Posts Tagged "jazz"

We’re Playing on Valentine’s Day!

»Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Music Performances | 0 comments

We’re Playing on Valentine’s Day!

Tessa and I are looking forward to Valentine’s Day – when else do you get to sing a bunch of jazzy love songs with your spouse? This year Valentine’s falls on a Saturday, and we’ll be performing a couple of sets from 5 – 7:30 at the Skydome Lounge in Arlington, with beautiful panoramic views of the Washington skyline. Here’s all the info you need about menu and pricing, and we hope to see you...

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1920’s-themed Holiday Party

»Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in Jazz Piano, Piano Gigs | 0 comments

1920’s-themed Holiday Party

This just may have been the most fun themed party I’ve been to. It was set in the Roaring 20’s with a live jazz band, professional dancers, horse races, photo booths, while I played solo jazz piano in the ‘speakeasy.’ The decorations were superb, the people were a blast and the food was incredible! I hope they do it again next year …

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Swing Time – The Musical

»Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Music Performances, Musicals and Theater | 0 comments

Swing Time – The Musical

I’ve enjoyed playing several shows with Mike Thornton’s (of Capitol Steps) production called Swing Time, which takes place in a radio studio during the second World War. The cast of 3 couples sings and dances through all sorts of swing music from that era, including numbers like In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, and Sing Sing Sing. The band consists of piano, drums, and bass, and in several places the singers do a really great job mimicking the horn section of a large brass band. It’s quite fun to watch (and play in!), especially if you know the tune. Even if you don’t, you’re bound to recognize something … so come check it out at the Navy Memorial Center in downtown DC! Here’s everything you need to know about Swing Time...

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Jacky Terrasson at Bohemian Caverns

»Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Concerts, Jazz Piano | 0 comments

Jacky Terrasson at Bohemian Caverns

The gig Tessa and I had scheduled for last Saturday night got cancelled, so we took the opportunity to visit the local jazz scene in a new-to-us venue, where a new-to-us jazz pianist was playing. His name is Jacky Terrasson, and he recently won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. His playing was indeed remarkable. It seemed to us to be quite engaging and accessible, especially for those non jazz lovers, while also wowing us constantly with complicated and intricate jazz tricks. In a show that lasted about an hour (plus a 10-minute encore), we heard 5 or 6 songs. The first was Besame Mucho, and like the arrangements that followed, went through several different variations and interpretations … jazzy trio feel, to slow and pensive,...

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