Oren's update: May 2016

Dear friends,
This is my updated performance schedule for May, 2016. Please check the web site for updates and additional dates:

Before we get to May, we're celebrating International Jazz Day in DC on April 30 with a full program of live music, seminars, and other events. I'm happy to be part of the festivities, playing with The Lucky So & So's in Dupont Circle at 3:25 pm.

I look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events.

Sat 7, 2:00 pm

Funk Parade with the Lucky So & So's

The Funk takes over U Street for a day (and night) of live music, including an actual parade at 4 pm. I'll be part of the party, playing keyboard with The Lucky So & So's, delivering a fun mix of jazz, soul, and rap classics and originals.

Sun 8 6:30 pm

DC Jazz Jam at The Brixton

Joining the second Sunday house band for another exciting jam session at The Brixton, featuring the talented local trumpeter DeAndre Shaifer as our guest master artist. As always, there's no cover charge for the music, and all players are welcome to join in and jam.

Sun 15 12:15 pm

DC Jazz Singers Jam at JoJo's

Sitting in at the weekly vocal jam at JoJo's, supporting Maija Rejman, Anthony Compton, and a community of excellent guest vocalists. No cover charge for the music.

Sat 21, 7:30 pm

Barbara & Oren & Friends in the Blue Bar

Barbara and I perforom for the first time together in the elegant Blue Bar at the historic Henley Park Hotel in NW Washington. We'll be joined by Russ Rodgers on bass (plus special guests) for an evening of seasonal standards and my original songs. No cover charge

Wed 25, 7:00 pm

Trio with Barbara Papendorp

Joining vocalist Barbara Papendorp and bassist David Bamber for an evening of jazz standards and original songs, featuring favorites from the American and French songbooks. No cover charge.

Fri 27, 8:00 pm

Aaron Myers at Mr. Henry's

Start your Memorial Day weekend right with Aaron and the band, as we present another energetic evening of songs, stories, and surprises. No cover charge, reservations strongly recommended.

Sat 28, 8:00 pm

Ladies of Jazz: Barbara Papendorp at Mr. Henry's

I'll be back at Mr. Henry's to continue the Memorial Day weekend music with vocalist Barbara Papendorp, alongside David Bamber on bass and Winston Johnson at the drums. We're planning some special surprises for this show. No cover charge, two-item minimum, reservations recommended.
As featured on NPR, here's my tribute to etiquette on the Washington, DC Metro system, performed by Aaron Myers. It's useful advice for the visitors to our Nation's Capital.
If you have a free hour or two, I encourage to you to check out the Jam Of The Week group on Facebook. Each week group founder Farnell Newton announces a tune or theme for the week, and hundreds of musicians upload their interpretations, like this impressive tribute to Prince.