* Lavenia Nesmith

When:
September 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
2019-09-13T18:00:00-04:00
2019-09-13T18:15:00-04:00
Where:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 I St SW
Washington
DC 20024
Cost:
$5, Free for Kids 16 and Under

Singer Lavenia Nesmith, who has portrayed Mahalia Jackson in one-woman shows, brings her gospel-influenced style to Westminster’s “Jazz Night in D.C.”

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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.