* Marshall Keys & Soulful Path: “A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn”

March 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
DC 20007
$22 (Plus $12 Minimum and $5 Fees)

Saxophonist Marshall Keys is one of those cats that’s been on the D.C. scene for so long its hard to think of it without him. He came up playing alongside young titans like Geri Allen in the 1960s (when she was a student at Howard), welcomed Stevie Wonder to jam at Takoma Station in the ’80s, and has mastered every mainstream style of jazz in between.

On his favored alto, he can swing softly or soar over bebop changes, groove into a blues or mix-it up with some funkified fusion.

His band, the Soulful Path, leads a special tribute to the quiet genius of composer Billy Strayhorn.

Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.



Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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