The DC Public Library 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 June, Jazz in the Basement features native Washingtonian Allyn Johnson
, a multi-talented musician, composer, arranger and producer whose trademark sound gives brilliance and fortitude to the art of jazz improvisation. Allyn serves as the director of the Jazz Studies program at the University of the District of Columbia and is one of the most influential figures in the Washington, DC jazz scene. Allyn will be joined by Nasar Abadey
on drums, Romier Mendez
on bass, and Vaughn Ambrose
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.