Saturday night at the Fox: DEW Jazz Trio + Kenny Rittenhouse!

Blow, Kenny, blow!: Rittenhouse on trumpetPlease join us for First Saturday (this November 1st) for a night of jazz at the Black Fox Lounge (downstairs) — featuring the “DEW” Jazz Trio and our special guest trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse, well-regarded for his work with the U.S. Army Blues band and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, as well as jazz educator at George Mason, among many other things.

Stay the whole time, because you’re getting an extra hour of sleep!

Rounding out the band are the outstanding Ed Hrybyk on bass and the inimitable Dave Kane on piano.  Also with yours truly (Will Stephens) on drums.

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

Facebook event here.

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Saturday 10/4/14: Vocalist Rochelle Rice joins the DEW Jazz Trio @ Black Fox Lounge

Please join us for First Saturday (this October 4th) for a night of jazz vocals at the Black Fox Lounge (downstairs) — featuring the “DEW” Jazz Trio and our special guest vocalist Rochelle Rice, named by the Washington CityPaper as Best Vocalist in their December 2013 “Jazzies.”   Rounding out the band are the outstanding Ed Hrybyk on bass, Mark Meadows on keys, and Will Stephens on drums.

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

Facebook event here.

Saturday 8/2/14: Jeff Antoniuk joins the DEW Jazz Trio @ Black Fox Lounge

jeff-antoniuk-twinsPlease join us for First Saturday (this August 2nd) as we beat the August heat with some cool jazz at the Black Fox Lounge (downstairs) — featuring the “DEW” Jazz Trio and our special guest  sax player Jeff Antoniuk, well-known performing artist and jazz educator.

Rounding out the rhythm section are excellent artists Dave Kane on piano and Ed Hrybyk on bass.

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

Facebook event here.

Saturday 7/5/14: Tom Williams on trumpet with the DEW Jazz Trio

TomWilliamsFor those of you in town for the holiday weekend, please join us for First Saturday (this July 5th) as we kick into the full heat of Summer with some swinging jazz at the Black Fox Lounge (downstairs) — featuring the “DEW” Jazz Trio and our special guest  trumpet player Tom Williams, well-known and long-standing fixture in the jazz community.

Rounding out the rhythm section are excellent artists Dave Kane on piano and Ed Hrybyk on bass.

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

Facebook event here.

Saturday 6/7/14: Seth Kibel and the WED Jazz Trio at Black Fox Lounge!

SethKibelJoin us this First Saturday (June 7th) as we kick into Summer with some swinging jazz at the Black Fox Lounge (downstairs) — featuring the “WED” Jazz Trio and our special guest sax/clarinet/flute-player Seth Kibel, a multi-WAMMY-winning musician in jazz and klezmer and a former Jazz Artist-in-Residence at the Strathmore.

Rounding out the rhythm section are excellent artists Dave Kane on piano and Ed Hrybyk on bass.

Music begins at 9:30pm and goes until 12:30am.  No cover!  However, please abide by the Black Fox Lounge’s 2-drink minimum!

We will be having a drink special in honor of the Pride Parade earlier that evening: $5 house vodka (instead of $7)!  Happy Pride!

Facebook Event post 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.