* Cyrus Chestnut

August 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
DC 20007
$30 - $35 (Plus $12 Minimum and $5 Admission)

Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The Baltimore-born star laces it all with the doubled octaves and blue-tinted licks of gospel, and boundless exuberance is his default setting. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.



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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