Legendary Jamaican Jazz Musician Monty Alexander Returns With A Holiday Tradition To Washington, D.C.
In what has now become a holiday tradition at Washington, D.C.’s most jazz club, Grammy and Soul Train-nominated Jamaican jazz musician, Monty Alexander, will return to Blues Alley to ring out the old year and ring in the new.
Alexander returns to the famous jazz club at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., for the third consecutive year, with a jazz performance that is certain to leave his audience yearning for more.
The legendary Caribbean Piano-man will be presenting his “Uplift” show from December 26th to the 29th. On December 30th and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31st, he will be joined by his band “Harlem Kingston Express” to add some Caribbean flavor to the shows.
“If you are in the D.C. area you will want to make your New Year’s Eve date night at Blues Alley,” Alexander commented. “It’s going to be a jazz party that will undoubtedly leave you dancing and uplifted and ready for 2015, so ensure you get your tickets early.”
The Full Show Schedule Is As Follows:
- Friday – 12/26 – 8 and 10 p.m.
- Saturday – 12/27 – 8 and 10 p.m.
- Sunday – 12/28 – 8 and 10 p.m.
- Monday – 12/29 – 8 and 10 p.m.
- Tuesday – 12/30 – 8 and 10 p.m.
- Wednesday – 12/31 – 6:30 and 10:00 p.m.
In a career spanning five decades, Alexander has built a reputation exploring the worlds of American jazz, popular song and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression.
With 70 recordings under his belt, he has performed with renowned artists including Frank Sinatra, Ray Brown, Natalie Cole and Tony Bennett among numerous others.
In 2012, ‘Harlem Kingston Express: Live!,’ was singled out by both the recording industry and fans and received a Grammy nomination. In 2014 ‘Harlem Kingston Express Vol. 2‘ was nominated for a Soul Train award.
Alexander maintains a rigorous touring schedule worldwide, from jazz clubs to concert halls and playing at Jazz Festivals.