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

May 7
CONNOR THOMPSON
Bebop, Latin jazz and original compositions with Connor Thompson on guitar, Larri Branch on piano, Joe Lubman on drums, and Jon Wheelock on bass.

May 14
JOE SCOTT BAND
Classic jazz and popular standards featuring Joe Scott on guitar, Bruce Sullivan organ/vocals, and Ross Riddell on drums.

May 21
JASON HAMMERS
Straight-ahead jazz mixed with funk, Latin, and classical music with Jason Hammers on sax, Larri Branch on piano, Brian Cruse on bass, and C.J. Wolfe on drums.

MAY 28
LARRI BRANCH AGENDA
Pianist Larri Branch plays serious jazz with a light touch—from Bud Powell to George Gershwin and more—with Brian Cruse on bass, Chris Ryan on guitar, and C.J. Wolf on drums.

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.