Performances 

  1. LIVE! @Montpelier
  2. Melodies on View
  3. Smooth Sounds for Seniors
  4. Classical Recital Series

Enjoy concerts featuring local, national, and international artists in a quaint, intimate setting. The acoustics make every performance a special experience. Tickets are $25. 

Customize your series! Buy tickets for any six concerts ($25 or more) from the Live! at Montpelier and/or Melodies on View series and get a seventh concert ticket FREE (up to $25).

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Quiet Life Motel 

Friday, October 21, 2022, 8 pm 

With a nocturnal, funky, and cinematic sound, the music of Quiet Life Motel weaves together jazz harmonies, shimmering orchestral textures, and frolicsome grooves. The group is led by violinist and composer David Schulman, whose music has been called “mysterious and beautiful” by the The Washington Post. Schulman has written and recorded the theme music for NPR’s The Big Listen and BBC’s Americana. He has appeared frequently at the DC Jazz Festival and launched the ArtSounds series at the Hirshhorn Museum. Whether he utilizes an acoustic bass, percussion, or alto sax, Schulman loves to extend the shape and spirit of music in unexpected ways with original compositions. Join us on a journey of unexpected sounds in jazz improvisation. 

$25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members and seniors

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JoGo Project 

Friday, November 18, 2022, 8 pm 

In 2011, when Jazz saxophonist, Elijah Jamal Balbed was a Sophomore at Howard University, he received a life-changing call to perform with the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown. Elijah performed with Chuck from May of 2011 until the Godfather's death the following year on May 16th, 2012. The year Elijah spent with Chuck, instilled a new-found love for Go-Go music, which would forever influence his sound and approach to music. When it was time for Elijah to start a band of his own, he knew it had to be something that brought his Jazz and Go-Go worlds together … The JoGo Project was born! Today, The JoGo Project is a WAMMIE Award winning band from Washington, DC that fuses many styles of music, but with Jazz harmonies and a driving Go-Go beat at its core. Montpelier Arts Center is extremely pleased to bring The JoGo project to you and want you to join the party and get moving! 

$25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members and seniors

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Joshua Espinoza Trio

Friday, March 17, 2023, 8 pm 

The Baltimore-based Joshua Espinoza Trio explores shimmering harmonies and shifting orchestral contours with the aesthetic of a chamber ensemble as much as a jazz trio. Through their genre-bending approach to songwriting, they’ve built a cross-generational audience of diverse backgrounds bound together by their love of good music. Joshua Espinoza Trio is composed of Joshua Espinoza, Kris Monson (bass), and Jaron Lamar Davis (drums). This performance will include selections from their 2019 released album “Journey Into Night”, along with newly composed pieces and arrangements of classics by the likes of Billy Joel, the Beatles, and Burt Bacharach.

$25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members and seniors

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