June 21: 7:30 Dr Wm Smith (The W.E.S. Group)+ Noble Jolley (The Experiment Group - '13 Best DC Pianist)
Join us for an elegant and enchanting evening as actress/singer Cynda Williams joins The W.E.S. Group in welcoming the spring and performing some classic staples from the Great American Songbook.
Sounds Like: Pat Metheny, Brian Blade, Yellowjackets
Label: H2 Jazz, Great Media Music
Manager: H2 Productions
Bio: After leading a quartet under his own name (The Will Smith Quartet) for several years, W.E.S. decided to form a group with a different focus. He wanted the group to transcend the traditional classification of jazz from strictly art music, to music that has a world flavor and is not only enjoyed ...See Full Bio
"Smith freely channels the spirits of Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, and other masters with minimal derivativeness, but comes up with his own muscular style."