Editors' pick

Alfonso Velez

Jazz
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Editorial Review

Jazz/funk Keyboardist Will Rast has tapped his Funk Ark and Fugazi personnel to support another Washington indie scene alumnus. Alfonso Velez (listen), formerly of the band Monopoli has been molding together a folksy soul sound that includes finger-picked guitar, a passing similarity to James Taylor and songwriting molded by Americana. Velez will perform two shows at Blues Alley tonight.

-- Rhome Anderson (Feb. 2008)