DC Jazz Calendar

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* Chick Corea Trio: Vigilette 7:30 pm
* Chick Corea Trio: Vigilette @ The Birchmere Music Hall
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm
Chick Corea’s sharp, wakeful attack on the piano has had an enormous impact on jazz over the past 40 years. Same for his globally minded approach to jazz fusion; with his group Return to Forever,[...]
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jamal Balbed, a young D.C. tenor lion, seeks to mix together members of various pockets of the D.C. music scene. The house band at these Monday shows-cum-jams typically[...]
Dave Chappell & Friends 8:00 pm
Dave Chappell & Friends @ Blues Alley
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm
The guitarist Dave Chappell performs a mix of roots rock and blues. 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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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 2 @ 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[...]
Tune In Tuesdays 7:30 pm
Tune In Tuesdays
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm
A rotating cast of DC jazz musicians, from elders like Fred Foss to current mainstays like Joe Brotherton and young pups like bassist Steve Arnold, perform in small, two-to-three person combos every night at Maddy’s Bar and Grille.[...]
* George Burton 8:00 pm
* George Burton @ Blues Alley
Oct 2 @ 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. Two sets at[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Oct 2 @ 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[...]
* Elijah Easton 9:00 pm
* Elijah Easton @ Service Bar
Oct 2 @ 9:00 pm
Elijah Easton is a fabulous straight-ahead wailer on the saxophone. He holds forth with a rotating cast of musicians every Tuesday at Service Bar. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Hillfest Conference [Day 1]
Hillfest Conference [Day 1] @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 3 all-day
The first day of events in the 2018 Hillfest features performances, jams and panel discussions at Mr. Henry’s restaurant. Panel topics include “Women in the jazz world” and “Jazz vs. hip-hop,” a conversation based off[...]
* Donvonte McCoy 7:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy @ Bin 1301
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays everything from go-go to bebop with a robust, earthy tone that easily squawks and soars when it comes time to fly on the solo. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
* Thad Wilson Presents… 7:00 pm
* Thad Wilson Presents… @ Bakers and Baristas
Oct 3 @ 7:00 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. He curates a weekly performance series at Bakers and Baristas. Agenda Agenda[...]
* Jason Moran: DC Jazz 7:30 pm
* Jason Moran: DC Jazz @ Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm
Jason Moran, artist-in-residence at Georgetown University, talks to Georgetown’s Maurice Jackson about his new, comprehensive volume on the history of DC jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 3 @ 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[...]
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm
Aaron Myers and Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Harold Lopez-Nussa 8:00 pm
Harold Lopez-Nussa @ Blues Alley
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm
Harold López-Nussa, one of the rising starts on Cuba’s jazz scene, brings the joyous rhythms and harmonies of his native island into every composition and solo. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.   Agenda[...]
Julie Mack 8:00 pm
Julie Mack @ Sotto
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm
Julie Mack sings both traditional jazz and Brazilian music. 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 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 3 @ 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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Hillfest Conference [Day 2]
Hillfest Conference [Day 2] @ The John A. Wilson Building
Oct 4 all-day
The second day of the 2018 Hillfest conference will be held at the John A. Wilson Building, the seat of executive power for the District of Columbia’s government. Performances and conversations accompany panel discussions on[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 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[...]
* Feedel Band 8:00 pm
* Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Oct 4 @ 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[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm
The Twins Jazz Orchestra is made up of some of the finest jazz musicians that the District of Columbia has to offer. Under director of Thad Wilson, one the area’s most deft and lyrical trumpeters,[...]
Eliane Elias 8:00 pm
Eliane Elias @ Blues Alley
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm
The Brazilian vocalist, pianist and composer Eliane Elias tacks cool and sultry, but she applies the archetypal sound to an array of settings. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Low Ways Trio 8:00 pm
Low Ways Trio @ Dew Drop Inn
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer and sonic manipulator Ian McColm, avant bassist Luke Stewart and Mark Cisneros, a stalwart of the DC post-hardcore and more experimental rock scenes, perform as the Low Ways Trio. Disclosure: Luke Stewart is Capitalbop’s[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 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[...]
Trae and the Unknown 8:00 pm
Trae and the Unknown @ Bin 1301
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm
Outside of D.C., Warren “Trae” Crudup is maybe best known for conjuring swirling thunder behind James Brandon Lewis’s spiritual wail in the latter’s trio. When he’s behind the kit with his own group, the Unknown, Trae[...]
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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Oct 5 @ 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[...]
Sandra Johnson & Vince Evans 6:00 pm
Sandra Johnson & Vince Evans @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm
Sandra Johnson sings straight-ahead jazz with Vince Evans on piano – the two are celebrating their birthdays – and other regular collaborators Ben Sands on saxophone and Wes Biles on bass. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
* Kurt Elling 7:00 pm
* Kurt Elling @ Kennedy Center
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
Description:The widely celebrated vocalist Kurt Elling isn’t heavy on filigree or melisma, but he’s got his own ways of smearing icing all over a vocal line. On his latest album, “The Questions”, Elling gets decidedly political[...]
* Sean Jones Quartet 7:00 pm
* Sean Jones Quartet @ MilkBoy ArtHouse
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
Perhaps no trumpet soloist in mainstream jazz today has a cleaner or more evocative tone than Sean Jones. He long held the first trumpet position in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and nowadays is[...]
* Kris Funn & Cornerstore 8:00 pm
* Kris Funn & Cornerstore @ Sotto
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm
D.C.-based, internationally-touring bassist and composer Kris Funn debuted his band Corner Store at the DC Jazz Loft back in January 2012. The band mingles blues and jazz with hip-hop and gospel, creating a rollicking sound[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 5 @ 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[...]
Eliane Elias 8:00 pm
Eliane Elias @ Blues Alley
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm
The Brazilian vocalist, pianist and composer Eliane Elias tacks cool and sultry, but she applies the archetypal sound to an array of settings. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Jeff Antoniuk 9:00 pm
Jeff Antoniuk @ Twins Jazz
Oct 5 @ 9:00 pm
The tenor saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk plays straight-ahead jazz with his sights set on what lies just past the horizon; his tone is broad and self-sufficient. Two separate sets at 9 & 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 5 @ 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
Oct 5 @ 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[...]
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session @ Maddy’s Bar and Grill
Oct 5 @ 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Bar and Grill in DuPont hosts two last night jam sessions each week, welcoming musicians from across DC’s quadrants and traditions. Friday night is a straight jazz jam while Saturday will freewheel more with[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Oct 5 @ 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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* Hillfest 2018
* Hillfest 2018 @ Garfield Park
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day
The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, led by the tireless D.C. jazz scene cornerstones and promoters, presents the second annual Hillfest, a one-day festival and multi-day conference featuring some of DC jazz’s most prominent voices and fiercest[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 6 @ 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[...]
* Michael Bowie’s Birthday Celebration 8:00 pm
* Michael Bowie’s Birthday Celeb... @ Sotto
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm
Michael Bowie is an  internationally known 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 and more. He[...]
* Pat Metheny Group 8:00 pm
* Pat Metheny Group @ Strathmore
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm
The guitarist Pat Metheny is one of the most celebrated six string slingers of his generation. Mentored by the likes of Gary Burton, Jaco Pastorius, and Jim Hall, Metheny’s brand of creative music blurs the[...]
Eliane Elias 8:00 pm
Eliane Elias @ Blues Alley
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm
The Brazilian vocalist, pianist and composer Eliane Elias tacks cool and sultry, but she applies the archetypal sound to an array of settings. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Jack Kilby 8:00 pm
Jack Kilby @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm
Alexandria native and drummer Jack Kilby leads a straight-ahead group. 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[...]
Jeff Antoniuk 9:00 pm
Jeff Antoniuk @ Twins Jazz
Oct 6 @ 9:00 pm
The tenor saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk plays straight-ahead jazz with his sights set on what lies just past the horizon; his tone is broad and self-sufficient. Two separate sets at 9 & 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Oct 6 @ 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[...]
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session @ Maddy’s Bar and Grill
Oct 6 @ 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Bar and Grill in DuPont hosts two last night jam sessions each week, welcoming musicians from across DC’s quadrants and traditions. Friday night is a straight jazz jam while Saturday will freewheel more with[...]
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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Oct 7 @ 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Oct 7 @ 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,[...]
** Tiger Trio Traveling Loft 7:00 pm
** Tiger Trio Traveling Loft @ NYU/DC Abramson Family Auditorium
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm
Myra Melford developed her creativity as a young musician in New York City through endless sessions and musical meetings with icons in jazz such as Henry Threadgill and Leroy Jenkins. Eventually she moved to the[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Oct 7 @ 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[...]
Bill Laurance (of Snarky Puppy) 7:30 pm
Bill Laurance (of Snarky Puppy) @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm
Bill Laurence is a founding member of crossover sensation Snarky Puppy. The pianist/keyboardist here explores works from his four solo albums and upcoming fifth, a work of freely improvised works on acoustic piano and electronics. Agenda[...]
Eliane Elias 8:00 pm
Eliane Elias @ Blues Alley
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Brazilian vocalist, pianist and composer Eliane Elias tacks cool and sultry, but she applies the archetypal sound to an array of settings. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Faraway Plants 8:00 pm
Faraway Plants @ Twins Jazz
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Chicago based trio Faraway Planets plays jazz melodies and improvisations on traditional, acoustic instruments over digital loops. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
Oct 7 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 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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* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jamal Balbed, a young D.C. tenor lion, seeks to mix together members of various pockets of the D.C. music scene. The house band at these Monday shows-cum-jams typically[...]
Jane Monheit 8:00 pm
Jane Monheit @ Blues Alley
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm
In 1998, at just 20, Jane Monheit shot to jazz’s fore as the second-place finisher at the prestigious Thelonious Monk competition. Since then, the lush-voiced vocalist’s career has unfolded famously. She touches jazz standards with[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Oct 9 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Steve Herberman favors a more warbly tone in the vein of fusion guitarists like Pat Metheny and Al Di Menola. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 9 @ 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[...]
Tune In Tuesdays 7:30 pm
Tune In Tuesdays
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm
A rotating cast of DC jazz musicians, from elders like Fred Foss to current mainstays like Joe Brotherton and young pups like bassist Steve Arnold, perform in small, two-to-three person combos every night at Maddy’s Bar and Grille.[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Oct 9 @ 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[...]
Swing Shift 8:00 pm
Swing Shift @ Blues Alley
Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm
Swing Shift faithfully recreate the ambiance and aesthetic, musically and visually, of big band jazz’s hey day. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
* Elijah Easton 9:00 pm
* Elijah Easton @ Service Bar
Oct 9 @ 9:00 pm
Elijah Easton is a fabulous straight-ahead wailer on the saxophone. He holds forth with a rotating cast of musicians every Tuesday at Service Bar. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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* Donvonte McCoy 7:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy @ Bin 1301
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays everything from go-go to bebop with a robust, earthy tone that easily squawks and soars when it comes time to fly on the solo. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
* Thad Wilson Presents… 7:00 pm
* Thad Wilson Presents… @ Bakers and Baristas
Oct 10 @ 7:00 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. He curates a weekly performance series at Bakers and Baristas. Agenda Agenda[...]
Vladimir Kostadinovic Trio 7:00 pm
Vladimir Kostadinovic Trio @ Sotto
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm
The drummer Vladimir Kostadinovic leads small combos through standards and his own originals written in a decidedly 50s hard bop vein; but he’s good at what he does. His groups before have featured world class musicians[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 10 @ 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[...]
* Pérez, Cohen, Potter Quintet 8:00 pm
* Pérez, Cohen, Potter Quintet @ Library of Congress - James Madison Memorial Building
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm
The Panamanian pianist Danilo Pérez, famous for his tenure in Wayne Shorter’s current working quartet, and the versatile saxophonist Chris Potter came of age in the Young Lions jazz-boom of the 1990s, albeit in different wings[...]
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm
Aaron Myers and Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
AJ Croce 8:00 pm
AJ Croce @ Blues Alley
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm
The son of the 70s folk-rock icon Jim Croce, AJ has used his name to spread out with a more blues and jazz influence. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m Agenda Agenda Day[...]
This Is Merely An Ensemble 8:00 pm
This Is Merely An Ensemble @ Twins Jazz
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm
The quintet This Is Merely An Ensemble draws professional musicians from across the gig spectrum in DC – from ballet to studio sessions – to perform some of their favorite jazz faire. Two separate sets[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 10 @ 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
Oct 11 @ 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
Oct 11 @ 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[...]
* Bobby Muncy 8:00 pm
* Bobby Muncy @ Sotto
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm
Bobby Muncy is a saxophonist with chops, conviction and the drive to make jazz feel fresh. He hopscotches between jazz covers of Radiohead, swinging renditions of his bandmates’ tunes, and his own skronky original compositions. Agenda[...]
Leo Maxey 8:00 pm
Leo Maxey @ Twins Jazz
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm
Leo Maxey is a trumpeter and composer who brings a soulful smoothness that does not detract from his music’s drive. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Oct 11 @ 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[...]
Rachelle Ferrell 8:00 pm
Rachelle Ferrell @ Blues Alley
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm
Back for her annual October weekend at Blues Alley, the renowned Rachelle Ferrell sings a canny mix of Black musical forms. Her sound isn’t unlike some of the people for whom she used to sing[...]
Trae and the Unknown 8:00 pm
Trae and the Unknown @ Bin 1301
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm
Outside of D.C., Warren “Trae” Crudup is maybe best known for conjuring swirling thunder behind James Brandon Lewis’s spiritual wail in the latter’s trio. When he’s behind the kit with his own group, the Unknown, Trae[...]
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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Oct 12 @ 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[...]
Saltman Knowles presents Yvette Spears 6:00 pm
Saltman Knowles presents Yvette ... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm
Saltman Knowles is a band that blends Latin, straight-ahead and soul-jazz influences. The core trio consists of joyous and smooth-voiced singer Lori Williams, pianist William Knowles and bassist Mark Saltman, but they tend to fill[...]
* Victor Provost: The Other Side of the Storm 7:00 pm
* Victor Provost: The Other Side... @ Joe's Movement Emporium
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm
Victor Provost isn’t just the only jazz steel pan player in D.C. – he’s one of the region’s best improvisers, on any instrument. Here he shows off his formidable skills as a composer, bringing to[...]
Chelsey Green and The Green Project 8:00 pm
Chelsey Green and The Green Project @ Sotto
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile violinist and producer Chelsey Green’s music ranges from R&B offshoots to straight-ahead to smooth jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
Jeff Denson 8:00 pm
Jeff Denson @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm
The bassist and vocalist Jeff Denson plays originals and standards with an electronic, absurdist avant-garde edge. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 12 @ 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[...]
Rachelle Ferrell 8:00 pm
Rachelle Ferrell @ Blues Alley
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm
Back for her annual October weekend at Blues Alley, the renowned Rachelle Ferrell sings a canny mix of Black musical forms. Her sound isn’t unlike some of the people for whom she used to sing[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 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[...]
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session @ Maddy’s Bar and Grill
Oct 12 @ 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Bar and Grill in DuPont hosts two last night jam sessions each week, welcoming musicians from across DC’s quadrants and traditions. Friday night is a straight jazz jam while Saturday will freewheel more with[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Oct 12 @ 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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Janelia Soul: Jazz & Lily Pads Concert 3:00 pm
Janelia Soul: Jazz & Lily Pads C... @ Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm
The vocalist Janelia Soul infuses her music with West-African rhythms, especially those of the Yoruba people. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Oct 13 @ 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[...]
Tom Newman Group 6:00 pm
Tom Newman Group @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm
The Tom Newman Group plays Chicag0-style electric blues with a good dash of modern R&B and soul influence. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Oct 13 @ 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[...]
Singer/Songwriter Showcase 7:00 pm
Singer/Songwriter Showcase @ The Hiding Place
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Hiding Place presents a showcase of three of DC’s up and coming singer/songwriters including the Nina Simone influenced Ronya Lee-Anderson and the stylistically fluid pianist Cynthia Marie. Bring your own snacks, beverages and blankets/lawn-chairs. Agenda[...]
* Akua Allrich 7:30 pm
* Akua Allrich @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Oct 13 @ 7:30 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[...]
Batida Diferente 8:00 pm
Batida Diferente @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 13 @ 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[...]
Rachelle Ferrell 8:00 pm
Rachelle Ferrell @ Blues Alley
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm
Back for her annual October weekend at Blues Alley, the renowned Rachelle Ferrell sings a canny mix of Black musical forms. Her sound isn’t unlike some of the people for whom she used to sing[...]
The Libra SoulSisters 8:00 pm
The Libra SoulSisters @ Sotto
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Libra SoulSisters, Free and Ayanna Gregory, perform a more acoustic, coffee-shop vision of soul music. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Oct 13 @ 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[...]
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session @ Maddy’s Bar and Grill
Oct 13 @ 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Bar and Grill in DuPont hosts two last night jam sessions each week, welcoming musicians from across DC’s quadrants and traditions. Friday night is a straight jazz jam while Saturday will freewheel more with[...]
Tyler Leak & Freeform 11:45 pm
Tyler Leak & Freeform @ Sotto
Oct 13 @ 11:45 pm
Drummer Tyler Leak tends to favor the sounds and sweeps of jazz’s electric period in the early 70s. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am
Jojo’s on U Street hosts a weekly jam session dedicated to giving all the crooners, scatters and singers a chance to take up the mic. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Oct 14 @ 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[...]
Jim Levey 6:00 pm
Jim Levey @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm
The pianist Jim Levey has been a stalwart of DC music education for much of the last 30 years, leads a straight-ahead group. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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[...]
Agmite 8:00 pm
Agmite @ Twins Jazz
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm
Agmite performs a mix of jazz, soul 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 Circle[...]
Rachelle Ferrell 8:00 pm
Rachelle Ferrell @ Blues Alley
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm
Back for her annual October weekend at Blues Alley, the renowned Rachelle Ferrell sings a canny mix of Black musical forms. Her sound isn’t unlike some of the people for whom she used to sing[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 14 @ 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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* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra 7:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra @ Levine Music Silver Spring Campus
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm
The 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra commanded the Caverns every Monday night with a repertoire ranging from Count Basie to Coltrane to band members’ originals. Some truly excellent soloists strengthen the big band’s arrangements. Agenda[...]
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jamal Balbed, a young D.C. tenor lion, seeks to mix together members of various pockets of the D.C. music scene. The house band at these Monday shows-cum-jams typically[...]
* Paul Carr Quintet 8:00 pm
* Paul Carr Quintet @ Blues Alley
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm
Longtime saxophonist and educator Paul Carr 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[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Oct 16 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Steve Herberman favors a more warbly tone in the vein of fusion guitarists like Pat Metheny and Al Di Menola. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 16 @ 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[...]
Tune In Tuesdays 7:30 pm
Tune In Tuesdays
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm
A rotating cast of DC jazz musicians, from elders like Fred Foss to current mainstays like Joe Brotherton and young pups like bassist Steve Arnold, perform in small, two-to-three person combos every night at Maddy’s Bar and Grille.[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Oct 16 @ 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[...]
Gordon Chambers 8:00 pm
Gordon Chambers @ Blues Alley
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm
The Soul and R&B singer Gordon Chambers 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[...]
* Elijah Easton 9:00 pm
* Elijah Easton @ Service Bar
Oct 16 @ 9:00 pm
Elijah Easton is a fabulous straight-ahead wailer on the saxophone. He holds forth with a rotating cast of musicians every Tuesday at Service Bar. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Kent Miller Group 6:00 pm
Kent Miller Group @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm
The bassist Kent Miller leads his own straight-ahead 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy 7:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy @ Bin 1301
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays everything from go-go to bebop with a robust, earthy tone that easily squawks and soars when it comes time to fly on the solo. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
* Pete Muldoon 7:00 pm
* Pete Muldoon @ Sotto
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm
A guitarist with a bluesy, earthy sound, Pete Muldoon laces tight melodies into cocoon-like horn arrangements Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
* Thad Wilson Presents… 7:00 pm
* Thad Wilson Presents… @ Bakers and Baristas
Oct 17 @ 7:00 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. He curates a weekly performance series at Bakers and Baristas. Agenda Agenda[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 17 @ 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[...]
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
Aaron Myers and Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Jaron Davis 8:00 pm
Jaron Davis @ Twins Jazz
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
The drummer Jaron Davis plays post-bop indebted straight-ahead. 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[...]
Juanito Pascual’s New Flamenco Trio 8:00 pm
Juanito Pascual’s New Flamenco Trio @ Blues Alley
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
The guitarist Juanito Pascual’s leads a flamenco 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 Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 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[...]
* Dee Dee Bridgewater 8:00 pm
* Dee Dee Bridgewater @ Blues Alley
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
The NEA Jazz Master and lauded actress Dee Dee Bridgewater brings a well-honed dramatic delivery to her performances. Two sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 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[...]
Paul Bailey 8:00 pm
Paul Bailey @ Twins Jazz
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Paul Bailey came up through the ranks of DC’s jazz youth orchestras and now leads his own groups through standards and straight-ahead originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
Russell Rodgers 8:00 pm
Russell Rodgers @ Petworth Citizen
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
The electric bassist Russ Rodgers is well schooled in the funky jazz and R&B of the 1980s as well as the grooves of his native Atlanta. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
Trae and the Unknown 8:00 pm
Trae and the Unknown @ Bin 1301
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
Outside of D.C., Warren “Trae” Crudup is maybe best known for conjuring swirling thunder behind James Brandon Lewis’s spiritual wail in the latter’s trio. When he’s behind the kit with his own group, the Unknown, Trae[...]
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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Oct 19 @ 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[...]
Phill Butts Big Band 6:00 pm
Phill Butts Big Band @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm
Dr. Phill Butts, a longtime jazz educator in Maryland, leads an 18-piece big band through classics of the Swing/Big Band jazz era. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Retroperspective: DC Space 7:00 pm
* Retroperspective: DC Space @ Rhizome DC
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm
Transparent Productions is hosting a series of concerts at Rhizome this month to celebrate the legacy of artist-run performing spaces in Washington, D.C. This week, the Braxtonian saxophonist Sarah Hughes leads a tribute to the iconic[...]
* Dee Dee Bridgewater 8:00 pm
* Dee Dee Bridgewater @ Blues Alley
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
The NEA Jazz Master and lauded actress Dee Dee Bridgewater brings a well-honed dramatic delivery to her performances. Two sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia[...]
* Fred Foss 8:00 pm
* Fred Foss @ Sotto
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
The warm and sonorous reeds player Fred Foss is masterful on both alto and tenor saxophones, as well as flute. He’s mentored a range of the District’s major talent, from the internationally-renowned bassist Ben Williams[...]
A Tribute to the Music of the Soul Divas 8:00 pm
A Tribute to the Music of the So... @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalists Ameya Taylor, Carmen Craven and Orieyama Linebarger perform a tribute to the music of iconic soul divas like Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia[...]
Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner 8:00 pm
Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner @ Sotto
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
Clarence Turner plays Chicago-style, electric blues. 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[...]
Lionel Lyles Quintet 8:00 pm
Lionel Lyles Quintet @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
Lionel Lyles is usually found leading his quintet, a versatile group of musicians based out of Baltimore, Maryland and graduates of Morgan State University. They are versed in a range of styles from  straight ahead[...]
* Odean Pope 9:00 pm
* Odean Pope @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm
Somewhere between the steely conviction of John Coltrane and the quaking tremolo of David Murray, you’ll find the Philadelphian tenor great Odean Pope. He blows the horn hard, drawing prismatic beams of sound. Pope spent[...]
Larry Brown 9:00 pm
Larry Brown @ Twins Jazz
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm
Larry Brown, a local piano player of note, leads a septet of notable DC jazz cats through standards and straight-ahead originals. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 19 @ 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
Oct 19 @ 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[...]
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session @ Maddy’s Bar and Grill
Oct 19 @ 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Bar and Grill in DuPont hosts two last night jam sessions each week, welcoming musicians from across DC’s quadrants and traditions. Friday night is a straight jazz jam while Saturday will freewheel more with[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Oct 19 @ 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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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Oct 20 @ 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[...]
* Brad Linde 6:00 pm
* Brad Linde @ Politics and Prose
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm
The enterprising area saxophonist Brad Linde, whose conscientious and beam-like sound descends cleanly from his cool jazz idols, is always introducing new ensembles and new ideas.  He performs a solo set at Politics and Prose[...]
Julia Nixon 6:15 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 20 @ 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[...]
* “Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century” 7:00 pm
* “Playing Changes: Jazz for the... @ Politics and Prose
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm
The prolific critic Nate Chinen spent the better part of the new millennium covering jazz in the pages of the New York Times as well as a monthly column for JazzTimes. He now heads up[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Oct 20 @ 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[...]
* Dee Dee Bridgewater 8:00 pm
* Dee Dee Bridgewater @ Blues Alley
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
The NEA Jazz Master and lauded actress Dee Dee Bridgewater brings a well-honed dramatic delivery to her performances. Two sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia[...]
* José James Celebrates Bill Withers 8:00 pm
* José James Celebrates Bill Wit... @ The Hamilton
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
José James could be a vastly respected straight-ahead jazz singer, if he chose that route. To some listeners, this is an important measure. But as his small catalog of records indicates, James wants to know[...]
Origem 8:00 pm
Origem @ Sotto
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
This local band plays electric Brazilian jazz, mixing samba, bossa nova, forro, afoxe, maracatu, and the partido alto. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
Larry Brown 9:00 pm
Larry Brown @ Twins Jazz
Oct 20 @ 9:00 pm
Larry Brown, a local piano player of note, leads a septet of notable DC jazz cats through standards and straight-ahead originals. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Oct 20 @ 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[...]
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session @ Maddy’s Bar and Grill
Oct 20 @ 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Bar and Grill in DuPont hosts two last night jam sessions each week, welcoming musicians from across DC’s quadrants and traditions. Friday night is a straight jazz jam while Saturday will freewheel more with[...]
* Elijah Easton 11:45 pm
* Elijah Easton @ Sotto
Oct 20 @ 11:45 pm
Elijah Easton is a fabulous straight-ahead wailer. 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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am
Jojo’s on U Street hosts a weekly jam session dedicated to giving all the crooners, scatters and singers a chance to take up the mic. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Oct 21 @ 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[...]
Bonnie Harris 6:00 pm
Bonnie Harris @ Sotto
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm
The veteran vocalist Bonnie Harris performs. 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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[...]
* Dee Dee Bridgewater 8:00 pm
* Dee Dee Bridgewater @ Blues Alley
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
The NEA Jazz Master and lauded actress Dee Dee Bridgewater brings a well-honed dramatic delivery to her performances. Two sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia[...]
The Voyage 8:00 pm
The Voyage @ Twins Jazz
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Voyage, a quartet of young musicians out of the George Mason University jazz program, performs a mix of hard-bop and bebop with some cues taken from fusion, hip-hop and other post-1950s developments in jazz.[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 21 @ 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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The Science of Music 6:00 pm
The Science of Music @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm
Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Society presents a free lecture on the “Science of Music” Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jamal Balbed, a young D.C. tenor lion, seeks to mix together members of various pockets of the D.C. music scene. The house band at these Monday shows-cum-jams typically[...]
PJ Morgan 8:00 pm
PJ Morgan @ Blues Alley
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm
PJ Morgan is a jazz educator and keyboardist/organist who plays smooth jazz with 90s slow jam vibes. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Oct 23 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Steve Herberman favors a more warbly tone in the vein of fusion guitarists like Pat Metheny and Al Di Menola. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 23 @ 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[...]
Tune In Tuesdays 7:30 pm
Tune In Tuesdays
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
A rotating cast of DC jazz musicians, from elders like Fred Foss to current mainstays like Joe Brotherton and young pups like bassist Steve Arnold, perform in small, two-to-three person combos every night at Maddy’s Bar and Grille.[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Oct 23 @ 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[...]
Graeme James 8:00 pm
Graeme James @ Blues Alley
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm
New Zealand-born guitarist and vocalist Graeme James becomes a one-man band with help from a looping pedal. He performs indie folk. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* Elijah Easton 9:00 pm
* Elijah Easton @ Service Bar
Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm
Elijah Easton is a fabulous straight-ahead wailer on the saxophone. He holds forth with a rotating cast of musicians every Tuesday at Service Bar. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Nevitta and Ron Pender 6:00 pm
Nevitta and Ron Pender @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm
Local saxophonist Ron Pender performs with smooth keyboardist Nevitta. 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy 7:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy @ Bin 1301
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays everything from go-go to bebop with a robust, earthy tone that easily squawks and soars when it comes time to fly on the solo. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
* Thad Wilson Presents… 7:00 pm
* Thad Wilson Presents… @ Bakers and Baristas
Oct 24 @ 7:00 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. He curates a weekly performance series at Bakers and Baristas. Agenda Agenda[...]
BluDream 7:00 pm
BluDream @ Sotto
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
The rock band BluDream incorporates elements of reggae and front man Sid’s native Sri Lanka into its sound. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 24 @ 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[...]
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Aaron Myers and Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Jacqui Naylor 8:00 pm
Jacqui Naylor @ Blues Alley
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Jacqui Naylor performs both jazz and folk rock. Two separate shows at 8 & 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 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 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[...]
Kia Bennett 8:00 pm
Kia Bennett @ Sotto
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm
Kia Bennett  is a soul singer with an impressive resume of collaborations. 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[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Oct 25 @ 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[...]
Najee 8:00 pm
Najee @ Blues Alley
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm
Najee plays smooth jazz saxophone. 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[...]
Trae and the Unknown 8:00 pm
Trae and the Unknown @ Bin 1301
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm
Outside of D.C., Warren “Trae” Crudup is maybe best known for conjuring swirling thunder behind James Brandon Lewis’s spiritual wail in the latter’s trio. When he’s behind the kit with his own group, the Unknown, Trae[...]
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Harry Appelman, Tribute to Bill Evans 6:00 pm
Harry Appelman, Tribute to Bill ... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm
The stellar pianist and organist Harry Appleman performs a tribute to the iconic jazz romanticist of the ivory keys, Bill Evans. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Oct 26 @ 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[...]
Mwenso & the Shakes 7:00 pm
Mwenso & the Shakes @ Kennedy Center
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm
The vocalist Michael Mwenso leads The Shakes, a high-energy group that channels the blues, jazz and African music into its performances. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 26 @ 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[...]
* Brent Birckhead 8:00 pm
* Brent Birckhead @ Sotto
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
If you’ve been to one of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra’sshows, you’ve noticed Brent Birckhead. He’s the sharply dressed alto saxophonist who sits swaying and rooting and smiling beatifically in the front row while others[...]
Najee 8:00 pm
Najee @ Blues Alley
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
Najee plays smooth jazz saxophone. 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[...]
Keith Kilgo 9:00 pm
Keith Kilgo @ Twins Jazz
Oct 26 @ 9:00 pm
Hard bop and Art Blakey disciple Keith Kilgo performs. 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 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[...]
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session @ Maddy’s Bar and Grill
Oct 26 @ 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Bar and Grill in DuPont hosts two last night jam sessions each week, welcoming musicians from across DC’s quadrants and traditions. Friday night is a straight jazz jam while Saturday will freewheel more with[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Oct 26 @ 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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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Oct 27 @ 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
Oct 27 @ 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[...]
** CapitalBop’s Spotlight Residency: Sarah Hughes 7:30 pm
** CapitalBop’s Spotlight Reside... @ Local 16
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:59 pm
The alto saxophonist Sarah Hughes, a longtime fixture on both the Beltway and Baltimore jazz scenes, can swing soft, sweet and cool like Lee Konitz and swerve in an instant to the dense yet untethered[...]
Najee 8:00 pm
Najee @ Blues Alley
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm
Najee plays smooth jazz saxophone. 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[...]
The Georjazz Trio 8:00 pm
The Georjazz Trio @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm
The straight-ahead vocalist Renee Collins-Georges performs ballads with standard romanticism and technique, she also writes and performs children’s music. Here she performs with a trio. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Keith Kilgo 9:00 pm
Keith Kilgo @ Twins Jazz
Oct 27 @ 9:00 pm
Hard bop and Art Blakey disciple Keith Kilgo performs. 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Oct 27 @ 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[...]
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Late Night Jam Session @ Maddy’s Bar and Grill
Oct 27 @ 10:00 pm
Maddy’s Bar and Grill in DuPont hosts two last night jam sessions each week, welcoming musicians from across DC’s quadrants and traditions. Friday night is a straight jazz jam while Saturday will freewheel more with[...]
Tyler Leak & Freeform 11:45 pm
Tyler Leak & Freeform @ Sotto
Oct 27 @ 11:45 pm
Drummer Tyler Leak tends to favor the sounds and sweeps of jazz’s electric period in the early 70s. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am
Jojo’s on U Street hosts a weekly jam session dedicated to giving all the crooners, scatters and singers a chance to take up the mic. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Oct 28 @ 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[...]
Kristine Key 6:00 pm
Kristine Key @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm
The smooth-voiced and wistful singer Kristine Key performs here with a small combo. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Oct 28 @ 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
Oct 28 @ 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[...]
** CapitalBop’s Spotlight Residency: Sarah Hughes 7:30 pm
** CapitalBop’s Spotlight Reside... @ Local 16
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:59 pm
The alto saxophonist Sarah Hughes, a longtime fixture on both the Beltway and Baltimore jazz scenes, can swing soft, sweet and cool like Lee Konitz and swerve in an instant to the dense yet untethered[...]
Marty Nau 8:00 pm
Marty Nau @ Twins Jazz
Oct 28 @ 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[...]
Najee 8:00 pm
Najee @ Blues Alley
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm
Najee plays smooth jazz saxophone. 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 28 @ 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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* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jamal Balbed, a young D.C. tenor lion, seeks to mix together members of various pockets of the D.C. music scene. The house band at these Monday shows-cum-jams typically[...]
Monika Herzig’s “SHEroes” 8:00 pm
Monika Herzig’s “SHEroes” @ Blues Alley
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist and jazz studies professor at Indiana University Monika Herzig leads a group of leading female jazz instrumentalists. The group plays straight-ahead. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
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Kandace Springs 1:09 am
Kandace Springs @ The Hamilton
Oct 30 @ 1:09 am
Singer Kandace Springs performs a mix of soul, jazz, and pop. She’s touring in support of her new record “Indigo”, out on Blue Note Records. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Oct 30 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Steve Herberman favors a more warbly tone in the vein of fusion guitarists like Pat Metheny and Al Di Menola. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 30 @ 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[...]
Tune In Tuesdays 7:30 pm
Tune In Tuesdays
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm
A rotating cast of DC jazz musicians, from elders like Fred Foss to current mainstays like Joe Brotherton and young pups like bassist Steve Arnold, perform in small, two-to-three person combos every night at Maddy’s Bar and Grille.[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Oct 30 @ 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[...]
Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band 8:00 pm
Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band @ Blues Alley
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm
This group performs the music of 70s R&B icons Earth, Wind and Fire. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Elijah Easton 9:00 pm
* Elijah Easton @ Service Bar
Oct 30 @ 9:00 pm
Elijah Easton is a fabulous straight-ahead wailer on the saxophone. He holds forth with a rotating cast of musicians every Tuesday at Service Bar. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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* Hope Udobi 6:00 pm
* Hope Udobi @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist Hope Udobi isn’t just one of the D.C. scene’s most promising young jazz players from a musicianship standpoint; he’s one of the most riveting, creatively speaking. Udobi’s incendiary bop style is brimming with furious[...]
* Donvonte McCoy 7:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy @ Bin 1301
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays everything from go-go to bebop with a robust, earthy tone that easily squawks and soars when it comes time to fly on the solo. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
* Thad Wilson Presents… 7:00 pm
* Thad Wilson Presents… @ Bakers and Baristas
Oct 31 @ 7:00 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. He curates a weekly performance series at Bakers and Baristas. Agenda Agenda[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 31 @ 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[...]
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm
Aaron Myers and Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
* Joe Herrera’s Remix: “A Monster Mash-Up” 8:00 pm
* Joe Herrera’s Remix: “A Monste... @ Blues Alley
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm
Joe Herrera, a lyrical trumpeter who leads the beloved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, plays at Marvin’s with his hip-hop fusion group Remix. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 31 @ 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[...]