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UPDATE 3/18/2016 4:16 PM: All four shows below have been moved to Atlas Performing Arts Center. All other information is the same.
Generally Bohemian Caverns has been closed on Sundays; beginning in 2011, however, Transparent Productions, the local avant-garde jazz producer, partnered with the Caverns to present concerts one or two Sundays a month. (The program is called “Sundays at 7,” a name which tells you most of the basics.) They had regulars, notably pianist Matthew Shipp, bassist William Parker, and Kahil El’Zabar, whose Ethnic Heritage Ensemble played a Transparent concert every February for Black History Month. “But many other people over the years have performed with us,” notes Transparent honcho Bobby Hill, “and only did so because of our relationship with Omrao, and that gorgeous space.”
Hill was among those who had some advance notice of the Caverns’ coming closure—there were several announced shows, after all, that needed to be relocated. Hill has been able to do exactly that, and will split the remainder of the season between two venues: H Street NE’s Atlas Performing Arts Center and Takoma Park’s Airshow.
Below is the full schedule for the remainder of the season. Tickets can be purchased through the listed venues.
MARCH 27 – ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Andrew Drury’s Content Provider
Andrew Drury (drums/composer), Briggan Krauss (alto saxophone), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Brandon Seabrook (guitar)
APRIL 3 – AIRSHOW
Jason Hwang’s Trio Amygdala
Jason Hwang (violin, viola), Rami Seo (gayaguem/Korean Zither), Michael Wimberly (djembe, percussion)
APRIL 17 – AIRSHOW
Eri Yamamoto Trio
Eri Yamamoto (piano), David Ambrosio (bass), Ikuo Takeuchi (drums)
JUNE 12 – ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Matthew Shipp Trio & Bill Cole Trio
(Presented in collaboration w/DC Jazz Festival)
Matthew Shipp (piano), Newman Taylor Baker (drums), Michael Bisio (bass)
Bill Cole (double reeds), Ras Moshe (reeds), Stephanie Griffin (viola)
Photo by Darrow Montgomery