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.
You are very Richmond IF your Thursday night hangout is
Jazz Café at VMFA
200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.
(ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
JARON LAMAR DAVIS TRIO
Midwest native Jaron Lamar Davis returns to Richmond with a genre-bending trio that delivers a true, 21st century improvisational sound. Davis on drums will be accompanied by Udobi on keyboards and Donte Speaks, Jr. on bass.
The Analogue Republic (AR) merges blues, Jazz, funk and rock to form a unique voice that pays tribute to its influences. This group dishes out tight groove-oriented soul-jazz featuring Gary Titi on guitar, Eric Franzen on keyboards and Forrest Young on drums.
SWEET POTATOES MUSIC
Band leader and guitarist Johnny Hargrove, lead singer and violinist Reyna Pannell, bassist Joey Anderson and drummer Stephon LaRue put their own spin on classic Jazz. Soulful licks and lots of “Yammin”!
Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Barbara Martin (Staunton VA) sings Jazz standards and original songs of wit and truth accompanied by Lucy Kilpatrick on piano and Mike Hawkins on bass.
BLUE ORCHID JAZZ
Swing, BeBop, Blues, and Bossa featuring Patrick Zampetti on drums and percussion.
The WWAY is a stylistically diverse group featuring the talents of Chris Whiteman of guitar, Jonah Kane West on keys, Dane Alderson on bass and Forrest Young on drums. Their original compositions range from the soulfully poetic to blazing up-tempo acrobatics that is set in a groove to keep you moving!
NEAL BOWENS PROJECT
Contemporary smooth Jazz at its finest. This high energy band is led by saxophonist Neal Bowens with Lamont Menefield on guitar, Wilbert Anderson on bass, Alfred Walker on keyboards and Ray Grady on drums.