Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Romano Vineyard & Winery (2:00 - 5:00 pm)
(15715 Bald Eagle School Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613, Phone: (301) 752-1103). Romano has a gorgeous outdoor location surrounded by vineyards. The wine is really nice, and they usually have a food truck. It's really a great place to spend an afternoon. Romano is about 45 minutes outside DC, and it really feels like a vacation to Napa.
All the DC venues we used to play are now closed permanently, but the wineries (with outdoor settings) seemed to have survived, and some are having live music again, so come out and support the good people at Romano. They have a lot of tables and chairs, but you might also consider bringing your own lawn chairs and picnic blankets to set up on the grass. There's usually a pretty good food truck too, but I'm not sure what they have planned this time.
Andrew will be there, so there will be at least three of us. There seems to be a good chance that Mike can join on drums for most of the afternoon, although he'll probably be a little late.
Now here's the sad news: We did a terrible job coordinating our summer schedules, and we'll all be out of town a lot, so this will be the only public Brulee performance of the summer. Personally, I'm pretty devastated to skip our summer tradition of the Riversdale Jazz on the Lawn Series. We'll have more gigs in September, but if you want to see us before then, this is your only chance! See you Saturday I hope.
Most public shows are still sadly canceled, except for our semi-secret, mostly on Sunday, socially distant, front porch concerts. You can contact us if you want details on the upcoming weekend.
Sadly, most of the DC area indoor venues we used to play are now closed permanently (Villain & Saint, Sotto, Harp & Fiddle, Twins Jazz...). It's hard to know what comes next for local music. Fortunately, the wineries and some other outdoor venues are still open, and some of the wineries are starting to have live music again. So we've been able to schedule a few shows. Dates will be announced soon on this page.
We also love playing private parties, which is a great way to introduce our music to people who wouldn't hear us otherwise. So if you'd like to host Brulee in your living room, backyard, office, Jacuzzi greenhouse, kitchen, yacht, private jet, safari tent, treehouse, basement, private South Pacific atoll, airport business class lounge, or Neapolitan pizzeria, just let us know.
The best way to hear about upcoming shows is to join the email mailing list. Go to the home page to enter your email address, and we'll add you to the list. We send about one email per month and jealously guard your contact details.
Brulee has played all over the Washington DC area. Some of our recent and more memorable shows have been at Villain & Saint, Sotto on 14th St, Twins Jazz on U Street, Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, Bossa in Adams Morgan, Lost & Found, Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, Jammin’ Java, Gemeny Winery, Running Hare Vineyard, Wonderland Ballroom, Republic in Takoma Park, Columbia Station in Adams Morgan, the Takoma Park JazzFest Jazz Brawl (which we won!), the Takoma Park JazzFest main stage, the New Deal Cafe, The Riversdale House Museum Summer Jazz Series, two Busboys and Poets, Mayorga in Silver Spring (RIP), Fireflies, Adams Morgan PorchFest, The Riverdale Spring and Winter Arts Festivals, the Takoma Park Folk Festival, Roofers Union in Adams Morgan, Aura & Lisa’s wedding, and Lex & Christine's wedding on a boat in Austria.