* Brian Settles and Jessica Boykin-Settles

June 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
2700 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20566

Brian Settles is wakefully minimalist as a saxophonist and a composer. His tone on the tenor sax warbles and decries, and it’s established him as one of D.C.’s most self-possessed improvisers. He performs in a duo with his wife Jessica Boykin-Settles, a widely respected vocalist and a professor at Howard University who has mentored a handful of the city’s fine young singers. Her approach is possessed of a firm, affirmative delicateness, and she is an expert improviser.



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.