So last weekend, Suite Suzy & I made our way to DC to visit my BFF & new favorite city. I fucking love DC. Well, maybe not as much as I used to before I got a $100 parking ticket.


The point of the trip was to attend the Capital Jazz Festival. Kinda like a grown & sexy thing.

Since time and funds were limited, we settled on spending Saturday at the festival because the line up was off the chain. Set to perform was:

– Jazz Stage –

  • Joey Sommerville
  • Marion Meadows
  • Regina Belle
  • Will Downing
  • Norman Brown
  • Roy Ayers
  • George Duke

– Soul Stage

  • Daysahead
  • Leela James
  • Rahsaan Patterson
  • Swing Out Sister
  • Raheem DeVaughn
  • The Underground Divas (Maysa, N’Dea Davenport, & Caron Wheeler)

And you know your boy, so I had a press pass in hand to capture the goings on. By the end of the event on Saturday I realized that my press pass did not mean shit because security hassled me like I stole something. But I got what I needed anyway & like any resourceful photographer.

While at the event, I ran into several of my east coast online friends & that was great. The unfortunate piece is that it was so fucking muddy. I mean 2-4 inches of mud everywhere because of the rain.

I need to wrap this up so that I can finish this drink in this peace.

We enjoyed the event so much, that we already agreed to attend next year & started making preliminary plans. I can’t wait!

My mos def highlights from the festival were chilling with my best friends, good music, Sing Out Sister & N’Dea Davenport & not slipping in the mud while I photographed!

The trip ended Sunday with a wonder 3-hour brunch at B. Smiths in Union Station (DC) with Suite Suzy Cousin Dee, The Yellow African BFB, The Good Dr Long, & my girl Lola. During brunch we talked about everything from ways to seek an abortions, Black Gay Pride, My being sick of Obama, potted meat & how good the French toast was.

See my images from the Capital Jazz Festival here!

If you click “Show Info,” while viewing the slide show, you will be able to read my captions. Each photo has a story per usual.

You can also see my work on one of my FAVORITE music blogs; Soul Bounce.