When Emy Tseng moved to D.C. in 2009, she had to adjust to two new worlds: her day job at the Department of Commerce, and her nighttime role as a bossa nova and jazz vocalist in a new music scene. A Taiwanese-American who learned classical piano as a child and began singing traditional early music [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]