Pepe Gonzalez

Pepe Gonzalez, an outstanding bassist, born in Spain, has performed largely within the Jazz, Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian idioms. Pepe has had the pleasure of performing with Chris Vadala, Maria Rodríguez and her Latin Jazz Orchestra, Buck Hill, Pepper Adams, Dorothy Donegan, Clifford Jordan, Delfeayo Marsalis and Giacomo Gates. He has recorded with Chris Vadala, Kwelismith, Vinny Valentino, Ron Holloway, Sharone Clark, and Byron Morris and Unity. Pepe has played the Caribbean, Spain, France, Greece, Italy and the Soviet Union Festivals including the San Remo Jazz Festival, East Coast Jazz Festivals, Syracuse Jazz Festival, and the Cape May Jazz Festivals.


Paul Carr and Jazz
Wilson Center Article

SMP_3070Paul Carr and Jazz Wilson Center Article by Blair A. Ruble.

Saxophonist Paul Carr tells the story of waiting with his saxophone at the baggage claim belt in St. Petersburg, Russia, when another passenger came up and said: “Paul Carr, Westminster Church in Washington.” Paul recounts this incident as a way of testifying to the global reach of Friday Night Jazz at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Southwest Washington, D.C. Home to a hugely successful concert series now nearly two decades old, Westminster has become a touchstone of the D.C. jazz scene.


Interested in
the Ensemble?

The Jazz Academy Ensemble (JAE) is for young instrumental musicians that are interested in playing and performing Jazz music in a group setting. JAE is an excellent opportunity for young musicians who have never improvised or created a solo or those who are in the formative stages of developing their improvisational skills.
No Audition Required!
Rehearsal begins 9/19/17 at 5:45pm (bi-weekly) $275 per semester.
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