1901 Mississippi Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020
With this show we’re proud to bring our Traveling Loft series to Anacostia for the first time. The concert happen in an intimate gallery space at THEARC, Ward 8’s premier music venue, located just steps from the Green Line. Opening for the Cypher will be Donvonte McCoy, an Anacostia native who’s known for his own mashup of jazz, funk, go-go and hip-hop.
Igmar Thomas has played with some of the biggest names in jazz and hip-hop, and he’s currently overseas on a tour with Ms. Lauryn Hill. He’ll get back to the States just in time to bring his stew of big band jazz and hip-hop aesthetics to D.C. Fans of acts like The Roots might just lose it upon exposure to the intense power of the Cypher, a seven-piece group that carefully gels Golden Era hip-hop and contemporary jazz into a neo-jazz sound that’s entirely of the present moment.
Earlier that afternoon, Thomas will lead a jazz and hip-hop master class aimed at middle and high school students. Click here for information.
Funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.