Previous events

Sep27

Guest Vocalist with Christian de Mesones (Big New York & the Smooth Jazz Allstarz)

Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708

A powerful and popular entertainer, Christian “Big New York” de Mesones has been playing bass guitar for decades. Audiences delight in his signature, flavorful sound that fuses funk, R&B, jazz, rock, and Latin elements. He has performed to record-breaking crowds as opening acts for artists like Marion Meadows, Chuck Brown, and Roberta Flack. His smooth jazz band, Groove Skool, played prestigious gigs such as Capital Jazz Fest and Blues Alley, again drawing standing room-only crowds. de Mesones has released several high-charting singles, including “Spirit” in 2018. In summer of 2019, de Mesones released the funk and Latin-inspired album, "They Call Me Big New York." Don't miss this exciting artists whose musical roots help him relate to all audience types!

Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members and seniors

Ages: All ages are welcome

Nia Simmons Live at the Blue Dolphin

Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar and Grill, 1166 State Route 3 S, Gambrills (Crofton), Maryland

The Cornelius Project, LLC proudly presents Nia Simmons performing live at the Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar and Grill, along with Phaze II band and special guest vocalist Gwen Yvette. Join us for a great night of R&B, Jazz and Soul. Doors open at 6pm | Show time 7:30pm. Admission $25.

For tickets and reservations call (202) 294-6808, or purchase online at www.niasimmons.com/events (Note: $1.06 processing fee per ticket will be added to online purchases). ONLINE TICKET SALES AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST 20TH. $25 ADMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR (CASH ONLY).

Tickets purchased through niasimmons.com will be available at the door at Will Call under the purchaser’s name.

Musical guest for The Ask Rayceen Show

Human Rights Campaign Equality Center, 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC 20036, DC 20036

It's always a fun time at the Ask Rayceen Show! I'll be there as the Listening Lounge musical guest. Doors at 6pm | Show at 7pm. FREE admission. All are welcome.

The Ask Rayceen Show is a free monthly live variety program and community festival on first Wednesdays, March through November, hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis at HRC Equality Center in Washington, DC. Each show has a different lineup which usually includes live music, burlesque, panel discussions, competitions, games, or interviews. There are exhibitors, vendors, a cash bar, and more.

Nia Simmons Presents A Night of Jazzy Grooves

Chayz Lounge, 607 Meeting Street, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169

Songstress Nia Simmons returns to deliver smooth, jazzy tunes designed to keep you grooving the night away. Come experience the music of Sade, Anita Baker, Incognito, Lalah Hathaway and Rachelle Ferrell as only Nia Simmons can deliver.

​The Sultry singer has shared the stage with acclaimed artists such as, Regina Belle, Howard Hewett and Bobby McFerrin. On this night Nia will take you on a smooth, jazzy journey with songs of your favorite ladies of jazz.

Nia Simmons Live! A Tribute To The Ladies of Soul Part 2

Chayz Lounge, 607 Meeting Street, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169

Experience an evening songs with Nia Simmons as she delivers an encore tribute show to the legendary ladies of soul. The sultry songstress returns to Chayz Lounge by popular demand to captivate you with her rendition of songs by Teena Marie, Stephanie Mills, Deniece Williams, Chaka Khan, Angela Bofill and more.

Nia has shared the stage with acclaimed artists such as, Regina Belle, Howard Hewett and Bobby McFerrin. On this night she will deliver the songs of the legendary ladies of soul as only she can. Seats are limited and will go fast so get your tickets early!

Guest vocalist at Jokes & Jazz XI (Stand-Up Comedians and Live Jazz)

PEPCO Edison Place Gallery , 702 8th Street NW, Washington DC 20068

Washington DC June 13th "Jokes & Jazz" DOORS OPEN at 5PM!

**Special Musical Guest FRANK McCOMB! Natl Comedians & LIVE JAZZ BAND feat. Aaron L Myers II Percy White Lionel Lyles Guest Vocalist Nia Simmons... and Guest Comedians ROB MAHER, LAUGHIN LENNY, & other Special Guest Performers!!

**** COMPLIMENTARY Hors doe'uvres AND Champagne & Wine! VIP RECEPTION sponsored by GIANT FOOD!

Proceeds benefit CTE Vision Foundation Inc... Tax deductible!!

A Night of Jazz & Soul featuring Madz and Nia Simmons

The Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314

Join us for a wonderful evening of music at the Carlyle Club where two of the area’s finest songstresses, Madz Johnson and Nia Simmons, will present a tribute to the music of legendary artists who have left an undeniable mark on the world of Jazz and Soul: Al Jarreau, Sade, Incognito and more. Madz Johnson is a Filipina-American singer, songwriter, saxophonist, and arranger from Virginia. She is a soul, funk, and jazz artist who holds 3 world tours under her belt in Europe, Scandinavian countries, Canada and the United States. Madz has opened for big artists in the Philippines and the U.S. such as Chico Debarge, Bunny Debarge, Randy Debarge, Klymaxx, Lakeside, P-Funk Connection, Marcus Johnson and more. She released her first original song in February 2015 entitled “SMILE” that’s being aired in the U.S. and various countries worldwide. http://www.madzjohnson.com. Nia Simmons is a vocalist, songwriter, arranger, and international independent recording artist from the Washington DC metro area. Her debut album "A Songbird's Journey" peaked at #13 on the UK Soul Chart, which led to her first European tour of the United Kingdom and Netherlands. Nia has performed as a headliner at notable local venues, and has shared the stage as a background vocalist for internationally acclaimed artists such as Regina Belle, Howard Hewett, Me'lisa Morgan and others. This songbird's silky, smooth vocals will catch your ear and move your spirit. http://www.niasimmons.com

Guest Artist on Beth Inabinett Live! The Legends Tribute Concert Part 2

Chayz Lounge, 923 Gevais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

I'm so honored and excited to share the stage with this lady as a guest on her show! An excellent vocalist and performer, I guarantee that you will enjoy the sounds of Ms. Beth Inabinett!

By popular request, songstress Beth Inabinett presents more of the music you love by Diana Ross, Earth, Wind & Fire, Prince and more.

Inspired by the sounds of soul from the 70s and 80s, this songstress has designed a show that covers hits of that era. On this night, Beth & her band will have you groovin' nonstop with her tribute to music of love and soul.

Beth's previous show sold out quickly and there's no doubt it will happen again so get your tickets early! General Admission: $20 Group Seating: $25

Guest on The 640 Evening Show on Voxwav Radio

I'm spending part of my Valentine's Day chatting with host DJ 640, Big T, and the 640 evening show crew! Tune in at 7pm EST online at www.voxwav.com

Vocalist with the Brencore Allstars for "A Tribute to the Music of Earth, Wind and Fire"

The Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314

BRENCORE Entertainment Presents “A Tribute to the Music of Earth, Wind and Fire” featuring The BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band at The Carlyle Club. The BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band is a dynamic 12 piece band and vocalists from the Washington, DC area who performs some of the biggest Tributes concerts in the DMV. The BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band will perform some of the greatest hits from Earth, Wind and Fire such as “Serpentine Fire”, “Shining Star”, “Can’t Hide Love”, “Fantasy”, “Reasons”, “I Write A Song” and more. Make your reservations today at www.thecarlyleclub.com before this concert sells out.

Nia Simmons’ Tribute to the Ladies of Soul

Chayz Lounge at Nonnah’s Restaurant , 923 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

International songstress Nia Simmons makes her way from the Washington DC metro area to deliver the songs of soul legends Angela Winbush, Patrice Rushen, Roberta Flack and others.

Nia's debut album A Songbird's Journey, in 2015 was considered for a Grammy nomination as the Best R&B Album and peaked at #13 on the UK Soul Chart. The songstress has shared the stage with acclaimed artists such as, Regina Belle, Howard Hewett and Bobby McFerrin. Her silky, smooth vocals will catch your ear and move your spirit.

Opening Act for Regina Belle

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

I have been blessed with the opportunity to open for this amazing Grammy Award and Academy Award-winning recording artist!

Bethesda Blues & Jazz is proud to welcome back Regina Belle for an extraordinary performance celebrating the holiday season.

Regina Belle is an R&B, jazz, gospel, singer-songwriter and record producer. Belle recorded a duet in 1991 with Johnny Mathis, "Better Together" which appeared on his album Better Together: The Duet Album. Continuing her tradition of duets, she teamed up with Peabo Bryson for the songs "I Can't Imagine," "Without You," and "A Whole New World", which was the featured pop single from the soundtrack to the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin. The song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the Grammy Award in 1993 for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” as well as a "Best Song" Oscar in the same year.

Opening Act for Regina Belle

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

I have been blessed with the opportunity to open for this amazing Grammy Award and Academy Award-winning recording artist!

Bethesda Blues & Jazz is proud to welcome back Regina Belle for an extraordinary performance celebrating the holiday season.

Regina Belle is an R&B, jazz, gospel, singer-songwriter and record producer. Belle recorded a duet in 1991 with Johnny Mathis, "Better Together" which appeared on his album Better Together: The Duet Album. Continuing her tradition of duets, she teamed up with Peabo Bryson for the songs "I Can't Imagine," "Without You," and "A Whole New World", which was the featured pop single from the soundtrack to the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin. The song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the Grammy Award in 1993 for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” as well as a "Best Song" Oscar in the same year.

Guest vocalist with Big New York and the Smooth Jazz All-Starz

The Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314

Bassist, composer, and band leader Christian "Big New York" de Mesones returns to the Carlyle Club with "A Smooth Funky Evening with Big New York & the Smooth Jazz All-Starz", bringing his unique brand of Latin- and Funk-infused smooth jazz and a stellar lineup. Christian has wowed audiences throughout the DMV since 2015 with his personal vision for this group. When asked to explain that vision, he stated, "Everyone gets a spotlight in this band. I like to create excitement sonically, and that means mixing it up so the listening audience can get it's money's worth." Guest vocalist Nia Simmons and trumpeter Rob Zinn join core band members Elliot Levine on keyboards, Rob Maletick on soprano, alto and tenor saxes, Mike Gamble on electric and acoustic guitars, and Curtis McCain on percussion, with Chris "Biscuit" Bynum on drums and a few surprise guests. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the "extraordinary talent and stage presence" of Big New York, and his musically gratifying show described as "simply astounding, and as moving as an earthquake," by Ron Jackson of the SmoothJazzRide.com.

Tickets: $25

Vocalist with the Brencore Allstars for A Tribute to the Music of Earth, Wind and Fire

Roanoke Rapids Theatre, 500 Carolina Crossroads Pkwy, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

The Roanoke Rapids Theatre and Brencore Entertainment will honor one of the greatest musical groups of all time. The Brencore Allstars Band is composed of some of the best vocalist and musicians from the Washington, DC area. If you love the music of Earth, Wind and Fire, such as Reason, Loves Holiday and Serpentine Fire, this concert is for you!

Doors at 6:30p Concert at 8:00p

Tickets: $40/$35/$30

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