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* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Jimmy Cobb & Mike Stern 8:00 pm
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Ji... @ Blues Alley
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
Four Generations of Miles is just that; four musicians from four separate eras of Miles Davis come together to pay tribute to one of the greatest trumpeters alive, all without trumpet or piano. Drummer Jimmy[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 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. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Spring Swing: AU Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
Spring Swing: AU Jazz Orchestra @ Katzen Arts Center
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
The American University Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra, directed by Joshua Bayer, will play a mix of big band tunes and standard arrangements, joined by DC vibraphonist and percussionist Chuck Redd. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Helen Sung Quintet 9:00 pm
* Helen Sung Quintet @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Apr 1 @ 9:00 pm
The pianist and Houston native Helen Sung grabs you with the sheer brawn of her improvising, and the melodic pulse of her original compositions. The 7 p.m. set is sold out. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Apr 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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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Apr 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[...]
Jazz Brunch w/ Marcus Johnson 5:10 pm
Jazz Brunch w/ Marcus Johnson @ Howard Theatre
Apr 2 @ 5:10 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[...]
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Jimmy Cobb & Mike Stern 8:00 pm
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Ji... @ Blues Alley
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm
Four Generations of Miles is just that; four musicians from four separate eras of Miles Davis come together to pay tribute to one of the greatest trumpeters alive, all without trumpet or piano. Drummer Jimmy[...]
Hiromi: The Trio Project feat. Simon Phillips & Anthony Jackson 8:00 pm
Hiromi: The Trio Project feat. S... @ Howard Theatre
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm
Japanese pianist, composer, and arranger Hiromi cut her teeth in an assortment of Japanese jazz ensembles, performing with big bands, avant-garde jazz groups, and with luminaries such as pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi. Her touch sometimes reminds[...]
Tacha Coleman Parr 8:00 pm
Tacha Coleman Parr @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm
Tacha Coleman Parr is a DC-area jazz singer who also derives technique and catalog from blues and gospel, and is a regular of the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
Michel Nirenberg 9:00 pm
Michel Nirenberg @ Twins Jazz
Apr 2 @ 9:00 pm
Brazilians multi-instrumentalist Michael Nirenberg’s main instrument is the tenor horn, but he also channels the harmonies and rhythms of bossa and native Brazil through the seven string guitar and percussion. Two separate sets at 9[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Apr 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
Apr 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[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Apr 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
Apr 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[...]
Tiya Aide 6:00 pm
Tiya Aide @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm
Singer Tiya Aide performs backed by Vincent Smith on piano, DeAndrey Howard on trumpet, and Tim Jones on bass. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Apr 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,[...]
Batida Diferente 7:30 pm
Batida Diferente @ Epicure Cafe
Apr 3 @ 7:30 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[...]
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Jimmy Cobb & Mike Stern 8:00 pm
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Ji... @ Blues Alley
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm
Four Generations of Miles is just that; four musicians from four separate eras of Miles Davis come together to pay tribute to one of the greatest trumpeters alive, all without trumpet or piano. Drummer Jimmy[...]
Jeff Cosgrove/Noah Preminger Quartet 8:00 pm
Jeff Cosgrove/Noah Preminger Qua... @ Twins Jazz
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm
The Jeff Cosgrove/Noah Perminger Quartet plays straight-ahead. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
Three Man Soul Machine 10:30 pm
Three Man Soul Machine @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Apr 3 @ 10:30 pm
Three Man Soul Machine is a sax-organ-drums trio that incorporates gospel and soulful testifying into their straight-ahead sound. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
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* Jessica Boykin-Settles (JAM) 1:00 pm
* Jessica Boykin-Settles (JAM) @ Howard University
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm
Jessica Boykin-Settles is a widely respected vocalist and a professor at Howard University who has mentored a handful of the city’s fine young singers. Her approach is possessed of a firm, affirmative delicateness, and she[...]
Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
Apr 4 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician every Monday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
The Electric Trio 7:00 pm
The Electric Trio @ Tryst
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm
Electric guitar trio, led by John Lee, performs a variety of electrified jazz standards, originals, and pop cover tunes from such bands as the Cure. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
* 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert 8:00 pm
* 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute ... @ Kennedy Center
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm
In the first presentation of the ceremony at the Kennedy Center, the National Endowment for the Arts awards the title of Jazz Master to Gary Burton, Pharaoh Sanders, Archie Shepp, and Wendy Oxenhorn. Performers include[...]
Marty Nau 8:00 pm
Marty Nau @ Twins Jazz
Apr 4 @ 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[...]
Ronnette Harrison 8:00 pm
Ronnette Harrison @ Blues Alley
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm
Ronnette Harrison performs a style of vocal jazz that raws on the inspirational energy of gospel and worship music. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
*Panel Counsel feat. Jonathan Parker 8:30 pm
*Panel Counsel feat. Jonathan Pa... @ Dew Drop Inn
Apr 4 @ 8:30 pm
The alto saxophonist Jonathan Parker is young and adaptable and game, all of which comes in handy. And, luckily for those who meant to arrive at a jazz concert, he also has a bracing command[...]
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* Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (JAM) 10:00 am
* Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks O... @ Howard University
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, under the direction of Howard’s own Charlie Young III, gives as masterclass at 10 a.m. followed by a musical tribute to the collaborations between Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald at[...]
Meet the Artist on the Bandstand: DeAndre Shaifer (JAM) 12:30 pm
Meet the Artist on the Bandstand... @ University of the District of Columbia
Apr 5 @ 12:30 pm
Local piano luminary and director of UDC’s Jazz Studies program Allyn Johnson brings DeAndre Shaifer for a performance and discussion at UDC as part of his Meet the Artist on the Bandstand series. DeAndre Shaifer[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Apr 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
Apr 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[...]
PJ Morgan 8:00 pm
PJ Morgan @ Blues Alley
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm
PJ Morgan is a jazz educator an keyboardist/organist who makes his solo CD debut at Blues Alley. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
* Ken Vandermark’s Made To Break / Anthony Pirog Ensemble (The Preparation) 9:00 pm
* Ken Vandermark’s Made To Break... @ Songbyrd Cafe and Music House
Apr 5 @ 9:00 pm
Ken Vandermark’s Made To Break Saxophonist Ken Vandermark is one of the leaders of Chicago’s creative music scene. He follows a lineage  of innovation while existing in the present and forging ahead in his personal[...]
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* Howard University Jazz Faculty Concert (JAM) 12:00 pm
* Howard University Jazz Faculty... @ Howard University
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm
Howard University’s jazz faculty is among the finest in the country. The collected faculty, which includes Duke Ellington/SJMO alto sax player and bandleader Charlie Young III, piano luminary Cyrus Chestnut, vocalist Jessica Boykin-Settles, among others,[...]
The Coniece Washington Quartet 6:00 pm
The Coniece Washington Quartet @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm
Singer Coniece Washington performs with her quartet: Justin Taylor on piano, Jeron White on bass and Robert Shahid on drums. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Apr 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[...]
Jordan Dixon Senior Recital 7:30 pm
Jordan Dixon Senior Recital @ University of the District of Columbia
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
UDC senior and tenor saxophonist Jordan Dixon presents his senior recital.   Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast[...]
Abby Schaffer Album Release Party 8:00 pm
Abby Schaffer Album Release Party @ Twins Jazz
Apr 6 @ 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. She celebrates the release of her album. Two separate sets at 8 and 10[...]
Chaise Lounge 8:00 pm
Chaise Lounge @ Blues Alley
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm
In Chaise Lounge’s music, bossa nova meshes with other forms of classic pop. The sextet features Marilyn Older on vocals, Charlie Barnett on guitar, Pete Ostle on bass, John Jensen on trombone, Gary Gregg on[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 6 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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United States Air Force Band: Airmen of Note Ensemble (JAM) 12:00 pm
United States Air Force Band: Ai... @ American History Museum
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:59 pm
The Airmen of Note, the leading jazz ensemble of the U.S. air force, performs in celebration of trumpeter, alto saxophonist, composer, arranger, and bandleader (general jazz jack-of-all-trades) Benny Carter, the focus of this year’s jazz[...]
* Meet the Artist in a Master Class: Ralph Peterson 12:30 pm
* Meet the Artist in a Master Cl... @ University of the District of Columbia
Apr 7 @ 12:30 pm
Not many drummers can say they co shared kit duties with the great Art Blakey, but Ralph Peterson is one of those select view. The drummer began his career with Blakey before moving on to[...]
* U.S. Army Blues 12:40 pm
* U.S. Army Blues @ Howard University
Apr 7 @ 12:40 pm
The U.S. Army Blues is the army’s official jazz band; it appears as part of Howard University’s Jazz Week series. Jazz Week is Howard University’s lead off to Jazz Appreciation month. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Apr 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[...]
* Gracie Terzian 8:00 pm
* Gracie Terzian @ Twins Jazz
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm
Raised in the D.C. area, vocalist and ukulele player Gracie Terzian has recently established herself on the New York City scene thanks to a busy gigging schedule and a well-received debut EP, Saints and Poets,[...]
* Ramsey Lewis 8:00 pm
* Ramsey Lewis @ Blues Alley
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm
The famed pianist Ramsey Lewis helped bring the 1960s’ funk-inflected hard-bop to a boil with records like “The In Crowd,” a masterpiece of small detonations and sharp groove, recorded at D.C.’s Bohemian Caverns. In the[...]
Feedel Band 8:00 pm
Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Feedel Band performs at Bossa the first Thursday of ever month. They combine elements of jazz and funk into a musical base rooted in Ethiopia. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street[...]
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Howard University Jazz Ensemble 6:00 pm
Howard University Jazz Ensemble @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm
The Howard University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Fred Irby, performs a mix of standards, big band tunes, and other collegiate jazz fare. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia[...]
* Afro-Blue 7:30 pm
* Afro-Blue @ Levine Music Main Campus
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
Afro-Blue, Howard University’s premiere vocal ensemble, gathers some of the finest, young vocalists that the District has to offer. They perform a program to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and kicks off the 2016 Levine Music Jazz[...]
* Ramsey Lewis 8:00 pm
* Ramsey Lewis @ Blues Alley
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm
The famed pianist Ramsey Lewis helped bring the 1960s’ funk-inflected hard-bop to a boil with records like “The In Crowd,” a masterpiece of small detonations and sharp groove, recorded at D.C.’s Bohemian Caverns. In the[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 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[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 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[...]
Molly Ringwald 8:00 pm
Molly Ringwald @ AMP by Strathmore
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm
80s actress Molly Ringwald gives jazz vocals the old, 80s college try. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast[...]
* Integriti Reeves 9:00 pm
* Integriti Reeves @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Apr 8 @ 9:00 pm
The vocalist Integriti Reeves is enamored with the work of classic jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. It’s Billie Holiday that Reeves emulates the most, singing ballads with a sibilant, brooding tone. She[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
Terry Marshall 9:00 pm
Terry Marshall @ Twins Jazz
Apr 8 @ 9:00 pm
Pianist and composer Terry Marshall plays straight-ahead. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Apr 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[...]
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Performance/Lecture: “The Song is You – The Dance of Jazz Voice and Piano” (LJF) 2:00 pm
Performance/Lecture: “The Song i... @ Levine Music MD Campus
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm
Levine faculty Duane Moody (voice) and Bob Sykes (piano) give a combined lecture and performance that examines the interplay between vocalists and accompanists. Free with RSVP. Part of Levine Music’s Jazz Festival. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
* CB education day — ‘Percussion and the African Diaspora: A history of innovation’ 3:00 pm
* CB education day — ‘Percussion... @ American History Museum
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm
CapitalBop brings its education program to the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for this free, interactive master class and concert. Led by musician-educator Danté Pope, this event offers a guided tour of the instruments and innovations that[...]
Percussion and the African Diaspora: A History of Innovation 3:00 pm
Percussion and the African Diasp... @ American Art Museum
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm
Musicians and educator Dante Pope is joined by a team of percussionists to teach the evolution and impact of instruments and musical innovations of the Africa Diaspora from the hand drum to electronic music production.[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Apr 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[...]
* Stefon Harris and Sonic Creed 7:00 pm
* Stefon Harris and Sonic Creed @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm
The most acclaimed vibraphonist to come along since the 1990s, Stefon Harris plays with a masterful flair recalling Milt Jackson, and a polished bluesiness that never sits still. He performs with his electrified, groove-laying group[...]
Open Jam Session: The Great American Songbook 7:00 pm
Open Jam Session: The Great Amer... @ Levine Music Main Campus
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm
Levine music jazz faculty members Gary Prince (guitar/bass),  Jeffrey Chappell (piano), Andrew Hare (drums), and Matthew Stuver (saxophone) lead an open jam session that explores the standards of the Great American Songbook. Pianos, amps, and[...]
* Ramsey Lewis 8:00 pm
* Ramsey Lewis @ Blues Alley
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
The famed pianist Ramsey Lewis helped bring the 1960s’ funk-inflected hard-bop to a boil with records like “The In Crowd,” a masterpiece of small detonations and sharp groove, recorded at D.C.’s Bohemian Caverns. In the[...]
Terry Marshall 9:00 pm
Terry Marshall @ Twins Jazz
Apr 9 @ 9:00 pm
Pianist and composer Terry Marshall plays straight-ahead. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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[...]
* The BJ Simmons Quintet 6:00 pm
* The BJ Simmons Quintet @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm
BJ Simmons is a powerful tenor saxophonist who deserves wider recognition, and works across the genres of jazz and R&B. He leads a quintet featuring Theljon Allen on Trumpet, Hope Udobi on Piano, Eliot Seppa[...]
* Tim Whalen & Paul Langosch Duo 6:00 pm
* Tim Whalen & Paul Langosch Duo @ Stanford Grill
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist and composer Tim Whalen improvises with fierce piano stroke. He performs in a duo with bassist Paul Langosch. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
Rick Alberico 6:00 pm
Rick Alberico @ Epicure Cafe
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist Rick Alberico plays straight-ahead jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Apr 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,[...]
* Gary Bartz (HUJW) 7:00 pm
* Gary Bartz (HUJW) @ Howard University
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm
The saxophonist Gary Bartz came to fame with Miles Davis, playing in the 1970s, when the Prince of Darkness helmed some of his most restlessly futuristic — and unjustly forgotten — ensembles. Since then, Bartz[...]
Dr. Lonnie Smith 7:30 pm
Dr. Lonnie Smith @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm
The organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith is credentialed in both straight-ahead jazz and funk. He can also forge one of music’s most incisive and rousing blends of the two. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
* Ramsey Lewis 8:00 pm
* Ramsey Lewis @ Blues Alley
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm
The famed pianist Ramsey Lewis helped bring the 1960s’ funk-inflected hard-bop to a boil with records like “The In Crowd,” a masterpiece of small detonations and sharp groove, recorded at D.C.’s Bohemian Caverns. In the[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
Apr 11 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician every Monday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
The Electric Trio 7:00 pm
The Electric Trio @ Tryst
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm
Electric guitar trio, led by John Lee, performs a variety of electrified jazz standards, originals, and pop cover tunes from such bands as the Cure. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
VA Music Adventures 8:00 pm
VA Music Adventures @ Blues Alley
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm
Virginia Music Adventures is a jazz educational organization to school-age musicians. A group of those musicians perform as an ensemble at Blues Alley, performing a mix of jazz standards. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
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UDC Small Jazz Ensemble (JAM) 12:30 pm
UDC Small Jazz Ensemble (JAM) @ University of the District of Columbia
Apr 12 @ 12:30 pm
The UDC Small Jazz Ensembles, under the leadership of Allyn Johnson, perform a variety of standards and small group-tailored tunes to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Part of UDC’s Jazz Appreciation Month festivities. Agenda Agenda Day[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Apr 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[...]
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo @ Sotto
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Mark Meadows is one of the fast-climbing talents on the D.C. jazz scene. He pulls sound from the keys with sharp, keen soulfulness, and writes melodies that are tight and savvy. He plays[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Apr 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[...]
Sherwood High School Jazz Band 8:00 pm
Sherwood High School Jazz Band @ Blues Alley
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm
The Sherwood High School Jazz Band performs a mix of usual school jazz ensemble fair: from spirituals to swing. Two separate sets at 8 an 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
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Abinnet Berhanu 6:00 pm
Abinnet Berhanu @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm
Abinnet Berhanu is a young, ardent drummer with a quiet temperament in person, a thunderous approach behind the drum kit, and a much older player’s will to create opportunities—for himself and those around him. Agenda[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Apr 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[...]
Jan Knutson 7:30 pm
Jan Knutson @ Strathmore Mansion
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm
Jan Knutson is Strathmore’s artist in residence for April 2016. The 17 year old guitarist combines elements of jazz, folk, and classical into his standard jazz guitar fare. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Bowie State University Jazz Band 8:00 pm
Bowie State University Jazz Band @ Blues Alley
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Bowie State University Jazz Band is directed by Dr. Adolph E. Wright. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
Cesar Orozco & Kamarata Jazz 8:00 pm
Cesar Orozco & Kamarata Jazz @ Blues Alley
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Cezar Orosco leads Kamarata Jazz, a band of fellow Venezuelan musicians Rodner Padilla on bass, Francisco Vielma on percussion and Luisito Quintero on drums and timbales. Their palette draws from Afro-Cuban, Venezuelan, Spanish[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 13 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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United States Air Force Band: Airmen of Note Ensemble (JAM) 12:00 pm
United States Air Force Band: Ai... @ American History Museum
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:59 pm
The Airmen of Note, the leading jazz ensemble of the U.S. air force, performs in celebration of trumpeter, alto saxophonist, composer, arranger, and bandleader (general jazz jack-of-all-trades) Benny Carter, the focus of this year’s jazz[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Apr 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[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Apr 14 @ 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[...]
DC Music Download Salon 8:00 pm
DC Music Download Salon @ Songbyrd Cafe and Music House
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm
The DC Music Download Salon is a multi-sensory experience designed to celebrate innovative music and arts in DC. Performing/performers in the installation include: DJ Ayes Cold, Louis Weeks, Kokayi, and Janel & Anthony. Agenda Agenda[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Yellowjackets 8:00 pm
Yellowjackets @ Blues Alley
Apr 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[...]
Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra 8:30 pm
Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra @ Columbia Station
Apr 14 @ 8:30 pm
Vibrant local trumpeter Thad Wilson is joined by an All-Star band including the legendary bassist Steve Novosel, Brian Settles, Antonio Parker, Reginald Cyntje and Robert Landham amongst others. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
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* The Next Generation of Jazz 6:00 pm
* The Next Generation of Jazz @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm
Jazz Night in DC presents a showcase of the young lions looking to roar out and pounce on the DC music scene. Leading the pride is the pride of DC alto players, the soulful Herb[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia[...]
* Kim Jordan 8:00 pm
* Kim Jordan @ THEARC
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Kim Jordan blends gospel, jazz and R&B, and has worked with the likes of Taj Mahal, Roberta Flack and Stevie Wonder. She was the musical director of Gil Scott-Heron’s band for many years, and[...]
* The Bad Plus Joshua Redman 8:00 pm
* The Bad Plus Joshua Redman @ Kennedy Center
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Bad Plus – Ethan Iverson on piano, Reid Anderson on bass and Dave King on drums – improvises on acoustic instruments with a captivating stridency. Whether that makes them a jazz band, per se,[...]
Denyse Pearson and her Gentlemen of Distinction 8:00 pm
Denyse Pearson and her Gentlemen... @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
Local vocalist Denyse Pearson performs standards with a smooth touch. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U[...]
Yellowjackets 8:00 pm
Yellowjackets @ Blues Alley
Apr 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[...]
* John Russell Lamkin III Quartet 9:00 pm
* John Russell Lamkin III Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 15 @ 9:00 pm
The son of UMD Jazz Studies prof and trumpeter John Lamkin II, hard-driving drummer and Baltimorean John R. Lamkin III plays straight-ahead in a quartet, featuring Paul Piper on guitar, Andrew Adair on piano, and[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Apr 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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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Apr 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[...]
* The Penalty, Accompanied by William Hooker 7:30 pm
* The Penalty, Accompanied by Wi... @ AFI Silver
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm
The avant-garde drummer and sonic contourist William Hooker is as interested in texture as he is in percussion. His music rumbles, trembles and tenses; it can pulse with real urgency, without charging toward any particular[...]
* Omar Sosa 8:00 pm
* Omar Sosa @ AMP by Strathmore
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm
The credentialed pianist and composer Omar Sosa lets rhythm percolate and deepen. Like many excellent Cuban piano players, he treats tradition as a pliable but undeniable substance, and uses the instrument’s keys like a set[...]
Renee Tannenbaum w/Dial 251 8:00 pm
Renee Tannenbaum w/Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Renee Tannenbaum sings straight-ahead jazz. She joins Dial 251, 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[...]
Yellowjackets 8:00 pm
Yellowjackets @ Blues Alley
Apr 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[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* A Page Of Madness, Accompanied by William Hooker 9:45 pm
* A Page Of Madness, Accompanied... @ AFI Silver
Apr 16 @ 9:45 pm
The avant-garde drummer and sonic contourist William Hooker is as interested in texture as he is in percussion. His music rumbles, trembles and tenses; it can pulse with real urgency, without charging toward any particular[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Apr 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[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 12:00 pm
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 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
Apr 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[...]
* Within Our Gates, Accompanied by William Hooker 3:00 pm
* Within Our Gates, Accompanied ... @ AFI Silver
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm
The avant-garde drummer and sonic contourist William Hooker is as interested in texture as he is in percussion. His music rumbles, trembles and tenses; it can pulse with real urgency, without charging toward any particular[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Apr 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
Apr 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[...]
Petra Martin 4:29 pm
Petra Martin @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 17 @ 4:29 pm
The straight-ahead jazz vocalist Petra Martin, a regular performer at the monthly jazz night at Vicino’s, performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Anna Cecilia & the Big Time: Debut Show & Recording Session 6:00 pm
Anna Cecilia & the Big Time: Deb... @ Airshow Mastering
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm
This is the first live show for Anna Cecilia and the Big Time, a group culled from jazz musicians of the NY, Philly and Seattle regions. They play straight-ahead, with emphasis on the small-ensemble vocal[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Apr 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,[...]
* Eri Yamamoto Trio (Sundays@7) 7:00 pm
* Eri Yamamoto Trio (Sundays@7) @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm
Colorful pianist and composer Eri Yamamoto has an improvisational style that seeks to unleash the full sound of the piano. She will perform a wide variety of original compositions.Two separate sets at 7 and 8:30[...]
Dave Kline Band 7:00 pm
Dave Kline Band @ Creative Cauldron
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm
Violinist Dave Kline fuses influences from bebop, Afro-Caribbean music, Appalachian folk and French gypsy-jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
A Tribute to Billie Holiday featuring Ghost 8:00 pm
A Tribute to Billie Holiday feat... @ Songbyrd Cafe and Music House
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm
No further information available at this time. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper[...]
Sobel 4tet 8:00 pm
Sobel 4tet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm
Led by Gina Sobel, the Virginia-based 4tet plays a mix of hard-bop and funk in the spirit of Herbie Hancock. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
Yellowjackets 8:00 pm
Yellowjackets @ Blues Alley
Apr 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
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
Annelise Delcambre with Falty and the Defects 9:30 pm
Annelise Delcambre with Falty an... @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Apr 17 @ 9:30 pm
Annelise Delcambre with Falty and the Defects play a mix of older jazz standards and draw from the repertoire of the swing era and the 40s and 50s. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
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Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
Apr 18 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician every Monday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
The Electric Trio 7:00 pm
The Electric Trio @ Tryst
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm
Electric guitar trio, led by John Lee, performs a variety of electrified jazz standards, originals, and pop cover tunes from such bands as the Cure. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
Martha Kato (JJS) 8:00 pm
Martha Kato (JJS) @ Blues Alley
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm
Martha Kato is a Japanese born pianist whose main musical inspiration came from Bill Evans. Part of Blues Alley’s Japanese Jazz Series for the Cherry Blossoms. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
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* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Apr 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[...]
* Jazz Is Phish 8:00 pm
* Jazz Is Phish @ Howard Theatre
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm
An instrumental tribute to the improvisational rock/jam band music of Phish presented in a jazz lens. Featuring members of Snarky Puppy, Pretty Lights, the Sun Ra Arkestra and Strange Design. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo @ Sotto
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Mark Meadows is one of the fast-climbing talents on the D.C. jazz scene. He pulls sound from the keys with sharp, keen soulfulness, and writes melodies that are tight and savvy. He plays[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Apr 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[...]
Miho Hazama (JJS) 8:00 pm
Miho Hazama (JJS) @ Blues Alley
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm
Tokyo-born, New York-based pianist and composer Miho Hazama has a long history of performance, arrangement, and conducting japanese straight-ahead ensembles and free-jazz groups. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Part of Blues Alley’s[...]
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* Lenny Robinson 6:00 pm
* Lenny Robinson @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm
Lenny Robinson’s kit is the inside of his brain, its drum heads the resonant walls where his ideas ricochet and collide. Some dissolve, some take hold; some are frustrated, some streamline into a complete statement.[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Apr 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[...]
* Brad Mehldau Trio 8:00 pm
* Brad Mehldau Trio @ Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm
Brad Mehldau became a critics’ darling in the 1990s for quietly running a cross-current to the main ideas about what acoustic jazz’s rhythmic and harmonic imperatives ought to be. He was sometimes bringing music from[...]
Chihiro Yamanaka (JJS) 8:00 pm
Chihiro Yamanaka (JJS) @ Blues Alley
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm
Renowned pianist Chihiro Yamanaka is a jazz composer whose most recent project features her interpretations of The Beatles’ music. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Part of Blues Alley’s Japanese Jazz Series in[...]
Joe Vetter Quartet 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter leads a straight-ahead jazz quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 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[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
Apr 20 @ 8:30 pm
The alto saxophonist, composer and arranger Jonathan Parker has made something of a dank, sticky home of the Wonderland Ballroom, where he leads his little big band once a month. By 9 p.m. on a[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 20 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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* Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Ensemble (JAM) 12:00 pm
* Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks E... @ American History Museum
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Ensemble performs in celebration of trumpeter, alto saxophonist, composer, arranger, and bandleader (general jazz jack-of-all-trades) Benny Carter, the focus of this year’s Jazz Appreciation Month at the Smithsonian. Shows at 12[...]
* Take 5! Todd Marcus Quintet 5:00 pm
* Take 5! Todd Marcus Quintet @ American Art Museum
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm
Todd Marcus is becoming known as the most exciting bass clarinetist in jazz today. He swings hard, soothes, confounds, excites. In this setting, he draws more on his Middle-Eastern and Egyptian upbringing to pay tribute[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Apr 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[...]
* Jason Palmer + Cedric Hanriot: ‘City of Poets’ 8:00 pm
* Jason Palmer + Cedric Hanriot:... @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
City of Poets is a quintet led by French composer and pianist Cedric Hanriot alongside trumpeter Jason Palmer, featuring  saxophonist Donny McCaslin, bassist Michael Janisch and drummer Clarence Penn, whose main works revolve around paying[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street[...]
Rick Braun 8:00 pm
Rick Braun @ Blues Alley
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
Rick Braun is a contemporary smooth jazz trumpeter, consistently at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
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* Charles Covington Trio 6:00 pm
* Charles Covington Trio @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm
Charles Covington, who for 15 years taught jazz piano and organ at Howard University, is an elder statesman on the D.C. jazz scene. An improviser of high lyrical and percussive pedigree, Covington projects a savvy,[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia[...]
Peter and Will Anderson Quintet 7:00 pm
Peter and Will Anderson Quintet @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm
The young twins Peter and Will Anderson—both prodigious improvisers on the clarinet and saxophone—play standards and original compositions with well-mannered precision, harking back to the sounds of mid-century cool jazz. Two separate sets at 7[...]
* Aaron L. Meyers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Meyers II @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 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[...]
* Aaron Myers 8:00 pm
* Aaron Myers @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 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[...]
* Joanna Wallfisch/Dan Tepfer Duo 8:00 pm
* Joanna Wallfisch/Dan Tepfer Duo @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
British-born, New York based vocalist Joanna Wallfisch is establishing herself as one of the new, great rising voices in jazz. Her tone is clean cut but dipped in melancholy with a hint of operatic control[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Apr 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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* Donvonte McCoy 2:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy @ Dorothy I. Height Benning Neighborhood Library
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy typically spends his Friday (and Saturday) nights at the chic Eighteenth Street Lounge, where his quintet has spent over a decade whittling down a signature blend of[...]
Happy Birthday Ella 2:00 pm
Happy Birthday Ella @ American Art Museum
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Ensemble pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald in the annual celebration of her life, legacy, and body of work. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Apr 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[...]
* Akua Allrich 8:00 pm
* Akua Allrich @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba are two strong influences that bubble up in Akua Allrich’s scorching, muscular music: An effervescent singer, she wields a sort of earthbound optimism. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* Tizer Trio 8:00 pm
* Tizer Trio @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
Led by keyboardist and composer Lao Tizer, and featuring  Senegalese bassist Cheikh N’Doye, and drummer Andy Sanesi, the Tizer draws on jazz, rock, classical, jam band, and latin music, with hints of other international spices thrown in, to create[...]
* Vijay Iyer + Wadada Leo Smith (CapitalBop’s Traveling Loft) 8:00 pm
* Vijay Iyer + Wadada Leo Smith ... @ Abramson Family Auditorium
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
* Vijay Iyer + Wadada Leo Smith (CapitalBop's Traveling Loft) @ Abramson Family Auditorium | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
There’s no more exciting act in jazz right now than the duo of pianist Vijay Iyer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. Their new ECM recording, A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke, is already a highlight[...]
Jeff Antoniuk Quartet 9:00 pm
Jeff Antoniuk Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 23 @ 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[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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[...]
* Chris Grasso Trio w/ Special Guests Vuyo Sotashe & Lyle Link 1:00 pm
* Chris Grasso Trio w/ Special G... @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm
Pianist Chris Grasso improvises in strong melodic streams, his left hand staying in the pocket at all times. His trio is joined by internationally renowned, rising star Vuyo (Vuyolwethu) Sotashe, a South African vocalist who[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Apr 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
Apr 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[...]
Alex Jenkins 6:00 pm
Alex Jenkins @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm
Organist Alex Jenkins performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Apr 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,[...]
* Brad Linde’s Lonely Poet Project 7:00 pm
* Brad Linde’s Lonely Poet Project @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm
The irrepressible D.C.-based saxophonist and educator Brad Linde presents a new project, based on the life and music of the original cool cat, tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories[...]
Monika Herzig Acoustic Project 8:00 pm
Monika Herzig Acoustic Project @ Twins Jazz
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm
Monika Herzig leads a group of leading female jazz instrumentalists. The group plays straight-ahead. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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Piano in LeFrak Lobby (JAM) 12:00 pm
Piano in LeFrak Lobby (JAM) @ American Art Museum
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm
As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Smithsonian partners with Blues Alley and Big Jam Band! to host a series of free, piano performances in the Art museum courtyard as a noon-time break. Monday, April[...]
Donato Soveiro Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soveiro Duo @ Tabard Inn
Apr 25 @ 6:45 pm
The warm-toned guitarist Donato Soviero duets with a different musician every Monday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. Sometimes he’s joined by a vocalist, but more often a fellow instrumentalist. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
The Electric Trio 7:00 pm
The Electric Trio @ Tryst
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm
Electric guitar trio, led by John Lee, performs a variety of electrified jazz standards, originals, and pop cover tunes from such bands as the Cure. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
* Calvin Jones Big Band Festival (JAM) 8:00 pm
* Calvin Jones Big Band Festival... @ University of the District of Columbia
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Calvin Jones Big Band Festival is the cap off to UDC’s (and the wider academic jazz community of DC) celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. The UDC Jazz Ensemble under direction of Allyn Johnson, the[...]
* U.S. Navy Commodores feat. Andrew White 8:00 pm
* U.S. Navy Commodores feat. And... @ Blues Alley
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm
The U.S. Navy Commodores is the premiere jazz big band of the United States Navy, performing big band, swing, and straight-ahead standards and arrangements. They are joined by Coltrane scholar and DC cult saxophonists Andrew[...]
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Piano in LeFrak Lobby (JAM) 12:00 pm
Piano in LeFrak Lobby (JAM) @ American Art Museum
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm
As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Smithsonian partners with Blues Alley and Big Jam Band! to host a series of free, piano performances in the Art museum courtyard as a noon-time break. Monday, April[...]
* Andrew White & The Zorro Sax All Stars 8:00 pm
* Andrew White & The Zorro Sax A... @ Blues Alley
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm
Andrew White is a jazz cult legend in D.C. and well beyond. He’s arguably the leading John Coltrane scholar, having transcribed about 800 of the legendary tenor saxophonist’s solos. Yet White—who plays alto sax—has more in[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Apr 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[...]
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & Allen Jones Duo @ Sotto
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Mark Meadows is one of the fast-climbing talents on the D.C. jazz scene. He pulls sound from the keys with sharp, keen soulfulness, and writes melodies that are tight and savvy. He plays[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Apr 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[...]
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Piano in LeFrak Lobby (JAM) 12:00 pm
Piano in LeFrak Lobby (JAM) @ American Art Museum
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm
As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Smithsonian partners with Blues Alley and Big Jam Band! to host a series of free, piano performances in the Art museum courtyard as a noon-time break. Monday, April[...]
* Reginald Cyntje 6:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm
Reginald Cyntje, arguably D.C.’s most agile and expressive trombone player, writes sloping, danceable compositions. His unhurried improvisation style taps long-held feelings, and lulls you into exhilaration. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Apr 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[...]
Jan Knutson 7:30 pm
Jan Knutson @ Strathmore Mansion
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
Jan Knutson is Strathmore’s artist in residence for April 2016. The 17 year old guitarist combines elements of jazz, folk, and classical into his standard jazz guitar fare. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* Lena Seikaly “Celebrates Ella” 8:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly “Celebrates Ella” @ Blues Alley
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
The precocious young vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead originals with a confident and playful demeanor. Here she follows up on her widely successful Billie Holiday tribute shows with a[...]
* SFJazz Collective 8:00 pm
* SFJazz Collective @ Strathmore
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
Composed of David Sánchez, Miguel Zenón, Sean Jones, Robin Eubanks, Edward Simon, Matt Penman, Obed Calvaire and hometown boy Warren Wolf, the SFJazz Collective is the diplomatic arm of the San Francisco Jazz Festival that[...]
Jack Kilby 8:00 pm
Jack Kilby @ Twins Jazz
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
Alexandria native and drummer Jack Kilby leads a straight-ahead group. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 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
Apr 27 @ 9:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
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George Washington University Latin Jazz Band 12:00 pm
George Washington University Lat... @ American History Museum
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm
George Washington University Latin Jazz Band performs in celebration of trumpeter, alto saxophonist, composer, arranger, and bandleader (general jazz jack-of-all-trades) Benny Carter, the focus of this year’s jazz appreciation month. The group with give a[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Apr 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[...]
* Buster Williams “Something More” 8:00 pm
* Buster Williams “Something More” @ Blues Alley
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm
The bassist Buster Williams is hard-bop royalty. Known for his precise technique and commanding swing, Williams performed with Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Chick Corea and so many others, and since the mid-1970s has led a[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Twins Jazz Orchestra is made up of some of the finest, young jazz musicians that the District of Columbia has to offer. Under director of Thad Wilson, professor of Jazz Studies at George Washington[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
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Piano in LeFrak Lobby (JAM) 12:00 pm
Piano in LeFrak Lobby (JAM) @ American Art Museum
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm
As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Smithsonian partners with Blues Alley and Big Jam Band! to host a series of free, piano performances in the Art museum courtyard as a noon-time break. Monday, April[...]
* Larry Ridley: Tribute To Wes Montgomery 6:00 pm
* Larry Ridley: Tribute To Wes M... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm
Bassist and educator Larry Ridley grew up alongside guitar great Wes Montgomery in Indianapolis, IN. He’s gone on to lead a successful career as a sideman, playing alongside Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver and[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Southeast Southwest U Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia[...]
* Jason+: Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran 7:00 pm
* Jason+: Charles Lloyd & Jason ... @ Kennedy Center
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm
Charles Lloyd, an eminent saxophonist who pioneered the infusion of funk and rock influences into jazz but has always stayed true to the quicksilver delicacy of his instrumental approach performs as a duo with recent-regular[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 29 @ 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[...]
* Buster Williams “Something More” 8:00 pm
* Buster Williams “Something More” @ Blues Alley
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
The bassist Buster Williams is hard-bop royalty. Known for his precise technique and commanding swing, Williams performed with Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Chick Corea and so many others, and since the mid-1970s has led a[...]
* Mark G. Meadows Album Release Party 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows Album Release ... @ Songbyrd Cafe and Music House
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Mark Meadows is one of the fast-climbing talents on the D.C. jazz scene. He pulls sound from the keys with sharp, keen soulfulness, and writes melodies that are tight and savvy. Agenda Agenda[...]
Nicole Saphos Quartet 9:00 pm
Nicole Saphos Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 29 @ 9:00 pm
Nicole Saphos sings her arrangements of standards as well as originals. She is joined by her quartet. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Capitol[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 9:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Apr 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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* International Jazz Day
* International Jazz Day @ CITYWIDE
Apr 30 all-day
For the first time ever, Washington D.C. is hosting International Jazz Day! While the big whigs and fat cats party it up at the White House, the Theolonius Monk Institute is co-sponsoring a day of[...]
Thinking About Jazz: Larry Ridley 1:00 pm
Thinking About Jazz: Larry Ridley @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm
Bassist and educator Larry Ridley grew up alongside guitar great Wes Montgomery in Indianapolis, IN. He’s gone on to lead a successful career as a sideman, playing alongside Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver and[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Pet... @ Columbia Station
Apr 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[...]
* Buster Williams “Something More” 8:00 pm
* Buster Williams “Something More” @ Blues Alley
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm
The bassist Buster Williams is hard-bop royalty. Known for his precise technique and commanding swing, Williams performed with Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Chick Corea and so many others, and since the mid-1970s has led a[...]
Maija Rejman 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 30 @ 8:00 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Apr 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 Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Apr 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[...]