May 16 8:00 pm

Pianist Ethan Iverson joins the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra to perform his big band suite: Bud Powell In The 21st Century. This large ensemble work was commissioned by the Umbria Jazz Festival and the recording was released on Sunnyside Records in 2021.


Beginning in April 2010, the award-winning BCJO (founded and directed by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde and trumpeter Joe Herrera) played each Monday night at the historic club on U Street until the end of March 2016 when the club closed. During that time, the band featured the District’s finest musicians in presenting a wide repertoire of music and guest artists including Oliver Lake, Warren Wolf, Miho Hazama, Elliott Hughes, Nathan Parker Smith, and others. Music from Ellington, Basie, Strayhorn, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson, Maria Schneider and originals by band members embrace and challenge the tradition of big band repertoire.