Results tagged “Blues Alley” from Spotlight

Don't You Know Molly Ringwald Sings Jazz?

By Doug Rule
November 19, 2013 4:27 PM |
Wonders never cease. Not only can the actor best known from seminal John Hughes films of the ’80s sing, but Molly Ringwald is now, improbably enough, making the rounds as a jazz vocalist. In fact, apparently she was a singer first, performing as a girl with her pianist father’s jazz band. She tours in support of her sleepy, smooth ... [Read]

Angela Winbush at Blues Alley

Posted by Randy Shulman
July 16, 2011 9:31 AM |
R&B singer Angela Winbush started her career as a backup singer for Stevie Wonder and then joined in the duo Rene and Angela. She produces all of her own material as well as for others, including the Isley Brothers, Janet Jackson and Stephanie Mills. Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, at 8 and 10 p.m. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin ... [Read]

With her new album The Music of Randy Newman, Roseanna Vitro stakes a claim as the first jazz vocalist to explore the richly melodic, sharply observant songbook from the singer-songwriter best known for his work in creating film scores for Disney-Pixar (Toy Story, A Bug's Life). The focus on Newman follows Vitro's past work covering songbooks from Ray Charles and ... [Read]

Tuck & Patti at Blues Alley

Posted by Randy Shulman
January 12, 2011 9:09 AM |
Oklahoma born guitarist Tuck Andress met singer Patti Cathcart, a native of San Francisco, at an audition in Las Vegas in 1980. The husband-and-wife jazz duo -- Tuck & Patti -- has been performing together ever since. Thursday, Jan. 13, through Sunday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Tickets are $27.50, plus ... [Read]

Monty Alexander at Blues Alley

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 30, 2010 9:10 AM |
The legendary pianist Monty Alexander fuses American jazz and his Jamaican roots in a four decades-long career including work with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Dizzy Gillespie to Quincy Jones. In addition to regular performances at Blues Alley all next week, Alexander will perform two New Year's Eve shows, including dinner, with the Michael Bowie Band. Thursday, Dec. 30, at ... [Read]

Diane Schuur at Blues Alley

Posted by Randy Shulman
November 19, 2010 7:30 AM |
Grammy-winning vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur embraces not only the jazz of her parents' generation -- she's a longtime disciple of Dinah Washington -- but also the pop music of her youth in the late '50s and '60s. Saturday, Nov. 20, and Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Tickets are $35, ... [Read]

David Sanborn at Blues Alley

Posted by Randy Shulman
October 22, 2010 10:45 PM |
Renowned and revered the world over as one of the greatest saxophone players of all time, David Sanborn has inspired countless other musicians while creating a body of work that spans the genres of rock, R&B, pop and jazz. His latest Decca Records release, Here & Gone, produced by Phil Ramone, features guests including Eric Clapton, Sam Moore and Joss ... [Read]