VMFA | Jazz Cafe

Cost: Free

Open to: All Ages

Dominion Energy Jazz Cafe

Thursdays, 6–9 pm

Best Café

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6–9 pm, Dominion Energy Jazz Café at VMFA’s Best Café. Open and Free to the public. Sponsored by Dominion Energy and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society. Light fare and (adult/alcoholic) beverages available for sale. Artists subject to change.

SCHEDULE

Artists subject to change

JUNE 28
QUINTESSENTIAL JAZZ
Enjoy the sounds of Jazz and R&B with William Prentiss on flute and tenor sax, Chris Mosley on trumpet and flugelhorn, Sam Craddock on bass, Hannon Lane on guitar, Eron Gray on drums, Keith Wallace on keyboard, and featuring Carlita Whitehead on vocals

JULY 5
RICHARD D’ABREU
Bringing a mix of traditional Jazz and Gospel, Dominion Energy Jazz Café welcomes Richard D'Abreu, Jr. on saxophone, Jerell Crockett on piano, John Walters on drums and Richard D'Abreu, III on bass.

JULY 12
CLAUDIA CARAWAN
An evening of swing, blues and Jazz standards with Claudia Carawan, an award-winning songwriter whose voice has been described as “Positively Soulful”. Bruce Sullivan on keyboard, Carter Blough on bass and Donald Faye on woodwinds and Forrest Young on drums!!

JULY 19
KELLY SHEPPARD & NoMAD STORIES
These Boston MA favorites are back by popular demand at Dominion Energy Jazz Cafe with music that is unique, original, and creative reflecting jazz, tribal, blues, funk, psychedelic, and Latin music. Band leader/saxophonist Kelly Shepherd, has shared the stage or studied with many jazz luminaries such as Gary Bartz and Junior Cook.

JULY 26
MARY HERMANN GARCIA QUARTET
Vocalist Mary Hermann García performs with trombonist/percussionist Antonio García, guitarist John Conley, and bassist Brian Sulser in sets of music from the Brazilian and Great American Songbooks.