Feist has described the previous couple of years as a “interval of confrontation.” “It felt like our relational ecosystems had been clearer than ever and so no matter was usually obscured — like a sure method of avoiding battle or a sure method of speaking across the topic — had been impulsively thrust into the sunshine,” the artist mentioned in a current assertion. The newfound readability she was referring to is obvious on “Multitudes,” an album that nakedly contemplates the ability of all types of affection — passionate, parental or platonic — to devastate. Whereas the album title may nod to probably the most well-known line of Walt Whitman’s “Music of Myself,” its lyrics recall the transcendentalism of that basic poem as Feist sees the divine on the planet round and in all of us. In that method, she shares Whitman’s sentiment: “It’s you speaking simply as a lot as myself, I act because the tongue of you.” Could 12 at eight p.m. (doorways open) at 9:30 Membership, 815 V St. NW. 930.com. Offered out.
Mary Lou Williams Jazz Pageant
For greater than a quarter-century, the Kennedy Heart has celebrated the legacy of “first girl of jazz” Mary Lou Williams with a program that highlights main ladies within the jazz scene. This yr’s two-day competition options dwelling legend Doreen Ketchens, multi-hyphenate Somi, saxophonist-vocalist Camille Thurman and singer-stage star Dee Dee Bridgewater. However a becoming tribute to Williams requires not solely the previous and current, however the future. A efficiency by the most recent cohort of the Subsequent Jazz Legacy — an apprenticeship program working for a extra inclusive jazz world — options rising artists mentored by the likes of Meshell Ndegeocello and Patrice Rushen who’re carrying Williams’s torch. Could 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. on the Kennedy Heart, 2700 F St. NW. kennedy-center.org. $40-$55.
It’s been greater than three years for the reason that pandemic shut down all features of every day life, together with live shows, and musicians and their followers are nonetheless taking part in catch-up. That’s why Jill Scott is commemorating the 23rd anniversary of her debut album, “Who Is Jill Scott?: Phrases and Sounds Vol. 1,” after covid-19 disrupted a 20th anniversary tour in 2020. Irrespective of the yr, “Who Is Jill Scott?” deserves the front-to-back therapy. The album helped cement neo-soul as a defining sound on the flip of the millennium and established Scott as a warm-voiced singer and a songwriter for on a regular basis individuals. Could 11, 13 and 14 at eight p.m. on the Theater at MGM Nationwide Harbor, 101 MGM Nationwide Ave., Nationwide Harbor. mgmresorts.com. Offered out; verified resale tickets out there on Ticketmaster.