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Speakeasy Jazz nights at The Alex

Join us at The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar, where we feature the region's top jazz artists every Saturday evening. This series sells out nearly every week, so make your reservations today at OpenTable.


The Alex is an intimate cocktail lounge and restaurant with an eclectic dťcor and varied menu of American fare. Settle in to one of the overstuffed Empire sofas, sip hand crafted beverages from our craft cocktail menu, share appetizers or enjoy a three course dinner, all while experiencing the classic stylings of these incredible vocalists and musicians.


This authentic craft cocktail cellar and speakeasy at the Graham Georgetown is the ideal venue to celebrate these exciting artists on Saturdays from 8pm to 11pm:

Lena Seikaly
Saturday, September 1

Lena Seikaly
Lena Seikaly has established herself among the ranks of the city's most in-demand vocalists. She's been an artist in residence at Strathmore and a semi-finalist in the Thelonius Monk Competition. She's performed at the city's top venues, from Blues Alley to the Kennedy Center. The City Paper' Mike West calls her most recent CD "the work of a supremely confident master of her instrument."

Alison Crockett
Saturday, September 8

Alison Crockett
"Mix Nina Simone’s urgency, Betty Carter’s chops and Jill Scott’s sass, and you'll get the bold and bravura vocalist Alison Crockett," says the Philadelphia Weekly. D.C. audiences are quickly realizing that Alison’s shows are more than just music, they’re events not to be missed ‚Äď unpredictable, exciting and always entertaining.

Sharon Clark
Saturday, September 15

Sharón Clark
Sharón has become DC's jazz ambassador to the world, touring extensively and gaining fans wherever she goes. Don't miss this chance to see Sharón in her hometown. The Wall Street Journal raves: "new and amazing . . . an absolute triumph," and the NY Times agrees: "You can't underestimate the transformation of what seems like an ordinary song when an interpreter like Sharón Clark tears it apart and peers inside."

Stephanie Nakasian
Saturday, September 22

Stephanie Nakasian
It's easy to to why has hailed Stephanie Nakasian as the "the Renaissance woman of jazz." She has more than a dozen albums to her credit, including her recent "Billie Remembered," which was featured on NPR's "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross. She's performed across the globe, including performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center, and she's appeared with a who's-who of the jazz world, including Pat Metheny, Bobby McFerrin, Milt Hinton, Clark Terry, Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen, Sheila Jordan, Bob Dorough, Valery Ponomarev and (with Jon Hendricks) Philly Joe Jones, Roy Haynes, and Annie Ross.

Shacara Rogers
Saturday, September 29

Shacara Rogers
Howard University alum Shacara Rogers has been performing since the age of five. She captured first place in the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Vocal Competition and was first runner-up in the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition. Shacara received a Downbeat award for her performance at Howard, where she was a lead soloist with the renowned Afro Blue, and she was selected for the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the Kennedy Center.

Coming Up:

October 6: Sara Jones
October 13: Irene Jalenti
October 20: Stay Tuned!
October 27: Bonnie Harris

November 3: Nico Sarbanes
November 10: Akua Allrich
November 17: Nicole Saphos

Seating is limited, reserve today!

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NOTE: A $20.00 minimum per person is required, excluding tax and gratuity.
Discounted valet parking is available with restaurant validation.


The Alex

Cocktails and Dinner
Sunday – Thursday: 5pm – 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 5pm – 12am

The Graham Georgetown

1075 Thomas Jefferson Street
Washington, DC 20024


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