Ring in 2014 with NEA Jazz Master pianist Ramsey Lewis
and guitarist-vocalist John Pizzarelli
as they pay homage to Nat King Cole, whose smoky, smooth vocals spawned a long string of solid hits starting with "Straighten Up And Fly Right." With three Grammy Awards and 80 albums throughout his career, Lewis infuses gospel and his classical training into his love for jazz, blues, and R&B. A "genial genius of the guitar" (The Toronto Star
), Pizzarelli's hero as a young musician was Nat King Cole, and now he and Lewis band together to pay tribute to the jazz legend.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~New Year's Eve Grand Foyer Party - 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Welcome 2014 with music and dancing in the Grand Foyer. D.C. swing aficionados, The Tom Cunningham Orchestra
, entertain from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. They are followed, from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., by Lady,
whose sound unites the mellowness and pop flair of 60s soul with the driving beat of hip-hop and the silky rhythms of modern R&B. There's a big balloon countdown to midnight. FREE
for all patrons with any December 31 evening performance tickets or Roof Terrace Restaurant receipt from that evening.