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This meetup will get together for a night of good food followed by real jazz. Start the evening in a top 100 restaurant followed by a live show with the best local musicians. The selection of the jazz show will be curated by Shannon Gunn, local jazz artist (and open to suggestions.)

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Jazz @ Columbia Station

Columbia Station

*** Bring a friend - Organizer is Performing *** Every Tuesday, the organizer puts together a rotating cast of musicians to perform all the songs on an album followed by a jam session. The album of the week is a concept designed to promote the aesthetic of listening to an album straight through, as it was intended, which is lost on the younger generation with the singles-based music culture. Come out and support live jazz, always straight ahead, no smooth jazz. This website will be updated with the album of the week and musicians once it's set. A local favorite, Columbia Station is the go-to place for live jazz, no cover, and a family like community atmosphere on Tuesday nights. Please note: their pours are generous! Great place to get drinks after dinner! From their website: Columbia Station has a down-to-earth vibe that's fully unpretentious. The wide windows across the front open up when things get hot inside, which is often. Music pours out onto the street coaxing passers-by. The atmosphere is relaxed enough that people feel comfortable dropping by, whether they're decked out in club attire or lounging in jeans and sneakers. The black ceiling with terra-cotta accents and warm amber light suffusing the place lends a homey feel. A sculpture of melded and intertwined tubas, trumpets, and trombones hangs on the back wall, identifying Columbia Station as a home for true jazz and blues fans. Couples and groups of friends fill the tables along the walls, while die-hard music fans take the seats at the bar to listen to groups like Sahara and the Bruce Robinson Quartet. Artist bios:

The String Queens at the Hill Center // Washington Women in Jazz Festival

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

*** Let me know via comments if you'd like to grab a bite before hand! *** *** Purchase Tickets in advance here: https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=buy.event&eventID=A6DB75E8-FCEE-62A4-0B80A5CFE4D4BB43 *** The String Queens will be performing as part of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival at the Hill Center on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019! Praised for its “authentic, soulful, and orchestral sound”, The String Queens is a dynamic trio that creates stimulating musical experiences that inspire diverse audiences to love, hope, feel, and imagine! With an array of repertoire spanning from the Baroque era to the Jazz Age to today’s Billboard Hot 100 Chart, The String Queens perform versatile programs that transport audiences through time and a multitude of musical genres. Based in Washington, D.C., TSQ members have been featured in famed performance venues across four continents including Carnegie Hall (New York, NY), The Howard Theatre (Washington, D.C.), Royal Festival Hall (London, England, UK), Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY), Shanghai Grand Theatre (Shanghai, China), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, MD), The Moscow Conservatory (Moscow, Russia), Blues Alley (Washington, D.C.), The Birchmere (Alexandria, VA), and The Music Center at Strathmore (Bethesda, MD), to name a few. TSQ members have also shared stages with award-winning artists including Ledisi, Solange, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monae, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Common, Aretha Franklin, Fantasia, Mos Def, Whitney Houston, Richard Smallwood, Jussie Smollett, Andra Day, Donnie McClurkin, Larry Graham, Donald Lawrence, Kurt Carr, Lalah Hathaway, Wynton Marsalis, and Ruben Studdard, among others. As chamber and orchestral musicians, TSQ members have performed under the batons of legendary musical directors Ray Chew, Michael Bearden, Alan Gilbert, James Conlon, Rickey Minor, Adam Blackstone, Darin Atwater, James DePriest, Michael Tilson Thomas, and many more. With extensive experience collaborating with some of the greatest musicians of our time across a variety of musical genres, TSQ members have collectively developed a memorable and unique sound rooted in the highest level of artistry ready to be delivered to awaiting audiences. In February 2018, Washington, D.C.’s leading news network WUSA9 featured TSQ on its “Great Day Washington” morning show. Recognized by the network as “school teachers by day and concert performers by night”, TSQ members are passionate and pedagogically-sound educators who use music as a medium to empower the next generation of performing artists. TSQ violinist Kendall Isadore and cellist Élise Cuffy both received their musical training at Howard University (Washington, D.C.), and TSQ violist Dawn Johnson received her musical training at The Juilliard School (New York, NY). In the field of music education, TSQ members have been recipients of Washington, D.C.’s Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Performing Arts Teaching, KIPP DC’s Executive Director’s Award, and The Juilliard School’s Peter Mennin Award. Currently, TSQ members direct award-winning string orchestra programs at the nationally recognized, high-performing charter school network KIPP. In the spring of 2018, TSQ members will be featured as guest performers and teaching artists at the DC Youth Orchestra Program’s “SpringFest” and the DC Jazz Festival’s “Jazz ‘n Families Fun Day”. thestringqueens.com

Jazz @ Columbia Station

Columbia Station

*** Bring a friend - Organizer is Performing *** Every Tuesday, the organizer puts together a rotating cast of musicians to perform all the songs on an album followed by a jam session. The album of the week is a concept designed to promote the aesthetic of listening to an album straight through, as it was intended, which is lost on the younger generation with the singles-based music culture. Come out and support live jazz, always straight ahead, no smooth jazz. This website will be updated with the album of the week and musicians once it's set. A local favorite, Columbia Station is the go-to place for live jazz, no cover, and a family like community atmosphere on Tuesday nights. Please note: their pours are generous! Great place to get drinks after dinner! From their website: Columbia Station has a down-to-earth vibe that's fully unpretentious. The wide windows across the front open up when things get hot inside, which is often. Music pours out onto the street coaxing passers-by. The atmosphere is relaxed enough that people feel comfortable dropping by, whether they're decked out in club attire or lounging in jeans and sneakers. The black ceiling with terra-cotta accents and warm amber light suffusing the place lends a homey feel. A sculpture of melded and intertwined tubas, trumpets, and trombones hangs on the back wall, identifying Columbia Station as a home for true jazz and blues fans. Couples and groups of friends fill the tables along the walls, while die-hard music fans take the seats at the bar to listen to groups like Sahara and the Bruce Robinson Quartet. Artist bios:

Jazz @ Columbia Station

Columbia Station

*** Bring a friend - Organizer is Performing *** Every Tuesday, the organizer puts together a rotating cast of musicians to perform all the songs on an album followed by a jam session. The album of the week is a concept designed to promote the aesthetic of listening to an album straight through, as it was intended, which is lost on the younger generation with the singles-based music culture. Come out and support live jazz, always straight ahead, no smooth jazz. This website will be updated with the album of the week and musicians once it's set. A local favorite, Columbia Station is the go-to place for live jazz, no cover, and a family like community atmosphere on Tuesday nights. Please note: their pours are generous! Great place to get drinks after dinner! From their website: Columbia Station has a down-to-earth vibe that's fully unpretentious. The wide windows across the front open up when things get hot inside, which is often. Music pours out onto the street coaxing passers-by. The atmosphere is relaxed enough that people feel comfortable dropping by, whether they're decked out in club attire or lounging in jeans and sneakers. The black ceiling with terra-cotta accents and warm amber light suffusing the place lends a homey feel. A sculpture of melded and intertwined tubas, trumpets, and trombones hangs on the back wall, identifying Columbia Station as a home for true jazz and blues fans. Couples and groups of friends fill the tables along the walls, while die-hard music fans take the seats at the bar to listen to groups like Sahara and the Bruce Robinson Quartet. Artist bios:

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Jazz @ Columbia Station

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