* The “Maurice’s Black History Month Salute” Memorial Combo

When:
February 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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Where:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 I Street Southwest
Washington, DC
USA
Cost:
$5, Free for 16 and Under

Every year at Westminster Presbyterian, Maurice Lyles rangs in Black History Month with an expert straight-ahead group in celebration of Black American music. Tony Green takes up the sticks to re-ingite this cerished DC jazz tradition. The band this year includes Carl Cornwell on saxophone, Wade Beach on piano, Pepe Gonzalez on bass, and Allison Keyes on vocals.

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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.