Classes at VCU and UR begin on Monday, and with the beginning of this Spring semester seems to come tons of music to see and hear this week. Even Monday night is accounted for. Read on… Sunday, January 11—Near Earth Objects makes their Commercial Taphouse debut. Read more about the group.9pm/free/111 N. Robinson St. Monday, […]
Classes at VCU and UR begin on Monday, and with the beginning of this Spring semester seems to come tons of music to see and hear this week. Even Monday night is accounted for. Read on…
Monday, January 12
—Taylor Barnett will be giving his faculty recital at VCU’s Vlahcevic Concert Hall at 8pm. Says Barnett, it “will feature a big band playing all original arrangements and compositions by me, Doug Richards, and Bryan Hooten. Doug is directing the big band and I’ll be featured along with all of the usual characters, including Rex Richardson, Brian Jones, Trey Pollard, John Winn and JC Kuhl.” See more about VCU Jazz and Barnett.
8pm/free/922 Park Ave.
Tuesday, January 13
–Trumpeter Tom Browne will be performing a tribute to Miles Davis as a part of the Richmond Jazz Society’s Guest Educators Series at Capital Ale House. A disciple of Freddie Hubbard, he is sure to have something to say about the legend’s passing. Read up on Browne and the event.
7pm/$15-25/623 E. Main St.
Wednesday, January 14
–Fight the Big Bull returns to Cous Cous for the first time in the New Year, alternating weeks with Ombak as before. [EDIT: Brian Jones, J.C. Kuhl, and Taylor Barnett will join the group as they debut new material for an upcoming album.]
10pm/free/21+/900 W. Franklin St.
Thursday, January 15
–Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg performs at VCU with his working quartet of Will Vinson (saxophone), Matt Penman (bass), and Mark Ferber (drums).
8pm/$5, free for students/922 Park Ave.
–Jason Jenkins returns to GlobeHopper Coffee at the junction of Shockoe Bottom, Church Hill and Tobacco Row. [EDIT: Joining the bassist will be Kevin Simpson on sax and Russ Helms on drums.]
8pm/free/2100 E. Main St.
Friday, January 16
–Doc Branch continues his epic weekly stint at Emilio’s with the Keynotes.
10pm/free/21+/1847 W. Broad St.
Saturday, January 17
—Glows in the Dark will perform hits from the ’90s as a part of 240 Minutes dance party at Cous Cous to celebrate the release of their new T-shirt. Are you as intrigued as I am?
9pm/free/21+/900 W. Franklin St.
–Dutch drummer and free jazz pioneer Han Bennink plays at Velvet Lounge in Washington, D.C.
10pm/$10/21+/915 U Street NW Washington, DC