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News | Fresh catch: Bayou offers steady jazz schedule, Crescent City cuisine on Penn. Ave.

Tenor saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed leads his quintet at Bayou on Wednesday night. Giovanni Russonello/CapitalBop

by Giovanni Russonello
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“All things to all people.” It’s rare for that term to be used in a flattering sense. It implies hubris, a sort of impossible ambition.

But maybe, just maybe, Bayou can pull it off.

The newest addition to D.C.’s growing list of jazz venues is a sorta-restaurant-sorta-sports-bar, half-Beltway-half-Big Easy joint that’s right smack in between Foggy Bottom, Dupont Circle, West End and Georgetown. Continue reading