Update: Allyn Johnson joins Geoff Reecer with Ed & Will Saturday 5/3/14 for “First Saturday at the Fox”

Update: Allyn Johnson will now be joining the band on piano this Saturday!  Allyn has been named Best Pianist, among other things, by the Washington CityPaper’s annual “Jazzies” awards.

So please come out to the Black Fox Lounge for this “First Saturday” in May (the 3rd) as guitarist Geoff Reecer joins the band for a special night of swinging jazz.  Geoff can be seen all around town, including playing with the renowned U.S. Air Force “Airmen of Note” big band.

Rounding out the band is excellent musician 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 Saturday 5/3/14: Geoff Reecer joins Dave, Ed, and Will @ Black Fox

Chords for veteransPlease come out to the Black Fox Lounge for “First Saturday” in May (the 3rd) as guitarist Geoff Reecer joins the band for a special night of swinging jazz.  Geoff can be seen all around town, including playing with the renowned U.S. Air Force “Airmen of Note” big band.

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.

Saturday 4/5/14: Victor Provost and Allyn Johnson join at Black Fox Lounge

Victor-ProvostThis Saturday eve, join us with special guests Victor Provost (steel pan) and Allyn Johnson (piano) at the Black Fox Lounge for a night of jazz to ring in the first real Spring weekend and the Cherry Blossoms.  Victor and Allyn are regularly noted as top players in town, including each being named “Artist of the Year” by the Washington CityPaper’s annual “Jazzies” (Victor in 2011 and Allyn in 2013).  Top-notch bassist Ed Hrybyk rounds out the band, along with yours truly on drums.

No cover!  9:30pm-12:30am at the Lower Level of the Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave NW).

Facebook event link here.

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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.