Music at the Atlas is the perfect way to celebrate Washington D.C.’s rich musical history. D.C. is the birthplace of Duke Ellington and for more than a century iconic jazz talents from Billie Holiday to Herbie Hancock have played in the District. The Atlas showcases an eclectic mix of local, national, and international musicians. Atlas is a home for musicians from many genres. This season will feature everything from Flamenco to Classical.

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. 

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Nellie and Amelia are two adventurous mice ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole. They decide to go to the moon since it is cat-free and made entirely of delicious, mouth-watering cheese (so they have heard). In this interactive play, the audience becomes part of the story through multi-sensory activities. Join us as we all try to reach beyond the stars.

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Jamie Baum, known for her award-winning Septet+ that features her global-influenced, increasingly complex and long-form compositions, formed Short Stories to complement and expand her palette. With an emphasis on improvisation, her inspiration came from the short but eloquent, harmonic and motivically-packed compositions by such jazz icons as Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.

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Headed by Snarky Puppy’s multi-Grammy–winning percussion duo of Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth, Ghost-Note is an explosion of sound with an expansive roster of next-level musicians, representing members of Prince, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Marcus Miller, Toto, Justin Timberlake, and more.

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Featuring silent film era comedian Harold Lloyd, this comedy features a shy  Poor Boy (Harold Lloyd), a tailor’s apprentice who dreams of becoming an author. He falls for a Rich Girl (Jobyna Rolston) and the tale of the budding romance ensues. Presented with live accompaniment by Andrew Earle Simpson.

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In a collaboration with Mons Dansa Dance Company from Barcelona, Spain, we bring to life a dance-based show perfect for ages 1-5 that explores the many facets of creativity. A fun, interactive production that tells the story of two delightful creatures who live inside a wastepaper basket, Paper Dreams asks if our greatest mistakes can turn out to be our greatest ideas.

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Jazz at the Atlas is a highlight of our music series each season. We are dedicated to the preservation and progress of the jazz genre in DC. In addition to presenting local jazz artists, we partner with the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation to present unique jazz programming each year.

The Jazz Touring Network is a presenter-based membership program that provides support for professional development opportunities and performance fee subsidies for its participants. The Jazz Touring Network prioritizes participation by presenters that work in and with communities under served by the arts. The Jazz Touring Network is a program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

 

 

Mid Atlantic Tours is a curated roster program of performing artists and ensembles chosen to tour throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Atlas proudly participates in the Mid Atlantic Tours program, a program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

 

 

Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America is a grant program in the United States designed to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the richness and diversity of Latin American cultures through the work of its contemporary and traditional performing artists. Southern Exposure is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

In June, Atlas will present work as a part of the DC JazzFest Jazz in the ‘Hoods Program. Jazz in the ‘Hoods, presented by Events DC, is a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels, galleries, places of worship, and performing arts spaces in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Jazz in the ‘Hoods (JHoods) highlights DC as a vibrant cultural center in dozens of venues in 25+ neighborhoods citywide. JHoods events attract an increasingly large number of residents as well as tourists—adding revenue streams to clubs, restaurants and hotels, and boosting the local business economy—and, overall, encourage patronage of establishments that present jazz. Previous JHoods have attracted over 82,000 across DC neighborhoods, with adverting and promotional efforts reaching over 24 million people across 16 prominent, diversified and respected publications.

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. 

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Jamie Baum, known for her award-winning Septet+ that features her global-influenced, increasingly complex and long-form compositions, formed Short Stories to complement and expand her palette. With an emphasis on improvisation, her inspiration came from the short but eloquent, harmonic and motivically-packed compositions by such jazz icons as Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.

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Headed by Snarky Puppy’s multi-Grammy–winning percussion duo of Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth, Ghost-Note is an explosion of sound with an expansive roster of next-level musicians, representing members of Prince, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Marcus Miller, Toto, Justin Timberlake, and more.

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