VMFA | Jazz Cafe

Cost: Free

Open to: All Ages

Live Music

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

OCTOBER 17
LATIN JAZZ MESSENGERS

Led by trumpeter Dr. Michael Davison, the Latin Jazz Messengers thrill audiences with their high-energy arrangements and eclectic blend of Cuban, Brazilian, and American Jazz. Muy Caliente! Hot, Hot, Hot!

OCTOBER 24
STEVE KESSLER TRIO

Jazz Classics with Steve Kessler on piano, Robert Jospe on drums and Paul Langosch on bass

OCTOBER 31
VICTOR HASKINS’ SKEIN

Original music and grooving rhythms from Victor Haskins on trumpet and EWI; Matt Hall on bass, Tony Martucci drums

NOVEMBER 7
MODERN MUSE TRIO

Modern Muse Trio makes their Jazz Café debut with an evening full of your favorite standards and beyond with sultry, soulful, swingin’ sounds featuring Elizabeth Joy Terrell on vocals, Chris Brydge on bass and Chris Whiteman on guitar.

NOVEMBER 14
FUNKY FINGER

Jazz/Funk band playing funky covers and original works to get you moving and grooving. John Creger on bass and vocals, Jeanette Creger on keys, synths and vocals, Jon Saure on guitar and vocals, John Mitchell on keys, B3 and vocals, and Curvey “Curv Ali” Reid on drums and percussion.

NOVEMBER 21
JAZZ AROUND THE MUSEUM/In The Atrium
RAJAZZ

RaJazz is one of Hampton Roads’ most requested smooth jazz and R&B bands by festivals throughout the area! Founder Rogers Brown on keyboard, Stephanie Sanders on saxophone, Jason Cales on guitar, Tracy Spence on bass, Chris Jernigan on drums, Rick Micau on percussion and Ahisa Johnson on vocals.

NOVEMBER 29
BLUE PROTOTYPE

Come kick off your Thanksgiving Day Weekend with Blue Prototype featuring one of Richmond’s favorite guitarists, Connor Thompson. The band combines traditional jazz elements with modern heavy metal energy with Larri Branch on piano, Brian Cruse on bass and CJ Wolfe on drums. Their debut album is available at www.blueprototype.bandcamp.com