Tucked away in the alley behind Café Milano is a performance playground. SandboX, a special events venue in Georgetown, is spending December serving as a modern jazz club featuring live performances in conjunction with the annual Georgetown GLOW exhibit and the Filament live dance performances nearby.
Open for only six shows, this intimate special event experience is perfect for music aficionados to enjoy quality entertainment, libations and light fare during an evening of jazz. And it could even lead to regular jazz performances in the space, says Bob Elliott, owner of SandboX, saying: “I think, as the song goes – This could be the start of something good.”
Local, award-winning and nationally recognized jazz musicians have already started lighting up the stage with superb and engaging performances. But you can still snag seats at the following performances:
Friday December 20 – Chris Barrick
Chris Barrick is a percussionist, jazz vibraphonist, drummer and educator with a wide variety of experience in multiple genres of music.
Saturday December 21 – Singer Sharon Clark and her Group
Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the U.S. and Europe.
Friday December 27 – Elijah Balbed and Dave Manley
Joining forces this evening are award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator, Elijah Balbed and Dave Manley, guitarist, composer, producer, and educator, who has toured and recorded with artists including: Herbie Hancock, Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Music Soul Child, Jeff Bradshaw, Carrol Riddick, Raheem Devaughn, Chiwoniso Maraire, Kindred The Family Soul, Dave Chappelle, and more.
Saturday December 28 – Steve Herberman Trio
Steve Herberman is a guitarist with first-rate touch, and admirable facility, who achieves exceptional sound on his instrument. And in the forest of guitarists that’s no mean feat.” -Willard Jenkins, The Independent Ear (Feb. 07).
SandboX is located at 3251 Prospect Street, NW. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, please call (202) 298-7887. Walk-ins are welcome. A $20 minimum applies for three small plates with a vegetarian option available. There will be a one beverage minimum.