DC Jazz Calendar

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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince. Agenda Agenda[...]
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam 7:30 pm
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam @ DC Pavilion
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
A new jam session hosted every Thursday at the DC Pavilion (behind Union Market) featuring the house band of Mark Saltman on bass, Todd Simon on piano, Deandrey Howard on drums, and Zet Harris on[...]
* Feedel Band 8:00 pm
* Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
Feedel Band may be the leading Ethio-jazz group in a town with one of the world’s most vibrant Ethiopian expat populations. It grooves at mid-tempo, toggling between sultry and entrancing; the seven-piece band of ruggedly[...]
Drew Davidsen 8:00 pm
Drew Davidsen @ Blues Alley
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz guitarist Drew Davidsen performs with a quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Griffith Kazmierczak 8:00 pm
Griffith Kazmierczak @ Twins Jazz
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
The young multi-instrumentalist Griffith Kazmierczak leads a straight-ahead group. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va. restaurant. $10 Cover, no minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
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* The “Maurice’s Black History Month Salute” Memorial Combo 6:00 pm
* The “Maurice’s Black History M... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm
Every year at Westminster Presbyterian, Maurice Lyles rangs in Black History Month with an expert straight-ahead group in celebration of Black American music. Percy Smith takes up the sticks to re-ingite this cerished DC jazz tradition.[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper[...]
* Etienne Charles 7:00 pm
* Etienne Charles @ MilkBoy ArtHouse
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm
Etienne Charles is a Trinidadian jazz trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist who blends Calypso with Latin jazz. He has a clear, winding trumpet attack that smoothly swirls and dives, even as it’s defined by its strong underlying[...]
Dave Kline Band 7:30 pm
Dave Kline Band @ Creative Cauldron
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm
Violinist Dave Kline fuses influences from bebop, Afro-Caribbean music, Appalachian folk and French gypsy-jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
Art Sherrod Jr. 8:00 pm
Art Sherrod Jr. @ Blues Alley
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth saxophonist Art Sherrod Jr. performs, joined by vocalist CeCe Peniston. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm
Dial 251 is a funk- and pop-infused sextet, featuring Bryan McEntire on tenor saxophone, Charles Whalen on trumpet, Mark Johnson on guitar, Russ Rodgers on bass and Greg Reaves on drums. Two separate sets at[...]
Ben Sher Quartet 9:00 pm
Ben Sher Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Feb 2 @ 9:00 pm
The guitarist Ben Sher, an instructor at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, favors the multi string fireworks of bossa nova and other uptempo jazz numbers. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 2 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 2 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Feb 2 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
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The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Feb 3 @ 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe Quintet performs a mix of jazz, blues, funk, latin, bossa nova, pop and more. They play the brunch every week at L’Hommage Bistro Francais Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
ArcoIris Sandoval’s Sonic Asylum Quintet 7:00 pm
ArcoIris Sandoval’s Sonic Asylum... @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm
The young pianist Arcolris Sandoval, an alum of both the Mary Lou Williams’ Women in Jazz festival and the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, leads the Sonic Asylum Quintet, a post-bop group whose compositions build[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
* Akua Allrich 8:00 pm
* Akua Allrich @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm
Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba are two strong influences that bubble up in Akua Allrich’s scorching, muscular music: An effervescent singer, she wields a sort of earthbound optimism. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Art Sherrod Jr. 8:00 pm
Art Sherrod Jr. @ Blues Alley
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth saxophonist Art Sherrod Jr. performs, joined by vocalist CeCe Peniston. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
Paige Wroble 8:00 pm
Paige Wroble @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm
Every Saturday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Lead vocalist in the U.S. Air Force’s Airmen of Note big band, Paige Wroble[...]
Ben Sher Quartet 9:00 pm
Ben Sher Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm
The guitarist Ben Sher, an instructor at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, favors the multi string fireworks of bossa nova and other uptempo jazz numbers. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Feb 3 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 3 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm
Hosted by pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, the weekly DC Jazz Singers Jam doubles as a gathering post for local jazz voices and an enlivening backdrop to your Sunday brunch. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia 12:00 pm
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia @ Sequoia
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm
A gathering of some of DC jazz’s finest gather to perform before the select at Sequioa in Georgetown every Sunday for brunch. Musicians include Blake Meister on bass, Evan Samuels on guitar and Abinnet Berhanu on[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Feb 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Feb 4 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
* The anti-Super Bowl: Ken Vandermark’s Marker, Henrik Nørstebø, Heart of the Ghost, Brian Settles/Jeremy Carlstedt, Sarah Hughes/Corey Thuro 6:00 pm
* The anti-Super Bowl: Ken Vande... @ Rhizome DC
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm
If football isn’t for you, join members of D.C.’s creative community in a championship line-up celebrating creative music. Ken Vandermark’s Made To Break Saxophonist Ken Vandermark is one of the leaders of Chicago’s creative music[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Marty Nau 8:00 pm
Marty Nau @ Twins Jazz
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm
A fine alto saxophonist, Marty Nau often sounds a good deal like his idol: bebop legend Phil Woods. But he’s also comfortable playing in an even more historic, swing era-oriented style. Two separate sets at[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Nelson Dougherty blends jazz, rock, and funk. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 4 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 5 @ 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman pairs with a fellow musician, often another jazz guitarist, for a friendly sparring session. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Musik Konnekt 8:00 pm
Musik Konnekt @ Blues Alley
Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm
Musik Konnekt plays a mix of jazz, soul, R&B, and a fusion of the three. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
Polly Gibbons 8:00 pm
Polly Gibbons @ Blues Alley
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm
Jazz vocalist Polly Gibbons performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth[...]
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest[...]
BSQ 8:00 pm
BSQ @ Twins Jazz
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Bob Schwartz Quartet plays easygoing, mid-century jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Marcus Mitchell, Marcus Young & Marcus Canty 8:00 pm
Marcus Mitchell, Marcus Young & ... @ Blues Alley
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm
Marcus Mitchell, Marcus Young and Marcus Canty, a trio of local jazzmen, perform their grooving, smooth version of jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Feb 7 @ 9:00 pm
A promising young alto saxophonist, John Kocur has an unequivocally clear and forceful tone, and deploys it in precise but expressive solos. They call the kid “the smoker” for something. He tends to write post-bop[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 7 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince. Agenda Agenda[...]
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam 7:30 pm
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam @ DC Pavilion
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm
A new jam session hosted every Thursday at the DC Pavilion (behind Union Market) featuring the house band of Mark Saltman on bass, Todd Simon on piano, Deandrey Howard on drums, and Zet Harris on[...]
* Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra’s 20th Anniversary Celebration w/Russell Malone 8:00 pm
* Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra’s 2... @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Straight-ahead trumpeter Thad Wilson plays with bursting articulation, and a generous insistence on clarity. It’s easy to fall in love with his playing.  Twenty years ago he settled in the DMV, so he celebrates the[...]
Lena Seikaly – Steve Herberman Duo: “A Little Closer” 8:00 pm
Lena Seikaly – Steve Herberman D... @ Blues Alley
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
The precocious young vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead originals with a confident and playful demeanor. She performs with the clean-toned guitarist Steve Herberman, a usual collaborator, to celebrate the[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va. restaurant. $10 Cover, no minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest[...]
Sam Lee 8:00 pm
Sam Lee @ Twins Jazz
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Aspiring singer-songwriter Sam Lee, a one time singer with the GWU Jazz Orchestra, performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Dred “Perkey” Scott: Perkey Down the Parkway 6:00 pm
Dred “Perkey” Scott: <i>Perkey D... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Dred “Perky” Scott leads a cast of Baltimore musicians, including Benny Russell on sax,  Greg Hatza on B3 organ,  Brian Kooken on guitar and Robert Shahid on drums.   Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper[...]
* Eric Harland’s Voyager 7:00 pm
* Eric Harland’s Voyager @ Kennedy Center
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm
The drummer Eric Harland has scant few recordings as a bandleader; but look at his resume and you’ll see a whose-who in the last 20 years of the jazz mainstream. Harland is perhaps best known[...]
* The Baylor Project 8:00 pm
* The Baylor Project @ Blues Alley
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Baylor Project performs jazz steeped in sensual, simmering soul and R&B. Two separate sets and 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Kevin Cordt used to play at Mr. Henry’s 10 years ago, before the Capitol Hill bar and grill stopped hosting jazz. Now the music is back on, and Cordt’s straight-ahead quartet is back. The[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm
Tenaciously swinging and lyrically playful, the trumpeter Michael Thomas tends toward the Jazz Messengers’ strain of uncompromising hard-bop. His searing tone and dipping-and-diving improvisations have a lot in common with the work of Lee Morgan,[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 9 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Feb 9 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
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The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe Quintet performs a mix of jazz, blues, funk, latin, bossa nova, pop and more. They play the brunch every week at L’Hommage Bistro Francais Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
* Randy Weston’s African Rhythms: A Tribute to James Reese Europe 7:00 pm
* Randy Weston’s African Rhythms... @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm
Randy Weston is an American jazz legend whose two most apparent musical influences are Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk – but it’s his African lineage that Weston is probably most passionate about honoring. The pianist’s[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
Batida Diferente 8:00 pm
Batida Diferente @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
Batida Diferente are a quartet that blend the tranquil sounds of traditional Brazilian music in reworkings of timeless jazz standards and other covers. The lead vocals, Kim Scudera sings with a bluesy folk-like tone that[...]
Spur of the Moment 8:00 pm
Spur of the Moment @ Blues Alley
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
Spur of the Moment, a group that straddles the fence of smooth jazz and R&B, make a hometown performance at Blues Alley. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Steve Washington 8:00 pm
Steve Washington @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
Every Saturday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Warm-voiced vocalist Steve Washington is from Washington, DC and is comfortable with the big[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm
Tenaciously swinging and lyrically playful, the trumpeter Michael Thomas tends toward the Jazz Messengers’ strain of uncompromising hard-bop. His searing tone and dipping-and-diving improvisations have a lot in common with the work of Lee Morgan,[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Feb 10 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 10 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm
Hosted by pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, the weekly DC Jazz Singers Jam doubles as a gathering post for local jazz voices and an enlivening backdrop to your Sunday brunch. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia 12:00 pm
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia @ Sequoia
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm
A gathering of some of DC jazz’s finest gather to perform before the select at Sequioa in Georgetown every Sunday for brunch. Musicians include Blake Meister on bass, Evan Samuels on guitar and Abinnet Berhanu on[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Otherworld 8:00 pm
Otherworld @ Twins Jazz
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm
Otherworld, led by Baltimore pianist Jeffery Chappell, favors an uptempo, pop-y jazz that is reminiscent of Bill Frisell’s work in the early 90s (granted, with far less exploration). Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Spur of the Moment 8:00 pm
Spur of the Moment @ Blues Alley
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm
Spur of the Moment, a group that straddles the fence of smooth jazz and R&B, make a hometown performance at Blues Alley. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 11 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 12 @ 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman pairs with a fellow musician, often another jazz guitarist, for a friendly sparring session. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Owen Adams 8:00 pm
Owen Adams @ Blues Alley
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm
Local young cat on the jazz and soul/funk tribute band scene, Owen Adams celebrates the release of his first solo album “Manifesto”. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
Anthony David 8:00 pm
Anthony David @ Blues Alley
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm
Soul/R&B singer-songwriter Anthony Davis performs a pair of acoustic sets. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast[...]
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Marion Meadows Valentine’s Day 7:00 pm
Marion Meadows Valentine’s Day @ Blues Alley
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
Marion Meadows is an adult contemporary, smooth jazz saxophone player. He performs a special, Valentine’s Day dinner show package. Two separate sets at 7 and 10 p.m. **Please note that the 7 p.m. show is[...]
Valentines Day with Marion Meadows 7:00 pm
Valentines Day with Marion Meadows @ Blues Alley
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
Marion Meadows is an adult contemporary, smooth jazz saxophone player. He performs a special, Valentine’s Day dinner show package. Two separate sets at 7 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest[...]
* Sotto Valentine’s Day w/Aaron Abernathy 8:00 pm
* Sotto Valentine’s Day w/Aaron ... @ Sotto
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm
Multi-instrumentalist and soulful crooner Ab Abernathy brings his brand of neo-soul to D.C. Valentine’s Day. Prefixe menu for $105. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
Abby Schaffer 8:00 pm
Abby Schaffer @ Twins Jazz
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm
New Orleans influenced jazz vocalist Abby Schaffer leads a group that covers jazz, R&B, rock, and originals influenced by the above. She celebrates Valentine’s Day at Twins. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 14 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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*Take 5! Sarah Hughes Quartet: Celebrates the Music of Ornette Coleman 5:00 pm
*Take 5! Sarah Hughes Quartet: <... @ American Art Museum
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm
Saxophonist Sara Hughes has a sharp sense of melody and shapes her straight-ahead sensibilities with her flighty playing. She performs a special tribute to the angular, avant-garde innovator Ornette Coleman. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince. Agenda Agenda[...]
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam 7:30 pm
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam @ DC Pavilion
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm
A new jam session hosted every Thursday at the DC Pavilion (behind Union Market) featuring the house band of Mark Saltman on bass, Todd Simon on piano, Deandrey Howard on drums, and Zet Harris on[...]
Kurtis Adams 8:00 pm
Kurtis Adams @ Twins Jazz
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
Kurtis Adams has played with musicians such as Arturo Sandoval, Tom Harrell and Paquito D’Rivera and was also received an award for Best Original Composition in Downbeat Magazine. He also serves as director of Jazz[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va. restaurant. $10 Cover, no minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
Marion Meadows 8:00 pm
Marion Meadows @ Blues Alley
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
Marion Meadows is an adult contemporary, smooth jazz saxophone player. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
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* Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 1]
* Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival [Da... @ Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival
Feb 16 all-day
The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival is an annual celebration of straight-ahead jazz expressed through performance, film, education and discussion. Curated by Paul Carr, the festival runs three days/four nights. Day 1 Highlights 5:00 p.m. DeAndre Howard’s[...]
* Vince Evans Jazz Ensemble 6:00 pm
* Vince Evans Jazz Ensemble @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm
At this week’s installation of “Jazz Night,” the soulful, rhythmic pianist Vince Evans leads a hard-hitting band that includes the trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse, bassist Pepe Gonzalez drummer Jay Jefferson, and the saxophonist Tracey Cutler. Agenda Agenda[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper[...]
* Pat Martino Trio 8:00 pm
* Pat Martino Trio @ AMP by Strathmore
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm
Pat Martino ascended in the era of jazz-rock demagoguery, but he was an exception to prove a rule: a dangerously young guitarist with reaching, East-oriented inclinations – but indefatigable chops and vigorous sense of swing[...]
Craig Gildner 8:00 pm
Craig Gildner @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm
The guitarist and vocalist Craig Gildner leads a trio that plays straight-ahead, jaunty versions of classics from the swing and bebop eras. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
Marion Meadows 8:00 pm
Marion Meadows @ Blues Alley
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm
Marion Meadows is an adult contemporary, smooth jazz saxophone player. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
Eugenie Jones 9:00 pm
Eugenie Jones @ Twins Jazz
Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm
Eugenie Jones sings soul and straight-ahead. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 16 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Feb 16 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
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* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 2]
* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Da... @ Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival
Feb 17 all-day
The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival is an annual celebration of straight-ahead jazz expressed through performance, film, education and discussion. Curated by Paul Carr, the festival runs three days/four nights. Day 2 Highlights Events begin with high school[...]
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Feb 17 @ 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe Quintet performs a mix of jazz, blues, funk, latin, bossa nova, pop and more. They play the brunch every week at L’Hommage Bistro Francais Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
* Kevin Sun New Trio / Joe Moffett / Mark Fosson 6:00 pm
* Kevin Sun New Trio / Joe Moffe... @ Rhizome DC
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm
The saxophonist Kevin Sun is a student of the contemporary saxophone vernacular. From Albert Ayler to Chris Potter, with a strong foundation of Sonny Rollins’ rugged, rearing tone, Sun weaves creative energies together to make[...]
Julia Nixon 6:15 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 17 @ 6:15 pm
A veteran of musical theater (notably, she played the lead in the original Broadway presentation of Dreamgirls), Julian Nixon incorporates jazz standards and originals into her own personal brand of R&B. Two separate sets at[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
Marion Meadows 8:00 pm
Marion Meadows @ Blues Alley
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm
Marion Meadows is an adult contemporary, smooth jazz saxophone player. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
Eugenie Jones 9:00 pm
Eugenie Jones @ Twins Jazz
Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm
Eugenie Jones sings soul and straight-ahead. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Feb 17 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 17 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 3]
* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Da... @ Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival
Feb 18 all-day
The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival is an annual celebration of straight-ahead jazz expressed through performance, film, education and discussion. Curated by Paul Carr, the festival runs three days/four nights. Day 3 Highlights Events begin with high[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm
Hosted by pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, the weekly DC Jazz Singers Jam doubles as a gathering post for local jazz voices and an enlivening backdrop to your Sunday brunch. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia 12:00 pm
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia @ Sequoia
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm
A gathering of some of DC jazz’s finest gather to perform before the select at Sequioa in Georgetown every Sunday for brunch. Musicians include Blake Meister on bass, Evan Samuels on guitar and Abinnet Berhanu on[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Pan American Symphony Orchestra w/ Chaise Lounge: Fusion of the Americas: Jazz Meets Tango 4:00 pm
Pan American Symphony Orchestra ... @ Kennedy Center
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm
The Pan-American Symphony Orchestra, ensemble-in-residence at DC’s Trinity College, performs classical music from both the Western and Latinx Classical canon. The orchestra pairs with local bossa nova devotees, Chaise Lounge, to present a program on the melding of[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Integriti Reeves 8:00 pm
* Integriti Reeves @ Blues Alley
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalist Integriti Reeves is enamored with the work of classic jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. It’s Billie Holiday that Reeves emulates the most, singing ballads with a sibilant, brooding tone. Agenda[...]
Kevin Sun 8:00 pm
Kevin Sun @ Twins Jazz
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Kevin Sun is a disciple of 50s bop. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 18 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 19 @ 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman pairs with a fellow musician, often another jazz guitarist, for a friendly sparring session. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Geoff Gallante 8:00 pm
Geoff Gallante @ Blues Alley
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm
Geoff Gallante is a noted child prodigy on the trumpet, having picked it up at age four and gone on to play across the nation and the media circuit. But as we know in jazz;[...]
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* Michael Bowie: Meet the Artist on the Bandstand 12:30 pm
* Michael Bowie: Meet the Artist... @ University of the District of Columbia
Feb 20 @ 12:30 pm
Michael Bowie is an internationally known jazz and gospel bassist that came up under the tutelage of the great Betty Carter and has since worked with artist such as Gil Scott-Heron, Patti Labelle, Isaac Hayes[...]
* knknighgh 6:30 pm
* knknighgh @ Rhizome DC
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm
One of the most iconic names in Creative Music, Chicago’s Nate Wooley is a master innovator in improvisation. Wooley exhibits a strong body of work, while connecting the dots of a vast network of musicians[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
* George Burton Quintet 8:00 pm
* George Burton Quintet @ Blues Alley
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm
The talented young pianist George Burton dips in and out of classic bop syntaxes, with cutting melodies and accompanying full-barrel rhythms that cast a fog over the divide between swing and groove. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest[...]
Duke Robillard 8:00 pm
Duke Robillard @ Blues Alley
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Blues guitarist Duke Robillard performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Nelson Dougherty blends jazz, rock, and funk. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm
A promising young alto saxophonist, John Kocur has an unequivocally clear and forceful tone, and deploys it in precise but expressive solos. They call the kid “the smoker” for something. He tends to write post-bop[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince. Agenda Agenda[...]
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam 7:30 pm
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam @ DC Pavilion
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm
A new jam session hosted every Thursday at the DC Pavilion (behind Union Market) featuring the house band of Mark Saltman on bass, Todd Simon on piano, Deandrey Howard on drums, and Zet Harris on[...]
Abby Schaffer 8:00 pm
Abby Schaffer @ Twins Jazz
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
New Orleans influenced jazz vocalist Abby Schaffer leads a group that covers jazz, R&B, rock, and originals influenced by the above. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Kim Waters 8:00 pm
Kim Waters @ Blues Alley
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Kim Waters serenades with smooth jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va. restaurant. $10 Cover, no minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest[...]
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* Davey Yarborough: Tribute to Buck Hill 6:00 pm
* Davey Yarborough: Tribute to B... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Buck Hill is a D.C. legend. Had he moved to New York City, he surely would have become a national figure. He was already making waves with his music by the mid-1940s, and[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist and pianist Aaron Myers tugs jazz standards down into cozy, soul-warming territory. He also writes his own tunes, often with a heavy blues influence. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
* Kahil El-Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble 8:00 pm
* Kahil El-Zabar’s Ethnic Herita... @ Rhizome DC
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
It’s an annual tradition for Transparent Productions to feature the mighty Ethnic Heritage Ensemble during Black History Month. For more than three decades, the Chicago-based drummer/percussionist/vocalist Kahil El’Zabar has led the group, and its revolving[...]
* Maceo Parker 8:00 pm
* Maceo Parker @ The Hamilton
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
If you hear James Brown on record hollering for someone to “blow your horn!” the next thing you’re going to experience is Maceo Parker. Brown’s right-hand sax man had an irreducible funkiness to his playing—swagger[...]
Kim Waters 8:00 pm
Kim Waters @ Blues Alley
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Kim Waters serenades with smooth jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
* Noah Haidu 9:00 pm
* Noah Haidu @ Twins Jazz
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm
Pianist and composer Noah Haidu writes punchy melodies that get stuck deep in your head, and improvises over swinging post-bop with trenchant confidence.Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 23 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Feb 23 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
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The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Feb 24 @ 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe Quintet performs a mix of jazz, blues, funk, latin, bossa nova, pop and more. They play the brunch every week at L’Hommage Bistro Francais Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
“Thinking About Jazz”: Roger Wendell “Buck” Hill, The Wailin’ Mailman 1:00 pm
“Thinking About Jazz”: <i>Roger ... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Buck Hill is a D.C. legend. Had he moved to New York City, he surely would have become a national figure. He was already making waves with his music by the mid-1940s, and[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
Cecily 8:00 pm
Cecily @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Local vocalist Cecily Bumbray honors the great Chocolate City with music by Duke Ellington and other DC legends, as well as pieces from her own body of work. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Kim Waters 8:00 pm
Kim Waters @ Blues Alley
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Kim Waters serenades with smooth jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ AMP by Strathmore
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Marcus Johnson makes highly danceable smooth jazz, with strong inflections of funk. He frequently indulges in pop covers, and is arguably the city’s best-known smooth jazz musician. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
* Noah Haidu 9:00 pm
* Noah Haidu @ Twins Jazz
Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm
Pianist and composer Noah Haidu writes punchy melodies that get stuck deep in your head, and improvises over swinging post-bop with trenchant confidence.Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Feb 24 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 24 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm
Hosted by pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, the weekly DC Jazz Singers Jam doubles as a gathering post for local jazz voices and an enlivening backdrop to your Sunday brunch. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia 12:00 pm
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia @ Sequoia
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm
A gathering of some of DC jazz’s finest gather to perform before the select at Sequioa in Georgetown every Sunday for brunch. Musicians include Blake Meister on bass, Evan Samuels on guitar and Abinnet Berhanu on[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Kim Waters 8:00 pm
Kim Waters @ Blues Alley
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Kim Waters serenades with smooth jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
Paul Carlon Trio 8:00 pm
Paul Carlon Trio @ Twins Jazz
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Paul Carlon leads a latin jazz trio. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 25 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 26 @ 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman pairs with a fellow musician, often another jazz guitarist, for a friendly sparring session. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Tierney Sutton Band 8:00 pm
Tierney Sutton Band @ Blues Alley
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm
Tierney Sutton, Grammy nominated three times, typically interprets of jazz standards. She sings with minimal tremolo, and a straightforward approach. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
Aubrey Logan 8:00 pm
Aubrey Logan @ Blues Alley
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm
YouTube musical personality and jazz trombonist performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest[...]
Joe Vetter Quartet 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter leads a straight-ahead jazz quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
Kendra Foster 8:00 pm
Kendra Foster @ Blues Alley
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm
Kendra Foster sings a mix of Soul, funk and R&B. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 28 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]