DC Jazz Calendar

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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug 1 @ 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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* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 3 @ 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[...]
* Feedel Band 8:00 pm
* Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm
Feedel Band may be the leading Ethio-jazz group in a town with one of the world’s most vibrant Ethiopian expat populations. It grooves at mid-tempo, toggling between sultry and entrancing; the seven-piece band of ruggedly[...]
* Freddy Cole 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole @ Blues Alley
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
* Future Prospect 8:00 pm
* Future Prospect @ Twins Jazz
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm
Richmond’s Future Project performs jazz that aspires to Chris Potter’s sharp post-bop with added cues from electronica, soul and funk. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
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* Reginald Cyntje: The Rise of the Protester 6:15 pm
* Reginald Cyntje: <i>The Rise o... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Aug 4 @ 6:15 pm
Reginald Cyntje, arguably D.C.’s most agile and expressive trombone player, writes sloping, danceable compositions. His unhurried improvisation style taps long-held feelings, and lulls you into exhilaration. At this appearance, Cynetje and the current incarnation of[...]
* Freddy Cole 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole @ Blues Alley
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
* Tom Williams: Louis Armstrong Birthday Celebration 8:00 pm
* Tom Williams: <i>Louis Armstro... @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm
Tom Williams is a lyrical trumpeter from Baltimore. He leads a program celebrating Louis Armstrong’s birthday, joined by powerhouse singer Sharon Clark as Ella Fitzgerald. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 4 @ 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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* Freddy Cole 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole @ Blues Alley
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 5 @ 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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* Freddy Cole 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole @ Blues Alley
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
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* Dwayne Adell Trio 8:00 pm
* Dwayne Adell Trio @ Blues Alley
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm
One of the most respected pianists and arrangers, Dwayne Adell is a musical autodidact who has greater fluency at the keyboard than with a pencil and staff paper, but he can master virtually any piece[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Aug 8 @ 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[...]
* Herbie Hancock 8:00 pm
* Herbie Hancock @ Kennedy Center
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm
Perhaps the most lionized living pianist, Herbie Hancock has helped to shape so many of jazz’s machinations in the past 50 years. By his early 20s, Hancock was recording definitive hard-bop albums for Blue Note[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Aug 8 @ 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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* John Lee Funk Trio 8:00 pm
* John Lee Funk Trio @ Sotto
Aug 9 @ 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[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Aug 9 @ 9:00 pm
A promising young alto saxophonist, John Kocur has an unequivocally clear and forceful tone, and deploys it in precise but expressive solos. They call the kid “the smoker” for something. He tends to write post-bop[...]
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* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 10 @ 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[...]
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* Lavenia Nesmith & Friends 6:00 pm
* Lavenia Nesmith & Friends @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm
The singer Lavenia Nesmith, who has portrayed Mahalia Jackson in one-woman shows, brings her gospel-influenced style to Westminster’s Jazz night. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* The Duke Ellington Orchestra 8:00 pm
* The Duke Ellington Orchestra @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm
The famous Duke Ellington Band, which has been around now for 91 years, performs Duke’s originals. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 11 @ 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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* Akua Allrich 8:00 pm
* Akua Allrich @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 12 @ 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 12 @ 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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* Reginald Cyntje: The Rise of the Protester 6:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje: <i>The Rise o... @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Aug 15 @ 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. At this appearance, Cynetje and the current incarnation of[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Aug 15 @ 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
Aug 15 @ 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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*Take 5!: Brad Linde’s GINGERBRED w/ Caroline Davis 5:00 pm
*<i>Take 5!</i>: Brad Linde’s GI... @ American Art Museum
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm
The irrepressible D.C.-based saxophonist and educator Brad Linde performs with GINGERBRED, a group he co-leads with the deft and interrogative trumpeter Carol Morgan, that pays tribute to the work of the master hard-bop alto saxophonist[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
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* Tosin Beats 9:00 pm
* Tosin Beats
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm
Maryland-based composer, percussionist and vocalist Tosin Beats makes energizing, ecstatic afro-jazz fusion that sounds if Fela Kuti picked up more of a Weather Report/Return to Forever sound in the 70s.  One thing is for certain;[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 18 @ 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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* Christie Dashiell 8:00 pm
* Christie Dashiell @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm
A former member of Howard University’s Afro Blue jazz choir and erstwhile star of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Christie Dashiell is one of D.C.’s most beloved young jazz personas. She has a riveting voice, and an understated[...]
* Fay Victor SoundNoiseFUNK and Sarah Hughes/Nate Scheible (CapitalBop Traveling Loft) 8:00 pm
* Fay Victor SoundNoiseFUNK and ... @ Capital Fringe
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm
* Fay Victor SoundNoiseFUNK and Sarah Hughes/Nate Scheible (CapitalBop Traveling Loft) @ Capital Fringe | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Few contemporary vocalists have internalized, personalized and redefined the Black music tradition as thoroughly as Fay Victor. CapitalBop is thrilled to present Victor here with an all-star quartet, known as SoundNoiseFUNK, featuring Tomeka Reid on[...]
* Tosin Beats 9:00 pm
* Tosin Beats
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm
Maryland-based composer, percussionist and vocalist Tosin Beats makes energizing, ecstatic afro-jazz fusion that sounds if Fela Kuti picked up more of a Weather Report/Return to Forever sound in the 70s.  One thing is for certain;[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 19 @ 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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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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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* John Lee Funk Trio 8:00 pm
* John Lee Funk Trio @ Sotto
Aug 23 @ 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[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm
A promising young alto saxophonist, John Kocur has an unequivocally clear and forceful tone, and deploys it in precise but expressive solos. They call the kid “the smoker” for something. He tends to write post-bop[...]
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* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 24 @ 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[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Aug 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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* Jessica Boykin-Settles: Tribute to Carmen McCrae 6:00 pm
* Jessica Boykin-Settles: <i> Tr... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Aug 25 @ 6:00 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[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 25 @ 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[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
* Frank Lacy 9:00 pm
* Frank Lacy @ Twins Jazz
Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm
Trombonist and composer Kuumba Frank Lacy is a longtime staple of New York’s scene. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 25 @ 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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* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 26 @ 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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* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Aug 29 @ 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
Aug 29 @ 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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* John Lee Funk Trio 8:00 pm
* John Lee Funk Trio @ Sotto
Aug 30 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 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[...]