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* Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone “Duets” 8:00 pm
* Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone “Du... @ Blues Alley
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm
Vibraphonist Gary Burton is a pioneer of both his instrument – helping to popularize the four-mallet technique – and the entire jazz genre. He was easing rock and country influences into his sound years before[...]
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* Shannon Gunn & the Bullettes 7:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Bullettes @ Republic Restoratives
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Led by Shannon Gunn, a talented trombonist and teacher who plays in the well-loved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, this all-female big band plays traditional tunes as well as original material. The band includes the pianist[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 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
Mar 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[...]
* Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone “Duets” 8:00 pm
* Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone “Du... @ Blues Alley
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Vibraphonist Gary Burton is a pioneer of both his instrument – helping to popularize the four-mallet technique – and the entire jazz genre. He was easing rock and country influences into his sound years before[...]
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* Washington Women in Jazz All-Stars (WWJF) 6:00 pm
* Washington Women in Jazz All-S... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm
March kicks of the Washington Women in Jazz festival, so some of the DC jazz scene’s leading ladies unite at Westminster Jazz Night. This is an all-star band featuring WWJ mastermind Amy Bormet, and local[...]
* Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Ensemble 7:00 pm
* Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Ens... @ Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm
The American born trumpeter and bandleader Amir ElSaffar is steeped in the music of his Arab heritage. His compositions are often labeled “jazz,” but bear more in common with the improvisational forms of Arab classical[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Mar 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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* Anita Thomas with the Amy Bormet Trio (WWJF) 6:30 pm
* Anita Thomas with the Amy Borm... @ Wesley United Methodist
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm
Australia-by-way-of-L.A. Multi-instrumentalist Anita Thomas is a newer addition to the DC-Baltimore jazz scene. Her compositions can be a vast and varied as her native Australia while maintaining a clear, straight-ahead focus. She performs with WWJF[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 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
Mar 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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* Donny McCaslin Group 8:00 pm
* Donny McCaslin Group @ Blues Alley
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm
Donny McCaslin was David Bowie’s longtime saxophonist, and worked significantly to shape the sound of the Thin white Duke’s epithet album Blackstar. Leading his own groups, McCaslin’s music often blends jazz and electronic music as[...]
*Panel Counsel feat. Jonathan Parker 8:30 pm
*Panel Counsel feat. Jonathan Pa... @ Dew Drop Inn
Mar 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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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 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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* Jeff “Train” Watts Trio 8:00 pm
* Jeff “Train” Watts Trio @ Blues Alley
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm
Jeff “Tain” Watts is one of the icons of the jazz classicist period of the 1980s and ’90s. To earn international acclaim as a leader in that type of movement is to dig into traditional[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Mar 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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* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 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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* Antonio Parker & Friends 6:00 pm
* Antonio Parker & Friends @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm
The alto saxophonist Antonio Parker’s playing is doggedly swinging, soulful and colored by a bright, aggressive tone. He casually sprinkles neo-soul and R&B influences into his otherwise straight-ahead bop, and his improvisation shows a redolence[...]
* Elena and Samora Pinderhughes 7:00 pm
* Elena and Samora Pinderhughes @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm
The Pinderhughes siblings are two of the brightest young stars rising to the heavens of the jazz world. Elena is perhaps most well-known as the flute player and vocalist in Christian Scott’s “Stretch Music” Ensemble.[...]
* Alison Crockett 9:00 pm
* Alison Crockett @ Twins Jazz
Mar 10 @ 9:00 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Mar 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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* Jessica Boykin Settles – Ella @ 100 2:00 pm
* Jessica Boykin Settles – Ella ... @ Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mar 11 @ 2:00 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[...]
* Christie Dashiell 7:00 pm
* Christie Dashiell @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Mar 11 @ 7:00 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[...]
* Alison Crockett 9:00 pm
* Alison Crockett @ Twins Jazz
Mar 11 @ 9:00 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[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 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
Mar 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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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 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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* Nicholas Payton 8:00 pm
* Nicholas Payton @ Blues Alley
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy-winning trumpeter and bandleader Nicholas Payton makes an appearance here with his trio. You may see him ambidextrously accompany his own trumpet solo with his left hand on the keyboard; he then may switch over[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
Mar 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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* Take 5!: Lena Seikaly and Danielle Wertz celebrate Women in Jazz 5:00 pm
* Take 5!: Lena Seikaly and Dani... @ American Art Museum
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm
The precocious young vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead originals with a confident and playful demeanor while Danielle Wertz is a student at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music;[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 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 Mehldau: Three Pieces After Bach 8:00 pm
* Brad Mehldau: Three Pieces Aft... @ Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm
Brad Mehldau became a critics’ darling in the 1990s for quietly running a cross-current to the main ideas about what acoustic jazz’s rhythmic and harmonic imperatives ought to be. He was sometimes bringing music from[...]
* Nicholas Payton 8:00 pm
* Nicholas Payton @ Blues Alley
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy-winning trumpeter and bandleader Nicholas Payton makes an appearance here with his trio. You may see him ambidextrously accompany his own trumpet solo with his left hand on the keyboard; he then may switch over[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Mar 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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* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Mar 17 @ 9:00 pm
Tenaciously swinging and lyrically playful, the trumpeter Michael Thomas tends toward the Jazz Messengers’ strain of uncompromising hard-bop. His searing tone and dipping-and-diving improvisations have a lot in common with the work of Lee Morgan,[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Mar 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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Julia Nixon 8:00 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm
A veteran of musical theater (notably, she played the lead in the original Broadway presentation of Dreamgirls), Julian Nixon incorporates jazz standards and originals into her own personal brand of R&B. Agenda Agenda Day Month[...]
* Shacara Rodgers 8:00 pm
* Shacara Rodgers @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Mar 18 @ 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[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Mar 18 @ 9:00 pm
Tenaciously swinging and lyrically playful, the trumpeter Michael Thomas tends toward the Jazz Messengers’ strain of uncompromising hard-bop. His searing tone and dipping-and-diving improvisations have a lot in common with the work of Lee Morgan,[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 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
Mar 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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* Howard “Kingfish” Franklin 6:00 pm
* Howard “Kingfish” Franklin @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm
Howard “Kingfish” Franklin is a rambunctiously swinging drummer who plays with some of the greatest musicians in the D.C. area. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 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
Mar 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[...]
* Dayna Stephens Quintet 8:00 pm
* Dayna Stephens Quintet @ Blues Alley
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm
The saxophonist Dayna Stephens, a steady force in breezier strains of straight-ahead, performs with his quintet (featuring longtime Mehldau bassist Larry Grenadier) in celebration of the release of his new LP Gratitude. Two separate sets[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Mar 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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* Bobby Muncy 8:00 pm
* Bobby Muncy @ Twins Jazz
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm
Bobby Muncy is a saxophonist with chops, conviction and the drive to make jazz feel fresh. He hopscotches between jazz covers of Radiohead, swinging renditions of his bandmates’ tunes, and his own skronky original compositions. Two[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Mar 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
Mar 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[...]
* Kevin Eubanks 8:00 pm
* Kevin Eubanks @ Blues Alley
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm
You probably know Kevin Eubanks from his stint as musical director on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, but before that he was as a young jazz guitarist making ripples on the New York City scene in[...]
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* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 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[...]
* Kevin Eubanks 8:00 pm
* Kevin Eubanks @ Blues Alley
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm
You probably know Kevin Eubanks from his stint as musical director on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, but before that he was as a young jazz guitarist making ripples on the New York City scene in[...]
* The R&B Jazz Quintet 9:00 pm
* The R&B Jazz Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Mar 24 @ 9:00 pm
Soulful and swingin’ trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse pairs with the steady and strong Herman Burney on bass to co-lead a quintet that also features Paul Carr on tenor sax, Hope Udobi on piano, and J.C. Jefferson[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Mar 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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* Kevin Eubanks 8:00 pm
* Kevin Eubanks @ Blues Alley
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm
You probably know Kevin Eubanks from his stint as musical director on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, but before that he was as a young jazz guitarist making ripples on the New York City scene in[...]
* The R&B Jazz Quintet 9:00 pm
* The R&B Jazz Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Mar 25 @ 9:00 pm
Soulful and swingin’ trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse pairs with the steady and strong Herman Burney on bass to co-lead a quintet that also features Paul Carr on tenor sax, Hope Udobi on piano, and J.C. Jefferson[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 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
Mar 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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* Buck Hill Memorial Service & Jam 2:00 pm
* Buck Hill Memorial Service & Jam @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm
Legendary DC saxophonist Buck Hill passed away last week at the age of 90. The DC jazz community gathers for his public memorial. Musicians, bring your instruments! Celebrate the life and legacy of Buck by[...]
* Kevin Eubanks 8:00 pm
* Kevin Eubanks @ Blues Alley
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm
You probably know Kevin Eubanks from his stint as musical director on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, but before that he was as a young jazz guitarist making ripples on the New York City scene in[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 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
Mar 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[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Mar 28 @ 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
Mar 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[...]
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* Eliot Seppa 6:00 pm
* Eliot Seppa @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm
Eliot Seppa is a rising talent on the bass, holding his own in a bassist-heavy town. In the past two years, his broad, bounding sound has grown up; he now plays with the an assurance[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
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* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 30 @ 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[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Mar 30 @ 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
Mar 30 @ 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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* Elijah Jamal Balbed 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, by now a fixture of the scene, has a hard-driving and sparely metallic sound. It’s like Dexter Gordon’s and Sonny Rollins’, to the old-school buff, but he casts their[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Mar 31 @ 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[...]
* Reginald Cyntje 9:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Twins Jazz
Mar 31 @ 9:00 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. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Agenda[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Mar 31 @ 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[...]