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Washington DC based The UpBeets are a creative and high-energy modern jazz quintet performing songs from multiple genres, time periods, and artists. The UpBeets are known for performing classic jazz songs but with modern arrangements, and playing new, innovative jazz fusion charts that are fun to play and hear (and often get the audience on their feet, dancing in the aisles (and sometimes on the tables!).

A typical The UpBeets set may include some redesigned classic rock, pop, and R&B tunes (everything from modern renditions of classic Horace Silver favorites to hard driving Dave Weckl Group charts, popular Tower of Power songs, or even a Jethro Tull tune done as if Dave Brubeck might have helped with the arrangement.

The UpBeets primary goal is to make the musical event fun, exciting, entertaining, and even a little unpredictable (but in a good way)! Check out some example recordings and videos of The UpBeets!!

For the curious, The UpBeets band name was derived (partially) from an anagram of the first initials of each band member. So, the musicians producing the BEETS for The UpBeets are:

  • Brad Strader (drums),
  • Ed Gallagher (guitar),
  • Elie Canetti (keyboards),
  • Tom Anderson (saxes/flute), and
  • Scott Norcross (bass)


Performances:
June 02, 2018 Bossa Bistro + Lounge (7 to 9PM) More Details
June 07, 2018 49 West - Back Room Jazz (8 to 11PM) More Details
June 10, 2018 Retrouve Gallery: The UpBeets "Unplugged" - sort of! (Laytonsville, MD) - (1-4 PM) More Details
June 23, 2018 Bossa Bistro + Lounge (7 to 9PM) More Details
July 14, 2018 Bossa Bistro + Lounge (7 to 9PM) More Details
July 28, 2018 Private Event/Party (Kentlands, MD)
August 04, 2018 Jazz in the Park (10th Street Park in Washington DC) - (6:30PM) More Details
November 18, 2018 Bossa Bistro + Lounge (8 to 11PM) More Details
April 13, 2019 Bossa Bistro + Lounge (7 to 9:30PM) More Details
June 22, 2019 Bossa Bistro + Lounge (7 to 9:30PM) More Details
June 26, 2019 Twins Jazz Club (with Jessica Deskin) - (8 to 11 PM) More Details
July 4, 2019 49 West - Back Room (with Jessica Deskin) - (8 to 11 PM) More Details
July 5, 2019 Epicure Cafe (with Jeff Antoniuk) - Fairfax, VA (7 to 11 PM) More Details
July 14, 2019 Tunes on Tenth!!! - 10th Street Community Park (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM) More Details
October 11, 2019 Twins Jazz Club (9 to 12 PM) More Details
October 12, 2019 Twins Jazz Club (9 to 12 PM) More Details

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