City Paper is not for tourists
Some of the area’s finest jazz musicians will play a Sept. 15 benefit concert for local pianist Reuben Brown, who suffered a stroke in February. Brown, who is in his mid-’50s, is undergoing therapy on his left side, which was deeply affected by the stroke. A highly regarded player, Brown has long been a favorite backup musician for soloists performing in Washington. He was recently featured on National Public Radio’s Piano Jazz and was just beginning to break nationally when the stroke hit him. George Coleman, Ron Holloway, Winard Harper, Steve Novosel, Cecil McBee, Rufus Reid, and others perform at the benefit, which takes place at 7:00 p.m. in the Austrian Embassy, 3524 International Court NW. A donation of $20 is requested. Tickets will be available at the door.