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

 

AUG 6
CURVE APPEAL
Straight-ahead vibraphone jazz with a funky, contemporary flair!  Thurman Hargrove on keyboards, Michael Hawkins on bass, McCoy Eaton on drums, and Curvey Reid on vibraphone and congas.

AUG 13
THE SRN BAND
An eclectic mix of modern jazz standards with contemporary favorites featuring Lucy Kilpatrick on keys, Ken Friend on bass, Vic Smiley on guitar, and Ray Grady on drums.

AUG 20
VICTOR HASKINS’ “SKEIN”
A unique instrumentation of EWI (electronic wind instrument), cornet, bass, and drums converge to perform original music and imaginative reworkings of popular songs and jazz standards. Victor Haskins on EWI and cornet, Mike Hawkins on bass, and Isaac Edgerton on drums.

AUG 27
MONIKA HERZIG and “The Whole World in Her Hands”
Nationally renowned ladies take the stage featuring leader/pianist Monika Herzig with Jamie Baum on flute, Reut Regev on trombone, and Jennifer Vincent on bass.

SEP 3
BOB BLAGG QUARTET
Jazz standards from the “Great American Songbook” and contemporary favorites with Bob Blagg on guitar, Ken Kellner on bass, Todd Woodson on drums, and Debra Clinton on lead vocals.

SEP 10
QUINTESSENTIAL JAZZ
Jazz, funk, soul & 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.

SEP 17
PAT LAWLER/DEBRA DEAN
Jazz, blues, and [opular favorites with award-winning guitarist Patrick Lawler; vocalist Debra Dean and special guests.

SEP 24
RATTLEMOUTH
Jazz and World Beat Music with Danny Finney on saxophone, Robbie Kinter on drums, Wayne O’Bryan on bass, and Austin Green on guitar.