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CoA Coffeehouse: Bacharach & Broadway

CoA Coffeehouse: Bacharach & Broadway

April 11, 2024
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Purchase Tickets
$32 | Bender JCC

The food. The ambience. The camaraderie. The MUSIC!

The Steve Washington Quartet presents music inspired by Burt Bacharach and his influence on Broadway. Popular music is forever changed by the impact of composer, arranger, and conductor Burt Bacharach and his songwriting partner and lyricist Hal David. In this intimate salute we will enjoy tunes by the iconic duo as well as music from beloved Broadway shows, such as South Pacific and Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along.

But first, let’s eat:

Heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and wine precede the concert.


Who is Steve Washington? 

Steve Washington has been performing for more than 40 years with humble beginnings in Princeton University singing groups and theatrical productions. After Princeton, Steve performed professionally in local and regional theatre. A highlight was working under the direction of world-renowned producer Cameron Mackintosh himself in a production of “Hey, Mr. Producer.” Shifting focus to music, Steve began cultivating a jazz-infused body of work including standards, big band, R&B, funk, Latin & Brazilian presenting at the area’s most popular venues including Blues Alley, the Atlas Theater, the Carlyle Club, Mr. Henry’s, the Katzen Arts Center, AJACs, etc. In the last 15 years or so, Steve sharpened his focus on jazz & big band, and in late 2015 released “Right to Love” featuring the Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra which still enjoys international airplay and attention. A full-house CD Release at the famed Metropolitan Room in NYC followed and resulted in an invitation to perform quarterly the following year. In 2018, appearances beyond the DMV included a couple of month-long tours in Russia which resulted in “SkyLark,” a 2018 CD recorded in Moscow with the Sergey Vasiliev Trio.

In 2020, Steve performed three live-stream concerts courtesy of Blue House Studio’s “Covid Sessions” series. More recently, Steve was invited to perform at the 2023 Wilmington NC Jazz Festival as the opening artist, and the following week Steve joined the Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, MD, as featured vocalist. Steve recently appeared at the Barns at Wolf Trap, the Birchmere Music Hall, and Hamilton Live as one of the featured lead vocalists with Newmyer Flyer productions in concerts paying tribute to the music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David and DC’s legendary Cellar Door. With four-plus decades of entertaining behind him, Steve Washington is perhaps busier than ever and continues to share his music with audiences throughout the DMV and beyond. Steve looks forward to more adventures in music and entertainment.


For more information, call or email:
301.348.3832 | fenoch@benderjccgw.org