April 4, 2020
$13 – $30
The Atlas welcomes back DC Jazz favorites Herb Scott and Aaron Myers for an evening of jazz, celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month.
“Herb Scott is a young, soulful powerhouse on alto saxophone. As a bandleader, his style often veers into the over-sweetened terrain of smooth jazz, but no matter what he plays, his fleetness and conviction are undeniable.” – Capital Bop
D.C. Native and saxophonist Herb Scott is a rising star on the Washington, D.C. Jazz scene. While studying at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts under the award-winning educator Davey Yarborough, he performed with renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock. Herb studied Jazz Studies at Michigan State University under Jazz legend Rodney Whitaker and Professor Diego Rivera and toured with the MSU Jazz Band. His career includes performances at the White House, Dizzy’s Coca Cola-Club in New York, the Lincoln Center, the world famous Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Universal Studios Orlando, Constitution Hall, the Library of Congress, the Detroit Jazz Fest, the East Lansing Jazz Fest, the DC Jazz Fest.
Herb’s first album as a bandleader, “Introducing Herb Scott on Alto Saxophone, a NU-Jazz Collective”, was released in 2011. In 2015, Herb started the weekly Capitol Hill Jazz Jam session at Mr. Henry’s Restaurant, where Grammy winner Roberta Flack once held her residency. Herb completed his first International Residency at the St. Regis Hotel in Doha, Qatar before returning to the U.S. and headlining at the Legendary Blues Alley Jazz and Supper Club in the fall of 2016.
In 2017, Herb formed a non-profit, The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation which provides critical resources, including advocacy, to DC-based Jazz musicians, venues, and music education programs.
Herb released his new single “The Jazz Show” on January 9, 2019, for sale and streaming on all major platforms.
Aaron Myers is a native Texan who began playing the piano at the age of 3. A veteran of the United States Army, where he also Played, Sang, Directed & Composed music; Aaron went on to Navarro College, majoring in Theatre and Business, where he was the musical director with the College Gospel Choir.
In 2005, Aaron relocated to Los Angeles, CA where he performed his comedy at many of the comedy clubs in Hollywood (The Laugh Factory, Ha Ha Cafe, The Comedy Store, Ice House). Musically he was the featured talent at the Fashion TV’s 10-year Anniversary Party, and as a studio musician he composed/recorded the soundtrack for the film, “A Song and a Prayer”. Not forgetting his roots, he worked as the musician for the Youth Department at West Angeles Church of God in Christ.
Aaron served as a field organizer for 9 months during the 2008 presidential campaign, working for the Obama/Biden Ticket. In December of the same year, Aaron moved to Washington, DC to oversee the closing of the Global Family Program, acting as the last paid National Director.
While in DC, Aaron grew deep musical roots performing at major events in the nation’s capital such as: 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps, National Legal Aid & Defender Association 100th Anniversary, Rehearsing/Directing/Performing 100 Voice Choir at the World AIDS Conference, Various events at the French & Swiss Embassies, teaching music classes for the DC Summer Program, Teaching Master Jazz Performance Classes with students from Canada & France, performing at the Library of Congress and a featured artist for the Capital Jazz Festival for 3 concurrent years.
In May of 2013, Aaron Myers released the Video “What’s a Man to Do” from his Debut Jazz/Neo Soul Album “Leo Rising” (released nationwide July 4th, 2013) to critical acclaim. In July of 2013, Aaron Myers co-starred in the docu-musical, “My Civil War” for the Capital Fringe Festival, and starred in the play “God is not Through with Me Yet” in August of 2014. On September 3rd Aaron sold out Blues Alley in Washington DC. His sophomore album “The Lion’s Den” was released in 2015.
Currently, Aaron Myers is the Resident Artist at the Black Fox Lounge in Washington, DC and Minister of Music at Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ.
Lab Theatre II
1333 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002
Parking is limited around the theater. Please use ride shares or public transportation like the free DC Street Car.