Calendar

Aug
6
Thu
2015
Twilight Concert @ John Carlyle Square Park
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Vintage #18 will close out the summer twilight concert series. They are a band with a sound rooted in Soul with a smooth finish of the Blues. In case of inclement weather, call the City Hotline at 703.746.5592 for updates on any changes.

Jul
12
Tue
2016
Sunset Concerts @ John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

City concert series with a performance by Janna Audey Band featuring Pop Rock. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper.

Aug
9
Tue
2016
Sunset Concerts @ John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St.
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

City concert series with a performance by Mike Flaherty Dixieland Direct Jazz band featuring Dixieland Jazz. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper.

Sep
17
Sat
2016
Barley & Music at John Carlyle Park~Come Join Us!
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Aug
8
Tue
2017
Sunset Concert/Capital Sound, a pop/dance band of the 257th Army Band @ John Carlyle Square Park
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm

For summer 2017, the City is holding one sunset concert in Carlyle, coming up on August 8th at 7 pm. The featured entertainment is by Capital Sound, a pop/dance band of the 257th Army Band. Feel free to bring a picnic supper and folding chairs or a blanket and enjoy some great entertainment at John Carlyle Square Park.

Aug
10
Thu
2017
Thursday Nights at the Carlyle Club: Summer Concert Series with Craig Alston
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm

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Craig Alston is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore who is best known as the saxophonist for Fertile Ground. Craig began performing with Fertile Ground while attending Morgan State University. As the band became more successful, Craig chose to leave college and pursue his passion. Fertile Ground’s sound was influenced by Sade, Fela Kuti, Miles Davis quintet and Art Blakey and the jazz messengers. As a member of Fertile Ground, Craig has traveled to the United Kingdom (UK), Japan, Belgium, France, Croatia, Austria, and elsewhere sharing it’s unique blend of jazz, soul and world music. The broad exposure has allowed him to learn and grow from the various musicians and styles encountered.

?In addition to being the saxophonist for Fertile Ground, he also performs under his own name. As an independent artist, Craig plays the saxophone, bass, or keyboard. As a saxophonist, Craig has played with jazz legends such as Larry Willis, David Murray, Oliver Lake, John Hicks and Jimmy Heath. He has recorded with artist from various musical genres such as the Basement Boys, vocalists Angela Johnson, Julie Dexter and Deborah Bond and many others. He has played at Artscape, the African-American Heritage Festival, the Baltimore Museum of Art and many other places locally and nationally. He recently won the Chick-Webb Jazz Combo competition.?However, his talents extend beyond his ability to play instruments. He has been leading Eubie Blake Legacy Band for the past seven years. Under his leadership, the Eubie Blake Legacy Band has also performed at Artscape, the African-American Heritage Festival and other festivals in Maryland.

Although Craig is a jazz musician at heart, he is able to play rhythm and blues, soul, hip-hop and gospel. Craig studied Music Education at Morgan State University. Although Craig left college to perform, he has never forgotten his roots in education. Craig is the music director and instrumental music teacher for the Maryland Summer Arts Center. The program focuses on teaching gifted and talented students to understand and play jazz. He also taught music at SAX, Summer Activity Extraordinaire and the Timothy Baptist Summer Music Program where students with little to no instrumental experience begin learning to play a instrument. Craig’s goal is to finish his education degree and open a music school in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

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Aug
13
Sun
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Summer Concert Series with Danielle Wertz
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm

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Danielle is a vocalist from Falls Church, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and studied under the direction of Dr. Kate Reid. Danielle was named one of eleven semi-finalists in the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, and was flown to Los Angeles, California to perform in front of Luciana Souza, Al Jarreau, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Patti Austin, and Freddy Cole. Most recently she took second place in the 2017 Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition, and third place in the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Vocal Competition. Earlier in 2015 she received a DownBeat Student Music Award in the category of Outstanding Performance: Undergraduate Vocal Jazz Soloist. In June of 2014, she was one of six candidates invited to a live audition for the vocalist position with the U.S. Navy Commodores, and in 2012 she was named the inaugural winner of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival (WWJF) Young Artist Contest. Danielle has performed in many established venues such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Arsht Center, Blues Alley, The Mansion at Strathmore, The Carlyle Club, Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Twins Jazz, Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club, and the St. Petersburg Jazz Philharmonic Hall. She has also had the privilege of working and performing with many renowned musicians including Cyrille Aimée, Gretchen Parlato, Chris Botti, Bruce Hornsby, Michael Bowie, Martin Bejerano, Claire Daly, Lena Seikaly, Mark Meadows, Billy Williams, Chris Grasso, Scott Weinhold, Champian Fulton, Dave Stryker, and Claudio Roditi.

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Aug
20
Sun
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Summer Concert Series with Karla Chisholm
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

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In a booth leaning against the window, her pixie-do’d head framed against the iconic Starbuckian orb, one leg up, chin resting atop entwined fingers. Karla seems the subject of a modern day Victorian sketch. Joyfully contemplative amidst the caffeine enabled cacophony. A perfect mix of dichotomies waiting for the paint. Even before she sees me, I know that she has that indelible quality that is so rarified, that something that asks your glance but doesn’t need it to turn away. Comfortable, welcoming, and then something catches her attention, and I watch an easy smile spill into out loud laughter. Life’s music, Needle drops to vinyl, and the soundtrack begins.

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Aug
24
Thu
2017
Thursday Nights at the Carlyle Club: Summer Concert Series with Steve Washington
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm

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Following a triumphant debut at NYC’s world-famous Metropolitan Room earlier this year, this very special performance will celebrate the release of his new CD “Right to Love.” This will be the first release event featuring the Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra. “Right to Love” has become a fast addition to jazz and big-band radio playlists here in DC, across the country, into Canada, and as far away as Australia. Here’s what they’ve said:

“. . . the kind of phrasing you got from the Coles, Eckstines . . . . more jazz in his soul than a Broadway cat can be expected to show, this is a fine set . . . .” — Chris Specter (Midwest Record)

“Tasty stuff, in that sweetly soulful spot where jazz and pop come together . . . . work that wears well and will last . . . Washington is an artist who has spent many years developing his chops and knows how to apply his instrument to give shape to each song.” — Midtown Alex (Amazon)

“. . . a wonderful CD and Steve is an excellent vocalist. His interpretations of ‘Caravan,’ ‘Quiet Nights,’ ‘The Lamp is Low,’ ‘Alright Okay You Win’ and ‘Avalon’ are right in the pocket.” — Jim Stone, host of “Big Band Swing” on WNLZ Lansing MI

“… a versatile and personable singer . . . . simply nice to hear.” — J.B. (All About Jazz)

The show will highlight music from the CD and more from Steve’s varied and exciting repertoire. And as an added bonus, celebrity comic Tony Woods will set the stage for the show as emcee for the evening. This promises to be a dynamic evening of entertainment, so bring someone special. Dancers are welcome.

To learn more about the artist and the CD “Right to Love“, check out Steve Washington on Facebook or visit him online at www.stevewashington.biz.

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Aug
31
Thu
2017
Thursday Nights at the Carlyle Club: Summer Concert with Sharon Clark
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm

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Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the U.S. and Europe.  Her New York run drew raves from the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal, and she won New York’s Bistro Award for Best Vocalist.  Ms. Clark has made multiple international tours in recent years, making her debut in Israel and returning to Russia, where she has developed a major following.  Her most recent release, “Do it Again — My Tribute to Shirley Horn,” is on its third printing, and she grabs top honors wherever she goes. Ms. Clark won the Gold Medal and $10,000 top prize at the Savannah Music Festival’s American Traditions Competition. She then took first place in the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, which offers a $2,500 prize along with a featured appearance with the Baltimore Symphony. Ms. Clark appears regularly in DC at Blues Alley and Loews Madison Hotel. A featured soloist with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony, Clark has headlined the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, the Cape May Jazz Festival and the Savannah Music Festival.  Both the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The Ludacris Foundation chose Ms. Clark to perform for their separate tributes to Quincy Jones.

“New and amazing . . . an absolute triumph”!

Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal

“You can’t underestimate the transformation of what seems like an ordinary song when an interpreter like Sharón Clark tears it apart and peers inside.”

Stephen Holden, New York Times

“A revelation . . .  I never thought I’d hear a singer with the range

Get Tickets


Aug
6
Thu
2015
Twilight Concert @ John Carlyle Square Park
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Vintage #18 will close out the summer twilight concert series. They are a band with a sound rooted in Soul with a smooth finish of the Blues. In case of inclement weather, call the City Hotline at 703.746.5592 for updates on any changes.

Jul
12
Tue
2016
Sunset Concerts @ John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

City concert series with a performance by Janna Audey Band featuring Pop Rock. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper.

Aug
9
Tue
2016
Sunset Concerts @ John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St.
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

City concert series with a performance by Mike Flaherty Dixieland Direct Jazz band featuring Dixieland Jazz. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper.

Sep
17
Sat
2016
Barley & Music at John Carlyle Park~Come Join Us!
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Aug
8
Tue
2017
Sunset Concert/Capital Sound, a pop/dance band of the 257th Army Band @ John Carlyle Square Park
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm

For summer 2017, the City is holding one sunset concert in Carlyle, coming up on August 8th at 7 pm. The featured entertainment is by Capital Sound, a pop/dance band of the 257th Army Band. Feel free to bring a picnic supper and folding chairs or a blanket and enjoy some great entertainment at John Carlyle Square Park.

Aug
10
Thu
2017
Thursday Nights at the Carlyle Club: Summer Concert Series with Craig Alston
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm

The Carlyle Club logo

Craig Alston is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore who is best known as the saxophonist for Fertile Ground. Craig began performing with Fertile Ground while attending Morgan State University. As the band became more successful, Craig chose to leave college and pursue his passion. Fertile Ground’s sound was influenced by Sade, Fela Kuti, Miles Davis quintet and Art Blakey and the jazz messengers. As a member of Fertile Ground, Craig has traveled to the United Kingdom (UK), Japan, Belgium, France, Croatia, Austria, and elsewhere sharing it’s unique blend of jazz, soul and world music. The broad exposure has allowed him to learn and grow from the various musicians and styles encountered.

?In addition to being the saxophonist for Fertile Ground, he also performs under his own name. As an independent artist, Craig plays the saxophone, bass, or keyboard. As a saxophonist, Craig has played with jazz legends such as Larry Willis, David Murray, Oliver Lake, John Hicks and Jimmy Heath. He has recorded with artist from various musical genres such as the Basement Boys, vocalists Angela Johnson, Julie Dexter and Deborah Bond and many others. He has played at Artscape, the African-American Heritage Festival, the Baltimore Museum of Art and many other places locally and nationally. He recently won the Chick-Webb Jazz Combo competition.?However, his talents extend beyond his ability to play instruments. He has been leading Eubie Blake Legacy Band for the past seven years. Under his leadership, the Eubie Blake Legacy Band has also performed at Artscape, the African-American Heritage Festival and other festivals in Maryland.

Although Craig is a jazz musician at heart, he is able to play rhythm and blues, soul, hip-hop and gospel. Craig studied Music Education at Morgan State University. Although Craig left college to perform, he has never forgotten his roots in education. Craig is the music director and instrumental music teacher for the Maryland Summer Arts Center. The program focuses on teaching gifted and talented students to understand and play jazz. He also taught music at SAX, Summer Activity Extraordinaire and the Timothy Baptist Summer Music Program where students with little to no instrumental experience begin learning to play a instrument. Craig’s goal is to finish his education degree and open a music school in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Visit Website
Watch Video

Get Tickets

 

Aug
13
Sun
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Summer Concert Series with Danielle Wertz
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm

The Carlyle Club logo

Danielle is a vocalist from Falls Church, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and studied under the direction of Dr. Kate Reid. Danielle was named one of eleven semi-finalists in the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, and was flown to Los Angeles, California to perform in front of Luciana Souza, Al Jarreau, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Patti Austin, and Freddy Cole. Most recently she took second place in the 2017 Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition, and third place in the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Vocal Competition. Earlier in 2015 she received a DownBeat Student Music Award in the category of Outstanding Performance: Undergraduate Vocal Jazz Soloist. In June of 2014, she was one of six candidates invited to a live audition for the vocalist position with the U.S. Navy Commodores, and in 2012 she was named the inaugural winner of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival (WWJF) Young Artist Contest. Danielle has performed in many established venues such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Arsht Center, Blues Alley, The Mansion at Strathmore, The Carlyle Club, Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Twins Jazz, Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club, and the St. Petersburg Jazz Philharmonic Hall. She has also had the privilege of working and performing with many renowned musicians including Cyrille Aimée, Gretchen Parlato, Chris Botti, Bruce Hornsby, Michael Bowie, Martin Bejerano, Claire Daly, Lena Seikaly, Mark Meadows, Billy Williams, Chris Grasso, Scott Weinhold, Champian Fulton, Dave Stryker, and Claudio Roditi.

Get Tickets

Aug
20
Sun
2017
On Behalf of the Carlyle Club: Summer Concert Series with Karla Chisholm
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

The Carlyle Club logo

Image

In a booth leaning against the window, her pixie-do’d head framed against the iconic Starbuckian orb, one leg up, chin resting atop entwined fingers. Karla seems the subject of a modern day Victorian sketch. Joyfully contemplative amidst the caffeine enabled cacophony. A perfect mix of dichotomies waiting for the paint. Even before she sees me, I know that she has that indelible quality that is so rarified, that something that asks your glance but doesn’t need it to turn away. Comfortable, welcoming, and then something catches her attention, and I watch an easy smile spill into out loud laughter. Life’s music, Needle drops to vinyl, and the soundtrack begins.

Get Tickets

 

Aug
24
Thu
2017
Thursday Nights at the Carlyle Club: Summer Concert Series with Steve Washington
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Carlyle Club logo

Image

Following a triumphant debut at NYC’s world-famous Metropolitan Room earlier this year, this very special performance will celebrate the release of his new CD “Right to Love.” This will be the first release event featuring the Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra. “Right to Love” has become a fast addition to jazz and big-band radio playlists here in DC, across the country, into Canada, and as far away as Australia. Here’s what they’ve said:

“. . . the kind of phrasing you got from the Coles, Eckstines . . . . more jazz in his soul than a Broadway cat can be expected to show, this is a fine set . . . .” — Chris Specter (Midwest Record)

“Tasty stuff, in that sweetly soulful spot where jazz and pop come together . . . . work that wears well and will last . . . Washington is an artist who has spent many years developing his chops and knows how to apply his instrument to give shape to each song.” — Midtown Alex (Amazon)

“. . . a wonderful CD and Steve is an excellent vocalist. His interpretations of ‘Caravan,’ ‘Quiet Nights,’ ‘The Lamp is Low,’ ‘Alright Okay You Win’ and ‘Avalon’ are right in the pocket.” — Jim Stone, host of “Big Band Swing” on WNLZ Lansing MI

“… a versatile and personable singer . . . . simply nice to hear.” — J.B. (All About Jazz)

The show will highlight music from the CD and more from Steve’s varied and exciting repertoire. And as an added bonus, celebrity comic Tony Woods will set the stage for the show as emcee for the evening. This promises to be a dynamic evening of entertainment, so bring someone special. Dancers are welcome.

To learn more about the artist and the CD “Right to Love“, check out Steve Washington on Facebook or visit him online at www.stevewashington.biz.

Get Tickets

Aug
31
Thu
2017
Thursday Nights at the Carlyle Club: Summer Concert with Sharon Clark
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm

The Carlyle Club logo

Image

Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the U.S. and Europe.  Her New York run drew raves from the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal, and she won New York’s Bistro Award for Best Vocalist.  Ms. Clark has made multiple international tours in recent years, making her debut in Israel and returning to Russia, where she has developed a major following.  Her most recent release, “Do it Again — My Tribute to Shirley Horn,” is on its third printing, and she grabs top honors wherever she goes. Ms. Clark won the Gold Medal and $10,000 top prize at the Savannah Music Festival’s American Traditions Competition. She then took first place in the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, which offers a $2,500 prize along with a featured appearance with the Baltimore Symphony. Ms. Clark appears regularly in DC at Blues Alley and Loews Madison Hotel. A featured soloist with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony, Clark has headlined the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, the Cape May Jazz Festival and the Savannah Music Festival.  Both the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The Ludacris Foundation chose Ms. Clark to perform for their separate tributes to Quincy Jones.

“New and amazing . . . an absolute triumph”!

Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal

“You can’t underestimate the transformation of what seems like an ordinary song when an interpreter like Sharón Clark tears it apart and peers inside.”

Stephen Holden, New York Times

“A revelation . . .  I never thought I’d hear a singer with the range

Get Tickets