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* Akua Allrich: ‘Tribute to Nina Simone & Miriam Makeba’ 8:00 pm
* Akua Allrich: ‘Tribute to Nina... @ Bohemian Caverns
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm
Akua Allrich recently released a powerful third album, Soul Singer, made up almost entirely of original compositions. But she never strays from her core influences; the trained gaze of Nina Simone and the eruptive power[...]
* Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band 8:00 pm
* Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band @ Blues Alley
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm
Maybe you should go hear Roy Haynes because he’s one of the best drummers of all time, an irrepressible locomotive on the instrument who was around in the 1940s to help build bebop’s basic language.[...]
Aidan Lombard Group 9:00 pm
Aidan Lombard Group @ Twins Jazz
Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm
Aidan Lombard, once a finalist in the renowned Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, is a trumpeter with a fiery and brazen style. His melodic improvisations consist of a unique blend of dissonant tonal qualities and[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 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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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 2 @ 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[...]
Harlem Gospel Choir 1:00 pm
Harlem Gospel Choir @ Howard Theatre
Aug 2 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Aug 2 @ 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,[...]
Aaron Rubinstein 8:00 pm
Aaron Rubinstein @ Twins Jazz
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm
Aaron Rubinstein is a newcomer in the world of DC jazz. He has studied with guitarist such as Mike Stern and will be continuing his studies at the New School of Music. He will be[...]
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Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 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[...]
Michael Muse 8:00 pm
Michael Muse @ Blues Alley
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm
Michael Muse is an R&B crooner from Washington DC who got his career started as lead vocalist to local GoGo band Rare Essence. He will be performing two seperate sets at 8 & 10pm Agenda[...]
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* Alan Jay Palmer 7:30 pm
* Alan Jay Palmer @ Bohemian Caverns
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm
Pianist and D.C. native Alan Palmer roots his playing in experiences alongside classic jazz greats, plus a commitment to moving music across the spectrum of African-American history. Palmer’s piano playing is fervid and rambunctious, and[...]
*Integriti Reeves 8:00 pm
*Integriti Reeves @ Blues Alley
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalist Integriti Reeves is enamored with the work of classic jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. It’s Billie Holiday that Reeves emulates the most, singing ballads with a sibilant, brooding tone. Two[...]
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Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 5 @ 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[...]
Rick Alberico Jazz Project 8:00 pm
Rick Alberico Jazz Project @ Twins Jazz
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm
Originally from New York, Rick Alberico has made a place for himself in the jazz community in Washington D.C. A performance veteran, Alberico has performed in many places around the world including Europe, Asia and[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Aug 5 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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* Firm Roots 6:30 pm
* Firm Roots @ Decatur House
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm
Three of D.C. jazz’s most dependable sidemen come together in this organ trio. Firm Roots plays a mixture of covers and originals in a style derived from New Orleans funk and second line. The lineup[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Aug 6 @ 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[...]
Batida Diferente 8:00 pm
Batida Diferente @ Twins Jazz
Aug 6 @ 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[...]
* Reginald Cyntje 9:30 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Dukem
Aug 6 @ 9:30 pm
Reginald Cyntje, arguably D.C.’s most agile and expressive trombone player, writes sloping, danceable compositions. His unhurried improvisation style taps long-held feelings, and lulls you into exhilaration. Here he appears with his Generations project, featuring Herman[...]
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* Elijah Jamal Balbed: Farewell Concert 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed: Farewell ... @ Bohemian Caverns
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm
At just 25, the young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed is already a distinguished fixture of the D.C. jazz scene, his hard-driving and sparely metallic sound a commonplace at venues across the city. So expect a[...]
* Freddy Cole 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole @ Blues Alley
Aug 7 @ 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[...]
Dial 251, with Steve Washington 8:00 pm
Dial 251, with Steve Washington @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm
Dial 251 is a sextet that plays straight-ahead jazz and 20th century pop tunes with a jazz orientation. The group appears here with the warm-voiced vocalist Steve Washington. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* William Hooker 9:00 pm
* William Hooker @ Twins Jazz
Aug 7 @ 9:00 pm
The avant-garde drummer and sonic contourist William Hooker is as interested in texture as he is in percussion. His music rumbles, trembles and tenses; it can pulse with real urgency, without charging toward any particular[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Aug 7 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 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[...]
* Armand Ntep 11:00 pm
* Armand Ntep @ Liv Nightclub
Aug 7 @ 11:00 pm
Cameroonian singer Armand Ntep composes and performs lyrical, pendulously grooving music with his band. It melds the buoyant lihongo musical tradition with jazz, salsa and other Diasporic musical movements. He’s joined by Herman Burney on[...]
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FestAfrika 1:00 pm
FestAfrika @ Veterans Plaza
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm
FestAfrika is a two-day-long celebration of music and art from the continent, running throughout the afternoon and early evening this Saturday and Sunday. A particularly notable set will come on Saturday at 5 p.m., when[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed: Farewell Concert 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed: Farewell ... @ Bohemian Caverns
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm
At just 25, the young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed is already a distinguished fixture of the D.C. jazz scene, his hard-driving and sparely metallic sound a commonplace at venues across the city. So expect a[...]
* Freddy Cole 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole @ Blues Alley
Aug 8 @ 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[...]
* William Hooker 9:00 pm
* William Hooker @ Twins Jazz
Aug 8 @ 9:00 pm
The avant-garde drummer and sonic contourist William Hooker is as interested in texture as he is in percussion. His music rumbles, trembles and tenses; it can pulse with real urgency, without charging toward any particular[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 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[...]
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* Marc Cary’s go-go/jazz masterclass 11:00 am
* Marc Cary’s go-go/jazz masterc... @ Union Arts
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am
In advance of his performance this afternoon at the second annual CapitalBop Block Party, pianist, keyboardist and composer Marc Cary will give a master class, aimed particularly at youth of middle- and high-school age. Cary[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 9 @ 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[...]
* Marc Cary’s Rhodes Ahead, The Moment, Nag Champa (2nd annual CapitalBop Block Party) 1:00 pm
* Marc Cary’s Rhodes Ahead, The ... @ Capital Fringe
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm
* Marc Cary's Rhodes Ahead, The Moment, Nag Champa (2nd annual CapitalBop Block Party) @ Capital Fringe | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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[...]
FestAfrika 1:00 pm
FestAfrika @ Veterans Plaza
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm
FestAfrika is a two-day-long celebration of music and art from the continent, running throughout the afternoon and early evening this Saturday and Sunday. A particularly notable set will come on Saturday at 5 p.m., when[...]
Harlem Gospel Choir 1:00 pm
Harlem Gospel Choir @ Howard Theatre
Aug 9 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Aug 9 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Aug 9 @ 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,[...]
* Freddy Cole 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole @ Blues Alley
Aug 9 @ 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[...]
Jackie Meyers 8:00 pm
Jackie Meyers @ Twins Jazz
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm
Singer songwriter/ pianist Jackie Meyers has released two albums with her band The Jackie Meyers Band. The band is now currently working on their third project. Two separate sets at 8 & 10pm. Agenda Agenda[...]
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Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
Aug 10 @ 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
Aug 10 @ 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[...]
* Freddy Cole 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole @ Blues Alley
Aug 10 @ 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[...]
Band of Roses 8:00 pm
Band of Roses @ Blues Alley
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm
Band of Roses is an all female funk/ R&B featuring a talented host of female DC musicians such as local drummer Twink, guitarist Nila K-guitarist for DC Loves Dilla house band “The Players”, keyboardist Deanna[...]
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* Alan Jay Palmer 7:30 pm
* Alan Jay Palmer @ Bohemian Caverns
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm
Pianist and D.C. native Alan Palmer roots his playing in experiences alongside classic jazz greats, plus a commitment to moving music across the spectrum of African-American history. Palmer’s piano playing is fervid and rambunctious, and[...]
Dial 251, with Steve Washington 8:00 pm
Dial 251, with Steve Washington @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm
Dial 251 is a sextet that plays straight-ahead jazz and 20th century pop tunes with a jazz orientation. The group appears here with the warm-voiced vocalist Steve Washington. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Swing Shift 8:00 pm
Swing Shift @ Blues Alley
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm
Swing Shift, founded in 1994, is an 18 piece Big Band that has premiered at many local venues such as the Corcoran Art Gallery, The Kennedy Center, and the Washington Hilton. Staying true to the[...]
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Aug 12 @ 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[...]
* Todd Marcus Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Todd Marcus Orchestra @ Blues Alley
Aug 12 @ 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[...]
Joe Vetter Quartet 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Aug 12 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 12 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Aug 12 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Aug 13 @ 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[...]
Kurtis Adams 8:00 pm
Kurtis Adams @ Twins Jazz
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm
Kurtis Adams has played with musicians such as Arturo Sandoval, Tom Harrell and Paquito D’Rivera and was also received an award for Best Original Composition in Downbeat Magazine. He also serves as director of Jazz[...]
* Irene Jalenti 9:00 pm
* Irene Jalenti @ Dukem
Aug 13 @ 9:00 pm
The Italian vocalist Irene Jalenti sings jazz standards in a tone that’s husky and hushed. She is joined by Lenny Robinson on drums, Eric Byrd on piano and Bhagwan Khalsa on bass. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
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* Pete Muldoon Sextet 6:00 pm
* Pete Muldoon Sextet @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm
A guitarist with a bluesy, earthy sound, Pete Muldoon released a strong album toward the end of last year; on The Score, he laces tight melodies into cocoon-like horn arrangements. At this show he’ll showcase[...]
Dial 251 7:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Takoma Station Tavern
Aug 14 @ 7:00 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. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
* Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band 8:00 pm
* Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jaz... @ Blues Alley
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
A congas player of the highest order, Poncho Sanchez has played with acts ranging from Cal Tjader to Mongo Santamaría to Hugh Masekela. In 2011, he released a much-touted record with Terence Blanchard, “Chano y[...]
* Tim Green 8:00 pm
* Tim Green @ Bohemian Caverns
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
Both chittering and ruminative, the alto saxophonist Tim Green exudes 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[...]
* Tim Whalen Septet 8:00 pm
* Tim Whalen Septet @ Twins Jazz
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist, composer and arranger Tim Whalen puts none of those roles above the other: He’s a fierce improviser with debt to the bebop greats; he also writes magnificent, interleaved pieces for mid-size ensemble. That’s[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 14 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Aug 14 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 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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* Charles Covington 6:00 pm
* Charles Covington @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm
Charles Covington, who for 15 years taught jazz piano and organ at Howard University, is an elder statesman on the D.C. jazz scene. An improviser of high lyrical and percussive pedigree, Covington projects a savvy,[...]
* Tim Green 8:00 pm
* Tim Green @ Bohemian Caverns
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm
Both chittering and ruminative, the alto saxophonist Tim Green exudes 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[...]
* Tim Whalen Septet 8:00 pm
* Tim Whalen Septet @ Twins Jazz
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist, composer and arranger Tim Whalen puts none of those roles above the other: He’s a fierce improviser with debt to the bebop greats; he also writes magnificent, interleaved pieces for mid-size ensemble. That’s[...]
Kim Scudera with Batida Diferente 8:00 pm
Kim Scudera with Batida Diferente @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Kim Scudera performs here with Batida Diferente, a band that easily traverses the divide between American jazz and Brazilian samba. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Dave Kline Band / Sol Roots Band 8:30 pm
Dave Kline Band / Sol Roots Band @ Gypsy Sally's
Aug 15 @ 8:30 pm
Violinist Dave Kline fuses influences from bebop, Afro-Caribbean music, Appalachian folk and French gypsy-jazz. Funk/jam musician Sol Roots and his band open this show with a set of their own. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Aug 15 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 16 @ 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[...]
Harlem Gospel Choir 1:00 pm
Harlem Gospel Choir @ Howard Theatre
Aug 16 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Aug 16 @ 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[...]
* Sine Qua Non (CapitalBop’s Hot 5 @ Hill Center) 5:00 pm
* Sine Qua Non (CapitalBop’s Hot... @ Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm
* Sine Qua Non (CapitalBop's Hot 5 @ Hill Center) @ Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Bassist Michael Bowie has traveled the globe with jazz and R&B stars such as Betty Carter, Michel Camilo, Isaac Hayes and Angie Stone. But the D.C. native is just starting to exhibit his awesome skills[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Aug 16 @ 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,[...]
Nathan Reising 8:00 pm
Nathan Reising @ Blues Alley
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Nathan Reising is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Jazz Studies department, and began playing saxophone at the age of 10, after being inspired by the sounds of the late John Coltrane. Two separate[...]
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Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
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* Alan Jay Palmer 7:30 pm
* Alan Jay Palmer @ Bohemian Caverns
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm
Pianist and D.C. native Alan Palmer roots his playing in experiences alongside classic jazz greats, plus a commitment to moving music across the spectrum of African-American history. Palmer’s piano playing is fervid and rambunctious, and[...]
* Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist Shannon Gunn leads the Firebird Organ Trio, an unlikely post-bop trio featuring the pressing and broadly dispersed drumming of Allen Jones and Todd Simon’s strong organ playing. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
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Dirty Dozen Brass Band 7:00 pm
Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ The Hamilton
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm
Since 1977, New Orlean’s Dirty Dozen Brass have kept up the the age old tradition of  New Orlean’s brass bands: early predecessors of jazz music that would often parade down the streets following funeral processions,[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Aug 19 @ 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[...]
Great on Paper 8:00 pm
Great on Paper @ Twins Jazz
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm
Great on Paper (GOP), are a Boston-based quartet that formed at the New England Conservatory of Music. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol[...]
John Kocur 8:00 pm
John Kocur @ Blues Alley
Aug 19 @ 8:00 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[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 19 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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James Zimmerman 5:00 pm
James Zimmerman @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm
Singer James Zimmerman here presents a catalog of classic repertory from mid-20th century jazz vocalists–Oscar Brown Jr., Billy Eckstine, Johnny Hartman, Bill Henderson, Jon Hendricks, and Eddie Jefferson. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Aug 20 @ 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[...]
Steve Tyrell 8:00 pm
Steve Tyrell @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm
Modern-day crooner Steve Tyrell takes tunes that have already been softened almost beyond recognition by history, and submerges them in a lulling, unctuous plushness. Over the past few decades he’s developed a very strong following.[...]
* Alan Jay Palmer 9:00 pm
* Alan Jay Palmer @ Dukem
Aug 20 @ 9:00 pm
Pianist and D.C. native Alan Palmer roots his sound in experiences alongside classic jazz greats, plus a commitment to gliding across the spectrum of African-American musical history. Palmer’s piano playing is fervid and rambunctious, and[...]
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* Freddie Dunn Quintet 6:00 pm
* Freddie Dunn Quintet @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm
Talented straight-ahead trumpeter Freddie Dunn here performs a program entitled “Billy Strayhorn: East & West of the Blues,” part of East River Jazz’s yearlong celebration of the late composer and arranger’s 100th birthday. Dunn will[...]
Anthony Compton 8:00 pm
Anthony Compton @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm
Anthony Compton is a crooner who specializes in classic jazz balladry. 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[...]
Steve Tyrell 8:00 pm
Steve Tyrell @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm
Modern-day crooner Steve Tyrell takes tunes that have already been softened almost beyond recognition by history, and submerges them in a lulling, unctuous plushness. Over the past few decades he’s developed a very strong following.[...]
* Alex Snydman 9:00 pm
* Alex Snydman @ Twins Jazz
Aug 21 @ 9:00 pm
The drummer Alex Snydman composes sleek tunes that wiggle around between swing feel and a newer sense of playfulness – sashaying, punchy, slightly warped. He tends to play pert, contemporary-sounding grooves on the drums, and[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Aug 21 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 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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Cecily 8:00 pm
Cecily @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm
Area vocalist Cecily draws on the authoritative but light-threaded style of many singers from the 1980s—Mariah Carey, Natalie Cole and others. She performs with a small ensemble. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
* Alex Snydman 9:00 pm
* Alex Snydman @ Twins Jazz
Aug 22 @ 9:00 pm
The drummer Alex Snydman composes sleek tunes that wiggle around between swing feel and a newer sense of playfulness – sashaying, punchy, slightly warped. He tends to play pert, contemporary-sounding grooves on the drums, and[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Aug 22 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 23 @ 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[...]
Harlem Gospel Choir 1:00 pm
Harlem Gospel Choir @ Howard Theatre
Aug 23 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
* The Orioles 5:00 pm
* The Orioles @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm
Dating back to the mid-1940s, the Orioles were one of the earliest doo-wop quartets, and the most famous to come out of Baltimore. Their warm harmonies were anchored by resonant bass notes and pulled aloft[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Aug 23 @ 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,[...]
* Alex Snydman 8:00 pm
* Alex Snydman @ Twins Jazz
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm
The drummer Alex Snydman composes sleek tunes that wiggle around between swing feel and a newer sense of playfulness – sashaying, punchy, slightly warped. He tends to play pert, contemporary-sounding grooves on the drums, and[...]
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Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
Aug 24 @ 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
Aug 24 @ 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[...]
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* Alan Jay Palmer 7:30 pm
* Alan Jay Palmer @ Bohemian Caverns
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm
Pianist and D.C. native Alan Palmer roots his playing in experiences alongside classic jazz greats, plus a commitment to moving music across the spectrum of African-American history. Palmer’s piano playing is fervid and rambunctious, and[...]
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Aug 26 @ 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[...]
* Kamasi Washington 8:00 pm
* Kamasi Washington @ Howard Theatre
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm
If you’re going to be in the right place at the right time, it helps to already have a strong artistic vision in your back pocket, and a cohort of worthy collaborators. Los Angeles-based tenor[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 26 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Aug 27 @ 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[...]
*Mike Stern-Dennis Chambers 8:00 pm
*Mike Stern-Dennis Chambers @ Blues Alley
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm
Having graced the stage with the greats like Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Billy Cobham and much more, the Grammy nominated guitarist is most certainly one of the great guitar Gods of the last century. He[...]
* JoGo Project 10:00 pm
* JoGo Project @ The Pinch
Aug 27 @ 10:00 pm
Growing up in the D.C. area, Elijah Jamal Balbed was the rare ’90s baby enamored with classic jazz greats. But the tenor saxophonist couldn’t help picking up some hometown music pride along the way—and for[...]
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* Aaron Myers 8:00 pm
* Aaron Myers @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 28 @ 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[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 28 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Aug 28 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 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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* Butcher Brown 6:30 pm
* Butcher Brown @ Petworth Recreation Center
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm
Butcher Brown is four musicians from Richmond, Va., who bottle boyish enthusiasm into cool but bristling funk. Last year the band released Numbers, a collaborative effort with trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton; it bumped the[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Aug 29 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 30 @ 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[...]
Harlem Gospel Choir 1:00 pm
Harlem Gospel Choir @ Howard Theatre
Aug 30 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Aug 30 @ 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,[...]
* Tomeka Reid 7:00 pm
* Tomeka Reid @ Bohemian Caverns
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm
Cellist Tomeka Reid grew up in the D.C. area but has since established herself as a guiding force on Chicago’s storied experimental jazz scene. At once broad and brittle, patient and surging, her playing achieves[...]
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Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
Aug 31 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 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[...]