VMFA | Jazz Cafe

Cost: Free

Open to: All Ages

Dominion Energy Jazz Café

2021 SCHEDULE

View all of the performances on YouTube!
Artists subject to change

JANUARY 7 | 7 pm on YouTube
SHARON RAE NORTH
Recording artist Sharon Rae North sings jazz standards and original tunes that are straight ahead, contemporary, and smooth. North will be joined by Gerard Johnson on piano, Michael Hawkins on bass, and John Walters on drums. North’s songs have received wide acclaim on Billboard and other Smooth Jazz charts. She has performed throughout the US and abroad. Free; no registration required.

JANUARY 14 | 7 pm on YouTube
DEXTER MOSES QUINTET
RVA saxophonist Dexter Moses, a student at North Carolina Central University, is already making waves with his exciting sound on alto and soprano sax. He is true to the straight-ahead bebop tradition. Joining him is Graeme Slonaker on piano, Christopher Mills on bass, Dorien Dotson on drums, and vocalist Lillian Park. Free; no registration required.

JANUARY 21 | 7 pm on YouTube
CHARLES OWENS TRIO
Charles Owens is a veteran of the New York jazz scene. He had an eight-year stint on Friday nights at the famed Smalls Jazz Club! Owens’s powerful tenor sax evokes the spirits of John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Wayne Shorter—all mixed with his own passion for playing and composing. Andrew Randazzo on bass and DeVonne Harris on drums round out the trio. Free; no registration required.

JANUARY 28 | 7 pm on YouTube
THE MARSHA MEEKINS & COMPANY JAZZ BAND
Enjoy Marsha Meekins’s melodic and swinging flute interpretations of jazz standards and contemporary favorites. She is well known throughout central Virginia and Maryland for her classy, entertaining style. Meekins has been a perennial favorite at Dominion Energy Jazz Café. She will be accompanied by Dr. Weldon Hill on piano/keyboard, Matthew Steele on bass, and Lester Kenney on drums. Free; no registration required.