By Nia Hightower, DC Music Live
It’s a good week for music. For all of you who didn’t get those Dirty Projectors tickets to the show at the 9:30 Club and those of you who were slow to get the tickets to the Goapele show with V. Rich at The Birchmere before they sold out, there’s still some good music to be heard this week.
Jazz trumpeter Christian Scott is performing two shows for three nights at Bohemian Caverns this weekend. The 8:30 p.m. shows for Friday and Saturday have already sold out, but it’s not too late to get tickets for the later and Sunday shows. The New Orleans native, known for his “stretch” jazz sound that has also been attached to Robert Glasper and Esperanza Spalding, will be joined by his quintet. He will perform songs from his two-disc album Christian a Tunde Adjuah, released this summer. The shows are at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Soul Garage band Black Alley is preparing to shoot their first video from their debut album Soul.Swagger.Rock.Sneakers, and the members are looking for supporters of the band to come out for the “Shake Stop” video shoot. Spaces are limited so RSVP and found out the attire by Aug. 18 if interested.
When he’s not on his blis.fm radio show Raheem DeVaughn is making lovely music. Or is that the other way around? His performance at The Howard is the first of three this month – the other two in Baltimore and New York. The D.C. soul crooner known, for hits such as “You,” “B.O.B” and “Bulletproof,” headlines the Thursday night show with a performance from D.C.’s own soul garage band, Black Alley. The seven-member group released its debut album, Soul.Swagger.Rock.Sneakers on the heels of winning this year’s Wammie Award for Best Urban Contemporary Duo/Group earlier this year. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Terence Blanchard – Aug. 23-26
Terence Blanchard comes back to his home away from to perform two shows for four nights at Blues Alley. Blanchard first became known widely for his film score contributions to several of Spike Lee’s joints such as When the Levees Broke, 25th Hour and Mo Better Blues (not that’s not really Denzel Washington playing). Today, he’s continues to contribute to the music world through music scholarship, composing music for Broadway and even dabbling into the world of opera. The shows start at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are $40