DC Jazz Calendar

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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince. Agenda Agenda[...]
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam 7:30 pm
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam @ DC Pavilion
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 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[...]
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va. restaurant. $10 Cover, no minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 1 @ 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[...]
Sarah Slonim 8:00 pm
Sarah Slonim @ Twins Jazz
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm
Sarah Slonim, a Thursday night regular at Smalls in New York, 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[...]
The Beat Fairy 8:00 pm
The Beat Fairy @ Sotto
Jun 1 @ 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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* Leigh Pilzer 5:00 pm
* Leigh Pilzer @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm
Leigh Pilzer, who is arguably the city’s best baritone saxophonist, leads a group through her own swinging tunes and arrangements. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
* Jazz Night in DC’s A Salute to Calvin Jones 6:00 pm
* Jazz Night in DC’s A Salute to... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm
DC cats band together in an all-star tribute to Calvin Jones, the most prominent director of the UDC Jazz Studies program, featuring such players as Howard Franklin om drums, DeAndre Schaifer on trumpet and Herman Burney on[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 2 @ 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[...]
* Kung Fu Bastard 7:00 pm
* Kung Fu Bastard @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm
Experimentalists Anthony Pirog and Bobby Muncy play with their exhilaratingly guileless quartet,  Kung Fu Bastard, and celebrate the release of the group’s new CD.  Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia[...]
The Hot Sardines 7:30 pm
The Hot Sardines @ Twins Jazz
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm
The Hot Sardines is a large-ensemble group that combines key elements of New Orleans Jazz, Parisian cabaret, and early swing jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 2 @ 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[...]
Benito Gonzalez 9:00 pm
Benito Gonzalez @ Twins Jazz
Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm
Benito Gonzalez, a pianist of growing repute on the New York City scene, retains a special nook in the heart of D.C. jazz: The Venezuelan-born talent spent years in this city during the aughts, when he[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 2 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 2 @ 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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* Amina Claudine Myers 3:00 pm
* Amina Claudine Myers @ Wyndham Garden Manassas Hotel
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm
When Amina Claudine Myers plays, she draws from a well of fiery, spiritual fervor and cool, meditative musical chops. The pianist and vocalist, whose played across the board with musicians like Sonny Stitt, Archie Shepp[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
David Lighton Trio 6:30 pm
David Lighton Trio @ Sotto
Jun 3 @ 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
Jun 3 @ 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[...]
* Akua Allrich & Nicole Saphos 8:00 pm
* Akua Allrich & Nicole Saphos @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 3 @ 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. Nicole Saphos plays bass and sings her arrangements[...]
* Reginald Cyntje: The Rise of the Protester 8:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje: <i>The Rise o... @ Gaithersburg Arts Barn
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm
Reginald Cyntje, arguably D.C.’s most agile and expressive trombone player, writes sloping, danceable compositions. His unhurried improvisation style taps long-held feelings, and lulls you into exhilaration. At this appearance, Cynetje and the current incarnation of[...]
Tacha Coleman Parr 8:00 pm
Tacha Coleman Parr @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 3 @ 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[...]
Benito Gonzalez 9:00 pm
Benito Gonzalez @ Twins Jazz
Jun 3 @ 9:00 pm
Benito Gonzalez, a pianist of growing repute on the New York City scene, retains a special nook in the heart of D.C. jazz: The Venezuelan-born talent spent years in this city during the aughts, when he[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 3 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 3 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 4 @ 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
Jun 4 @ 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
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jun 4 @ 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
Jun 4 @ 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,[...]
* Sun Ra Arkestra 6:33 pm
* Sun Ra Arkestra
Jun 4 @ 6:33 pm – 7:32 pm
The legendary Sun Ra Arkestra arrives from Philadelphia for a special performance at Capital Fringe. Now under the direction of lifelong Ra collaborator Marshall Allen, the large orchestra moves swiftly from swinging jazz à la[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Nelson Dougherty blends jazz, rock, and funk. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 4 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra 7:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra @ Levine Music Silver Spring Campus
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm
The 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra commanded the Caverns every Monday night with a repertoire ranging from Count Basie to Coltrane to band members’ originals. Some truly excellent soloists strengthen the big band’s arrangements. Agenda[...]
Gerri Morrison 8:00 pm
Gerri Morrison @ Blues Alley
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm
Jazz and theater veteran vocalist Gerri Morrison 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[...]
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 6 @ 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
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Jun 6 @ 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
Jun 6 @ 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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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 7 @ 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[...]
* John Lee Funk Trio 8:00 pm
* John Lee Funk Trio @ Sotto
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee leads a jazz-funk guitar trio nearly every Wednesday at Sotto. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 7 @ 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
Jun 7 @ 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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* Nasar Abadey: Meet the Artist on the Bandstand 7:00 pm
* Nasar Abadey: Meet the Artist ... @ University of the District of Columbia
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm
For decades the drummer Nasar Abadey has been a bandleader and lodestar on the D.C. jazz scene, marching a restless swing beat through years of venue closings and closed ranks. He joins his longtime musical[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince. Agenda Agenda[...]
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam 7:30 pm
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam @ DC Pavilion
Jun 8 @ 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[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People @ Blues Alley
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
Kristina Koller 8:00 pm
Kristina Koller @ Twins Jazz
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Kristina Koller, a favorite at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Fest, sings standards and originals with a straight, clean, dry tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jun 8 @ 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
Jun 8 @ 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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* Master class: Brandee Younger Trio 3:00 pm
* Master class: Brandee Younger ... @ The Fridge
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm
* Master class: Brandee Younger Trio @ The Fridge | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Jazz harp virtuoso Brandee Younger offers a special afternoon master class in advance of her performance at CapitalBop’s DC Jazz Loft Series. Students of all ages are encouraged to attend; middle- and high school age[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 9 @ 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
Jun 9 @ 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[...]
* Hope Udobi Ensemble: Mad Monk 7:00 pm
* Hope Udobi Ensemble: <i>Mad Mo... @ We Act Radio
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm
Pianist Hope Udobi isn’t just one of the D.C. scene’s most promising young jazz players from a musicianship standpoint; he’s one of the most riveting, creatively speaking. Udobi’s incendiary bop style is brimming with furious[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People @ Blues Alley
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
* Lalah Hathaway 8:00 pm
* Lalah Hathaway @ Howard Theatre
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
Soulful vocalist Lalah Hathaway, daughter of the great Donny Hathaway, commands whatever room she’s in with her full, earthy voice. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 9 @ 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[...]
* Bill Cole Trio 9:00 pm
* Bill Cole Trio @ Rhizome DC
Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm
Bill Cole has been redefining the border between jazz and world music since the early 1970s, when he began playing a variety of East Asian double-reed horns. Today, he carries on the legacy of Yusef[...]
Abby Schaffer Quartet 9:00 pm
Abby Schaffer Quartet
Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm
New Orleans influenced jazz vocalist Abby Schaffer leads a group that covers jazz, R&B, rock, and originals influenced by the above. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 9 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 9 @ 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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Pepe Gonzalez Ensemble: Jazz From a African-Latin Perspective (ERJ) 2:00 pm
Pepe Gonzalez Ensemble: Jazz Fro... @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm
Bassist Pepe Gonzalez, a renowned educator and performer in the D.C. area, leads a program exploring the Latin and African roots in jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
* Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band/Ron Carter-Russell Malone Duo 7:00 pm
* Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth B... @ Howard Theatre
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm
The Howard Theater presents a double feature of jazz legends: Roy Haynes’ Fountain of Youth Band Maybe you should go hear Roy Haynes because he’s one of the best drummers of all time, an irrepressible[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Jun 10 @ 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[...]
Princess Mhoon: In Jazz We Trust: Music in Motion 7:00 pm
Princess Mhoon: <i>In Jazz We Tr... @ Dance Place
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm
Acclaimed choreographer Prince Mhoon presents a program celebrating the physicality in jazz music. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
* SJMO: International Influences in Jazz: Rhythm & Tradition 7:30 pm
* SJMO: International Influences... @ American History Museum
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra close its 2016-2017 season performing a program highlighting the international rhythmic roots and influences of jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People @ Blues Alley
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
* Lena Seikaly 8:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
Every Saturday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: The precocious young vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead[...]
Abinnet Berhanu & Hebret Musica 8:00 pm
Abinnet Berhanu & Hebret Musica @ Gallery OonH
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
Abinnet Berhanu is a young, ardent drummer with a quiet temperament in person, a thunderous approach behind the drum kit, and a much older player’s will to create opportunities—for himself and those around him. This[...]
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque 8:00 pm
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque @ Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
Canadian flautist Jane Bunnett leads Maqueque, a five-piece of Cuban women musicians. The group performs Afro-Cuban jazz that blends island instruments and vocals with traditional jazz instrumentation. With Aaron Meyers opening. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Cesar Orozco and Kamarata Jazz 9:00 pm
Cesar Orozco and Kamarata Jazz @ Twins Jazz
Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm
The pianist Cezar Orosco leads Kamarata Jazz, a band of fellow Venezuelan musicians Rodner Padilla on bass, Francisco Vielma on percussion and Luisito Quintero on drums and timbales. Their palette draws from Afro-Cuban, Venezuelan, Spanish[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 10 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 10 @ 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[...]
Miguel NuÑez 10:00 pm
Miguel NuÑez @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 10 @ 10:00 pm
No further information available. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest[...]
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* Charles Rahmat Woods: Mystical Monk 10:00 am
* Charles Rahmat Woods: <i>Mysti... @ Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am
Saxophonist and flautist Charles Rahmat Woods regularly performs straight-ahead jazz at restaurants and bars, but in his heart there’s always a smoldering love for the avant-garde. The bright, bracing soprano specialist brings his interpretive duo with[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 11 @ 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
Jun 11 @ 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[...]
Nicole Saphos Trio 1:00 pm
Nicole Saphos Trio @ Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm
Nicole Saphos plays bass and sings her arrangements of standards, as well as originals. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Tiya Adé Ensemble: Remembering Lady Ella 2:00 pm
Tiya Adé Ensemble: Remembering L... @ Anacostia Arts Center
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm
Vocalist Tiya Adé performs  repertoire of the standards that Ella Fitzgerald performed–and loved–best. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jun 11 @ 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[...]
Amy Shook and the SR5tet 6:00 pm
Amy Shook and the SR5tet @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm
Amy Shook is a strong bassist and popular “sideman” around town. 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 11 @ 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,[...]
Princess Mhoon: In Jazz We Trust: Music in Motion 7:00 pm
Princess Mhoon: <i>In Jazz We Tr... @ Dance Place
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm
Acclaimed choreographer Prince Mhoon presents a program celebrating the physicality in jazz music. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People @ Blues Alley
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
Rick Alberico 8:00 pm
Rick Alberico @ Twins Jazz
Jun 11 @ 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 Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 11 @ 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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* Pat Metheny: Meet the Artist 3:30 pm
* Pat Metheny: Meet the Artist @ NYU/DC Abramson Family Auditorium
Jun 12 @ 3:30 pm
The guitarist Pat Metheny is one of the most celebrate six string slingers of his generation. Mentored by the likes of Gary Burton, Jaco Pastorius, and Jim Hall, Metheny’s brand of creative music blurs the[...]
James King Band 6:00 pm
James King Band @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm
In a city of bassists, James King stands tall as a revered and seasoned bassist who has made D.C. his scene for many years. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia[...]
* Freddie Dunne Quintet 7:00 pm
* Freddie Dunne Quintet @ Anacostia Playhouse
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm
Talented straight-ahead trumpeter Freddie Dunn here performs a program entitled “Birks’ Works: The Music of Dizzy Gillespie,” that seeks to be a complete introduction to the music and personality of John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie. In[...]
* Miho Hazama w/ the Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble 7:00 pm
* Miho Hazama w/ the Brad Linde ... @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm
Tokyo-born, New York-based pianist and composer Miho Hazama has a long history of performance, arrangement, and conducting Japanese straight-ahead ensembles and free-jazz groups. She brings that diverse background when she helps celebrate Thelonious Monk’s centennial[...]
* Pat Metheny Group 7:30 pm
* Pat Metheny Group @ Kennedy Center
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm
The guitarist Pat Metheny is one of the most celebrate six string slingers of his generation. Mentored by the likes of Gary Burton, Jaco Pastorius, and Jim Hall, Metheny’s brand of creative music blurs the[...]
Mike Wade & Nasty-Nati Brass Band 8:00 pm
Mike Wade & Nasty-Nati Brass Band @ Blues Alley
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
Wade Beach and the Nasty-Nati Brass Band play take the New Orleans brass band model and channel it into a more straight-ahead sound with a funk lean. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 13 @ 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
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Jun 13 @ 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[...]
* Warren Wolf & Kris Funn Duo: Exploring Monk & Other Interesting Music 8:00 pm
* Warren Wolf & Kris Funn Duo: <... @ Anacostia Playhouse
Jun 13 @ 8:00 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,[...]
Hiromi & Edmar Castandeda Duo 8:00 pm
Hiromi & Edmar Castandeda Duo @ Howard Theatre
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Japanese pianist, composer, and arranger Hiromi cut her teeth in an assortment of Japanese jazz ensembles, performing with big bands, avant-garde jazz groups, and with luminaries such as pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi. Her touch sometimes reminds[...]
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee 8:00 pm
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee @ Sotto
Jun 13 @ 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[...]
Tessa Souter 8:00 pm
Tessa Souter @ Blues Alley
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Tessa Soulter performs standards with a smooth-ed over, pop jazz straight-ahead sensibility. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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* Tommy Cecil Trio 6:00 pm
* Tommy Cecil Trio @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm
An area bassist of formidable strength and flavor, Tommy Cecil has performed and recorded with Joe Henderson, Billy Hart, Gary Bartz, Tommy Flanagan and others. Cecil is also a strong composer who writes tunes that[...]
* JAZZAlive at UDC: Nasar Abadey w/ Allyn Johnson and the UDC JAZZtet 7:00 pm
* JAZZAlive at UDC: Nasar Abadey... @ University of the District of Columbia
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm
Two of DC’s greatest jazz educators pair up for a night of jazz excellence.For decades the drummer Nasar Abadey has been a bandleader and lodestar on the D.C. jazz scene, marching a restless swing beat[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 14 @ 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[...]
* Irene Jalenti 8:00 pm
* Irene Jalenti @ Twins Jazz
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
The Italian vocalist Irene Jalenti sings jazz standards in a tone that’s husky and hushed. Two separate sets and 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* John Lee Funk Trio 8:00 pm
* John Lee Funk Trio @ Sotto
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee leads a jazz-funk guitar trio nearly every Wednesday at Sotto. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Charnett Moffett NettWork Trio 8:00 pm
Charnett Moffett NettWork Trio @ Blues Alley
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
Charnett Moffett is a stellar jazz bassist who has recorded on such albums as Wynton Marsalis’ classic “Black Codes (From the Underground).” Here he leads his own combo. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 14 @ 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
Jun 14 @ 9:00 pm
A promising young alto saxophonist, John Kocur has an unequivocally clear and forceful tone, and deploys it in precise but expressive solos. They call the kid “the smoker” for something. He tends to write post-bop[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 14 @ 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! Irene Jalenti Quartet: Plays Thelonious Monk 5:00 pm
* <i>Take 5!</i> Irene Jalenti Q... @ American Art Museum
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm
The Italian vocalist Irene Jalenti sings jazz standards in a tone that’s husky and hushed. In this special Take 5! concert, Jalenti sings the standards of Thelonious Monk, turning Monk’s assertive yet amorous songs into whispered words of[...]
* Herman Burney 6:00 pm
* Herman Burney @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
The formidable bassist and composer Herman Burney is a stalwart of the D.C. jazz scene, and beyond. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
DCJazzPrix Finals 7:00 pm
DCJazzPrix Finals @ University of the District of Columbia
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
Now in its 2nd year, the DC JazzPrix is becoming a new feature of the DC Jazz Festival. Three artists compete before a live audience for a cash prize and career support. This year’s finalists[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince. Agenda Agenda[...]
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam 7:30 pm
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam @ DC Pavilion
Jun 15 @ 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[...]
Jeff Antoniuk & The Jazz Update 8:00 pm
Jeff Antoniuk & The Jazz Update
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
The tenor saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk plays straight-ahead jazz with his sights set on what lies just past the horizon; his tone is broad and self-sufficient. Here he brings his quartet, Jazz Update, featuring Wade Beach[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va. restaurant. $10 Cover, no minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 15 @ 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[...]
Nicole Saphos Trio 8:00 pm
Nicole Saphos Trio @ Gallery OonH
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Nicole Saphos plays bass and sings her arrangements of standards, as well as originals. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
Stacey Kent 8:00 pm
Stacey Kent @ Blues Alley
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Straight ahead vocalist Stacy Kent sings with a delicate, clean and crisp tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. ***Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. shows are sold out. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
The Beat Fairy 8:00 pm
The Beat Fairy @ Sotto
Jun 15 @ 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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* Michael Thomas Quintet 5:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm
Tenaciously swinging and lyrically playful, the trumpeter Michael Thomas tends toward the Jazz Messengers’ strain of uncompromising hard-bop. His searing tone and dipping-and-diving improvisations have a lot in common with the work of Lee Morgan,[...]
Jazz at the Yards [Day 1] 5:00 pm
Jazz at the Yards [Day 1] @ Yards Park
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm
Jazz at the Yards kicks off with a free night of vocalists: Smooth-voiced and soulful, Lori Williams is one of the most riveting straight-ahead jazz vocalists in D.C. She plays in Saltman Knowles, the Blackbyrds,[...]
Baakari Wilder: Happy Birthday, Brother Black 6:00 pm
Baakari Wilder: Happy Birthday, ... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
Tap dancer Baakari Wilder, whose performed with Wynton Marsalis on broadway, leads a tribute to “Brother Black” at Westminster’s jazz night. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 16 @ 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[...]
TrioVera 6:00 pm
TrioVera @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
TrioVera perform contemporary 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 Northwest[...]
Lionel Lyles 6:30 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Sotto
Jun 16 @ 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[...]
* Before & After: A DownBeat listening session with Odean Pope 7:00 pm
* Before & After: A DownBeat lis... @ NYU Washington - Abramson Family Auditorium
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm
The saxophone great Odean Pope will engage with Willard Jenkins, artistic director of the DC Jazz Festival, in an official “Before & After” listening session. The transcript of the session will appear in the pages[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, by now a fixture of the scene, has a hard-driving and sparely metallic sound. It’s like Dexter Gordon’s and Sonny Rollins’, to the old-school buff, but he casts their[...]
* Mark G. Meadows & The Movement 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & The Movement @ Gallery OonH
Jun 16 @ 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. With his[...]
Stacey Kent 8:00 pm
Stacey Kent @ Blues Alley
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm
Straight ahead vocalist Stacy Kent sings with a delicate, clean and crisp tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. ***Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. shows are sold out. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Tim Whalen Quintet 9:00 pm
* Tim Whalen Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 16 @ 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
Jun 16 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 16 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 16 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
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* Jazz at the Yards Day 2, feat. Robert Glasper, Kenny Garrett
* Jazz at the Yards Day 2, feat.... @ Yards Park
Jun 17 all-day
The first full day of festivities at the DC Jazz Festival’s stage at Yards Park includes: Robert Glasper leads his band, the Experiment. You could call this the epitome of a technically skilled jam band,[...]
* Lenny Robinson’s Monk Groove 2:00 pm
* Lenny Robinson’s Monk Groove @ Fort Dupont Activities Center
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm
Lenny Robinson’s kit is the inside of his brain, its drum heads the resonant walls where his ideas ricochet and collide. Some dissolve, some take hold; some are frustrated, some streamline into a complete statement.[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Julia Nixon 6:15 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 17 @ 6:15 pm
A veteran of musical theater (notably, she played the lead in the original Broadway presentation of Dreamgirls), Julian Nixon incorporates jazz standards and originals into her own personal brand of R&B. Two separate sets at[...]
David Lighton Trio 6:30 pm
David Lighton Trio @ Sotto
Jun 17 @ 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
Jun 17 @ 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[...]
* Allison Crockett 8:00 pm
* Allison Crockett @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm
Every Saturday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Allison Crockett blends neo-soul; new-school, uptown jazz; and city blues into something that’s logically[...]
Stacey Kent 8:00 pm
Stacey Kent @ Blues Alley
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm
Straight ahead vocalist Stacy Kent sings with a delicate, clean and crisp tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. ***Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. shows are sold out. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 17 @ 9:00 pm
Tenaciously swinging and lyrically playful, the trumpeter Michael Thomas tends toward the Jazz Messengers’ strain of uncompromising hard-bop. His searing tone and dipping-and-diving improvisations have a lot in common with the work of Lee Morgan,[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 17 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 17 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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* Jazz at the Yards, Day 3 feat. Gregory Porter, Black Violin
* Jazz at the Yards, Day 3 feat.... @ Yards Park
Jun 18 all-day
The main festivities of the DC Jazz Festival close out on the third day at Yards Park. Gregory Porter’s powerful voice runs from limpid to barbed and straining — but he’s always deliberate, always in[...]
DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 18 @ 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
Jun 18 @ 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
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jun 18 @ 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
Jun 18 @ 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,[...]
* Anthony Nelson Quartet 8:00 pm
* Anthony Nelson Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
Anthony Nelson is a multi-talented reeds player, though he typically sticks to the tenor saxophone. He has a burnished, stout sound and a lightning-quick improvisational attack. He sometimes performs with a strolling trio (only bass[...]
Stacey Kent 8:00 pm
Stacey Kent @ Blues Alley
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
Straight ahead vocalist Stacy Kent sings with a delicate, clean and crisp tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. ***Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. shows are sold out. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 18 @ 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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* Linda May Han Oh 8:00 pm
* Linda May Han Oh @ Blues Alley
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
Linda Oh is a young bass player living in Harlem who explores the city’s jazz heritage through faithful expansion. She performs on both electric and acoustic bass, getting sturdy and swift sounds out of both[...]
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 20 @ 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
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Jun 20 @ 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[...]
Memphis Gold 8:00 pm
Memphis Gold @ Blues Alley
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
Memphis Gold performs electrified delta blues and swinging Stax-style Memphis blues. 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[...]
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee 8:00 pm
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee @ Sotto
Jun 20 @ 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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* Nasar Abadey and Charles Covington Duo 6:00 pm
* Nasar Abadey and Charles Covin... @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm
For decades the drummer Nasar Abadey has been a bandleader and lodestar on the D.C. jazz scene, marching a restless swing beat through years of venue closings and closed ranks. He performs in a duo[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 21 @ 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[...]
* John Lee Funk Trio 8:00 pm
* John Lee Funk Trio @ Sotto
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee leads a jazz-funk guitar trio nearly every Wednesday at Sotto. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Chaise Lounge 8:00 pm
Chaise Lounge @ Blues Alley
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
In Chaise Lounge’s music, bossa nova meshes with other forms of classic pop. The sextet features Marilyn Older on vocals, Charlie Barnett on guitar, Pete Ostle on bass, John Jensen on trombone, Gary Gregg on[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Nicole Saphos-John Lee Duo 8:00 pm
Nicole Saphos-John Lee Duo @ Sotto
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee performs in a duo with steady swinging bassist Nicole Saphos, performing standards and each other’s originals. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
Recess Bureau 8:00 pm
Recess Bureau @ Twins Jazz
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
Connecticut based fusion band Recess Bureau 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 21 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 22 @ 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[...]
Chamber Dance Project: Ballet, Brass & Song 7:30 pm
Chamber Dance Project: <i>Ballet... @ Sidney Harman Hall
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm
The Chamber Dance Project presents Ballet, Brass & Song, an exploration of live dance, jazz and classical music performances. The night includes five performances of works that combine the dexterity and grace of ballet with everything[...]
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam 7:30 pm
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam @ DC Pavilion
Jun 22 @ 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[...]
* Raul Midon 8:00 pm
* Raul Midon @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
New Mexico born and New York bred guitarist and singer Raul Midon easily conjures images of Bill Withers and Paul Simon with his passionate yet mild demeanor and great ear for musical exploration. His own[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Twins Jazz Orchestra is made up of some of the finest, young jazz musicians that the District of Columbia has to offer. Under director of Thad Wilson, professor of Jazz Studies at George Washington[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jun 22 @ 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[...]
Nicole Henry 8:00 pm
Nicole Henry @ Blues Alley
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
Nicole Henry is a jazz vocalist. Billboard Magazine wrote that Henry has “a distinctive, potent voice and she’s poised on the cusp of bigger things.” Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda[...]
The Beat Fairy 8:00 pm
The Beat Fairy @ Sotto
Jun 22 @ 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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* Nico Sarbanes: Tribute to Chet Baker 6:00 pm
* Nico Sarbanes: Tribute to Chet... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm
Trumpeter Nico Sarbanes, who channels the sumptuous styling of Chet Baker, is also known as a presenter in Baltimore, where he curates a monthly series at An die Musik. He leads a tribute to Chet[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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[...]
Chamber Dance Project: Ballet, Brass & Song 7:30 pm
Chamber Dance Project: <i>Ballet... @ Sidney Harman Hall
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Chamber Dance Project presents Ballet, Brass & Song, an exploration of live dance, jazz and classical music performances. The night includes five performances of works that combine the dexterity and grace of ballet with everything[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist and pianist Aaron Myers tugs jazz standards down into cozy, soul-warming territory. He also writes his own tunes, often with a heavy blues influence. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed’s JoGo Project 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed’s JoGo Pro... @ Lubber Run Amphitheater
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed came up in the D.C. area, the rare ’90s baby enamored with the jazz greats. But he couldn’t help picking up some hometown music pride along the way—and for[...]
* Pat Martino Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Pat Martino Organ Trio @ Blues Alley
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Pat Martino ascended in the era of jazz-rock demagoguery, but he was an exception to prove a rule: a dangerously young guitarist with reaching, East-oriented inclinations – but indefatigable chops and vigorous sense of swing[...]
* Kenny Rittehouse w/ the Bob Murad Trio 9:00 pm
* Kenny Rittehouse w/ the Bob Mu... @ Twins Jazz
Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm
Soulful and swingin’ trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse is joined by pianist Bob Murad’s trio. A member of The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, and a professor at George Mason University, Rittenhouse ties together[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 23 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 23 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
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The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Jun 24 @ 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe Quintet performs a mix of jazz, blues, funk, latin, bossa nova, pop and more. They play the brunch every week at L’Hommage Bistro Francais Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Thinking About Jazz: Chet Baker, Long Road to Recovery 1:00 pm
Thinking About Jazz: <i>Chet Bak... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm
In this installment of the Westminster educational series “Thinking About Jazz,” WPFW DJ and jazz historian Rusty Hassan gives a talk about Chet Baker’s troubled life and career. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
* Fred Foss Ensemble 6:30 pm
* Fred Foss Ensemble @ Wesley United Methodist
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm
The warm and sonorous reeds player Fred Foss is masterful on both alto and tenor saxophones, as well as flute. He’s mentored a range of the District’s major talent, from the internationally-renowned bassist Ben Williams[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Jun 24 @ 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[...]
Chamber Dance Project: Ballet, Brass & Song 7:30 pm
Chamber Dance Project: <i>Ballet... @ Sidney Harman Hall
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm
The Chamber Dance Project presents Ballet, Brass & Song, an exploration of live dance, jazz and classical music performances. The night includes five performances of works that combine the dexterity and grace of ballet with everything[...]
* Akua Allrich 8:00 pm
* Akua Allrich @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 24 @ 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. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* Pat Martino Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Pat Martino Organ Trio @ Blues Alley
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
Pat Martino ascended in the era of jazz-rock demagoguery, but he was an exception to prove a rule: a dangerously young guitarist with reaching, East-oriented inclinations – but indefatigable chops and vigorous sense of swing[...]
* Kenny Rittehouse w/ the Bob Murad Trio 9:00 pm
* Kenny Rittehouse w/ the Bob Mu... @ Twins Jazz
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm
Soulful and swingin’ trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse is joined by pianist Bob Murad’s trio. A member of The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, and a professor at George Mason University, Rittenhouse ties together[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 24 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 24 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 25 @ 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
Jun 25 @ 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[...]
* Allen Jones Trio (JITB) 2:00 pm
* Allen Jones Trio (JITB) @ Goethe-Institut
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm
Drummer, and former Capitalbop contributor, Allen Jones is one of the hungriest young cats on the scene. Although he plays sidemen to many of DC’s great musicians, he strikes out here with his own trio.[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jun 25 @ 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
Jun 25 @ 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,[...]
Wyomme Pariss & Friends 8:00 pm
Wyomme Pariss & Friends @ Blues Alley
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm
Gospel/soul vocalist Wyomme Pariss performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 25 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* David Murray and Kahil El’Zabar Duo 9:00 pm
* David Murray and Kahil El’Zaba... @ Rhizome DC
Jun 25 @ 9:00 pm
It’s easy to talk about the way jazz developed in the 1970s and ’80s without mentioning saxophonist David Murray, and many have done it – it was a quicksilver time for the music, and there’s[...]
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* Chris Potter Quartet 8:00 pm
* Chris Potter Quartet @ Blues Alley
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
Chris Potter, one of the most technically astonishing, and frequently heartrending tenor saxophonists and imaginative composers of today. He performs with his quartet in celebration of his new release on ECM, The Dream is the Dreamer.[...]
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
Peter Beets Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Beets Trio @ Blues Alley
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Peter Beets performs straight-head with a little step and stride. 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[...]
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee 8:00 pm
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee @ Sotto
Jun 27 @ 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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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 28 @ 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[...]
* John Lee Funk Trio 8:00 pm
* John Lee Funk Trio @ Sotto
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee leads a jazz-funk guitar trio nearly every Wednesday at Sotto. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Joe Vetter Quartet 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter leads a straight-ahead jazz quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 28 @ 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[...]
Willie Jones III Quintet 8:00 pm
Willie Jones III Quintet @ Blues Alley
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
Willie Jones III is one of the most prolific drummers and sidemen around, having performed with legends like Horace Silver and Cedar Walton and regularly touring earlier in his career with Wynton Marsalis and Roy[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm
A promising young alto saxophonist, John Kocur has an unequivocally clear and forceful tone, and deploys it in precise but expressive solos. They call the kid “the smoker” for something. He tends to write post-bop[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince. Agenda Agenda[...]
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam 7:30 pm
DC Pavilion Jazz Jam @ DC Pavilion
Jun 29 @ 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[...]
* Tosin Beats 8:00 pm
* Tosin Beats @ Twins Jazz
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Maryland-based composer, percussionist and vocalist Tosin Beats makes energizing, ecstatic afro-jazz fusion that sounds if Fela Kuti picked up more of a Weather Report/Return to Forever sound in the 70s.  One thing is for certain;[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va. restaurant. $10 Cover, no minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 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[...]
Theo Rosenfeld 8:00 pm
Theo Rosenfeld @ Twins Jazz
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxman and reed player Theo Rosenfeld, a rising appreincice of the DC jazz scene, returns from his studies at Oberlin College to show the district what he’s learned. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
YXplainit 8:00 pm
YXplainit @ Blues Alley
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
YXplainit perform soul/R&B jazz fusion. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
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* Celebration for Nasar Abadey 6:00 pm
* Celebration for Nasar Abadey @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm
For decades the drummer Nasar Abadey has been a bandleader and lodestar on the D.C. jazz scene, marching a restless swing beat through years of venue closings and closed ranks. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Victor Provost 6:00 pm
* Victor Provost @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jun 30 @ 6:00 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. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 30 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 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[...]
Carol Riddick & Friends 8:00 pm
Carol Riddick & Friends @ Blues Alley
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
The Philadelphia-based vocalist Carol Riddick, who has recorded behind Anthony Hamilton, Jill Scott and other notables, performs her own R&B repertoire here. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Lionel Lyles 8:00 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
Lionel Lyles is usually found leading his quintet, a versatile group of musicians based out of Baltimore, Maryland and graduates of Morgan State University. They are versed in a range of styles from  straight ahead[...]
* Anthony Nelson Quartet 9:00 pm
* Anthony Nelson Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm
Anthony Nelson is a multi-talented reeds player, though he typically sticks to the tenor saxophone. He has a burnished, stout sound and a lightning-quick improvisational attack. He sometimes performs with a strolling trio (only bass[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 30 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 30 @ 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[...]