Jazz Avenues May 2015 BLOG
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Percussion maestro Nasar Abadey performs
with Inner Urge for the Nomadic Jazz show
May 2 at Durant Art Center in Alexandria,…
YOUR SOURCE OF JAZZ AND MORE IN WASHINGTON DC AND THE WORLD
In 1926 a little jazz club was opened in the basement of a drugstore located at 11th and U St. called Club Caverns. Club Caverns soon became famous for their floor and variety shows. Washington's elite would come in droves dressed in their most formal attire, to be entertained by the likes of Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway. In the 1950's Club Caverns soon became known as Crystal Caverns. The club would operate successfully, but it would reach its zenith peak when the club became known as Bohemian Caverns in the late 1950's to early 1960's. Best known for its great Jazz and elegant atmosphere.
In 1962 Ramsey Lewis recorded "The Ramsey Lewis Trio at the Bohemian Caverns." This recording earned accolades and great commercial success. Mr. Lewis would
shine another bright light on the corner of 11th and U St. when he won a Grammy
for his recording "The In Crowd" recorded on the LP, "The In Crowd, Live at the
The Caverns has brought a great many artists to its stage, but it was the immortals that built this house and our legacy: Washington's Native Son Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, John Malachi, Sarah Vaughn, Shirley Horn, Buck Hill, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Nina Simone, Billy Taylor, Tony Taylor, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Hank Mobley, Bobby Timmons, Philly Joe Jones, Rueben Brown, Marshall Hawkins, George 'Dude' Brown, Bud Powell, Jimmy Smith, Richard Groove Holmes, Charles Mingus, Larry Ridley, Ray Charles, Al Hibbiler, Joe Williams, Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson, Ray Brown, Ray Byrant, Benny Golson, B.B. King, The Three Sounds, Kenny Burrell, West Montgomery, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Freddy Hubbard, Milt Jackson, Woody Shaw, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Cobb, Keter Betts, Ramsey Lewis, Less McCann, Miles Davis, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Pharoah Sanders, John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, The Heath Brothers, Eric Dolphy, Wynton Marsalis, Lee Morgan, Clifford Brown, Oscar Brown Jr, Eddie Jefferson, Jon Hendricks, Bill Cosby, Dick Gregory, Redd Fox, Moms Mabley, and many, many more...
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