Jazz songwriter Burke Ingraffia has a rare lyrical gift in the Southern style of Mose Allison or Bob Dorough. A native of New Orleans, Ingraffia blends the sounds of jazz with the warmth of the acoustic guitar and his auspicious vocals. He has been a Kerville New Folk Finalist and has received awards from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest in both the jazz/blues and folk categories. Burke Ingraffia's 2020 album, Waves
, received critical acclaim and features some of New Orleans' finest musicians including Johnny Vidacovich, James Singleton, and John Gros and was produced by multi-Grammy Award winner Scott Billington (Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Professor Longhair, Bobby Rush).
Burke will be accompanied by The John Kocur Quartet, a popular and masterful D.C. jazz ensemble and Blues Alley favorite.