Voice of Eddie Jefferson

  • El Golfo Restaurant (128)

    8739 Flower Avenue
    Silver Spring, Maryland 20901
Ticket Price $25.00 This event is now over

Guy and Gals 2024

Jazz Night Out



APRIL 21, 2024

7:30PM - 9:30PM





Vocalist 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





Terry Koger - Anne Arundel County Maryland 2022 Annie Award Performing Artist recipient Terry Koger is a passionate musician with 30+ years experience performing, teaching and organizing events. Experience in themed jazz programs in large and small ensemble settings. He has played in several bands including his ensemble, TKQ, The Terry Koger Quintet, Vattel Cherry’s Soul Station, The Eubie Blake Big Band, The Deep Water Jazz Band, the Benny Russell Big Band, The George Gray Coalition, and Rhythminic Accents. He has performed at Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Center, An Die Musik, The Arts Barn, Caton Castle, Mr. Henry’s, Germanos, Keystone Korner and throughout the East Coast.


Pete Frassrand was born in Detroit, he grew up in a family of teachers and musicians. He is proud to now be a teacher and musician. He first learned piano from his mother, who was the minister of music at their local church. After playing the piano on and off for years, in 1995 he moved to the DC area and decided to study music seriously. He is grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from area players like Robert Redd, Charles Covington, and Tim Murphy. In 2000, he received his music education degree from Towson University and now share jazz with young people as a music teacher. Over the years, he has also honed his performance skills in DC clubs like Utopia, Twins, Alice's Jazz and Cultural Society, Bohemian Caverns and Jojo's. Since 2011 he has served as the pianist for the Greater U Street Jazz Collective, which has made appearances at events such as the DC Jazz Festival, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, and the Congressional Black Caucus. He considers himself extremely lucky to be able to do what he does in an area with such a rich musical and cultural history.

Venue Details

El Golfo Restaurant (128)

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