Capitol (Federal) Focus Jazz Band

Just back from playing the Nashville live music scene including Rudy’s Jazz Room, the National Museum of African-American Music, and the Music City Jazz Jam, the Capital Focus Jazz Band brings youthful energy to Traditional Jazz favorites.

The concert will include the music of Jelly Roll Morton, early Duke Ellington, Clarence Williams, Eubie Blake, Lu Watters, Fats Waller and much more, including some familiar favorites and a brass band second line.

The CFJB (formerly the Federal Focus Jazz Band) is the Youth Learning Program of the PRJC. Founded in 1988, and led by Dave Robinson, CFJB has performed at receptions for the President, the Vice President, the Secretary of State and many other dignitaries. Dave is an active jazz performer, historian, and educator. On trumpet, cornet, bass trumpet, valve trombone, and vocals, he has performed with top DC area trad and swing bands, and he also leads the Conservatory Classic Jazz Band. Current CFJB members include: Andrew Grabowski on banjo and guitar, Minh Vo on piano, Vinesh Sridhar on trumpet, Ashley Hsu on clarinet, Hudson Tao on drums, Grace Tifford on tuba, and Quinn Sarracco on tuba.

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