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Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

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The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band founded by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde and Bohemian Caverns owner Omrao Brown. Co-directed by Linde and Joe Herrera, the band debuted on April 19, 2010 and performs 51 Mondays out of the year. The BCJO presents a variety of big band literature and features some of the District's best musicians each week at the historic Bohemian Caverns. Music from Ellington, Basie, Strayhorn, Thad Jones, OliverNelson, Maria Schneider and originals by band members embrace and challenge the tradition of big band repertoire. 

Recipient of the 2012 DC Mayor's Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist

Washington Area Music Association Award Winner (WAMMIE) for Big Band 2013, 2014, 2015

"JAZZIES": Best of DC Jazz 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 for Best Large Ensemble  - Washington City Paper

"Monarchs of Monday night" - Capitalbop.com

A "gem for the District..." - Washington City Paper

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1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC 20007