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Jan27

A Jazzy Winter Brunch Featuring Al Williams

L'Auberge Chez Francoise, 332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, Virginia

January 27, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday January 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Please join Chef Jacques’ and his team on Sunday January 27th at 11:00 AM for a Jazzy Winter Brunch, dining on great brunch classics, sipping tasty libations and listening to the smooth standard and pop tunes of Washington Area Music Association’s best Jazz Instrumentalist, Al Williams.

Multi-reed player Al Williams III has earned rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for his graceful and melodic style on tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, in addition to alto and C flutes. Jazz Times has noted the “poetic beauty” of his saxophone solos. Dividing his time among his contemporary jazz band, Al Williams and Friends, his jazz trio and session work, Al is one of the most highly regarded musicians around.

Why not spend your Winter Sunday with us, by the fireplace, listening to Al Williams’s beautiful music over brunch?

Jazzy Musical Brunch Menu:

Assorted Breads and House-Made Croissant, Local Butter Crémant d’Alsace, Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Hot Mulled Wine

Appetizer: Choice of One: Apple and Roquefort Tart -or- Caramelized Onion Tarte

Entrèe: Choice of One: Classic Vol-Au-Vent Organic Murray Farm’s Poached Chicken, Wild Mushrooms, Sherry Cream Sauce, Puff Pastry, Seasonal Vegetables -or- Red Wine-Poached Organic Eggs, Brioche Toast, Bordelaise Sauce, Roasted Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables -or- Creekstone Farms Natural Filet Mignon Benedict, Two Poached Eggs, Béarnaise Sauce, Roasted Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

Papa Haeringer’s Petits Pots de Crème au Chocolat

Gilette’s Locally-Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney & Sons Fine Teas

$60.00;

excluding tax and gratuity for a total of $76.00

Tickets non-refundable

We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns, so all may join the festivities. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com or call 703-759-3800 with special requests

$60.00 plus taxes and gratuity

May29

Alexandria Memorial Day Jazz Festival

The Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, Va

Hello Friends, I'm going to be appearing this coming Monday, Memorial Day, May 29, at The Lee Center 1108 Jefferson Street Old Town Alexandria Virginia. I'm very lucky to be with my very best friends old and new, Andy Hamburger -Drums, Scott Ambush - Bass, Dan Leonard - Guitar and Chris Fisher-Keyboards. We are one of four groups and we are scheduled to perform at 4:00pm. The Lee Center has a wonderfully comfortable Auditorium with excellent sound acoustics. A good variety of tasty food is available. And since we are expecting storms, this would be an excellent safe and comfortable place to spend the afternoon. So bring the kids, come out and enjoy our jazzy indoor Jazz pick nick. See you there!

Al Williams III

Free

Apr22

Julia Nixon Sings The Music of Burt Bacherach and Hal David

Julia Nixon Sings The Music of Burt Bacherach& Hal David, The Hamilton 600 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

Newmyer Flyer Presents

Julia Nixon Sings The Music of Burt Bacharach & Hal David

With the Dave Ylvisaker Dozen

Saturday April 22nd at The Hamilton at 8 pm

Here is the link for show info & tickets

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1435840-music-burt-bacharach-hal-washington/

The brilliant songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote more than 50 Top 40 hits between 1960-70 for artists like

Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Jerry Butler, Aretha Franklin, Chuck Jackson,

The Carpenters, & The Stylistics among others.

The hits included I Say a Little Prayer, Alfie, Walk On By, Do you Know The Way To San Jose,

Promises, Promises, Make It Easy On Yourself, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, The Look of Love,

Always Something There to Remind Me and You'll Never Get To Heaven If You Break My Heart & many more.

Its rare to hear an entire show of Bacharach-David songs performed live, for despite their

enormous familiarity and popularity, the music is deceptively complex and demanding.

Bacharachs sophisticated arrangements also included wonderful backing vocalists, horns and strings and the

April 22nd show will feature all of that as well. It's a magical sound when arrangements are this well conceived and lush.

Julia Nixon is a D.C. icon, best known for a fabled decade long residency at Mr Henrys, with "Julia & Company",

She appeared on Broadway in 'Dreamgirls' and is a Helen Hayes award winner for her work in

the Studio Theater production "Caroline or Change" .

If you would like to check out Julia's stunning vocals, here's a link to a

previous show we did together at Strathmore in 2010 when she sang Petula Clark's "Downtown"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM3vXe5BENk

Some of D.C's finest musicians will also be part of The Dave Ylvisaker Dozen, the band led by

Julia's longtime pianist & musical director. The group includes: Andy Hamburger, Chuck Underwood,

Scott Giambusso, Al Williams, Zack Smith, Deeme Katson, Margot MacDonald, Nick Nixon,

Mike Mills, Elizabeth Lademan and Stephen Czarkowski.

This is your chance to hear the magnificent Bacharach-David songs sung by

a world class singer and brought to life by a dozen great musicians,

Grammy award winner and DC favorite son Jon Carroll opens!

(Please feel free to forward or share this information to friends)

Thank you

Ron Newmyer

Newmyer Flyer

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