7.4-7.6: Fourth of July weekend shows from Brian Settles, Loide & more

Brian Settles, shown above performing at last week’s DC Jazz Festival, leads a trio at Bohemian Caverns this weekend. Photo by Jati Lindsay/CapitalBop

The jazz scene rolls on this weekend, post-DC Jazz Festival, only a smidgen weaker for the wear. Theaters and performing arts centers are taking a break from jazz programming, and some clubs are sitting out Friday night because of the Independence Day holiday, but as usual there’s loads of talent at play. The most crucial shows come from the ruminative saxophonist Brian Settles’ trio, performing on Friday and Saturday at Bohemian Caverns; the Afro-Lusophone vocalist Loide, on Saturday night at Blues Alley; and the saxophonist Bobby Muncy, playing at Twins Jazz on Sunday.

The D.C. Jazz Jam (on Friday at Bohemian Caverns and at Saturday at Dukem) is taking a break for the holiday weekend. Blues Alley and HR-57 are closed on Friday night, but that only serves to make Settles’ show a sure choice. 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.

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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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