The second night of the virtual D.C. jazz fest features a trio of D.C. artists – including two proud expats – that each carry the proud musical tradtions of the city. You can watch the entire DCJF on their Facebook page or fans.com
7:00 PM Chuck Brown Band – The Chuck Brown Band carries on the legacy of Chuck Brown, the singer and guitarist largely credited for birthing go-go music in Washington, D.C. Even without their rough singing, smooth grooving frontman, the band will still get you shouting “Wind me up, Chuck!” at some point in the night.
8:00 PM Baby Rose – At just 24 years old, Jasmine Rose Wilson – known professionally as “Baby Rose” – sings with the kind of deep, aged and pained tones that it usually takes a lifetime to learn. She’s a proud daughter of the District but came of age in Atlanta’s R&B and soul scene – performing in a mode that easily conjures a young Nina Simone were she to come of age in the 21st century.
9:00 PM Marc Cary – D.C. native Marc Cary is now a respected elder statesman of the I-95 corridor: he came of age mastering internalizing and translating the infectious grooves of go-go to the ivories; has been a mainstay of New York City bandstands for decades now and a revered figure in both the straight-ahead and fusionist circles of the DMV jazz scene. He brings all of that knowledge to his contemporary work which often weaves in and out of electronic, syntheziser odyssesys and sharp post-bop piano stylings. He headlines the second night of the DCJF, bringing the audience on whatever latest sonic adventure he’s on.