ABOUT THE BAND
Blue Dot Jazz Troupe
The jazz of life.
Jazz is the music pulled down from the cosmos to express the ever-changing rhythms of our lives. It builds upon the past, reflects the present and swings into the future. Blue Dot Jazz Troupe embraces that evolution, bringing the jazz of life to audiences in a dynamic and exciting way. Rooted in New Orleans, we blend in a mix of blues, funk, salsa and pop, and create a distinctive mood and experience. We bring jazz to life by starting with the familiar and ending with audiences rising to their feet to move to a universal beat.
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe is made up of musicians all local to DC. We play at clubs, restaurants, bars, private events, weddings etc all over the DC and NOVA area. Some of the venues we've performed at within the past few months include: Sotto, Union Stage, 18th Street Lounge, Omni Shoreham, The Line Hotel, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Silver Spring Civic Center, Renwick Gallery, Mandarin Oriental, Fig and Olive, MGM Grand, Boundary Stone, Torpedo Factory, Right Proper, Madam's Organ, Acadiana, Fare Well Restaurant, Colony Club, Ten Tigers, Blackfinn-Merrifield, Sofar Sounds, IOTA Club, Baked Joint.
Our normal setup is a trio with piano, bass, and drums. But we are flexible and can tailor the instrumentation to your needs. We are comfortable with duo, trio, quartet, and quintet setups. Our repertoire is very large and includes many of the jazz standards you recognize (Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Count Basie, etc). We also perform a number of other tunes of different idioms including blues, funk, New Orleans, holiday-themed, Great American Songbook, etc.