Looking for something to do during the next week? There are tons of shows to choose from, but here are our picks.
Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz – Oct. 12
So, Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz isn’t a live music, but it does chronicle the jazz scene in America, past and present. D.C.’s own jazz history features prominently in this documentary being screened during the weeklong 2012 Reel Independent Film Extravaganza, Oct. 12-18. Local jazz singer Akua Allrich is just one familiar face Washingtonians see in the film. The show starts at 8 p.m. at West End Cinema. Individual tickets are $11.
Indie soul musician Meshell Ndegeocello will pay homage to legendary singer Nina Simone at The Howard Theatre Sunday. Ndegeocello released Pour une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone on Oct. 9. The album, which means “for a sovereign soul,” features duets with jazz singer Lizz Wright, alternative singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor and soul singer Cody Chestnutt. Ndegeocello, who grew up in D.C. delivers her own interpretation of Simone classics such as “See Line Woman,” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.” and more. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Chuck Brown Band kicked off Wind Me Up, Chuck! is back at The Howard Theatre on Monday. This time D.C.’s own Raheem DeVaughn will perform with the Go-Go legend’s band. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show. Doors open at 6 p.m.
– Compiled by DC Music Live Staff