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Marion Meadows Live at Blues Alley Valentine's Day

January 31, 2018

American saxophonist, composer, and contemporary jazz recording artist, Marion Meadows will be performing live at Blues Alley February 14, 2018. Meadows has released a total of 13 albums.

 

Born in West Virginia and raised in Stamford, Connecticut, Meadows began playing the clarinet and studying classical music at the age of nine. He started playing tenor sax in high school, and then migrated to soprano sax. His passion for various types of music led him down an eclectic musical path. He was intrigued by the styles of jazz musicians, like Stanley Turrentine, Sidney Bichet, Johnny Hodges, John Coltrane, Sonny Stitt, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderley, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Fortune, Joe Henderson, Grover Washington and many others.

 

Meadows’ first RCA release “For Lover’s Only” was a huge success and was followed by his ground breaking “Keep it Right There” album. He became a staple of the contemporary jazz format with his subsequent recordings, which include Body Rhythm (1994) and Forbidden Fruit (1996), Passion (1997), Another Side Of Midnight (1999), Next To You (2000), In Deep (2002), Players Club (2004), Dressed To Chill (2006), Secrets (2009) Whisper (2013) and Soul Traveler his current release on the New York based Shanachie Label. Meadows is a semi-pro cyclist, graphic artist and designer. Marion received a doctorate from Wilberforce University in 2016.

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'On Your Feet!' at Kennedy Center Now

January 9, 2018

On Your Feet! will be at the Kennedy Center from Tuesday, January 9 through Sunday, January 28, 2018

 

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.

From international superstardom to life-threatening tragedy, On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), and an original book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter century—and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.

 

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Gypsy Sally's Presents a Tribute to David Bowie

January 3, 2018

Gypsy Sally's presents Life on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 9:00 pm.

This cover band performs all David Bowie songs from the 60's to the present.

 

The Xtet ft. Will Layman of Better off Dead is a jazz group with a twist. They love the great standards and sensual sound of classic jazz, but they want to give that music a groove that brings it forward. Made up of DC area musicians from jam bands (Better Off Dead), soul bands (Ten Feet Tall), and blues and Americana bands, The Xtet is beyond category.

 

Advance tickets $10/ Day of Show $13 + Fees

This event is 21 and over.

 

All online sales end at 5:00 pm day of show unless show is posted as sold out. Tickets can be purchased at 7:00 pm when the doors open.

 

Gypsy Sally's is located at 3401 K Street in Georgetown.

 

 

 


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