“Without You” at the DC Jazz Jam!

Thanks to Tony Gudell for capturing this performance by Barbara Papendorp and the DC Jazz Jam house band of my song “Without You” at the jam on May 14, 2017. With Percy White, bass, Mark Caruso, guitar, and Will Stephens, drums.

I’ll be playing with Barbara at Bistrot Lepic on May 24, and with Tony at Acadiana on June 18. Hope to see you there!

July 2016: DC Jazz Jam, Lepic, Mr. Henry’s, and the Lucky So & Sos!

Here’s my live music schedule for July 2016: this month includes Aaron Myers’ birthday show at Mr. Henry’s (22nd), another evening at Bistrot Lepic with Barbara Papendorp (20th), and a session of the DC Jazz Jam with Antonio Parker (11th).

Lucky So & So'sIn addition, I’ll be joining the Lucky So & So’s at Sehkraft Brewing in northern VA for a Saturday night show (16th), sharing the bill with singer-songwriter Mary-eL. That should be a fun night!

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.

Vote for the DC Jazz Jam!

Just got word from Will Stephens, leader of the weekly DC Jazz Jam, that the DC CityPaper has finally included “Best Jazz Jam Session” as one of the categories in their annual and influential “Best of DC” readers poll. I’m going to vote (of course) for the DC Jazz Jam, and strongly encourage you to do so as well (using the name “DC Jazz Jam @ Dahlak”)

The “Best Jazz Jam Session” category is in the first section, under “Arts & Entertainment.” You can only vote once with each email address.

Speaking of which: I’ll be in the house band on Sunday January 13 as we welcome National Symphony violinist Glenn Donnellan to the jam. We asked him to bring his famous baseball bat violin in addition to his regular axe. Yes, you read that correctly. Must be seen to be believed:

Hope to see you at the jam!