On Saturday, Dec. 3, we’re thrilled to present not one, but three of the true living giants in creative music. For the latest installment of our Traveling Loft series, Kahil El’Zabar brings his Ritual Trio, featuring saxophonist David Murray and bassist Harrison Bankhead, to Tropicalia, in the heart of U Street.
Considering Murray’s influence and stature, we’ve decided to bring in D.C. saxophonist and creative powerhouse Brian Settles to also perform a set with his own ensemble.
Here are the details: Tickets cost $15 if you buy them in advance (hint! hint!), or $20 at the door. The doors open at 6 p.m., Brian Settles performs at 6:30, and the Ritual Trio will play two sets, at 7:30 and 9 p.m.
For this show drummer and percussionist El’Zabar has convened an all-star iteration of his Ritual Trio, bringing together three modern music masters who over the past four decades have each been at the forefront of creative exploration and compositional diversity.
Murray, Bankhead and El’Zabar are all widely recognized as instrumental virtuosos, with their own brilliant interpretations of the history and future of “Great Black Music.”
CapitalBop’s Traveling Loft series is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.