DC Jazz Calendar

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* Liberation Music Orchestra w/ Carla Bley and Joe Lovano 7:30 pm
* Liberation Music Orchestra w/ ... @ Kennedy Center
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Liberation Music Orchestra, the ensemble that the harmonic liberator, bassist and composer Charlie Haden formed in 1969, performs a tribute to its late leader under the direction of longtime arranger and leader Carla Bley.[...]
* Mark G. Meadows: Nat King Cole Tribute 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows: Nat King Cole... @ AMP by Strathmore
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Mark Meadows is one of established talents of 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 Day[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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[...]
2
* Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days
* Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days @ The Phillips Collection
Jun 2 all-day
The DC JazzFest partners with The Phillips Collection to present family-friend, music filled events to preview the start of the festival proper. The stalwart and sturdy cornerstone of DC jazz, Herman Burney, performs with a[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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[...]
3
* DeAndrey Howard’s Collectors Edition 6:00 pm
* DeAndrey Howard’s Collectors E... @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm
The area straight-ahead stalwart DeAndrey Howard plays trumpet and sometimes shouts the blues. Together with his longstanding band, Collector’s Edition, he plays standards with a friendly, inviting touch. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
4
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jama Balbed, that wisened, grizzled yet young tenor lion of the D.C. jazz scene, seeks to mix up and mix together more members of the D.C. music scene.[...]
5
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Jun 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[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm
One of the best trumpeters to arrive after Wynton Marsalis, the 45-year-old Roy Hargrove has an affinity for sharp but husky melody, carried across genres. In his old band Crisol, he offered a modernist’s approach[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Jun 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[...]
6
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
One of the best trumpeters to arrive after Wynton Marsalis, the 45-year-old Roy Hargrove has an affinity for sharp but husky melody, carried across genres. In his old band Crisol, he offered a modernist’s approach[...]
7
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 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[...]
* Alison Crockett 8:00 pm
* Alison Crockett @ Sotto
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
Allison Crockett blends neo-soul; new-school, uptown jazz; and city blues into something that’s logically political and personally defiant. She has the laggard rhythm of an Erykah Badu, the dance instinct of a Chaka Kahn, and[...]
* DC Jazz Fest Opening Ceremony w/ Frederic Yonnet and Maimouna Youssef / Washington Renaissance Orchestra Octet 8:00 pm
* DC Jazz Fest Opening Ceremony ... @ City Winery
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
The DC Jazz Festival formally kicks off with a pair of sets at the City Winery. The harmonica player Frederic Yonnet, a native of France, has tons of talent and plenty of blues flavor lying[...]
* Feedel Band 8:00 pm
* Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
Feedel Band may be the leading Ethio-jazz group in a town with one of the world’s most vibrant Ethiopian expat populations. It grooves at mid-tempo, toggling between sultry and entrancing; the seven-piece band of ruggedly[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
One of the best trumpeters to arrive after Wynton Marsalis, the 45-year-old Roy Hargrove has an affinity for sharp but husky melody, carried across genres. In his old band Crisol, he offered a modernist’s approach[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Twins Jazz Orchestra is made up of some of the finest jazz musicians that the District of Columbia has to offer. Under director of Thad Wilson, one the area’s most deft and lyrical trumpeters,[...]
8
* Bill Heid Trio 6:00 pm
* Bill Heid Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
* Joe Herrera’s Remix 6:00 pm
* Joe Herrera’s Remix @ Marvin DC
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm
Joe Herrera, a lyrical trumpeter who leads the beloved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, plays at Marvin’s every other Friday with his group Remix. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
* Sharón Clark 6:00 pm
* Sharón Clark @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Sharón Clark has a powerful voice and tends to sing a combination of Great American Songbook standards and postwar pop tunes. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Kenneth Whalum III 8:00 pm
* Kenneth Whalum III @ Sotto
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
The rising tenor saxophonist Kenneth Whalum III can send a message with a screed or a soft whisper—sometimes both at once. There’s always an insistence, a captivating sense of purpose, living within his tone. Whalum[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
One of the best trumpeters to arrive after Wynton Marsalis, the 45-year-old Roy Hargrove has an affinity for sharp but husky melody, carried across genres. In his old band Crisol, he offered a modernist’s approach[...]
* CapitalBop Presents: Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die and OG Lullabies 9:00 pm
* CapitalBop Presents: Jaimie Br... @ Union Stage
Jun 8 @ 9:00 pm
As part of the 8th annual DC Jazz Loft Series at the DC Jazz Festival, CapitalBop presents the powerful young trumpeter Jaimie Branch and her acclaimed quartet Fly or Die. Opening is D.C.’s own innovative[...]
* Allison Crockett 9:30 pm
* Allison Crockett @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 8 @ 9:30 pm
Allison Crockett blends neo-soul; new-school, uptown jazz; and city blues into something that’s logically political and personally defiant. She has the laggard rhythm of an Erykah Badu, the dance instinct of a Chaka Kahn, and[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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[...]
9
* Davey Yarborough Jazz Ensemble 11:00 am
* Davey Yarborough Jazz Ensemble @ Asbury United Methodist Church
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am
The standout saxophonist – and jazz instructor at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts – Davey Yarborough leads a straight-ahead group. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* Pharoah Sanders 6:30 pm
* Pharoah Sanders @ City Winery
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm
The 77-year-old saxophonist Pharoah Sanders will always be best known for his 1969 LP, “Karma,” and specifically its half-hour-long first track: “The Creator Has a Master Plan.” Built around two simple chords, the song finds[...]
* SJMO: Leonard Bernstein: 100 Years 7:30 pm
* SJMO: <i>Leonard Bernstein: 10... @ American History Museum
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, a group of Smithsonian sanctioned players who perform with an eye for historicity, performs a special program to mark the centennial of Leonard Bernstein, truly one of America’s great composers.[...]
* Regina Carter: Simply Ella w/ Elijah Jamal Balbed 8:00 pm
* Regina Carter: Simply Ella w/ ... @ The Hamilton
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
The fearlessly inventive violinist and MacArthur Fellowship Award winner Regina Carter leads a group celebrating her new tribute project to the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, “Ella: Accentuate the Positive”.   The young saxophonist[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
One of the best trumpeters to arrive after Wynton Marsalis, the 45-year-old Roy Hargrove has an affinity for sharp but husky melody, carried across genres. In his old band Crisol, he offered a modernist’s approach[...]
* CapitalBop Presents: Jeff Parker Quartet and Udobi 9:00 pm
* CapitalBop Presents: Jeff Park... @ Local 16
Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm
As part of the 8th annual DC Jazz Loft Series at the DC Jazz Festival, CapitalBop presents the innovative, Los Angeles-based guitarist Jeff Parker in a quartet that includes the rising drummer Makaya McCraven. Opening[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 9:30 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 9 @ 9:30 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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[...]
10
* Bill Cole’s Untempered Quartet 4:00 pm
* Bill Cole’s Untempered Quartet @ Rhizome DC
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm
Bill Cole has been redefining the border between jazz and world music since the early 1970s, when he began playing a variety of East Asian double-reed horns. Today, he carries on the legacy of Yusef[...]
* Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble 7:00 pm
* Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble @ Rhizome DC
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm
Bill Cole has been redefining the border between jazz and world music since the early 1970s, when he began playing a variety of East Asian double-reed horns. Today, he carries on the legacy of Yusef[...]
* CapitalBop Presents: Oliver Lake Big Band and Janel Leppin 7:30 pm
* CapitalBop Presents: Oliver La... @ NYU Washington - Abramson Family Auditorium
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm
As part of the 8th annual DC Jazz Loft Series at the DC Jazz Festival, CapitalBop presents the great Oliver Lake with his Big Band. Opening for Lake is Janel Leppin with her Ensemble Volcanic[...]
* Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective w/ Mark G. Meadows 7:30 pm
* Terence Blanchard Featuring Th... @ The Hamilton
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm
The distinguished trumpeter and composer Terrence Blanchard leads his group E-Collective for a run of NOLA funky-jazz at Blues Alley. Blanchard is known for both his jazz playing and his extensive film soundtrack work, having scored almost[...]
* Loide 8:00 pm
* Loide @ Sotto
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
An American-raised singer with origins in Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, Loide intones with full-throated, expressive clarity over Afro-Lusophone rhythms Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
* David Murray and Kahil El’Zabar Duo 9:30 pm
* David Murray and Kahil El’Zaba... @ Rhizome DC
Jun 10 @ 9:30 pm
It’s easy to talk about the way jazz developed in the 1970s and ’80s without mentioning saxophonist David Murray, and many have done it – it was a quicksilver time for the music, and there’s[...]
11
* Jo-Go Project with Dupont Brass 7:00 pm
* Jo-Go Project with Dupont Brass @ Ivy City Smokehouse
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed came up in the D.C. area, the rare ’90s baby enamored with the jazz greats. But he couldn’t help picking up some hometown music pride along the way—and for[...]
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jama Balbed, that wisened, grizzled yet young tenor lion of the D.C. jazz scene, seeks to mix up and mix together more members of the D.C. music scene.[...]
* Tia Fuller 8:00 pm
* Tia Fuller @ City Winery
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Tia Fuller mines the saxophone with technical aplomb, pushing hard to eke out every drop of feeling she can from the instrument. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
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* Chuck and Robert Redd 6:00 pm
* Chuck and Robert Redd @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm
Description:Brothers Chuck and Robert Redd — a vibraphonist and pianist, respectively — perform holiday music in a straight-ahead jazz format. Chuck spent years playing and traveling with famed guitarist Charlie Byrd; Robert is a music[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Jun 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[...]
* The Baylor Project 8:00 pm
* The Baylor Project @ City Winery
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
The Baylor Project performs jazz steeped in sensual, simmering soul and R&B. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H Street Maryland Northeast Petworth[...]
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* Greg Boyer Peloton 7:00 pm
* Greg Boyer Peloton @ Sotto
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm
Trombonist Greg Boyer has worked with Parliament-Funkadelic, Stanley Clarke, Prince and many other stars. He’s also a member of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, and a popular sideman on the D.C. jazz scene. Here the[...]
* Ben Williams: Homage to a Master, Keter Betts 8:00 pm
* Ben Williams: <i>Homage to a M... @ City Winery
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Ben Williams grew up in D.C. and attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, then vaulted into the spotlight in 2009 after winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. He earned acclaim with[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Jun 13 @ 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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* Samuel Prather & Groove Orchestra 12:30 pm
* Samuel Prather & Groove Orchestra @ Franklin Square Park
Jun 14 @ 12:30 pm
With his Groove Orchestra, usually consisting of about nine members, the multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Sam Prather collides the sounds of Donny Hathaway and Herbie Hancock and J Dilla; the band spreads beats like peanut[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 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[...]
* Terri Lyne Carrington: Celebrating Geri Allen’s Genius, Grace and Fire 7:30 pm
* Terri Lyne Carrington: <i>Cele... @ Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm
Terri Lyne Carrington, a drummer who has spent decades playing around with jazz, funk and various realms of the Black musical diaspora, leads a tribute to recent passed piano titan Geri Allen. With Tia Fueller[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
* Raul Midón 8:00 pm
* Raul Midón @ City Winery
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
New Mexico born and New York bred guitarist and singer Raul Midon easily conjures images of Bill Withers and Paul Simon with his passionate yet mild demeanor and great ear for musical exploration. His own[...]
15
* Meet the Artist: Terri Lyne Carrington 11:00 am
* Meet the Artist: Terri Lyne Ca... @ Chuck Levins Music
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am
Terri Lyne Carrington, a drummer who has spent decades playing around with jazz, funk and various realms of the Black musical diaspora, talks to Willard Jenkins about her craft. Free but RSVP required. Agenda Agenda[...]
* Christie Dashiell Quartet with C.V. Dashiell, III 6:00 pm
* Christie Dashiell Quartet with... @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
A former member of Howard University’s Afro Blue jazz choir and erstwhile star of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Christie Dashiell is one of D.C.’s most beloved young jazz personas. She has a riveting voice, and an understated[...]
* Todd Marcus’ In These Streets 7:30 pm
* Todd Marcus’ In These Streets @ Honfleur Gallery
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm
Todd Marcus is becoming known as the most exciting bass clarinetist in jazz today. He swings hard, soothes, confounds, excites. His music often draws on Egyptian musical and mythological themes and motifs; but this project “In[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, 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 lessons[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
* Reginald Cyntje 8:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Sotto
Jun 15 @ 8:00 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[...]
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet 9:00 pm
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 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 quintet. Two separate sets at 9 pm and 11:00 p.m. Agenda Agenda[...]
* Tom Williams Quartet 9:30 pm
* Tom Williams Quartet @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 15 @ 9:30 pm
Tom Williams is a lyrical trumpeter from Baltimore. 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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[...]
16
* DC Jazz Fest at the Wharf [Day 1]
* DC Jazz Fest at the Wharf [Day 1] @ DC Wharf
Jun 16 all-day
The DC Jazz Festival hosts a number of top notch jazz artists across multiple stages set up on the Wharf. District Pier: The expansive, visionary New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah headlines the District[...]
* Kris Funn & Cornerstore 12:00 pm
* Kris Funn & Cornerstore @ Kreeger Museum
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm
D.C.-based, internationally-touring bassist and composer Kris Funn debuted his band Corner Store at the DC Jazz Loft back in January 2012. The band mingles blues and jazz with hip-hop and gospel, creating a rollicking sound[...]
* Meet the Artist: Christian Scott 1:30 pm
* Meet the Artist: Christian Scott @ DC Wharf
Jun 16 @ 1:30 pm
Trumpeter and progressive-jazz trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has been playing in front of large crowds since he was a teenager growing up in New Orleans. Now he’s 35, and he’s become something of the[...]
* Leslie Odom, Jr. / R+R=NOW / Maceo Parker 7:00 pm
* Leslie Odom, Jr. / R+R=NOW / M... @ The Anthem
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm
You probably know Leslie Odom, Jr. best as the original voice of Vice-President Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s magnificent mixtape of American history and musical traditions: “Hamiton: An American Musical”. But Odom, Jr. is also[...]
* Brent Birckhead 8:00 pm
* Brent Birckhead @ Sotto
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm
If you’ve been to one of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra’sshows, you’ve noticed Brent Birckhead. He’s the sharply dressed alto saxophonist who sits swaying and rooting and smiling beatifically in the front row while others[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet 9:00 pm
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 16 @ 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 quintet. Two separate sets at 9 pm and 11:00 p.m. Agenda Agenda[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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[...]
17
* Marshall Keys 3:00 pm
* Marshall Keys @ R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
Jun 17 @ 3:00 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He leads a tribute to jazz-funk pioneer Eddie Harris. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard[...]
* Brian Settles and Jessica Boykin-Settles 6:00 pm
* Brian Settles and Jessica Boyk... @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm
Brian Settles is wakefully minimalist as a saxophonist and a composer. His tone on the tenor sax warbles and decries, and it’s established him as one of D.C.’s most self-possessed improvisers. He performs in a[...]
* Paul Carr 6:00 pm
* Paul Carr @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm
Longtime saxophonist and educator Paul Carr 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[...]
* Dante Pope 7:00 pm
* Dante Pope @ Sotto
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm
Dante Pope, a fabulous and multi-talented drummer, with strong gospel roots, from Chicago who now lives in D.C. performs. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
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* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jama Balbed, that wisened, grizzled yet young tenor lion of the D.C. jazz scene, seeks to mix up and mix together more members of the D.C. music scene.[...]
19
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Jun 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[...]
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* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 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[...]
* Gregory Porter w/NSO Pops 8:00 pm
* Gregory Porter w/NSO Pops @ Kennedy Center
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
Gregory Porter’s powerful voice runs from limpid to barbed and straining — but he’s always deliberate, always in control. His songwriting will toss your mind back to the classic, gospel-influenced soul of the 1960s; his[...]
22
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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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* Shacara Rogers 8:00 pm
* Shacara Rogers @ Sotto
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Shacara Rodgers first came on the scene as a member of Howard University’s well-known a cappella group Afro Blue. Since her undergrad years, she’s honed her compositional skills in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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[...]
* John R. Lamkin III 11:45 pm
* John R. Lamkin III @ Sotto
Jun 23 @ 11:45 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. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
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* Alison Crockett 6:00 pm
* Alison Crockett @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm
Allison Crockett blends neo-soul; new-school, uptown jazz; and city blues into something that’s logically political and personally defiant. She has the laggard rhythm of an Erykah Badu, the dance instinct of a Chaka Kahn, and[...]
* Herbie Hancock 8:00 pm
* Herbie Hancock @ Strathmore
Jun 24 @ 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[...]
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* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Monday’s and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, Elijah Jama Balbed, that wisened, grizzled yet young tenor lion of the D.C. jazz scene, seeks to mix up and mix together more members of the D.C. music scene.[...]
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* Gregory Porter In Conversation with NPR’s Audie Cornish 7:00 pm
* Gregory Porter In Conversation... @ NPR Headquarters
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm
* Gregory Porter In Conversation with NPR's Audie Cornish @ NPR Headquarters | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Gregory Porter’s powerful voice runs from limpid to barbed and straining — but he’s always deliberate, always in control. His songwriting will toss your mind back to the classic, gospel-influenced soul of the 1960s; his[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Bill Heid 8:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Tryst
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Jun 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[...]
*The Jo-Go Project 8:00 pm
*The Jo-Go Project @ Blues Alley
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed came up in the D.C. area, the rare ’90s baby enamored with the jazz greats. But he couldn’t help picking up some hometown music pride along the way—and for[...]
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* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 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[...]
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* Keith Killgo: Tribute to Art Blakey 6:00 pm
* Keith Killgo: <i>Tribute to Ar... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm
Keith Killgo is a hard-swinging drummer with a long history on the D.C. jazz scene. His illustrious (spurious, from the straight-ahead jazz purist’s point of view) pastincludes stints with Joe Henderson and the Blackbyrds, plus[...]
* Herb Scott 8:00 pm
* Herb Scott @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Herb Scott is a young, soulful powerhouse on alto saxophone. As a bandleader, his style often veers into the over-sweetened terrain of smooth jazz, but no matter what he plays, his fleetness and conviction are[...]
* Jessica Boykin-Settles 8:00 pm
* Jessica Boykin-Settles @ Sotto
Jun 29 @ 8:00 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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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* Federico Peña 8:00 pm
* Federico Peña @ Sotto
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Federico Peña has played with Meshell Ndegeocello, Marcus Miller and various other performers who put jazz and funk together in service of the explosive. Here he leads his own group, foregrounding his smooth[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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[...]