The Week Ahead

Anyone in the mood for jazz tonight? If so, our friends from The Soulful Sounds Series will be bringing Washington, DC-based keyboardist Marcus Johnson to town this evening at Warmdaddy’s. Marcus is a Billboard-ranked, NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz keyboardist who has an astonishing 15 albums within the last decade. His unique self-taught style of piano play has earned him distinction among his peers, praise from the media and accolades across the music industry. Tickets are tonight’s show are still for sale. The show begins at 8pm.

Guess what’s turning two years old? Our favorite monthly party Friends & Fam! FNF and it’s resident DJ Matthew Law will be celebrating its birthday this Saturday at Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N Front St). This month’s special guests are local band The ill Fated Natives. Never heard of them? Check out their Soundcloud page here. With a $5 cover and drink specials before midnight, is there really anyplace better to be? See you there!

The Robert Glasper Trio will be performing this Tuesday at World Cafe Live. And guess what?! We’re giving away not one but TWO pairs of tickets to the show! You can possibly snag a pair by simply completing this form. Local jazz vocalist Laurin Talese will be opening. Of course, you can also purchase a ticket too!

Music & NewsEvon Burton