DC Jazz Calendar

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The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Jul 1 @ 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe Quintet performs a mix of jazz, blues, funk, latin, bossa nova, pop and more. They play the brunch every week at L’Hommage Bistro Francais Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jul 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
David Lighton Trio 6:30 pm
David Lighton Trio @ Sotto
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 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[...]
* Azar Lawrence Quartet 8:00 pm
* Azar Lawrence Quartet @ Blues Alley
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm
The incendiary tenor saxophonist Azar Lawrence is principally indebted to John Coltrane, and has performed with the likes of McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis. Here he leads a straight-ahead quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
* Anthony Nelson Quartet 9:00 pm
* Anthony Nelson Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jul 1 @ 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[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 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,[...]
* Azar Lawrence Quartet 8:00 pm
* Azar Lawrence Quartet @ Blues Alley
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm
The incendiary tenor saxophonist Azar Lawrence is principally indebted to John Coltrane, and has performed with the likes of McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis. Here he leads a straight-ahead quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 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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Eric Felten Orchestra: The Big Band Sound of WWII 8:00 pm
Eric Felten Orchestra: <i>The Bi... @ Blues Alley
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm
The trombonist Eric Felten plays trombone and sings. Aside from hosting a jazz show on Voice of America Television, he leads an acclaimed jazz orchestra. Tonight they perform a program of iconic World War II[...]
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 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[...]
The 512 Experience 8:00 pm
The 512 Experience @ Blues Alley
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm
The 512 Experience is a local R&B/neo-soul band. 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[...]
Tissa Khosla 8:00 pm
Tissa Khosla @ Twins Jazz
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm
Mumbai by way of Tallahassee saxophonist Tissa Khosla favors a tone like Coleman Hawkins’, airy yet strong and solid. Two separate sets a 8 and 10 p.m.   Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jul 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[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jul 6 @ 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
Jul 6 @ 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
Jul 6 @ 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
Jul 6 @ 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[...]
* Jean Carne 8:00 pm
* Jean Carne @ Blues Alley
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm
The renowned R&B vocalist Jean Carne, who sang lead parts on the first two Earth, Wind & Fire albums, was also the last singer to play with Duke Ellington before his death. Two separate sets[...]
Andrew Latona 8:00 pm
Andrew Latona @ Twins Jazz
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Andrew Latona 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 Shaw[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jul 6 @ 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
Jul 6 @ 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 Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 7 @ 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[...]
* Jean Carne 8:00 pm
* Jean Carne @ Blues Alley
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm
The renowned R&B vocalist Jean Carne, who sang lead parts on the first two Earth, Wind & Fire albums, was also the last singer to play with Duke Ellington before his death. Two separate sets[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm
Dial 251 is a funk- and pop-infused sextet, featuring Bryan McEntire on tenor saxophone, Charles Whalen on trumpet, Mark Johnson on guitar, Russ Rodgers on bass and Greg Reaves on drums. Two separate sets at[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jul 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[...]
Tony Martucci 9:00 pm
Tony Martucci @ Twins Jazz
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm
A frequent sideman and bandleader in the D.C. area, the drummer Tony Martucci plays bop with a lightly dabbed, clarion swing on the ride cymbal. Two separate sets at 9 & 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jul 7 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe Quintet performs a mix of jazz, blues, funk, latin, bossa nova, pop and more. They play the brunch every week at L’Hommage Bistro Francais Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Jul 8 @ 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[...]
* Jean Carne 8:00 pm
* Jean Carne @ Blues Alley
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm
The renowned R&B vocalist Jean Carne, who sang lead parts on the first two Earth, Wind & Fire albums, was also the last singer to play with Duke Ellington before his death. Two separate sets[...]
Tony Martucci 9:00 pm
Tony Martucci @ Twins Jazz
Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm
A frequent sideman and bandleader in the D.C. area, the drummer Tony Martucci plays bop with a lightly dabbed, clarion swing on the ride cymbal. Two separate sets at 9 & 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jul 8 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
9
DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul 9 @ 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,[...]
* Jean Carne 8:00 pm
* Jean Carne @ Blues Alley
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm
The renowned R&B vocalist Jean Carne, who sang lead parts on the first two Earth, Wind & Fire albums, was also the last singer to play with Duke Ellington before his death. Two separate sets[...]
* Sarah Hughes 8:00 pm
* Sarah Hughes @ Twins Jazz
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Sara Hughes has a sharp sense of melody and shapes her straight-ahead sensibilities with her flighty playing. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jul 9 @ 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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Robert Mwamba 8:00 pm
Robert Mwamba @ Blues Alley
Jul 10 @ 8:00 pm
Zambian born guitarist Robert Mwamba blends Latin, soul, R&B, and other styles into his recipe for “jazz.” Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jul 11 @ 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
Jul 11 @ 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
Jul 11 @ 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
Jul 11 @ 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[...]
Lila Hood 8:00 pm
Lila Hood @ Blues Alley
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm
Jazz violinist Lila Hood 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[...]
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee 8:00 pm
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee @ Sotto
Jul 11 @ 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
Jul 12 @ 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
Jul 12 @ 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
Jul 12 @ 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[...]
Jay Williams 8:00 pm
Jay Williams @ Blues Alley
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm
Veteran DC session and touring drummer Jay Williams 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[...]
Keigo Hirakawa Trio 8:00 pm
Keigo Hirakawa Trio @ Twins Jazz
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm
The Keigo Hirakawa Trio plays straight ahead. 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
Jul 12 @ 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
Jul 12 @ 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
Jul 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[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jul 13 @ 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
Jul 13 @ 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
Jul 13 @ 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[...]
* Brad Linde Trio 8:00 pm
* Brad Linde Trio @ Sotto
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm
The enterprising area saxophonist Brad Linde, whose conscientious and beam-like sound descends cleanly from his cool jazz idols, is always introducing new ensembles and new ideas. Here he plays with a trio, a departure from[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va. restaurant. $10 Cover, no minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ Blues Alley
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Marcus Johnson makes highly danceable smooth jazz, with strong inflections of funk. He frequently indulges in pop covers, and is arguably the city’s best-known smooth jazz musician. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Marty Nau 8:00 pm
Marty Nau @ Twins Jazz
Jul 13 @ 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[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Jul 13 @ 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
Jul 13 @ 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 Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jul 14 @ 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[...]
Michael Thomas Quintet: Tribute to Lee Morgan 6:00 pm
Michael Thomas Quintet: <i>Tribu... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm
Tenaciously swinging and lyrically playful, the trumpeter Michael Thomas tends toward the Jazz Messengers’ strain of uncompromising hard-bop. His searing tone and dipping-and-diving improvisations have a lot in common with the work of Lee Morgan,[...]
Lionel Lyles 6:30 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Sotto
Jul 14 @ 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[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Jul 14 @ 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[...]
Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ Blues Alley
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Marcus Johnson makes highly danceable smooth jazz, with strong inflections of funk. He frequently indulges in pop covers, and is arguably the city’s best-known smooth jazz musician. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
* Alex Snydman 9:00 pm
* Alex Snydman
Jul 14 @ 9:00 pm
The drummer Alex Snydman composes sleek tunes that wiggle around between swing feel and a newer sense of playfulness – sashaying, punchy, slightly warped. He tends to play pert, contemporary-sounding grooves on the drums. The[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jul 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jul 14 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jul 14 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe Quintet performs a mix of jazz, blues, funk, latin, bossa nova, pop and more. They play the brunch every week at L’Hommage Bistro Francais Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jul 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Julia Nixon 6:15 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ Blues Alley
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Marcus Johnson makes highly danceable smooth jazz, with strong inflections of funk. He frequently indulges in pop covers, and is arguably the city’s best-known smooth jazz musician. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
* Alex Snydman 9:00 pm
* Alex Snydman
Jul 15 @ 9:00 pm
The drummer Alex Snydman composes sleek tunes that wiggle around between swing feel and a newer sense of playfulness – sashaying, punchy, slightly warped. He tends to play pert, contemporary-sounding grooves on the drums. The[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jul 16 @ 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[...]
* Steve Novosel 6:00 pm
* Steve Novosel @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm
Every concert given by bassist Steve Novosel feels intimate, thanks to his careful and loving command of the instrument and the earthy boldness of his sound. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Kuba Cichocki’s Audubon Lab Experiment 8:00 pm
Kuba Cichocki’s Audubon Lab Expe... @ Twins Jazz
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm
Electric pianist and composer Kuba Cichocki leads the Audubon Lab Experiment, a quartet that combines elements of jazz, funk, R&B, rock, avant-garde and Latin music. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ Blues Alley
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Marcus Johnson makes highly danceable smooth jazz, with strong inflections of funk. He frequently indulges in pop covers, and is arguably the city’s best-known smooth jazz musician. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jul 16 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jul 17 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a farm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing in the school of Jim Hall. He performs in a duo. One drink minimum, no cover. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jul 17 @ 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman pairs with a fellow musician, often another jazz guitarist, for a friendly sparring session. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Dave Detwiler & The White House Band 8:00 pm
Dave Detwiler & The White House ... @ Blues Alley
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm
After a quarter century with the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, trumpeter Dave Detwiler now leads The White House Band. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jul 18 @ 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[...]
Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jul 18 @ 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman pairs with a fellow musician, often another jazz guitarist, for a friendly sparring session. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 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[...]
Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Band 8:00 pm
Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Band @ Blues Alley
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm
The EWF Tribute Band performs the music of Earth, Wind and Fire. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee 8:00 pm
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee @ Sotto
Jul 18 @ 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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Vaughn Ambrose 6:00 pm
Vaughn Ambrose @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm
Vaughn Ambrose is a talented soprano and tenor saxophonist, with strong roots in the hard-bop tradition. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jul 19 @ 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
Jul 19 @ 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[...]
* Heart of the Ghost / Jonah Parzen-Johnson 8:00 pm
* Heart of the Ghost / Jonah Par... @ Rhizome DC
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm
Creative music trio Heart of the Ghost is the result of a collaboration by mutually admiring musicians. Drummer Ian McColm, saxophonist Jarrett Gilgore and bassist Luke Stewart (a c0-founder and editor of Capitalbop) are three[...]
* John Lee Funk Trio 8:00 pm
* John Lee Funk Trio @ Sotto
Jul 19 @ 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
Jul 19 @ 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
Jul 19 @ 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[...]
Nestor Torres 8:00 pm
Nestor Torres @ Blues Alley
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm
Latin jazz flautist Nestor Torres 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jul 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[...]
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Take 5!: Michael Gallant Trio 5:00 pm
<i>Take 5!</i>: Michael Gallant ... @ American Art Museum
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm
Michael Gallant leads a straight-ahead trio, switching between piano and synths. 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[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 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[...]
* Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band 8:00 pm
* Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jaz... @ Blues Alley
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm
A congas player of the highest order, Poncho Sanchez has played with acts ranging from Cal Tjader to Mongo Santamaría to Hugh Masekela. In 2011, he released a much-touted record with Terence Blanchard, “Chano y[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 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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* Mavis Waters Jazz Ensemble 6:00 pm
* Mavis Waters Jazz Ensemble @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm
The astounding vocalist Mavis Waters performs with an all star 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[...]
* The Jo-Go Project 6:00 pm
* The Jo-Go Project @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jul 21 @ 6:00 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[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jul 21 @ 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
Jul 21 @ 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[...]
* Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band 8:00 pm
* Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jaz... @ Blues Alley
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
A congas player of the highest order, Poncho Sanchez has played with acts ranging from Cal Tjader to Mongo Santamaría to Hugh Masekela. In 2011, he released a much-touted record with Terence Blanchard, “Chano y[...]
Jeff Weintraub 8:00 pm
Jeff Weintraub @ Mr. Henry's
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
DC baritone and jazz vocalist Jeff Weintraub performs standards culled from the jazz classics, the great American songbook, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, the Beatles and more from the standards of Anglo-american rock and[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jul 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[...]
Ted Chubb 9:00 pm
Ted Chubb @ Twins Jazz
Jul 21 @ 9:00 pm
Trombonist Ted Chubb performs straight-ahead. 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jul 21 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jul 21 @ 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
Jul 22 @ 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe Quintet performs a mix of jazz, blues, funk, latin, bossa nova, pop and more. They play the brunch every week at L’Hommage Bistro Francais Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Jul 22 @ 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[...]
* Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band 8:00 pm
* Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jaz... @ Blues Alley
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm
A congas player of the highest order, Poncho Sanchez has played with acts ranging from Cal Tjader to Mongo Santamaría to Hugh Masekela. In 2011, he released a much-touted record with Terence Blanchard, “Chano y[...]
Batida Diferente 8:00 pm
Batida Diferente @ Mr. Henry's
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm
Batida Diferente are a quartet that blend the tranquil sounds of traditional Brazilian music in reworkings of timeless jazz standards and other covers. The lead vocals, Kim Scudera sings with a bluesy folk-like tone that[...]
Ted Chubb 9:00 pm
Ted Chubb @ Twins Jazz
Jul 22 @ 9:00 pm
Trombonist Ted Chubb performs straight-ahead. 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[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jul 22 @ 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
Jul 22 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jul 23 @ 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
Jul 23 @ 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
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jul 23 @ 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[...]
Maiesha Collins 6:00 pm
Maiesha Collins @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Maiesha Collins 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band 8:00 pm
* Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jaz... @ Blues Alley
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm
A congas player of the highest order, Poncho Sanchez has played with acts ranging from Cal Tjader to Mongo Santamaría to Hugh Masekela. In 2011, he released a much-touted record with Terence Blanchard, “Chano y[...]
Justin Lees 8:00 pm
Justin Lees @ Twins Jazz
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm
Though now based in New York City, Justin Lees began his tenure as a swinging yet straight-focused guitarist in Washington, DC. He learned at the heels of several DC guitarist, including Rick Whitehead, Bill Biesecker[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jul 23 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jul 24 @ 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman pairs with a fellow musician, often another jazz guitarist, for a friendly sparring session. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Jul 24 @ 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[...]
Bléz 8:00 pm
Bléz @ Blues Alley
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm
Bléz performs a mix of soul and R&B. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan 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
Jul 25 @ 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[...]
Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jul 25 @ 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman pairs with a fellow musician, often another jazz guitarist, for a friendly sparring session. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul 25 @ 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[...]
Jeff Antoniuk – Paul Bollenback Quintet 8:00 pm
Jeff Antoniuk – Paul Bollenback ... @ Blues Alley
Jul 25 @ 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 pair with guitarist Paul Bollenback to co-lead a[...]
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee 8:00 pm
Sotto Sessions w/ John Lee @ Sotto
Jul 25 @ 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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* Al Strong 6:00 pm
* Al Strong @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm
The DC-born trumpeter and Duke Ellington school educated Al Strong flits between various jazz styles on his first CD, Love Strong Vol. 1, with great familiarity. Whether injecting his primarily bop and straight-ahead sound with some[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 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[...]
Dialectical Imagination 8:00 pm
Dialectical Imagination @ Twins Jazz
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm
Piano/drum duo Dialectical Imagination make imaginative, avant-garde-edged jazz that almost sounds more like metal than jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia[...]
Leron Young 8:00 pm
Leron Young @ Blues Alley
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm
Leron Young is a multi-talented guitarist who loves to share his talent by teaching and performing. His performance experience has ranged from Chuck Brown to Patti Labell and everything in between. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 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[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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[...]
* Brad Linde Trio 8:00 pm
* Brad Linde Trio @ Sotto
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm
The enterprising area saxophonist Brad Linde, whose conscientious and beam-like sound descends cleanly from his cool jazz idols, is always introducing new ensembles and new ideas. Here he plays with a trio, a departure from[...]
* The Jack Waugh Quartet 8:00 pm
* The Jack Waugh Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm
Jack Waugh, one of the city’s top-tier talents on the six string guitar, leads his own quartet. Two separate sets 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia[...]
Loston Harris 8:00 pm
Loston Harris @ Blues Alley
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm
The protégé of Ellis Marsalis, swinging pianist and vocalist Loston Harris thumbs through the pages of the Great American Songbook, looking for little-known gems as well as evoking gold-plated classics. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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 Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jul 28 @ 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[...]
The Wolfolk Group feat. Sendy Brown 6:00 pm
The Wolfolk Group feat. Sendy Brown @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm
No other information available at this time. 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[...]
Lionel Lyles 6:30 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Sotto
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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[...]
Melba Moore 8:00 pm
Melba Moore @ Blues Alley
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
* Cecil Brooks III 9:00 pm
* Cecil Brooks III @ Twins Jazz
Jul 28 @ 9:00 pm
Drummer Cecil Brooks III is usually found accompanying saxophonist Anthony Nelson. Nelson joins him here, as do Hope Udobi on piano and Herman Burney on bass, as Cecil leads his own version of the quartet. Two[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jul 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[...]
Jazz Night at the Movies: Let’s Get Lost 9:15 pm
Jazz Night at the Movies: <i>Let... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jul 28 @ 9:15 pm
Jazz night in DC hosts a screening of Let’s Get Lost, Bruce Weber’s comprehensive, poetic portrait of cool jazz icon Chet Baker. 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
Jul 28 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe Quintet performs a mix of jazz, blues, funk, latin, bossa nova, pop and more. They play the brunch every week at L’Hommage Bistro Francais Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
David Lighton Trio 6:30 pm
David Lighton Trio @ Sotto
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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[...]
Melba Moore 8:00 pm
Melba Moore @ Blues Alley
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Tarea Anderson 8:00 pm
Tarea Anderson @ Mr. Henry's
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm
D.C. area native Tarea Anderson mixes old-school jazz and soul. 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[...]
* Cecil Brooks III 9:00 pm
* Cecil Brooks III @ Twins Jazz
Jul 29 @ 9:00 pm
Drummer Cecil Brooks III is usually found accompanying saxophonist Anthony Nelson. Nelson joins him here, as do Hope Udobi on piano and Herman Burney on bass, as Cecil leads his own version of the quartet. Two[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jul 30 @ 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[...]
Kristine Key 6:00 pm
Kristine Key @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm
The smooth-voiced and wistful singer Kristine Key performs here with a small combo. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Dahi Devine 8:00 pm
Dahi Devine @ Twins Jazz
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Dahi Devine plays straight-ahead with flavors of Mehldau-modernism and West African rhythms. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
Melba Moore 8:00 pm
Melba Moore @ Blues Alley
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jul 30 @ 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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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jul 31 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician most Monday evenings at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. One drink minimum, no cover.[...]
Carl “C-Man” Anderson 8:00 pm
Carl “C-Man” Anderson @ Blues Alley
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer and vocalist Carl “C-Man” Anderson plays a mix of funk, gospel, jazz and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]