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)
AUGUST 9 (In The Atrium)
THE SAXSMO QUINTET
The passionate search for perfection describes James ‘Saxsmo’ Gates and his career as a top-notch jazz musician. Enjoy an evening of hardcore Jazz with Gates on saxes, Dr. Weldon Hill on keyboards, Mike Hawkins on bass, Corey Fonville on drums and Victor Haskins on trumpet.
Vocalist/instrumentalist Jay Brown leads this classic Jazz combo specializing in the familiar Standards of the 1920s-1960s, with tenor sax, bass, piano, and a swinging vocalist. Let’s dance!
Jazz standards and fresh original compositions with Randall Mailand on keyboard, Kyffin Salter on bass, Patrick Zampetti on drums and percussion, and Special Guest, Myrick Crampton on sax and flute.
FABIAN LANCE PROJECT
Fabian Lance is an innovative keyboardist, teacher, producer, composer and arranger from Danville VA. Performing jazz classics and hits from his latest CD, Reminisce, with Carl Lester El on guitar, Alvin Spratley on bass and Brandon Taylor on drums.
HOTEL X brings original Afro-delic Jazz to life. Get ready to dance with Tim Harding on alto sax, Chris Vasi on guitar, Charles Nill on guitar, Charles Hunter on keyboard, Carter Blough on bass, Hunter Duke on drums, James McDonald and Mike Reitz on percussion.
Blue Prototype combines traditional Jazz elements with modern energy with Connor Thompson on guitar, Larri Branch on piano, Brian Cruse on bass and drummer Joe Lubman. Their debut album is available at www.blueprototype.bandcamp.com
MATTHEW STEELE QUARTET
“Sophisticated Fun” from Motown favorites to Jazz and R&B with Matthew Steele on bass, Dr. Weldon Hill on piano, Tye Onley on drums and vocalist, Victor Nelson.
THE JACK WINN-TET
This fun family ensemble will have you tapping your feet to vintage Jazz and modern classics. Jack Winn on vocals and sax; Lee Covington on keyboards; Ross Riddell on drums; Rusty Farmer on bass; and featuring John Winn on sax and vocals.