The Montgomery Art Association and AMP by Strathmore are teaming up again to host our third Sketch and Jazz Night at the North Bethesda music venue. Join us for a live performance by guitarists Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke, socialize with fellow artists and sketch the show.
About the show: Slapping the acoustic guitar, Raul Midón has a funky, percussive style of strumming that ripples beneath his soulful, sweet tenor. It’s like Stevie Wonder having a go at flamenco. Like Wonder, Midón was born blind and has overcome adversity with flair. His cutting-edge, Grammy-nominated 2017 album, Bad Ass and Blind, was produced and engineered using computer software designed for the visually impaired. Midón will be joined by another virtuosic guitarist, Benin-born electric jazz performer Lionel Loueke. Loueke has been praised by such stalwarts as Paul Simon who noted that Loueke is “one of a rare handful of guitarists that move effortlessly between his West African roots and modern American Jazz.”
Cost: $18 for MAA members, $25 for non-members. (Tickets are nonrefundable unless we can find someone to take your spot.)
Buying tickets: Please use the registration button on this page to purchase a ticket.
What to bring: Sketching materials (such as small sketchbooks, pencils/pens, travel-sized watercolor kit). Keep your materials simple--there isn't a lot of space to spread out.
What to expect: The venue opens at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 8 pm. We suggest arriving early. Upon arrival, tell the host you're with MAA. We'll sit together at tables lit by tealights. MAA will provide a few shared appetizers. The venue has a full bar where you can purchase cocktails, beer, wine, soda, etc. You're welcomed to sketch or just enjoy the show.
Address/parking: AMP by Strathmore is at 11810 Grand Park Ave. in North Bethesda. Parking info
About AMP by Strathmore: AMP by Strathmore is an intimate music venue in the Pike & Rose shopping area in North Besthesda. It is run by the Strathmore arts center, and profits support Strathmore’s mission to present and produce exemplary arts programs for diverse audiences, create dynamic arts education experiences, and nurture creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts.