The DC Public Library, the German Embassy, and the Goethe-Institut Washington present a continuation of the Sunday jazz series which took place at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library until it closed for renovations in Spring 2017.
For May, Jazz in the Basement presents the band Just Another Foundry
, a contemporary Jazz trio from Cologne, Germany. The trio includes Jonas Engel (Saxophone), Florian Herzog (Bass), and Stephen Boegehold (Drums).
studied saxophone at the University of Music Cologne and then at the Rytmisk Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. He was a member of the Germany Jazz Orchestra and now is part of both of the above cities’ music scene. Several projects as a leader and a sideman allowed him to play concerts all over the world.
first studied upright bass at the Conservatorium Maastricht and then at the University of Music Cologne. He is an active member in the local music scene in Cologne and in the German Jazz scene as a whole. He has worked with nationally and internationally renowned musicians. At the moment he lives in New York City where he pursues his own projects and has studied with Mark Turner and Drew Gress.
is a drummer and composer based in New York City. Brought up in Southeastern Michigan and receiving his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, he has performed on stages in Europe and the US. In 2015, he helped to found the Polyfold Musical Arts Collective, which presents concerts, residencies, and albums in Detroit and New York. He is an active musical collaborator and focuses on improvised music.
Just Another Foundry will be joined by the Baltimore-based Afrofuturist jazz ensemble dauda
. For this performance, the ensemble will include David Dauda Jacquil Diongue (Alto Saxophone), Michael Gary II (Bass), Charles Wilson (Drums), Michael Esber (Guitar), and Ignatius Perry (Piano).
David Dauda Jacquil Diongue
, saxophonist and rapper, was raised in Baltimore and fortunate to learn from many of the city’s musicians, such as Carl Grubbs and Andrew Mitroff. He performed in Baltimore, D.C., and New York with Kevin Robinson’s ensemble KREation, and went on to lead his own trio at age thirteen, receiving awards from the Baltimore City Council and the Baltimore Jazz Alliance. Diongue studied at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Oberlin Conservatory, under instructors including jazz icon Gary Bartz. Oberlin awarded him the Flint Initiative Grant during his senior year to study in Senegal, exploring traditional music and reconnecting with his heritage. Diongue is currently working on recording a suite to be released in 2019 composed to reflect his experiences in Senegal.
Jazz in the Basement is a monthly concert series featuring local jazz artists, coordinated with the assistance of volunteers Bertrand Uberall and John Cook. The concerts are intended to highlight young artists, new composers, or unique jazz sounds to broaden the listening landscape of our Washington, D.C. audiences. DC Public Library is a proud supporter of our local music community and looks forward to expanding valuable resources to assist musicians in their creative and professional endeavors.
This event is part of the European Month of Culture