Aaron Myers taken by photographer Darwyn Dave.
Jazz Returns to the U Street Corridor
Jazz Vocalist/Pianist Aaron Myers debuts at Touche Supper Club, continuing his Jazz quest here in the DMV. Myers served as the Resident Artist at the Black Fox Lounge in Washington DC boasting 5 years and 147 headliner shows at the venue before its closing December 31, 2014. Now, he debuts at a new venue in DC, reintroducing JAZZ to the U Street Corridor while also preparing to release his new album “The Lions Den.”
“Anytime a new venue opens in Washington (DC) and provides an artist space to express their art, I’m game!” said Myers. Touche Supper Club is located in the H Street Corridor, an area steeped in the history of supporting the arts in Washington DC. Since opening, it has created a great deal of buzz in the arts community, not catering to only one form or genre of art, but to many different forms and genres. “Washingtonians should do their best to support any venue that is providing space to artists. The artists of Washington DC are often on the forefront of change and often time provide a voice for the disenfranchised!”
This will not be the first show played by Aaron Myers in the H Street Corridor. “I played a show a few years ago with a singer at HR-57 and was shocked with all the passers by who heard the music and came in. I do hope that energy will continue in that area” HR-57 served the Jazz community for 21 years and was named after H.Con.Res 57 which designated Jazz as “a rare and valuable national American treasure”.
Aaron Myers & Co will play Saturday March 28th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) with a $20 cover. Touche Supper Club is located at 1123 H Street NE.
Washington, DC – January 18, 2013
— As the inauguration festivities commence, The Black Fox Lounge will continue to host Friday Nights of Live Jazz and Entertainment with DC’s favorite Jazz Artist: Aaron Myers. As Resident Artist of The Black Fox for three years, Aaron Myers has continued to bring an amazing show to the public every first and third Friday of each month and this inauguration weekend, he will make it even more special with the Unveiling of a Portrait by Curtis Williams.
The Black Fox is a safe space to meet new friends, have a good time, and leave a hectic work week to start an exciting weekend celebrating the inauguration of our President’s second term in office. If one is looking for a night of laughter, fun, and a night they will never forget, head over to the Black Fox Lounge on 1723 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC. Admission is Free, drinks are strong, at the show starts promptly at 9:30PM.
It was confirmed this morning that Aaron Myers will be sharing the stage with Singer/Songwriter Maureen Mullaney at the Black Fox Lounge Friday night January 27th. Both, while being long time staples at the venue, have always dropped by and teased audiences at each others shows with their energy, playfulness and talent. For a rare treat, they will finally join their musical efforts in a single performance that will no doubt electrify their audience.
Check out the Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave NW) Friday January 27 from 9:30pm – 12:30am for a Free Live Jazz Concert given by two staples in the DC Jazz Scene, Maureen Mullaney and Aaron Myers!
On Friday January 6th 9:30pm-12:30am, the Black Fox Lounge will host Aaron Myers and the Black Fox Ensemble as they perform in their first show at the Black Fox of the new year! Live Jazz at the Black Fox is unique because it reminds you of the old jazz clubs you read about and also…it is FREE!
Myers recently celebrated his second anniversary at the Black Fox and is performs there with the ensemble the first, third and fifth Fridays of the month.
Two years ago, I walked in by chance into the Black Fox Lounge as a customer. On Friday December 16th from 9:45pm – 12:45am I will walk in as the Resident Artist celebrating 2 years at the Venue. Over the course of these two years, I have been excited to participate in the Jazz Community here in the DC area, opening doors for me to provide music for special and private events but also very public events such as the 50th Peace Corps Anniversary Celebration and NALDA 100th Anniversary.
As I celebrate this Anniversary on Friday, I will also be donating a portion of the revenue from the night to the Future of Music Coalition, a cause I believe in whole-heartedly. This organization works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want.
Please join me at the Black Fox Lounge 1723 Connecticut Ave NW, DC for this Free Event on Friday December 16th from 9:30pm – 12:30am and help me celebrate my Second Anniversary in the tradition of the fantastic jazz musicians of old…swinging.
The Black Fox Lounge is a contemporary lounge in the Dupont Circle area of Washington DC offering live music 7 days a week to its patrons. Reviewed by several blogs and the Washington Post, the Black Fox Lounge will be adding a new twist to it’s Friday Night Music Lineup!!
Friday February 18th (and every 1st and 3rd Friday of the Month) Aaron Myers accompanied by a Jazz Trio will team up with local Spoken Word Artists to offer a night of Jazz and Spoken Word. “It’s all about self-expression” said singer Aaron Myers, “When I think of Jazz almost immediately my next thought goes out to the poets who helped define the Harlem Renaissance”.
Myers will be joined by, Bettina Judd, Yorri J. Berry, and Michael Van Wood who will “Grace the Mic” and invite the audience to expand their horizons of thought.
The show starts at 9:30pm and runs to 12:30am, however the shows have been running clear into the 1am hour due to the popularity of the Jazz Show! A patron commented to the Washington Post that, “My parents were native Washingtonians, and they tell me about going to cocktail lounges with live music in the ’40s and ’50s. You don’t have that anymore. But this place is bringing it back.”
See you there!! Below is Aaron Myers in an impromptu composing session!