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
STEPHANIE NAKASIAN/HOD O’BRIEN TRIO
Bebop, standards and swing led by “The Renaissance Woman of Jazz,” vocalist Stephanie Nakasian, and jazz piano legend Hod O’Brien, with Jason Jenkins on bass.
ELANA LISA & THE HOT MESS
Jazz standards and Neo-Swing featuring Elana Lisa on lead vocals, Eric Oritt on electric guitar and vocals, John Dacey on acoustic bass and vocals, Ken Bowie on drums and vocals, and Allen Burris on tenor and soprano sax and flute.
JAZZ IN THE SPIRIT FEATURING RICHARD D’ABREU
Original compositions and arrangements of jazz and gospel with Richard D’Abreu, Jr. on saxophone , Lance Dickerson on piano, Zion Charity on bass, Lamar A. Moore on drums, and Richard D’Abreu, III on guitar and bass.
Bebop, Latin jazz and original compositions with Connor Thompson on guitar, Larri Branch on piano, Joe Lubman on drums, and Jon Wheelock on bass.
JOE SCOTT BAND
Classic jazz and popular standards featuring Joe Scott on guitar, Bruce Sullivan organ/vocals, and Ross Riddell on drums.
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.
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.