Dominion Energy Jazz Cafe

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)

OCTOBER 18
KLAXTON BROWN
Who says a Jazz band can’t party, get down, and get funky? Meet Klaxton Brown. Led by saxophonist Robert “Bo” Bohannon, this band combines the old with the new, and will rock you steady all night long. Prepare to get Klaxtonized!

OCTOBER 25
LATIN JAZZ MESSENGERS
The Latin Jazz Messengers blend Cuban, Brazilian and American Jazz. Led by renowned trumpeter Dr. Michael Davison, The Latin Jazz Messengers play high-energy arrangements of Latin Jazz classics and popular tunes guaranteeing the audience a “muy caliente” (very hot) musical experience – Bring your dancing shoes!

NOVEMBER 1
AFRO-ZEN ALL STARS
RVA’s multi-generational, World Jazz “little big band” with John Lilley on alto & tenor, Chris Sclafani on alto & baritone, Myrick Crampton on tenor, Chris Vasi on guitar, Brian Cruse on bass, Scott Milstead on drums and bandleader George M Lowe on guitar. Don’t even think about not dancing!

NOVEMBER 8
JUSTIN SMITH
Classic and modern Jazz mixed with Bossa Nova and contemporary styles featuring Justin Smith on guitar; Brian Cruse on bass; Brendan Schnabel on tenor saxophone and C.J. Wolfe on drums. 

NOVEMBER 15
ANALOGUE REPUBLIC
Groove-oriented Soul-Jazz with elements of Blues, funk and rock reminiscent of Grant Green, John Scofield and Galactic featuring Gary Titi on guitar, Eric Franzen on keyboard and Forrest Young on drums.

NOVEMBER 23 (FRIDAY)
“Jazz Around The Museum” (in the Atrium)
FORTE JAZZ BAND
Forte Jazz Band from Hampton Roads plays contemporary Jazz that’s both smooth and traditional with Brian Pinner on saxophones, Pete Jaymes Ford on keyboard, Darryl Rawlings on drums, Daniel Quackenbush on bass, Jeffrey Bradby on lead guitar, Felix Valderrama on percussion and vocalist Shevonne Newby.

NOVEMBER 29
M-LAW & THE PROPHETS OF JAZZ
Mary “M-Law” Lawrence is a trumpet and flugelhorn player, vocalist, and rapper! The VCU Jazz Studies Program graduate has made a name for herself in the DC area and up and down the East Coast with Scott Chambers on bass, Ronnie Thomas on drums, and Drew Miles on keyboard.