DC Jazz Calendar

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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 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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Camille Thurman & Darrell Green 6:00 pm
Camille Thurman & Darrell Green @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm
The saxophonist Camille Thurman favors the bite of Sonny Rollins’ tone in her playing, like many young lions of her generation. Also a clean-toned vocalist, she was a dubbed a rising star by Downbeat magazine. She performs[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jan 3 @ 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
Jan 3 @ 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[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jan 3 @ 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[...]
Tempest Storm Thomas 8:00 pm
Tempest Storm Thomas @ Blues Alley
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Tempest Storm Thomas performs a mix of soul, jazz 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jan 3 @ 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
Jan 4 @ 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
Jan 4 @ 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
Jan 4 @ 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
Jan 4 @ 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[...]
Chris Thomas King 8:00 pm
Chris Thomas King @ Blues Alley
Jan 4 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Thomas King aims to revitalize the shrinking realm of Southern, true-to-form blues music with infusions of hip-hop and other contemporary ideas. He draws on lessons learned in his hometown of New[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jan 4 @ 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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* DeAndrey Howard & Collector’s Edition w/Kristine Key 6:00 pm
* DeAndrey Howard & Collector’s ... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jan 5 @ 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. The group is joined by guest vocalist[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jan 5 @ 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 @ Sotto
Jan 5 @ 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[...]
Chris Thomas King 8:00 pm
Chris Thomas King @ Blues Alley
Jan 5 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Thomas King aims to revitalize the shrinking realm of Southern, true-to-form blues music with infusions of hip-hop and other contemporary ideas. He draws on lessons learned in his hometown of New[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Jan 5 @ 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
Jan 5 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jan 5 @ 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
Jan 5 @ 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
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 6 @ 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 Trio 6:00 pm
* John Lee Trio @ Sotto
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee performs with 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[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Jan 6 @ 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[...]
* Christie Dashiell & Mark Meadows 7:30 pm
* Christie Dashiell & Mark Meadows @ The Lemon Collective
Jan 6 @ 7:30 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[...]
Chris Thomas King 8:00 pm
Chris Thomas King @ Blues Alley
Jan 6 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Thomas King aims to revitalize the shrinking realm of Southern, true-to-form blues music with infusions of hip-hop and other contemporary ideas. He draws on lessons learned in his hometown of New[...]
Nina Casey 8:00 pm
Nina Casey @ Mr. Henry's
Jan 6 @ 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[...]
* Matvei Sigalov 9:00 pm
* Matvei Sigalov @ Sotto
Jan 6 @ 9:00 pm
The multi-talented violinist (and sometime guitarist and vocalist) Matvei Sigalov plays a mix of straight-ahead jazz and late-20th-century pop, always rendered with finesse. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
Anderson Twins 9:00 pm
Anderson Twins @ Twins Jazz
Jan 6 @ 9:00 pm
The young twins Peter and Will Anderson—both prodigious improvisers on the clarinet and saxophone—play standards and original compositions with well-mannered precision, harking back to the sounds of mid-century cool jazz. Two separate sets at 9[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 6 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jan 7 @ 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[...]
Rhonda Robinson 6:00 pm
Rhonda Robinson @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm
Area vocalist Rhonda Robinson sings standards with a clean, dry tone. 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
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 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[...]
* Carol Morgan 8:00 pm
* Carol Morgan @ Twins Jazz
Jan 7 @ 8:00 pm
The deft and interrogative trumpeter Carol Morgan, a Juilliard graduate, performs in a range of settings, including her own organ trio and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda[...]
Chris Thomas King 8:00 pm
Chris Thomas King @ Blues Alley
Jan 7 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Thomas King aims to revitalize the shrinking realm of Southern, true-to-form blues music with infusions of hip-hop and other contemporary ideas. He draws on lessons learned in his hometown of New[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 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[...]
Anderson Twins 9:00 pm
Anderson Twins @ Twins Jazz
Jan 7 @ 9:00 pm
The young twins Peter and Will Anderson—both prodigious improvisers on the clarinet and saxophone—play standards and original compositions with well-mannered precision, harking back to the sounds of mid-century cool jazz. Two separate sets at 9[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jan 8 @ 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[...]
* Dwayne Adell Trio 8:00 pm
* Dwayne Adell Trio @ Blues Alley
Jan 8 @ 8:00 pm
One of the most respected pianists and arrangers, Dwayne Adell is a musical autodidact who has greater fluency at the keyboard than with a pencil and staff paper, but he can master virtually any piece[...]
* Matthew Frerck / Heart of the Ghost 8:00 pm
* Matthew Frerck / Heart of the ... @ Rhizome DC
Jan 8 @ 8:00 pm
Imagine Albert Ayler playing upright bass. That’s the kind of sound palate brought by Richmond-based, free-improvising bassist Matthew Frerck. He often strikes the bass in desperate earnest as he uses both bow and band to push[...]
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jan 9 @ 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[...]
* Noble Jolley 7:00 pm
* Noble Jolley @ Sotto
Jan 9 @ 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[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 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[...]
Mystical Waters 8:00 pm
Mystical Waters @ Blues Alley
Jan 9 @ 8:00 pm
Multi-instrumentalist Saleem Wayne Waters draws streams of Afro-Caribbean, blues, classical, neo-soul and jazz into the river of his sound. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jan 10 @ 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
Jan 10 @ 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[...]
Jaguar Wright & Gerald Veasley “I Got Life: The Music of Nina Simone” 8:00 pm
Jaguar Wright & Gerald Veasley <... @ Blues Alley
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Jaguar Wright and bassist Gerald Veasley perform a special tribute show to Miss Nina Simone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jan 10 @ 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[...]
T.K. Blue Quintet w/ Aisha Khalil & Warren Wolf 8:00 pm
T.K. Blue Quintet w/ Aisha Khali... @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm
Longtime sideman alto saxophonist T.K. Blue leads a straight-ahead group featuring guest performances by Sweet Honey in the Rock singer Aisha Khalil and vibraphone heavyweight Warren Wolf. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
Theo Rosenfeld 8:00 pm
Theo Rosenfeld @ Twins Jazz
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxman and reed player Theo Rosenfeld, a rising appreincice of the DC jazz scene, returns from his studies at Oberlin College to show the district what he’s learned. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Jan 10 @ 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
Jan 10 @ 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[...]
John Lee-Nichole Saphos Duo 9:30 pm
John Lee-Nichole Saphos Duo @ Marx Cafe
Jan 10 @ 9:30 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee performs in a duo with steady swinging bassist Nicole Saphos, performing standards and each other’s originals. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Corey Henry 6:00 pm
Corey Henry @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm
Corey Henry’s very bones are infused with the original jazz spirit of New Orleans. That’s what happens when you grow up next to Congo square. The New Orleans brass band veteran brings the modern brass[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jan 11 @ 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
Jan 11 @ 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
Jan 11 @ 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[...]
Elijah Cole Trio 8:00 pm
Elijah Cole Trio @ Sotto
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm
At just 18, Elijah Cole already has a distinctive sound on the guitar—bright and clear, not unlike Grant Green’s. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
Leo Maxey 8:00 pm
Leo Maxey @ Twins Jazz
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm
Leo Maxey is a trumpeter and composer who brings a soulful smoothness that does not detract from his music’s drive. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jan 11 @ 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
Jan 11 @ 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[...]
Stanley Jordan 8:00 pm
Stanley Jordan @ Blues Alley
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm
Stanley Jordan sounds somewhat like George Benson applying a syrup-drizzled layer of guitar effects and the heavy metal guitar technique of fretboard “tapping” to his sorta-jazz, sorta-funk, very-smooth style. Two separate sets at 8 &[...]
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Lionel Lyles Quintet 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles Quintet @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jan 12 @ 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[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jan 12 @ 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[...]
* Luis Faife Quartet 8:00 pm
* Luis Faife Quartet @ Sotto
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm
Luis Faife’s phrasing can punch or slide, rattle your brain and tug on your hips. He brings Afro-Cuban and Afro-Peruvian elements into his bebop playing, which is some of the fleetest you’ll hear in D.C.[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Jan 12 @ 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[...]
Stanley Jordan 8:00 pm
Stanley Jordan @ Blues Alley
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm
Stanley Jordan sounds somewhat like George Benson applying a syrup-drizzled layer of guitar effects and the heavy metal guitar technique of fretboard “tapping” to his sorta-jazz, sorta-funk, very-smooth style. Two separate sets at 8 &[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jan 12 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jan 12 @ 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
Jan 12 @ 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
Jan 13 @ 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
Jan 13 @ 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
Jan 13 @ 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
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
* The JoGo Project 7:30 pm
* The JoGo Project @ Creative Cauldron
Jan 13 @ 7:30 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[...]
* Shacara Rogers 8:00 pm
* Shacara Rogers @ Mr. Henry's
Jan 13 @ 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[...]
Stanley Jordan 8:00 pm
Stanley Jordan @ Blues Alley
Jan 13 @ 8:00 pm
Stanley Jordan sounds somewhat like George Benson applying a syrup-drizzled layer of guitar effects and the heavy metal guitar technique of fretboard “tapping” to his sorta-jazz, sorta-funk, very-smooth style. Two separate sets at 8 &[...]
* Christie Dashiell Quartet 9:00 pm
* Christie Dashiell Quartet @ Sotto
Jan 13 @ 9:00 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[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jan 13 @ 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
Jan 13 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 14 @ 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
Jan 14 @ 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
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jan 14 @ 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[...]
Tyler Leak Trio 4:00 pm
Tyler Leak Trio @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm
Drummer Tyler Leak tends to favor the sounds and sweeps of jazz’s electric period in the early 70s. He leads a trio featuring saxophonist Elijah Easton and bassist Kris Funn to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jan 14 @ 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
Jan 14 @ 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[...]
Stanley Jordan 8:00 pm
Stanley Jordan @ Blues Alley
Jan 14 @ 8:00 pm
Stanley Jordan sounds somewhat like George Benson applying a syrup-drizzled layer of guitar effects and the heavy metal guitar technique of fretboard “tapping” to his sorta-jazz, sorta-funk, very-smooth style. Two separate sets at 8 &[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jan 14 @ 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
Jan 15 @ 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[...]
Unit 3 Deep 8:00 pm
Unit 3 Deep @ Blues Alley
Jan 15 @ 8:00 pm
Unit 3 Deep have too much new jack swing and late 80s Miles to be fully smooth, but there is that polished-down core to the group’s music. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jan 16 @ 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[...]
* Noble Jolley 7:00 pm
* Noble Jolley @ Sotto
Jan 16 @ 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[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 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[...]
Veronneau CD Release Party 8:00 pm
Veronneau <i>CD Release Party</i> @ Blues Alley
Jan 16 @ 8:00 pm
The Virginia-based quartet Veronneau can sound like gypsy jazz colliding gently with Appalachian folk one moment, then slide into a smooth Brazilian samba the next. Lynn Véronneau’s voice is crisp and strong, and she sings[...]
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jan 17 @ 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[...]
Gina Sobel 7:30 pm
Gina Sobel @ Strathmore Mansion
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm
Multi-instrumentalist Gina Sobel performs as part of Strathmore’s Artist-in-Residence program. 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[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 17 @ 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[...]
Joe Vetter Quartet 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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[...]
Tinsley Ellis 8:00 pm
Tinsley Ellis @ Blues Alley
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm
Bluesman Tinsley Ellis performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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[...]
* Beyond Genre feat. Tamika Love Jones 8:00 pm
* Beyond Genre feat. Tamika Love... @ Sotto
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Tarus Mateen strikes a balance between ethereal harmonic movement and deeply resonant groove. He is the first call for both Jason Moran and Marc Cary, and is known not only on the jazz scene[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco @ Blues Alley
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Jan 18 @ 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, one the area’s most deft and lyrical[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jan 18 @ 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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* 19th DC Jazz Night Anniversary Concert 6:00 pm
* 19th DC Jazz Night Anniversary... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm
What began as an experiment over a decade ago continues today as one of Washington’s greatest weekly traditions: Westminster Presbyterian Church’s “Jazz Night.”  Jazz Night celebrates 19 years of song and service with a special line-up[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jan 19 @ 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[...]
* Louis Hayes, Serenade for Horace 7:00 pm
* Louis Hayes, <i>Serenade for H... @ Kennedy Center
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm
The drummer Louis Hayes plays with a rumbly authority, clanging and swinging and propulsive. He is jazz royalty, having performed with John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and countless other preeminent bandleaders. Here pays homage to one[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco @ Blues Alley
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
* Quincy Phillips & Ah! 8:00 pm
* Quincy Phillips & Ah! @ Sotto
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm
The drummer Quincy Phillips has an irrepressible bounce in all his playing. With the Young Lions trio, a D.C. mainstay for over 15 years, he moves throughout jazz’s decades with ease and glee. Agenda Agenda[...]
Lionel Lyles 8:00 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Mr. Henry's
Jan 19 @ 8:00 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[...]
* Salim Washington 9:00 pm
* Salim Washington @ Twins Jazz
Jan 19 @ 9:00 pm
Salim Washington is a consummate saxophonist, flautist and oboist who blends a range of music from the African Diaspora in his Harlem Arts Ensemble – from ’70s funk to avant-garde jazz. It’s a captivating mix.[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jan 19 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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[...]
* Louis Hayes, Serenade for Horace 7:00 pm
* Louis Hayes, <i>Serenade for H... @ Kennedy Center
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm
The drummer Louis Hayes plays with a rumbly authority, clanging and swinging and propulsive. He is jazz royalty, having performed with John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and countless other preeminent bandleaders. Here pays homage to one[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Jan 20 @ 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[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco @ Blues Alley
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
* Lena Seikaly 9:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly @ Sotto
Jan 20 @ 9:00 pm
The precocious young vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead originals with a confident and playful demeanor. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Salim Washington 9:00 pm
* Salim Washington @ Twins Jazz
Jan 20 @ 9:00 pm
Salim Washington is a consummate saxophonist, flautist and oboist who blends a range of music from the African Diaspora in his Harlem Arts Ensemble – from ’70s funk to avant-garde jazz. It’s a captivating mix.[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco @ Blues Alley
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
The New World 8:00 pm
The New World @ Twins Jazz
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm
The New World performs their own vision of jazz that they call “adventure music.” The band performs originals with heavy improvisation. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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[...]
Afi Soul 8:00 pm
Afi Soul @ Blues Alley
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm
Soul and R&B singer Afi Soul performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jan 23 @ 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[...]
* Noble Jolley 7:00 pm
* Noble Jolley @ Sotto
Jan 23 @ 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[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 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[...]
* Igor Butman Quintet 8:00 pm
* Igor Butman Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm
Description:Tenor saxophonist and famous bandleader Igor Butman is Russia’s most prominent jazz musician. He’s got a sturdy tone, plenty of improvisational vocabulary and a well of passionate exuberance. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* John Kocur 8:00 pm
* John Kocur @ Blues Alley
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm
A promising young alto saxophonist, John Kocur has an unequivocally clear and forceful tone, and deploys it in precise but expressive solos. They call the kid “the smoker” for something. He tends to write post-bop[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Jan 23 @ 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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* Sarah Hughes’ Sing Song Trio 7:00 pm
* Sarah Hughes’ Sing Song Trio @ Sotto
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm
Saxophonist Sara Hughes has a sharp sense of melody and shapes her straight-ahead sensibilities with her flighty playing. 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
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest[...]
BSQ 8:00 pm
BSQ @ Twins Jazz
Jan 24 @ 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[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jan 24 @ 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[...]
Tyra Levone 8:00 pm
Tyra Levone @ Blues Alley
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm
Soul and R&B vocalist Tyra Levone 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[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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[...]
John Lee-Nichole Saphos Duo 9:30 pm
John Lee-Nichole Saphos Duo @ Marx Cafe
Jan 24 @ 9:30 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee performs in a duo with steady swinging bassist Nicole Saphos, performing standards and each other’s originals. 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
Jan 25 @ 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
Jan 25 @ 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
Jan 25 @ 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[...]
* LGB Trio 8:00 pm
* LGB Trio @ Sotto
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee performs with a trio flavored by psychedelia.   Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
* Roy Ayers 8:00 pm
* Roy Ayers @ Blues Alley
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm
Beloved by acid-jazz fans, hip-hop heads and disco lovers alike, vocalist and vibraphonist Roy Ayers is partial to the title “King of Neo-Soul Music.” Early in his career, Ayers’ work as an experimental jazz musician[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jan 25 @ 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
Jan 25 @ 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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* Chris Grasso Presents Shacara Rogers 6:00 pm
* Chris Grasso Presents Shacara ... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist Chris Grasso improvises in strong melodic streams, his left hand staying in the pocket at all times. Here he presents a vehicle for Shacara Rodgers, who first came on the scene as a member of[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 26 @ 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[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 8:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Sotto
Jan 26 @ 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[...]
* Roy Ayers 8:00 pm
* Roy Ayers @ Blues Alley
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm
Beloved by acid-jazz fans, hip-hop heads and disco lovers alike, vocalist and vibraphonist Roy Ayers is partial to the title “King of Neo-Soul Music.” Early in his career, Ayers’ work as an experimental jazz musician[...]
Benito Gonzalez 9:00 pm
Benito Gonzalez @ Twins Jazz
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 26 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 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[...]
* Rochelle Rice Trio 7:30 pm
* Rochelle Rice Trio @ Creative Cauldron
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm
Rochelle Rice, a talented vocalist from the training grounds of Howard University’s award-winning a cappella group, Afro Blue, and alumnus of Strathmore’s Artist-In-Residence program, blends straight-ahead jazz and classic, bluesy R&B Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
* Roy Ayers 8:00 pm
* Roy Ayers @ Blues Alley
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm
Beloved by acid-jazz fans, hip-hop heads and disco lovers alike, vocalist and vibraphonist Roy Ayers is partial to the title “King of Neo-Soul Music.” Early in his career, Ayers’ work as an experimental jazz musician[...]
Eddie Anderson 8:00 pm
Eddie Anderson @ Mr. Henry's
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm
The drummer Eddie Anderson can often be found leading his Project, which performs straight-ahead with fusion and funk undertones. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
* Akua Allrich & The Tribe 9:00 pm
* Akua Allrich & The Tribe @ Sotto
Jan 27 @ 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[...]
Benito Gonzalez 9:00 pm
Benito Gonzalez @ Twins Jazz
Jan 27 @ 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[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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[...]
* Roy Ayers 8:00 pm
* Roy Ayers @ Blues Alley
Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm
Beloved by acid-jazz fans, hip-hop heads and disco lovers alike, vocalist and vibraphonist Roy Ayers is partial to the title “King of Neo-Soul Music.” Early in his career, Ayers’ work as an experimental jazz musician[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jan 28 @ 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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Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band 6:00 pm
Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm
Chopteeth play a mix of jazz and funk that seeks to highlight both genre’s African rhythmic roots. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jan 29 @ 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[...]
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra **CD Release Party** 8:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestr... @ Blues Alley
Jan 29 @ 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. The[...]
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* Noble Jolley 7:00 pm
* Noble Jolley @ Sotto
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
Peter Fraize Quintet 8:00 pm
Peter Fraize Quintet @ Blues Alley
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Peter Fraize is a usual sideman amongst DC Jazz musicians, usually found alongside his brethren in the Forward Jazz Collective. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Andre Jackson 2:37 am
Andre Jackson @ Blues Alley
Jan 31 @ 2:37 am
Soul and R&B singer Andre Jackson pays tribute to Philly soul legend Teddy Pendergrass. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jan 31 @ 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[...]
Gina Sobel 7:30 pm
Gina Sobel @ Strathmore Mansion
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm
Multi-instrumentalist Gina Sobel performs as part of Strathmore’s Artist-in-Residence program. 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[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 31 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jan 31 @ 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[...]