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Capital Bop's DC Jazz Loft: Keith Butler Trio / Abe Mamet Trio


Sunday July 14 * 7pm * $10 * RVSP

After a month of big shows, it’s time for CapitalBop to get back to our roots. The July DC Jazz Loft will feature two fresh — but increasingly well respected — faces on the scene: drummer Keith Butler and hornist Abe Mamet. Each is bringing a trio and an off-the-beaten-track musical vision of his own.

Come to Rhizome DC on Sunday, July 14, for an evening of music, community and home-cooked food. The show is all-ages and donations-only; 100 percent of your door donations go directly to the artists performing.


You might remember KEITH BUTLER from our preview of his recently released debut album, Greener Grasses, or from the full review it received in the Washington City Paper. If you haven’t yet heard the album itself, do yourself a favor and take a quick break from this announcement post to listen. (I’ll wait….)

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Butler’s sound is unlike any other in D.C., and it’s even better live. At the loft, Nelson Dougherty’s hazy guitar textures and Steve Arnold’s earthen bass sound will round out the group, making for a warm Americana-crossover sound reminiscent of ECM artists like Jakob Bro and Wolfgang Muthspiel — but without the dreamy inertia in which those artists sometimes lose themselves.

ABE MAMET'S biggest claim to fame these days is the runaway success of his weekly Tuesday jam session at Marx Cafe, but the yout the young Colorado native has a good thing going as a bandleader, too. He’s hot off of a straight-ahead Julius Watkins tribute at the DC Public Library’s Jazz in the Basement series, but you can also hear him around town performing experimental electroacoustic music, as a solo artist and with his Concentric Circles trio. At the loft, Mamet will perform in a trio with guitarist Michael Paik and drummer Julian Berkowitz.

Earlier Event: July 13
Concert: Bill Orcutt / Bonnie Jones
Later Event: July 17
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