DC Jazz Calendar

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* 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[...]
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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[...]
* 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[...]
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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[...]
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[...]
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* 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[...]
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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[...]
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* 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[...]
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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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[...]
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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[...]
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[...]
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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[...]
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[...]
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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[...]
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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[...]
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[...]
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* 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[...]
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[...]
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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[...]
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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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
* 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[...]
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* 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[...]
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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[...]
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* 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[...]
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[...]
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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[...]
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[...]
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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[...]
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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[...]
* 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[...]
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* 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[...]
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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[...]
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[...]
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* 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[...]
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[...]
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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* 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[...]
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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[...]