Saturday, October 2 at El Golfo in Silver Spring (Starting at 7:00 pm)
(8739 Flower Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901, Phone: (301-608-2121). We love playing here! Great people, fun Latin American food, good margueritas, a great room for listening to music. We haven’t been here since before the pandemic, and it’s great to see that they’re hosting music again. Our new friend Rich will be joining us on drums.
Friday, October 8 at Windridge Vineyards in Darnestown (5:00 - 8:00 pm)
(15700 Darnestown Rd, Darnestown, MD 20874, Phone: (301-750-9463). If you haven’t been to Windridge recently, you really need to see it. We’ll be playing outdoors in front of the gorgeous new tasting building with a view of the sunset. You can sit out on the patio close to us or further out on the green hill facing the sunset. Either way, it’s a fantastic setting and a great place to end the week on a Friday night. Check out their website. They take reservations, and you can tell them that you want to be at one of the tables near the band. It’s only about a 30 minute drive from where we live in DC, but it feels a world away. Mike will be joining us on drums for this one, so it’s a great chance to hear the full quartet.
Sunday, October 17 at Romano Vineyard & Winery (12:30 - 3:30 pm)
(15715 Bald Eagle School Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613, Phone: 301-752-1103). Romano has a gorgeous outdoor location surrounded by vineyards. The wine is really nice, and they usually have a food truck. It's really a great place to spend an afternoon. They have a lot of tables and chairs, but you might also consider bringing your own lawn chairs and picnic blankets to set up on the grass. There's usually a pretty good food truck too. Romano is about 45 minutes outside DC, and it really feels like a vacation to Napa. Our old friend Tom will be joining us on drums.
The bad news is that most 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...). So now that live music is starting to return, we need to work on finding some new favorite spots to play in DC. If you have suggestions, please 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, airport business class lounge, 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.
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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.