Monday Jan 13, 2014
Arena: Laith Al-Saadi Trio
An eclectic mix of roots Americana, classic rock, and blues, including many originals, by a jazz-tinged, jam-oriented trio led by local singer-guitarist Al-Saadi. With drummer Skeeto Valdez and bassist Jordan Schug.
Brewed Awakenings Cafe: Open Mike Night
All acoustic musicians invited.
Ravens Club: Alex Belhaj New Orleans Trio
Local ensemble led by guitarist Belhaj that plays a range of New Orleans jazz styles, from struts, stomps, cakewalks, and rags to pop tunes, marches, and classical favorites. With a clarinetist and pianist TBA.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Will Mefford
Improvisations on jazz standards by this local pianist.
Woodruff's: Dupond Dupont
Jazz-inflected acoustic folk-punk quartet from Arlington (VA) led by singer-songwriter and banjoist Marilu Wiesner. Opening acts are local Americana singer-songwriter Jo Pie Whyld, the Champaign (IL) alt-folk-rock quartet Opus Dog, and the local folk-rock duo Acoustic Resonance.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra
Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble.