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30th Anniversary Celebration with The Capital Focus Jazz Band!
   December 16, 2018 from 5-8pm
Tony Cheng's Restaurant , 619 H Street, NW (2nd Floor), Washington DC

Come Celebrate with the Capital Focus Jazz Band! On December 16, 1988, at Tony Cheng's Restaurant in Chinatown, the newly-formed Federal Focus Jazz Band youth ensemble played its first notes in public. Thirty years later, to the day, the current band (now called the Capital Focus Jazz Band) will do a special performance of tunes from its brand-new Volume 10 CD, in the same private room where it all began 30 years ago. Alumni of the band will be joining us for this special occasion.

Price ($30) includes tax and tip--pay onsite by cash or check (made to Capital Focus Jazz Band). Street parking (as available) is free on Sundays, or pay lot next door, and metro (Gallery Place/Chinatown). The buffet will include soup, spring rolls, kung pao chicken, beef with broccoli, sweet and sour pork, shrimp with snow peas, Szechuan string beans, fried rice, and fortune cookies, with cash bar available. Yes, there is a dance floor!

The band's new CD is a killer, presenting the music of King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and others, plus band originals. Be sure to pick up your copy at the event.

No RSVP, just show up!

The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band   
  and the Normandie Jam

   Jan 20, 2019, from 2:30-5:30
Normandie Farms Restaurant
, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854. Ph: 301-983-8838

Conservatory Classic JB    The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band opens and closes the music, with a Jam Session in the middle. All are welcome to sit in or just sit back and enjoy!

The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band was formed in 2003 to present the sounds of traditional jazz to Washington DC audiences. A seven-piece group, they play New Orleans style, Chicago style, small-group swing, and mainstream. CCJB members include Dave Robinson, leader/cornet/trumpet, Brian Priebe on trombone, Gary Gregg on clarinet/sax, Dan Hall on bass, Jeff Reynolds on guitar/banjo, Brian Alpert on drums.

Non-Jammers ($10), Youth & Jammers (Free).

PRJC Mardis Gras Special with Dixieland Express of MD
   February 24, 2019, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring , 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Directions

dixieland express

The Dixieland Express returns February 24 for another Mardi Gras performance, two Sundays before Fat Tuesday this year (March 5). You are welcomed to bring your parasols, handkerchiefs and beads! T While the Dixieland Express includes true trad jazz instrumentation and sound, the band will play a great variety of music suitable for listening, marching and dancing with even a waltz or two.

Many members of the band are also PRJC members. Pictured from the left are Merle Biggin on tuba, John Stewart on trombone, Les Elkins on cornet and vocals, Greg Williams on drums, Suzanne Gekker on clarinet, and Rick Elridge on banjo, piano and vocals. Halley Schoenberg is playing clarinet with the band for this performance. The band will have the the crowd dancing and marching to the sound of New Orleans style Dixieland music.

PRJC members ($20), General admission ($25; $22.50 in advance),
Youth & Students with valid student IDs (Free).
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  Rosensteel Hall Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-495) in Maryland take Georgia Ave. (Md. Rte. 97) a short distance north to signal at Forest Glen Road (Md. Rt. 192). Turn left and go west 0.4 miles. Turn right on Rosensteel Ave. The Hall is at 9707 Rosensteel Ave. on the right, opposite a church and cemetery. Parking is in the back. * This location is metro accessible: FOREST GLEN METRO STATION is only 2-3 blocks away. Rosensteel phone is 301-588-3303.

  Calvary Lutheran Church Directions: Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD.
The church is handicap accessible. For those coming from the north or the Beltway, we advise proceeding to the shopping center just south of the church and turning into the parking lot. Exit left onto on Seminary then left on Georgia Ave. one block to the church. (That will avoid crossing Georgia avenue into the church entrance.)

Planning an event where a jazz band would add excitement?
Check our listing of PRJC-affiliated bands and contact them directly for rates and availability.

   Recorded tunes by 16 of these bands can be found on the CD ‘The Bands of the Potomac River Jazz Club.’

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