Little Margie Clark is getting up there in years, and looks a little frail, but this longtime D.C. vocalist can still belt out tunes like nobody’s business. Best known for her role in the girl group The Jewels—she sang their minor 1964 hit “Opportunities”—this church-trained dynamo released an album of well-known R&B standards in 2004 called At Last on Jacques “Saxman” Johnson’s label More Sax. Johnson, who recently celebrated his 71st birthday, will lead a band of experienced area players in support of Clark. The polished saxophonist, who played in the Army band for years and has taught music at UDC and Eastern High, will be joined by arranger and multi-instrumentalist Bobby Felder, who as a teenager played with Ray Charles. If anyone can make clichéd covers like “Chain of Fools,” “Mustang Sally,” and “Summertime” sound fresh, it’s this bunch.
LITTLE MARGIE CLARK AND JACQUES JOHNSON PERFORM AT 6 P.M. AT WESTMINSTER CHURCH, 400 I ST. SW. $5. (202) 484-7700.