by Borderstan.com December 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm 1,117 1 Comment

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11th and U Streets NW: The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra plays holiday classics on Monday night, December 11. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra plays every Monday night from 8 to 11 pm. But this Monday, December 19, they will be playing holiday classics. Included are Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s “Nutcracker Suite,” Claude Thornhill and Stan Kenton’s “Merry Christmas” album, as well as original holiday arrangement from band members including Amy Bormet and Joe Herrera.

BCJO is the Caverns resident 17-piece big band co-founded by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde, trumpeter Joe Herrera and club owner Omrao Brown. Location is the northeast corner of 11th and U Streets NW.

The club has a long and quite famous history: Bohemian Caverns opened in 1926, closed in 1968 and the reopened 30 years later.

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by Borderstan.com April 5, 2011 at 6:00 am 1,802 1 Comment

Bohemian Caverns, U Street, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra performs Mondays from 8 to 11 pm. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Cecile Oreste of danceDC

Luis and I descended the stairs of Bohemian Caverns on U Street NW last Monday night not knowing what to expect. The music venue was cold and dark, but the space quickly warmed up with a full crowd of spectators and the music of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra.

Learn about the incredible history of Bohemian Caverns, which first opened in 1926 then closed in 1968 and reopened 30 years later.

Directed by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde and trumpeter Joe Herrara, this 17-piece big band has been described as a “gem for the District” by the Washington City Paper. They perform every Monday from 8 to 11 pm at Bohemian Caverns at 11th and U NW.

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