Events for Christiana Drapkin

Date/Time: Saturday, June 06 2020, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Alexandria, VA.
Description: COVID-19 CANCELLED: D-Day Commemoration Celebration! We are honored and thrilled to be entertaining again at the D-Day Commemoration Celebration of the sister cities of Alexandria, VA and Caen, France. Christiana Drapkin sings American Swing tunes and some French popular chansons. Pianist Wayne Wilentz is on keys, Herb Nachmann on bass, and Halley Shoenberg on clarinet and saxophone. This is a lively, family-friendly celebration, with lots of other things going on. Check back for more info with the City of Alexandria. Make it a whole day in the historic Downtown and on the Waterfrong (and there will be plenty of parking in the nearby parking garages).
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Date/Time: Monday, June 08 2020, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
Description: CANCELLED due to COVID-19: Jazz Birthday Blowout with vocalist Christiana Drapkin, Mike Gellar on guitar, Tommy Cecil on bass, and Anita Thomas on sax & clarinet! Happy to get together again and celebrate yet another year of music making with good friends. Join us for swinging Jazz Standards, Bebop lines, American Song Book, Samba, Bossa, and lovely Ballads. All our favorites. Blues Alley is the premier Washington Jazz Club, longest-running, and a beautiful setting for your night on the town. It's always an honor and a thrill to play here. Make your reservations now, bring all your friends, and let's celebrate. Two shows: 8 p.m. and at 10 p.m. Cover: $22, and there is a food/drink minimum of $12 per show, what a deal. Love to see you all. Buy Now
Telephone: 202-337-4141
Date/Time: Sunday, June 21 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD.
Description: Here's to hoping for some Summertime Jazz! Standards, Bebop, Scat, Samba, and Bossa Nova with Christiana & Friends. Check in for updates. And in the meantime, if you're in the area, BEANS IS OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT, phone-in orders, and for local delivery. Please help them out. None of us want to lose this lovely gathering spot and unique business.
Telephone: 301-843-7178
Date/Time: Sunday, August 16 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD.
Description: It's Too Darn Hot! So come on in and cool off a bit in this beautiful relaxing space up in the rolling hills of Maryland. Christiana Drapkin & Friends play Jazz and Standards, and we take requests. How about Something Cool?
Telephone: 301-843-7178
Date/Time: Sunday, September 13 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD.
Description: OH NO! Summer vacation is over! The kids are back in school. Let's have a last hurrah before we all get way too serious. Christiana & Friends are gently swinging into the autumn season with our favorite Jazz Standards, Bebop lines, Blues, and then some. Join us for an afternoon suspended in time. You'll feel much better, I know.
Telephone: 301-843-7178
Date/Time: Saturday, September 26 2020, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Lovettsville, VA.
Description: The whole town turns out for the BEST OKTOBERFEST. Make it a weekend (book your B&B now), don your Lederhosen and Dirndl, start training your Wiener Dog for the races, bring the kids, bring the grandparents, bring the neighbors, too. The Lovettsville Oktoberfest is so much fun (starts the evening before). I will be there, NOT doing Jazz, but as my artistic alter-ego, Organ Grinder Lola! Together with Brother John, we're roaming the festival green, and it's such a fun time, making music on my mother's hand-crafted Drehorgel from my native Germany. -- Find out more about it all on my FB page "Organ Grinder Lola" and on my website, Buy Now
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 07 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Friendship Heights Community Center, 4433 S. Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD.
Description: Back by popular demand: The Christiana Drapkin Jazz Duo celebrates Women Composers & Lyricists of the Great American Song Book! This is a beautiful performance space with a gorgeous grand piano. I'm so happy to be invited back again (what is this, our fourth year now?) to bring you a thoughtful and entertaining musical program that swings, too.
Date/Time: Friday, October 09 2020, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Winchester, VA.
Description: Winchester Oktoberfest! OMG krazeee! Last year was our first time that we participated in this two-day extravaganza. We had so much fun (and only one beer, Officer). Organ Grinder Lola & Brother John pull out all the stops and get going with our festival-goers. Come and mix & mingle in historic OldTown Winchester. And we do it all again the next day, starting at noon, which is great to bring the kids. Find out more on my FB page Organ Grinder Lola.
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 04 2020, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD.
Description: Goodness! Another year is racing by! I'm always invited to bring a beautiful Autumn Jazz program on occasion of their annual Thanksgiving luncheon. We'll be happy to do it again. Find out more about the variety of senior citizen services in our county. Your tax dollars at work. Good work.
Telephone: 240-777-6995
Date/Time: Sunday, November 08 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD.
Description: It's gratifying to have a long-running regular gig. And I appreciate my longstanding friendship with the hardworking owners of Beans in the Belfry, who've created this venue 15 years ago, pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Fifteen years later, they're still in business and thriving. Their hospitality, and your patronage, make it so. Let's celebrate another year of being alive, recover from a bruising year of electoral politics. And let's regenerate our spirits through some live Jazz.
Telephone: 301-843-7178
Date/Time: Thursday, December 03 2020, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Damascus Senior Center, 9710 Main Street, Damascus, MD.
Description: HOLIDAY JAZZ! Swing into the holiday season with us with some fun holiday tunes. For four weeks in the year, I'll turn into a jazzy Christmas Elf complete with jinglebells, do the Hannukah and Dreydl song, take you on a Sleigh Ride and will ask you "What Are You Doing NY Eve?"
Telephone: 240-777-6995
Date/Time: Sunday, December 13 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD.
Description: Will we, or won't we? Yes, we'll swing some holiday tunes per special request. We'll keep it light, and otherwise let you forget about all the things that you should rather be doing. Be here with us, completely fulfilled in the Here & Now, with Gluehwein or hot cocoa, a hearty quiche or bean chili. Kick back and relax. We're glad you came.
Telephone: 301-843-7178