DC Jazz Calendar

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Jackie Hairston Trio featuring Marlene Ross 6:00 pm
Jackie Hairston Trio featuring M... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm
Local organist Jackie Hairston leads a mostly straight-ahead trio, joined by guest vocalist Marlene Ross. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Dec 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[...]
* Samuel Prather & Groove Orchestra 7:30 pm
* Samuel Prather & Groove Orchestra @ Capital Fringe
Dec 1 @ 7:30 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[...]
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm
Arturo Sandoval, a spirited and technically stunning trumpet player, played for a while in the 1970s with the legendary Afro-Cuban ensemble Irakere and moved on to a preeminent solo career. Renowned for his velocity and[...]
* Reginald Cyntje 8:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Sotto
Dec 1 @ 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[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 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[...]
Jeff Antoniuk 9:00 pm
Jeff Antoniuk @ Twins Jazz
Dec 1 @ 9:00 pm
The tenor saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk plays straight-ahead jazz with his sights set on what lies just past the horizon; his tone is broad and self-sufficient. Two separate sets at 9 & 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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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The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
* New Year’s Eve with the Cyrus Chestnut Trio 6:30 pm
* New Year’s Eve with the Cyrus ... @ Blues Alley
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Dec 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[...]
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm
Arturo Sandoval, a spirited and technically stunning trumpet player, played for a while in the 1970s with the legendary Afro-Cuban ensemble Irakere and moved on to a preeminent solo career. Renowned for his velocity and[...]
* Lena Seikaly 8:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm
Every Saturday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: The precocious young vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead[...]
Nina Casey 8:00 pm
Nina Casey @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm
Local swing and blues singer Nina Casey performs downstairs at 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 Northeast Petworth[...]
* Tedd Baker 9:00 pm
* Tedd Baker @ Sotto
Dec 2 @ 9:00 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping, robust 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. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Jeff Antoniuk 9:00 pm
Jeff Antoniuk @ Twins Jazz
Dec 2 @ 9:00 pm
The tenor saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk plays straight-ahead jazz with his sights set on what lies just past the horizon; his tone is broad and self-sufficient. Two separate sets at 9 & 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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[...]
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia 12:00 pm
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia @ Sequoia
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm
A gathering of some of DC jazz’s finest gather to perform before the select at Sequioa in Georgetown every Sunday for brunch. Musicians include Blake Meister on bass, Evan Samuels on guitar and Abinnet Berhanu on[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm
Arturo Sandoval, a spirited and technically stunning trumpet player, played for a while in the 1970s with the legendary Afro-Cuban ensemble Irakere and moved on to a preeminent solo career. Renowned for his velocity and[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
Dec 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[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
The Jazz Academy of Music Big Combo 7:30 pm
The Jazz Academy of Music Big Combo @ Blues Alley
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm
Paul Carr presents  the Jazz Academy of Music, a youth orchestra he educates. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
* Larry Carlton 8:00 pm
* Larry Carlton @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm
Larry Carlton is not just one of the preeminent guitarists of the fusion era, he is one of the most widely respected six string slingers in the world. The veteran smooth and fusion guitar player[...]
Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour 8:00 pm
Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christ... @ Strathmore
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz performs a repertoire of Christmas favorites. 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[...]
Blues Alley Youth Orchestra 9:00 pm
Blues Alley Youth Orchestra @ Blues Alley
Dec 4 @ 9:00 pm
Dedicated to the promotion of and education about big band jazz, the Blues Alley Youth orchestra unites High School musicians across the DMV to perform standards by Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and more.[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 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.[...]
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 5 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a warm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing in the school of Jim Hall. He performs in a duo. One drink minimum, no cover. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Dec 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[...]
Gloria Reuben 8:00 pm
Gloria Reuben @ Blues Alley
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm
Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress Gloria Reuben gives a try at jazz vocals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Emory Diggs 6:00 pm
Emory Diggs @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm
The bassist Emory Diggs 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[...]
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 6 @ 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[...]
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon 7:00 pm
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon @ Sotto
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm
A guitarist with a bluesy, earthy sound, Pete Muldoon laces tight melodies into cocoon-like horn arrangements. He leads a jam session at Sotto on 14th Street every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Cedric Napoleon 8:00 pm
Cedric Napoleon @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz, R&B, and pop bassist Cedric Napoleon 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[...]
Joe Vetter Quartet 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter leads a straight-ahead jazz quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Nicole Henry 8:00 pm
Nicole Henry @ Blues Alley
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm
Nicole Henry is a jazz vocalist. Billboard Magazine wrote that Henry has “a distinctive, potent voice and she’s poised on the cusp of bigger things.” She performs a number oh holiday classics. Two separate sets[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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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* Christie Dashiell 6:00 pm
* Christie Dashiell @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 7 @ 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[...]
* Donny McCaslin 7:00 pm
* Donny McCaslin @ MilkBoy ArtHouse
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Donny McCaslin was David Bowie’s saxophonist, and worked significantly to shape the sound of the Thin white Duke’s epithet album Blackstar. Leading his own groups, McCaslin’s music often blends jazz and electronic music as a new[...]
* Eliot Seppa Trio 7:00 pm
* Eliot Seppa Trio @ Sotto
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Eliot Seppa is a rising talent on the bass, holding his own in a bassist-heavy town. In the past few years, his broad, bounding sound has grown up; he now plays with the an assurance often[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
* UDC Holiday Concert 7:30 pm
* UDC Holiday Concert @ University of the District of Columbia
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm
The University of the District of Columbia celebrates the holidays with its annual concert, featuring some of its largest student groups. The program will feature choral music from the UDC chorale, gospel from the UDC[...]
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam 7:30 pm
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam @ DC Pavilion
Dec 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[...]
* Feedel Band 8:00 pm
* Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Dec 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[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Twins Jazz Orchestra is made up of some of the finest, young jazz musicians that the District of Columbia has to offer. Under director of Thad Wilson, professor of Jazz Studies at George Washington[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Dec 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[...]
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam @ Blues Alley
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Marcus Johnson makes highly danceable smooth jazz, with strong inflections of funk. He frequently indulges in pop covers, and is arguably the city’s best-known smooth jazz musician. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Dec 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[...]
U Street Jazz Collective feat. Sendy Brown 6:00 pm
U Street Jazz Collective feat. S... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm
The Greater U Street Jazz Collective is an ensemble made up of veteran DC musicians who have performed with such artists as Dave Brubeck, Cab Calloway, The O’Jays and Sun Ra. Art Cobb, Russell Carter Sr.,[...]
* McCoy Tyner Trio w/Joe Lovano [Sold Out] 8:00 pm
* McCoy Tyner Trio w/Joe Lovano ... @ Library of Congress - James Madison Memorial Building
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm
Where is there to start with the legendary McCoy Tyner. The post-bop master pianist is best known as the long-serving piano in John Coltrane’s quartets – having been introduced to Trane by fellow Philadelphian Benny[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 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[...]
Landau Murphy Jr.’s Holiday Show 8:00 pm
Landau Murphy Jr.’s Holiday Show @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm
Jazz vocalist and America’s Got Talent winner Landau Murphy Jr. leads a Holiday show. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth[...]
Will Rast Trio 8:00 pm
Will Rast Trio @ Sotto
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm
The talented piano and organ player Will Rast is making a major name for himself in the D.C. area as the leader of the Afrobeat band Funk Ark Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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[...]
Tony Martucci 9:00 pm
Tony Martucci @ Twins Jazz
Dec 8 @ 9:00 pm
A frequent sideman and bandleader in the D.C. area, the drummer Tony Martucci plays bop with a lightly dabbed, clarion swing on the ride cymbal. Two separate sets at 9 & 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Dec 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
Dec 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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The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Dec 9 @ 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
Dec 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[...]
Nicole Saphos 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos @ Sotto
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos plays bass and sings her arrangements of standards, as well as originals. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
* NPR’s A Jazz Piano Christmas 7:00 pm
* NPR’s A Jazz Piano Christmas @ Kennedy Center
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm
NPR’s “A Jazz Piano Christmas” concert is annual tradition at the Kennedy Center. This year, the four-player lineup is headlines by 2018 NEA Jazz Master-to-be Joanne Bracken and Helen Sung, winner of the Kennedy Center’s[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Dec 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[...]
Julian Hipkins 8:00 pm
Julian Hipkins @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm
Every Saturday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Julian Hipkins sings with a swinging flair and jaunty, deep voice that recalls Jimmy[...]
Renee Tannenbaum 8:00 pm
Renee Tannenbaum @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Renee Tannenbaum sings straight-ahead jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor[...]
* Akua Allrich & The Tribe 9:00 pm
* Akua Allrich & The Tribe @ Sotto
Dec 9 @ 9:00 pm
Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba are two strong influences that bubble up in Akua Allrich’s scorching, muscular music: An effervescent singer, she wields a sort of earthbound optimism. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Tony Martucci 9:00 pm
Tony Martucci @ Twins Jazz
Dec 9 @ 9:00 pm
A frequent sideman and bandleader in the D.C. area, the drummer Tony Martucci plays bop with a lightly dabbed, clarion swing on the ride cymbal. Two separate sets at 9 & 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia 12:00 pm
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia @ Sequoia
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm
A gathering of some of DC jazz’s finest gather to perform before the select at Sequioa in Georgetown every Sunday for brunch. Musicians include Blake Meister on bass, Evan Samuels on guitar and Abinnet Berhanu on[...]
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra Holiday Show 3:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestr... @ Strathmore Mansion
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm
The 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra commanded the Caverns every Monday night with a repertoire ranging from Count Basie to Coltrane to band members’ originals. Some truly excellent soloists strengthen the big band’s arrangements. They[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Benjie Porecki 6:00 pm
Benjie Porecki @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm
Keyboardist Benjie Porecki leads a small group. Porecki has outward-bound, tonal inclinations, but he can also loosen his belt for some serviceable swinging jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Dec 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,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 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[...]
* Reginald Cyntje 8:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Villain & Saint
Dec 10 @ 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[...]
BSQ 8:00 pm
BSQ @ Twins Jazz
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm
The Bob Schwartz Quartet plays easygoing, mid-century jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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[...]
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* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra Holiday Show 8:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestr... @ MilkBoy ArtHouse
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm
The 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra commanded the Caverns every Monday night with a repertoire ranging from Count Basie to Coltrane to band members’ originals. Some truly excellent soloists strengthen the big band’s arrangements. They[...]
Daniel Weatherspoon 8:00 pm
Daniel Weatherspoon @ Blues Alley
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm
Baltimore-based keyboardist Daniel Weatherspoon leads the Langley Park Project, performing 80s-esque jazz/funk fusion, albeit with less propulsion. Weatherspoon leads a holiday show. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 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.[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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[...]
Ben Williams and The Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra 7:30 pm
Ben Williams and The Bethesda Bl... @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm
Bassist and favorite local son Ben Williams leads the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Youth Orchestra through a tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
***SOLD OUT Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra “Nutcracker” 8:00 pm
***SOLD OUT Eric Felten Jazz Orc... @ Blues Alley
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm
Eric Felten’s jazz orchestra is one of the pre-eminent proponents of classic big band jazz in the Washington, DC metro area. In their annual holiday tradition, they recreate Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s lush, imaginative[...]
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Bonnie Harris 6:00 pm
Bonnie Harris @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm
The veteran vocalist Bonnie Harris performs with a spare, bass-piano backing. 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[...]
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon 7:00 pm
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon @ Sotto
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
A guitarist with a bluesy, earthy sound, Pete Muldoon laces tight melodies into cocoon-like horn arrangements. He leads a jam session at Sotto on 14th Street every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Noble Jolley Trio 7:00 pm
Noble Jolley Trio @ Sotto
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
The pianist Noble Jolley draws gospel, soul and the modal bop of the 1960s into his protean, contemporary jazz sound, stamped with a slick and modish energy. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Dec 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[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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[...]
Chaise Lounge “Swinging Holiday” 8:00 pm
Chaise Lounge “Swinging Holiday” @ Blues Alley
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm
In Chaise Lounge’s music, bossa nova meshes with other forms of classic pop. The sextet features Marilyn Older on vocals, Charlie Barnett on guitar, Pete Ostle on bass, John Jensen on trombone, Gary Gregg on[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Dec 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
Dec 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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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam 7:30 pm
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam @ DC Pavilion
Dec 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[...]
* A Freddy Cole Christmas 8:00 pm
* A Freddy Cole Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
Jacie Lee 8:00 pm
Jacie Lee @ Twins Jazz
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz/neo-soul/still figuring out her place vocalist Jacie Lee 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[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Dec 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
Dec 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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* Aaron Myers: Tribute to Joe Williams 6:00 pm
* Aaron Myers: Tribute to Joe Wi... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Dec 15 @ 6:00 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. He leads a tribute to legendary Basie orchestra singer Joe[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Dec 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[...]
* A Freddy Cole Christmas 8:00 pm
* A Freddy Cole Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
* Cool Yule w/ Mark G. Meadows 8:00 pm
* Cool Yule w/ Mark G. Meadows @ Kentlands Mansion
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Mark Meadows is one of the fast-climbing talents on 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[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, by 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[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm
Tenaciously swinging and lyrically playful, the trumpeter Michael Thomas tends toward the Jazz Messengers’ strain of uncompromising hard-bop. His searing tone and dipping-and-diving improvisations have a lot in common with the work of Lee Morgan,[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Dec 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
Dec 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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The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Dec 16 @ 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe Quintet performs a mix of jazz, blues, funk, latin, bossa nova, pop and more. They play the brunch every week at L’Hommage Bistro Francais Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* Thinking About Jazz: Joe Williams: Everyday I Have the Blues 1:00 pm
* Thinking About Jazz: <i>Joe Wi... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm
Vocalist Aaron Myers gives a presentation on the life and legacy of legendary big band singer Joe Wiliams. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Dec 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[...]
Nicole Saphos 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos @ Sotto
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos plays bass and sings her arrangements of standards, as well as originals. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Julia Nixon 6:15 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 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[...]
* Harriet Tubman 7:00 pm
* Harriet Tubman @ Kennedy Center
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm
Harriet Tubman makes frenetic, furious modern jazz that synthesizes the heavy electro-funk odysseys of Thundercat and Flying Lotus with the propulsive, raw spiritual and philosophical power of Wadada Leo Smith (one of the group’s past[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Dec 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[...]
* Michael Bowie and the Blast: You Haven’t Done Nothin’ 7:30 pm
* Michael Bowie and the Blast: <... @ Capital Fringe
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm
Michael Bowie is an internationally known jazz and gospel bassist that came up under the tutelage of the great Betty Carter and has since worked with artist such as Gil Scott-Heron, Patti Labelle, Isaac Hayes[...]
* A Freddy Cole Christmas 8:00 pm
* A Freddy Cole Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
Sara Jones 8:00 pm
Sara Jones @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm
Every Saturday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: The vocalist Sara Jones sings jazz standards sweetly. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 16 @ 9:00 pm
Tenaciously swinging and lyrically playful, the trumpeter Michael Thomas tends toward the Jazz Messengers’ strain of uncompromising hard-bop. His searing tone and dipping-and-diving improvisations have a lot in common with the work of Lee Morgan,[...]
Lionel Lyles 9:00 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Sotto
Dec 16 @ 9:00 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[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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[...]
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia 12:00 pm
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia @ Sequoia
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm
A gathering of some of DC jazz’s finest gather to perform before the select at Sequioa in Georgetown every Sunday for brunch. Musicians include Blake Meister on bass, Evan Samuels on guitar and Abinnet Berhanu on[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Dec 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,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 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[...]
* Norman’s Brown Joyous Christmas w/Bobby Caldwell & Marion Meadows 7:30 pm
* Norman’s Brown Joyous Christma... @ The Birchmere Music Hall
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm
Smooth jazz guitarist Norman Brown performs with some of his smooth jazz colleagues like adult contemporary sax man Marion Meadows. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* A Freddy Cole Christmas 8:00 pm
* A Freddy Cole Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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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* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra Holiday Show 7:30 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestr... @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm
The 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra commanded the Caverns every Monday night with a repertoire ranging from Count Basie to Coltrane to band members’ originals. Some truly excellent soloists strengthen the big band’s arrangements. They[...]
Dave Detwiler & The White House Band 8:00 pm
Dave Detwiler & The White House ... @ Blues Alley
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
After a quarter century with the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, trumpeter Dave Detwiler now leads The White House Band. They will perform a Holiday jazz repertoire. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 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.[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Tim Reynolds 8:00 pm
Tim Reynolds @ Blues Alley
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Tim Reynolds, lead guitarist of the Dave Matthews Band, brings the popular DMB jam format to Blues Alley. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
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U Street Jazz Collective 6:00 pm
U Street Jazz Collective @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm
The Greater U Street Jazz Collective is an ensemble made up of veteran DC musicians who have performed with such artists as Dave Brubeck, Cab Calloway, The O’Jays and Sun Ra. Art Cobb, Russell Carter Sr.,[...]
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon 7:00 pm
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon @ Sotto
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm
A guitarist with a bluesy, earthy sound, Pete Muldoon laces tight melodies into cocoon-like horn arrangements. He leads a jam session at Sotto on 14th Street every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 7:00 pm
Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ Sotto
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe Quintet performs a mix of jazz, blues, funk, latin, bossa nova, pop and more. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Dec 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[...]
* Robert Glasper Experiment 7:30 pm
* Robert Glasper Experiment @ The Birchmere Music Hall
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm
Robert Glasper leads his band, the Experiment, which recently released ArtScience, its third full album on Blue Note. You could call this the epitome of a technically skilled jam band, playing everything from Roy Ayers to[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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[...]
A Redd Christmas 8:00 pm
A Redd Christmas @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm
Chuck Redd, a deft and lyrical vibraphonist, performs a special holiday set. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Tim Reynolds 8:00 pm
Tim Reynolds @ Blues Alley
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Tim Reynolds, lead guitarist of the Dave Matthews Band, brings the popular DMB jam format to Blues Alley. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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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* Shannon Gunn 7:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn @ Sotto
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm
Cogitative and crafty, the trombonist Shannon Gunn is also becoming an instigator around the D.C. jazz scene, where she runs a big band and sometimes organizes concerts. (Disclosure: They include a CapitalBop collaboration, the Jazz[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Frank McComb, Kenya & Deborah Bond 8:00 pm
Frank McComb, Kenya & Deborah Bond @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm
Soul and smooth jazz singers Frank McComb, Kenya & Deborah Bond perform a holiday set. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Dec 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[...]
Shemekia Copeland 8:00 pm
Shemekia Copeland @ Blues Alley
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm
Award winning blues vocalist 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[...]
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Eric Byrd Trio & Friends 6:00 pm
Eric Byrd Trio & Friends @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Dec 22 @ 6:00 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[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Sotto
Dec 22 @ 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[...]
Shemekia Copeland 8:00 pm
Shemekia Copeland @ Blues Alley
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm
Award winning blues vocalist 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[...]
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet 9:00 pm
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Qu... @ Twins Jazz
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm
UMD Jazz Studies professor John Lamkin leads a quintet that covers the golden age of straight-ahead, acoustic jazz. Made up of fellow jazz musicians from the Baltimore area, the group curates a set of both[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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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The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Dec 23 @ 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
Dec 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[...]
Janine Gilbert Carter 6:00 pm
Janine Gilbert Carter @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm
The vocalist Janine Gilbert-Carter has a fulsome set of pipes that she employs with masterful finesse and delicateness, in a style not entirely unlike Betty Carter’s. She often sings gospel, but she’s wonderfully at ease[...]
Nicole Saphos 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos @ Sotto
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos plays bass and sings her arrangements of standards, as well as originals. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Dec 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[...]
Shemekia Copeland 8:00 pm
Shemekia Copeland @ Blues Alley
Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm
Award winning blues vocalist 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[...]
* Heidi Martin 9:00 pm
* Heidi Martin @ Sotto
Dec 23 @ 9:00 pm
The vocalist Heidi Martin is one of D.C.’s treasures: She emits messages complex but clear, with an essence of mourning and resilience that hints at Billie Holiday and a quavering force not unlike Joni Mitchell’s.[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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[...]
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia 12:00 pm
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia @ Sequoia
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm
A gathering of some of DC jazz’s finest gather to perform before the select at Sequioa in Georgetown every Sunday for brunch. Musicians include Blake Meister on bass, Evan Samuels on guitar and Abinnet Berhanu on[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Dec 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,[...]
* Herrera – Richardson “Holiday Jam” 7:00 pm
* Herrera – Richardson “Holiday ... @ Blues Alley
Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm
Joe Herrera, a lyrical trumpeter who helps lead the beloved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, performs with another DC and BCJO favorite, the guitarist Rodney Richardson. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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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Merry Christmas from Capitalbop!!!
Merry Christmas from Capitalbop!!!
Dec 25 all-day
Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags c CapitalBop's[...]
Kennedy Center Christmas Day Jazz Jam 6:00 pm
Kennedy Center Christmas Day Jaz... @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm
Vibraphonist Chuck Redd leads a Christmas day jam session with some of DC’s local jazz veterans: drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeters Robert Redd and Tom Williams, bassist James King and vocalist Delores King Williams. Agenda Agenda[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 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.[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm
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* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Dec 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[...]
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* Hope Udobi Trio 6:00 pm
* Hope Udobi Trio @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist Hope Udobi isn’t just one of the D.C. scene’s most promising young jazz players from a musicianship standpoint; he’s one of the most riveting, creatively speaking. Udobi’s incendiary bop style is brimming with furious[...]
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon 7:00 pm
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon @ Sotto
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm
A guitarist with a bluesy, earthy sound, Pete Muldoon laces tight melodies into cocoon-like horn arrangements. He leads a jam session at Sotto on 14th Street every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm
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Eliza Salem 8:00 pm
Eliza Salem @ Twins Jazz
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm
Fresh blood on the jazz scene, drummer and DC native Eliza Salem performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Dec 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
Dec 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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* Brad Linde 7:00 pm
* Brad Linde @ Sotto
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm
The enterprising area saxophonist Brad Linde, whose conscientious and beam-like sound descends cleanly from his cool jazz idols, is always introducing new ensembles and new ideas.  Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
* Ben Williams: A Holiday Musical Extravaganza 8:00 pm
* Ben Williams: A Holiday Musica... @ The Hamilton
Dec 28 @ 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[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm
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Charmaine Michelle 8:00 pm
Charmaine Michelle @ Twins Jazz
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Charmaine Michelle leads a group of her fellow DMV natives in a style of jazz that recalls late era Miles. It’s electric and propulsive, but with sweeps of lyrical sweetness. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Dec 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
Dec 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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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Dec 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[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm
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* Donvonte McCoy 8:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy @ Sotto
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy typically spends his Friday (and Saturday) nights at the chic Eighteenth Street Lounge, where his quintet has spent over a decade whittling down a signature blend of[...]
Anthony Compton 8:00 pm
Anthony Compton @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm
Anthony Compton is a crooner who specializes in classic jazz balladry. 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[...]
Deanna Bogart Band + The Rick Jones Jazz Emporium 8:00 pm
Deanna Bogart Band + The Rick Jo... @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm
Deanna Bogart performs a boogie-woogie, heavily country blues influenced version of jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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[...]
Wade Beach & Brazilian Jazz 9:00 pm
Wade Beach & Brazilian Jazz @ Twins Jazz
Dec 29 @ 9:00 pm
A longtime member of the Air Force’s The Airmen of Note band, pianist Wade Beach balances precision and swing.  He pairs with Brazilian vocalist Karine Martimbianco and Argentine percussionist Juan Megna to weave a repertoire of Brazilian[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Dec 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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The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Dec 30 @ 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
Dec 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[...]
* John Lee 6:00 pm
* John Lee @ Sotto
Dec 30 @ 6:00 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee 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[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Dec 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[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm
Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags c CapitalBop's[...]
Candice Bostwick 8:00 pm
Candice Bostwick @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 30 @ 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[...]
* Tim Green 9:00 pm
* Tim Green @ Sotto
Dec 30 @ 9:00 pm
Both chittering and ruminative, the alto saxophonist Tim Green exudes command and passion. The Baltimore native’s touchstones are in gospel and blues, and when he ups the ante on a solo you can feel the[...]
Wade Beach & Brazilian Jazz 9:00 pm
Wade Beach & Brazilian Jazz @ Twins Jazz
Dec 30 @ 9:00 pm
A longtime member of the Air Force’s The Airmen of Note band, pianist Wade Beach balances precision and swing.  He pairs with Brazilian vocalist Karine Martimbianco and Argentine percussionist Juan Megna to weave a repertoire of Brazilian[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm
Hosted by pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows, the weekly DC Jazz Singers Jam doubles as a gathering post for local jazz voices and an enlivening backdrop to your Sunday brunch. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia 12:00 pm
Jazz Brunch at Sequoia @ Sequoia
Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm
A gathering of some of DC jazz’s finest gather to perform before the select at Sequioa in Georgetown every Sunday for brunch. Musicians include Blake Meister on bass, Evan Samuels on guitar and Abinnet Berhanu on[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Dec 31 @ 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
Dec 31 @ 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[...]
* New Years Eve with the Cyrus Chestnut Trio (feat. Inegriti Reeves) 6:30 pm
* New Years Eve with the Cyrus C... @ Blues Alley
Dec 31 @ 6:30 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Dec 31 @ 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
Dec 31 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 31 @ 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[...]
Doc Scantlin & His Imperial Palms Orchestra 9:00 pm
Doc Scantlin & His Imperial Palm... @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
Doc Scantlin & His Imperial Palms Orchestra perform big band music in the style of Paul Whiteman and other white-American bands of the 20s and 30s. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
Twins Jazz New Year’s Eve w/ Wade Beach & Brazilian Jazz 9:00 pm
Twins Jazz New Year’s Eve w/ Wad... @ Twins Jazz
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
A longtime member of the Air Force’s The Airmen of Note band, pianist Wade Beach balances precision and swing.  He pairs with Brazilian vocalist Karine Martimbianco and Argentine percussionist Juan Megna to weave a repertoire of Brazilian[...]
* Mark G. Meadows & The Movement: KC NYE Grand Foyer Party 10:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & The Movement... @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Dec 31 @ 10:00 pm
The pianist Mark Meadows is one of the fast-climbing talents on the D.C. jazz scene. He pulls sound from the keys with sharp, keen soulfulness, and writes melodies that are tight and savvy. With his[...]