Thursday, Nov. 21
As I've noted, the older (pre-bebop) styles of jazz have a very small toehold in D.C. and even more diminutive press coverage. The former, those of us who write about jazz can't do much with; the latter, we can and should. Especially when the practitioners of those styles have the sheer vitality of [...]
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Thursday, Nov. 21
Six weeks after being forced to close when a car rammed into its building on 11th Street NW, Bohemian Caverns and its associated restaurant, Tap & Parlour, will reopen this week.
"There've been a lot of delays" in getting repairs completed, says co-owner and booker Omrao Brown—many of the delays unavoidable, because of the specialized nature [...]
Last week, as first reported by Prince of Petworth, a car crashed into Bohemian Caverns, the legendary jazz club at 11th and U streets NW. It was around midnight on October 8-9 when the vehicle broke through the building's north wall (facing a parking lot) and into the venue's ground-floor kitchen. DC Firefighters Local 36 [...]
Tap & Parlour and Bohemian Caverns' ABC Board hearing yesterday ended to the satisfaction of all parties: The U Street NW club is due to get its liquor license back, assuming it meets several conditions agreed upon by venue owner Omrao Brown and the board. If the terms of the agreement are quickly met, the Caverns could [...]
D.C.'s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration has released its investigative report of the assault and ABRA violations that allegedly took place at Tap & Parlour and Bohemian Caverns over the weekend. The report comes before this afternoon's hearing that may determine whether the establishment can get its liquor license back.
After the alleged second-degree assault took place [...]
When I dropped by Saturday night, the doors to Bohemian Caverns and its ground-floor restaurant, Tap & Parlour, were sealed off by a police cordon. A notice was posted on the Caverns' door that the evening's performance, by saxophonist Tim Warfield, had been canceled. Bohemian Caverns later tweeted that Monday's concert was canceled due to [...]
While catching up with Bohemian Caverns' co-owner and talent booker Omrao Brown before tonight's Curtis Fullergig (a packed house, by the way), he reminded me that in 2011, the U Street jazz anchor turns 85 years old.
It's true. It was 1926 when Club Caverns opened in a dark, windowless basement on the corner of 11th [...]
Monday nights have been dark at Bohemian Caverns since the demise of the Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra last fall. But that's about to change: Omrao Brown, co-owner and booker for the venerable jazz club, and baritone saxophonist Brad Linde have just finalized plans to resurrect Big Band Mondays. This time, however, it will be starring [...]
Twenty-five-year-old Chinese-Australian bassist Linda Oh knows more about tension and release on her instrument than do many bassists twice her age—an ability that brought her as far as the semifinals in last fall's Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. But as her recent debut album Entry demonstrates, she's also an extremely talented and original composer, [...]