Channeling Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, and the legendary Quintette du Hot Club, DC Ambiance is a “Gypsy jazz” quintet bringing together talent from Puget Sound to Yale to Sarajevo. Buco Cavar (guitar) studied jazz guitar under Tony do Rosario and Alfonso Ponticelli; Cyndy Elliott (bass) of Swingtopia has performed at the Kennedy Center and throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia; Suzanne Gekker (clarinet) has music degrees from Yale and the Cincinnati Conservatory and has performed with the National Philharmonic and Washington National Opera, among other classical and jazz ensembles; Bill Parmentier (guitar), influenced by DjangoFest Northwest, studied under jazz guitarists Robin Nolan and Lollo Meier in Europe; and Randy Stein (concertina) has performed at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and on John Lennon’s last album, Double Fantasy.
Cosponsored by the Office of Historic Alexandria and FSGW, this is the June concert in the Alexandria After Work concert series held in the heart of Old Town Alexandria at 6 pm on the second Friday of each month. Take the free trolley that runs every 15 minutes from King Street Metro station! At Lloyd House 220 N. Washington Street, indoors or outdoors depending on weather. $15 suggested donation; cash bar.