The DOMINION ENERGY JAZZ CAFE, programmed by RJS, occurs each Thursday in the Virginia Museum Best Cafe from 6 until 9pm. There is no admission fee. Food and beverages are available.
(ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
DEBRA DEAN KEY WEST QUARTET
Jazz, Blues and Popular favorites with award winning guitarist Patrick Lawler; vocalist Debra Dean and other special guests.
Afro-Zen Allstars are RVA’s multi-generational World Jazz “little big band,” featuring John Lilley (alto & tenor), Chris Sclafani (alto & baritone), Toby Whitaker (trombone), Chris Vasi (guitar), Brian Cruse (bass), Scott Milstead (drums), Hector Barez (percussion) and George M Lowe (Leader & guitar). Don’t even think about NOT dancing!
M-LAW & THE PROPHETS OF JAZZ
M-Law & the Prophets of Jazz perform an eclectic combination of Jazz influenced music with R&B, funk, neo-soul, and hip-hop featuring Mary Lawrence, trumpet and flugelhorn; Scott Chambers, bass; Ronnie Thomas, drums; and Drew Miles, keyboards.
THE JAZZ WARRIORS
The Jazz Warriors, a small ensemble of the Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra, play original arrangements of Jazz standards featuring trumpeter Jonathan Greenberg with Jonathan Wheelock, acoustic bass; Todd Woodson, drums; and Gary Shaver, clarinet and alto sax.
Pocket Jazz packs a big punch playing instrumental Jazz standards and “jazzified” pop tunes featuring Eric Oritt, guitar; Chris Ludwig, Dave Triplett, trumpet; Rod Hyner, drums and Ross Riddell on percussion.
NOVEMBER 24 (Friday) In the Atrium
REGINALD CYNTJE GROUP
Maryland based Reginald Cyntje Group blends Jazz, Afrobeat, and Caribbean music to create a unique musical experience. The band mixes art and activism to inspire social change through song with Reginald Cyntje, trombone; Herman Burney, bass; Lenny Robinson, drums; Hope Udobi, piano; Brian Settles, tenor sax; and a guest Vocalist.
VICTOR HASKINS’ SKEIN
Original compositions and arrangements of tunes by John Coltrane, Sting, Bill Withers, and music from the Stars Wars movies featuring Victor Haskins, vocals and wind instruments; Randall Pharr, bass; Tony Martucci, drums; and Will Roman, congas.