Saturday, August 27: Pearl Street Stage at the Wharf in DC (5:00 -7:00 pm)
Aura and Lou will be playing this as a trio with Franklin Wade on trumpet. It'll be outdoors in that area with all the restaurants, and we'll be playing opposite the great Kaliwa (Lou recommends getting the whole fish) . We recommend getting an outdoor table at Kaliwa where you'll be able to listen to whatever we have in store. This will be our first time back in public after the Brulee summer hiatus, so come join us.
Thursday, September 1: Rock & Raft-up at National Harbor (5:00-7:00)
Join Louis, Aura, and Franklin for a completely unique gig at National Harbor (165 Waterfront Street, Oxen Hill, MD). Bring your boat (or rent a SUP board, kayak, or giant swan if you don't happen to have a yacht handy https://boatingindc.com/boathouses/national-harbor ) for a refreshing night of #musiconthemarina with us. Our landlubbing friends can also listen from the boardwalk, so come for an adventure even if you prefer terra firma!
Each event in this summer-long series has a theme, and ours is Jazz Through the Ages - which we will interpret in the broadest sense possible. Come try something new with a refreshing night of music from a Brulee trio of Louis, Aura, and Franklin Wade on trumpet! This event is sponsored by Patina Polished Living.
Friday, September 9 at Windridge Vineyards in Darnestown (5:00-8:00)
We love the gorgeous outdoor setting at Windridge on their hill with the sunset view. Windridge is about a 35 minute drive from where we live in Northwest DC, and Lou recommends ordering Inferno pizza for a pickup on your way home after the music.
Friday, September 16 at Romano Vineyard & Winery (6:00 - 9:00 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. 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. We expect to have a full quartet with drums for this afternoon, and our friend Franklin Wade might be joining us on trumpet.
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...). We're looking for new spots, 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, 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.