CapitalBop continues its FALL 19 season with a special Traveling Loft presentation of the Noah Haidu Quartet and Kris Monson’s Suite for Charlottesville on Saturday, Nov. 23, picking up on the momentum from a sold-out concert last month featuring the legendary Fred Frith.
This month’s Traveling Loft, in the black-box theater at 1358 Florida Ave. NE, presents a mix of elder master artists and young up-and-comers. Haidu, a rising star on New York City’s straight-ahead jazz scene, brings a band featuring the veteran saxophonist Gary Thomas (who has worked with Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Pat Metheny), drummer John Davis (a sideman for Cassandra Wilson and Leslie Odom, Jr.) and the legendary bassist Buster Williams, whose career has included stints with some of the most immortal names in jazz.
Kris Monson, a young bassist hailing from Virginia, will bring a band full of New York’s rising stars: Alex Hamburger (flute), Jasper Dutz (bass clarinet), Guy Moskovich (piano) and Jongkuk Kim (drums) — plus a couple of hard-hitting veterans from Monson’s native Charlottesville, guitarist Jamal Millner and trumpeter John D’earth.
This concert is the most recent in CapitalBop’s marquee Traveling Loft series, which places nationally touring artists in unconventional venues around the District. This installment will take place at a theater and artist space that many fans of the D.C. theater scene — and attendees of CapitalBop shows past — might find familiar.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the first set begins at 8. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door; students get $5 off the price of their admission. The show is all-ages.