VMFA | Jazz Cafe

Cost: Free

Open to: All Ages

Dominion Energy Jazz Café

Thursday, Aug 27, 2020 | Video Premiers on YouTube

2020 SCHEDULE

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

NOVEMBER 5 | 7 pm on YouTube
DEBRA DEAN LAWLER QUARTET

Vocalist Debra Dean Lawler is a favorite performer at Jazz Café. Her engaging and energetic set always gets the crowd on the floor. She and guitarist Patrick Lawler have traveled the globe entertaining audiences with their jazz, blues and pop repertoire. Jonathan Wheelock on bass and Todd Woodson on drums round out the band.

NOVEMBER 12 | 7 pm on YouTube
STEPHANIE NAKASIAN TRIO

Seasoned vocalist and recording artist Stephanie Nakasian has performed with vocal jazz master Jon Hendricks, saxophonist Phil Woods, and bebop pianist Hod O’Brien. She enthralls listeners with her pure tones and flawless delivery, offering an eclectic mix of story and song. The trio features Karl Kimmel on bass and Eric Lyttle on piano.

NOVEMBER 19 | 7 pm on YouTube
VIRTUAL “Jazz Around the Museum” Program
MIKE DAVISON & THE AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ COLLECTIVE

LET’S GET READY TO RHUMBA!!! Dance to jazz harmonies and Afro-Cuban rhythms! A leading proponent of Afro-Cuban ethnomusicology, Dr. Mike Davison has performed with saxophonist Michael Brecker, trombonist Curtis Fuller, and legendary saxophonist Justo Almario. This band is muy caliente (very hot) and features Davison on trumpet, flugelhorn, and vocals; JC Kuhl on tenor sax; Alfredo Santiago on alto sax, flute, and percussion; Charlie Kilpatrick on piano; Andrew Schutte on bass; Kip Williams on drums; and Santos Ramirez on congas and percussion.

NOVEMBER 27 (Friday) | 7 pm on YouTube
MICHAEL HAWKINS & THE BROTHERHOOD

One of Virginia’s premier bassists, Michael Hawkins is accomplished on upright and electric bass and has accompanied nationally renowned artists such as Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Wilson, and Larry Willis. “The Brotherhood” features Dr. Weldon Hill on piano, Billy Williams Jr. on drums, and James “Saxsmo” Gates on alto sax.