Week 7 Jazz Preview: Are you aware…

…of all the choices you have this week? With so much going on the four nights before the official weekend begins, you’re bound to find something that suits your style.

…of all the choices you have this week? With so much going on the four nights before the official weekend begins, you’re bound to find something that suits your style. Burned out after Friday night? Good, because there doesn’t seem to be much going on this weekend. Put any that I missed in the comments.


BopNation has been off a couple weeks because of the freak weather madness, but now they’re back at their weekly gig at the new Milestone Restaurant & Jazz Lounge in Midlothian. (event)

Jackie Frost joins John Conley for some jazz, blues, and Americana at the quaint Davis & Main restaurant. (event)

Brian Jones’s monthly gig at The Camel should be a great one, because this time he’s performing with his Quintet that includes saxophonist J.C. Kuhl, trumpeter Marcus Tenney, bassist Randall Pharr, and pianist Bob Hallahan. (event)

Miramar plays boleros and more, sure to complement Balliceaux’s funky vibe perfectly. (event)


The University of Richmond Jazz Faculty All-Stars will be presenting a Mardi Gras celebration featuring trumpeter Mike Davison. (event)

VCU Jazz at The Camel returns, this time in big band style with VCU Jazz Orchestra II. Phunk Boys of Richmond play the late set. (event)

There’s a buzz around here about Fight the Big Bull’s newest album with Steven Bernstein on the Clean Feed label. While we have to wait until May to get it, their high energy gigs at Balliceaux should appease us. (event)

Beast Wellington dishes it out at Bogart’s at their weekly showing there. (event)


The elegant Carol Covell sings along with Jan Kessler at the Mosaic Cafe. (event)

Bassist Jason Jenkins recently resumed his Thursday evening gig at Church Hill hotspot GlobeHopper Coffee. Coming off the release of his latest album, he can bring life to any venue. (event)

Roger Carroll sings and blows, impresses and woos, each Thursday at Bogart’s with Chez Roue. (event)


Guitar duo High Maintenance — made up of VCU jazz students Connor Thompson and Chris Norred —  play happy hour at Tobacco Company. (event)

John Lee and the J.L.e. plays an early show at The Camel. Some may remember guitarist Lee by Emre Kartari’s group Good Day, Bad Day, who performed in Richmond in January, 2008. (event)

Swimsuit Sedition is my group featuring guitarist Karl Morse, bassist Andrew Randazzo, and saxophonist Jonathan Gibson. I’ll say no more, besides that it’s at the cool new spot Rev It Up! Coffee. (event)

If you didn’t get enough Beast Wellington, they hit a different part of town on Friday night at Midlothian’s Milestone Restaurant & Jazz Lounge. (event)

Pianist Bob Hallahan and guitarist Adam Larrabee (both VCU faculty) celebrate the release of their duo’s new CD, The Street Where You Live, with a special recital at VCU’s James Black Music Center. (event)

Life is good at a No BS! Brass show. Check them out at The Camel, with openers Aquafuture. (event)

Funk and fusion supergroup Modern Groove Syndicate plays Bogart’s. (event)


VCU Jazz Director and trombonist Antonio García performs his annual recital at VCU. Last year, he rapped. Who knows what he has planned this time? (event)

Photo credit: Whiskeygonebad

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