The Washington Women in Jazz Festival is in its fourth year, and it’s bigger and badder than ever. At CapitalBop, we’re thrilled to be presenting two of the biggest and baddest names in jazz, at the festival’s main event on Wednesday: Mary Halvorson and Allison Miller.
The concert takes place at Union Arts, home base for CapitalBop. If you came to our D.C. Jazz Loft earlier this month, or any time in the past six months, you know what an enchanting place it is to hear music. Come out on Wednesday at 8 p.m. and hear Halvorson and Miller tear things up with a band featuring some excellent instrumentalists from D.C. and around the country. The band features Amy K. Bormet on piano, Sarah Hughes on alto saxophone, Jaimie Branch on trumpet and Karine Chapdelaine on bass.
Allison Miller, meanwhile, has a powerful but flexible attack on the drums. It’s won her a place alongside a broad range of stars; she’s toured the world with everyone from the folk singer Ani DiFranco to the jazz organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith. Catch Halvorson, Miller and this special sextet on Wednesday. For more information, check the Washington Women in Jazz Festival’s schedule, or CapitalBop’s D.C. jazz calendar.