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Elliott Sharp, Uri Caine & More to Appear at DC Improv Celebration

Downtown NYC goes to Washington, D.C. this weekend, when Spontaneous Infinity: A Celebration of Improvised Music continues at the Velvet Lounge on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29.

Friday night’s lineup features a variety of renowned improvisers and avant-gardists beginning at 8:30 p.m. and climaxing at 12:30 a.m. with a set by the legendary maverick guitarist Elliott Sharp.

Saturday’s five-act program includes a special solo set by pianist Uri Caine (pictured) at 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Lounge is located at 915 U Street, Washington, D.C., near Nightclub 9:30 and accessible via the U-St./Cardozo Metro stop. Tickets to each night cost $15 and are available at the door.

For more information, visit or the official Spontaneous Infinity Web site.

Complete lineups are below:

Friday, March 28

12:30-1:30: Elliott Sharp (NYC)

11:30-12:10: Blaise Siwula/David Wilson/Toshi Makihara (NYC/VA/PA)

10:30-11:10: Jaimie Branch/Marc Riordan (Chicago)

9:30-10:10: Thus (Baltimore)

8:30-9:10: Nate Scheible & Matt Wascovich (Cleveland)

(doors at 8 p.m., show at 8:30, 18+) *set times are approximate

Saturday, March 29

12:30-1:30: Marshall Allen & Elliott Levin (Philly)

11:30-12:10: Sabir Mateen & Michiko (NYC)

10:30-11:10: Matthias Muller/Christian Marien (Germany)

9:30-10:10: Uri Caine (NYC)

8:30-9:10: PRV Trio (DC)

(doors at 8 p.m., show at 8:30, 18+) *set times are approximate

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