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

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.

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.