DC Jazz Calendar

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U.S. Army Blues Swamp Romp 5:00 pm
U.S. Army Blues Swamp Romp @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm
The U.S. Army Blues is the army’s official jazz band and the military discipline reflects in their tight performance. They perform a special mix of the free yet tightly funky jazz that stems from the bayou[...]
Carlos Johnson 6:00 pm
Carlos Johnson @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm
Carlos Johnson, the well traveled and beloved D.C. saxophonist and singer, brings a swinging combo to the house of God. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 1 @ 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[...]
* Liberation Music Orchestra w/ Carla Bley and Joe Lovano 7:30 pm
* Liberation Music Orchestra w/ ... @ Kennedy Center
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Liberation Music Orchestra, the ensemble that the harmonic liberator, bassist and composer Charlie Haden formed in 1969, performs a tribute to its late leader under the direction of longtime arranger and leader Carla Bley.[...]
* Mark G. Meadows: Nat King Cole Tribute 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows: Nat King Cole... @ AMP by Strathmore
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Mark Meadows is one of established talents of the D.C. jazz scene. He pulls sound from the keys with sharp, keen soulfulness, and writes melodies that are tight and savvy. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 1 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 1 @ 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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* Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days
* Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days @ The Phillips Collection
Jun 2 all-day
The DC JazzFest partners with The Phillips Collection to present family-friend, music filled events to preview the start of the festival proper. The stalwart and sturdy cornerstone of DC jazz, Herman Burney, performs with a[...]
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 2 @ 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[...]
Candice Bostwick 8:00 pm
Candice Bostwick @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 2 @ 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[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 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[...]
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Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days
Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days @ The Phillips Collection
Jun 3 all-day
The DC JazzFest partners with The Phillips Collection to present family-friend, music filled events to preview the start of the festival proper. Hard bop trumpeter and local favorite Kenny Rittenhouse leads his ensemble, drummer Tyler[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 3 @ 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[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jun 3 @ 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
Jun 3 @ 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[...]
* DeAndrey Howard’s Collectors Edition 6:00 pm
* DeAndrey Howard’s Collectors E... @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm
The area straight-ahead stalwart DeAndrey Howard plays trumpet and sometimes shouts the blues. Together with his longstanding band, Collector’s Edition, he plays standards with a friendly, inviting touch. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 3 @ 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
Jun 3 @ 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/Steve Cardenas Quartet 8:00 pm
Jeff Cosgrove/Steve Cardenas Qua... @ Twins Jazz
Jun 3 @ 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). He co-leads[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Nelson Dougherty blends jazz, rock, and funk. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 3 @ 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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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 4 @ 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[...]
Bethesda Blues and Jazz Youth Orchestra and Warren Wolf 7:30 pm
Bethesda Blues and Jazz Youth Or... @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Jun 4 @ 7:30 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,[...]
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Jun 4 @ 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.[...]
Emil Viklicky Trio 8:00 pm
Emil Viklicky Trio @ Blues Alley
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
Czech pianist Emil Viklicky performs straight-ahead with his trio. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 5 @ 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.[...]
Trae Crudup 7:00 pm
Trae Crudup @ Sotto
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm
The coiled and potent young drummer Warren “Trae” Crudup III leads a soulful band. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun 5 @ 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[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm
One of the best trumpeters to arrive after Wynton Marsalis, the 45-year-old Roy Hargrove has an affinity for sharp but husky melody, carried across genres. In his old band Crisol, he offered a modernist’s approach[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Jun 5 @ 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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Lionel Lyles 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles is usually found leading his quintet, a versatile group of musicians based out of Baltimore, Maryland and graduates of Morgan State University. They are versed in a range of styles from  straight ahead[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 6 @ 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
Jun 6 @ 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[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
One of the best trumpeters to arrive after Wynton Marsalis, the 45-year-old Roy Hargrove has an affinity for sharp but husky melody, carried across genres. In his old band Crisol, he offered a modernist’s approach[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Nelson Dougherty blends jazz, rock, and funk. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 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[...]
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Los Gallos Negroes 5:00 pm
Los Gallos Negroes @ The Phillips Collection
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm
The DC-based Los Gallos Negroes are revivalists of a variety of Mexican and Latin American traditions. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 7 @ 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
Jun 7 @ 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
Jun 7 @ 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[...]
* Alison Crockett 8:00 pm
* Alison Crockett @ Sotto
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
Allison Crockett blends neo-soul; new-school, uptown jazz; and city blues into something that’s logically political and personally defiant. She has the laggard rhythm of an Erykah Badu, the dance instinct of a Chaka Kahn, and[...]
* DC Jazz Fest Opening Ceremony w/ Frederic Yonnet and Maimouna Youssef / Washington Renaissance Orchestra Octet 8:00 pm
* DC Jazz Fest Opening Ceremony ... @ City Winery
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
The DC Jazz Festival formally kicks off with a pair of sets at the City Winery. The harmonica player Frederic Yonnet, a native of France, has tons of talent and plenty of blues flavor lying[...]
* Feedel Band 8:00 pm
* Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Jun 7 @ 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[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
One of the best trumpeters to arrive after Wynton Marsalis, the 45-year-old Roy Hargrove has an affinity for sharp but husky melody, carried across genres. In his old band Crisol, he offered a modernist’s approach[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Jun 7 @ 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
Jun 7 @ 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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* Bill Heid Trio 6:00 pm
* Bill Heid Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 8 @ 6:00 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[...]
* Joe Herrera’s Remix 6:00 pm
* Joe Herrera’s Remix @ Marvin DC
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm
Joe Herrera, a lyrical trumpeter who leads the beloved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, plays at Marvin’s every other Friday with his group Remix. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
* Sharón Clark 6:00 pm
* Sharón Clark @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Sharón Clark has a powerful voice and tends to sing a combination of Great American Songbook standards and postwar pop tunes. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 8 @ 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[...]
Marvillous Beats 7:00 pm
Marvillous Beats @ Yards Park
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm
Marvillous Beats performs a mix of classic, East coast hip-hop, jazz and classical. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Charmaine Michelle: Pan-Africanism 7:30 pm
Charmaine Michelle: <i>Pan-Afric... @ We Act Radio
Jun 8 @ 7:30 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. Here she performs the[...]
* Kenneth Whalum III 8:00 pm
* Kenneth Whalum III @ Sotto
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
The rising tenor saxophonist Kenneth Whalum III can send a message with a screed or a soft whisper—sometimes both at once. There’s always an insistence, a captivating sense of purpose, living within his tone. Whalum[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
One of the best trumpeters to arrive after Wynton Marsalis, the 45-year-old Roy Hargrove has an affinity for sharp but husky melody, carried across genres. In his old band Crisol, he offered a modernist’s approach[...]
Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet w/Eric Byrd Trio 8:00 pm
Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet w/Eric... @ The Hamilton
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist  Delfeayo Marsalis, younger brother of Branford and Wynton, steps outside of his family to lead his own group. Vocalist and pianist Eric Byrd sings in a silky croon that’s not too far from Nat[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 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[...]
Patricia Barber Trio 8:00 pm
Patricia Barber Trio @ City Winery
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
In Patricia Barber, you get wry oddball forthrightness, husky blues, mystery-making abstraction. The singer, composer and pianist is a Guggenheim Fellow and recorded on Blue Note for much of the 1990s and 2000s. She has[...]
* CapitalBop Presents: Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die and OG Lullabies 9:00 pm
* CapitalBop Presents: Jaimie Br... @ Union Stage
Jun 8 @ 9:00 pm
As part of the 8th annual DC Jazz Loft Series at the DC Jazz Festival, CapitalBop presents the powerful young trumpeter Jaimie Branch and her acclaimed quartet Fly or Die. Opening is D.C.’s own innovative[...]
Benito Gonzalez Quartet 9:00 pm
Benito Gonzalez Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 8 @ 9:00 pm
Benito Gonzalez, a pianist of growing repute on the New York City scene, retains a special nook in the heart of D.C. jazz: The Venezuelan-born talent spent years in this city during the aughts, when he[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 8 @ 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[...]
* Allison Crockett 9:30 pm
* Allison Crockett @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 8 @ 9:30 pm
Allison Crockett blends neo-soul; new-school, uptown jazz; and city blues into something that’s logically political and personally defiant. She has the laggard rhythm of an Erykah Badu, the dance instinct of a Chaka Kahn, and[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 8 @ 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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* Davey Yarborough Jazz Ensemble 11:00 am
* Davey Yarborough Jazz Ensemble @ Asbury United Methodist Church
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am
The standout saxophonist – and jazz instructor at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts – Davey Yarborough leads a straight-ahead group. 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
Jun 9 @ 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[...]
Andres Diaz Trio 6:00 pm
Andres Diaz Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm
No other information available 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[...]
* Pharoah Sanders 6:30 pm
* Pharoah Sanders @ City Winery
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm
The 77-year-old saxophonist Pharoah Sanders will always be best known for his 1969 LP, “Karma,” and specifically its half-hour-long first track: “The Creator Has a Master Plan.” Built around two simple chords, the song finds[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Jun 9 @ 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[...]
* SJMO: Leonard Bernstein: 100 Years 7:30 pm
* SJMO: <i>Leonard Bernstein: 10... @ American History Museum
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, a group of Smithsonian sanctioned players who perform with an eye for historicity, performs a special program to mark the centennial of Leonard Bernstein, truly one of America’s great composers.[...]
* Regina Carter: Simply Ella w/ Elijah Jamal Balbed 8:00 pm
* Regina Carter: Simply Ella w/ ... @ The Hamilton
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
The fearlessly inventive violinist and MacArthur Fellowship Award winner Regina Carter leads a group celebrating her new tribute project to the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, “Ella: Accentuate the Positive”.   The young saxophonist[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
One of the best trumpeters to arrive after Wynton Marsalis, the 45-year-old Roy Hargrove has an affinity for sharp but husky melody, carried across genres. In his old band Crisol, he offered a modernist’s approach[...]
Batida Diferente 8:00 pm
Batida Diferente @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 9 @ 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[...]
* CapitalBop Presents: Jeff Parker Quartet and Udobi 9:00 pm
* CapitalBop Presents: Jeff Park... @ Local 16
Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm
As part of the 8th annual DC Jazz Loft Series at the DC Jazz Festival, CapitalBop presents the innovative, Los Angeles-based guitarist Jeff Parker in a quartet that includes the rising drummer Makaya McCraven. Opening[...]
Benito Gonzalez Quartet 9:00 pm
Benito Gonzalez Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm
Benito Gonzalez, a pianist of growing repute on the New York City scene, retains a special nook in the heart of D.C. jazz: The Venezuelan-born talent spent years in this city during the aughts, when he[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 9:30 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 9 @ 9:30 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[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 9 @ 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
Jun 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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 10 @ 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[...]
Tamika ‘Love’ Jones: Arising Saints 3:00 pm
Tamika ‘Love’ Jones: <i>Arising ... @ Anacostia Arts Center
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm
Soul singer Tamika ‘Love’ Jones performs a mix of jazz, soul, funk and reggae in her “Arising Saints” project. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
Feufollet 3:30 pm
Feufollet @ Pearl Street Warehouse
Jun 10 @ 3:30 pm
Louisiana-based, cajun traditionalists Feufollet perform. 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[...]
* Bill Cole’s Untempered Quartet 4:00 pm
* Bill Cole’s Untempered Quartet @ Rhizome DC
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm
Bill Cole has been redefining the border between jazz and world music since the early 1970s, when he began playing a variety of East Asian double-reed horns. Today, he carries on the legacy of Yusef[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jun 10 @ 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
Jun 10 @ 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[...]
Candice Bostwick 6:00 pm
Candice Bostwick @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 10 @ 6:00 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 10 @ 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,[...]
Vocal Jam Session with Chris Grasso Quartet 6:30 pm
Vocal Jam Session with Chris Gra... @ Ivy City Smokehouse
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm
The melodic pianist Chris Grasso leads a vocal jam session, joined by a backing band that includes fellow DC jazz organizer and young alto elder Herb Scott and the resonating drummer Lenny Robinson. Agenda Agenda[...]
* Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble 7:00 pm
* Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble @ Rhizome DC
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm
Bill Cole has been redefining the border between jazz and world music since the early 1970s, when he began playing a variety of East Asian double-reed horns. Today, he carries on the legacy of Yusef[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* CapitalBop Presents: Oliver Lake Big Band and Janel Leppin 7:30 pm
* CapitalBop Presents: Oliver La... @ NYU Washington - Abramson Family Auditorium
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm
As part of the 8th annual DC Jazz Loft Series at the DC Jazz Festival, CapitalBop presents the great Oliver Lake with his Big Band. Opening for Lake is Janel Leppin with her Ensemble Volcanic[...]
* Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective w/ Mark G. Meadows 7:30 pm
* Terence Blanchard Featuring Th... @ The Hamilton
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm
The distinguished trumpeter and composer Terrence Blanchard leads his group E-Collective for a run of NOLA funky-jazz at Blues Alley. Blanchard is known for both his jazz playing and his extensive film soundtrack work, having scored almost[...]
* Loide 8:00 pm
* Loide @ Sotto
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
An American-raised singer with origins in Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, Loide intones with full-throated, expressive clarity over Afro-Lusophone rhythms Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
Abby Schaffer Quartet 8:00 pm
Abby Schaffer Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
New Orleans influenced jazz vocalist Abby Schaffer leads a group that covers jazz, R&B, rock, and originals influenced by the above. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 10 @ 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[...]
* David Murray and Kahil El’Zabar Duo 9:30 pm
* David Murray and Kahil El’Zaba... @ Rhizome DC
Jun 10 @ 9:30 pm
It’s easy to talk about the way jazz developed in the 1970s and ’80s without mentioning saxophonist David Murray, and many have done it – it was a quicksilver time for the music, and there’s[...]
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Davey & Esther 6:00 pm
Davey & Esther @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist Davey Yarborough and vocalist Esther Williams Yarborough perform a mix of their favorite songs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 11 @ 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[...]
* Jo-Go Project with Dupont Brass 7:00 pm
* Jo-Go Project with Dupont Brass @ Ivy City Smokehouse
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed came up in the D.C. area, the rare ’90s baby enamored with the jazz greats. But he couldn’t help picking up some hometown music pride along the way—and for[...]
Tom Teasley 7:00 pm
Tom Teasley @ University of the District of Columbia
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm
World trotting percussionist Tom Teasley plays instruments and traditions you’ve probably never heard of; ancient, traditional and re-interpreted. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Jun 11 @ 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.[...]
* Tia Fuller 8:00 pm
* Tia Fuller @ City Winery
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Tia Fuller mines the saxophone with technical aplomb, pushing hard to eke out every drop of feeling she can from the instrument. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
Ola Onabule 8:00 pm
Ola Onabule @ Blues Alley
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Ola Onabule 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 Shaw[...]
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* Chuck and Robert Redd 6:00 pm
* Chuck and Robert Redd @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm
Description:Brothers Chuck and Robert Redd — a vibraphonist and pianist, respectively — perform holiday music in a straight-ahead jazz format. Chuck spent years playing and traveling with famed guitarist Charlie Byrd; Robert is a music[...]
Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 12 @ 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.[...]
Trae Crudup 7:00 pm
Trae Crudup @ Sotto
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm
The coiled and potent young drummer Warren “Trae” Crudup III leads a soulful band. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
* Ron Sutton 7:30 pm
* Ron Sutton @ Anacostia Playhouse
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm
A powerful alto saxophonist with a fulsome sound, Ron Sutton is a D.C. native reared in the city’s straight-ahead jazz tradition. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 12 @ 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[...]
Allan Harris: The Genius of Eddie Jefferson w/Lena Seikaly 7:30 pm
Allan Harris: <i>The Genius of E... @ The Hamilton
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm
Description:Allan Harris is a renowned, skilled singer with a deep, smooth voice. He leads a tribute to the vocalist and lyricist Eddie Jefferson, probably best known for his work with James Moody and for writing[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Jun 12 @ 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
Jun 12 @ 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 Baylor Project 8:00 pm
* The Baylor Project @ City Winery
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
The Baylor Project performs jazz steeped in sensual, simmering soul and R&B. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth[...]
Robert Mwamba 8:00 pm
Robert Mwamba @ Blues Alley
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
Zambian born guitarist Robert Mwamba blends Latin, soul, R&B, and other styles into his recipe for “jazz.” Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
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Clarence Ward III 6:00 pm
Clarence Ward III @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm
Baltimore saxophonist and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III 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[...]
* Greg Boyer Peloton 7:00 pm
* Greg Boyer Peloton @ Sotto
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm
Trombonist Greg Boyer has worked with Parliament-Funkadelic, Stanley Clarke, Prince and many other stars. He’s also a member of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, and a popular sideman on the D.C. jazz scene. Here the[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 13 @ 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[...]
Harry Appelman’s Liberation Project Quartet 7:30 pm
Harry Appelman’s Liberation Proj... @ Anacostia Playhouse
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm
The stellar pianist and organist Harry Appleman performs some of the famous songs of social movements – the American Civil Rights Movement, the South-African anti-Apartheid Movement and the Palestinian Liberation Movement chief among them –[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 13 @ 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[...]
* Ben Williams: Homage to a Master, Keter Betts 8:00 pm
* Ben Williams: <i>Homage to a M... @ City Winery
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Ben Williams grew up in D.C. and attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, then vaulted into the spotlight in 2009 after winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. He earned acclaim with[...]
* Leo Maximal Winds 8:00 pm
* Leo Maximal Winds @ Twins Jazz
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
The trumpeter Leo Maxey, a mainstay of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, leads his own large ensemble through standards and originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Marilyn Scott & Her LA All Star Band 8:00 pm
Marilyn Scott & Her LA All Star ...
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Marilyn Scott performs with her LA All Star Band. 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[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Jun 13 @ 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
Jun 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[...]
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* Samuel Prather & Groove Orchestra 12:30 pm
* Samuel Prather & Groove Orchestra @ Franklin Square Park
Jun 14 @ 12:30 pm
With his Groove Orchestra, usually consisting of about nine members, the multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Sam Prather collides the sounds of Donny Hathaway and Herbie Hancock and J Dilla; the band spreads beats like peanut[...]
Javier Moreno, In Sides 7:00 pm
Javier Moreno, <i>In Sides</i> @ Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm
Spanish born bassist Javier Moreno performs his “In Sides” project that uses improvised music to bridge cultural dialogue between Europe, the U.S., and Latin America. Free but RSVP required. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 14 @ 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
Jun 14 @ 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[...]
* Terri Lyne Carrington: Celebrating Geri Allen’s Genius, Grace and Fire 7:30 pm
* Terri Lyne Carrington: <i>Cele... @ Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm
Terri Lyne Carrington, a drummer who has spent decades playing around with jazz, funk and various realms of the Black musical diaspora, leads a tribute to recent passed piano titan Geri Allen. With Tia Fueller[...]
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam 7:30 pm
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam @ DC Pavilion
Jun 14 @ 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[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
* Raul Midón 8:00 pm
* Raul Midón @ City Winery
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
New Mexico born and New York bred guitarist and singer Raul Midon easily conjures images of Bill Withers and Paul Simon with his passionate yet mild demeanor and great ear for musical exploration. His own[...]
AJOYO 8:00 pm
AJOYO @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
The multi-reed player Yacine Boularès leads AJOYO, combining elements of spiritual jazz, soul and African traditions. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
Gopal, Gunn, Gleason & Combs 8:00 pm
Gopal, Gunn, Gleason & Combs @ Sotto
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
The drummer Sriram Gopal, the stalwart trombonist Shannon Gunn, guitarist Garrett Gleason and bassist Mikel Combs perform material from across the pop and rock world but with each musician’s strong jazz eccentricities.  Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jun 14 @ 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
Jun 14 @ 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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* Meet the Artist: Terri Lyne Carrington 11:00 am
* Meet the Artist: Terri Lyne Ca... @ Chuck Levins Music
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am
Terri Lyne Carrington, a drummer who has spent decades playing around with jazz, funk and various realms of the Black musical diaspora, talks to Willard Jenkins about her craft. Free but RSVP required. Agenda Agenda[...]
Michael Thomas Quintet 5:00 pm
Michael Thomas Quintet @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jun 15 @ 5:00 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,[...]
* Christie Dashiell Quartet with C.V. Dashiell, III 6:00 pm
* Christie Dashiell Quartet with... @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
A former member of Howard University’s Afro Blue jazz choir and erstwhile star of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Christie Dashiell is one of D.C.’s most beloved young jazz personas. She has a riveting voice, and an understated[...]
Alex Jenkins 6:00 pm
Alex Jenkins @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist and organist Alex Jenkins 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[...]
Christian Clark Trio 6:00 pm
Christian Clark Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
Drummer Christian Clark leads a straight-ahead 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 U Street Corridor[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 15 @ 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[...]
* Todd Marcus’ In These Streets 7:30 pm
* Todd Marcus’ In These Streets @ Honfleur Gallery
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm
Todd Marcus is becoming known as the most exciting bass clarinetist in jazz today. He swings hard, soothes, confounds, excites. His music often draws on Egyptian musical and mythological themes and motifs; but this project “In[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, now a fixture of the scene, has a hard-driving and sparely metallic sound. It’s like Dexter Gordon’s and Sonny Rollins’, to the old-school buff, but he casts their lessons[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
* Reginald Cyntje 8:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Sotto
Jun 15 @ 8:00 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. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
Trance:Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba 8:00 pm
<i>Trance</i>:Chucho Valdés and ... @ Kennedy Center
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Although he’s most recognizable for his lineage (his father Chucho and grandfather Bebo were very famous musicians), Chuchito Valdes deserves his own level of recognition. His piano playing is magnanimous in demeanor and bursts with[...]
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet 9:00 pm
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm
The son of UMD Jazz Studies prof and trumpeter John Lamkin II, hard-driving drummer and Baltimorean John R. Lamkin III plays straight-ahead in a quintet. Two separate sets at 9 pm and 11:00 p.m. Agenda Agenda[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 15 @ 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[...]
* Tom Williams Quartet 9:30 pm
* Tom Williams Quartet @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 15 @ 9:30 pm
Tom Williams is a lyrical trumpeter from Baltimore. 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 15 @ 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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* DC Jazz Fest at the Wharf [Day 1]
* DC Jazz Fest at the Wharf [Day 1] @ DC Wharf
Jun 16 all-day
The DC Jazz Festival hosts a number of top notch jazz artists across multiple stages set up on the Wharf. District Pier: The expansive, visionary New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah headlines the District[...]
* Kris Funn & Cornerstore 12:00 pm
* Kris Funn & Cornerstore @ Kreeger Museum
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm
D.C.-based, internationally-touring bassist and composer Kris Funn debuted his band Corner Store at the DC Jazz Loft back in January 2012. The band mingles blues and jazz with hip-hop and gospel, creating a rollicking sound[...]
Meet the Artist: Ivan Lins 12:00 pm
Meet the Artist: Ivan Lins @ DC Wharf
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm
The Brazilian pianist and composer Ivan Lins, whose standards have been recorded across the jazz world, will be interviewed by Lynn Veronneau. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Meet the Artist: Christian Scott 1:30 pm
* Meet the Artist: Christian Scott @ DC Wharf
Jun 16 @ 1:30 pm
Trumpeter and progressive-jazz trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has been playing in front of large crowds since he was a teenager growing up in New Orleans. Now he’s 35, and he’s become something of the[...]
Student Q&A: Robert Glasper 2:30 pm
Student Q&A: Robert Glasper @ DC Wharf
Jun 16 @ 2:30 pm
The pianist and modern jazz trailblazer Robert Glasper hosts a Q&A session for college-age music students. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Ka’Ba Soulsinger 3:00 pm
Ka’Ba Soulsinger @ Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm
Vocalist and spoken word artist Ka’Ba Soulsinger performs a program of music for social change. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jun 16 @ 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[...]
Jonathan Barber 6:00 pm
Jonathan Barber @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
Drummer Jonathan Barber 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 Upper Northwest[...]
Kevin Cerovich 6:00 pm
Kevin Cerovich @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
Trumpeter Kevin Cerovich, one of the US Airmen of Note, 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[...]
Veronneau with special guest Dave Kline 6:00 pm
Veronneau with special guest Dav... @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 16 @ 6:00 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[...]
Julia Nixon 6:15 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 16 @ 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[...]
* Leslie Odom, Jr. / R+R=NOW / Maceo Parker 7:00 pm
* Leslie Odom, Jr. / R+R=NOW / M... @ The Anthem
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm
You probably know Leslie Odom, Jr. best as the original voice of Vice-President Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s magnificent mixtape of American history and musical traditions: “Hamiton: An American Musical”. But Odom, Jr. is also[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Jun 16 @ 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[...]
* Brent Birckhead 8:00 pm
* Brent Birckhead @ Sotto
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm
If you’ve been to one of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra’sshows, you’ve noticed Brent Birckhead. He’s the sharply dressed alto saxophonist who sits swaying and rooting and smiling beatifically in the front row while others[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
Roosevelt Collier Trio 8:15 pm
Roosevelt Collier Trio @ Pearl Street Warehouse
Jun 16 @ 8:15 pm
The pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier leads a trio through a mix of jazz and spiritual music. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet 9:00 pm
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 16 @ 9:00 pm
The son of UMD Jazz Studies prof and trumpeter John Lamkin II, hard-driving drummer and Baltimorean John R. Lamkin III plays straight-ahead in a quintet. Two separate sets at 9 pm and 11:00 p.m. Agenda Agenda[...]
Tamika Love Jones 9:00 pm
Tamika Love Jones @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 16 @ 9:00 pm
Soul singer Tamika ‘Love’ Jones takes a stab at jazz and leads her own quartet. 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
Jun 16 @ 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
Jun 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[...]
Tyler Leak & Freeform 11:45 pm
Tyler Leak & Freeform @ Sotto
Jun 16 @ 11:45 pm
Drummer Tyler Leak tends to favor the sounds and sweeps of jazz’s electric period in the early 70s. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
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DC Jazz Fest at the Wharf [Day 2]
DC Jazz Fest at the Wharf [Day 2] @ DC Wharf
Jun 17 all-day
The second day of shows at the District Wharf features a number of performances by international, or internationally-inclined, jazz projects. District Pier: Italian trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso performs; Swiss harmonica player Gregoire Maret and Colombian harpist[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 17 @ 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[...]
* Marshall Keys 3:00 pm
* Marshall Keys @ R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
Jun 17 @ 3:00 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He leads a tribute to jazz-funk pioneer Eddie Harris. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jun 17 @ 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
Jun 17 @ 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[...]
* Brian Settles and Jessica Boykin-Settles 6:00 pm
* Brian Settles and Jessica Boyk... @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm
Brian Settles is wakefully minimalist as a saxophonist and a composer. His tone on the tenor sax warbles and decries, and it’s established him as one of D.C.’s most self-possessed improvisers. He performs in a[...]
* Paul Carr 6:00 pm
* Paul Carr @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm
Longtime saxophonist and educator Paul Carr leads a straight-ahead group. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 17 @ 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,[...]
* Dante Pope 7:00 pm
* Dante Pope @ Sotto
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm
Dante Pope, a fabulous and multi-talented drummer, with strong gospel roots, from Chicago who now lives in D.C. performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 17 @ 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[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
Sea Change 8:00 pm
Sea Change @ Twins Jazz
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm
Sea Change performs amorphous post-bop. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 17 @ 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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Eric Byrd Trio 6:30 pm
Eric Byrd Trio @ The Hamilton
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm
Vocalist and pianist Eric Byrd sings in a silky croon that’s not too far from Nat “King” Cole – but with more soul and gospel influence. He performs regularly with his trio, featuring Bhagwan Khalsa[...]
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 18 @ 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[...]
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Jun 18 @ 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.[...]
Marius Neset Quartet 8:00 pm
Marius Neset Quartet @ Blues Alley
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset plays bouncy, fixed bop. 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[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 19 @ 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.[...]
Trae Crudup 7:00 pm
Trae Crudup @ Sotto
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
The coiled and potent young drummer Warren “Trae” Crudup III leads a soulful band. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 19 @ 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[...]
Got My Own Sound 8:00 pm
Got My Own Sound @ Blues Alley
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
Hip-hop/jazz/soul fusion outfit Got My Own Sound 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[...]
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Carl Cornwell 6:00 pm
Carl Cornwell @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Carl Cornwell is a frequent collaborator of the Natale Brothers and their Latin Jazz styling. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
Vanny 7:00 pm
Vanny @ Sotto
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm
No further information available. 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[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 20 @ 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
Jun 20 @ 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[...]
Dave Detwiler & The White House Band 8:00 pm
Dave Detwiler & The White House ... @ Blues Alley
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
After a quarter century with the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, trumpeter Dave Detwiler now leads The White House Band. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Earprint 8:00 pm
Earprint @ Twins Jazz
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
The “chordless” quartet – no piano or guitar – Earprint 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 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[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 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[...]
* Gregory Porter w/NSO Pops 8:00 pm
* Gregory Porter w/NSO Pops @ Kennedy Center
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
Gregory Porter’s powerful voice runs from limpid to barbed and straining — but he’s always deliberate, always in control. His songwriting will toss your mind back to the classic, gospel-influenced soul of the 1960s; his[...]
* TEN 8:00 pm
* TEN @ Blues Alley
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
The supergroup TEN is spearheaded by drummer Terri Lynne Carrington, bassist and musical polymath Esperanza Spalding and New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jun 21 @ 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[...]
Micah Robinson 8:00 pm
Micah Robinson @ Sotto
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
R&B slow jam crooner Micah Robinson 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[...]
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Greg Lamont: Remembering Donnie West 6:00 pm
Greg Lamont: <i>Remembering Donn... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm
Greg Lamont is a jazz pianist with an affinity for the Great American Songbook. He leads a tribute to the recently departed bassist Donnie West. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 22 @ 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[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 22 @ 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[...]
* TEN 8:00 pm
* TEN @ Blues Alley
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
The supergroup TEN is spearheaded by drummer Terri Lynne Carrington, bassist and musical polymath Esperanza Spalding and New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Tré Thomas 8:00 pm
Tré Thomas @ Sotto
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Tré Thomas could easily remind you of a young Chris Brown. 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 22 @ 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
Jun 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 22 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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[...]
* Shacara Rogers 8:00 pm
* Shacara Rogers @ Sotto
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Shacara Rodgers first came on the scene as a member of Howard University’s well-known a cappella group Afro Blue. Since her undergrad years, she’s honed her compositional skills in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program[...]
Lanah Koelle 8:00 pm
Lanah Koelle @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Lanah Koelle 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 Upper Northwest Virginia[...]
Tuck & Patti 8:00 pm
Tuck & Patti @ Blues Alley
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Tuck & Patti are a vocal-guitar duo, performing jazz standards with an easygoing manner. Patti’s voice recalls influences from Ella Fitzgerald to Betty Carter, though her singing is a bit less aggressive than those idols.[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 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[...]
* John R. Lamkin III 11:45 pm
* John R. Lamkin III @ Sotto
Jun 23 @ 11:45 pm
The son of UMD Jazz Studies prof and trumpeter John Lamkin II, hard-driving drummer and Baltimorean John R. Lamkin III plays straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 24 @ 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[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jun 24 @ 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
Jun 24 @ 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[...]
* Alison Crockett 6:00 pm
* Alison Crockett @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm
Allison Crockett blends neo-soul; new-school, uptown jazz; and city blues into something that’s logically political and personally defiant. She has the laggard rhythm of an Erykah Badu, the dance instinct of a Chaka Kahn, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 24 @ 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,[...]
Southwest Soul Sessions 7:00 pm
Southwest Soul Sessions @ Pearl Street Warehouse
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm
Southwest Soul Sessions @ Pearl Street Warehouse
The wizened, young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed and the versatile,  furious drummer Isabelle De Leon host “Southwest Soul Sessions” at the Wharf’s Pearl Street Warehouse every Thursday night. Like Balbed’s dance party pushing Jo-Go Project,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 24 @ 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[...]
* Herbie Hancock 8:00 pm
* Herbie Hancock @ Strathmore
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
Perhaps the most lionized living pianist, Herbie Hancock has helped to shape so many of jazz’s machinations in the past 50 years. By his early 20s, Hancock was recording definitive hard-bop albums for Blue Note[...]
Kent Miller Group 8:00 pm
Kent Miller Group @ Twins Jazz
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
The bassist Kent Miller leads his own straight-ahead quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
Tuck & Patti 8:00 pm
Tuck & Patti @ Blues Alley
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
Tuck & Patti are a vocal-guitar duo, performing jazz standards with an easygoing manner. Patti’s voice recalls influences from Ella Fitzgerald to Betty Carter, though her singing is a bit less aggressive than those idols.[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 24 @ 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
Jun 25 @ 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
Jun 25 @ 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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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 26 @ 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.[...]
* Gregory Porter In Conversation with NPR’s Audie Cornish 7:00 pm
* Gregory Porter In Conversation... @ NPR Headquarters
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm
* Gregory Porter In Conversation with NPR's Audie Cornish @ NPR Headquarters | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Gregory Porter’s powerful voice runs from limpid to barbed and straining — but he’s always deliberate, always in control. His songwriting will toss your mind back to the classic, gospel-influenced soul of the 1960s; his[...]
Trae Crudup 7:00 pm
Trae Crudup @ Sotto
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm
The coiled and potent young drummer Warren “Trae” Crudup III leads a soulful band. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun 26 @ 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 Jo-Go Project 8:00 pm
*The Jo-Go Project @ Blues Alley
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed came up in the D.C. area, the rare ’90s baby enamored with the jazz greats. But he couldn’t help picking up some hometown music pride along the way—and for[...]
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Joshua Bayer 6:00 pm
Joshua Bayer @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm
The straight-ahead guitarist Joshau Bayer 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[...]
Jocelyn Imani 7:00 pm
Jocelyn Imani @ Sotto
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm
Vocalist Jocelyn Imani is best known for her work as one of the singers in the JoGo Project, a jazz/rock/hip-hop/Go-Go crossover group. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 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[...]
Tiffany Lloyd 8:00 pm
Tiffany Lloyd @ Blues Alley
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Tiffany Lloyd 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 Shaw[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 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[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 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[...]
Bob Baldwin 8:00 pm
Bob Baldwin @ Blues Alley
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
Keyboardist Bob Baldwin 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 Shaw[...]
Deborah Bond 8:00 pm
Deborah Bond @ Sotto
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
Deborah Bond sings R&B. 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[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 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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* Keith Killgo: Tribute to Art Blakey 6:00 pm
* Keith Killgo: <i>Tribute to Ar... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm
Keith Killgo is a hard-swinging drummer with a long history on the D.C. jazz scene. His illustrious (spurious, from the straight-ahead jazz purist’s point of view) pastincludes stints with Joe Henderson and the Blackbyrds, plus[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 29 @ 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[...]
* Herb Scott 8:00 pm
* Herb Scott @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Herb Scott is a young, soulful powerhouse on alto saxophone. As a bandleader, his style often veers into the over-sweetened terrain of smooth jazz, but no matter what he plays, his fleetness and conviction are[...]
* Jessica Boykin-Settles 8:00 pm
* Jessica Boykin-Settles @ Sotto
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Jessica Boykin-Settles is a widely respected vocalist and a professor at Howard University who has mentored a handful of the city’s fine young singers. Her approach is possessed of a firm, affirmative delicateness, and she[...]
Carol Riddick 8:00 pm
Carol Riddick @ Blues Alley
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Soul and R&B vocalist Carol Riddick 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[...]
Chuck Redd, Tribute to Charlie Byrd 8:00 pm
Chuck Redd, Tribute to Charlie Byrd @ AMP by Strathmore
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Chuck Redd, a deft and lyrical vibraphonist,joined guitarist Charlie Byrd on the road when Redd was 21. He leads a group in tribute to Byrd, drawing significantly from Byrd’s albums Jazz Samba and the Great Guitars. Agenda[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 29 @ 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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Thinking About Jazz Art Blakey: Jazz Messenger 1:00 pm
Thinking About Jazz <i>Art Blake... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm
Rusty Hassan, one of the longtime jazz presenters on WPFW-FM, gives a presentation on the life of the Jazz Messenger, Art Blakey. 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
Jun 30 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 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[...]
* Federico Peña 8:00 pm
* Federico Peña @ Sotto
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Federico Peña has played with Meshell Ndegeocello, Marcus Miller and various other performers who put jazz and funk together in service of the explosive. Here he leads his own group, foregrounding his smooth[...]
Maija Rejman 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman is a veteran local straight-ahead singer and frequent favorite of Mr. Henry’s. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
Mark Whitfield Band 8:00 pm
Mark Whitfield Band @ Blues Alley
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
The guitarist and bandleader Mark Whitfield has enjoyed a long career of performance and touring. He began performing with greats like Dizzy Gillespe, Jimmy Smith, Carmen McCrae, Art Blakey, Betty Carter, and many more from[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 30 @ 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
Jun 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[...]
Mr. Dennis Turner 11:45 pm
Mr. Dennis Turner @ Sotto
Jun 30 @ 11:45 pm
Dennis Turner, perhaps best known as the musical director and bassist for DC rapper Oddisee, performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]