An Evening with the Deanna Bogart Band at Jammin’ Java

Friday December 30 $15 7PM! blues/jazz/pop/rock
An Evening with the Deanna Bogart Band
Down Beat magazine describes Deanna Bogart as “an extravagant entertainer”– and entertain is what Bogart does best. The Maryland-based blues and boogie pianist / saxophonist combines the energy of 1930’s style boogie piano blues with contemporary blues sounds emanating from places like New Orleans, Chicago and Memphis. “The goal when we play live,” says Bogart, “is to create a fusion of all these different musical styles with the blues and boogie genuinely at the core.”

Beyond all the superlatives, The Washington Post may have best described Deanna Bogart with three words: Luster, Sophistication, and Soul. This is a one-of-a-kind artist, whose music veers from the depths of the blues to the playful heights of swing, from the subtleties of jazz to the hard-won grit of soul. She brings to her music everything it means to be a womanÔø?everything it means to be humanÔø?and delivers it to every line of music played, every phrase of lyrics written and sung, until the pure truth of her sound and message pierces the heart of her audience. Once you hear herÔø?once you feel herÔø?you will never be quite the same.

The Deanna Bogart Band since 1995 includes Mike Aubin on drums, Kajun Kelley on guitar and Eric Scott on bass