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1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States

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June 2017

Willie Jones III Quintet (Drums)

June 28 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Jones has worked with Sonny Rollins, Ernestine Anderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Cedar Walton, Frank Wess, the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Houston Person, Billy Childs, Eric Reed, Ryan Kisor, Eric Alexander, Bill Charlap, Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock and Hank Jones.

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Willie Jones III Quintet (Drums)

June 28 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Jones has worked with Sonny Rollins, Ernestine Anderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Cedar Walton, Frank Wess, the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Houston Person, Billy Childs, Eric Reed, Ryan Kisor, Eric Alexander, Bill Charlap, Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock and Hank Jones.

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YXplainit (Fusion)

June 29 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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As one of the music industry’s most respected musician’s Chooky has worked with a variety of national talents and professionals including Heather Headley, Macy Gray, Sisqo of the group Dru Hill, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, The Pussycat Dolls, Rahsaan Patterson, London based recording artist, Ali, Lonnie Liston Smith, the late great Andrae’ Crouch, and Shirley Caesar

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Yxplainit (Fusion)

June 29 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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As one of the music industry’s most respected musician’s Chooky has worked with a variety of national talents and professionals including Heather Headley, Macy Gray, Sisqo of the group Dru Hill, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, The Pussycat Dolls, Rahsaan Patterson, London based recording artist, Ali, Lonnie Liston Smith, the late great Andrae’ Crouch, and Shirley Caesar

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Carol Riddick & Friends (Vocals)

June 30 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Philadelphia’s best kept secret is out of the bag! Carol Riddick is releasing her solo debut album Moments Like This for all the world to hear. The sultry singer/songwriter has graced stages from her hometown of Philadelphia to across the globe, winning fans and admirers with her extraordinary voice. Highly regarded in the music community for her vocal dexterity, mesmerizing performances, and genuinely warm personality, Carol Riddick’s time is now.

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Carol Riddick & Friends (Voclas)

June 30 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Philadelphia’s best kept secret is out of the bag! Carol Riddick is releasing her solo debut album Moments Like This for all the world to hear. The sultry singer/songwriter has graced stages from her hometown of Philadelphia to across the globe, winning fans and admirers with her extraordinary voice. Highly regarded in the music community for her vocal dexterity, mesmerizing performances, and genuinely warm personality, Carol Riddick’s time is now.

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July 2017

Azar Lawrence Quintet (Sax)

July 1 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Azar Lawrence grew up during an era of prolificacy and transcendence in Jazz music that, to this day, has stood the test of time. While still very young, Azar began playing with many jazz legends and, at just seventeen, he played his first professional gigs abroad with Clark Terry and Muddy Waters. He has composed, produced and performed with acclaimed jazz luminary McCoy Tyner for over five years and with Elvin Jones for many years

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Azar Lawrence Quintet (Sax)

July 1 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Lawrence’s first music lessons were given to him by his mother, educator and classical pianist Ima Jean Lawrence. In high school, Azar played with the Dorsey High School Jazz Workshop where he became friends and shared many musical ideas with pianist and mentor, Herbert Baker. Also while in high school, Azar performed with the legendary Horace Tapscott Arkestra where he met and became close friends with Reggie Golson, the late son of jazz icon,Benny Golson. Reggie and the Golson family…

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Azar Lawrence Quintet (Sax)

July 2 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Azar Lawrence grew up during an era of prolificacy and transcendence in Jazz music that, to this day, has stood the test of time. While still very young, Azar began playing with many jazz legends and, at just seventeen, he played his first professional gigs abroad with Clark Terry and Muddy Waters. He has composed, produced and performed with acclaimed jazz luminary McCoy Tyner for over five years and with Elvin Jones for many years.

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Azar Lawrence Quintet (Sax)

July 2 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Lawrence’s first music lessons were given to him by his mother, educator and classical pianist Ima Jean Lawrence. In high school, Azar played with the Dorsey High School Jazz Workshop where he became friends and shared many musical ideas with pianist and mentor, Herbert Baker. Also while in high school, Azar performed with the legendary Horace Tapscott Arkestra where he met and became close friends with Reggie Golson, the late son of jazz icon,Benny Golson. Reggie and the Golson family…

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Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra (Big Band)

July 3 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Eric Felten is "a formidable trombonist" with a "voice smooth enough to merit Connick comparisons," writes JazzTimes. Critics have compared Eric's "singing to that of Michael Bublé or Harry Connick," notes Donald Clarke, author of The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music. "But worthy as those gentlemen are, I find Felten's singing more charming, more personal, more intimate, as though one of your best buddies could sing. He is a crooner with style."

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Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra (Big Band)

July 3 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Based now in Washington, DC, Eric grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where he began studying trombone at age nine with his grandfather, a veteran of east-coast bands from the Swing Era. At 24, Eric was named best new jazz trombonist by the International Trombone Association. He moved to Washington in 1989, and in 1990 formed the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra, a big band known for its interpretations of the music of Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller,…

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Closed 4th of July

July 4 @ 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Happy Independece day!

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The 512 Experience (Jazz/Soul/R&B)

July 5 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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The 5-1-2 Experience is a tantalizing R&B/Neo-Soul band from the DMV (DC, MD, VA). Their sound is inspired by the sexy and soulful music greats of the past and present. The members of this up-and-coming band have many years of experience individually. They have combined all of their expertise, talent and passion to bring you some guaranteed good soulful music to make your fingers snap, toes tap and imagination soar. The 5-1-2 gives those who love Neo-Soul and R&B, the…

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The 512 Experience (Jazz/Soul/R&B)

July 5 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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The 5-1-2 Experience is a tantalizing R&B/Neo-Soul band from the DMV (DC, MD, VA). Their sound is inspired by the sexy and soulful music greats of the past and present. The members of this up-and-coming band have many years of experience individually. They have combined all of their expertise, talent and passion to bring you some guaranteed good soulful music to make your fingers snap, toes tap and imagination soar. The 5-1-2 gives those who love Neo-Soul and R&B, the…

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Jean Carne (Philly Soul Legend)

July 6 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Her recording career began in 1969 with her husband Doug. Her musical skills became apparent as a teenager on a morning radio talk show, 'Today In Georgia', when she sang 'Misty' to the accompaniment of Errol Garner's piano. Together they made three albums for Ovation Records that saw a building success, via touring engagements across the U.S.A. Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the…

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Jean Carne (Philly Soul Legend)

July 6 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Her recording career began in 1969 with her husband Doug. Her musical skills became apparent as a teenager on a morning radio talk show, 'Today In Georgia', when she sang 'Misty' to the accompaniment of Errol Garner's piano. Together they made three albums for Ovation Records that saw a building success, via touring engagements across the U.S.A. Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the…

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Jean Carne (Philly Soul Legend)

July 7 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Her recording career began in 1969 with her husband Doug. Her musical skills became apparent as a teenager on a morning radio talk show, 'Today In Georgia', when she sang 'Misty' to the accompaniment of Errol Garner's piano. Together they made three albums for Ovation Records that saw a building success, via touring engagements across the U.S.A. Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the…

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Jean Carne (Philly Soul Legend)

July 7 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Her recording career began in 1969 with her husband Doug. Her musical skills became apparent as a teenager on a morning radio talk show, 'Today In Georgia', when she sang 'Misty' to the accompaniment of Errol Garner's piano. Together they made three albums for Ovation Records that saw a building success, via touring engagements across the U.S.A. Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the…

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Jean Carne (Philly Soul Legend)

July 8 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Her recording career began in 1969 with her husband Doug. Her musical skills became apparent as a teenager on a morning radio talk show, 'Today In Georgia', when she sang 'Misty' to the accompaniment of Errol Garner's piano. Together they made three albums for Ovation Records that saw a building success, via touring engagements across the U.S.A. Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the…

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Jean Carne (Philly Soul Legend)

July 8 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Her recording career began in 1969 with her husband Doug. Her musical skills became apparent as a teenager on a morning radio talk show, 'Today In Georgia', when she sang 'Misty' to the accompaniment of Errol Garner's piano. Together they made three albums for Ovation Records that saw a building success, via touring engagements across the U.S.A. Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the…

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Jean Carne (Philly Soul Legend)

July 9 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Her recording career began in 1969 with her husband Doug. Her musical skills became apparent as a teenager on a morning radio talk show, 'Today In Georgia', when she sang 'Misty' to the accompaniment of Errol Garner's piano. Together they made three albums for Ovation Records that saw a building success, via touring engagements across the U.S.A. Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the…

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Jean Carne (Philly Soul Legend)

July 9 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Her recording career began in 1969 with her husband Doug. Her musical skills became apparent as a teenager on a morning radio talk show, 'Today In Georgia', when she sang 'Misty' to the accompaniment of Errol Garner's piano. Together they made three albums for Ovation Records that saw a building success, via touring engagements across the U.S.A. Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the…

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Robert Mwamba “Coastin” (Guitar)

July 10 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Zambian born guitarist - Robert Mwamba clearly comes out of the great Jazz guitar tradition of Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Martino, Rodney Jones and others. He also is thoroughly modern and contemporary in his approach and his playing often embraces elements of R&B, Latin, Blues, Soul and other musical genres. This versatility has enabled Mwamba to perform at Events for such diverse people as UN Secretary-Generals - Ban Ki Moon and Kofi Annan, the British Billionaire - Sir Richard…

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Robert Mwambo “Coastin” (Guitar)

July 10 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Zambian born guitarist - Robert Mwamba clearly comes out of the great Jazz guitar tradition of Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Martino, Rodney Jones and others. He also is thoroughly modern and contemporary in his approach and his playing often embraces elements of R&B, Latin, Blues, Soul and other musical genres. This versatility has enabled Mwamba to perform at Events for such diverse people as UN Secretary-Generals - Ban Ki Moon and Kofi Annan, the British Billionaire - Sir Richard…

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Lila Hood (Violin)

July 11 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Lila Hood is a captivating performer and recording artist. Now residing in Los Angeles, the Memphis native is a seasoned, professional multi-instrumentalist whose dedication is shown through her many accomplishments involving her craft. Although her primary instrument is the violin, Lila is also skilled on piano and other members of the string family. Adding even more gravity to her impressive musician’s resumé, her classical training has made her very capable of composing and arranging for strings, and serves to propel…

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Lila Hood (Violin)

July 11 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Lila Hood is a captivating performer and recording artist. Now residing in Los Angeles, the Memphis native is a seasoned, professional multi-instrumentalist whose dedication is shown through her many accomplishments involving her craft. Although her primary instrument is the violin, Lila is also skilled on piano and other members of the string family. Adding even more gravity to her impressive musician’s resumé, her classical training has made her very capable of composing and arranging for strings, and serves to propel…

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Jay Williams “Just Because” (Drums)

July 12 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Jay started playing drums at the tender age of 3 alongside his dad the late Judge Williams, Sr. who was a phenomenal organist in the Washington D.C. area. Playing in Church helped cultivate his sense of music and love for the drums. It wasn't long after Jay took interest in exploring other styles of music, his interest grew to appreciate styles like Jazz, Rock, R&B, Latin and Country. By the age of 18, Jay found himself professionally working in the…

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Jay Williams “Just Because” (Drums)

July 12 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Jay started playing drums at the tender age of 3 alongside his dad the late Judge Williams, Sr. who was a phenomenal organist in the Washington D.C. area. Playing in Church helped cultivate his sense of music and love for the drums. It wasn't long after Jay took interest in exploring other styles of music, his interest grew to appreciate styles like Jazz, Rock, R&B, Latin and Country. By the age of 18, Jay found himself professionally working in the…

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Marcus Johnson (Keys/Smooth Funk)

July 13 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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An independent Billboard-ranked musician and NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz keyboardist and pianist, Marcus Johnson is also the CEO and Founder of FLO Brands, LLC and more recently FLO Wine, LLC. He has combined an eminently successful musical career with his love of wine by marrying the two in a unique endeavor. Over the last decade, Marcus Johnson has released 15 successful studio albums. On Pandora, Marcus receives 5.1 million spins per year with 2,000 new stations added each month, and…

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Marcus Johnson (Keys/Smooth Funk)

July 13 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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An independent Billboard-ranked musician and NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz keyboardist and pianist, Marcus Johnson is also the CEO and Founder of FLO Brands, LLC and more recently FLO Wine, LLC. He has combined an eminently successful musical career with his love of wine by marrying the two in a unique endeavor. Over the last decade, Marcus Johnson has released 15 successful studio albums. On Pandora, Marcus receives 5.1 million spins per year with 2,000 new stations added each month, and…

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Marcus Johnson (Keys/Smooth Funk)

July 14 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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An independent Billboard-ranked musician and NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz keyboardist and pianist, Marcus Johnson is also the CEO and Founder of FLO Brands, LLC and more recently FLO Wine, LLC. He has combined an eminently successful musical career with his love of wine by marrying the two in a unique endeavor. Over the last decade, Marcus Johnson has released 15 successful studio albums. On Pandora, Marcus receives 5.1 million spins per year with 2,000 new stations added each month, and…

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Marcus Johnson (Keys/Smooth Funk)

July 14 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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An independent Billboard-ranked musician and NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz keyboardist and pianist, Marcus Johnson is also the CEO and Founder of FLO Brands, LLC and more recently FLO Wine, LLC. He has combined an eminently successful musical career with his love of wine by marrying the two in a unique endeavor. Over the last decade, Marcus Johnson has released 15 successful studio albums. On Pandora, Marcus receives 5.1 million spins per year with 2,000 new stations added each month, and…

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Marcus Johnson (Keys Smooth Funk)

July 15 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Marcus has performed at clubs throughout the United States and has been a featured performer at many jazz festivals, including his hometown Capitol Jazz Festival, the Bermuda Jazz Festival, Atlantic Artscape, the Latin Meets Jazz Festival and the Huntington Beach Jazz Festival.

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Marcus Johnson (Keys Smooth Funk)

July 15 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Marcus has performed at clubs throughout the United States and has been a featured performer at many jazz festivals, including his hometown Capitol Jazz Festival, the Bermuda Jazz Festival, Atlantic Artscape, the Latin Meets Jazz Festival and the Huntington Beach Jazz Festival.

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Marcus Johnson (Keys/Smooth Funk)

July 16 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Marcus has performed at clubs throughout the United States and has been a featured performer at many jazz festivals, including his hometown Capitol Jazz Festival, the Bermuda Jazz Festival, Atlantic Artscape, the Latin Meets Jazz Festival and the Huntington Beach Jazz Festival.

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Marcus Johnson (Keys/Smooth Funk)

July 16 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Marcus has performed at clubs throughout the United States and has been a featured performer at many jazz festivals, including his hometown Capitol Jazz Festival, the Bermuda Jazz Festival, Atlantic Artscape, the Latin Meets Jazz Festival and the Huntington Beach Jazz Festival.

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Dave Detwiler & The White House Band

July 17 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Since coming to the Northern Virginia area in 1973, Dave Detwiler has been one of the most sought after active trumpet teachers of his time. From beginner to professional and all the students in between, Dave has found time in his very busy professional playing career to teach a large studio on a weekly basis. Detwiler was in the US Army Band from 1973-2000 and directed musical events at The White House . Was the featured soloist on more than…

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Dave Detwiler & The White House Band

July 17 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Since coming to the Northern Virginia area in 1973, Dave Detwiler has been one of the most sought after active trumpet teachers of his time. From beginner to professional and all the students in between, Dave has found time in his very busy professional playing career to teach a large studio on a weekly basis. Detwiler was in the US Army Band from 1973-2000 and directed musical events at The White House . Was the featured soloist on more than…

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Earth,Wind & Fire Tribute Band

July 18 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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The Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band is a talented and committed group of musicians and vocalists whose roots are in gospel music. They share a great love and appreciation for the style and musicianship of the premier band of the 70's, 80's and 90's Earth, Wind and Fire. Selling out venues globally, the grammy-award wininng band continues to record and perform for an endearing fan base......... still going strong for over four decades. The EWF Tribute Band is based…

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Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band

July 18 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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The Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band is a talented and committed group of musicians and vocalists whose roots are in gospel music. They share a great love and appreciation for the style and musicianship of the premier band of the 70's, 80's and 90's Earth, Wind and Fire. Selling out venues globally, the grammy-award wininng band continues to record and perform for an endearing fan base......... still going strong for over four decades. The EWF Tribute Band is based…

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Nester Torres (Flute)

July 19 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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If a flute could talk and sing, it would certainly be in the voice of Nestor Torres, for he speaks through his instrument. Equally fluent in Jazz, Classical and Latin idioms, his fluid versatility sets him apart. Nestor’s total command of his instrument allows him a freedom of expression that is at once captivating and liberating, powerful and genuine.

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Nester Torres (Flute)

July 19 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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If a flute could talk and sing, it would certainly be in the voice of Nestor Torres, for he speaks through his instrument. Equally fluent in Jazz, Classical and Latin idioms, his fluid versatility sets him apart. Nestor’s total command of his instrument allows him a freedom of expression that is at once captivating and liberating, powerful and genuine.

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Poncho Sanchez (Latin Jazz Legend/Percussionist)

July 20 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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"To me, Latin jazz is the world's greatest music," it has the melodic and harmonic sophistication of jazz and American standards, and the flavor and energy of Latin American music. What I'm most proud of is that this music – while it may sound exotic at times – is from America. It was born in New York City, when Chano Pozo met Dizzy Gillespie for the first time in the mid-1940s. They created something that didn't exist before in this…

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Poncho Sanchez (Latin Jazz Legend/Percussionist)

July 20 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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"To me, Latin jazz is the world's greatest music," it has the melodic and harmonic sophistication of jazz and American standards, and the flavor and energy of Latin American music. What I'm most proud of is that this music – while it may sound exotic at times – is from America. It was born in New York City, when Chano Pozo met Dizzy Gillespie for the first time in the mid-1940s. They created something that didn't exist before in this…

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Poncho Sanchez (Latin Jazz Legend/Percussionist)

July 21 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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"To me, Latin jazz is the world's greatest music," it has the melodic and harmonic sophistication of jazz and American standards, and the flavor and energy of Latin American music. What I'm most proud of is that this music – while it may sound exotic at times – is from America. It was born in New York City, when Chano Pozo met Dizzy Gillespie for the first time in the mid-1940s. They created something that didn't exist before in this…

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Poncho Sanchez (Latin Jazz Legend/Percussionist)

July 21 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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"To me, Latin jazz is the world's greatest music," it has the melodic and harmonic sophistication of jazz and American standards, and the flavor and energy of Latin American music. What I'm most proud of is that this music – while it may sound exotic at times – is from America. It was born in New York City, when Chano Pozo met Dizzy Gillespie for the first time in the mid-1940s. They created something that didn't exist before in this…

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Poncho Sanchez (Latin Jazz Legend/Percussionist)

July 22 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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"To me, Latin jazz is the world's greatest music," it has the melodic and harmonic sophistication of jazz and American standards, and the flavor and energy of Latin American music. What I'm most proud of is that this music – while it may sound exotic at times – is from America. It was born in New York City, when Chano Pozo met Dizzy Gillespie for the first time in the mid-1940s. They created something that didn't exist before in this…

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Poncho Sanchez (Latin Jazz Legend/Percussionist)

July 22 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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"To me, Latin jazz is the world's greatest music," it has the melodic and harmonic sophistication of jazz and American standards, and the flavor and energy of Latin American music. What I'm most proud of is that this music – while it may sound exotic at times – is from America. It was born in New York City, when Chano Pozo met Dizzy Gillespie for the first time in the mid-1940s. They created something that didn't exist before in this…

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Poncho Sanchez (Latin Jazz Legend/Percussionist)

July 23 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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"To me, Latin jazz is the world's greatest music," it has the melodic and harmonic sophistication of jazz and American standards, and the flavor and energy of Latin American music. What I'm most proud of is that this music – while it may sound exotic at times – is from America. It was born in New York City, when Chano Pozo met Dizzy Gillespie for the first time in the mid-1940s. They created something that didn't exist before in this…

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Poncho Sanchez (Latin Jazz Legend/Percussionist)

July 23 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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"To me, Latin jazz is the world's greatest music," it has the melodic and harmonic sophistication of jazz and American standards, and the flavor and energy of Latin American music. What I'm most proud of is that this music – while it may sound exotic at times – is from America. It was born in New York City, when Chano Pozo met Dizzy Gillespie for the first time in the mid-1940s. They created something that didn't exist before in this…

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Bléz (Soul/R&B)

July 24 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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We first heard DC-born singer and songwriter Bléz (pronounced blaze) when she was featured on the great guiltypleasures album Cautionary Tales. The classically trained started her professional music career as a session vocalist working with then Sony producer Reese Johnson. She then spent time touring the Washington DC area in bands and as a backing vocalist before traveling to Asia for several months of touring.

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Bléz (Soul/R&B)

July 24 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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We first heard DC-born singer and songwriter Bléz (pronounced blaze) when she was featured on the great guiltypleasures album Cautionary Tales. The classically trained started her professional music career as a session vocalist working with then Sony producer Reese Johnson. She then spent time touring the Washington DC area in bands and as a backing vocalist before traveling to Asia for several months of touring.

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Jeff Antoniuk & Paul Bollenback (Sax/Guitar)

July 25 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Blues Alley is excited to welcome back Jeff Antoniuk, and The Maryland Summer Jazz kickoff Concert! In its 14th Year, Maryland Summer Jazz is one the top adult amateur "jazz fantasy camps" in North America and its right here in the DC area. Blues Alley has hosted the Kickoff Conert for MSJ for well over a decade.

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Jeff Antoniuk & Paul Bollenback (Sax/Guitar)

July 25 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Blues Alley is excited to welcome back Jeff Antoniuk, and The Maryland Summer Jazz kickoff Concert! In its 14th Year, Maryland Summer Jazz is one the top adult amateur "jazz fantasy camps" in North America and its right here in the DC area. Blues Alley has hosted the Kickoff Conert for MSJ for well over a decade.

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Leron Young (Guitar/Blues/Jazz/Soul)

July 26 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Leron grew up in Washington D.C. His mother gave him a small guitar at the age of 8 years old. He taught himself to play at an early age and got professional training later in life. He was the guitar player for the Unifics, The Five Stairsteps, The Fuzz and other artist. He played guitar on Chuck Brown’s Bustin Loose album and played guitar with Luther Ingram in the movie Watts Stax featuring Issac Hayes, The Bar-Kays and other Stax…

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Leron Young (Guitar/Blues/Soul/Jazz)

July 26 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Leron grew up in Washington D.C. His mother gave him a small guitar at the age of 8 years old. He taught himself to play at an early age and got professional training later in life. He was the guitar player for the Unifics, The Five Stairsteps, The Fuzz and other artist. He played guitar on Chuck Brown’s Bustin Loose album and played guitar with Luther Ingram in the movie Watts Stax featuring Issac Hayes, The Bar-Kays and other Stax…

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Loston Harris Trio Piano feat: MARK Whitfield Guitar

July 27 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Loston is doing his part to continue a legacy by blending traditional jazz, gospel and blues with his own unique stylings. With early musical inspirations ranging from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Carole King and other notable pop and R & B bands, it was jazz that ultimately chose Loston and Loston chose jazz. For Loston, jazz is "hip, serious, complex, improvisational and limitless".

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Loston Harris Trio Piano featuring MARK Whitfield Guitar

July 27 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Loston is doing his part to continue a legacy by blending traditional jazz, gospel and blues with his own unique stylings. With early musical inspirations ranging from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Carole King and other notable pop and R & B bands, it was jazz that ultimately chose Loston and Loston chose jazz. For Loston, jazz is "hip, serious, complex, improvisational and limitless"

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Melba Moore (Cabaret/Jazz/Soul)

July 28 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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R & B singer and actress Melba Moore is a four-time Grammy nominee and the winner of the 1970 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, for her performance as Lutiebelle in Purlie. With a total of eleven top ten U.S. hits on the Billboard charts over the past 40 years, both singles and albums, Melba Moore continues into the 21st century as one of pop music’s most enduring artists.

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Melba Moore (Cabaret/Jazz/Soul)

July 28 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Celebrating nearly five decades of performing and recording, Melba Moore radiates passion for what she does and appears as energetic and engaged with her craft now as nearly 45-years ago.

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Melba Moore (Cabaret/Jazz/Soul)

July 29 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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R & B singer and actress Melba Moore is a four-time Grammy nominee and the winner of the 1970 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, for her performance as Lutiebelle in Purlie. With a total of eleven top ten U.S. hits on the Billboard charts over the past 40 years, both singles and albums, Melba Moore continues into the 21st century as one of pop music’s most enduring artists.

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Melba Moore (Cabaret/Jazz/Soul)

July 29 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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R & B singer and actress Melba Moore is a four-time Grammy nominee and the winner of the 1970 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, for her performance as Lutiebelle in Purlie. With a total of eleven top ten U.S. hits on the Billboard charts over the past 40 years, both singles and albums, Melba Moore continues into the 21st century as one of pop music’s most enduring artists.

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Melba Moore (Cabaret/Jazz/Soul)

July 30 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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R & B singer and actress Melba Moore is a four-time Grammy nominee and the winner of the 1970 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, for her performance as Lutiebelle in Purlie. With a total of eleven top ten U.S. hits on the Billboard charts over the past 40 years, both singles and albums, Melba Moore continues into the 21st century as one of pop music’s most enduring artists.

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Melba Moore (Cabaret/Jazz/Soul)

July 30 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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R & B singer and actress Melba Moore is a four-time Grammy nominee and the winner of the 1970 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, for her performance as Lutiebelle in Purlie. With a total of eleven top ten U.S. hits on the Billboard charts over the past 40 years, both singles and albums, Melba Moore continues into the 21st century as one of pop music’s most enduring artists.

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Carl “C-Man” Anderson “Happy Birthday C-Man”

July 31 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Carl "C-Man" Anderson is a vigorous and resourceful musician, innovative producer, adaptable singer, and self-taught drummer extraordinaire. As a youth, C-MAN was one of the founding members of local Go-Go style band, OCCUPATION, and youth gospel group, UNIFIED. He has performed on over 15 recordings with various artists.

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Carl “C-Man” Anderson “Happy Birthday C-Man”

July 31 @ 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Carl "C-Man" Anderson is a vigorous and resourceful musician, innovative producer, adaptable singer, and self-taught drummer extraordinaire. As a youth, C-MAN was one of the founding members of local Go-Go style band, OCCUPATION, and youth gospel group, UNIFIED. He has performed on over 15 recordings with various artists.

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