About a month from now, I will return for my third performance at Washington DC’s premier jazz club, Blues Alley on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. In my first appearance at Blues Alley, I had the honor of kicking off a week long Dutch event at Blues Alley with a different Dutch artist playing at the club each night. I presented my first, self-titled CD in the United States, with all original compositions by guitarist Royce Campbell. As I was introduced to the audience by the Dutch Ambassador I remember being so excited that I could hardly breathe! I was on the same stage where only a week before one of my all time heroes, the French composer Michel Legrand, had performed! For the second performance, I tried out a new repertoire, “A French-American Songbook,” and the evening was a great success.
On November 17, I will return to Blues Alley with a follow-up that includes French songs that were specially written for me as well as a new group of very talented musicians from DC and Charlottesville who really make this show come together. They are: Tony Nalker, piano; Tony Martucci, drums; Christopher Dammann, bass; Matty Metcalfe, accordion; and Rick Olivarez, on guitar.
For one night, the club will feel like a Parisian café in the heart of the nation’s capital. We all dream of being in Paris every once in awhile, for what’s not to love about the city of lights? It is, after all, THE place to fall in love; for the first time or all over again! The intimate atmosphere of Blues Alley is just the place to get that feeling. And when the lights are low, the small votive candles are on, and the music starts, the audience will be taken on a journey to that magic city, even if it’s just for a little while.
To order tickets for the show at Blues Alley, click here.
For my fans in Charlottesville, I have asked the help of local company Wish Wish Wine Tours, and they will handle show tickets and transportation from Charlottesville to DC and back.
Click here for details and to reserve your seat(s).
Feel free to contact them if you have any questions.
Furthermore, I am very excited that we will be making a live recording of the evening, of which we will give away one copy with each purchase. To reserve your free digital copy, you can sign up at the club after the show.
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