Last week I, again, lamented the loss of the great HR-57. Perhaps it is time to stop lamenting and start celebrating a new(ish) spot in Brookland. A glowing review from November happened to come across my Facebook page recently from Capitalbop:
“On a recent Sunday night at Brookland’s Jazz and Cultural Society, Dr. John Lamkin II piped luscious, honey tones from his trumpet, propelling his quartet through Miles Davis’ “Seven Steps to Heaven.” Trading crisp solos, the group of dapperly suited musicians went on from there to play a range of jazz standards, electrifying the intimate, amber-lit room, which quickly reached standing-room-only status.”
The Jazz and Cultural Society’s website says:
“The Jazz and Cultural Society is a not-for-profit jazz club in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC.
All shows are $5 at the door (cash only) unless otherwise noted.
Most shows run from 6:00-9:00 pm (drop by anytime you like).
All ages are welcome. Beverages are $1 a piece. No alcohol is allowed or served on premises. The Jazz and Cultural Society now sells food. Please support a local catering company and refrain from bringing in outside food and beverages into the establishment.
JACS is located at 2813 12th street NE DC between Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland Metro stations, close to bus lines and there is plenty of street parking too.”
It would be great if they had BYOB like the old HR-57 but this sounds amazing. Anyone stop by yet?