Robert Baker, tenor. Music Center at Strathmore with the National Philharmonic, November 22; operalafayette.org/robert_baker.html.
Nurit Bar-Josef, National Symphony Orchestra concertmaster (performances throughout the year), member of Kennedy Center Chamber Players (Terrace Theater, October 5); nuritbarjosef.com.
Gisèle Becker, singer and music director of Cantate Chamber Singers (St. John’s Norwood Parish, November 22); cantate.org.
Chuck Brown, “godfather of go-go.” Music Center at Strathmore, October 17; windmeupchuck.com.
Paul Carr, jazz saxophonist. The Other Barn, Columbia, October 12; paulcarrjazz.com.
Jon Carroll, rock singer and musician, Barns at Wolf Trap, October 18; joncarroll.org.
Cephas & Wiggins, blues duo. Honfleur Gallery in DC, November 7; cephasandwiggins.net.
Sharon Clark, jazz singer. Regularly at DC’s Mandarin Oriental hotel; chrisgrassomusic.com/sharon_clark.
John Eaton, jazz/pop pianist and singer; often at the Smithsonian, Barns at Wolf Trap, and the JCC of Greater Washington; eatonpiano.com.
Brian Ganz, classical pianist. With the National Philharmonic at Strathmore, October 18; jhu.edu/jhso/artists/ganz.html.
Billy Hancock, rockabilly singer/guitarist. Often at JV’s Restaurant in Falls Church; billyhancock.com.
Bill Kirchen, honky-tonk guitarist. Regularly at Jammin’ Java; billkirchen.com.
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano. Performs at venues all over the area; rosasings.com.
Lambert Orkis, classical pianist, National Symphony Orchestra principal keyboardist, member of Kennedy Center Chamber Players (Terrace Theater, October 5); lambertorkis.com.
Tom Principato, blues singer/guitarist. BlackRock Center for the Arts, November 8; tomprincipato.com.
Chuck Redd, jazz drummer and vibraphonist. Performs throughout the region, including at Blues Alley; chuckredd.com.
Mary Ann Redmond, pop/rock/jazz singer and guitarist. Frequently at the Harp & Fiddle in Bethesda; maryannredmond.com.
The Seldom Scene, bluegrass band. Birchmere, November 28 and 29; seldomscene.com.
Kenneth Slowik, cellist, gambist, and conductor. Artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society. Renwick Gallery with the Axelrod String Quartet, October 18; si.edu/fom.
Linwood Taylor, blues guitarist. State Theatre, December 13; often at Cat’s Eye Pub in Baltimore; linwoodtaylor.com.
Thievery Corporation, DJ duo, part-owners of Eighteenth Street Lounge, where they still spin; thieverycorporation.com.
Charlie Young, alto-saxophone player with Duke Ellington Orchestra and Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Performs around the area, often at Blues Alley.