Saturday 3/1/14: Special guest JS Williams joins for First Saturday @ the Fox!

WilliamsJS14LPlease come out to the Black Fox Lounge for “First Saturday” in March (the 1st) as trumpeter JS Williams joins the band for a special night of hot, swinging jazz.  JS can be seen all around town and was recently named Best Trumpet in the Washington CityPaper “Jazzies,” among many other accolades.

Rounding out the band are excellent musicians Kenny Peagler on keys and Ed Hrybyk on bass.

No cover!  Black Fox Lounge (1723 Conn Ave NW) Lower Level from 9:30pm-12:30am.  Facebook event link here.

First Saturdays at the Fox!

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I’m excited to announce that starting in 2014 I’ll be hosting a no-cover jazz combo every First Saturday at the Black Fox Lounge (1723 Conn Ave NW) from 9:30pm until 12:30am.

The WED Jazz Trio includes Dave Kane on keys, Ed Hrybyk on bass, and me on drums — and we will be joined by a different special guest artist each month.

In January, we were joined by saxophonist Tedd Baker, and coming up this Saturday, February 1st, we will be joined by vocalist Lena Seikaly.

Thereafter, we have an outstanding line-up of special guests:

…and more to come throughout 2014!  Stay tuned!

Saturday 2/1/14: Special guest Lena Seikaly joins us at Black Fox Lounge!

Lena_SeikalyPlease come out to the Black Fox Lounge for “First Saturday” in February (the 1st) as vocalist Lena Seikaly joins the band for a special night of warm, swinging jazz.  Lena is one of the top jazz talents in the area, having been named as Best Vocalist, Best Album, and Best Composer by the Washington CityPaper “Jazzies,” among many other accolades.

Rounding out the band are excellent musicians Dave Kane on keys and Ed Hrybyk on bass.

No cover!  Black Fox Lounge (1723 Conn Ave NW) Lower Level from 9:30pm-12:30am.  Facebook event link here.

This Saturday 1/4/14: Combination birthday party & jazz show with Tedd Baker

TeddBaker3 This Saturday night, ring in the new year, come in from the cold, and celebrate my 38th birthday by joining the WED Jazz Trio and special guest Tedd Baker for a night of hot jazz downstairs at the Black Fox Lounge (1723 Conn Ave NW).

You may have seen Tedd play his own combos around town or as saxophonist in the renowned U.S. Air Force “Airmen of Note” big band.  And the WED Jazz Trio is Dave Kane (piano), Ed Hrybyk (bass), and me, Will Stephens (drums).

No cover!  Birthday party begins at 8:30pm.  Music begins at 9:30pm and goes until 12:30am.

Facebook event link here.

Saturday: “Fall Back” Special feat. Elijah Balbed

autumn-leaves-fall-concert_110411This Saturday night, November 2nd, please join us at the Black Fox Lounge for a night of free jazz with the WED Jazz Trio plus guest artist Elijah Balbed.  No cover!

I’m excited to be playing a combo gig with Elijah again, for the first time in a couple of years.  For those who may not know Elijah, the CityPaper named him the “Best New Jazz Artist” in DC in 2010.  Also excited to have excellent artists Dave Kane and Ed Hrybyk rounding out the rhythm section.

Stick around for the whole show, because you’ll get an extra hour of sleep anyway!

Details:

Black Fox Lounge (downstairs lounge)
1723 Connecticut Ave NW
9:30pm to 12:30am
FREE

Featuring:

Elijah Balbed (sax)Dave Kane (keys)
Ed Hrybyk (bass)
Will Stephens (drums)

Re-scheduled: An Evening of Jazz & Dinner at the Swiss Embassy – Fundraiser for FAIR Girls!

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Join acclaimed artist Aaron Myers & the Black Fox Ensemble for an evening of jazz and Swiss cuisine.  All proceeds benefit FAIR Girls (www.fairgirls.org), a non-profit organization serving girl survivors of trafficking in DC and worldwide.

Graciously sponsored by His Excellency the Ambassador Manuel Sager, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, & Christine Sager of the Embassy of Switzerland.

Location:  The Swiss Residence, 2920 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Date:  Thursday, June 27, 2013, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Price:  $50 single ticket, $80 couples – Limited seating available!

Dress:  Business formal & cocktail attire

Band:  Aaron Myers (voice), Oren Levine (piano), Percy White (bass), Will Stephens (drums)

Purchase tickets here: https://fairgirls.webconnex.com/eveningjazz

*Parking is available on Embassy grounds.  This event is accessible by public transportation.

Cinco de Mayo eve @ Black Fox Lounge!

logoPlease join us this Saturday night from 9:30pm until 12:30am for a night of FREE jazz at the Black Fox Lounge.  Black Fox will be having $4 Coronas and $4 Dos Equis to celebrate Cinco de Mayo eve!

Featuring…
Herb Scott (alto sax)
Kenny Peagler (piano)
Percy White (bass)
Will Stephens (drums)

Black Fox Lounge
Lower Level
1724 Conn Ave NW
(202) 483-1723
Basement opens 8:30pm

WKP Jazz Trio & Herb Scott at Black Fox Lounge: Saturday, March 2nd

BLACK_FOX_LOGO Please join us this Saturday night from 9:30pm until 12:30am for a night of FREE jazz at the Black Fox Lounge.  Sammy Munguia will be joining the band on keys!

Featuring…
Herb Scott (alto sax)
Sammy Munguia (piano)
Percy White (bass)
Will Stephens (drums)

Black Fox Lounge
Lower Level
1724 Conn Ave NW
(202) 483-1723
Basement opens 8:30pm

Birthday party & jazz show 1/5/13

vintage_37th_birthday_gifts_personalized_invites-rb5c4cc335d92469292849d927f9a95b6_8dnmv_8byvr_216 Please come celebrate Will’s 37th birthday on Saturday, January 5th from 9:30pm-12:30am at Black Fox Lounge (1723 Conn. Ave. NW).  Once again, Will will be joined by Percy White on bass, Kenny Peagler on keys, and Herb Scott on sax.  It’s the WKP Jazz Trio + Herb Scott!