Video | HR-57 reopens on H Street

Jimmy "Junebug" Jackson sits in on vocals with the Antonio Parker Quartet at HR-57's reopening. Giovanni Russonello/CapitalBop

by Ed Stansbury and Giovanni Russonello
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After 18 years on 14th Street NW and four months of limbo while management worked things out with the D.C. government, HR-57 is alive and swingin’ on H Street NE. The new digs – which make it H Street’s only jazz club – are a bit more intimate, which means everyone is close enough to appreciate the music loud and clear.

On Friday night, the Antonio Parker Quartet’s soul-infused hard bop – a constant at the old location – was back. The group offered renditions of standards like “In Your Own Sweet Way,” “Little Sunflower” (with the illustrious drummer and HR regular Jimmy “Junebug” Jackson sitting in on vocals) and “Birk’s Works.” And, to the relief of at least one audience member in the video below, HR still encourages guests to bring their own booze. Here’s CapitalBop’s video feature on the club’s reopening.




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    Great! Nice review. Can’t wait to hit up the new spot. Awesome job with the video! ED SUPERSTAR!

    Amy K Bormet /
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    Thanks. Nice feature. Looks like a nice spot to hang.

    John Cook /
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    Sounds like the re-birth of HR-57 is a HIT!! This is the medicine the world needs. Thanks for all your vision, hard work and determination to keep “America’s Classical Music” alive, Tony Puesan and HR-57 family!! Let’s all help celebrate this victory!!

    Joseph Brotherton /
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    I’m diggin this website. Didn’t know about you guys. You need an email subscription to help keep people in the loop. Thanks for doing what you do. Your new fan!

    CL /
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