April 2017: Playing the Fool at Mr. Henry’s, plus first gig at Acadiana

Here’s my live music schedule for April 2017. Please come out on April 1 (seriously!) for what promises to be a fun and foolish show with Barbara Papendorp (and special guests) at Mr. Henry’s. We have a great band and fun selection of songs for the season, including some of my Spring selections.

I’ll be at Acadiana on Easter Sunday, April 16, with the fine vocalist Tony Gudell and a trio. This is my first show at this elegant Cajun restaurant in downtown DC, and we’ll be presenting an equally elegant program of American standards, including some lesser-known gems and a couple of my originals.

Barbara and I are back at the Blue Bar at the Henley Park Hotel on the 22nd, another chance to play their grand piano. After that, I’ll be back with Aaron Myers and the band to close out the month with a show at Mr. Henry’s on the 28th.

Hope to see you!

June 2016: DC and Boston

Here’s my music update for June 2016, featuring performances with some of my favorite people at favorite venues. In addition, I’ll be spending a week in Boston at the end of the month, as a student at the Berklee Summer Songwriting Workshop.
I’m looking forward to learning from their excellent faculty and the other participants. This is not specifically a “jazz” workshop, so it will be particularly exciting to learn about a much broader range of styles than I’m used to.

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Speaking of songwriting, here’s a live recording of one of my newest tunes, “The Heart Says,” sung here by Barbara Papendorp at one of our recent shows at Mr. Henry’s Restaurant on Capitol Hill.

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):

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.