November 2016 gigs: two jams and the Bistrot

Here’s my performance schedule for November 2016: playing for both the DC Jazz Singers jam (Nov 6) and the DC Jazz Jam with guest artist Elijah Balbed (Nov 13). I’m then back at Bistrot Lepic on Nov. 30 with Barbara Papendorp and Daniel Brown.

snowingcover150Just in time for the holidays, the new CD of Aaron Myers’ holiday album “Snowing In Vegas.” We released the digital album last year, and produced real CDs this year for your listening and gifting pleasure. You can order the CD on this site.

May 2016: Jazz and Funk Parade!

Here’s my update for May 2016, which will be a very busy month for music. I have seven events on the schedule, including three shows (in three places) with Barbara Papendorp, a couple of jam sessions, and another exciting show with Aaron Myers. All that and the Funk Parade with the Lucky So & So’s!

Here’s my newest original song, “When The Morning Comes,” which I’ve had the pleasure of performing a couple of times with Barbara. This is from our premiere performance at Bistrot Lepic in March.

April 2016 news: DC Jazz Jam, Mr. Henry’s, Bistrot Lepic

Here’s my jazz update for April 2016

Looking forward to joining Barbara Papendorp for her “Ladies In Jazz” night at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill. We’ll be singing songs for the season, including my musical tribute to Arbor Day (one of many holidays that needs more songs):

February 2016 update

Here’s my performance update for February 2016. As I noted in the update, I was honored this month to contribute a musical theme for Darwyn Dave’s new podcast “Dealing With My Grief.” Darwyn is a talented photographer who is actively documenting the DC jazz scene. I’ve benefited from many performance photos he has produced, and was more than happy to return the favor with this short composition:

Oren’s gigs for July 2015

This is my updated performance schedule for July, 2015. I look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events.

Sunday July 12, 6:30 pm: DC Jazz Jam at the Brixton

The Weekly DC Jazz Jam is back, at a new venue, The Brixton at the corner of 9th and U Sts NW in Shaw. I’m looking forward to reuniting with the second Sunday band for another exciting jam featuring some of the region’s best players.

Wednesday July 15, 8:00 and 10:00 pm: Songs for a Summer Evening at Twins Jazz

For my first gig at Twins Jazz, I’ve invited several of my favorite musicians for an evening of original songs, familiar standards, and some surprises. Barbara Papendorp and Aaron Myers, vocals, Percy White, bass, Will Stephens, drums. Two sets, 8 pm and 10pm. $10 cover + $10 minimum

Friday July 24, 8:00 pm: With Aaron Myers at Mr. Henry’s

Aaron Myers starts his regular fourth Friday stand in the upstairs lounge at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill, with me at the piano, Percy White on bass, and Will Stephens at the drums. Two-item minimum.

Sunday July 12 and 26, 11:00 am: Brunch with BSQ at Malmaison

Joining BSQ for Sunday brunch as we continue our regular brunch performances at Malmaison, an elegant restaurant on the Georgetown waterfront.

June 2015 schedule, including the return of Aaron Myers and the band!

This is my updated performance schedule for June, 2015. You can always keep up to date on the gigs and other related info on the web site: http://www.ohljazz.com.
I look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events.

Sunday May 31 and June 28, 11:00 am: Brunch with BSQ at Malmaison

Joining BSQ for Sunday brunch as we continue our regular brunch performances at this elegant restaurant on the Georgetown waterfront.

Saturday June 6, 7:30 pm: With BSQ at the Henley Park Hotel

BSQ is back in the Blue Bar with an evening of instrumental and vocal jazz, including my original “An August Day In April“. The music happens at the elegant Henley Park Hotel in downtown DC, 926 Massachusetts Ave NW. No cover charge for the music.

Friday June 19, 8:00 pm: With Aaron Myers at Mr. Henry’s

After a hiatus following the closing of the Black Fox Lounge in January, Aaron Myers and the band are back with new shows in a new venue, the upstairs lounge at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill. Two-item minimum.

Wednesday June 24, 7:00 pm: Jazz à la française at Bistrot Lepic

Back at the Bistrot Lepic wine bar with Barbara Papendorp and Percy White for an evening of jazz standards in English and en français, plus more of my original songs. No cover charge for the music.

Tonight (Oct. 16): Jazz to default by

I’ll be playing piano behind the fine vocalist Jeff Weintraub tonight (October 16), 8-11 pm, in a duo set at the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle. We’ll be upstairs in the front window, performing a variety of old and new standards and not-so-standards.

Here’s an example of Jeff’s work; this one’s on our set list for tonight:

Hope you can come out and join us as we wait for the end of the shutdown (or the end of our national credit rating).

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Photo by Shannon from flickr