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)

AUGUST 3
TRIPLE CROSSING
Triple Crossing Jazz Project is Richmond’s toe-tapping classic Jazz combo specializing in the familiar Standards of the 1920s-1960s. Named after the famed triple crossing railways in Downtown RVA, the core of the group consists of lead Tenor Sax, Bass, and Piano along with a lead vocalist. 

AUGUST 10
BOBBY “BLACKHAT” BAND
Hampton Roads recording artist, Bobby “BlackHat” Walters, brings together the finest blues musicians to perform original, contemporary, and classic blues tunes featuring: Bobby BlackHat (harp/vocals), Tom Euler (guitar, vocals), Brian Eubanks (bass), Michael Behlmar (drums) and Lucy Kilpatrick (keyboards) along with special guests Brian Pinner (sax) and DaRon Walton (trumpet).

AUGUST 17
FLO’S MELLOW MOOD
Flo King delights listeners with a blend of Jazz standards and bossas in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. She is accompanied by Debo Dabney on keys, Matthew Steele on bass, Glenn Jones on drums, Alfredo Santiago on sax and flute and Brett King on trombone. 

AUGUST 24
BLUE PROTOTYPE
Blue Prototype creates their own adventurous brand of jazz by fusing the traditional language of bebop with heavy metal influences. Connor Thompson (guitar, compositions), Larri Branch (piano), Brian Cruse (bass), and Joe Lubman (drums).

AUGUST 31
TREY SORRELLS QUARTET
Straight ahead Jazz with a contemporary twist featuring Trey Sorrells on saxophone, Morgan Burrs on guitar, Andrew Randazzo on bass and Devonne Harris on drums

SEPTEMBER 7
JOHNNY HOUSTON & SWAGGER
Jazz and Blues standards led by Richmond Legend Johnny Houston on sax and vocals with Mack Baker on keyboards, Billy Baker on bass, Ernest Waller on drums and vocalist Taleta Jones. 

SEPTEMBER 14
NAROD ENSEMBLE
This eclectic group performs Armenian Folk music with an improvisational flare. The group features Raffi Bandazian on Oud and keyboards, Justin Smith on guitar, C. J. Wolfe on drums, Brian Cruze on bass, Geoff Bennett Speer on percussion, Anna Saakian on vocals and Avetik Topchyan on vocals and cretan lyra.

SEPTEMBER 21
BARBARA MARTIN
Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Barbara Martin sings original songs of wit and truth as well as jazz standards accompanied by Lucy Kilpatrick on piano and Bob Bowen on bass. 

SEPTEMBER 28
JACK WINN-TET
This fun family ensemble will leave you tapping your feet to 1930’s standards and current Jazz. 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.