A Night At The U Street Disco
Jellybean Benitez, Sam Burns
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is 18 and over
Having held nightly parties at New York's most prominent clubs (Studio 54 and Electric Circus) Benitez remains as one of the most influential DJs amongst the disco and post-disco scenes of the mid-70s and mid-80s. Showing versatility throughout the "death of disco", Benitez went into full gear with production and remixing; reworking tracks for artists such as Afrika Bambaataa, Madonna (including the production of her first hit, "Holiday"), Whitney Houston, Debbie Gibson, Eurythmics and Sheena Easton. In 2005, Benitez was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his achievements as both a DJ and producer.
Alias of Sam Phillips (2) using the family name of his first wife.
American businessman, record executive, record producer and DJ, born 5 January 1923 in Florence, Alabama, USA and died 30 July 2003 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Founder of Sun Records, the launching pad for Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and many more.
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 (Non-Performer).
It's a night at the U Street Disco! As a pioneer of disco’s transition into dance music and a producer for Madonna, Jellybean Benitez has many years of experience and awards behind him. His modern sets are a heart-pounding blend of soulful house, afro-house, and classic songs from his early work that you don’t want to miss. Alongside him will be Sam “The Man” Burns, a DC staple of over 36 years, with an unending repertoire of local venue residencies and an impeccable taste for the right vinyl to spin.
***Free before 11 PM for 21+. Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only.*** No photo/video allowed. Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.