Dominion Jazz Cafe

The DOMINION 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)

MAY 4
MONUMENT CITY JAZZ TRIO featuring Paige Melton
Cool piano Jazz arrangements from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Ken Kellner on bass, Dan Grub on drums, Randy Melton on piano and featuring Paige Melton on vocals. 

MAY 11
DEVIL’S WORKSHOP BIG BAND (in the Marble Hall)
A refreshing, modern twist to both big-band music and free jazz led by saxophonist Stephen Norfleet, Jr.

MAY 18
RANDY JOHNSTON
Internationally acclaimed guitarist Randy Johnston brings the bluesy and funky sound of the guitar/organ/drum trio with Jonah Kane-West on organ and C. J. Wolfe on drums.

MAY 25
VICTOR HASKINS
Powerful interplay of a wide expanse of sonic, rhythmic, and emotional territory.  Not to be missed! Victor Haskins, sound creation/compositions, Michael Hawkins on bass and Tony Martucci on drums.

JUNE 1
MIKE HAWKINS ENSEMBLE
Contemporary Jazz and popular hits with bassist Michael Hawkins, Dr. Weldon Hill on piano, Billy Williams on drums and James “Saxsmo” Gates. 

JUNE 8
STEPHANIE NAKASIAN
Bebop, standards and swing led by “The Renaissance Woman of Jazz“, vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and her Jazz ensemble.

JUNE 15
RUDY LEEPER & CLOUD 9
Rudy Leeper is quickly becoming one of Richmond’s favorite “crooners” with his smooth mellow vocals interpreting Jazz and R&B classics. With his ensemble of musicians, you’re sure to have a relaxed evening. 

JUNE 22
MARSHA MEEKINS
Jazz standards and popular favorites featuring Marsha Meekins on flute with Michelle Lightfoot on keyboard; Matthew Steele on bass; Ronnie Cokes on drums and vocalist Marjorie Jones. 

JUNE 29
RIVER CITY SWING Jazz standards, swing, and Latin flavors with Calvin Farmer on sax, Fred Ostrow on piano, Chuck Peterson on bass, Ken Wootton on drums, and “swinging” Sara Fletcher on vocals.