Calendar

Neighborhoods are listed as categories.

October – November 2014

Phil Butts Big Band @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Phil Butts Big Band @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm Southwest Some food served
In this week’s installation of Jazz Night at Westminster Presbyterian, the drummer Phil Butts leads a 17-piece ensemble. Posterboard Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
*Sun Ra Arkestra, feat. Bernie Worrell ('Along Came Ra' fest) @ Lincoln Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
No one, no thing, no idea in jazz was more extravagant and paranormal and perfectly suited for Halloween than Sun Ra. This weekend, the Along Came Ra festival celebrates the jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and[...]
*The Young Lions @ Bohemian Caverns
*The Young Lions @ Bohemian Caverns | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Bohemian Caverns is an old haunt for the Young Lions. At this point, both the octogenarian club and the longstanding group are institutions. This trio formed in the 1990s, when its members were college students[...]
*Tim Whalen Septet @ Twins Jazz
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm CB PICK Drink Minimum Full Menu
The pianist, composer and arranger Tim Whalen puts none of those roles above the other: He’s a fierce improviser with a waggish debt to the bebop greats, but he also writes magnificent, interlaced pieces for[...]
Doc Scantlin @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Doc Scantlin @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm Maryland Drink Minimum Full Menu
In a special Halloween program, the spirited swing orchestra director Doc Scantlin brings his big band’s repertoire of danceable jazz-era classics. Posterboard Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
*Panel Discussion: Sun Ra Artists Talk ('Along Came Ra' fest) @ Pop-up Ra Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
As part of this weekend’s “Along Came Ra” festival marking the 100th centennial of Sun Ra’s terrestrial landing, a panel of artist-experts will weigh in on the legacy of jazz’s ambassador to the cosmos. This[...]
David Benoit @ Blues Alley
David Benoit @ Blues Alley
David Benoit is a longtime smooth jazz pianist. Posterboard Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor[...]
*Pedrito Martínez Group @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
*Pedrito Martínez Group @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The celebrated Afro-Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martínez, a native of Havana, seems to be making a point with his Group, a spare quartet featuring the Peruvian percussionist Jhair Sala, the Venezuelan electric bassist Alvaro Benavides, and[...]
*Sam Prather's Groove Orchestra @ Bohemian Caverns | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
It’s rare for a jazz band of this size to play this type of music. Celebrate it: The eight-piece Groove Orchestra easy collides the sounds of Donny Hathaway and Herbie Hancock and J Dilla, spreading[...]
*Tim Whalen Septet @ Twins Jazz
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm CB PICK Drink Minimum Full Menu
The pianist, composer and arranger Tim Whalen puts none of those roles above the other: He’s a fierce improviser with a waggish debt to the bebop greats, but he also writes magnificent, interlaced pieces for[...]