rev.6/28/19, 6/24/19, orig.6/7/2019. Blues Alley, "Washington's Premier Jazz Supper Club," has booked several Department of Music alumni as featured artists this summer. The historic jazz venue was founded in 1965 and has operated continuously since that time as one of the Nation's top jazz spots. It's location in a 19th-century carriage house in an alley in Georgetown—now named after the club—adds to the jazz mystique and allure. Everyone who's been anyone in the jazz scene, from Earl "Fatha" Hines, Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan to Ramsey Lewis, McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea, has played there.
This summer's Howard University jazz artists will include
- May 26 - Akua Allrich, B.M.'00 Jazz Studies, Jazz Voice
- June 5 - AFI Soul, Voice
- June 17 - The Washington National Cathedral Band (several HU music alums are members)
- June 20 - Integriti Reeves, M.M.'14 Jazz Studies, Jazz Voice
- June 21-22 - Wallace Roney, B.M.'93 Jazz Studies, Trumpet
- July 1 - Paul Carr, B.M.'85 Jazz Studies, Tenor Saxophone
- July 15 - Brian Settles, M.M.'08 Jazz Studies, Saxophone & Jessica Boykin-Settles, M.M.'06 Jazz Studies, and HU Assistant Professor, Jazz Voice - Quintet
- August 1-4 - Marcus Johnson, B.M.'93 Jazz Studies, Keyboards
- August 12 - Imani-Grace Cooper, B.M.'15 Jazz Studies, Jazz Voice
- August 22-25 - Cyrus Chestnut, Lecturer in Jazz Piano & Improvisation, Piano Trio
1073-Rear Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
Sets at 8 & 10 PM. 1/2-Price Admission for HU Students with ID Sunday - Thursday 10pm shows ONLY.