* Ensemble Volcanic Ash (WWJF)

The ambient and experimental cellist Janel Leppin teams up here with a new group to showcase a handful of new compositions. The group includes Leppin, Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar, Lisa Sokolov on voice and piano, Sarah Hughes on saxophone, Jaqueline Poulaff on harp and Amy Fraser on bassoon. It’s presented as part of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival.

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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. Reach Giovanni at editor@capitalbop.com.