* Bill Heid Trio

Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious student of jazz and the blues, Heid as recorded and performed with a roster of top-tier musicians that should make any cat cringe with jealousy, including Sonny Stitt, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and David “Fathead” Newman.

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Giovanni is the founder of CapitalBop, and a music critic for the New York Times. He previously served as a contributor to the Washington Post, the FADER, JazzTimes, NPR Music and others, and hosted “On the Margin,” a books show on WPFW-FM. As head of CapitalBop, he has covered the D.C. jazz scene since 2010. (He is no longer directly involved in the presenting of CapitalBop's concerts.) He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in history, with a focus on African-American history. Reach Giovanni at editor@capitalbop.com. Read him at giovannirussonello.com or nytimes.com/by/giovanni-russonello. Follow him on Twitter at @giorussonello.