Jazz at The Kreeger
In collaboration with Elijah Jamal Balbed, The Kreeger Museum is honored and thrilled to present Jazz at The Kreeger, a new series that furthers our mission to share music across the city. Now in its second year, this series supports and spotlights the wealth of musical talent in our metropolitan area.
Dominique Bianco & Alex Brown
Saturday, May 28 | 3:30pm-4:15pm
Tickets | $30
Select pay what you can tickets are available upon request.
Masks are required regardless of vaccination status in all indoor spaces at The Kreeger Museum.
About the Artists
Downbeat Award-winning 21-year-old Dominique Bianco is a multi-faceted vocalist specializing in jazz and contemporary genres. Originally from Staten Island, New York, Dominique was a finalist in the 2022 International Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition and has shared the stage with Benny Benack III, Elijah Jamal Balbed, Emmet Cohen Trio including Kyle Poole and Russell Hall. She has performed in Jazz4Justice concerts 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 as a featured soloist. Other concerts include Blue House Productions in Maryland, An Die Musik in Baltimore, Mr. Henry's in DC, Pearl Street Warehouse in DC, Monarque in Baltimore, “National Military Associations 50th Anniversary”, “Capital Bones at Union Stage” with Darden Purcell, “Charm City Django Festival 2022”, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra “off the cuff” Party, and “Night Under the Stars Make-A-Wish Fundraiser”, and Blues Alley with Jose Andre, to name a few. She has performed at venues like “The Cutting Room” in New York City, “St. George Theatre” in Staten Island, and more.
Pianist and composer Alex Brown is quickly emerging at the forefront of a new generation of artists. The New York Times says he plays “with a crystalline touch and a worldly approach.” Brown frequently performs with his own group, and Downbeat Magazine described his 2010 album Pianist as “a really fine record that leaves you wanting more.” In 2021, he released his second album as a leader, The Dark Fire Sessions. Brown has been a member of Paquito D’Rivera’s ensemble since 2007, performing on and contributing arrangements to their Latin GRAMMY award-winning album Jazz Meets the Classics. In 2021, he received a GRAMMY nomination as a part of Dafnis Prieto’s album Transparency. In 2019, he was the pianist on trumpeter Brian Lynch’s GRAMMY award-winning album The Omni-American Book Club. Brown also collaborates frequently with artists that include Warren Wolf, Sean Jones, Christian McBride, Imani Winds, Harlem Quartet, Miho Hazama, Cho-Liang Lin, David Shifrin, and has performed with Chris Thile on the American variety show Live From Here (formally known as Prairie Home Companion). In 2016, he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue as a soloist with the Orquesta Symphonica de Mineria led by conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto in Mexico City. Brown has performed in many of the world’s greatest venues and festivals including the Kennedy Center, Newport Jazz Festival, and the Hollywood Bowl. As an arranger and orchestrator, he has had music performed by premier groups that include the Philadelphia Orchestra. Brown has also produced and composed music for commercial campaigns for Orbitz, Zimmermann, Omega, and Vogue. Brown earned his Bachelor of Music degree in jazz performance at the New England Conservatory and his Master of Music degree in studio jazz composition at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. From 2018-2019, Brown served as a Visiting Artist in Jazz Studies at the Peabody Institute, part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Brown is a YAMAHA artist.