7.11-7.13: Top local talent around town; Cory Henry of Snarky Puppy; DC Jazz loft on Sunday

The focus falls on local musicians this weekend; things get started on Friday night with Alison Crockett, a powerful and message-conscious vocalist and a CapitalBop favorite. Then at Bohemian Caverns on Saturday, the grooving, freely shape-shifting Young Lions trio (Kris Funn, Quincy Phillips and Allyn Johnson) have a one-night-only booking. Finally, on Sunday, we’re shedding a light on some up-and-coming power players on the local scene at the DC Jazz Loft. Brad Linde’s new collective, Team Players, and the area vocal talent Aaron Myers will be celebrating CD releases, and the drummer Aaron Seeber will bring his quartet.

Also, on both Friday and Saturday the area trumpeter Luke Brandon, a member of two widely reputed big bands, brings his own small group to Twins Jazz. And for any Snarky Puppy fans that missed the chance to hear the band at the DC Jazz Festival last month, one of its stars — the keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Cory Henry plays Friday night at Bohemian. As usual, all our favorite upcoming shows are shown in the calendar below. To see everything, click on “tags” and remove the “CB PICK” selection.



Giovanni Russonello

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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.

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