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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, April 2

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A few good men recall the golden age of jazz at 1st Stage in Tysons Corner.
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  A few good men recall the golden age of jazz at 1st Stage in Tysons Corner.  

(April 2-30) JAM with MLK

It's April now-time to break out your baseball gloves and fill them with your jazz hands. Yes, April is Jazz Appreciation Month and the District is particularly well-suited to celebrate the American art form. You can fill your calendar with concerts, spoken word, history, and workshops at UDC, Blues Alley, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

(April 4, 25) Jazz, with more Gypsy

If you like your jazz with a little gypsy, Mary Alouette performs Wednesday night at the Strathmore Mansion in North Bethesda. The local chanteuse recalls the rhythms of Django Reinhardt while making her mark with elements of classical and electronic music.

(April 6-22) Side Man

For a holistic look at the joys of jazz, 1st Stage in Tysons Corner is staging Side Man through late April. The semi-autobiographical play sees one man through a tumultuous trio of decades during which a trumpet solo could change a life and sidemen were celebrities.

Music: "The Atomic Era" by Bud Freeman & Ray McKinley


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