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* Kenny Garrett 8:00 pm
* Kenny Garrett @ Blues Alley
May 1 @ 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[...]
* Sine Qua Non w/Fred Wesley 8:00 pm
* Sine Qua Non w/Fred Wesley @ Bohemian Caverns
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
Sine Qua Non, led by bassist Michael Bowie, draws on Spanish classical guitar music as an inspiration for world-wise, ambitiously arranged tunes. They are joined by vocalist Christie Dashiell, who is known for her rich[...]
U Street Jazz Jam 9:00 pm
U Street Jazz Jam @ Dunya
May 1 @ 9:00 pm
The U Street Jazz Jam is enthusiast Jeff Stacey’s effort to establish a permanent weekly home for informal music-making in D.C. After passing through a number of venues, it’s relocated to Dunya—a restaurant that fuses[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 1 @ 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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Funk Parade: Cheick Hamala Diabate, Akua Allrich & the JoGo Project 12:00 pm
Funk Parade: Cheick Hamala Diaba... @ MA Winter Lot
May 2 @ 12:00 pm
Funk Parade: Cheick Hamala Diabate, Akua Allrich & the JoGo Project @ MA Winter Lot | Rio Linda | California | United States
For the second annual Funk Parade, a daylong shutdown-cum-activation of U Street’s famous Black Broadway corridor, CapitalBop presents three leading bands from D.C. Cheick Hamala Diabate, a guitarist, ngoni player and composer from Mali, headlines[...]
Inner Urge at Nomadic Jazz Pop-Up 6:30 pm
Inner Urge at Nomadic Jazz Pop-Up @ Durant Art Center
May 2 @ 6:30 pm
Nomadic Jazz is a new pop-up jazz club opens with Inner Urge at the Durant Art Center in Alexandria. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
* Kenny Garrett 8:00 pm
* Kenny Garrett @ Blues Alley
May 2 @ 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[...]
* Sine Qua Non w/Fred Wesley 8:00 pm
* Sine Qua Non w/Fred Wesley @ Bohemian Caverns
May 2 @ 8:00 pm
Sine Qua Non, led by bassist Michael Bowie, draws on Spanish classical guitar music as an inspiration for world-wise, ambitiously arranged tunes. They are joined by vocalist Christie Dashiell, who is known for her rich[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 2 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
3
Harlem Gospel Choir 1:00 pm
Harlem Gospel Choir @ Howard Theatre
May 3 @ 1:00 pm
The talented Harlem Gospel Choir, which has been active since 1986, performs a Sunday brunch show every week at the Howard Theatre. Either an all-you-can-eat buffet or an a la carte menu are available. Agenda[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam 5:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Kafe Bohem
May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Hosted by pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, the weekly DC Jazz Singers Jam doubles as a gathering post for local jazz voices and a casual backdrop to your Sunday afternoon hibernation at the café. Agenda[...]
Jamie Broumas 7:00 pm
Jamie Broumas @ Bohemian Caverns
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Jamie Broumas is a vocalist with a rich voice that can be sassy or sensitive. She typically sings jazz standards, and was recently an artist-in-residence at Strathmore. She is joined by band of legends Allyn[...]
* Kenny Garrett 8:00 pm
* Kenny Garrett @ Blues Alley
May 3 @ 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[...]
4
Duke Ellington School of the Arts jazz ensembles 6:00 pm
Duke Ellington School of the Art... @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
May 4 @ 6:00 pm
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Jazz Orchestra and the Mellow Tones, the high school’s new jazz a capella group, present Reignite: Fanning the Flames, a program of music from Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn,[...]
Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 4 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician every Monday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra @ Bohemian Caverns
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
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 8:00 pm
Karl Anthony: Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
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[...]
Paulette McWilliams 8:00 pm
Paulette McWilliams @ Blues Alley
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
Paulette McWilliams has a sultry deep voice perfect for genuine ballads, and straight-ahead jazz repertoire. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill[...]
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* Anton Schwartz 8:00 pm
* Anton Schwartz @ Blues Alley
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
West Coast saxophonist Anton Schwartz composes driving, straight-ahead works for small combos. In his extensive teaching career, he’s been an artist-in-residence at both Harvard University and the Brubeck Institute, and has taught at Stanford Jazz[...]
6
The Wifi Trio 4:00 pm
The Wifi Trio @ Tryst
May 6 @ 4:00 pm
The guitar-led Wifi Trio hits with an edge, and likes to linger in grooves. Rather than tear them apart, the band drives rhythms home; John Leber plays guitar and Dylan Stoddard is on bass, with[...]
Le Zhang 7:30 pm
Le Zhang @ Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
May 6 @ 7:30 pm
Singer Le Zhang pours jazz, electronic pop, and Chinese traditional music into a fluid, graceful approach. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
Shanghai Jazz 7:30 pm
Shanghai Jazz @ Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
May 6 @ 7:30 pm
Singer Le Zhang has been described by All About Jazz as having a “smoky voice, magnetic presence, impeccable intonation, and admirable interpretation.” She often offers warm reinterpretations of Chinese traditional music in a jazz paradigm.[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Sai & Friends 8:00 pm
Sai & Friends @ Twins Jazz
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Sai and Friends blend jazz and soul with classical violin stylings. 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[...]
Tinsley Ellis 8:00 pm
Tinsley Ellis @ Blues Alley
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Tinsley Ellis is an Atlanta-based guitarist and vocalist who has been a strong representative of the Georgia blues scene for decades. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
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Donnie 8:00 pm
Donnie @ Blues Alley
May 7 @ 8:00 pm
Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Donnie draws on his background in gospel to create politically conscious music that you can groove to. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
Joe Breidenstein 8:00 pm
Joe Breidenstein @ Twins Jazz
May 7 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Joe Breidenstine plays straight-ahead. 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 Street Maryland Northeast Petworth[...]
* Tim Green 9:00 pm
* Tim Green @ Dukem
May 7 @ 9:00 pm
Both chittering and ruminative, the alto saxophonist Tim Green resonates command and passion. The Baltimore native’s touchstones are in gospel and blues, and when he ups the ante on a solo you can feel the[...]
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* Antonio Hart 7:30 pm
* Antonio Hart @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
May 8 @ 7:30 pm
Soulfulness that’s smooth at the root, but crisped around the edges. Cannonball Adderley’s playing fit in that category, and so does the sound of fellow alto saxophonist Antonio Hart. He came to prominence playing with[...]
* Kenny Wessel 8:00 pm
* Kenny Wessel @ Twins Jazz
May 8 @ 8:00 pm
Kenny Wessel played guitar in Ornette Coleman’s band when the guitar defined Coleman’s sound. The group was Prime Time, and Wessel’s crafty, acrid plucking style provided a complement to the saxophonist’s own piquancy. The guitarist[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
May 8 @ 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[...]
Melba Moore 8:00 pm
Melba Moore @ Blues Alley
May 8 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
U Street Jazz Jam 9:00 pm
U Street Jazz Jam @ Dunya
May 8 @ 9:00 pm
The U Street Jazz Jam is enthusiast Jeff Stacey’s effort to establish a permanent weekly home for informal music-making in D.C. After passing through a number of venues, it’s relocated to Dunya—a restaurant that fuses[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 8 @ 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[...]
9
* Frank Lacy Legacy Band 8:00 pm
* Frank Lacy Legacy Band @ Bohemian Caverns
May 9 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist and composer Kuumba Frank Lacy is a longtime staple of New York’s scene. This weekend he brings his Legacy Band which includes Josh Evans on trumpet, Stacy Dillard on tenor, Theo Hill on piano,[...]
* Kenny Wessel 8:00 pm
* Kenny Wessel @ Twins Jazz
May 9 @ 8:00 pm
Kenny Wessel played guitar in Ornette Coleman’s band when the guitar defined Coleman’s sound. The group was Prime Time, and Wessel’s crafty, acrid plucking style provided a complement to the saxophonist’s own piquancy. The guitarist[...]
Melba Moore 8:00 pm
Melba Moore @ Blues Alley
May 9 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 9 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Harlem Gospel Choir 1:00 pm
Harlem Gospel Choir @ Howard Theatre
May 10 @ 1:00 pm
The talented Harlem Gospel Choir, which has been active since 1986, performs a Sunday brunch show every week at the Howard Theatre. Either an all-you-can-eat buffet or an a la carte menu are available. Agenda[...]
* Feedel Band 4:00 pm
* Feedel Band @ Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
May 10 @ 4:00 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[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam 5:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Kafe Bohem
May 10 @ 5:00 pm
Hosted by pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, the weekly DC Jazz Singers Jam doubles as a gathering post for local jazz voices and a casual backdrop to your Sunday afternoon hibernation at the café. Agenda[...]
* DC Jazz Loft 7:00 pm
* DC Jazz Loft @ Union Arts
May 10 @ 7:00 pm
CapitalBop’s monthly DC Jazz Loft continues at Union Arts, with performances from three widely varying acts on the District’s jazz scene. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* DC Jazz Loft 7:00 pm
* DC Jazz Loft @ Union Arts
May 10 @ 7:00 pm
This Mother’s Day, come out for a wide-ranging musical feast. Bobby Muncy and Bobby Jasinski are both explorative composers and master instrumentalists who don’t get enough recognition on their hometown scene. Muncy will bring a[...]
* Frank Lacy Legacy Band 7:00 pm
* Frank Lacy Legacy Band @ Bohemian Caverns
May 10 @ 7:00 pm
Trombonist and composer Kuumba Frank Lacy is a longtime staple of New York’s scene. This weekend he brings his Legacy Band which includes Josh Evans on trumpet, Stacy Dillard on tenor, Theo Hill on piano,[...]
* Jason Moran and Marc Cary: Harlem Nights / U Street Lights 8:00 pm
* Jason Moran and Marc Cary: Har... @ Kennedy Center
May 10 @ 8:00 pm
Kennedy Center artistic director and world-renowned pianist Jason Moran teams up with Marc Cary, a brilliant boundary-pushing pianist originally from D.C. Together they present Harlem Nights/ U Street Lights: A Collaborative Presentation of The Apollo[...]
Malcolm Stokes 8:00 pm
Malcolm Stokes @ Twins Jazz
May 10 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Malcolm Stokes is joined by his group The MAStet, which plays modern takes on classic jazz stylings. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
Otis Taylor 8:00 pm
Otis Taylor @ Blues Alley
May 10 @ 8:00 pm
Otis Taylor’s blues rock hums with a low-burning beat and Taylor’s swampy, crude guitar and harmonica sound. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 11 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician every Monday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Janelle Gill 7:00 pm
* Janelle Gill @ Arts Club of Washington
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Pianist Janelle Gill attended Howard University and is a graduate of Duke Ellington School for the Arts. Born and raised in D.C., Gill’s style reflects the various musical influences present in her upbringing. She is[...]
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra @ Bohemian Caverns
May 11 @ 8:00 pm
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[...]
Dream Unleashed 8:00 pm
Dream Unleashed @ Blues Alley
May 11 @ 8:00 pm
Dream Unleashed is an all-female gospel, jazz and R&B group based here in D.C. Led by Kim Jordan, the group is one of the most dynamic groups in the area. Two separate sets at 8[...]
Karl Anthony: Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Karl Anthony: Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
May 11 @ 8:00 pm
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[...]
* Joe Lovano with Dave Douglas Quintet 8:00 pm
* Joe Lovano with Dave Douglas Q... @ Blues Alley
May 12 @ 8:00 pm
It’s hard to find a tenor saxophone player with more gravitas and intuition than Joe Lovano. Tracing long arcs in a tone that’s both hefty and feather-soft, Lovano has been exploring jazz’s main instrument of[...]
The Wifi Trio 4:00 pm
The Wifi Trio @ Tryst
May 13 @ 4:00 pm
The guitar-led Wifi Trio hits with an edge, and likes to linger in grooves. Rather than tear them apart, the band drives rhythms home; John Leber plays guitar and Dylan Stoddard is on bass, with[...]
* Joe Lovano with Dave Douglas Quintet 8:00 pm
* Joe Lovano with Dave Douglas Q... @ Blues Alley
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
It’s hard to find a tenor saxophone player with more gravitas and intuition than Joe Lovano. Tracing long arcs in a tone that’s both hefty and feather-soft, Lovano has been exploring jazz’s main instrument of[...]
Elijah Cole 8:00 pm
Elijah Cole @ Twins Jazz
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
At just 16, Elijah Cole already has a distinctive sound on the guitar—bright and clear, not unlike Grant Green’s. He appears here with Ethan Philion on bass, Andrew Flores on piano and Chris Latona on[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
The Harry Bells 7:30 pm
The Harry Bells @ Bohemian Caverns
May 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Harry Bells is a D.C. based brass band that focuses on the music of Harry Belafonte. Two separate sets at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
May 14 @ 8:00 pm
Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags CapitalBop's DC Jazz Loft[...]
* DeAndre Shaifer 9:00 pm
* DeAndre Shaifer @ Dukem
May 14 @ 9:00 pm
DeAndre Shaifer is plays a lithe, ecstatically swinging trumpet. His talent on the instrument jumps out at you quick—but if you hang out before or after a gig, you might catch him messing around on[...]
Rochelle Rice 9:00 pm
Rochelle Rice @ Dukem
May 14 @ 9:00 pm
Rochelle Rice, a talented vocalist from the training grounds of Howard University’s award-winning a cappella group Afro Blue, sings both straight-ahead and R&B with a similar fervor. She is joined by a small combo. Agenda[...]
* Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra @ Bohemian Caverns
May 15 @ 8:00 pm
Baltimore’s Todd Marcus is quickly pulling away from the pack, asserting himself as a rare master of the bass clarinet. In his nine-piece orchestra, Marcus places his mordant tone and barreling swing attack amongst fiercely[...]
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
May 15 @ 8:00 pm
Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags CapitalBop's DC Jazz Loft[...]
U Street Jazz Jam 9:00 pm
U Street Jazz Jam @ Dunya
May 15 @ 9:00 pm
The U Street Jazz Jam is enthusiast Jeff Stacey’s effort to establish a permanent weekly home for informal music-making in D.C. After passing through a number of venues, it’s relocated to Dunya—a restaurant that fuses[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 15 @ 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[...]
The Makanda Project 6:30 pm
The Makanda Project @ Michigan Park Christian Church
May 16 @ 6:30 pm
The Makanda Project is a tribute group that focuses on the compositions of multi-instrumentalist Makanda Ken McIntyre. Here they celebrate Michigan Park Christian Church’s 120th anniversary with a free music workshop at 11:30 a.m. and[...]
Melanie Edwards 7:00 pm
Melanie Edwards @ Henley Park Hotel
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Melanie Edwards describes herself as a global music scientist and a “self-proclaimed ethnomusicologist”. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth[...]
* Anat Cohen Quartet 8:00 pm
* Anat Cohen Quartet @ DC Jewish Community Center
May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Anat Cohen is a virtuosic Israeli clarinetist who ties together jazz, Afro-Latino music and Klezmer in a unique and deeply satisfying way. She closes out the 16th annual Washington Jewish Music Festival. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Lena Seikaly: Tribute to Billie Holiday 8:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly: Tribute to Billi... @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
May 16 @ 8:00 pm
The precocious young vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards, and her own, relatively straight-ahead originals. Her confident and playful demeanor will win you over. She’s more of a proud technician than Billie Holiday, which makes[...]
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags CapitalBop's DC Jazz Loft[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 16 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Harlem Gospel Choir 1:00 pm
Harlem Gospel Choir @ Howard Theatre
May 17 @ 1:00 pm
The talented Harlem Gospel Choir, which has been active since 1986, performs a Sunday brunch show every week at the Howard Theatre. Either an all-you-can-eat buffet or an a la carte menu are available. Agenda[...]
* Kris Funn & Corner Store (CapitalBop’s Hot Five at Hill Center) 5:00 pm
* Kris Funn & Corner Store (Capi... @ Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
May 17 @ 5:00 pm
This concert marks the launch of Hot 5 @ Hill Center, CapitalBop’s exciting new series of free monthly concerts outdoors on the lawn at Hill Center. D.C.-based, internationally-touring bassist and composer Kris Funn debuted his[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam 5:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Kafe Bohem
May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Hosted by pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, the weekly DC Jazz Singers Jam doubles as a gathering post for local jazz voices and a casual backdrop to your Sunday afternoon hibernation at the café. Agenda[...]
* Reginald Cyntje “Spiritual Awakening” CD Release 7:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje “Spiritual Awa... @ Bohemian Caverns
May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Reginald Cyntje, arguably D.C.’s most agile and expressive trombone player, celebrates the release of his latest album, Spiritual Awakening. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
May 17 @ 8:00 pm
Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags CapitalBop's DC Jazz Loft[...]
Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 18 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician every Monday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra @ Bohemian Caverns
May 18 @ 8:00 pm
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 8:00 pm
Karl Anthony: Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
May 18 @ 8:00 pm
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[...]
Vocal Workshop Graduation Concert 7:00 pm
Vocal Workshop Graduation Concert @ Blues Alley
May 19 @ 7:00 pm
Student vocalists are led by Chris Grasso. Two separate sets at 7 & 9 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
The Wifi Trio 4:00 pm
The Wifi Trio @ Tryst
May 20 @ 4:00 pm
The guitar-led Wifi Trio hits with an edge, and likes to linger in grooves. Rather than tear them apart, the band drives rhythms home; John Leber plays guitar and Dylan Stoddard is on bass, with[...]
Cesar Orozco and Kamarata Jazz 8:00 pm
Cesar Orozco and Kamarata Jazz @ Blues Alley
May 20 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Cezar Orosco leads Kamarata Jazz, a band of fellow Venezuelan musicians Rodner Padilla on bass, Francisco Vielma on percussion and Luisito Quintero on drums and timbales. Their palette draws from Afro-Cuban, Venezuelan, Spanish[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
May 20 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Jimmy Cobb & Mike Stern 8:00 pm
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Ji... @ Blues Alley
May 21 @ 8:00 pm
Four Generations of Miles is just that; four musicians from four separate eras of Miles Davis come together to pay tribute to one of the greatest trumpeters alive, all without trumpet or piano. Drummer Jimmy[...]
* George V. Johnson 9:00 pm
* George V. Johnson @ Dukem
May 21 @ 9:00 pm
George V. Johnson is the rare male jazz vocalist with rhythm and chops and an un-self-conscious personal investment in the jazz tradition. He cut his teeth touring with Pharoah Sanders decades ago, and has long[...]
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Jimmy Cobb & Mike Stern 8:00 pm
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Ji... @ Blues Alley
May 22 @ 8:00 pm
Four Generations of Miles is just that; four musicians from four separate eras of Miles Davis come together to pay tribute to one of the greatest trumpeters alive, all without trumpet or piano. Drummer Jimmy[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
May 22 @ 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[...]
U Street Jazz Jam 9:00 pm
U Street Jazz Jam @ Dunya
May 22 @ 9:00 pm
The U Street Jazz Jam is enthusiast Jeff Stacey’s effort to establish a permanent weekly home for informal music-making in D.C. After passing through a number of venues, it’s relocated to Dunya—a restaurant that fuses[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 22 @ 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[...]
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Jimmy Cobb & Mike Stern 8:00 pm
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Ji... @ Blues Alley
May 23 @ 8:00 pm
Four Generations of Miles is just that; four musicians from four separate eras of Miles Davis come together to pay tribute to one of the greatest trumpeters alive, all without trumpet or piano. Drummer Jimmy[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 23 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Harlem Gospel Choir 1:00 pm
Harlem Gospel Choir @ Howard Theatre
May 24 @ 1:00 pm
The talented Harlem Gospel Choir, which has been active since 1986, performs a Sunday brunch show every week at the Howard Theatre. Either an all-you-can-eat buffet or an a la carte menu are available. Agenda[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam 5:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Kafe Bohem
May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Hosted by pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, the weekly DC Jazz Singers Jam doubles as a gathering post for local jazz voices and a casual backdrop to your Sunday afternoon hibernation at the café. Agenda[...]
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Jimmy Cobb & Mike Stern 8:00 pm
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Ji... @ Blues Alley
May 24 @ 8:00 pm
Four Generations of Miles is just that; four musicians from four separate eras of Miles Davis come together to pay tribute to one of the greatest trumpeters alive, all without trumpet or piano. Drummer Jimmy[...]
Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 25 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician every Monday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra @ Bohemian Caverns
May 25 @ 8:00 pm
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 8:00 pm
Karl Anthony: Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
May 25 @ 8:00 pm
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[...]
Dee Lucas 8:00 pm
Dee Lucas @ Blues Alley
May 26 @ 8:00 pm
Dee Lucas plays the smooth jazz soprano saxophone. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
The Wifi Trio 4:00 pm
The Wifi Trio @ Tryst
May 27 @ 4:00 pm
The guitar-led Wifi Trio hits with an edge, and likes to linger in grooves. Rather than tear them apart, the band drives rhythms home; John Leber plays guitar and Dylan Stoddard is on bass, with[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
May 27 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Steve Smith & Vital Information NYC Edition 8:00 pm
Steve Smith & Vital Information ... @ Blues Alley
May 27 @ 8:00 pm
Not much is off limits for drummer Steve Smith and his band, Vital Information. The group incorporates influences that range from southern Louisiana’s second-line style to south India’s Canartic music. His group includes saxophonist Andy[...]
Eldar 8:00 pm
Eldar @ Blues Alley
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
Jazz piano virtuoso Eldar brings a trio. They perform standards and originals. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
* Warren Wolf Quartet 9:00 pm
* Warren Wolf Quartet @ Dukem
May 28 @ 9:00 pm
Baltimore’s Warren Wolf is known as one of the top vibraphonists in contemporary jazz, but he’s a polymath; he gigs regularly on piano and drums, as well. In bands he leads he sticks to vibes,[...]
Art Sherrod Jr. feat. Ann Nesby 8:00 pm
Art Sherrod Jr. feat. Ann Nesby @ Blues Alley
May 29 @ 8:00 pm
Art Sherrod & Ann Nesby perform smooth jazz and smooth 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[...]
U Street Jazz Jam 9:00 pm
U Street Jazz Jam @ Dunya
May 29 @ 9:00 pm
The U Street Jazz Jam is enthusiast Jeff Stacey’s effort to establish a permanent weekly home for informal music-making in D.C. After passing through a number of venues, it’s relocated to Dunya—a restaurant that fuses[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 29 @ 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[...]
Art Sherrod Jr. feat. Ann Nesby 8:00 pm
Art Sherrod Jr. feat. Ann Nesby @ Blues Alley
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Art Sherrod & Ann Nesby perform smooth jazz and smooth 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 30 @ 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[...]
Harlem Gospel Choir 1:00 pm
Harlem Gospel Choir @ Howard Theatre
May 31 @ 1:00 pm
The talented Harlem Gospel Choir, which has been active since 1986, performs a Sunday brunch show every week at the Howard Theatre. Either an all-you-can-eat buffet or an a la carte menu are available. Agenda[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam 5:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Kafe Bohem
May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Hosted by pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, the weekly DC Jazz Singers Jam doubles as a gathering post for local jazz voices and a casual backdrop to your Sunday afternoon hibernation at the café. Agenda[...]
Johnny Boyd 8:00 pm
Johnny Boyd @ Blues Alley
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
Johnny Boyd sings swing and straight-ahead. 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 Street Maryland Northeast[...]