Dinner Jazz at Dahlak: May 1

The new Wednesday night dinner jazz series at Dahlak continues on Wednesday May 1, when I’ll be in the house on piano leading a vocal trio featuring singer Deirdre Jennings-Holton and Russell Snyder on bass. Looking forward to a fun evening of standards and original vocal and instrumental pieces.

Please come out and enjoy the music and tasty Eritrean food. The music starts at 7 pm, and there’s no cover or minimum.

Dahlak (also the home of the DC Jazz Jam) is located at 1771 U St. NW in DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood.

DC Jazz Jam: Best of DC!

Woohoo! The readers of the Washington City Paper voted the DC Jazz Jam at Dahlak the Best Jazz Jam Session in DC this year. Most of the credit goes to Will Stephens, who has built the jam into a solid DC institution over the last three years. I always enjoy playing there, in the house band or as a guest, and look forward to many more jams to come.

Speaking of which, I’ll be back in the house band on Sunday April 21.

Two jams in April

I’ll be joining the house band for the DC Jazz Jam twice this month. The first session will be Sunday April 7, when I’m looking forward to playing with the first Sunday house band and guest master artist Pepe González on the bass. I’ll be back in the band on Sunday April 21, joining the third Sunday band.

Hope you can come out to hear and play!

Dinner jazz at Dahlak continues

Looking forward to my second session of dinner jazz at Dahlak Restaurant in Adams Morgan this Wednesday April 3 at 7 pm. I’ll be joined by the great Russell Snyder Percy White on bass for several sets of standards and some original tunes.

Hope you can come out to enjoy the music and tasty Eritrean food.

Updated April 2: Russell Snyder will be on the bass instead of Percy, who will be in New York recording with Aaron Myers

Washington Post shout-out!

In today’s Washington Post, the Going Out Guide recommended two jazz spots I play at regularly, Dahlak in Adams Morgan (home of the DC Jazz Jam and new Wednesday jazz series), and the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle. Happy to see the shout out to this part of the local scene!

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By the way, I still haven’t heard of any changes in my scheduled gig tonight at Dahlak, but will provide updates if I hear of any. The snow’s starting to pick up now (8:30 am).

Jamming for Monk on Oct. 14

This month’s second Sunday edition of the DC Jazz Jam falls on October 14, and this time we’re paying tribute to the great Thelonious Monk with a selection of Monk tunes over the course of the evening. If you play an instrument or sing, please come out and join the band. If you enjoy good jazz or tasty Eritrean food, please come out and enjoy the show.

Hope to see you there!