Blues Alley is excited to welcome back Jeff Antoniuk, and the Maryland Summer Jazz Kickoff Concert! In it’s 14th year, Maryland Summer Jazz (www.MaryandSummerJazz.com) is one of the top adult amateur “jazz fantasy camps” in North America, and it’s right here in the DC area. Blues Alley has hosted the Kickoff Concert for MSJ for well over a decade.
Featuring Paul Bollenback (Jeff Tain Watts, Joey DeFrancesco) and Jeff Antoniuk (Artistic Director of MSJ and Jazz Band Masterclass), the quintet is a who’s who of DC and New York talent. All faculty members at Maryland Summer Jazz 2017, the band has a combined bio that includes everyone from Betty Carter and Joshua Redman to Phi Woods and the Baltimore Symphony. Don’t miss this night of high energy jazz, ranging from Duke Ellington to original compositions written especially for this show.