A crowd is gathered in Best Cafe for a Jazz Cafe performance.

Cost: Free

Open to: All Ages

Jazz Cafe

Thursdays 6 – 9 pm

Best Café

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA’s Best Café. The Jazz Café is presented to the public by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, free of charge! Light fare and beverages available for sale. Artists subject to change

JUN 4
DEBO DABNEY GROUP
Pianist Debo Dabney plays popular jazz and blues standards with Stan Scott on bass and Lester Kenney on drums.

JUN 11
ROGER POUNCEY QUARTET
Jazz standards and originals featuring Roger Pouncey on guitar, Trey Sorells on alto sax, Jordan Mason on bass, and CJ Alicea on drums.

JUN 18
TRIPLE CROSSING JAZZ PROJECT
Classic tunes from the Great American Songbook with Jay Brown on tenor sax/percussion, Kirkland Jackson on bass, Mary Lynn Eastman on piano,  and Heather Mayes and Victoria Myers and vocals.

JUN 25
LAWRENCE OLDS BAND
Jazz and blues favorites featuring Lawrence Olds on vocals, Chris Whiteman on guitar, Charlie Kilpatrick on keys, Carter Blough on bass, and Todd Woodson on drums.

JUL 2
CHARLES OWENS QUARTET
The music and spirit of jazz legends John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, and more from recording artist Charles Owens on sax, Devonne Harris on electric piano, Andrew Randazzo on electric bass, and Kelli Strawbridge on drums.

JUL 9
BAN CARIBE
The region’s premier Caribbean band playing Afro-Cuban beats with jazz and R&B soul led by master percussionist and Clave’ Soul singer Kevin Davis.

JUL 16
BARBARA MARTIN TRIO
Vocal interpretations of Jazz standards by guitarist/songwriter Barbara Martin with Lee Covington on piano, and Bob Bowen on bass

JUL 23
RIVER CITY SWING
Jazz standards, swing, and Latin flavors with Calvin Farmer on sax, Fred Ostrow on piano, Chuck Peterson on bass, Ken Wootton on drums, and “Swinging” Sara Fletcher on vocals.

JUL 30
CHAN HALL AND FRIENDS
Smooth jazz and neo-soul with Chan Hall on keyboards, Scott Chambers on bass, John Bennett on sax, and Reese Johnson on drums.