1344 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Benito Gonzalez, a pianist of growing repute on the New York City scene, retains a special nook in the heart of D.C. jazz: The Venezuelan-born talent spent years in this city during the aughts, when he was known as the guy who made pianos burn. He’s still at it, a gun-slinging McCoy Tyner attack locked in with fierce Cuban montunos. One of the best things about seeing Gonzalez play with his quartet is watching him pool energy, and pull out joy. Two separate sets at 9 & 11 p.m.