Trae and the Unknown

December 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Bin 1301
1301 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Outside of D.C., Warren “Trae” Crudup is maybe best known for conjuring swirling thunder behind James Brandon Lewis’s spiritual wail in the latter’s trio. When he’s behind the kit with his own group, the Unknown, Trae locks in before the first note to deliver the pocket beat that helped but Chocolate City on the musical map in the 80s. The group plays a distinctly DC mix of jazz and funk that can just groove on the beat for hours on end.



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,, 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 Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.