The Tim Whalen Quintet is one of the most exciting jazz groups in Washington DC area, featuring some of the most sought after musicians in the city. They are fearless improvisers that believe the music should never be the same from night to night. Due to the diversity of their collective musical experience and influences, they are able to traverse many musical styles seamlessly. With all that said, this band is about groove, swing, and intricacy. It’s all centered around Whalen’s philosophy that in order to look to the future, you need to be rooted in what came before you, and with this thought the music should speak for itself. For this special performance, the band will be playing Whalen’s original compositions, as well as his creative arrangements of the music of some of the great modern pianists.