CLUB DINNER & PROGRAM: The 2020-2021 Season Finale

  • Fri, July 23, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Arts Club of Washington 2017 I (Eye) St NW Washington DC 20006


  • $25 per person will be charged to your account.
  • $65 will be charged to your account.
    Includes a $15 program fee.
    Guests must be registered.


The 2020-2021 Season Finale


The CAAPA Jazz Ensemble

Ronald Walton - Music Director and Pianist

Jackson Grant- Bass

Angel Bethea- Drums

John Wade - Vocals

In Partnership with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) 

Friday, July 23, 2021, at 6:00 pm


$65 per person - dinner & program

$25 per person - cocktail & program only

Join fellow members and guests for a gourmet dinner preceded by a cocktail hour and performance.

 Musical Program
The Girl from Ipanema by António C. Jobim
My Funny Valentine by Richard Rodgers  
Bemsha Swing by Thelonius Monk
Lester Leaps In by Count Basie  
Someday My Prince Will Come by Frank Churchill  
There Will Never Be Another You by Harry Warren
Strasbourg by Roy Hargrove  
Past Times by Ronald Walton  

The CAAPA Jazz Ensemble was founded in 2019 as a part of the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) performance ensembles, which also includes the CAAPA Chorale, CAAPA Dance Ensemble, and CAAPA Chamber Ensemble. The current Music Director for the Jazz ensemble is a former CAAPA Scholarship applicant,pianist and composer Ronald Walton.   

The ensemble debuted in September 2019 at the annual Melody of Art Season Kick-off Reception, and born under the directorship of pianist and CAAPA’s 2016 1st Place Music Scholarship Awardee, Joshua Jenkins.  For its debut Jenkins also conducted members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, who were special guests at the event.  The ensemble has since performed at the Kennedy Center, Harmony Hall Arts Center and Publick Playhouse, as well as at the Association of the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)’s 2020 national conference.  Performance repertoire includes, but is not limited to: jazz by Black composers, historically significant jazz selections, traditional jazz, smooth jazz, and contemporary jazz with the music itself changing to suit the event and occasion with personal interpretation and improvisation of its performers.  The CAAPA Jazz Ensemble’s goal is consistent with CAAPA’s overall mission of “Bringing Color to the Classics®” .


Artisan Mixed Greens Salad Topped with Applewood Smoked Duck Magret

Radish, Mountaineer Cheese, Raspberry Vinaigrette



Seared Atlantic Salon Filet, Saffron Sauce

Fondue of Aromatic Vegetables


Lamb Loin Wellington with Spinach, Sundried Tomato, Mushroom, Basil Pesto

Pommes Duchesse, Fresh Market Vegetables


Seared Red Snapper Filet, Tomato Butter

Mix Wild Rice Stuffed Baked Tomato, Fresh Market Vegetables



Caramel Cheese Cake

Sabayon Sauce

 Coffee & Tea

For more information about Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) the non-profit arts organization supporting Black Classical musicians, youth and others in the performing arts by “Bringing Color to the Classics”, visit the website at

6:00 pm - cocktail hour

7:00 pm - program

7:45 pm - dinner

Business dress.

A reservation is required for dinner by 5 pm the day before.

A reservation is recommended for cocktail & program only.

RSVP online or call (202) 331-7282 ext. 3

Complimentary parking after 6 pm at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave.

The Arts Club of Washington is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. located at 2017 I Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20006

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