Ladybird Jazz

On one recent night out, painter Martin Swift and I found ourselves going underground for some serious Monday night jazz at the DC institution Bohemian Caverns. As the hub for all things jazz and blues here in the District for many, many years, this sublime spot is a bit of a time capsule - walk down the dark, curving stairs and you'll find a music scene steeped in the history of Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, and many more. 

That tradition is carried on today, and this spot remains one of my favorites for a little late night cool - the evening I took these photos the hours ended up slipping by as we shot the breeze with the first chair saxaphonist late in the night.