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2021-09-02 James Bazen Big Band at Glen Echo

The Legendary Pizza Band Returns
Glen Echo Bumper Car Pavilion
7300 MacArthur BLVD Glen Echo, MD
7:30 – 9:00 PM

The Pizza Band Lives!

Come out to Glen Echo’s Bumper Car Pavilion for a FREE outdoor concert on Thursday 9/2/21 7:30 PM.

Progressive big band jazz featuring the area’s finest jazz cats. Check out this YouTube video from back in the day: Corner Pocket.

Check out who’s playing the Thursday night concerts throughout the summer: Glen Echo Concerts

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2021-08-15 Peter Fields Tribute Concert

We lost a great guitarist and great friend of mine a few weeks back to cancer. His music touched me and all the musicians that gigged with him. Same with his huge fan base.

On Sunday 8/15/21 our “home base” Laportas (1600 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA) starting at 1:00 PM many of his colleagues will get together to play music and reminisce. The talent pool will be deep and varied.

It is open to the public. Come on out. It promises to be an amazing event.

Laportas Web Site

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2021-08-07 James Bazen Trio Virtual Concert

Streamed on Facebook Live 6 – 7 PM

Sponsored by Alexandria Parks Office of the Arts

Instagram: @alexartsoffice

The James Bazen Trio will present an online concert via Facebook.  Join me here with pianist Jon Ozment and bassist Kent Miller. We’ll be playing  traditional to contemporary jazz. We may even throw in an original or two. 

For more info call 410-255-5700 or email

Alexandria, VA @artsALX .