Metro Weekly

Monty Alexander at Blues Alley

Monty Alexander

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 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 31, at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Tickets are $35 for weeknight shows, plus $10 minimum purchase; Tickets to New Year’s Eve shows are $100 for 6:30 p.m. and $150 for 10 p.m., the latter of which includes a champagne toast, hats and noisemakers. Call 202-337-4141 or visit

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