Janet RutlandWednesday, July 14, 2021, 2 pm
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Vocalist Janet Rutland is a long-time fixture in the Mid America music and theatre scene with club, theater, and concert hall performances in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri.
Her repertoire ranges from vintage jazz to country and pop standards, with an emphasis on the Great American Songbook. For over a decade she has produced and starred in cabaret shows for the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s annual SummerStage festival, usually focusing on the work of America’s great songwriters, including Johnny Mercer and Irving Berlin. For several seasons she played the lead in the American Theatre Company’s “Always…Patsy Cline.”
Feelin The Funk Band
Saturday, July 17, 2021, 8 pm
True to its name, Feelin' The Funk Band has become the hottest ‘70s funk band to hit the scene in years. Under the direction of "The Maestro," Keith “Showtime” Busey, ten of the DMV's finest, funkiest and talented musicians came together to create "Feelin' The Funk Band." The band members dedicated themselves to bringing back the funk of the ‘70s when "boom boxes" were blasting the music of groups like "Brass Construction," "Mandrill," "Parliament Funkadelic," "Slave," "ConFunkShun," "Cameo," and many others. So, put on your bush wig and beads and come out and enjoy some "serious" funk with the "Feelin' The Funk Band!"
A Tribute to the Men of Soul
Saturday, July 31, 2021, 8 pm
Enjoy the Brencore All Star Band with special guests, R&B Vocalists, Jamar Dukes, Andre Jackson, and Jon Williams. Let us take you down memory lane with hits songs by Soul Superstars, Marvin Gaye (“Distant Lover”; “What's Going On”; “Inner City Blues”) Curtis Mayfield ("Superfly"; "People Get Ready"; "Pushaman") and Teddy Pendergrass ("Turn Off The Lights"; "Close the Door"; "If You Don't Know Me By Now). The groove is going to make you move.
Vince LewisWednesday, July 28, 2021, 2 pm
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Vince Lewis is a veteran jazz performer, composer, and recording artist.
Since actively pursuing a solo career, he has achieved national acclaim and airplay as well as outstanding critical reviews in every major jazz publication.Vince has been a Heritage Guitar, Inc. performing artist since 1991, and a Benedetto Guitar artist since 2012, a Breedlove acoustic guitar artist since 2014, and an Eastman Guitars artist since 2015. He also performs and records with his signature Vince Lewis Model Ralston Archtop Guitar. He has recorded for Noteworthy Jazz, Redstone Jazz, Jim Martin Productions, and Vinbara Music.
Comedienne Tanya Lewis
Saturday, July 24, 2021, 8 pm
Comedian Tanya Lewis’ performance will have you cracking up as she shares her experiences. She does it with such style, class, and confidence that her audiences feel as if they are part of the act. Lewis is the recipient of the Church Stars Comedienne of the Year Award and honoree at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania African American Museum.
Saturday, August 14, 2021, 8 pm
Be’la Dona \, bel-e-‘dan-e \ n [It ,beautiful lady] Washington DC is the birthplace of this exciting and diverse all-female band. The high-energy concert style presentation and dynamic musicianship exuded on stage is the selling point of this group of Local unsung heroes. Be’la Dona is currently the hottest act in Washington DC. Their unique style of Funk, Jazz, R&B, and Rock commands an impressive drawing power attracting many beloved fans
This band just seems to have the magic formula: Musicianship, showmanship, high-energy stage performance, leadership, beauty, and integrity, which explain their drawing power. Be’la Dona captivates the crowd, keeps them excited all night long screaming for more and returning week after week.
This is the band you have been waiting for.
Isaac EicherWednesday, August 11, 2021, 2 pm
Tulsa native Isaac Eicher grew up in a musical household and started playing the mandolin at 9 years old. He inherited a multifarious taste of music from his parents, who are both well-accomplished artists- violinist Shelby Eicher and vocalist Janet Rutland. In his teen years, Eicher evolved into an extraordinary musician and began to compete on a national level, winning first place prizes at the Walnut Valley Mandolin Championship in 2006 and Rockygrass in 2010.
Eicher became enamored with the Spanish language and learned it very quickly. To further his studies, he went abroad to Valencia, Spain, to immerse himself fully in the culture. With mandolin in tow, Eicher’s musical style became greatly impacted by the pursuit of learning Spanish. He incorporates world music styles like gypsy swing, Brazilian samba, and Cuban montunos to his already strong foundation in jazz and bluegrass music.
Ladies of Soul featuring Halima PeruSaturday, August 21, 2021, 8 pm
A Tribute to the Minnie Riperton and Natalie Cole” featuring National Recording Artist Halima Peru and the FAYCEZ U KNOW Music Group.
Halima will honor these artists music by performing some of their greatest hits such as Minnie’s “Lovin You”, “Inside My Love”, “Memory Lane” and Natalie Coles “Inseparable”, “This will be”, “Our Love”, “I Got Love On My Mind”. Halima has incredible vocal range and stage presence that is second to none. Don’t miss this powerful vocalist and make sure you invite your friends and family out for a great evening of music.
Don RyanWednesday, August 25, 2021, 2 pm
A commanding and dynamic pianist, Donald Ryan has been called “a music kaleidoscope, sparkling at everything he plays.” This "everything" encompasses the arenas of classical, religious/inspirational, and jazz. His virtuosity and amazing gift of improvisation have delighted audiences throughout the U. S. A. - Carnegie Hall included - as well as in England, France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the Caribbean, and South America.