Gospel According 2 Brownsville Jazz

  • September 21, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • El Golfo Restaurant (128)

    8739 Flower Avenue
    Silver Spring, Maryland 20901
Ticket Price $28.50 Buy Reserved Tickets

Guy and Gals 2024

Jazz Night Out



September 21, 2024

7:30PM - 9:30PM




Vocalist Kendra Johnson

Vocalist and Recording Artist Kendra Johnson has been immersed in music her entire life. As many artist do, she began singing in the church at an early age and continues to lift her voice in song every chance she gets. Kendra’s love of music crosses several genres, from gospel to jazz, neo soul to contemporary. Together, they shape her own unique musical style. This Motown born vocalist has performed throughout the East Coast, Midwest, the Carolinas and the DC Metropolitan area. In recent years, she has performed at various venues which include The National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Andrew Mellon Auditorium, The Fillmore, Twins Jazz Club, Montpelier Arts Center, Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Society and the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival to name a few. Kendra’s vocal journey has been blessed with corporate requests that extend from opening AT&T’s first Black History celebration at the Smithsonian, performing at the National Association of Broadcasters gala honoring Jon Bon Jovi, Howard University, the United States Naval Academy, the Food and Drug Administration, The Victim’s Rights Foundation and events hosted throughout Montgomery County, MD.

Under the direction of Connaitre Miller, Associate Professor of Music and Vocal Jazz Coordinator at Howard University,Kendra has performed at the Strathmore Arts Complex. She is one of the featured vocal artists on DC’s own jazz composer/pianist Terry Marshall’s debut CD, Arrival. Kendra periodically performs with local jazz artists and plans to embark upon her own recording project soon.

God continues to light the path in all that she does musically and personally. Kendra, a Marylander, is a wife and mother. In her corporate profession, she is a financial consultant.



Emcee DeCasto Brown

     DeCasto Brown is a native Washingtonian whose musical inspiration began during his early introduction into the Baptist Church where the soloists and choirs grabbed his attention. A graduate of Anacostia High School and Delaware State University, he mastered on the football field as an All-American and Hall of Fame wide receiver and flourished within the drama department, eventually becoming a member of the Autumn House Gospel Ensemble (a professional theatre company in the state of Delaware).

     Also, while attending Delaware State, he became acquainted with the “Masters of Jazz”, which includes Clifford Brown and John Coltrane, his personal favorites. His vocal influences include Eddie Jefferson, Paul Williams, Philippe Wynne, Johnny Hartman, Abbey Lincoln and brothers Nat and Freddy Cole. On the 2014 Terry Marshall debut CD “Arrival”, DeCasto is featured performing “Moodies Mood for Love”.

     DeCasto’s natural baritone/tenor style is unique and whether up tempo or ballad, he has the chops of a jazz maestro.

Featured Performances:

  • Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival:
  • Twins Jazz
  • Montpelier Art Center
  • Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Center
  • Jazz Night at Westminster DC

The Band: Steven Bundick, Pianist TBA, Dave Marsh, Frank Williams IV


Date & Time

Sat, Sep 21, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Venue Details

El Golfo Restaurant (128)

8739 Flower Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20901 El Golfo Restaurant (128)
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