Newby–Jones will celebrate some of their favorite icons in the worlds of jazz, blues and soul— Sarah Vaughan, Etta James and Sharon Jones. Alvetta is a native of Washington, D.C. As she likes to say, “D.C. born and bred.” She has aRead More
In the history of Jazz music, there is only one bandleader that has the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold out concerts all over the world, with members personally chosen by him, for over 30 years after his passing. Pianist and bandleader William James “Count” Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of Jazz. The Count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, won 18 Grammy Awards, performed for Kings, Queens, and other world Royalty, appeared in several movies, television shows, at every major jazz festival and major concert hall in the world. Recent honors include their 2022 Grammy Nomination for Live At Birdland, a 2019 Grammy Nomination for All About That Basie, which features special guests Stevie Wonder, Jon Faddis, and Take 6 among others, and the 2018Read More
The Django Festival Allstars bring the music of the legendary Hot Club Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st century. Their unique, high energy performances pay tribute to Reinhardt who is considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Reinhardt’s driving, swinging style became known as “hot jazz” (formally known as gypsy jazz) and it continues to grow in popularity throughout the world…in great part to the success of The Django Festival Allstars, who honor the traditions of this “hot jazz” adding their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions with stunning virtuosity.
Saturday, November 27, 2021 • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues its decades long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music — America’s original musical art form — and bring joy to audiences around the world. Thank you to our Show Sponsor, SPD Market