December 17 8:00 pm

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra was founded in 2010, maintaining residence at the historic Bohemian Caverns each Monday night until its closing in March 2016.  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.  The BCJO received numerous awards including annual recognition from the Washington City Paper and the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Award. Currently, the band plays at Milkboy Arthouse in College Park and Levine Music in Silver Spring. In 2018, BCJO released two volumes of pianist Dan Roberts’ music, titled “Bohemiana”.  The band is directed by Brad Linde and Joe Herrera.

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (BCJO) is a 17-piece big band founded by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde. The BCJO, directed by Linde and trumpeter Joe Herrera, presents a variety of music from big band literature and features some of the District’s best musicians on Monday nights at the historic Bohemian Caverns. 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. In April 2014, the BCJO celebrated 4 years of Monday nights and over 220 performance since its inception on April 19, 2010.

Recipient of the 2012 DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist

Washington Area Music Association Award Winner (WAMMIE) for Big Band 2013, 2014, 2015

“JAZZIES”: Best of DC Jazz 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 for Best Large Ensemble
-Washington City Paper

“Monarchs of Monday night”

A “gem for the District…”
-Washington City Paper

“This group is something special.”
-Michael J. West, City Paper

“an essential force for D.C. jazz”
– Washington City Paper