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* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 2 @ 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
Feb 2 @ 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[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Feb 2 @ 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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* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 3 @ 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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* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 4 @ 9:30 pm
JoJo’s presents a new series on Saturday nights: Brian Settles and Reginald Cyntje trade off leading groups for the cats who want to see something later in the night. Brian Settles is wakefully minimalist as[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 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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*Panel Counsel feat. Jonathan Parker 8:30 pm
*Panel Counsel feat. Jonathan Pa... @ Dew Drop Inn
Feb 6 @ 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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* Flavio Silva 6:00 pm
* Flavio Silva @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm
The Brazilian guitarist and bandleader Flavio Silva, writes tunes that bridge the gap between Return to Forever, Antonio Jobim, and Clifford Brown. He is joined in this performance by Puerto Rican bassist Alex “Apolo” Alaya[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 7 @ 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
Feb 7 @ 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
Feb 7 @ 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 Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Feb 8 @ 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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* Corcoran Holt 6:00 pm
* Corcoran Holt @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm
Bassist Corcoran Holt began his musical career in DC as a 4 year old, learing African percussion on the djembe. He later switched to bass but kept that deep feeling of groove; its brought him[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 9 @ 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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* Jazzmeia Horn 7:00 pm
* Jazzmeia Horn @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm
The winner of the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, Jazzmeia Horn shares the savory depth of Vaughan, as well as the verve of higher-pitched[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 10 @ 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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* Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble with Janel Leppin’s Ensemble Volcanic Ash 8:00 pm
* Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth ... @ Capital Fringe
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm
* Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble with Janel Leppin's Ensemble Volcanic Ash @ Capital Fringe | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The famed flutist and composer Nicole Mitchell arrives for a special edition of CapitalBop’s Traveling Loft series featuring her Black Earth Ensemble. Opening the concert will be D.C. cellist and composer Janel Leppin, presenting her[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 11 @ 9:30 pm
JoJo’s presents a new series on Saturday nights: Brian Settles and Reginald Cyntje trade off leading groups for the cats who want to see something later in the night. Brian Settles is wakefully minimalist as[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 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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* Ancestral Duo (JITB) 2:00 pm
* Ancestral Duo (JITB) @ Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm
Ancestral Duo, a fertile stalk of free-jazz tradition featuring Jamal Moore on percussion, electronics woodwinds and Luke Stewart (also a CapitalBop editor) on bass and electronics, performs. Presented as part of the ‘Jazz In The[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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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* Wadada Leo Smith 7:00 pm
* Wadada Leo Smith @ Georgetown Day High School
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
In 2012, the iconic avant-garde trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith released a three-CD statement titled Ten Freedom Summers, the culmination of 30 years of research, introspection, composition and refinement. It is a tribute to the major[...]
* The Baylor Project 8:00 pm
* The Baylor Project @ Blues Alley
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Baylor Project performs jazz steeped in sensual, simmering soul and R&B. Two separate sets and 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
Feb 15 @ 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[...]
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* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 1] 6:00 pm
* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Da... @ Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm
The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival is an annual celebration of straight-ahead jazz expressed through performance, film, education and discussion. Curated by Paul Carr, the festival runs three days/nights. Day 1 (02/16) Notable Events 7 p.m. Opening[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 16 @ 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[...]
* Brad Linde’s GUMSHOE 8:00 pm
* Brad Linde’s GUMSHOE
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm
The irrepressible D.C.-based saxophonist and educator Brad Linde performs with GUMSHOE, a group consisting of players from the Banff Jazz and Creative Music Workshop groups. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Feb 16 @ 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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* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 2]
* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Da... @ Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival
Feb 17 all-day
The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival is an annual celebration of straight-ahead jazz expressed through performance, film, education and discussion. Curated by Paul Carr, the festival runs three days/four nights. Day 2 Events 5 p.m. Opening ceremony[...]
* Todd Marcus’ Low Tones 6:00 pm
* Todd Marcus’ Low Tones @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm
Todd Marcus is becoming known as the most exciting bass clarinetist in jazz today. He swings hard, soothes, confounds, excites. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Regina Carter: Simply Ella 7:00 pm
* Regina Carter: Simply Ella @ Kennedy Center
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm
The fearlessly inventive violinist and MacArthur Fellowship Award winner Regina Carter celebrates the 100th birthday of her idol and jazz master Ella Fitzgerald. Two separate sets at 7 and 9 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 17 @ 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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* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 18 @ 9:30 pm
JoJo’s presents a new series on Saturday nights: Brian Settles and Reginald Cyntje trade off leading groups for the cats who want to see something later in the night. Brian Settles is wakefully minimalist as[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 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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Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 4]
Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 4] @ Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival
Feb 19 all-day
The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival is an annual celebration of straight-ahead jazz expressed through performance, film, education and discussion. Curated by Paul Carr, the festival runs three days/four nights. Day 4 Events 1 p.m. The MAJF[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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 Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 23 @ 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[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Feb 23 @ 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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* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 24 @ 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[...]
* Jason +: Jason Moran and Theaster Gates: Looks of a Lot 8:00 pm
* Jason +: Jason Moran and Theas... @ Kennedy Center
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Jason Moran, the Kennedy Center’s artistic director for jazz and arguably the most influential jazz pianist of his generation, pairs up with the installation artist and sculptor Theaster Gates to present a concert of new[...]
* Tin Whalen Quintet 9:00 pm
* Tin Whalen Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Feb 24 @ 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 24 @ 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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* Aaron Myers 6:00 pm
* Aaron Myers @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Feb 25 @ 6:00 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[...]
* Tin Whalen Quintet 9:00 pm
* Tin Whalen Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Feb 25 @ 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[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 25 @ 9:30 pm
JoJo’s presents a new series on Saturday nights: Brian Settles and Reginald Cyntje trade off leading groups for the cats who want to see something later in the night. Brian Settles is wakefully minimalist as[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 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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* Michael Formanek & Brian Settles Duo 2:00 pm
* Michael Formanek & Brian Settl... @ Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm
Michael Formanek, a quintessential musicians’ musician, has been making music that negotiates the edges of the avant-garde for decades, mostly as a sideman for such legends as Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Dave Liebman and Fred[...]
* Mavis Waters Jazz Ensemble 6:00 pm
* Mavis Waters Jazz Ensemble @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm
The astounding vocalist Mavis Waters performs with an all star group. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth Shaw[...]
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* Duane Eubanks Quintet 8:00 pm
* Duane Eubanks Quintet @ Blues Alley
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Duane Eubanks’ newest album, Things of That Particular Nature, is a collection of tasty compositions that lassos together 1960s hard-bop and contemporary soul-jazz. Tightly coiled but loose-limbed, the album puts a spotlight on Eubanks’[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 28 @ 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
Feb 28 @ 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
Feb 28 @ 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[...]