Upcoming Shows

Friday, May 24: City Ridge in Washington DC (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
(7 Ridge Square NW, Washington DC 20016) This is the fun City Ridge Development on Wisconsin Avenue (Lou loves going here because of the pumpkin muffins and free electric car charging at Wegmans!).  We’ll be playing with the full quartet at City Ridge DC (next to Wegmans and the King Street Oyster Bar) for their Rockin’ at the Ridge series, with the great Alexey Shiklomanov on drums. Make a reservation outside at King Street Oyster Bar, grab a bite at Tatte, or hit the Taco Bamba beforehand and set up next to the fire pits across the street from the stage for a great evening!

City Ridge is right off the 4000 block of Wisconsin Ave NW, with plenty of underground parking and just 1/2 mile from the Tenleytown Metro. We’ll be playing on Ridge Square between the King Street Oyster Bar and Tatte, just down the path from Wegmans. We hope to see you there!  And the free electric car chargers are on parking level P2.  If you buy something at Wegman's, parking is free for two hours.  

Saturday, June 1: Gemeny Winery and Vineyards (4:00 – 7:00 pm)
(8606 Cedarville Rd., Brandywine, MD 20613; phone: 301-442-4670)
Gemeny is our home away from home in the southern region of Prince George's County, quite close to Washington DC.  With the winery and vineyards located on a working family farm, Gemeny Winery is a great addition to the agricultural landscape of Maryland and produces wine from grapes grown on the farm.  The guys who own it are very dedicated to supporting local music, and they usually manage to secure a really good food truck, but call to check.  You might want to bring your own picnic.  If the weather is good, the outdoor setting among the trees is lovely, and if rain is possible, we'll be playing indoors among the wine barrels.

The best way to hear about upcoming shows is to join the email mailing list.  Go to the home page to enter your email address, and we'll add you to the list.  We send about one email per month and jealously guard your contact details.  And sometimes, we even remember to announce shows on instagram, so get busy followin'!


The bad news is that many of the local indoor venues we used to play are now closed permanently due to the pandemic (R.I.P. Villain & Saint, Sotto, Harp & Fiddle, Twins Jazz...).  We're always looking for new places to play, and if you have suggestions, let us know.


We also love playing private parties, which is a great way to introduce our music to people who wouldn't hear us otherwise.  So if you'd like to host Brulee in your living room, backyard, office, Jacuzzi greenhouse, kitchen, yacht, private jet, safari tent, treehouse, basement, private South Pacific atoll, or Neapolitan pizzeria, just let us know.  Lou recently acquired a small 1957 Fender Harvard Amp that's not powerful enough for most gigs, but it sounds gorgeous in a living room.  If you want to provide the living room and a small audience, we'd love to come over with the Harvard and play for you.

Previous Shows

Brulee has played all over the Washington DC area.  Some of our recent and more memorable shows have been at Villain & Saint, Sotto on 14th St, Twins Jazz on U Street, Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, Bossa in Adams Morgan, Lost & Found, Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, Jammin’ Java, Gemeny Winery, Running Hare Vineyard, Wonderland Ballroom, Republic in Takoma Park, Columbia Station in Adams Morgan, the Takoma Park JazzFest Jazz Brawl (which we won!), the Takoma Park JazzFest main stage, the New Deal Cafe, The Riversdale House Museum Summer Jazz Series, two Busboys and Poets, Mayorga in Silver Spring (RIP), Fireflies, Adams Morgan PorchFest, The Riverdale Spring and Winter Arts Festivals, the Takoma Park Folk Festival, Roofers Union in Adams Morgan, Aura & Lisa’s wedding, and Lex & Christine's wedding on a boat in Austria.