*Sam Prather’s Groove Orchestra

November 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Bohemian Caverns
2001 11th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
$18 in advance, $23 at the door

It’s rare for a jazz band of this size to play this type of music. Celebrate it: The eight-piece Groove Orchestra easy collides the sounds of Donny Hathaway and Herbie Hancock and J Dilla, spreading beats like peanut butter, thin but dense. Led by the multi-instrumentalist and singer Sam Prather, the band’s stratospheric center lies in the light-tongued vocals of Christie Dashiell. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m.



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.