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January – February 2015

* Ladysmith Black Mambazo  @ Strathmore
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm Maryland CB PICK
Ladysmith Black Mambazo carry on the traditional South African vocal styles of isicathamiya and mbube. They gained worldwide recognition in the 1980s, especially after being featured on Paul Simon’s Graceland, and have won four Grammys.[...]
* Reginald Cyntje @ Bohemian Caverns
* Reginald Cyntje @ Bohemian Caverns | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Reginald Cyntje, arguably D.C.’s most agile and expressive trombone player, makes a strong impression on his newest album, Elements of Life. Cyntje’s sloping, danceable compositions tap strong feelings, and lull you into exhilaration. Agenda Agenda[...]
Corey Harris: 'Rasta Blues Experience' @ Blues Alley | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Corey Harris plays the Delta blues with depth and credibility. He’s also a dedicated eclectic, exploring genres from reggae to Malian popular music. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
* Thad Wilson and Robert Landham @ Twins Jazz | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Longtime friends and collaborators, trumpeter Thad Wilson and saxophonist Robert Landham share the stage in what promises to be a vibrant and virtuosic weekend of music. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda[...]
* Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
* Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Jaki Byard was a pianist known for joining stride technique with avant-garde instinct, heavily influencing contemporary pianists such as Jason Moran. In Yard Byard, Jamie Baum, flautist and former student of Byard; saxophonist Adam Kolker;[...]
* Reginald Cyntje @ Bohemian Caverns
* Reginald Cyntje @ Bohemian Caverns | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Reginald Cyntje, arguably D.C.’s most agile and expressive trombone player, makes a strong impression on his newest album, Elements of Life. Cyntje’s sloping, danceable compositions tap strong feelings, and lull you into exhilaration. Agenda Agenda[...]
Corey Harris: 'Rasta Blues Experience' @ Blues Alley | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Corey Harris plays the Delta blues with depth and credibility. He’s also a dedicated eclectic, exploring genres from reggae to Malian popular music. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
* Thad Wilson and Robert Landham @ Twins Jazz | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Longtime friends and collaborators, trumpeter Thad Wilson and saxophonist Robert Landham share the stage in what promises to be a vibrant and virtuosic weekend of music. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Kafe Bohem | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Hosted by pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, the weekly DC Jazz Singers Jam doubles as a gathering post for local jazz voices and a casual backdrop to your Sunday afternoon hibernation at the café. Agenda[...]
Imani-Grace Cooper Sings Fitzgerald/ Strayhorn @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Imani-Grace Cooper Sings Fitzgerald/ Strayhorn @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm Georgetown/Dupont Circle
Afro-Blue soloist Imani-Grace Cooper celebrates the recording “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook”. She is joined by Cyrus Chestnut on piano, Elijah Balbed on saxaphone, Eliot Seppa on bass, and Abinnet Berhanu on drums.[...]
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra @ Bohemian Caverns | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra commands 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. The[...]
Karl Anthony: Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Karl Anthony: Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill | Vienna | Virginia | United States
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm Virginia Drink Minimum Full Menu
The drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va., restaurant. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
The Brian Cunningham Project @ Blues Alley | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Local saxophonist Brian Cunningham plays gospel, neo-soul and R&B. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Mad Curious - Lenny Robinson @ Bohemian Caverns | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm U Street Corridor
Drummer Lenny Robinson swings hard with a joyful and explorative spirit. He is joined by Tarus Mateen on bass and Brian Settles on tenor saxophone during his residency at Bohemian Caverns. Two separate sets at[...]
Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra @ Columbia Station
Feb 5 @ 8:30 pm Adams Morgan Drink Minimum
Vibrant local trumpeter Thad Wilson is joined by an All-Star band including the legendary bassist Steve Novosel, Brian Settles, Antonio Parker, Reginald Cyntje and Robert Landham amongst others. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Aaron Myers @ Black Fox Lounge
Aaron Myers @ Black Fox Lounge | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The vocalist and pianist Aaron Myers performs every first and third Friday at the Black Fox Lounge, leading a combo that tugs jazz standards down into cozy, neo-soul-inflected territory. But he’s a historian of sorts,[...]
Why Celebrate Strayhorn? @ Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library
Why Celebrate Strayhorn? @ Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm Southeast
Leslie M. Demus, Esq, President of the Billy Strayhorn Foundation and also Strayhorn’s niece; William McFadden, President of the Duke Ellington Society, Inc.; and Rusty Hasaan, WPFW host and noted jazz historian engage in a[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Kafe Bohem | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Hosted by pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, the weekly DC Jazz Singers Jam doubles as a gathering post for local jazz voices and a casual backdrop to your Sunday afternoon hibernation at the café. Agenda[...]
*DC Jazz Loft @ Union Arts
*DC Jazz Loft  @ Union Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm Northeast CB PICK CB Shows
CapitalBop’s monthly series of DC Jazz Lofts at the Union Arts artists studio continues, with performances from three widely varying acts on the District’s jazz scene. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra @ Bohemian Caverns | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra commands 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. The[...]
Karl Anthony: Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Karl Anthony: Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill | Vienna | Virginia | United States
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm Virginia Drink Minimum Full Menu
The drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va., restaurant. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Mad Curious - Lenny Robinson @ Bohemian Caverns | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm U Street Corridor
Drummer Lenny Robinson swings hard with a joyful and explorative spirit. He is joined by Tarus Mateen on bass and Brian Settles on tenor saxophone during his residency at Bohemian Caverns. Two separate sets at[...]
Brent Kimbrough & Company @ Henley Park Hotel
Brent Kimbrough & Company @ Henley Park Hotel | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm Downtown Drink Minimum Free
Guitarist and vocalist Brent Kimbrough plays neatly tailored renditions of jazz standards. He’s joined by a crack cast: Elijah Jamal Balbed on tenor saxophone, Nathan Kawaller on bass and Sam Prather on drums. Agenda Agenda[...]
Earlier Than Most: Billy Strayhorn's Civil Rights Activism @ Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm Southeast
Vocalist and spoken-word artist Luci Murphy celebrates Billy Strayhorn’s activism. She is joined by Raciel Suarez on piano, Tensae Berhanu on bass, and Earl Richardson on percussion. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Kafe Bohem | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Hosted by pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, the weekly DC Jazz Singers Jam doubles as a gathering post for local jazz voices and a casual backdrop to your Sunday afternoon hibernation at the café. Agenda[...]
Fresh Cut Orchestra @ Bossa Bistro & Lounge
Fresh Cut Orchestra @ Bossa Bistro & Lounge | Kansas City | Kansas | United States
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm Adams Morgan Full Menu
Philly- based group Fresh Cut Orchestra is led by trumpeter Josh Lawrence, bassist Jason Fraticelli, and drummer Anwar Marshall. All multi-faceted musicians, their style is groove-oriented yet complex, fusing electronic sounds with deep pocket and[...]
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra @ Bohemian Caverns | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra commands 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. The[...]
Karl Anthony: Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Karl Anthony: Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill | Vienna | Virginia | United States
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm Virginia Drink Minimum Full Menu
The drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va., restaurant. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Mad Curious - Lenny Robinson @ Bohemian Caverns | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm U Street Corridor
Drummer Lenny Robinson swings hard with a joyful and explorative spirit. He is joined by Tarus Mateen on bass and Brian Settles on tenor saxophone during his residency at Bohemian Caverns. Two separate sets at[...]
Veronneau Trio @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Veronneau Trio @ Atlas Performing Arts Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm H Street
As part of the sixth annual Intersections Festival, the Virginia-based trio Veronneau previews “Bossa Fever”, a theatrical performance exploring the legacy of the Charlie Byrd Trio. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]