Posts Tagged ‘u-topia’

Jazz Setlist, August 2-8: Locally Grown

Friday, Aug. 3
Jazz at U-Topia, indeed U-Topia itself, is on hold. The popular U Street NW eatery has rich food and a great bar, as well as just enough room in its bay window for a jazz band to set up, making for one of the best stealth music venues in town. It had its [...]

The Bobby Muncy Quartet’s U-Topia Migraine

The Bobby Muncy Quartet’s much-praised Wednesday-night stand at U-Topia, the only local jazz gig that featured all original music, ended suddenly at the end of January. It’s tempting to add that it ended without warning, but the actual story is much stranger.
“Anybody else having problems with Utopia?” wrote pianist Gene D’Andrea on Facebook on Monday, [...]

Roy Hargrove Takes U Street by Surprise!

Roy Hargrove is no stranger to D.C., making frequent appearances at Georgetown's Blues Alley and playing a headline engagement during 2007's Duke Ellington Jazz Festival (now the D.C. Jazz Festival). Sunday night, however, he took a surprise detour from his four-night stand at Blues Alley to hit the clubs of U Street.
Tenor saxophonist Elijah Jamal [...]