Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Friday evenings at the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe

In commemoration of my new year I began 2007 with the launching of several new ongoing documentary projects. One of which is Friday Nights in WDC.

Though I usually will glance through AOL Digital City and DCist Out & About: Weekend Picks having recently been acquainted with the Downtown DC Newsletter and looking for something new and different in the new year, on Friday afternoon I'd find many weekend events that interested me in the 5 January 2007 Downtown Events Update.

As a first installment of Friday Nights in WDC I stopped in at the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe. Where every Friday evening the Atrium Cafe at the National Museum of Natural History presents live jazz music from local musicians and features a full bar and savory dinners and desserts, provided by Guest Services.

On this particular evening, 5 January 2007, the seven-piece Afro Cuban jazz band, Afro Bop Alliance, performed latin jazz music while also recording a live DVD. See photos.

While the public is welcomed, in many cases, these events are gatherings for social groups as will be the case on Friday, 12 January 2007 when The Brooks Tegler Quartet is scheduled to perform at an event hosted by the My Friends & I: 40 + Cultural Arts Social Club.

To learn more about Brooks Tegler Quartet view his bio at the Starland Cafe which is where he performs.

To host a group event or party at the Smithsonian Jazz Café, please contact Jennifer Lee at (202) 275-2371.

The Smithsonian Jazz Cafe takes place on Friday evenings from 6 until 10 pm in the National Museum of Natural History Atrium Cafe. Which is located at Constitution Avenue and 10th Street, in NW, Washington DC. Admission is $10. Children under 12 are free.

Cash Bar: 5:30-10pm. Dining: 6-9:30pm. Shopping until 7:30pm.

Included in Friday Nights in WDC, if clicked, the above photo of the Afro Bop Alliance links to my ongoing Smithsonian Jazz Cafe project.

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