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Kenny Garrett Live at Blues Alley!

May 31, 2016

Blues Alley is featuring Kenny Garrett, an American post bop jazz saxophonist and flutist for four night in June.


Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1960, (his father was a tenor saxophonist), Kenny's career took off when he joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1978, then led by Duke's son, Mercer Ellington.


Three years later he played in the Mel Lewis Orchestra and also the Dannie Richmond Quartet. In 1984, he recorded his first album as a bandleader, Introducing Kenny Garrett.


From there, his career has included 11 albums as a leader and numerous Grammy nominations. During his career, Kenny has performed and recorded with many jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Brian Blade, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones, and Mulgrew Miller. Garrett's music sometimes exhibits Asian influence, an aspect which is especially prevalent in his 2006 recording, Beyond the Wall.


From collaborating with the New Jersey symphony on Adagio For Strings to mixing it up with hip-hop legend GURU on his Jazzmatazz projects; From swinging hard with legends Miles Davis and Art Blakey, to rockin’ out with Sting and Peter Gabriel. Alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett brings a muscular yet lyrical eloquence to everything he does.


Thursday 6/16 
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Friday 6/17 
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Saturday 6/18 
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Sunday 6/19 
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Discover Umbrian Wines Class & Dinner May 26th

May 16, 2016

Come to Via Umbria on May 26th for an evening all about wine.


Discover a selection of wines from Umbria and learn about their flavors and the wine making process from our experts.


Afterwards, enjoy a delicious Umbrian meal, featuring a wine pairing with each course, at Via Umbria's communal table. Combine both the class and dinner for the ultimate wine experience ( $100 per person).


Event Details

What: Umbrian Wine Class

Where: Via Umbria's Wine Room

When: Thursday May 26, at 6:30pm

Cost: $35 per person

What: Umbrian Wine Dinner

Where: Via Umbria's Kitchen

When: Thursday May 26, at 8:00 pm


For more information, a detailed menu, or to book your reservation, visit Via Umbria or call 202.333.3904.


Via Umbria is located at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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Georgetown Galleries Spring Art Walk May 13

May 2, 2016

Come out to Book Hill in Georgetown on Friday, May 13, from 6:00-8:00 pm for the Georgetown Galleries' Spring Art Walk


Seven galleries will host an evening stroll and a viewing of their fine art exhibitions. 


Participating galleries include Addison/Ripley (1670 Wisconsin Ave NW), Artists' Proof (1533 Wisconsin Ave NW), Cross MacKenzie (1675 Wisconsin Ave NW), Maurine Littleton (1667 Wisconsin Ave NW), Susan Calloway Fine Arts (1643 Wisconsin Ave NW), Washington Printmakers Gallery (1641 Wisconsin Ave NW), the pop-up art gallery High Art | Low Art (1666 33rd St NW). 

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