Block Party at the Jazz Lot, feat. Marc Cary’s Rhodes Ahead

June 27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 11:55 pm
945 Florida Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
4-7   Happy hour (drink discounts & free admission for this portion)
7     Braxton Cook Quartet
8:30  Butcher Brown
10    Marc Cary’s Rhodes Ahead


Join CapitalBop for our first modern jazz Block Party, presented in partnership with Union Kitchen and East River Jazz. We’re bringing cutting-edge, danceable jazz bands and the Kitchen is providing a fleet of food trucks and full bar. It’s all happening in the empty parking lot across from the 9:30 Club (steps from U Street), which recently housed the District Flea market.

The music at this show is focused on dancing, and on jazz’s evolving relationship with electronic music: Headliner Marc Cary (pictured) uses his Rhodes Ahead project to explore the connections between jazz, go-go, funk, electronic dance music, house and hip-hop. Cary grew up playing in go-go and jazz bands around the D.C. area before moving to New York and touring the world with Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln, Roy Hagrove and others. At this show he performs across the street from the 9:30 Club, and just steps from U Street, Rhodes Ahead will be joined on the bill by two up-and-coming bands that have roots in D.C. and have recently begun playing around the country: Butcher Brown the Braxton Cook Quartet.



Giovanni Russonello

About 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 Read him at or Follow him on Twitter at @giorussonello.

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