* Jessica Boykin-Settles (CapitalBop’s Hot 5 @ Hill Center)

July 19, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

Hot 5 @ Hill CenterThe enthralling area vocalist Jessica Boykin-Settles is best known for her skills as an educator—in addition to teaching at Howard University, she regularly offers lessons at museums and theaters, mixing jazz history with performances of tunes by classic jazz vocalists. But Boykin-Settles has a sound entirely of her own, smooth and authoritative and often rhapsodic; in her own original compositions and arrangements of modern jazz tunes, she pulls you into a place where experimentation is a kind of comfort food. (Things can get really interesting when she reworks Wayne Shorter’s tunes.) Boykin-Settles appears here with a small band. This show is part of CapitalBop’s Hot 5 @ Hill Center series. It will begin with a 15-minute artist Q&A.



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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