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.

Dec 11
SHARON RAE NORTH
An eclectic mix of jazz standards, smooth jazz, and contemporary songs with a jazzed-up flavor. Sharon Rae North on vocals, Richard D’Abreau on keys, Wilbert Anderson on bass, Rickk Gray on drums, and Vic Smiley on guitar.

Dec 18
BRIAN JONES QUARTET
Originals and jazz standards from the early-1960s and beyond. Brian Jones on drums, Alan Parker on guitar, J.C. Kuhl on tenor sax, Randall Pharr on bass.

Dec 26  NOTE: Friday performance because of Christmas.
RUDY FAULKNER
Holiday cheer with a Caribbean flavor, featuring favorites from Al Jarreau, Jon Lucien, and Ella Fitzgerald with Charlie Kilpatrick on piano and Devonne Harrison on drums.

Jan 1
CURV APPEAL
Straight-ahead vibraphone jazz with a funky, contemporary flair! Thurman Hargrove on keyboard, Michael Hawkins on bass, Alvonte Jiggetts on drums, and Curvey Reid on vibes and percussion.

Jan 8
CLAUDIA CARAWAN
An evening of great American jazz standards with vocalist Claudia Carawan.

Jan 15
CHARLES OWENS
The music and spirit of jazz legends John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, and more from recording artist Charles Owens on sax, Andrew Randazzo on bass, and Devonne Harris on drums.

Jan 22
CAROL COVELL
Vocal Jazz standards popularized by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Diana Krall featuring Carol Covell on vocals with Lee Covington on keyboard and Keith Willingham on drums.

Jan 29
QUINTESSENTIAL JAZZ
Jazz, funk, soul, and gospel with William Prentiss on flute/tenor sax, Chris Moseley on trumpet/flugelhorn, Sam Craddock on bass, Eron Gray on drums, Hannon Lane on guitar, Keith Henderson on percussion, and Keith Wallace on keyboard.