Join us on Saturday, June 3rd, as we celebrate our 11th anniversary with a sensational performance by the multi-talented TV star and singer, Cassady McClincy! Prepare to be captivated by an unforgettable evening of soulful melodies and mesmerizing vocals.
Cassady McClincy is a rising star in the entertainment industry, known for her remarkable talent as both an actress and a singer. With her irresistible charm and magnetic stage presence, Cassady has earned a dedicated following around the world.
Many fans recognize Cassady from her breakthrough role on the hit TV series “The Walking Dead,” where she portrayed the fierce and resilient character Lydia. Her compelling performance on the show has garnered critical acclaim and showcased her versatility as an actress.
Beyond her acting prowess, Cassady McClincy possesses a voice that is both soulful and powerful. With a mesmerizing vocal range, she effortlessly weaves through genres, blending elements of jazz, blues, and contemporary music to create a unique and captivating sound. Her renditions of timeless classics and original compositions are sure to leave you spellbound.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 18th, as The Velvet Note jazz club proudly presents an extraordinary evening of music featuring the exceptional talents of Tiffany Goode, an acclaimed trumpetiste. Prepare to be swept away by her enchanting melodies and masterful trumpet skills.
Tiffany Goode is a dynamic and accomplished trumpetiste, known for her unmatched virtuosity and soulful expression. With a career spanning over two decades, she has established herself as a leading force in the contemporary jazz scene, captivating audiences with her electrifying performances.
Tiffany Goode’s journey as a musician began at a young age when she discovered her passion for the trumpet. With dedication and unwavering commitment, she honed her skills under the tutelage of renowned mentors, perfecting her technique and developing a unique musical voice.
Throughout her illustrious career, Tiffany Goode has pushed the boundaries of jazz, effortlessly blending elements of traditional jazz, funk, and contemporary styles. Her innovative approach to the trumpet has earned her accolades and recognition from both critics and fellow musicians alike.
Dwayne and Dwight Bosman are twin brothers who are both accomplished saxophonists. They were born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and were exposed to the city’s rich musical heritage from an early age. They began playing the saxophone in their teenage years, and quickly developed a deep love and respect for the instrument.
Dwayne Bosman is primarily a tenor saxophonist, and is known for his powerful, soulful sound. He has performed with a wide variety of jazz, R&B, and gospel artists, and is also an experienced session musician and recording artist.
Dwight Bosman, on the other hand, is primarily an alto saxophonist, and is known for his lightning-fast runs and intricate improvisations. He has collaborated with a range of jazz and funk musicians, and is also an accomplished composer and arranger.
Together, the Bosman brothers have performed as a duo and as part of larger ensembles, and have recorded several albums of their own. They are deeply committed to the jazz tradition, and continue to explore and expand the boundaries of the genre through their innovative and dynamic performances.
The Bosman Twins perform at the Velvet Note on Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th.
Sarah Partridge is a jazz vocalist based in New York City. With a rich, soulful voice and a deep appreciation for the jazz tradition, Partridge has become known for her compelling interpretations of jazz standards and original compositions. She began her musical career as a classical singer, studying at the Manhattan School of Music, but eventually found her true calling in the world of jazz.
Partridge has released several critically acclaimed albums, including “Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian” (2017), which pays tribute to the iconic singer-songwriter, and “I Never Thought I’d Be Here” (2019), which features her own original compositions. She has also collaborated with some of the top names in jazz, including pianist Allen Farnham and saxophonist Houston Person.
In addition to her work as a performer, Partridge is also an educator and vocal coach, and has taught at institutions such as The New School and The Juilliard School. She is deeply committed to preserving and promoting the jazz tradition, and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and dynamic vocalists on the contemporary jazz scene.
Sarah Partridge performs at the Velvet Note on Saturday, May 20th.
Slim Gambill is a Nashville-based guitarist and singer-songwriter known for his virtuosic musicianship and innovative approach to blending musical styles. Gambill got his start as a session musician, playing guitar on records for a variety of country, pop, and rock artists before transitioning to a career as a recording artist and performer.
Gambill has released several singles and EPs, including “Under the Influence” (2018) and “Ain’t My City” (2020), which showcase his unique blend of traditional country and modern rock influences. He is also known for his dynamic live performances, which feature his impressive guitar skills and infectious stage presence.
Slim Gambill & The Second Guesses perform at the Velvet Note on Saturday, May 27th.
Nabaté Isles is a Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer, and arranger known for his versatility and unique style. Born and raised in New York City, Nabaté began playing the trumpet at a young age and quickly gained recognition for his talent. He went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School.
Over the years, Nabaté has performed with a wide range of artists, including Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z, Michael McDonald, and Jennifer Hudson. He has also recorded with several prominent jazz musicians, such as Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, and Jason Moran.
In 2020, Nabaté won a Grammy for his work on the album “Djesse Vol. 3” by Jacob Collier, which won Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals. He has also released several solo albums, including “Eclectic Excursions” and “Forward Motion.”
Nabaté is known for his innovative approach to the trumpet, incorporating a variety of techniques and styles to create his own unique sound. He continues to perform and record, pushing the boundaries of jazz and exploring new musical territory.
Nicole Zuraitis is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and arranger. Born on February 5, 1983, in Stamford, Connecticut, she grew up in a musical family and started playing piano at the age of three. Zuraitis attended the Manhattan School of Music, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies. She also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Zuraitis has released several albums, including her debut album, “Spread The Word,” in 2012, which received critical acclaim. She has performed at prestigious venues such as Birdland, The Blue Note, and Carnegie Hall, and has collaborated with renowned artists such as Billy Joel, Catherine Russell, and Bucky Pizzarelli.
Zuraitis has won multiple awards, including the New York City Songwriting Competition, the International Songwriting Competition, and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. She is known for her versatile vocal range, incorporating elements of jazz, pop, and soul into her music. Zuraitis is also a vocal coach, educator, and activist, using her platform to advocate for mental health awareness and social justice issues.
Chris Blackwell is a guitarist whose skill and passion for music are second to none. With a career spanning over two decades, he has developed a unique style that blends together jazz, rock, and blues in a way that is both innovative and deeply rooted in tradition.
Born in London and raised on a steady diet of jazz and blues, Blackwell began playing guitar at a young age and quickly developed a reputation as a prodigy. He honed his craft on the local music scene before eventually making his way to the United States, where he quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new voices in jazz fusion.
Get ready for an electrifying evening of jazz fusion at the Velvet Note jazz club, as Blackwell takes the stage on Saturday, January 7th.
Since then, Blackwell has released several albums and toured the world, performing at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals. His live shows are known for their energy and passion, and he has a way of connecting with his audience that is truly special.
If you’re a fan of jazz fusion, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to see Chris Blackwell in action. The Velvet Note is the perfect venue to experience his music, and this is sure to be an unforgettable evening. Get your tickets now before they sell out!
Yep, we’re open on Thanksgiving night and you’re welcomed. After the turkey, the fixings and the football, we here for an epic jam session. Bring your talent, bring your family, bring your instrument, bring your clapping hands, and join the fun. Hosted by club owner Tamara Fuller. And entry is only $5.00 per person– our holiday gift to you!
Posted in News| Comments Off on Thursday, November 24th: Thanksgiving Open Mic Jam Hosted by Club Owner Tamara Fuller
That’s right–they’re so stupendously tight that we’re bringing them back for one…more…night! This is your last chance this weekend to catch Curtis Lundy, Cyrus Chestnut and Victor Jones again, even if you’ve already had your first delicious taste.
The cost? That’s completely up to you. Your donation is required and greatly appreciated. Proceeds go to the Howard University Alumni Association.
Just call us at 855.5.VELVET and tell us your name, your show time, and how many seats you are reserving. BE SURE to call us with your information so that we can reserve your seats!
Join us THIS Sunday for lotsa love and great music!
Posted in News| Comments Off on Sunday, November 6th: An Encore Performance of The Curtis Lundy Trio Featuring Cyrus Chestnut
Fan favorites Roman Street are returning to the Velvet Note in August!
Roman Street is an acclaimed instrumental band, consisting of brothers Noah and Josh Thompson, sometimes accompanied by drums and bass. Their music is usually described as jazz fusion, although it ranges from classical to Latin and Nuevo Flamenco.
They play venues around the world, having opened for acts such as Ziggy Marley, Maroon 5 and George Benson. You can check out their last appearance here at the Velvet Note in 2020 in the video below:
The Velvet Note jazz club is proud to present an evening with the talented Joyce Licorish on Friday, January 6th.
Licorish is a singer with a voice that is both powerful and soulful, capable of commanding a room with her commanding stage presence. With a career spanning over two decades, she has built a devoted fan base and earned a reputation as one of the premier voices in the world of jazz and R&B.
Born and raised in New York City, Licorish began singing at an early age and quickly found success on the local music scene. She gained wider recognition with the release of her debut album, “The Joyce Licorish Project,” which earned critical acclaim and established her as a force to be reckoned with in the world of jazz and R&B.
Since then, Licorish has released several more albums, each one showcasing her incredible range and versatility as a singer. She has toured the world, performing at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals, and has collaborated with a who’s who of the music industry.
If you’re a fan of jazz and R&B, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to see Joyce Licorish in action. The Velvet Note is one of the premier jazz clubs in the country, and this is sure to be an unforgettable evening of music. Get your tickets now before they sell out!
Posted in Upcoming Artists| Comments Off on Featured January Events: Joyce Licorish + More