“One of the most promising jazz singers of her generation… Brilliant sound, fresh ideas, [and] impeccable rhythm.” –The Wall Street Journal
“Aimée is the revelation.” –New York Daily News
With a musical journey that began in the Gypsy camps of France, the bittersweet depth of Cyrille Aimée’s music pays tribute to her roots through the energy and emotion of modern jazz and pop. Don’t miss your change to break away and be enchanted by this rising star’s “brilliant sound, fresh ideas, [and] impeccable rhythm” (The Wall Street Journal).
“The way I see it, the future of the New Orleans brass band tradition is in their hands. I really believe that.” –Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews
Laissez les bons temps rouler! The New Breed Brass Band lives and breathes the culture of New Orleans, infusing funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass band tradition. With influences ranging from Earth, Wind & Fire to Brass Construction, New Breed is united to one cause: rocking out and entertaining audiences to the max.
“The longtime Washington favorite has won almost two dozen Wammies on the strength of her keyboard skills alone. Her vocal charms and songwriting talent have always been evident.” –The Washington Post
Why wait until New Year’s Eve to start the party when you can dance the night away with a Weinberg favorite? Winner of more than 20 Washington Area Music Awards, this pianist and saxophone star is back and ready to jam. A unique fusion of the 1930s-style boogie piano blues with contemporary sound creates a prelude to 2018 you won’t want to miss!
“Somi’s songs gracefully fuse African-tinged grooves, supple jazz singing and compassionate social consciousness; they’re both serious and seductive.” –The New York Times
Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, this groundbreaking performer combines distinct musical legacies for a sound all her own. Described by NPR as “the quintessential artist citizen of the world,” international songstress Somi pays homage to her roots, blending African, jazz, and soul music for an evening of melodic storytelling.
This engagement of Somi is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
“Feel-good party jazz, harking back to the ’20s and ’30s. It’s brassy, stomp you feet and dance music, and it’s got the raw uplifting vibe of a New Orleans street parade.” –The San Francisco Weekly
GRAMMY®-nominated drummer Sammy Miller and his five-piece ensemble The Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity and joy back into jazz with a unique style that entertains, enriches, and uplifts. Branded by The SF Weekly as “brassy, stomp your feet and dance music,” don’t miss the feel-good vibe and swinging sound of this stellar group in their first Weinberg appearance!
This engagement of Sammy Miller & the Congregation is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
“…a strong, lustrous tone and amiably regal presence onstage.” –The New York Times
“Olatuja posesses a special instument: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail.” –Downbeat Magazine
“Breathtaking… fantastic… unreal.” –The View
Praised by The New York Times for her “strong, lustrous tone and amiably regal presence onstage,” Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences nationwide with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility, and captivating demeanor. With a knack for musical storytelling that floats effortlessly between jazz, soul, gospel, and more, you won’t want to miss this up-and-coming powerhouse in her Frederick debut.
This engagement of Alicia Olatuja is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.