Past Dates

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Sauf Haus
Eli Solo at Saufhaus - 8:30-10:30 pm
1216 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
USA

Friday, February 26th, 2016

With Karla Chisholm at 49 West
With Karla Chisholm at 49 West - 7:30 pm
49 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-626-9796

Appearing with vocalist Karla Chisholm and guitarist Michael Raitzykh, performing their creative versions of jazz standards and their own original songs.

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Westminster Jazz Night in DC
The Greg Boyer Peloton - 6-9 pm
400 I Street SW
Washington, DC
Price: $5

Appearing with world famous trombonist Greg Boyer and his quartet at one of the premier jazz concert series in Washington

 

Friday, February 5th, 2016

9 Songwriter series with Eli Staples and Karla Chisholm - 7:30 pm
201 F Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
202/558-6900
Price: $10

Eli performs a set of his original material AND accompanies vocalist/songwriter Karla Chisholm on her set.

Monday, December 28th, 2015

49 WEST
The 9 Songwriter Series with Justin Trawick - 7-10 pm
49 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-626-9796

www.wearethe9.com

 

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Germano's Piattini
Karla Chisholm Quartet - 6:00 pm
300 S. High Street
Baltimore, MD
410.752.4515

Michael Raitzykh - guitar

Jeff Reed - Bass

Jesse Moody - drums

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Violinist/guitarist Matvei Sigalov - 7:30 and 9:30 pm
2001 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-299-0800
Price: $15 adv - $20 door

Eli accompanies violinist and guitarist Matvei Sigalov, performing Matvei's arrangements of classic soul and jazz and his own Brazilian influenced compositions

 

 

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Jessy J and Grainger - 8 pm
33 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-268-4545
Price: $30

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Karla Chisholm Band - 7:30 pm
411 John Carlyle St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703 546-5953
Price: $15

Thursday Night Concert Series

Featuring

Eli Staples - piano

Michael Raitzyk - guitar

Mike Pope - bass

Blues Webb - drums

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The 9 Songwriter Series with Justin Trawick - 8 pm
227 Maple Avenue E
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 255-1566
Price: $15

The 9 Songwriters Series w/ Justin Trawick + Jamie and James + Dear Creek + Natalie York + Eli Staples + Justin Jones + Cordell + Louisa Hall

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Woo Live!
Eli Staples solo set at Woo Live! - 8 pm
8240 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182
Vienna, VA 22182
USA
Price: $15


Eli will perform solo at the great new venue Woo Live! in downtown Tysons Corner.  

Also appearing:  Annie Stokes, Throwing Plates, and Moon Scene.

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Brewer's Alley Featured Artist
Eli Staples Featured performer SAW Songwriter Showcase - 7:30 pm
124 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
USA
301-631-0089

Eli appears as featured artist at Brewer's Alley's Songwriter Showcase.  

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Epicure Cafe
SAW Showcase night featuring Eli Staples - 7 pm
11213-A Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA

Ron Goad's SAW Showcase night at the Epicure, with Eli Staples as the featured performer

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Sophisticated Lady (with Julie Murphy Wells) - 7:30 pm
227 Maple Avenue E
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 255-1566

Eli appears with Julie Murphy Wells (lead singer of the popular folk-rock band Eddie From Ohio) as musical director for her classic cabaret show "Sophisticated Lady".  Julie performs her favorite jazz, pop, and show tunes in a small group jazz quartet

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Grainger, Pockets, and Meritxell at Bethesda Blues And Jazz
Grainger, Pockets and Meritxell - 8 pm
7719 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD
Price: $25

Eli appears with jazz/funk fusion masters Gary and Greg Grainger for the reincarnation of their classic R&B band, Pockets.  Featuring Meritxell Negre, the Latin Queen Of Soul.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Eli Staples Live at Germano's Piattini
Eli Staples solo performance - 6 pm seating 7:30 showtime
300 South High Street
Baltimore, MD
Price: $15

Eli sings and performs his original songs and personal favorites in an intimate cabaret setting, accompanied by the great upright bassist Jeff Reed

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Justin Trawick and Eli Staples - 10 pm
196 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
212.477.4155

Eli performs in a duo show with singer-songwriter Justin Trawick at the classic New York venue. 

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla and Eli Duo - 6-9 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Anita O'Day Tribute with Karla Chisholm at Germano's Piattini
Karla Chisholm Quartet Sings Anita O'Day - 7:30 pm
300 South High Street
Baltimore, MD
Price: $20

Eli performs with the Karla Chisholm Quartet, in a tribute to Anita O'Day's classic album "Anita Sings The Most" with the Oscar Peterson Quartet

 

 

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Violinist Karen Briggs and Fisher Street Naming Ceremony
Karen Briggs Quartet
1520 Effingham Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Eli appears with jazz/funk violinist Karen Briggs and Senegalese fusion bassist Cheikh Ndoye

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla and Eli Duo - 6-9 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla and Eli Duo - 6-9 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Eli Staples Solo performance - 8:00 pm
2832 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 522-8340

Eli performs a 45 minute set of his original songs.   Also appearing:  Nicole Booth and Lee Wilkerson

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Eli Staples at IOTA with Nicole Booth - 8 pm
2832 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 522-8340
Price: $10

Eli performs his original songs in the classic songwriter venue IOTA, in Arlington, VA 

 

Also appearing - Nicole Booth

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The Inn At Silk Mill
In Gratitude - A Tribute to Earth Wind And Fire - 8 pm
1707 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Price: $35 in advance/$42 at the door

Appearing with In Gratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind, and Fire.  

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 6-9 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Appearing with vocalist Karla Chisholm

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Brewer's Alley Songwriter Showcase
Songwriter Showcases at Brewer's Alley - 7:30 pm
124 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
USA
301-631-0089

Eli appears as one of the featured artists at the Brewer's Alley Songwriter Showcase

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla and Eli Duo - 6-9 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Appearing with vocalist Karla Chisholm 

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Eli Staples, Rachel Levitin, Nicole Booth, and - 8 pm
2832 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 522-8340

Live at IOTA in Arlington Virginia.  

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Tribute to Anita O'Day - Karla Chisholm Quartet LIVE RECORDING
A Tribute to Anita O'Day - Karla Chisholm Quartet - 4 pm
312 Marshall Ave #205
Laurel, MD 20707
USA

A live album recording.  Eli will be joining Karla Chisholm in a tribute to Anita O'day, in which we recreate Anita's classic album with the Oscar Peterson Quartet, "Anita Sings The Most"

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla and Eli Duo - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

With Laura Baron at the Epicure Cafe
7:30 pm
11213-A Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA

Eli performs a solo set of his originals at 7:30, followed by a performance with the wonderful Laura Baron.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla and Eli Duo - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla and Eli Duo - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Friday, January 16th, 2015

The 9 Songwriter series at Artisphere
The 9 Songwriter Series at Artisphere - 8 pm
1101 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
USA

Eli Eli appears as part of the 9 Songwriter series at one of the last performances at the Artisphere in Arlington VA.  

The lineup for the night:

Justin Trawick
Natalie York
Eli Staples
Dan Fisk
Paul Pfau
Ken Wenzel
Michael Mattice
Brittany Jean
Emily Henry

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

We Are The 9 Songwriter series with Justin Trawick - 8 pm
815 V Street NW
Washington, DC 20002
(202)393-0930

 

Eli will be accompanying multiple artists as part of the songwriter series.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla and Eli Duo - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

In Gratitude - A Tribute to Earth Wind And Fire
3701 Mt. Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305
(703) 549-7500

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla and Eli Duo - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Tribute to Skip Scarborough - In Gratitude at Mount Pleasant Church
Tribute to Skip Scarborough - Twas The Night Before Comedy - 9 pm - 1 am
6000 Radecke Ave
Baltimore, MD 21206
Price: $25

New show for this Friday:  I'll be performing with the great show band  In Gratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire doing a special 1 hour performance of the music of Grammy-award winning songwriter Skip Scarborough, featuring his wife, the great vocalist Alton Mcclain Scarborough.  Friday, Dec 5th, at 9 pm at Mount Pleasant Grand Fellowship Hall in Baltimore as part of their "Twas The Night Before Comedy" series.   

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Jacqueline Francis and Dreamsville at Malmaison
Eli appears with Jacqueline Pie Francis and her jazz group Dreamsville - 6-9 pm
3401 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Friday, November 28th, 2014

The revival of the classic band Pockets - 8 pm
33 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-268-4545
Price: $29.50

The Grainger brothers revive their classic R&B/funk band Pockets in an amazing performance featuring Meritxell, the Latin Queen of Soul.

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

The 9 Songwriter Series at IOTA - 7 pm
2832 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 522-8340

Doing my first performance with the wonderful and very successful 9 Songwriter Series, hosted by the great singer songwriter Justin Trawick.  

The lineup for the night - 

Justin Trawick
Crys Matthews
Emily Henry
Nicole Booth
Jason Ager
Eli Staples
Matthew Berry
Jill Warren
Jacqueline Francis

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

With Julie Murphy Wells at Jammin' Java - 7 pm
227 Maple Avenue E
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 255-1566
Price: $25

Another installment of Julie Murphy Wells' (lead singer for Eddie From Ohio) great show Sophisticated Lady.  Julie performs her favorite songs (and roles) from the best classic Broadway musicals.  I'll be in my usual role as pianist and musical director.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla and Eli Duo - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: Free!

The fabulous Karla Chisholm is back on the scene!  We're making our first appearance in a few months at Travinia Italian Kitchen in downtown Leesburg, VA

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

With jazz vocalist Lisa Engelken at Germano's
Jazz-pop vocalist Lisa Engelken at Germano's
300 S. High Street
Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Jazz vocalist Lisa Engelken at Bethesda Blues And Jazz
Appearing with Jazz-pop vocalist LIsa Engelken - 7:30 pm
7719 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD

Friday, October 17th, 2014

In Gratitude at the Hamilton Live
In Gratitude - A Tribute to Earth Wind And Fire
600 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
202.787.1000

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

With Julie Murphy Wells of Eddie From Ohio at The Hamilton Live
Special performance with Julie Murphy Wells - Fundraiser for Virginia Hospital Center - 8 pm -9:30 pm
600 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
202.787.1000

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Eli Staples Solo - 4-7 pm
100 N. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Price: $10

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Christylez Bacon at the Bluebird Blues Festival - 1-4:30 pm
301 Largo Rd.
Largo, MD 20774
301-322-0157

Christylez Bacon

Three short performances at the Bluebird Blues festival with progressive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon.   We'll be creating a hip-hop/beat-boxing/jazz fusion performance.  

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Afro-jazz fusion bassist Cheikh N'Doye Group featuring violinist Karen Briggs - 8 pm
12826 Laurel-Bowie Road
Laurel, MD 20708

Friday, September 5th, 2014

In Gratitude Band in Reading, PA
In Gratitude - A Tribute to Earth Wind And Fire - 7:30-9:30
1115 Bern Road
Reading, PA 19610

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla and Eli Duo - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Karla Chisholm Quartet at Germano's Piattini
Karla Chishom LAST PERFORMANCE BEFORE BABY - 7:30 pm
300 S High Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-752-4515

The Karla Chisholm Quartet performance, with me on piano, Michael Raitzykh on guitar, and Jeff Reed on Bass.   Her last public performance before her baby is born in September!  Come on out.  

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Karla and Eli Duo Bull Run Winery
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 6-9 pm
15950 Lee Hwy
Centreville, VA 20120

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

With Jessy J at the Ribs and Jazz Fest
Jazz/Latin saxophonist Jessy J at the Ribs and Jazz Fest in Columbus, OH - 6:30 pm
Columbus, OH

Appearing with saxophonist Jessy J at the North Bank Park Stage

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Karla Chishom and Eli Staples
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 6-9 pm
15950 Lee Hwy
Centreville, VA 20120
Price: free!

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Deborah Bond at the Capital Jazz Fest
Deborah Bond and Third Logic at Capital Jazz Fest - 12:30 pm (noonish)
Merriweather Post Pavillion
Columbia, MD

Appearing with Deborah Bond and Third Logic at the Capital Jazz Fest on the Soul Stage

 

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Karla Chisholm at Blues Alley - 8 and 10 pm
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4141

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Jazz Flutist Althea Rene at Blues Alley - 8 and 10 pm
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4141

Playing keyboards with flutist Althea Rene

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Oldtown Theater Songwriter Series
Patty Reese's SAW Songwriter Showcase at the Oldtown Theater - 8 pm
815 1/2 King Street
Alexandra, VA
Price: $10

Eli performs his original songs.  Appearing with pianist and songwriter Andrea Pais 

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

In Gratitude at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
In Gratitude - A Tribute to Earth Wind And Fire - 8 pm
7719 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Karla and Eli Duo at Travinia
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Karla and Eli Duo at Travinia
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: free

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

In Gratitude - Tally Ho Theater
In Gratitude - A Tribute to Earth Wind And Fire - 8 pm
19 West Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
USA
Price: $25

In Gratitude - A Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire

Friday, February 28th, 2014

In Gratitude - A Tribute to Earth Wind And Fire - 8 pm
15 W Rider Rd
Harrington, DE 19952
(302) 398-7223?

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Brewer's Alley Featured Artist
Songwriter Showcases at Brewer's Alley - 7:30 pm
124 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
USA
301-631-0089
Price: donation

 

Next Monday (Feb 24th) I'm fortunate to be the feature artist at the Brewer's Alley Songwriter Showcase. The event starts at 7:30, with pianist Jim Moon, followed by short sets from Ricardo White, Tim Kirkner, and Jukebox Underdogs! I'll be on at 9 for a full hour of my originals and some of my favorite songs. Thank you Ron Goad, Rod Deacey, and Todd Walker for your generosity in allowing me to be part of your great songwriter scene in Frederick!

 

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Earth Wind and Fire Tribute Band - 8 pm
411 John Carlyle St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703 546-5953

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Opening for Stephen Fearing at Arts Barn
7:30
311 Kent Square Road
Gaithersburg, MD
USA
301-258-6394
Price: $25

Opening for singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Karla Chisholm Quartet LIVE RECORDING
Live Album Recording at Howard Community College - 4-7 pm
312 Marshall Ave #205
Laurel, MD 20707
USA
Price: ?

Doing a live album recording with the Karla Chisholm group, with Jeff Reed on Bass, Michael Raitzykh on guitar, and me on piano and background vocals

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Brewer's Alley Featured Artist
Songwriter Showcases at Brewer's Alley - 8 pm
124 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
USA
301-631-0089
Price: donation

I'll be the featured artist tonight at the Brewer's Alley Songwriter's showcase!  Performing a 1 hour set from 8-9 pm. 

 

 

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Karla and Eli Duo at Travinia
Karla and Eli Duo - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: Free

We haven't done this in awhile, and I can't wait to get back!

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla and Eli Duo - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

SAW Songwriter's Toolbox
SAW Songwriter's Toolbox - 10:00 AM - 12:30 pm
1819 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA
Price: donations

I'm honored to be asked by Kevin Dudley (www.kevindudley.com) to be a featured speaker and performer at the SAW (Songrwriter's Association of Washington) Songwriter's Toolbox monthly workshop in October.  

 

The SAW Songwriter’s Toolbox is a monthly songwriting workshop series focusing on the creative aspects of songwriting. While many workshops focus on the business of songwriting, publishing or “how to write a hit song,” the Songwriter’s Toolbox examines the craft of lyric writing, jump-starting creativity and breaking down the process of writing and composing engaging songs. The Songwriter’s Toolbox has something for budding writers as well as experienced writers.

 

The Songwriter’s Toolbox is held on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Lab at Convergence.  Convergence's address is 1819 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria VA, at the intersection with Crestwood Drive.  The Lab is a brick building facing Crestwood.  It has no address on it, but 1781 Crestwood Drive pinpoints it in Google Maps.  Directions: Take the Shirlington exit off of I-395 and follow the signs to Quaker Lane, then take the second left on Crestwood Drive. The Lab at Convergence is the first building on the left.  Map: http://tinyurl.com/5wnz9g.

Friday, October 18th, 2013

In Gratitude at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
In Gratitude (Earth, Wind And Fire Tribute Band) - 8 pm
7719 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD

With In Gratitude, Gary and Greg Grainger's amazing 12 piece Earth Wind and Fire tribute band

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Karla Chisholm Band - 7:30 pm
411 John Carlyle St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703 546-5953
Price: $15

 

With the fabulous Karla Chisholm Band And Show

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Eli Staples Duo at Travinia
Eli Staples Duo - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Sunday Songwriters Songfest - 4:45 pm
100 N. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Performing a 45 minute set of originals for the Sunday Songwriters Songfest.  The event is from 4-7, but I'll be on at 4:45.  

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Singer/Songwriter Showcase Night - Outta the Way Cafe
Singer/Songwriter night with John Trupp - 8 pm
17503 Redland Road
Derwood, MD

I'll be playing my songs at John Trupp's Singer/Songwriter night at the Outta The Way Cafe... for those of you in the north country. I'm doing 4 fifteen minute sets of originals, starting at 8:45.  

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Karla and Eli Duo at Travinia
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 7 - 10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: free

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

In Gratitude - A Tribute to Earth Wind And Fire - 8 pm
33 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-268-4545

With the Earth Wind and Fire tribute band In Gratitude

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Jammin' Java's Local Scene Series - 7 pm
227 Maple Avenue E
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 255-1566
Price: $10 advance, $15 at the door

Jammin' Java's Local Scene Series features singer-songwriters Eli Staples, Lexi Hayden and Drew Stevyns.

To purchase tickets online, go to:

https://jamminjava.com/events/august21 

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Songwriter Showcases at Brewer's Alley - 8 pm
124 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701

The Brewer's Alley Songwriter's Showcase features Eli performing his original songs

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Songwriter Showcases at Brewer's Alley - 7:30 - 8 pm
124 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701

The Brewer's Alley Songwriters Showcase features Eli at the piano performing his original songs.

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Epicure Cafe
Eli Staples with Laura Baron and Kevin Dudley - 7:30 pm
11213-A Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA

Laura Baron Eli Staples Kevin Dudley

 

Eli will be performing his newest original songs at the Epicure Cafe.  Appearing with the wonderful singer-songwriters Laura Baron and Kevin Dudley.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Jessy J at Blues Alley - 8 pm and 10 pm
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4141
Price: $25

Appearing with saxophonist Jessy J

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Wiggins Park Riverstage
Cindy Bradley at the Sunset Jazz Series
Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103
(856) 541-7222

Appearing with trumpeter Cindy Bradley at the Sunset Jazz Series

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

River Creek Country Club
Music On The Patio series with Karla Chisholm - 6-9 pm
Leesburg, VA

Performing with the fabulous Karla Chisholm

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Karla Chisholm at Blues Alley - 8 and 10 pm
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4141

Friday, July 12th, 2013

W Hotel
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 8 pm - midnight
Washington, DC

Eli performs with the fabulous Karla Chisholm

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Eli Staples Duo with Jameson Tobey - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Urbana Music Festival and Craft Show
Karla Chisholm Band - 12 pm - 1:30 pm
9020 Amelung St.
Frederick, MD 21704
USA
Price: free!

The full Karla Chisholm Band And Show

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
Jessy J at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival - 6 pm
Wilmington, DE 19801

 

 

Performing at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington, DE.  Also appearing with Gary and Greg Grainger, Wawa Legrand, and Alfredo Mojica, Jr. 

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Eli Staples Duo with Jameson Tobey - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: Free

With Jamieson Tobey, singing and playing some of my favorite songs

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Maryland Live! Casino
In Gratitude - A Tribute to Earth Wind And Fire - 8 pm - midnight
7002 Arundel Mills Cir #777
Hanover, MD
USA
Price: $25

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: Free

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Karla Chisholm Quartet - 8 pm - midnight
1330 Maryland Ave
Washington, DC
USA
Price: free!

Performing in the beautiful Empress Lounge with Karla Chisholm, Sean Rickman, and Jeff Reed

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Eli Staples Duo with Jameson Tobey - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: free

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Eli Staples Duo with Jameson Tobey - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: Free!

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

The Hamilton Live
In Gratitude (Earth Wind and Fire Tribute) - 8 pm
600 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
202.787.1000
Price: ?

 

Live performance with In Gratitude, Gary and Greg Grainger's amazing Earth Wind and Fire tribute band

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Eli Staples Duo with Jameson Tobey - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

The V Eatery and Brewhouse
Eli Staples Sings at the V - 8-11 pm
44630 Waxpool Rd
Ashburn, VA 20147
Price: free!

Singing and playing solo

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: free!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: free!

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

In Gratitude (Earth Wind And Fire) - 8 pm
15 W Rider Rd
Harrington, DE 19952
(302) 398-7223?

I'm doing a live show with In Gratitude, Gary and Greg Grainger's excellent Earth Wind and Fire tribute band at Harrington's in Delaware.  Always a good time.  See you then!

 

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

In Gratitude (Earth Wind and Fire Tribute) - 10-11 pm
2100 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21251
443-885-3286
Price: ?

Performing live at Morgan State University at the beautiful Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, I'll be appearing with Gary and Greg Grainger's amazing Earth Wind and Fire tribute band, In Gratitude.  

Friday, February 15th, 2013

XM Radio
Deborah Bond Live Radio taping - 5 pm
Washington, DC 20002

Appearing with Deborah Bond on  The Black Eagle Channel for Joe Madison's "The Power" show.  We'll be performing her songs "This Is Me" and "A Message".  

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Eli Staples Duo with Jameson Tobey - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: free!

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

The Cellar Door Restaurant
Two pianos with Dan Reynolds - 7-10 pm
5 East Church and Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
USA
301.695.8460

 

A very rare performance as a piano duo with the great Dan Reynolds also on keys.  

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 7-10 Pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: Free!

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The V Eatery and Brewhouse
Eli Staples Sings at the V - 8-11 pm
44630 Waxpool Rd
Ashburn, VA 20147
Price: Free!

I'll be at the V Eatery and Brewhouse singing and playing my favorite songs.  I'll be by myself, so come and keep me company!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 8 pm
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 581-5100
Price: SOLD OUT

With Deborah Bond for a LIVE VIDEO SHOOT at Strathmore Hall!  We'll be performing selections from Madam Palindrome and Day After, as well as a BRAND NEW DB and Third Logic song, commissioned by the Strathmore Music foundation.  

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Admiral's Cup
Karla and Eli 80's night - 8-11 pm
1647 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD
410-534-5555
Price: free!

Ok, so this is kind of an experiment.  Basically, it's me and Karla singing our favorite pop songs from the 80s and 90s.  Either you think this sounds AWESOME, or that it is the cheesiest thing you've ever heard of me doing.  Yeah, it's pretty much both.  I hope you come out, especially if you lean more on the AWESOME side of this.  It'll be your only chance to ever hear me sing Van Halen, that's for sure.  

 

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The V Eatery and Brewhouse
Eli Staples sings at the V - 8-11 pm
44630 Waxpool Rd
Ashburn, VA 20147
Price: Free!

I'll be at the V Eatery and Brewhouse singing and playing my favorite songs.  I'll be by myself, so come keep me company!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Eli Staples Duo with Jameson Tobey - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: Free!

Eli plays keys and sings his favorite pop and jazz standards, accompanied by the fabulous Jameson Tobey on drums

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Admiral's Cup
Karla and Eli 80's night - 8-11 pm
1647 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD
410-534-5555
Price: free

Ok, so this is kind of an experiment.  Basically, it's me and Karla singing our favorite pop songs from the 80s and 90s.  Either you think this sounds AWESOME, or that it is the cheesiest thing you've ever heard of me doing.  Yeah, it's pretty much both.  I hope you come out, especially if you lean more on the AWESOME side of this.  It'll be your only chance to ever hear me sing Van Halen, that's for sure.  

 

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

The V Eatery and Brewhouse
Eli Staples sings at the V - 8-11 pm
44630 Waxpool Rd
Ashburn, VA 20147
Price: Free

I'll be at the V Eatery and Brewhouse singing and playing my favorite songs.  I'll be by myself, so come keep me company!

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The V Eatery and Brewhouse
Eli Staples sings at the V - 8-11 pm
44630 Waxpool Rd
Ashburn, VA 20147
Price: Free

I'll be at the V Eatery and Brewhouse singing and playing my favorite songs.  I'll be by myself, so come keep me company!

 

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Eli Staples Duo with Jameson Tobey - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: Free!

Eli plays keys and sings his favorite pop and jazz standards, accompanied by the fabulous Jameson Tobey on drums.

Friday, December 14th, 2012

The Hamilton Live
Laura Baron opening for Jane Siberry - 8:30 pm
600 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
202.787.1000
Price: $33

I'm performing with the excellent folk-jazz singer/songwriter Laura Baron, opening for songwriter and Canadian pop star Jane Siberry.  I was fortunate enough to record some tracks for her next album which I'm really looking forward to hearing in their finished form.  Here's a brief quote from a review of her last record which i think describes her style well:

""Scenes From the Avenue," opens with the title track, a wistful, minor-key ballad that recalls the sort of disarming pop-jazz that Michael Franks helped popularize in the '70s. Whether Baron points to Franks and like-minded singer-songwriters as primary influences is anyone's guess, but it's hard to imagine their fans having any trouble embracing Baron's low-key, jazz-tinted musings....Most of the songwriting on "Scenes From the Avenue" is so appealing that you don't find yourself wishing that Baron would cover pop classics. "

If you want to know more about either of them, you can check out:

www.laurabaronmusic.com

www.janesiberry.com

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Karla Chisholm LIVE album recording at Blues Alley - 8 and 10 pm
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4141
Price: ?

I'll be recording a live album with Karla Chisholm at Blues Alley!  With a full ten piece band.  Background singers, horn section...the works, man!  We'll need lots of people to make a ton of noise between tracks.  Karla's shows there have always sold out in the past, so make sure you get on it if you want to be there.   

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: Free

 

Oh yeah.  We're back.

 

That's it.  

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The Howard Theatre
Deborah Bond and Leela James - 8:00 pm
620 T Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
USA
202-803-2899
Price: $25

 

I'm making what I THINK is my first appearance at the beautifully restored Howard Theatre with neo-soul songstress Deborah Bond.  I really enjoyed our trip to London this summer.  Deborah's shows are always excellent, and her albums are some of my all-time personal favorites.  

Learn more about Deborah at www.deborahbond.com

We're opening for singer Leela James.  Here's a little bit about her, but you can check it out at www.leelajames.com

 

Since her childhood in L.A.’s eclectic urban culture, singer Leela James has woven the soul tradition into and around every corner of her creative identity. Deep within her rich and powerful voice are the echoes of Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples, Gladys Knight and other iconic divas of generations past.

 

And yet, James’ brand of soul is very much her own – a music inspired by past masters but galvanized by her own life experience and highly focused artistic vision. She brings it all home to the place where modern soul was born, Stax Records (a division of Concord Music Group) with the release of her new album, My Soul

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Event 1013
Karla Chisholm Dallas CD Release Party - 8 pm
1013 E. 15th Street
Plano, TX 75074
972.890.7970
Price: $10

 

 

Whoa.  So much drama has happened for Karla since I first posted this gig.  Her first Texas band melted away, and then so did the original venue itself!  And then didn't tell her about it.  How do you find out if your event site in Dallas has closed, without actually going there?  By using her international network of spies, as it turns out.  But, she has risen like the PHOENIX (no, not the one in Arizona.  Read a book, people) to restore this event to its original vitality, and MORE.  Now, bassist Mike Pope will be joining us, and it will be at a still more beautiful location than before.  

Here's what she had to say about it...

Karla Chisholm will be celebrating the release of “Moving On” in, that’s right, DALLAS, TEXAS!! (Editors note: Ok, so now it's Plano.  Dallas SOUNDS better, though, don't you think?)

The CD Release party will be held at Event 1013, in downtown Plano TX! 

Karla’s pianist Eli Staples will be joining her Dallas based band for a 10 piece band blow out!!  It’s the whole kit-n-kabboodle folks!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE TUESDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING.

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Karla Chisholm and the RAW Semi Finals - 8 pm
10 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 223-1105
Price: $15 in advance, $20 at the door


After our performance in the Baltimore RAW competition last month, Karla Chisholm has been chosen to perform at the RAW Artists Semi Finals! The local community casts a LIVE VOTE!  Three local judges, invited by RAW, also cast their vote. These two factors decide who will represent their town in RAWards Finals. City winners announced at the show! 

21+ to Attend, Fashionable / Cocktail Attire Required!!
Purchase Tickets in advance 15.00 each at www.RAWartists.org/Baltimore
Tickets Available at the door 20.00

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Eli Staples Duo with Jamieson Tobey - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: free

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Indulj Restaurant and Lounge
Deborah Bond at Indulj DC - 11 pm
1208 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-986-9400

 

 

I'll be performing with the exceptional Deborah Bond and Third Logic, doing some of their great original songs from their last two albums.  To find out more, check out www.deborahbond.com

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Barns of Wolf Trap
Julie Murphy Wells at the Barns - 8 pm
1635 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

Julie Murphy Wells of Eddie From Ohio fame presents her solo show at the Barns of Wolf Trap for the third season in a row.  Eli will be appearing with her as pianist and music director.  

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

13th Floor, Belvedere Hotel
Eli Staples Trio at the 13th Floor - 9 pm - 1 am
1 East Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

I'm appearing with Matvei Sigalov on guitar/violin and Dave McDonald on drums.  I'm singing and playing my favorite standards at the newly renovated 13th Floor in the Belvedere Hotel.  Apparently it's gotten quite a facelift and is way swanky now.  I'm looking forward to it!

Friday, October 26th, 2012

I J Cann's
Eli Solo at I J Canns - 7-11 pm
3111 Valley Ave
Winchester, VA
USA
540-667-9995
Price: Free

I'm singing and playing solo piano WAAAAY out west in Winchester VA.  Come visit!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Eli Staples Duo with Jamieson Tobey - 7-10
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: free

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Admiral's Cup
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples at Admiral's Cup - 10 pm - 1 am
1647 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD
410-534-5555
Price: free!

 

It's a brand new experiment!  I'll be appearing with Karla Chisholm and bassist Eric Scott at the new Fells Point club Admiral's Cup.  We'll be playing music from the 70's, 80's and 90's, hopefully with a rotating cast of players.  Come check it out!

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Eli Staples Duo with Jamieson Tobey - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: free

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Carroll Creek Linear Park Amphitheater
Karla Chisholm at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater - 11:30-1:30
49 S. Market Street
Frederick, MD
USA
Price: Free

 

I'll be appearing with Karla Chisholm's fabulous 10 piece band performing selections from her last album "Moving On", and new cuts from her upcoming record!

Now beginning its second decade, Music on the Terrace returns to the Carroll Creek Park Amphitheater across the creek from C. Burr Artz Public Library. Brewer’s Alley will have light lunch fare for sale to concert-goers. Of course, you’re welcome to bring your own picnic and a blanket - or just stroll along the Creek and enjoy the tunes on a fall afternoon.

Music on the Terrace concerts begin at 11:30 am and end at 1:30 pm. The event is open to all ages at no charge. Concerts will move indoors in the event of rain.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Spotsylvania Towne Centre
The Eli Staples Band - 7:00-9:00 pm
137 Spotsylvania Mall
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
USA
Price: Free

Yes, that's right, it's my quartet appearing live down in Fredericksburg, MD!  The Spotsylvania Mall hosts a beautiful outdoor concert series all summer on Thursday nights, and now it's my turn.  I'll be singing my original songs and a bunch of other good music.  Don't you feel better already knowing I'll be there?  That's your heart telling you where you should be Thursday night.

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Eli Staples Duo with Jay Tobey - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: free

Back again at the lovely Travinia Italian Kitchen in downtown Leesburg, I'll be appearing with drummer Jay Tobey, singing and playing some of my favorite songs.  I should add, ladies, that Jay is so hot that he requires constant cooling from a liquid nitrogen tank.  Fortunately, most Leesburgian italian joints carry one as a matter of principle, so while you may not be able to see Jay in the fog of sublimating nitrogen, I assure you he will be there kicking butt on the drums.  

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Schwartz Center For The Arts
Jessy J & Kim Waters - Fall Into Jazz - 8 pm
Dover, DE 19901
302-678-5152
Price: $35

I'll be appearing with Mexican-American saxophonist Jessy J at the Schwartz Center in Dover, Delaware.  We're on a double bill with Kim Waters.  This will be our fourth show together, and I'm looking forward to it.  Check out the cover of Jazziz magazine which featured her in May!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Virtuoso bassist Andre Manga - 8 and 10 pm
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4141
Price: $25

I'll be appearing with virtuoso Cameroonian bassist Andre Manga, as part of his tour supporting his new album "Voyages", an African jazz-fusion tour de force. With the fantastic musicians Mark Prince on drums and Dan Leonard on guitar. 

Find out more at www.andremanga.com

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Trumpeter Cindy Bradley in Philadelphia - 7:30-9:00 pm
Chestnut Street and Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 928-8811
Price: Free!

 

Eli's playing PHILLY, yo!

Jazz trumpeter Cindy Bradley has just been awarded two Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards for 2011 Brass Player of the Year and 2011 Best New Jazz Artist.   I will be accompanying her on keys at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, PA  


Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Trumpeter Cindy Bradley at Blues Alley - 8 and 10 pm
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4141
Price: $25

 

Jazz trumpeter Cindy Bradley has just been awarded two Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards for 2011 Brass Player of the Year and 2011 Best New Jazz Artist.   Eli will be accompanying her on keys at the world renowned Blues Alley.  

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Deborah Bond at Blues Alley - 8 and 10 PM
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4141
Price: $25

Just after our tour of England, I'll be appearing with Deborah Bond and Third Logic again at the historic Blues Alley in Washington DC.  Deborah's recent record hit #1 on the UK soul charts and is considered "one of the best soul albums of 2011" by Chris Wells of Echoes Magazine.  Come check out one of the finest examples of the neo-soul genre. 

Find out more on her website at www.deborahbond.com

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Meli Patisserie and Bistro
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples at Baltimore's Meli - 8:00-11:30 pm
1636 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
USA
410.534.6354
Price: free!

Unfortunately a little more rare than it used to be, this is probably one of my very favorite gigs.  If you're in Baltimore this night, you need to come check out my duo show with the fabulous Karla Chisholm on vocals.  You'll laugh.  You'll cry.  You might snarf beer through your nose if you're not careful.  But it WILL be good.  I promise.

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Greg Boyer and Pocket Jazz
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4141

 

 

Greg Boyer and Pocket Jazz

Veteran trombonist Greg Boyer (Prince, Parliament/Funkadelic, Chuck Brown, Maceo Parker) brings his go-go jazz group to Blues Alley, with Eli on keys.  

Featuring a fantatastic band, Greg will also be joined by Alvin White on guitar, Kevin Walker on bass, Mark Stewart on drums, and featuring Brandon Coombs and Kharisma on vocals.

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Hare and Hounds
Deborah Bond and Third Logic in the UK - 7 pm
106 High St, Kings Heath
Birmingham, GB B14 7JZ
UK
Price: 10 pounds

Our second show of our trip to England.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Deborah Bond and Third Logic
5 Parkway
London, GB NW1 7PG
GB
(44) 20 7916 6060

 

 

 

Eli is appearing with Deborah Bond and Third Logic at the world famous Jazz Cafe in London, England.  Friday, July 27th, 8 pm.  Find out more at www.deborahbond.com

Deborah's most recent album, 'Madam Palindrome' hit # 1 on the UK Soul Chart for three consecutive weeks and has been considered one of the "best soul albums of 2011" by Chris Wells of Echoes Magazine. The charmingly whimsical new video for the debut single 'You Are the One' is
currently being featured on VH1Soul and MTV.com.uk:

A self-proclaimed "people watcher, dreamer and lover of philosophy", Debórah Bond (pronounced De-BOR-rah) credits Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, and Sade as the roots which shaped her sound. Her unique and "eclectic mix of R&B, funk and British soul" receives accolades from critics, artists and fans worldwide. The debut album 'DayAfter', and the follow up release 'AfterDay', solidified Debórah Bond's reputation as an intensely sensitive, spiritual, genuine artist, and a funky diva with captivating stage presence.

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Actor Terrence Currier in "Tumbledown Dreams" - 8 pm
410 South Maple Avenue in the Pearson Square Bldg
Falls Church, VA 22046
USA
(571) 239-5288
Price: $20

"Tumbledown Dreams" is an anecdotal and musical meander through 75 years of dance, drama and drollery.

Creative Cauldron presents the third installment in its sizzling hot FourthWall summer cabaret series: "Tumble Down Dreams" starring veteran stage performer Terry Currier accompanied by the versatile and talented Eli Staples.

In the 52 years since his graduation from Harvard, Mr. Currier has spent most of his working hours in rehearsal halls and on stage.  His first ten years were spent as a resident actor at Washington's prestigious Arena Stage, performing in over eighty productions.  He is is proud to have been a member of the Tony Award winning Arena Company in 1976. He has also been seen at the Kennedy Center in the pre-Broadway production of "Annie 2" and the recent Tony nominated production of "Follies" and on  Broadway in the smash hit revival of "Damn Yankees" with Jerry Lewis.  In between theater work he's managed to snag several noteworthy gigs in film and television.  He has also appeared with fellow actor Charles Keating, in a folk singing act: "Keating and Currier" at the Bitter End,Gerde's Folk City and The John Barleycorn Irish Pub in New York in the 1960's.

Friday, July 13th, 2012

In Gratitude - Earth Wind and Fire Tribute Band! - 8 pm
33 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-268-4545
Price: $22.50

 The Grainger Brothers, Wawa LeGrand, and Gene McBride present "In Gratitude" - the Earth Wind and Fire tribute concert at the Ram's Head in Annapolis.  This will be our third appearance, and I'll be playing keys and holding down the rhythm section.  

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Carroll Arts Center
Karla Chisholm at the Carroll Arts Center - 5 pm
91 West Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
410.848.7272
Price: $20 (cost includes appetizers before show)

Appearing with Karla Chisholm and her amazing band with a full horn section and background singers.  

 

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Deborah Bond and Third Logic - 8 - 9 pm
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 581-5100
Price: FREE SHOW - please RSVP to bscott@strathmore.org

 

 

The amazing Deborah Bond and Third Logic bring their neo-soul sound to the Strathmore Mansion.  Eli will be peforming with the band on keys.  One show Friday, June 22nd, at 8 pm.  Check them out at www.deborahbond.com!

Friday, June 15th, 2012

I J Cann's
Eli Solo at I J Canns - 7-11 pm
3111 Valley Ave
Winchester, VA
USA
540-667-9995
Price: free!

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The Black Squirrel
Laura Baron Songwriters and Poets Guerilla Showcase - 9 pm
2427 18th Street
Washington, DC 20009
USA
202-232-1011
Price: $5 advance $10 at the door

Appearing with singer-songwriter Laura Baron at the Songwriters and Poets Guerilla Showcase

 

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Eli Staples and Karla Chisholm - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: None!

My semi-regular duo gig with the fabulous Karla Chisholm

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
USA
(703) 777-6511
Price: none

My regular duo gig with the fabulous Karla Chisholm

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Waterfront Park
Al Williams at 35th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival - 4:30 pm
1A Prince St
Alexandria, VA
(802)865-7247
Price: Free

Saxophonist Al Williams III 

Appearing at the Alexandria Memorial Day Jazz Festival, with Eli on keys

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Karla Chisholm - 8 and 10 pm
1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4141
Price: $22

Eli is appearing as keyboardist with his musical partner Karla Chisholm, supporting her solo project and her recent release "Moving On".

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: None!

My regular duo gig with the fabulous Karla Chisholm

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Earth Wind and Fire Tribute band In Gratitude - 7 pm
411 John Carlyle St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703 546-5953
Price: $25 advance / $30 at the door

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples - 7-10 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511
Price: None

My regular duo gig with the fabulous Karla Chisholm

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Karla Chisholm and Eli Staples
Karla and Eli Duo - 6-9 pm
1605 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-6511

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