Walter Beasley – Here (Aqui)

We are excited to announce the release of Walter Beasley’s new single, “Here (Aqui)”!  It’s the follow up to Beasley’s #1 single, “It’s Alright”.

“During the recording of this album my father was very ill and I lost my Mother to cancer.  One day while getting ready to visit them, I decided no matter what to accept responsibility for every day I was given.  I remember saying to myself, ‘you are responsible for what you do right here, right now’.

I picked up the saxophone and wrote this song” – Walter Beasley

Listen to Here (Aqui) on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 11/4).

Walter Beasley – It’s Alright

We are excited to announce the release of Walter Beasley‘s new CD Going Home, release date April 19 (Affable Records)!

The projects’ first single “It’s Alright” is killer. We think it’s Walter’s best song.

“It’s Alright”
Written by Walter Beasley
Produced by Phil Davis and John Roberts

“No matter what you are going through, know this too shall pass. Keep telling yourself, ‘It’s Alright'” – Walter Beasley

Listen to It’s Alright on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 2/4).

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Rams Head Tavern

Since 1989, the Rams Head has served the freshest food possible, preparing each menu item from scratch, daily. Their steaks are aged Black Angus beef and they use fresh (never frozen) chicken, fish and crab. They’re proud of quality of their food and their team philosophy- to provide you with the best service possible.

They’re certain you’ll agree that what makes Rams Head unique is their commitment to great food, great beer in a casual environment perfect for an afternoon with friends or a special affair. Their exceptional atmosphere is open 7 days a week, serving appetizers, lunch, dinner and a full bar as well as Sunday brunch. Plus, the entire menu is available for take-out.

The menu is pretty long, with lots of variety, mostly consisting of American grill/bar food. Being in Annapolis, they have some regional influences on their food such as crab mac and cheese or crab dip. They are affiliated with Fordham Brewery, so they have many of those beers as well as others available.  The atmosphere inside is fun and lively, with a beautiful patio out back for warm weather, and some sidewalk tables for people watching.

Support the Smooth Jazz in Rams Head Tavern featuring such artists like Walter Beasley, The Dazz Band, Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons, Acoustic Alchemy and many more.

Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Blues Alley

Blues Alley, founded in 1965, is a jazz dinner-and-nightclub in an alley off Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood. As of 2008, exclusively jazz musicians are booked into Blues Alley for approximately 360 nights out of the year.

This is a high acclaimed venue. Blues Alley seems to keep music at it’s center and everything else revolves around that. Autographed head shots adorn the walls of the bar area of the jazz greats that have played over the years. It is such an intimate setting, which is exactly how this place was designed to be. Most shows have two seatings.  Dimly lit, brick walls, tight seating, small stage up front.

The sound system is well run and balanced, making for an excellent listening experience. Blues Alley audiences are typically well versed in jazz, making for delightful company before the performance and respectful listening during the performance– which is only appropriate for the top flight talent the club regularly books.

Food at Blues Alley is basically Cajun and steak– think creole, jambalaya, blackened fish and an assortment of pastas. From Sarah Vaughan’s Filet Mignon to Phyllis Hyman’s Stuffed Shrimp there is enough choice.

Smooth Jazz artists performing in this venue are David Benoit, Jeff Bradshaw, Greg Karukas, Dee Lucas, Tony Exum Jr., Karen Briggs, Chieli Minucci, Rocco Ventrella, Walter Beasley, Kim Waters and more to come. You know what you get!