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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 6:00 pm
Organist Benjie Porecki performs on the Hammond B-3. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
May 1 @ 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,[...]
* Bobby Muncy 8:00 pm
* Bobby Muncy @ Twins Jazz
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
Bobby Muncy is a saxophonist with chops, conviction and the drive to make jazz feel fresh. He hopscotches between jazz covers of Radiohead, swinging renditions of his bandmates’ tunes, and his own skronky original compositions. Two[...]
* Buster Williams “Something More” 8:00 pm
* Buster Williams “Something More” @ Blues Alley
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
The bassist Buster Williams is hard-bop royalty. Known for his precise technique and commanding swing, Williams performed with Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Chick Corea and so many others, and since the mid-1970s has led a[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 1 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 2 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician every Monday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Laurence Hobgood 7:00 pm
Laurence Hobgood @ Arts Club of Washington
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Laurence Hobgood is a contemporary jazz pianist who specializes in performing works of both the Great American Songbook and the songbook of the rock era. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Snarky Puppy 7:00 pm
Snarky Puppy @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Snarky Puppy is one of jazz’s latest crossover sensations, making music with a rock ‘n’ roll mordancy and a neo-soul lag. Two separate sets at 7 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
The Electric Trio 7:00 pm
The Electric Trio @ Tryst
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Electric guitar trio, led by John Lee, performs a variety of electrified jazz standards, originals, and pop cover tunes from such bands as the Cure. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
The Chemistry Project 8:00 pm
The Chemistry Project @ Blues Alley
May 2 @ 8:00 pm
The Chemistry Project performs a mix of soul, jazz, and R&B. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
*Panel Counsel feat. Jonathan Parker 8:30 pm
*Panel Counsel feat. Jonathan Pa... @ Dew Drop Inn
May 2 @ 8:30 pm
The alto saxophonist Jonathan Parker is young and adaptable and game, all of which comes in handy. And, luckily for those who meant to arrive at a jazz concert, he also has a bracing command[...]
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* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
May 3 @ 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[...]
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo @ Sotto
May 3 @ 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. He plays[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
May 3 @ 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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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
May 4 @ 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[...]
Joe Vetter Quartet 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter Quartet @ Twins Jazz
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter leads a straight-ahead jazz quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 4 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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* Julian Lage Master Class 3:00 pm
* Julian Lage Master Class @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
May 5 @ 3:00 pm
Before Julian Lage’s performance at the Barns at Wolf Trap, join the guitar virtuoso for a master class. Guitarists be ready to share your licks and works! Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
May 5 @ 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[...]
* Afro-Cuban All Stars 8:00 pm
* Afro-Cuban All Stars @ Howard Theatre
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
The Afro-Cuban All Stars celebrate the 19th- and 20th-century music of an island that has preserved and extrapolated from West African rhythms more faithfully than perhaps any other place in the Western world. The 15-piece orchestra[...]
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
May 5 @ 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[...]
* Billy Hart Quartet 8:00 pm
* Billy Hart Quartet @ AMP by Strathmore
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
Native drum master Billy Hart is a veteran of the hard-bop scene and has played alongside everybody from Pharoah to Herbie. He doesn’t come back home to the District too often, so don’t miss the[...]
* Julian Lage 8:00 pm
* Julian Lage @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
At 27 years old, Julian Lage may already be the most impressive guitarist on today’s improvised music scene. Though what he inhabits isn’t really any distinct scene at all–more an expansive domain, free of boundaries.[...]
Feedel Band 8:00 pm
Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
The Feedel Band performs at Bossa the first Thursday of ever month. They combine elements of jazz and funk into a musical base rooted in Ethiopia. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
May 5 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street[...]
Rick Alberico 8:00 pm
Rick Alberico @ Twins Jazz
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Rick Alberico plays straight-ahead jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
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Lori Williams 6:00 pm
Lori Williams @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 6 @ 6:00 pm
The smooth-voiced singer Lori Williams is a regular member of the local jazz group Saltman-Knowles. Here she steps out, singing standards before a combo that features Tracey Cutler on sax, Benjie Porecki on piano, Michael[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia[...]
* Mack Avenue SuperBand feat. Gary Burton and Christian McBride 7:00 pm
* Mack Avenue SuperBand feat. G... @ Kennedy Center
May 6 @ 7:00 pm
Mack Avenue Records puts together an all-star collection of its talent every year for a sizzling supergroup. This year’s features bass powerhouse, and Jazz Night in America host Christian McBride, and the legendary Gary Burton[...]
Dial 251, with Steve Washington 8:00 pm
Dial 251, with Steve Washington @ Mr. Henry's
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Dial 251 is a sextet that plays straight-ahead jazz and 20th century pop tunes with a jazz orientation. The group appears here with the warm-voiced vocalist Steve Washington. $15 Minimum Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Laura Dreyer 9:00 pm
Laura Dreyer @ Twins Jazz
May 6 @ 9:00 pm
Saxophonist Laura Dreyer plays jazz with a Brazilian flare. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 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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* Funk Parade
* Funk Parade @ U Street
May 7 all-day
An all-day extravaganza of funk, soul and world musics colliding takes place in venues across the U Street corridor—outdoor during the afternoon, and indoor (mostly clubs and bars) at night. The main event is the[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
Tacha Coleman Parr 8:00 pm
Tacha Coleman Parr @ Mr. Henry's
May 7 @ 8:00 pm
Tacha Coleman Parr is a DC-area jazz singer who also derives technique and catalog from blues and gospel, and is a regular of the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
Laura Dreyer 9:00 pm
Laura Dreyer @ Twins Jazz
May 7 @ 9:00 pm
Saxophonist Laura Dreyer plays jazz with a Brazilian flare. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
May 7 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 7 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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,[...]
Animal Mother 8:00 pm
Animal Mother @ Twins Jazz
May 8 @ 8:00 pm
Animal Mother perform a style they call “garage jazz” that combines free improvisation with punk rock aesthetic. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 8 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 9 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician every Monday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
The Electric Trio 7:00 pm
The Electric Trio @ Tryst
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Electric guitar trio, led by John Lee, performs a variety of electrified jazz standards, originals, and pop cover tunes from such bands as the Cure. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Shawn Allen 8:00 pm
Shawn Allen @ Blues Alley
May 9 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Shawn Allen performs a mix of soul and R&B. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
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* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
May 10 @ 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[...]
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo @ Sotto
May 10 @ 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. He plays[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
May 10 @ 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[...]
Bill Harris Trio 8:00 pm
Bill Harris Trio @ Blues Alley
May 10 @ 8:00 pm
Singer and pianist Bill Harris leads a straight-ahead trio featuring Tommy Cecil on bass and Tony Martucci on drums. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
May 11 @ 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 Dick 7:30 pm
Robert Dick @ Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
May 11 @ 7:30 pm
Flautist Robert Dick is a master of modern flute techniques and constantly works to refine his approach to the instrument. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
* Rochelle Rice 8:00 pm
* Rochelle Rice @ Blues Alley
May 11 @ 8:00 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. Two separate sets at[...]
Jason Yeager/Ben Roseth Quartet 8:00 pm
Jason Yeager/Ben Roseth Quartet @ Twins Jazz
May 11 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Jason Yeager leads a straight-ahead quartet that often dips into the realm of the pop music canon. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
May 11 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 11 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
May 12 @ 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[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
May 12 @ 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[...]
Jamie Broumas 8:00 pm
Jamie Broumas @ Blues Alley
May 12 @ 8:00 pm
Jamie Broumas is a vocalist with a rich voice that can be sassy or sensitive. She typically sings jazz standards, and was recently an artist-in-residence at Strathmore. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
May 12 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Melba Moora 8:00 pm
Melba Moora @ Blues Alley
May 12 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
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Dred “Perky” Scott 6:00 pm
Dred “Perky” Scott @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 13 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Dred “Perky” Scott leads an all-star cast of Baltimore musicians, including Benny Russell on sax,  Greg Hatza on B3 organ,  Brian Kooken on guitar and Robert Shahid on drums.   Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia[...]
A Conversation with Mary Lou Williams (MLW Festival) 7:00 pm
A Conversation with Mary Lou Wil... @ Kennedy Center
May 13 @ 7:00 pm
The first event of the annual Mary Lou Williams jazz festival, hosted by legendary vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater. The first event is a staged presentation of the concert/play hybrid “A Conversation with Mary Lou Williams.”[...]
* Robert Glasper Trio 8:00 pm
* Robert Glasper Trio @ THEARC
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
In contrast with his genre blurring band, the Experiment, Robert Glasper’s trio is rooted squarely in a more traditional jazz sound. This is not a bad thing though, Glasper is still a master improviser and[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Kevin Cordt used to play at Mr. Henry’s 10 years ago, before the Capitol Hill bar and grill stopped hosting jazz. Now the music is back on, and Cordt’s straight-ahead quartet is back. The[...]
Melba Moora 8:00 pm
Melba Moora @ Blues Alley
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Benito Gonzalez 9:00 pm
Benito Gonzalez @ Twins Jazz
May 13 @ 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
May 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 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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Film Screening: Mary Lou Williams – The Lady Who Swings the Band 3:30 pm
Film Screening: Mary Lou William... @ Kennedy Center
May 14 @ 3:30 pm
The Kennedy Center hosts a screening of the new documentary Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band as part of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival honoring the pianist, composer and bandleader. Agenda[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
* 21st Annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival 7:00 pm
* 21st Annual Mary Lou Williams ... @ Kennedy Center
May 14 @ 7:00 pm
The second night of the 21st annual Mary Lou Williams jazz festival, hosted by legendary jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater. First, DC-born drummer Allison Miller returns with her group Boom Tic Boom. A heady performer[...]
Chopteeth 8:00 pm
Chopteeth @ AMP by Strathmore
May 14 @ 8:00 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Kim Scudera with Batida Diferente 8:00 pm
Kim Scudera with Batida Diferente @ Mr. Henry's
May 14 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Kim Scudera performs here with Batida Diferente, a band that easily traverses the divide between American jazz and Brazilian samba. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Melba Moora 8:00 pm
Melba Moora @ Blues Alley
May 14 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
May 14 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 14 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 15 @ 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
May 15 @ 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
May 15 @ 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
May 15 @ 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[...]
Bob Murad 6:00 pm
Bob Murad @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 15 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist and composer Bob Murad performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
May 15 @ 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,[...]
Barb Jungr w/ Laurence Hobgood 8:00 pm
Barb Jungr w/ Laurence Hobgood @ AMP by Strathmore
May 15 @ 8:00 pm
The English singer-songwriter Barb Jungr composes in the style of classic French, lyrical folk songs though she incorporates blues and jazz to her aesthetic vision. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
May 15 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 15 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 16 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician every Monday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
The Electric Trio 7:00 pm
The Electric Trio @ Tryst
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Electric guitar trio, led by John Lee, performs a variety of electrified jazz standards, originals, and pop cover tunes from such bands as the Cure. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Georgetown Day School Jazz Ensemble 8:00 pm
Georgetown Day School Jazz Ensemble @ Blues Alley
May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Georgetown Day School Jazz Ensemble plays standard high-school jazz band fare. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.   Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
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* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
May 17 @ 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[...]
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo @ Sotto
May 17 @ 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. He plays[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
May 17 @ 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[...]
Bradd Marquis 8:00 pm
Bradd Marquis @ Blues Alley
May 17 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Bradd Marquis performs a mix of soul and R&B music. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
Edmund Burke School Jazz Ensemble 8:00 pm
Edmund Burke School Jazz Ensemble @ Blues Alley
May 17 @ 8:00 pm
Edmund Burke School Jazz Ensemble plays standard high-school jazz band fare. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
The Preparation: C. Spencer Yeh & Luke Stewart 9:00 pm
The Preparation: C. Spencer Yeh ... @ Songbyrd Cafe and Music House
May 17 @ 9:00 pm
Noise vocalist and violinist C. Spencer Yeh performs as part of Creative Music in DC’s monthly series at Songbyrd. Opening is CB’s own avant-garde bass man Luke Stewart. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
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John Lampkin 6:00 pm
John Lampkin @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 18 @ 6:00 pm
Trumpeter John Lampkin performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
May 18 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Harry Allen All Star New York Saxophone Band 8:00 pm
Harry Allen All Star New York Sa... @ Blues Alley
May 18 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxman Harry Allen plays with a cast of fellow sax players, including Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart & Gary Smulyan. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
May 18 @ 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[...]
Veronneau 8:00 pm
Veronneau @ Twins Jazz
May 18 @ 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[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 18 @ 8:30 pm
The alto saxophonist, composer and arranger Jonathan Parker has made something of a dank, sticky home of the Wonderland Ballroom, where he leads his little big band once a month. By 9 p.m. on a[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 18 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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* Take 5! Herman Burney Ensemble: Miles Davis’ 90th Birthday 5:00 pm
* Take 5! Herman Burney Ensemble... @ American Art Museum
May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Herman Burney, one of the city’s most prolific and dexterous bass players, leads an ensemble of the city’s best musicians to pay tribute to Miles Davis on his 90th Birthday. The set will draw from[...]
* Imani-Grace Cooper & Mark G. Meadows 7:00 pm
* Imani-Grace Cooper & Mark G. M... @ Casa Phoenix
May 19 @ 7:00 pm
A duo of two of DC’s rising stars performs. Imani-Grace Cooper, a soloist in the Howard University a capella group Afro Blue, has an enchanting vocal approach. The pianist Mark Meadows is one of the[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
May 19 @ 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
May 19 @ 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[...]
* Todd Marcus Quintet feat. Don Byron 7:30 pm
* Todd Marcus Quintet feat. Don ... @ Strathmore
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
Todd Marcus is becoming known as the most exciting bass clarinetist in jazz today. He swings hard, soothes, confounds, excites. In this setting, he is joined by his fellow clarinetist and stylistic enigma Don Byron.[...]
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Nostalgia is supposed to come with heartache and hurt, right? Not in John Pizzarelli’s musical universe, a cleanly defined realm where popular songs are wholesome and potable, and the jazz chops always serve an air[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
May 19 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street[...]
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Nate Foley 11:00 am
Nate Foley @ Strathmore Mansion
May 20 @ 11:00 am
Guitarist Nate Foley is an alumnus of Strathmore’s Artist-In-Residence program who shreds in rock, funk, jazz and more. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
* Warren Wolf’s World 6:00 pm
* Warren Wolf’s World @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 20 @ 6:00 pm
Baltimore’s Warren Wolf is known as one of the top vibraphonists in contemporary jazz, but he’s a polymath; he gigs regularly on piano and drums, as well. In bands he leads he sticks to vibes,[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia[...]
* Herb Scott 8:00 pm
* Herb Scott @ Mr. Henry's
May 20 @ 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[...]
Eric Felten Septet 8:00 pm
Eric Felten Septet @ AMP by Strathmore
May 20 @ 8:00 pm
The trombonist Eric Felten plays trombone and sings. Aside from hosting a jazz show on Voice of America Television, he leads an acclaimed jazz orchestra and condensed septet. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
May 20 @ 8:00 pm
Nostalgia is supposed to come with heartache and hurt, right? Not in John Pizzarelli’s musical universe, a cleanly defined realm where popular songs are wholesome and potable, and the jazz chops always serve an air[...]
* Tim Whalen Septet 9:00 pm
* Tim Whalen Septet @ Twins Jazz
May 20 @ 9:00 pm
The pianist, composer and arranger Tim Whalen puts none of those roles above the other: He’s a fierce improviser with debt to the bebop greats; he also writes magnificent, interleaved pieces for mid-size ensemble. That’s[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 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[...]
* Firebird Quintet 10:00 pm
* Firebird Quintet @ Roofer's Union
May 20 @ 10:00 pm
Trombonist Shannon expands the Firebird Organ Trio into a quintet, featuring Kenny Rittenhouse on trumpet, Colin Chambers on piano, Kris Monson on bass and Allen Jones on drums. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
Di Daly 8:00 pm
Di Daly @ Mr. Henry's
May 21 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Di Daly performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags[...]
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
May 21 @ 8:00 pm
Nostalgia is supposed to come with heartache and hurt, right? Not in John Pizzarelli’s musical universe, a cleanly defined realm where popular songs are wholesome and potable, and the jazz chops always serve an air[...]
* Tim Whalen Septet 9:00 pm
* Tim Whalen Septet @ Twins Jazz
May 21 @ 9:00 pm
The pianist, composer and arranger Tim Whalen puts none of those roles above the other: He’s a fierce improviser with debt to the bebop greats; he also writes magnificent, interleaved pieces for mid-size ensemble. That’s[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
May 21 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 21 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 22 @ 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
May 22 @ 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
May 22 @ 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
May 22 @ 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
May 22 @ 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,[...]
Jarrett Cherner & Sarah Elizabeth Charles 8:00 pm
Jarrett Cherner & Sarah Elizabet... @ Twins Jazz
May 22 @ 8:00 pm
Jarrett Cherner & Sarah Elizabeth Charles perform as a piano/vocal duo. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
May 22 @ 8:00 pm
Nostalgia is supposed to come with heartache and hurt, right? Not in John Pizzarelli’s musical universe, a cleanly defined realm where popular songs are wholesome and potable, and the jazz chops always serve an air[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 22 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Warren Fisher 6:00 pm
Warren Fisher @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 23 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Warren Fisher performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags[...]
Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 23 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician every Monday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
The Electric Trio 7:00 pm
The Electric Trio @ Tryst
May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Electric guitar trio, led by John Lee, performs a variety of electrified jazz standards, originals, and pop cover tunes from such bands as the Cure. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
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* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
May 24 @ 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[...]
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo @ Sotto
May 24 @ 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. He plays[...]
Lionel Lyles Quintet 8:00 pm
Lionel Lyles Quintet @ Columbia Station
May 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Lionel Lyles Quintet are a versatile group of musicians based out of Baltimore, Maryland and are graduates of Morgan State University. They are versed in a range of styles from  straight ahead jazz to[...]
Paulette McWilliams 8:00 pm
Paulette McWilliams @ Blues Alley
May 24 @ 8:00 pm
Paulette McWilliams has a sultry deep voice perfect for genuine ballads, and straight-ahead jazz repertoire. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill[...]
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* JACS One Year Anniversary Show 6:00 pm
* JACS One Year Anniversary Show @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 25 @ 6:00 pm
The Jazz and Cultural Society celebrates its one year anniversary with a show featuring some of the usual, and most gifted, cats that hang around the club. Leading the group is Baltimore-based piano man Bob[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
May 25 @ 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[...]
* Arturo O’Farrill “Boss” Level Septet 8:00 pm
* Arturo O’Farrill “Boss” Level ... @ Blues Alley
May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Arturo O’Farrill leads one of the tightest and iron-hottest bands in New York City: the 18-piece Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. In weekly shows at Birdland, it has the same ability to trip up your mind and[...]
Abinet Berhanu & Hebret Musica 8:00 pm
Abinet Berhanu & Hebret Musica @ Sotto
May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer, composer and bandleader Abinet Berhanu creates soulful post-bop that draws on Ethiopian music to create a dynamic, communal feel. Joined by Jake Silverman on piano and Kris Funn on bass. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
May 25 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 25 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
May 26 @ 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
May 26 @ 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[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
May 26 @ 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[...]
Chris Robb 8:00 pm
Chris Robb @ Blues Alley
May 26 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist and keyboard player Chris Robb plays a stylized mix of jazz, hip-hop and R&B. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
May 26 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
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Chuck Redd & Young Blood 6:00 pm
Chuck Redd & Young Blood @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 27 @ 6:00 pm
Chuck Redd, a deft and lyrical vibraphonist, performs here with a combo featuring talented area musicians, including Mark Meadows on piano, Geoff Gillante on trumpet, and Eliot Seppa on bass. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
May 27 @ 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[...]
* Donny McCaslin Group 8:00 pm
* Donny McCaslin Group @ AMP by Strathmore
May 27 @ 8:00 pm
Donny McCaslin was David Bowie’s longtime 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[...]
* Larry Coryell Trio 8:00 pm
* Larry Coryell Trio @ Blues Alley
May 27 @ 8:00 pm
In the late 1960s and ’70s, Larry Coryell was on the front lines of the early jazz-rock fusion movement. Contrarian and wigged out but still warm and humane, his guitar sound was heard in partnership[...]
HD Jazz Quintet 9:00 pm
HD Jazz Quintet @ Twins Jazz
May 27 @ 9:00 pm
The HD Jazz Quintet plays straight-ahead. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 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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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
* Larry Coryell Trio 8:00 pm
* Larry Coryell Trio @ Blues Alley
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
In the late 1960s and ’70s, Larry Coryell was on the front lines of the early jazz-rock fusion movement. Contrarian and wigged out but still warm and humane, his guitar sound was heard in partnership[...]
Barbara Papendorp 8:00 pm
Barbara Papendorp @ Mr. Henry's
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
Barbara Papendorp, a classical trained actress and cabaret singer who favors standards from the American and Franco songbooks, performs selections from both. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
HD Jazz Quintet 9:00 pm
HD Jazz Quintet @ Twins Jazz
May 28 @ 9:00 pm
The HD Jazz Quintet plays straight-ahead. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
May 28 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 28 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 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[...]
Iva Ambush 6:00 pm
Iva Ambush @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 29 @ 6:00 pm
Singer Iva Ambush has a direct timbre that is peppered with bluesy tones. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
May 29 @ 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,[...]
* Akua Allrich & The Tribe 8:00 pm
* Akua Allrich & The Tribe @ Blues Alley
May 29 @ 8:00 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. Two separate sets at 8 and 10[...]
Sarah Hughes 8:00 pm
Sarah Hughes @ Twins Jazz
May 29 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Sara Hughes performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 29 @ 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 30 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician every Monday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
The Electric Trio 7:00 pm
The Electric Trio @ Tryst
May 30 @ 7:00 pm
Electric guitar trio, led by John Lee, performs a variety of electrified jazz standards, originals, and pop cover tunes from such bands as the Cure. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
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* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
May 31 @ 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[...]
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo @ Sotto
May 31 @ 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. He plays[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
May 31 @ 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[...]