DC Jazz Calendar

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* Sharón Clark: Westminster Labor Day Special 6:00 pm
* Sharón Clark: Westminster Labo... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Sharón Clark has a powerful voice and tends to sing a combination of Great American Songbook standards and postwar pop tunes. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Sep 1 @ 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[...]
Chris Thomas King 8:00 pm
Chris Thomas King @ Blues Alley
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Thomas King aims to revitalize the shrinking realm of Southern, true-to-form blues music with infusions of hip-hop and other contemporary ideas. He draws on lessons learned in his hometown of New[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Sep 1 @ 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[...]
* Tim Whalen Quintet 9:00 pm
* Tim Whalen Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Nicole Saphos 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos @ Sotto
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos plays bass and sings her arrangements of standards, as well as originals. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Sep 2 @ 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[...]
Chris Thomas King 8:00 pm
Chris Thomas King @ Blues Alley
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Thomas King aims to revitalize the shrinking realm of Southern, true-to-form blues music with infusions of hip-hop and other contemporary ideas. He draws on lessons learned in his hometown of New[...]
Heather Maxwell 8:00 pm
Heather Maxwell @ Mr. Henry's
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm
You may recognize Heather Maxwell’s voice from her Voice of America program “Music Time in Africa.” She is a student of West African music, specifically Mali, but performs the standards with a clean tone. Agenda[...]
* Tim Whalen Quintet 9:00 pm
* Tim Whalen Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm
The pianist, composer and arranger Tim Whalen puts none of those roles above the other: He’s a fierce improviser with debt to the bebop greats; he also writes magnificent, interleaved pieces for mid-size ensemble. That’s[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 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[...]
Chris Thomas King 8:00 pm
Chris Thomas King @ Blues Alley
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Thomas King aims to revitalize the shrinking realm of Southern, true-to-form blues music with infusions of hip-hop and other contemporary ideas. He draws on lessons learned in his hometown of New[...]
Jacie Lee 8:00 pm
Jacie Lee @ Twins Jazz
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz/neo-soul/still figuring out her place vocalist Jacie Lee performs, accompanied by The Wayne Wilentz Trio. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 4 @ 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.[...]
Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Sep 4 @ 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[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Sep 5 @ 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.[...]
Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 5 @ 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[...]
Scott “Bugs” Allen 8:00 pm
Scott “Bugs” Allen @ Blues Alley
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist/trumpeter Scott “Bugs” Allen 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[...]
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 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[...]
Kurt Rosenwinkel 8:00 pm
Kurt Rosenwinkel @ Blues Alley
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm
Kurt Rosenwinkel is one of the world’s greatest guitar players, and his distinctive style is at once ethereal and jagged. He has mastered everything from jazz standards to John Scofield-esque jazz-funk-rock fusion. Two separate sets[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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[...]
* Mike Stern-Dennis Chambers 8:00 pm
* Mike Stern-Dennis Chambers @ Blues Alley
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm
Having graced the stage with the greats like Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Billy Cobham and much more, the Grammy nominated guitarist is most certainly one of the great guitar Gods of the last century. He[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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: “Strunkin’” 6:00 pm
* Leigh Pilzer: “Strunkin’” @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 8 @ 6:00 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[...]
3 Divas & Friends 6:00 pm
3 Divas & Friends @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm
The 3 Divas – bassist Amy Shook, pianist Jackie Warren and drummer Sherrie Maricle – perform at Westminster with some of their friends. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Sep 8 @ 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[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Sep 8 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Sep 8 @ 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[...]
The Flail 9:00 pm
The Flail @ Twins Jazz
Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm
Modern jazz quintet The Flail performs. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Sep 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Sep 8 @ 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
Sep 9 @ 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[...]
Pavel Urkiza 3:07 pm
Pavel Urkiza @ Twins Jazz
Sep 9 @ 3:07 pm – 4:06 pm
Ukranian-Cuban guitarist Pavel Urkiza plays acoustic, Cuban 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[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Sep 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[...]
Nicole Saphos 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos @ Sotto
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos plays bass and sings her arrangements of standards, as well as originals. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
David Lighton Trio 6:30 pm
David Lighton Trio @ Sotto
Sep 9 @ 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
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
The Flail 9:00 pm
The Flail @ Twins Jazz
Sep 9 @ 9:00 pm
Modern jazz quintet The Flail performs. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Sep 9 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Sep 10 @ 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[...]
Terry Marshall 6:00 pm
Terry Marshall @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist and composer Terry Marshall plays 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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[...]
Neotolia 8:00 pm
Neotolia @ Twins Jazz
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm
Neotolia performs a mix of Mediterranean folk music and 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 11 @ 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.[...]
Jarrod Lawson 8:00 pm
Jarrod Lawson @ Blues Alley
Sep 11 @ 8:00 pm
Keyboardist and vocalist Jarrod Lawson 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[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Sep 12 @ 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.[...]
Sotto Sessions with Ele Rubenstein 7:00 pm
Sotto Sessions with Ele Rubenstein @ Sotto
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm
Drummer Ele Rubenstein leads a weekly jam session at Sotto. 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[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 12 @ 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[...]
Swing Shift 8:00 pm
Swing Shift @ Blues Alley
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm
The 18-piece big band Swing Shift performs classics from the big band and swing era. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
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Lionel Lyles 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm
Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags c CapitalBop's[...]
Nicole Saphos-John Lee Duo 7:00 pm
Nicole Saphos-John Lee Duo @ Sotto
Sep 13 @ 7:00 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[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Sep 13 @ 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
Sep 13 @ 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[...]
De’Sean Jones & Knomadik 8:00 pm
De’Sean Jones & Knomadik @ Twins Jazz
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm
Detroit saxophonist De’Sean Jones leads Knomadik, a modern jazz fusion group in the spirit of the Robert Glasper Experiment or Terrace Martin’s Pollyseeds. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile, soulful alto saxophonist Herb Scott leads a weekly jam session at Mr. Henry’s, a Capitol Hill restaurant serving burgers and modern American cuisine. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Veronneau 8:00 pm
Veronneau @ Blues Alley
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Virginia-based quartet Veronneau can sound like gypsy jazz colliding gently with Appalachian folk one moment, then slide into a smooth Brazilian samba the next. Lynn Véronneau’s voice is crisp and strong, and she sings[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Sep 13 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Sep 14 @ 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
Sep 14 @ 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
Sep 14 @ 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[...]
Bob Baldwin feat. Lori Williams 8:00 pm
Bob Baldwin feat. Lori Williams @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Bob Baldwin performs with the smooth voiced and soulful vocalist Lori Williams, one of the most riveting straight-ahead jazz vocalists in D.C. She plays in Saltman Knowles, the Blackbyrds, Allyn Johnson’s Divine Order and[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Sep 14 @ 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 Feinberg 8:00 pm
Michael Feinberg @ Sotto
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm
Michael Feinberg leads a straight-ahead group. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor[...]
Nelson Dougherty 8:00 pm
Nelson Dougherty @ Twins Jazz
Sep 14 @ 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[...]
The Beat Fairy 8:00 pm
The Beat Fairy @ Sotto
Sep 14 @ 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[...]
Yellowjackets 8:00 pm
Yellowjackets @ Blues Alley
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm
The Yellowjackets are one of the last ensembles standing from the years when jazz-rock fusion, R&B and smooth jazz signed a fated armistice. The group’s current lineup includes Russell Ferrante on keyboards and synthesizers, Bob[...]
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Greg Lamont 6:00 pm
Greg Lamont @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm
Greg Lamont is a jazz pianist with an affinity for the Great American Songbook. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Sep 15 @ 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[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Mr. Henry's
Sep 15 @ 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[...]
Yellowjackets 8:00 pm
Yellowjackets @ Blues Alley
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Yellowjackets are one of the last ensembles standing from the years when jazz-rock fusion, R&B and smooth jazz signed a fated armistice. The group’s current lineup includes Russell Ferrante on keyboards and synthesizers, Bob[...]
Eugenie Jones 9:00 pm
Eugenie Jones @ Twins Jazz
Sep 15 @ 9:00 pm
Eugenie Jones sings soul and straight-ahead. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 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
Sep 15 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Sep 15 @ 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
Sep 16 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Julia Nixon 6:15 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Sep 16 @ 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[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Sep 16 @ 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[...]
* Lena Seikaly 8:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Sep 16 @ 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[...]
Yellowjackets 8:00 pm
Yellowjackets @ Blues Alley
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm
The Yellowjackets are one of the last ensembles standing from the years when jazz-rock fusion, R&B and smooth jazz signed a fated armistice. The group’s current lineup includes Russell Ferrante on keyboards and synthesizers, Bob[...]
Eugenie Jones 9:00 pm
Eugenie Jones @ Twins Jazz
Sep 16 @ 9:00 pm
Eugenie Jones sings soul and straight-ahead. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Sep 16 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Jazz Collective 10:00 pm
Jazz Collective @ Sotto
Sep 16 @ 10:00 pm
The Jazz Collective plays a mix of 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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Sep 17 @ 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[...]
Maija Rejman 6:00 pm
Maija Rejman @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm
Maija Rejman is a veteran local straight-ahead singer and frequent favorite of Mr. Henry’s. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 17 @ 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[...]
* Levon Mikaelian 8:00 pm
* Levon Mikaelian @ Twins Jazz
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Levon Mikaelian showcases his lyrical compositions with his band United Shades of Artistry. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* The JuJu Exchange 8:00 pm
* The JuJu Exchange @ Songbyrd Cafe and Music House
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm
Nico Segal is best known for playing with Chance The Rapper on the latter’s multiple mixtapes and as the leader of the Social Experiment music collective (under his former moniker Donnie Trumpet). But long before[...]
Yellowjackets 8:00 pm
Yellowjackets @ Blues Alley
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm
The Yellowjackets are one of the last ensembles standing from the years when jazz-rock fusion, R&B and smooth jazz signed a fated armistice. The group’s current lineup includes Russell Ferrante on keyboards and synthesizers, Bob[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 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 performs in a duo. One drink minimum, no cover. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
Dave Kline Band 8:00 pm
Dave Kline Band @ Blues Alley
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm
Violinist Dave Kline fuses influences from bebop, Afro-Caribbean music, Appalachian folk and French gypsy-jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. 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
Sep 19 @ 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.[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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 Cincotti 8:00 pm
Peter Cincotti
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist and vocalist Peter Cincotti 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[...]
Sergio Mendes 8:00 pm
Sergio Mendes @ Strathmore
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm
Brazilian bossa star Sergio Mendes peforms. 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[...]
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Renee Collins-Georges 6:00 pm
Renee Collins-Georges @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm
The straight-ahead vocalist Renee Collins-Georges also creates children’s songs. 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[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Sep 20 @ 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
Sep 20 @ 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
Sep 20 @ 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[...]
Endless Field 8:00 pm
Endless Field @ Twins Jazz
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm
Guitar-bass duo Endless Field perform acoustic jazz with a folksy feel. 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[...]
Marcus Mitchell – Marcus Young – Marcus Canty 8:00 pm
Marcus Mitchell – Marcus Young –... @ Blues Alley
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm
Marcus Mitchell, Marcus Young and Marcus Canty, a trio of local jazzmen, perform their grooving, smooth version of jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Sep 20 @ 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[...]
Mycah Chevalier 8:00 pm
Mycah Chevalier @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm
Mycah Chevalier sings a mix of jazz and R&B. 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 Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Sep 20 @ 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
Sep 20 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm
A new jam session hosted every Thursday at the DC Pavilion (behind Union Market) featuring the house band of Mark Saltman on bass, Todd Simon on piano, Deandrey Howard on drums, and Zet Harris on[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 21 @ 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[...]
Michael Henderson & Cherrelle – Starship Landing 8:00 pm
Michael Henderson & Cherrelle – ... @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm
Longtime soul/funk/R&B/jazz bassist Michael Henderson teams with jazz/R&B singer Cherrelle. 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[...]
Re-Establishment 8:00 pm
Re-Establishment @ Sotto
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm
Re-Establishment plays a mix of R&B and jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U[...]
The Beat Fairy 8:00 pm
The Beat Fairy @ Sotto
Sep 21 @ 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[...]
Trina Broussard 8:00 pm
Trina Broussard @ Blues Alley
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm
R&B and soul vocalist Trina Broussard performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
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* Kenny Rittenhouse Quintet 6:00 pm
* Kenny Rittenhouse Quintet @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm
Kenny Rittenhouse has led ensembles of various sizes around the DC-Maryland area for two decades, and is a member of many others (including the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra). Rittenhouse specializes in the hard-bop flavor and[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Sep 22 @ 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[...]
* Selma w/Jason Moran and the NSO 8:00 pm
* Selma w/Jason Moran and the NSO @ Kennedy Center
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm
Jason Moran leads the National Symphony Orchestra in a special performance of his iconic score for the film “Selma,” played live along to a screening of the movie. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* Will Calhoun “Celebrating Elvin Jones” 8:00 pm
* Will Calhoun “Celebrating Elvi... @ Blues Alley
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm
Will Calhoun, the drummer from the seminal funk metal band Living Colour, leads a tribute to drummer Elvin Jones. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
Lionel Lyles Quartet 8:00 pm
Lionel Lyles Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Lionel Lyles Quintet is a versatile group of musicians based out of Baltimore, Maryland and are graduates of Morgan State University. They are versed in a range of styles from  straight ahead jazz to[...]
Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Sep 22 @ 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. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Nicole Saphos Quartet 9:00 pm
Nicole Saphos Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm
Nicole Saphos plays bass and sings her arrangements of standards, as well as originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Sep 22 @ 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[...]
Carmen McRae: Jazz Casual (Jazz Night at the Movies) 9:15 pm
Carmen McRae: Jazz Casual (Jazz ... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 22 @ 9:15 pm
Westminster Jazz Night hosts a screening of Carmen McRae;s 1962 appearance on the NET program “Jazz Casual.” Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Sep 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[...]
Jazz Collective 10:00 pm
Jazz Collective @ Sotto
Sep 22 @ 10:00 pm
The Jazz Collective plays a mix of 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Sep 22 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Nicole Saphos 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos @ Sotto
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos plays bass and sings her arrangements of standards, as well as originals. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
David Lighton Trio 6:30 pm
David Lighton Trio @ Sotto
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 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 8:00 pm
* Akua Allrich @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Sep 23 @ 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: Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba are two strong influences that bubble up in Akua[...]
* Will Calhoun “Celebrating Elvin Jones” 8:00 pm
* Will Calhoun “Celebrating Elvi... @ Blues Alley
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm
Will Calhoun, the drummer from the seminal funk metal band Living Colour, leads a tribute to drummer Elvin Jones. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
Nina Casey 8:00 pm
Nina Casey @ Mr. Henry's
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm
Local swing and blues singer Nina Casey performs downstairs at Mr. Henry’s. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Sep 24 @ 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 Fidyk 4:00 pm
Steve Fidyk @ Villain & Saint
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm
Drummer Steve Fidyk leads a straight-ahead group. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw Southeast Southwest U Street[...]
Marcia Baird Burris 6:00 pm
Marcia Baird Burris @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm
Straight-ahead vocalist Marcia Baird Burris 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Sep 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[...]
Ben Tankard 8:00 pm
Ben Tankard @ Blues Alley
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm
Ben Tankard, the “Godfather of Gospel Jazz,” 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Drew Tucker & The New Standard 8:00 pm
Drew Tucker & The New Standard @ Blues Alley
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm
Vibraphonist Drew Tucker leads the New Standard, a band that combines straight-ahead jazz with the sampling sensibilities of J.Dilla and Afrika Bambaataa. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Sep 26 @ 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.[...]
* Shaolin Jazz Presents: “Can I Kick It?” Fan’s Pick 7:00 pm
* Shaolin Jazz Presents: <i>“Can... @ Songbyrd Cafe and Music House
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm
Shaolin Jazz, the brainchild of marketing guru Gerald Watson and DC-based DJ 2-Tone Jones, pushes the burgeoning jazz/hip-hop fusion movement into overdrive with their work. The project’s vision is to combine vocal samples of iconic,[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 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[...]
Steve Smith & Vital Information 8:00 pm
Steve Smith & Vital Information @ Blues Alley
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion drummer Steve Smith leads his jazz-rock outfit Vital Information. 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[...]
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* Bill Heid 6:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Sep 27 @ 6:00 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[...]
Nicole Saphos-John Lee Duo 7:00 pm
Nicole Saphos-John Lee Duo @ Sotto
Sep 27 @ 7:00 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[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Sep 27 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 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[...]
Chantae Cann 8:00 pm
Chantae Cann @ Blues Alley
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm
Chantae Cann sings a mix of soul, pop, 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[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Sep 27 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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[...]
* Terence Blanchard Feat. The E-Collective 8:00 pm
* Terence Blanchard Feat. The E-... @ Blues Alley
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm
The distinguished trumpeter and composer Terrence Blanchard leads his group E-Collective for a run of NOLA funky-jazz at Blues Alley. Blanchard is known for both his jazz playing and his extensive film soundtrack work, having scored almost[...]
Abby Schaffer 8:00 pm
Abby Schaffer @ Twins Jazz
Sep 28 @ 8:00 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 8 and 10 p Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
Kaleidoscope 8:00 pm
Kaleidoscope @ Sotto
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm
Kaleidoscope plays 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 Virginia Tags[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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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* Christie Dashiell 6:00 pm
* Christie Dashiell @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm
A former member of Howard University’s Afro Blue jazz choir and erstwhile star of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Christie Dashiell is one of D.C.’s most beloved young jazz personas. She has a riveting voice, and an understated[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Sep 29 @ 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[...]
* Terence Blanchard Feat. The E-Collective 8:00 pm
* Terence Blanchard Feat. The E-... @ Blues Alley
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm
The distinguished trumpeter and composer Terrence Blanchard leads his group E-Collective for a run of NOLA funky-jazz at Blues Alley. Blanchard is known for both his jazz playing and his extensive film soundtrack work, having scored almost[...]
* Thundercat ***SOLD OUT*** 8:00 pm
* Thundercat ***SOLD OUT*** @ 9:30 Club
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm
Rolling Stone writes that it’s hard to tell if Thundercat is “23 or 230, the son of Bootsy Collins or Sitting Bull, a legendary session player or an Afro-Futurist anime hero.” What we know is that he’s[...]
Jeff Antoniuk & The Jazz Update 9:00 pm
Jeff Antoniuk & The Jazz Update @ Twins Jazz
Sep 29 @ 9:00 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Sep 29 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Sep 29 @ 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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16th Annual D.C. Jazz Preservation Festival
16th Annual D.C. Jazz Preservati... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 30 all-day
D.C.’s so-called “Jazz Church” is teaming up with WPFW to host the 16th Annual DC Jazz Preservation Festival. Expect great food, an assortment of vendors and righteous jazz all afternoon long. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe 11:30 am
The Blue Dot Jazz Troupe @ L'Hommage Bistro Francais
Sep 30 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Nicole Saphos 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos @ Sotto
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos plays bass and sings her arrangements of standards, as well as originals. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Sep 30 @ 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[...]
* Terence Blanchard Feat. The E-Collective 8:00 pm
* Terence Blanchard Feat. The E-... @ Blues Alley
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm
The distinguished trumpeter and composer Terrence Blanchard leads his group E-Collective for a run of NOLA funky-jazz at Blues Alley. Blanchard is known for both his jazz playing and his extensive film soundtrack work, having scored almost[...]
Batida Diferente 8:00 pm
Batida Diferente @ Mr. Henry's
Sep 30 @ 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[...]
Nico Sarbanes 8:00 pm
Nico Sarbanes @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Sep 30 @ 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: Trumpeter Nico Sarbanes, who channels the sumptuous styling of Chet Baker, is also known[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Sep 30 @ 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
Sep 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[...]