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The beginning-of-the-week gigs at Southwest D.C.’s Westminster Church are billed as “Blue Monday Blues,” but this week’s will deliver a little more soul than most. “Jacques & Margie Live!” brings together the warbling vocals of Little Margie Clark, from the 1960s D.C. girl group the Jewels, and the saxophone tones of Jacques Johnson. The Jewels were best known for their 1964 hit song “Opportunities” and toured with James Brown at the height of their popularity before breaking up in 1968. Clark, a Roosevelt High grad who’s sung gospel, R&B, and jazz for decades, can still hit the high notes. In this century, she’s occasionally worked with a band that includes Johnson, the father of Meshell Ndegeocello, who has played for many years with the U.S. Army Band. The pair will also be joined by veteran trombonist, keyboardist, and arranger Bobby Felder, who got his start playing with Ray Charles. Clark is no longer that young star who impressed the Godfather of Soul, but as on her 2004 album, At Last, she’ll bring life to classics like “Summertime” and “Chain of Fools.” Little Margie Clark and Jacques Johnson perform at 6 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St. SW. $5. (202) 484-7700. westminsterdc.org.