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Alas. Dutch piano prodigy Michiel Borstlap was scheduled for shows at Blues Alley tonight and tomorrow, a performance that was sure to be radiant. Now it will not be radiant or anything else, as the shows have been canceled due to poor ticket sales.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that the club has managed to book two of D.C.’s finest musicians to fill the holes in its calendar. Tonight it’s pianist Allyn Johnson, a master of the keys with a lightning-fast technique and a deep gospel reservoir, leading a trio with sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, bassist Michael Bowie—-arguably the best of the city’s massive stockpile of bassists—-performs sets at the same times at the Georgetown club.
Blues Alley is at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Each of the four sets is $18.