Jon Batiste performs at The Anthem his band, Stay Human, on June 15, 2019. The performance occurred during the 15th Annual DC JazzFest. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Anyone who watches late-night television likely knows Jon Batiste. He and his band, Stay Human, are the house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The band paid a visit to DC recently to perform as a headline act at The Anthem during the 15th annual DC JazzFest.
Tal Wilkenfeld performs at City Winery on June 7, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jackson Browne, Prince, Herbie Hancock. The list of musicians heaping praise on Tal Wilkenfeld starts, but by no means ends, with those iconic names.
Jonny Grave performs at Jammin’ Java on April 10, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
Jonny Grave, the man and his music, defy categorization. Yes, he learned his chops studying blues greats like Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, and R.L. Burnside, but as I sat down to write this piece, I opened up the advance file of his new EP, IMPALA, and something unexpected and wondrous began pouring from the speakers.
Jon Batiste (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
The DC Jazz Festival is presenting music all around town next week, and one of the marquee jazz festival performances will be Jon Batiste & Stay Human at The Anthem on Saturday, June 15.
Tal Wilkenfeld (Photo by Kory Thibeault)
In support of her new album, Love Remains, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heartseekers chart, Tal Wilkenfeld will perform at City Winery DC on Friday, June 7.
Monsieur Periné (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Monsieur Periné, a Bogotá-based musical ensemble from Colombia, released new song “La Sombra” last year, and followed it up with a music video recently. Fronted by Catalina García, the band has embarked on a La Sombra World Tour, which arrives at 9:30 Club on Monday, June 10. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Eliot Seppa and friends entertain dinner guests at Marvin on April 15, 2019.
Marvin (2007 14th St. NW, DC), long favored for one of most DC’s relaxing decks, a sophisticated ambiance, and creative cocktails, has grown to add free live music to its appeal.