DC Jazz Calendar

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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 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[...]
Renee Collins-Georges 6:00 pm
Renee Collins-Georges @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
The straight-ahead vocalist Renee Collins-Georges also creates children’s songs. 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 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[...]
Landau Murphy Jr. 7:30 pm
Landau Murphy Jr. @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
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 Northwest Virginia Tags c CapitalBop's[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
Apr 1 @ 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[...]
The New World 8:00 pm
The New World @ Twins Jazz
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
The New World performs their own vision of jazz that they call “adventure music.” The band performs originals with heavy improvisation. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 1 @ 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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Simone Baron and Arco Belo Ensemble 6:00 pm
Simone Baron and Arco Belo Ensemble @ Kennedy Center
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm
The pianist, accordionist and composer Simone Baron leads the chamber jazz Arco Belo Ensemble. 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[...]
Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Apr 2 @ 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[...]
* Andrew White Quartet 8:00 pm
* Andrew White Quartet @ Blues Alley
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm
Andrew White is one of D.C.’s foremost exponents of the jazz tradition, an embodiment of its historic blend of innovation and preservation. He’s a historian and channeler of John Coltrane, having transcribed 650 of the[...]
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jama Balbed, that wisened, grizzled yet young tenor lion of the D.C. jazz scene, seeks to mix up and mix together more members of the D.C. music scene.[...]
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The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra: A Tribute to the American Songbook “Past and Present” 6:00 pm
The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra:... @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm
The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra, under the direction of DC’s great four string mix-master Michael Bowie, perform selections from the Duke Ellington songbook as well as other American popular songs by Tower of Power, Michael[...]
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Apr 3 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a warm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing in the school of Jim Hall. He performs in a duo. One drink minimum, no cover. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
Sy Smith 8:00 pm
Sy Smith @ Blues Alley
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalist Sy Smith, a favorite companion of that prince of jazz-pop trumpeters Chris Botti, returns to DC to perform her jazzy take on soul music. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda[...]
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* Eliot Seppa 6:00 pm
* Eliot Seppa @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm
Eliot Seppa is a rising talent on the bass, holding his own in a bassist-heavy town. In the past years, his broad, bounding sound has grown up; he now plays with the an assurance often[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Apr 4 @ 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
Apr 4 @ 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[...]
Hil St. Soul 8:00 pm
Hil St. Soul @ Blues Alley
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm
The soul fusion/nu jazz vocalist Hil St. Soul 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[...]
John Raymond & Real Feels 8:00 pm
John Raymond & Real Feels @ Twins Jazz
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm
The trumpeter John Raymond was recently voted “Rising Trumpet Star” by Downbeat. His group Real Feels takes cues from folk music, both old masters like Bob Dylan and new sound architects like Bon Iver. Two[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Apr 4 @ 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
Apr 4 @ 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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The Bowie State University Jazz Band 12:00 pm
The Bowie State University Jazz ... @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm
The Bowie State University Jazz Band is directed by Dr. Adolph E. Wright. Three separate sets at 12 noon, 1 and 2 p.m. They perform as part of the Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month Agenda Agenda[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Apr 5 @ 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
Apr 5 @ 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
Apr 5 @ 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
Apr 5 @ 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[...]
* Monty Alexander 8:00 pm
* Monty Alexander @ Blues Alley
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm
The veteran pianist Monty Alexander uses jazz as a canvas; music from the Caribbean, American cities, and various other cultures around the globe are his colors. In collaborations with the likes of Ray Brown and[...]
Charmaine Michelle 8:00 pm
Charmaine Michelle @ Twins Jazz
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Charmaine Michelle leads a group of her fellow DMV natives in a style of jazz that recalls late era Miles. It’s electric and propulsive, but with sweeps of lyrical sweetness. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Apr 5 @ 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
Apr 5 @ 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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* Marshall Keys & Friends 6:00 pm
* Marshall Keys & Friends @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Apr 6 @ 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[...]
* Afro-Blue ***SOLD OUT 7:00 pm
* Afro-Blue ***SOLD OUT @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm
Afro-Blue, Howard University’s premiere vocal ensemble, gathers some of the finest, young vocalists that the District has to offer. Both the 7 and 9 p.m. sets are sold out. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* Monty Alexander 8:00 pm
* Monty Alexander @ Blues Alley
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm
The veteran pianist Monty Alexander uses jazz as a canvas; music from the Caribbean, American cities, and various other cultures around the globe are his colors. In collaborations with the likes of Ray Brown and[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 6 @ 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[...]
* Kenny Rittenhouse 9:00 pm
* Kenny Rittenhouse @ Twins Jazz
Apr 6 @ 9:00 pm
Kenny Rittenhouse has led ensembles of various sizes around the DC-Maryland area for two decades, and is a member of many others (including the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra). Rittenhouse specializes in the hard-bop flavor and[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 6 @ 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
Apr 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Apr 6 @ 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
Apr 7 @ 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
Apr 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[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Apr 7 @ 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[...]
* Monty Alexander 8:00 pm
* Monty Alexander @ Blues Alley
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm
The veteran pianist Monty Alexander uses jazz as a canvas; music from the Caribbean, American cities, and various other cultures around the globe are his colors. In collaborations with the likes of Ray Brown and[...]
Candice Bostwick 8:00 pm
Candice Bostwick @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm
Candice Bostwick sings 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[...]
* Kenny Rittenhouse 9:00 pm
* Kenny Rittenhouse @ Twins Jazz
Apr 7 @ 9:00 pm
Kenny Rittenhouse has led ensembles of various sizes around the DC-Maryland area for two decades, and is a member of many others (including the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra). Rittenhouse specializes in the hard-bop flavor and[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Apr 7 @ 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
Apr 7 @ 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
Apr 8 @ 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
Apr 8 @ 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
Apr 8 @ 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
Apr 8 @ 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[...]
Joseph Brotherton 6:00 pm
Joseph Brotherton @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 8 @ 6:00 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Apr 8 @ 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
Apr 8 @ 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[...]
Nothing But The Sax 7:30 pm
Nothing But The Sax @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
The smooth jazz supergroup Nothing But the Sax features Dee Lucas, Tony Exum, Jr., and Phillip “Doc” Martin. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
* Monty Alexander 8:00 pm
* Monty Alexander @ Blues Alley
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm
The veteran pianist Monty Alexander uses jazz as a canvas; music from the Caribbean, American cities, and various other cultures around the globe are his colors. In collaborations with the likes of Ray Brown and[...]
Justin Lees 8:00 pm
Justin Lees @ Twins Jazz
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm
Though now based in New York City, Justin Lees began his tenure as a swinging yet straight-focused guitarist in Washington, DC. He learned at the heels of several DC guitarist, including Rick Whitehead, Bill Biesecker[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 8 @ 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
Apr 9 @ 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[...]
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jama Balbed, that wisened, grizzled yet young tenor lion of the D.C. jazz scene, seeks to mix up and mix together more members of the D.C. music scene.[...]
Dave Kline Band 8:00 pm
Dave Kline Band @ Blues Alley
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Violinist Dave Kline fuses influences from bebop, Afro-Caribbean music, Appalachian folk and French gypsy-jazz. 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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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Apr 10 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a warm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing in the school of Jim Hall. He performs in a duo. One drink minimum, no cover. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 10 @ 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
Apr 10 @ 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[...]
* Lionel Loueke Trio 8:00 pm
* Lionel Loueke Trio @ Blues Alley
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm
Description:The guitarist Lionel Loueke can create ensembles of sound all by himself, singing in his percussive Beninese dialects, stretching his rhythmic ideas almost to the point of collapse, and playing bass lines along to his[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Apr 10 @ 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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* Pete Muldoon 6:00 pm
* Pete Muldoon @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 11 @ 6:00 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[...]
* JAZZforum: Karen Spellman and W.A. “Bill” Brower (JAM) 7:00 pm
* JAZZforum: Karen Spellman and ... @ University of the District of Columbia
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm
As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the University of the District of Columbia’s jazz program presents a special conversation with Karen Spellman and Bill Brower, the organizers of the iconic Capital City Jazz Fest. Agenda Agenda[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Apr 11 @ 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
Apr 11 @ 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[...]
* Christian Sands 8:00 pm
* Christian Sands @ Blues Alley
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Christian Sands, a frequent collaborator of DC favorite Ben Williams, punches his keys with the pointed dexterity of McCoy Tyner but also knows when to sink into simmering harmonies evoking gospel joy and soulful[...]
Joe Vetter Quartet 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 11 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 11 @ 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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U.S. Airmen of Note (JAM) 12:00 pm
U.S. Airmen of Note (JAM) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm
The Airmen of Note, the leading jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force, performs three separate sets at 12 noon, 1 and 2 p.m. They perform as part of the Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month Agenda[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Apr 12 @ 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
Apr 12 @ 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
Apr 12 @ 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[...]
* Kenny Garrett Quintet 8:00 pm
* Kenny Garrett Quintet @ Blues Alley
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm
The Grammy winning alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett has a soulful, penetrating sound that can be both introspective and cage-rattling. He played for five years in Miles Davis’ band in the 1980s, and ever since he[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Apr 12 @ 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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* Lena Seikaly & Tom Williams: Inspired by Ella & Louis 6:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly & Tom Williams: <... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm
The precocious young vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead originals with a confident and playful demeanor. Tom Williams is a lyrical trumpeter from Baltimore. Together they perform a tribute to[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Apr 13 @ 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[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 13 @ 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[...]
* The Messthetics Album Release Party w/Sarah Hughes 9:00 pm
* The Messthetics Album Release ... @ Black Cat
Apr 13 @ 9:00 pm
The Messthetics is a improvisational rock trio formed by DC’s own six-string sorcerer,  Anthony Pirog, with the rhythm section of the legendary Fugazi. DC’s punk and avant/improvisational worlds collide in the group’s compositions, which often[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 13 @ 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[...]
The GW Jazz Orchestra 9:00 pm
The GW Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Apr 13 @ 9:00 pm
The George Washington University Jazz Ensemble 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 Street[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Apr 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Apr 13 @ 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
Apr 14 @ 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
Apr 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[...]
* Jen Shyu and Jade Tongue / Jamal Moore (CapitalBop Traveling Loft) 7:00 pm
* Jen Shyu and Jade Tongue / Jam... @ THEARC
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm
* Jen Shyu and Jade Tongue / Jamal Moore (CapitalBop Traveling Loft) @ THEARC | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
CapitalBop is proud to present the widely acclaimed vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and movement artist Jen Shyu with her ensemble, Jade Tongue. This will be the D.C. debut of the music from her acclaimed new album Song[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Apr 14 @ 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[...]
* The Blackbyrds 8:00 pm
* The Blackbyrds @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm
Description:Donald Byrd – an important hard-bop trumpeter who was among the first to blow past the walls that by the early 1970s had risen between jazz and R&B – holds a particularly dear place in[...]
Batida Diferente 8:00 pm
Batida Diferente @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 14 @ 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[...]
The GW Jazz Orchestra 9:00 pm
The GW Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Apr 14 @ 9:00 pm
The George Washington University Jazz Ensemble 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 Street[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Apr 14 @ 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
Apr 14 @ 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
Apr 15 @ 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
Apr 15 @ 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
Apr 15 @ 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
Apr 15 @ 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[...]
Cloudburst 6:00 pm
Cloudburst @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm
Pop-y vocal jazz group Cloudburst 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
Apr 15 @ 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
Apr 15 @ 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[...]
Jeff Cosgrove Quartet 8:00 pm
Jeff Cosgrove Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
While the drummer Jeff Cosgrove can be found in all kinds of settings in the DMV jazz arena, his current project favors a sound like Eric Dolphy at his most expansive (and expressive). Two separate[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 15 @ 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 Washington Renaissance Orchestra (JAM) 6:00 pm
* The Washington Renaissance Orc... @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm
Nasar Abadey and Allyn Johnson are two of the most important lodestars on the D.C. jazz scene: The pianist Johnson heads the jazz program at the University of the District of Columbia, and the drummer[...]
Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Apr 16 @ 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[...]
* 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert 8:00 pm
* 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute ... @ Kennedy Center
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm
For the third year in a row, the National Endowment for the Arts holds its annual tribute to the newest recipients of its coveted “Jazz Master” title at the Kennedy Center’s concert hall. The globe-trotting[...]
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jama Balbed, that wisened, grizzled yet young tenor lion of the D.C. jazz scene, seeks to mix up and mix together more members of the D.C. music scene.[...]
U.S.A.F. Airmen of Note 8:00 pm
U.S.A.F. Airmen of Note @ Blues Alley
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm
The Airmen of Note, the leading jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force, performs two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Free but must call to reserve (202-337-4141). Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
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UDC Small Jazz Ensembles (JAM) 12:30 pm
UDC Small Jazz Ensembles (JAM) @ University of the District of Columbia
Apr 17 @ 12:30 pm
The UDC Small Jazz Ensembles, under the leadership of Allyn Johnson, perform a variety of standards and small group-tailored tunes to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Part of UDC’s Jazz Appreciation Month festivities. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Apr 17 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a warm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing in the school of Jim Hall. He performs in a duo. One drink minimum, no cover. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 17 @ 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
Apr 17 @ 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
Apr 17 @ 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[...]
The One O’Clock Lab Band (U of North Texas Big Band) 8:00 pm
The One O’Clock Lab Band (U of N... @ Blues Alley
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm
The One O’Clock Lab Band, the University of North Texas Big Band, brings some of that north Texas swing and high, lonesome sax to Blues Alley. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda[...]
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Charmaine Michelle 6:00 pm
Charmaine Michelle @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm
Trumpeter Charmaine Michelle leads a group of her fellow DMV natives in a style of jazz that recalls late era Miles. It’s electric and propulsive, but with sweeps of lyrical sweetness. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Apr 18 @ 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
Apr 18 @ 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
Apr 18 @ 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[...]
The Stan Kenton Alumni Band 8:00 pm
The Stan Kenton Alumni Band @ Blues Alley
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Stan Kenton Alumni Band, all of whose members either played in the West Coast cool pianist’s own bands or other notable “legacy” big bands, perform. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Apr 18 @ 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
Apr 18 @ 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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George Washington University Latin Jazz Band (JAM) 12:00 pm
George Washington University Lat... @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm
The George Washington University Latin Jazz Band perform three separate sets at 12 noon, 1 and 2 p.m. They perform as part of the Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* Gary Bartz w/ The Howard University Jazz Ensemble 12:30 pm
* Gary Bartz w/ The Howard Unive... @ Howard University
Apr 19 @ 12:30 pm
The saxophonist Gary Bartz came to fame with Miles Davis, playing in the 1970s, when the Prince of Darkness helmed some of his most restlessly futuristic — and unjustly forgotten — ensembles. Since then, Bartz[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Apr 19 @ 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
Apr 19 @ 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
Apr 19 @ 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[...]
* Fred Hersch Trio 8:00 pm
* Fred Hersch Trio @ AMP by Strathmore
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm
Hersch was among the most influential pianists of the 1980s, embedding a Romantic sense of harmony and beauty into his almost mythic readings of jazz standards. Two separate sets at 7 and 9 p.m. Agenda[...]
* McCoy Tyner Quartet 8:00 pm
* McCoy Tyner Quartet @ Blues Alley
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm
Where is there to start with the legendary McCoy Tyner. The post-bop master pianist is best known as the long-serving piano in John Coltrane’s quartets – having been introduced to Trane by fellow Philadelphian Benny[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Apr 19 @ 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,[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Apr 19 @ 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
Apr 19 @ 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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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Apr 20 @ 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[...]
The Addison Brothers 6:00 pm
The Addison Brothers @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm
The Addison Brothers, saxophonist Frankie and drummer Tony, reunite in the district to perform a mix of smooth, standards, and original. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* McCoy Tyner Quartet 8:00 pm
* McCoy Tyner Quartet @ Blues Alley
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm
Where is there to start with the legendary McCoy Tyner. The post-bop master pianist is best known as the long-serving piano in John Coltrane’s quartets – having been introduced to Trane by fellow Philadelphian Benny[...]
The Eddie Anderson Project 8:00 pm
The Eddie Anderson Project @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Eddie Anderson Project performs straight-ahead with fusion and funk undertones. 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[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 20 @ 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
Apr 20 @ 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
Apr 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Apr 20 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 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[...]
Julia Nixon 6:15 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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[...]
* Ravi Coltrane Quartet 8:00 pm
* Ravi Coltrane Quartet @ Blues Alley
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
A warm-blooded tenor saxophonist with a range of musical inclinations, Ravi Coltrane is one of this jazz generation’s leading lights. He might not have the level of influence of his father, John Coltrane, but that’s[...]
* Yacine Boularès, Vincent Segal, Nasheet Waits: Suite for Abu Sadiya 8:00 pm
* Yacine Boularès, Vincent Segal... @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
Yacine Boularès, Vincent Segal, Nasheet Waits, three french musicians with various ancestral ties to the Arab and African worlds, create improvisations modeled off Stambeli – a healing trance music brought to Tunisia by slaves from[...]
Freddy Cole w/ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra (Fundraiser) 8:00 pm
Freddy Cole w/ Bethesda Blues & ... @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 22 @ 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
Apr 22 @ 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[...]
Freddy Cole w/ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra (Fundraiser) 2:00 pm
Freddy Cole w/ Bethesda Blues & ... @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Apr 22 @ 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
Apr 22 @ 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[...]
Steve Washington 6:00 pm
Steve Washington @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm
Warm-voiced vocalist Steve Washington is from Washington, DC and is comfortable with the big band and vocal jazz standards. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Apr 22 @ 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
Apr 22 @ 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[...]
* Ravi Coltrane Quartet 8:00 pm
* Ravi Coltrane Quartet @ Blues Alley
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
A warm-blooded tenor saxophonist with a range of musical inclinations, Ravi Coltrane is one of this jazz generation’s leading lights. He might not have the level of influence of his father, John Coltrane, but that’s[...]
Kim Jordan: Tribute to Gil Scott Heron 8:00 pm
Kim Jordan: <i>Tribute to Gil Sc... @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
Howard musical alumnus Kim Waters, an accomplished vocalist and keyboardist, is perhaps best known as being the music director for the legendary poet and hip-hop progenitor. She performs a tribute to her former band leader.[...]
Paul Bailey 8:00 pm
Paul Bailey @ Twins Jazz
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Paul Bailey came up through the ranks of DC’s jazz youth orchestras. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 22 @ 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
Apr 23 @ 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[...]
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jama Balbed, that wisened, grizzled yet young tenor lion of the D.C. jazz scene, seeks to mix up and mix together more members of the D.C. music scene.[...]
Joao Fenix 8:00 pm
Joao Fenix @ Blues Alley
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
Brazilian pop vocalist Joao Fenix performs with a small combo. 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[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Apr 24 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician most Monday evenings at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. One drink minimum, no cover.[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 24 @ 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
Apr 24 @ 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
Apr 24 @ 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[...]
Rose Moraes 8:00 pm
Rose Moraes @ Blues Alley
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm
Brazilian vocalist Rose Moraes 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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Todd Ledbetter 6:00 pm
Todd Ledbetter @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist Todd Ledbetter combines elements of modern gospel and soul with jazz to create his own form of “gospel jazz” which he calls “ministering.” Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Apr 25 @ 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[...]
End-of-Year Jazz Choirs Concert 7:30 pm
End-of-Year Jazz Choirs Concert @ Howard University
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm
Afro Blue, Sassy and the Howard University Jazz Singers, the three jazz choirs of Howard University, some of the finest vocal groups in the District of Columbia and the country, perform to close out their[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 25 @ 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[...]
Darden Purcell & Mason Jazz 8:00 pm
Darden Purcell & Mason Jazz @ Blues Alley
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm
Darden Purcell is a DC-based jazz vocalist. She performs alongside some of her colleagues from George Mason’s jazz faculty. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
The Phillippe Lemm Trio 8:00 pm
The Phillippe Lemm Trio @ Twins Jazz
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Phillippe Lemm Trio performs post-bop piano trio jazz, with cues from the harmonic expansion and interplay of Keith Jarrett’s Standards Trio. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 25 @ 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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* Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Ensemble (JAM) 12:00 pm
* Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks E... @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Ensemble, a small combo featuring some of the talented musician that make up the Smithsonian’s official jazz group, perform.three separate sets at 12 noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Part of Jazz[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Apr 26 @ 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
Apr 26 @ 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
Apr 26 @ 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[...]
Juli Wood 8:00 pm
Juli Wood @ Twins Jazz
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm
Straight-ahead saxophonist and vocalist Juli Wood 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[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Apr 26 @ 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[...]
Mike Phillips 8:00 pm
Mike Phillips @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist and seasoned touring musician Mike Phillips 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[...]
Veronneau 8:00 pm
Veronneau @ Blues Alley
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm
The Virginia-based quartet Veronneau can sound like gypsy jazz colliding gently with Appalachian folk one moment, then slide into a smooth Brazilian samba the next. Lynn Véronneau’s voice is crisp and strong, and she sings[...]
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Big Band JAM (JAM)
Big Band JAM (JAM) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day
As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Smithsonian and the Blues Alley Jazz Society partner to put on a three day festival and competition for high school jazz ensembles from in and around the Beltway.[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Apr 27 @ 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[...]
The Three Divas: Tribute to Marian McPartland 6:00 pm
The Three Divas: <i>Tribute to M... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm
The Three Divas, pianist Jackie Warren, bassist Amy Shook, and drummer Sherrie Maricle, perform a tribute to pianist and radio presenter Marian McPartland. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
Najee 7:30 pm
Najee @ The Birchmere Music Hall
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
Najee plays smooth jazz saxophone. 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
Apr 27 @ 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[...]
John Pizzarelli: Sinatra & Jobim 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli: <i>Sinatra & Jo... @ Blues Alley
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
Nostalgia is supposed to come with heartache and hurt, right? Not in John Pizzarelli’s musical universe, a cleanly defined realm where popular songs are wholesome and potable, and the jazz chops always serve an air[...]
* Anthony Nelson Quartet 9:00 pm
* Anthony Nelson Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 27 @ 9:00 pm
Anthony Nelson is a multi-talented reeds player, though he typically sticks to the tenor saxophone. He has a burnished, stout sound and a lightning-quick improvisational attack. He sometimes performs with a strolling trio (only bass[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 27 @ 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
Apr 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Apr 27 @ 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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Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition (JAM) 11:00 am
Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competitio... @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am
As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Smithsonian and the Blues Alley Jazz Society partner to host the Ella Fitzgerald vocal competition. Five singers from across the globe will perform selections of the Antônio Carlos Jobim[...]
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Apr 28 @ 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: Marian McPartland: Piano Jazz 1:00 pm
Thinking About Jazz: <i>Marian M... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm
Ellen Carter, WPFW’s longtime jazz programmer, gives a lecture presentation on the life of pianist and public radio show host Marian McPartland. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Apr 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[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Apr 28 @ 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[...]
Renee Tannenbaum 8:00 pm
Renee Tannenbaum @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Renee Tannenbaum sings straight-ahead jazz. 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[...]
* Anthony Nelson Quartet 9:00 pm
* Anthony Nelson Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 28 @ 9:00 pm
Anthony Nelson is a multi-talented reeds player, though he typically sticks to the tenor saxophone. He has a burnished, stout sound and a lightning-quick improvisational attack. He sometimes performs with a strolling trio (only bass[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 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[...]
* Al Strong 6:00 pm
* Al Strong @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm
The DC-born trumpeter and Duke Ellington school educated Al Strong flits between various jazz styles on his first CD, Love Strong Vol. 1, with great familiarity. Whether injecting his primarily bop and straight-ahead sound with some[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 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[...]
Jozef Nadj 8:00 pm
Jozef Nadj @ Twins Jazz
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
Jazz violinist Jozef Nadj 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 29 @ 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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* U.S. Army Blues 6:00 pm
* U.S. Army Blues @ Kennedy Center
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm
The U.S. Army Blues is the army’s official jazz band and the military discipline reflects in their tight performance. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Apr 30 @ 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[...]
* Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival (JAM) 8:00 pm
* Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Fes... @ University of the District of Columbia
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm
The Calvin Jones Big Band Festival is the cap off to UDC’s (and the wider academic jazz community of DC) celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. The UDC Jazz Ensemble under direction of Allyn Johnson, the[...]
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jama Balbed, that wisened, grizzled yet young tenor lion of the D.C. jazz scene, seeks to mix up and mix together more members of the D.C. music scene.[...]
Louie Cruz Beltran 8:00 pm
Louie Cruz Beltran @ Blues Alley
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm
The percussionist and vocalist Louie Cruz Beltran performs Latin 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[...]