Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in a cool, contemporary space. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments. For added fun, borrow a board game to play during the concert!
This summer’s Take 5! features the work of Thelonious Monk, one of the most renowned jazz artists of the twentieth century, in conjunction with the exhibition African American Artists: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond.
During concerts, ArtJamz sets up a studio in Kogod Courtyard, offering registered participants an opportunity to paint while the entire audience mingles. For dates and registration information, visit artjamzdc.com.
Freddie Redd, piano, and Butch Warren, bass, both consider Thelonious Monk as an influence, friend, and mentor. They display that influence with Redd’s interpretation of “Round Midnight,” and Warren’s “I Remember Monk” and “A Little Chippie.” The band features Brad Linde and Brian Settles, tenor saxophone, and Tony Martucci, drums.
"I looked at the new brochures for the Deanwood and Civil Rights Heritage Trails. I am always astonished and amazed at the work you do and the quality of it. Beautiful."