The Whistler is a bar, gallery, record label, and venue that hosts live music and DJs seven nights a week. We are committed to serving world-class cocktails with zero pretense at the best price in town. Our award-winning cocktail program features an always-changing menu of classics, contemporary favorites, and Whistler originals. Our stage hosts an eclectic mix of jazz, punk, rock, country, and soul, along with Movieoke, film screenings, and other artistic endeavors. No cover charge. 21+ with proper ID. Capacity 74.
On Tuesday night at the Whistler, great local cellist Tomeka Reid will premiere a promising new trio with Nick Butcher (electronics) and New York drummer Tomas Fujiwara, who was just in town with Indian brass band Red Baraat. (The gig comes in the middle of a recording session for the band.) Earlier this spring, another Reid trio called Hear in Now released its debut, and her cohorts in this new group both drop new albums this month. Butcher celebrates the release of Free Jazz Bitmaps Vol. 1 (Hometapes) with a performance and art exhibition at Saki Records on Fri 5/4 from 6-9 PM, and Fujiwara’s excellent New York band the Hook Up releases its second album tomorrow.
Listen to “Double Lake, Defined” from Fujiwara’s new album, The Air Is Different. He plays tonight at The Whistler with Tomeka Reid and Nick Butcher.