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Jane Monheit Live at Blues Alley Oct. 26-29

October 16, 2017

Jazz and pop vocalist, Jane Monheit, will be appearing live at Blues Alley October 26 through 29, 2017.

 

“When I was growing up, listening to music and singing along with records was the greatest joy of my life. Above all, beyond any other artist, I loved and revered Ella.” – Grammy nominated vocalist, Jane Monheit

 

With her new album, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald—the first to be released on her own Emerald City Records—the Long Island native has surprised even herself with her artistic leap. Jane had thought about recording an Ella tribute for a long time. Fitzgerald’s beloved songbook albums held “Biblical” importance for her when she was growing up and have never lost their hold on her.

On this new offering, Monheit pays joyous tribute to Ella while sharing a definitive portrait of herself, guided by her producer, arranger, and trumpet great, Nicholas Payton. Once she decided to make the dream project a reality, she had no trouble choosing titles. She jotted down a list of 25 titles “almost immediately.” She and Payton each narrowed the choices to a dozen and settled on the final list together.

 

For tickets, click here.

 

Blues Alley is located at 1073 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.


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Indiana Jones in Georgetown

September 7, 2017

Hey isn't that?!  It was one of the greatest American actors of all time, Harrison Ford, dining on seafood pasta and steak at il Canale on Thursday.  Harrison Ford is of  Indiana Jones and Star Wars fame, as if the world didn't know it.

Lunchtime diners took pictures with the very friendly actor and many chatted with him.

Restaurant General Manager Matteo Russoniello was invited to sit for awhile with Ford, and they talked about...what else.. food. In addition to the main courses, Ford took a real liking to the dessert, cannoli.

 

 


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Swedish Quintet Jaerv Performs at House of Sweden Sept.5

August 15, 2017

The award-winning Swedish quintet Jaerv is performing in House of Sweden on Tuesday, September 5th.

 

Jaerv presents an extroverted, vigorous and heartfelt folk music with influences from both jazz and pop music. Together, the five members have created a homogeneous, vivid sound which has established Jaerv on the folk music scene as well as in many other forums. Rooted in several different musical traditions, Jaerv offers a varied stage performance where vocal, five-voiced tunes blend in with energetic dances and free improvisations. Jaerv is an internationally well known act and has toured the U.S., Japan, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Finland and Norway among other countries. Their discography includes Inrikes (2009), Vol 2 (2014) and the brand new and critically acclaimed album Under den linden (2016).

 

Joel Hagen: Flute, whistles, soprano saxophone, EWI, vocals

Anders Bergsten: Double bass, keyfiddle, vocals

Harald Nilsson: Guitars, vocals

Markus Gustavsson: Fiddle, lead vocals

Tobias Hedlund: Percussion

 

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Concert starts at 7:00 pm.

 

To register for this free concert, click here.

 

House of Sweden is located at  2900 K Street in Georgetown.

 


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