In partnership with the Richmond Jazz Society, St. Paul's hosts Jazz Lunches each spring to celebrate God's creation through the experience of music. Richmond-area jazz artists perform and lunch is catered by locally-owned restaurants.
Dates: Wednesdays April 10 through June 26
Time: 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 for lunch and music
Register: With the links below or call 643-3589. Registration is required. Please do so by Monday of the week you are attending.
APRIL 10: Debo Dabney: Piano Jazz Standards
Catered by Alamo BBQ | 2202 Jefferson Ave, 592-3138
APRIL 17: M-Law & The Modern Prophets of Jazz: Jazzy favorites featuring Mary Lawrence Hicks on trumpet & flugelhorn
Catered by Café Rustica | 414 E. Main St., 225-8811
APRIL 24: Brendan Schnabel Trio: A fresh approach to The Great American Songbook
Catered by Thai Room | 103 E. Cary St., 644-2328
MAY 1: Larri Branch Agenda: Jazz Standards & classy original tunes
Catered by Bistro 27 | 27 W. Broad St., 780-0086
MAY 8: Emme St. James Trio: Vocal Jazz and cabaret standards
Catered by Mandarin Palace | 2811 Hathaway Rd. 272-8020
MAY 15: Chris Vasi: Straight ahead Jazz and originals
Catered by Camden’s Dogtown Café | 201 W. 7th St., 745-6488
MAY 22: Narod Ensemble: Jazz and Middle Eastern Soul Music
Catered by Aziza’s on Main | 2110 E. Main St., 344-1523
MAY 29: Claudia Carawan: Vocal Jazz, Swing and Blues
Catered by Pasture | 416 E. Grace St., 780-0416
JUNE 5: Bob Blagg Trio: Swing music with Vocalist Erin Mahone
Catered by Firehouse 15 | 3011 Meadowbridge Rd., 329-3473
JUNE 12: Jason Jenkins Trio: Classic Jazz
Catered by Lemon Cuisine of India | 3215 W. Broad St., 204-1800
JUNE 19: Sharon Rae North: Smooth originals and classy Jazz vocals
Catered by Chef Ma Masu | 200 E. Main St., 343-1233
JUNE 26: Doctors of Jazz: Swing and traditional Dixieland Jazz
Catered by Positive Vibe Cafe | 2825 Hathaway Rd., 560-9622
Richmond Jazz Society, Inc. (RJS) is a nonprofit corporation created to educate the public regarding the historical development and significance of Jazz music, with a special emphasis on young musicians and young audiences; to be a valuable resource/referral and support center for Jazz in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and, to promote the advancement of Jazz as an American art form via activities such as performances, lectures, workshops, and exhibits.
Founded in 1979, RJS continues to build upon its initial success by adding innovative performance and educational programs each year. RJS has established a distinctive series of programs and events to serve performers, students, teachers and the existing jazz audience and to expand that audience. In 2008, RJS was one of ten recipients of the prestigious Governor's Award For The Arts.