DC Jazz Calendar

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* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 1 @ 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[...]
2
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 2 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a farm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing in the school of Jim Hall. He takes up a Tuesday residency at the Tabard Inn, joined usually bu another guitarist[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 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
May 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
May 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[...]
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee 8:00 pm
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee @ Sotto
May 2 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist John Lee leads a weekly jam session at Sotto off Logan Circle. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 2 @ 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[...]
3
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
May 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
May 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
May 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[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 3 @ 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[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
May 3 @ 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
May 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[...]
4
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
May 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
May 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
May 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
May 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[...]
* Ravi Coltrane Quartet 8:00 pm
* Ravi Coltrane Quartet @ Blues Alley
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
A warm-blooded tenor saxophonist with a range of musical inclinations, Ravi Coltrane is one of this jazz generation’s leading lights. He might not have the level of influence of his father, John Coltrane, but that’s[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
May 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[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
May 4 @ 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[...]
The Beat Fairy 8:00 pm
The Beat Fairy @ Sotto
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
The Beat Fairy is an Afro-Blues, Soul and Jazz band led by singer Sunny Jolie. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 4 @ 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[...]
5
Jazz Academy of Music 6:00 pm
Jazz Academy of Music @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 5 @ 6:00 pm
Paul Carr presents  the Jazz Academy of Music, a youth orchestra he educates. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
Lionel Lyles 6:30 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Sotto
May 5 @ 6:30 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[...]
* Ravi Coltrane Quartet 8:00 pm
* Ravi Coltrane Quartet @ Blues Alley
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
A warm-blooded tenor saxophonist with a range of musical inclinations, Ravi Coltrane is one of this jazz generation’s leading lights. He might not have the level of influence of his father, John Coltrane, but that’s[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
May 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[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 5 @ 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 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
May 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
May 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[...]
6
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
David Lighton Trio 6:30 pm
David Lighton Trio @ Sotto
May 6 @ 6:30 pm
This trio of up-and-coming jazz musicians play straight-ahead jazz. Dave Lighton mans the guitar, Steve Synk plays bass and Jon Baez drums. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
May 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[...]
* René Marie 8:00 pm
* René Marie @ Blues Alley
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalist René Marie blurs divides: between the philosophical and the lowbrow; between sincere art and crowd-pleasuring effervescence. She’s a dynamic performer, who doesn’t shy from difficult topics or confiding disclosures. Two separate sets at[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 6 @ 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[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 6 @ 9:30 pm
JoJo’s presents a new series on Saturday nights: Brian Settles and Reginald Cyntje trade off leading groups for the cats who want to see something later in the night. Brian Settles is wakefully minimalist as[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
May 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
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[...]
7
DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 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
May 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
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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
May 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,[...]
* René Marie 8:00 pm
* René Marie @ Blues Alley
May 7 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalist René Marie blurs divides: between the philosophical and the lowbrow; between sincere art and crowd-pleasuring effervescence. She’s a dynamic performer, who doesn’t shy from difficult topics or confiding disclosures. Two separate sets at[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
May 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[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 7 @ 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 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
8
Daniel Weatherspoon “The Langley Park Project” 8:00 pm
Daniel Weatherspoon “The Langley... @ Blues Alley
May 8 @ 8:00 pm
Baltimore-based keyboardist Daniel Weatherspoon leads the Langley Park Project, performing 80s-esque jazz/funk fusion, albeit with less propulsion. They celebrate the release of their new CD at Blues Alley. Two separate sets at 8 and 10[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 8 @ 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[...]
9
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 9 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a farm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing in the school of Jim Hall. He takes up a Tuesday residency at the Tabard Inn, joined usually bu another guitarist[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 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
May 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
May 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[...]
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee 8:00 pm
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee @ Sotto
May 9 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist John Lee leads a weekly jam session at Sotto off Logan Circle. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Von Pariss “The Music of LTD & Jeffery Osborne” 8:00 pm
Von Pariss “The Music of LTD & J... @ Blues Alley
May 9 @ 8:00 pm
Soul/R&B singer Von Pariss performs a tribute to 70s R&B funksters LTD and leader Jeffery Osborne. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 9 @ 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[...]
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Tiya Ade 6:00 pm
Tiya Ade @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 10 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Tiya Ade performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
May 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
May 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[...]
Cedric A Napoleon & Friends 8:00 pm
Cedric A Napoleon & Friends @ Blues Alley
May 10 @ 8:00 pm
Pieces of a Dream founder Cedric A Napoleon performs a mix of smooth jazz R&B. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
May 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[...]
Pitch Pilot 8:00 pm
Pitch Pilot @ Twins Jazz
May 10 @ 8:00 pm
Pitch Pilot is a US/EU quartet that plays post-bop with a breezy electric flair. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 10 @ 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 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[...]
11
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
May 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
May 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
May 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[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
May 11 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
May 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[...]
The Beat Fairy 8:00 pm
The Beat Fairy @ Sotto
May 11 @ 8:00 pm
The Beat Fairy is an Afro-Blues, Soul and Jazz band led by singer Sunny Jolie. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 11 @ 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[...]
12
* Herb Scott 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 12 @ 6:00 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[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
Lionel Lyles 6:30 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Sotto
May 12 @ 6:30 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[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
May 12 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
May 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[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 12 @ 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[...]
Dial 251 9:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Twins Jazz
May 12 @ 9:00 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
May 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
May 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
May 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[...]
13
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
May 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[...]
* Meshell Ndegeocello: Pour Une Âme Souveraine, A Dedication to Nina Simone 8:00 pm
* Meshell Ndegeocello: <i>Pour U... @ Kennedy Center
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Neo-Soul singer Meshell Ndegeocello’s voice carries an earthy richness and depth that can convey the breadth of the emotional spectrum in a single utterance. How fitting then that Meshell uses that voice to channel the[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
Candice Bostwick 8:00 pm
Candice Bostwick @ Mr. Henry's
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
Candice Bostwick sings straight ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 13 @ 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[...]
Dial 251 9:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Twins Jazz
May 13 @ 9:00 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[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 13 @ 9:30 pm
JoJo’s presents a new series on Saturday nights: Brian Settles and Reginald Cyntje trade off leading groups for the cats who want to see something later in the night. Brian Settles is wakefully minimalist as[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
May 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
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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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 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
May 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
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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
* Lavenia Nesmith 6:00 pm
* Lavenia Nesmith @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 14 @ 6:00 pm
The singer Lavenia Nesmith, who has portrayed Mahalia Jackson in one-woman shows, brings her gospel-influenced style to AJACS. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
May 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,[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
May 14 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 14 @ 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 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 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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* Shahin Novrasli Duo 8:00 pm
* Shahin Novrasli Duo @ Blues Alley
May 15 @ 8:00 pm
Azerbaijani pianist Shahin Novrasil may be one of the most unique cats on the scene right now. Usually a solo player (he appears here in a duo with James Camack on bass), Shahin combines jazz[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
May 15 @ 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[...]
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 16 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a farm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing in the school of Jim Hall. He takes up a Tuesday residency at the Tabard Inn, joined usually bu another guitarist[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 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
May 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[...]
* Rochelle Rice 8:00 pm
* Rochelle Rice @ Blues Alley
May 16 @ 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[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee 8:00 pm
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee @ Sotto
May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist John Lee leads a weekly jam session at Sotto off Logan Circle. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
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Julian Hipkins 6:00 pm
Julian Hipkins @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 17 @ 6:00 pm
Julian Hipkins sings with a swinging flair and jaunty, deep voice that recalls Jimmy Rushing. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
May 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[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 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[...]
* Victor Provost Group **CD Release Party** 8:00 pm
* Victor Provost Group **CD Rele... @ Blues Alley
May 17 @ 8:00 pm
Victor Provost isn’t just the only jazz steel pan player in D.C. – he’s one of the region’s best improvisers, on any instrument. He celebrates the release of his new CD Bright Eyes. Two separate sets[...]
Animal Mother 8:00 pm
Animal Mother @ Twins Jazz
May 17 @ 8:00 pm
The Cincinnati-based Animal Mother play something they call “garage jazz,” a kind of free jazz that meets noise and riotous punk rock. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
May 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[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
May 17 @ 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
May 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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* Take 5! Warren Wolf Quartet: A 100 Years of Vibraphone 5:00 pm
* <i>Take 5!</i> Warren Wolf Qua... @ American Art Museum
May 18 @ 5:00 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,[...]
* “Band Together” w/ Mark G. Meadows & Akua Allrich 6:30 pm
* “Band Together” w/ Mark G. Mea... @ Casa Phoenix
May 18 @ 6:30 pm
The soulful singer and keyboardist Mark Meadows writes heralding anthems and simmering ballads in a style that fuses jazz and early 70s soul. Here he performs with the supremely gifted Akua Allrich on vocals and[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
May 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[...]
Veronica King 7:00 pm
Veronica King @ Drift on 7th
May 18 @ 7:00 pm
Vocalist Veronica King performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 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
May 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[...]
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
May 18 @ 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[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Montpelier Arts Center
May 18 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
May 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[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
May 18 @ 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[...]
The Beat Fairy 8:00 pm
The Beat Fairy @ Sotto
May 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Beat Fairy is an Afro-Blues, Soul and Jazz band led by singer Sunny Jolie. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
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* Akua Allrich & The Tribe 6:00 pm
* Akua Allrich & The Tribe @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 19 @ 6:00 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. This edition of the Tribe features Mark[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
Lionel Lyles 6:30 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Sotto
May 19 @ 6:30 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[...]
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
May 19 @ 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[...]
Kenny Wright 8:00 pm
Kenny Wright @ Mr. Henry's
May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Kenny Wright leads a straight-ahead, smooth jazz group. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
Project Natale 9:00 pm
Project Natale @ Twins Jazz
May 19 @ 9:00 pm
Brothers Joe and Lou Natale (on bass and drums, respectively) play straight-ahead and Latin jazz with their quartet. It’s rounded out by a reputable cohort: tenor saxophonist Carl Cornwell and pianist Bob Butta. Two separate[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 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
May 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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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
Julia Nixon 6:00 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
May 20 @ 6:00 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[...]
David Lighton Trio 6:30 pm
David Lighton Trio @ Sotto
May 20 @ 6:30 pm
This trio of up-and-coming jazz musicians play straight-ahead jazz. Dave Lighton mans the guitar, Steve Synk plays bass and Jon Baez drums. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
May 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[...]
Walter Beasley 7:30 pm
Walter Beasley @ The Birchmere Music Hall
May 20 @ 7:30 pm
Walter Beasley is a classic smooth jazz singer and saxophonist, once thought – and still considered by some – to be the heir to Grover Washington, Jr. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
May 20 @ 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[...]
Project Natale 9:00 pm
Project Natale @ Twins Jazz
May 20 @ 9:00 pm
Brothers Joe and Lou Natale (on bass and drums, respectively) play straight-ahead and Latin jazz with their quartet. It’s rounded out by a reputable cohort: tenor saxophonist Carl Cornwell and pianist Bob Butta. Two separate[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 20 @ 9:30 pm
JoJo’s presents a new series on Saturday nights: Brian Settles and Reginald Cyntje trade off leading groups for the cats who want to see something later in the night. Brian Settles is wakefully minimalist as[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
May 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
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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 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
May 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
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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
* Allyn Johnson 6:00 pm
* Allyn Johnson @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 21 @ 6:00 pm
Among pianists still living in D.C., it’s hard for anyone to compete with Allyn Johnson in terms of sheer command, or the irrepressible energy of his playing. If you sat around counting the number of[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
May 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,[...]
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
May 21 @ 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[...]
Joe Fiedler 8:00 pm
Joe Fiedler @ Twins Jazz
May 21 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist Joe Fielder leads a straight-ahead group. 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 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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AJACS Youth Jazz Night and Jam Session 6:00 pm
AJACS Youth Jazz Night and Jam S... @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 22 @ 6:00 pm
Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Society encourages participation in the music from all ages and backgrounds; come support young artists or jump up on the stand! Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
* Gerald Clayton Trio 8:00 pm
* Gerald Clayton Trio @ Blues Alley
May 22 @ 8:00 pm
The 30-year-old pianist Gerald Clayton has proven to be among the most well-rounded and personable players of his generation. His Grammy-nominated 2013 release “Life Forum” stands apart from his other records, a delicately approached and[...]
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Bill Alfred 6:00 pm
Bill Alfred @ Twins Jazz
May 23 @ 6:00 pm
Neo-soul singer Bill Alfred performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper[...]
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 23 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a farm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing in the school of Jim Hall. He takes up a Tuesday residency at the Tabard Inn, joined usually bu another guitarist[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 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
May 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[...]
* Lena Seikaly 8:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly @ Blues Alley
May 23 @ 8:00 pm
The precocious young vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead originals with a confident and playful demeanor. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee 8:00 pm
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee @ Sotto
May 23 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist John Lee leads a weekly jam session at Sotto off Logan Circle. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
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Alex Jenkins 6:00 pm
Alex Jenkins @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 24 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist and organist Alex Jenkins performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
May 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
May 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[...]
Benny Sharoni 8:00 pm
Benny Sharoni @ Twins Jazz
May 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Israeli-born saxophonist Benny Sharoni centers on mid-tempo grooves that recall the more rarified jazz of the 1960s, when hard-bop swung vigorously and Afro-Cuban rhythm was working its way into the soil of America’s classical[...]
Cecily 8:00 pm
Cecily @ Blues Alley
May 24 @ 8:00 pm
Local vocalist Cecily Bumbray honors the great Chocolate City with music by Duke Ellington and other DC legends, as well as pieces from her own body of work. Two separate sets at 7:30 and 9pm[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
May 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
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Cubano Groove 6:00 pm
Cubano Groove @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 25 @ 6:00 pm
Cubano Groove performs Afro-Cuban jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
May 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
May 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
May 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[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
May 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[...]
Ronnette Harrison 8:00 pm
Ronnette Harrison @ Blues Alley
May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Ronnette Harrison performs a mix of gospel and soul. 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[...]
Spider Saloff 8:00 pm
Spider Saloff @ Twins Jazz
May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Spider Saloff is a straight ahead vocalist. 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[...]
The Beat Fairy 8:00 pm
The Beat Fairy @ Sotto
May 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Beat Fairy is an Afro-Blues, Soul and Jazz band led by singer Sunny Jolie. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
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Anthony “Swampdog” Clarke 6:00 pm
Anthony “Swampdog” Clarke @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 26 @ 6:00 pm
Bluesman Anthony “Swampdog” Clarke performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
Rick Whitehead 6:00 pm
Rick Whitehead @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 26 @ 6:00 pm
Guitarist Rick Whitehead, resident Thursday guitarist of the Mon Ami Gabi bistro in Bethesda, leads a straight-ahead quartet. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
Lionel Lyles 6:30 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Sotto
May 26 @ 6:30 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[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
May 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[...]
James “D-Train” Williams 8:00 pm
James “D-Train” Williams @ Blues Alley
May 26 @ 8:00 pm
Singer, musician, songwriter, and producer James “D-Train” Williams has written jingles, dance hits and more. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
* John Russell Lamkin III Quartet 9:00 pm
* John Russell Lamkin III Quartet @ Twins Jazz
May 26 @ 9:00 pm
The son of UMD Jazz Studies prof and trumpeter John Lamkin II, hard-driving drummer and Baltimorean John R. Lamkin III plays straight-ahead in a quartet, featuring John Lee on guitar, and Kris Funn on bass[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
Jazz Night at the Movies – Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For 9:15 pm
Jazz Night at the Movies – <i>El... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 26 @ 9:15 pm
Westminster Presbyterian hosts movie night in addition to their regular jazz night. This installation features a screening of the American Masters documentary Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For.  Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
May 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
May 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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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
Jazz Jam Session 6:00 pm
Jazz Jam Session @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 27 @ 6:00 pm
Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Center hosts a jam session. 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[...]
* Miles Mosley + The West Coast Get Down 7:00 pm
* Miles Mosley + The West Coast ... @ Songbyrd Cafe and Music House
May 27 @ 7:00 pm
Upright bassist Miles Mosley comes to the stage stomping to his own beat of Pentecostal soul-funk, firing off a full array of effects pedals and commanding his fair, robust vocals. As a member of the West[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
May 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[...]
Heather Maxwell 8:00 pm
Heather Maxwell @ Mr. Henry's
May 27 @ 8:00 pm
You may recognize Heather Maxwell’s voice from her Voice of America program “Music Time in Africa.” She is a student of West African music, specifically Mali, but performs the standards with a clean tone. Two[...]
* John Russell Lamkin III Quartet 9:00 pm
* John Russell Lamkin III Quartet @ Twins Jazz
May 27 @ 9:00 pm
The son of UMD Jazz Studies prof and trumpeter John Lamkin II, hard-driving drummer and Baltimorean John R. Lamkin III plays straight-ahead in a quartet, featuring John Lee on guitar, and Kris Funn on bass[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 27 @ 9:30 pm
JoJo’s presents a new series on Saturday nights: Brian Settles and Reginald Cyntje trade off leading groups for the cats who want to see something later in the night. Brian Settles is wakefully minimalist as[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
May 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
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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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 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
May 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
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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
May 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[...]
Janine Gilbert-Carter 6:00 pm
Janine Gilbert-Carter @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 28 @ 6:00 pm
The vocalist Janine Gilbert-Carter has a fulsome set of pipes that she employs with masterful finesse and delicateness, in a style not entirely unlike Betty Carter’s. She often sings gospel, but she’s wonderfully at ease[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
May 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,[...]
* Sharón Clark 8:00 pm
* Sharón Clark @ Blues Alley
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Sharón Clark has a powerful voice and tends to sing a combination of Great American Songbook standards and postwar pop tunes. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Dirty Dub 8:00 pm
Dirty Dub @ Twins Jazz
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
Dirty Dub performs dub music. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
May 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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Georgetown Day School Jazz Ensemble 7:00 pm
Georgetown Day School Jazz Ensemble @ Blues Alley
May 29 @ 7:00 pm
Under the direction of that irrepressible and irreplaceable saxophone stalwart Brad Linde, the Georgetown Day School Jazz Ensemble play your standard big band educational fair, but with an appreciation of jazz from Coltrane and Miles[...]
Edmund Burke School Jazz Ensemble 9:00 pm
Edmund Burke School Jazz Ensemble @ Blues Alley
May 29 @ 9:00 pm
Edmund Burke School Jazz Ensemble plays standard high-school jazz band fare. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw[...]
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
May 30 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a farm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing in the school of Jim Hall. He takes up a Tuesday residency at the Tabard Inn, joined usually bu another guitarist[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 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
May 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
May 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[...]
Iyona Blake 8:00 pm
Iyona Blake @ Blues Alley
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Iyona Blake 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[...]
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee 8:00 pm
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee @ Sotto
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist John Lee leads a weekly jam session at Sotto off Logan Circle. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
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Steve Washington 6:00 pm
Steve Washington @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 31 @ 6:00 pm
Warm-voiced vocalist Steve Washington is from Washington, DC and is comfortable with the big band and vocal jazz standards. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
May 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[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
May 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[...]
Kevin Whalum 8:00 pm
Kevin Whalum @ Blues Alley
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
Kevin Whalum is a soul vocalist with a smooth, tenor croon. He’s the brother of well-known jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Marty Nau 8:00 pm
Marty Nau @ Twins Jazz
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
A fine alto saxophonist, Marty Nau often sounds a good deal like his idol: bebop legend Phil Woods. But he’s also comfortable playing in an even more historic, swing era-oriented style. Two separate sets at[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
May 31 @ 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
May 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[...]