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* Charles Neville 7:30 pm
* Charles Neville @ McNeir Auditorium at Georgetown University
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
When you think of New Orleans music, Louis Armstrong certainly  embodies the sound and spirit of the city for the first half of the 20th century. But for the post-war big easy, one family’s name[...]
* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Apr 1 @ 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[...]
* Sharón Clark 8:00 pm
* Sharón Clark @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Apr 1 @ 8:00 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[...]
* The Bad Plus 8:00 pm
* The Bad Plus @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
he Bad Plus – Ethan Iverson on piano, Reid Anderson on bass and Dave King on drums – improvises on acoustic instruments with a captivating stridency. Whether that makes them a jazz band, per se, is[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 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[...]
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* Roy Hargrove 8:00 pm
* Roy Hargrove @ Blues Alley
Apr 2 @ 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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* 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert 7:30 pm
* 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute ... @ Kennedy Center
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm
The NEA’s annual Jazz Masters tribute ceremony returns to the Kennedy Center for the second year in a row. This year’s honorees are the irreplaceable jazz ambassador, vocalist, broadcaster and educator Dee Dee Bridgewater, the[...]
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra @ Blues Alley
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm
The 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra commanded the Caverns every Monday night with a repertoire ranging from Count Basie to Coltrane to band members’ originals. Some truly excellent soloists strengthen the big band’s arrangements. The[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 4 @ 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
Apr 4 @ 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
Apr 4 @ 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
Apr 5 @ 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
Apr 6 @ 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
Apr 6 @ 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[...]
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* Lena Seikaly 6:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm
The precocious young vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead originals with a confident and playful demeanor. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* SFJazz Collective 8:00 pm
* SFJazz Collective @ Blues Alley
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm
Composed of David Sánchez, Miguel Zenón, Sean Jones, Robin Eubanks, Edward Simon, Matt Penman, Obed Calvaire and hometown boy Warren Wolf, the SFJazz Collective is the diplomatic arm of the San Francisco Jazz Festival that[...]
* The Radiohead Jazz Project 9:00 pm
* The Radiohead Jazz Project @ Twins Jazz
Apr 7 @ 9:00 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. Here[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Apr 7 @ 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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* Cecile McLorin Salvant and Aaron Diehl 8:00 pm
* Cecile McLorin Salvant and Aar... @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalist Cecile McLorin-Salvant won the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, and it was vindication for jazz’s classicists: Here’s a singer with verve, virtuosity and a reverence for the classics that’s anything but deferential.[...]
* SFJazz Collective 8:00 pm
* SFJazz Collective @ Blues Alley
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm
Composed of David Sánchez, Miguel Zenón, Sean Jones, Robin Eubanks, Edward Simon, Matt Penman, Obed Calvaire and hometown boy Warren Wolf, the SFJazz Collective is the diplomatic arm of the San Francisco Jazz Festival that[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 8 @ 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
Apr 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[...]
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* Paul Carr’s “All In” Quartet 6:00 pm
* Paul Carr’s “All In” Quartet @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm
Longtime saxophonist and educator Paul Carr leads a straight-ahead group including Allyn Johnson on piano and Herman Burney on bass. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* SFJazz Collective 8:00 pm
* SFJazz Collective @ Blues Alley
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Composed of David Sánchez, Miguel Zenón, Sean Jones, Robin Eubanks, Edward Simon, Matt Penman, Obed Calvaire and hometown boy Warren Wolf, the SFJazz Collective is the diplomatic arm of the San Francisco Jazz Festival that[...]
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* Stanley Clarke Band 7:30 pm
* Stanley Clarke Band @ The Birchmere Music Hall
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm
Over the past 40 years, Stanley Clarke has helped revolutionize jazz from within and without. Working with Chick Corea’s Return to Forever in the early 1970s, he gave primacy to the electric bass, expanding the[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 11 @ 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
Apr 11 @ 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
Apr 11 @ 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
Apr 13 @ 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
Apr 13 @ 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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* Marquis Hill Blacktet 7:00 pm
* Marquis Hill Blacktet @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm
Despite his imposing figure, Thelonious Monk International Institute of Jazz Competition winner 2014  Marquis Hill brings a delicate, light–one could almost say dainty–touch to the trumpet. Yes, but: His Blacktet, a quintet composed of saxophonist,[...]
* Tim Whalen Quintet 9:00 pm
* Tim Whalen Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 14 @ 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
Apr 14 @ 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 University Jazz Ensemble Easter Vespers (JAM) 4:00 pm
* Howard University Jazz Ensembl... @ Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm
The Howard University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Fred Irby, invigorates the Easter prayer service with their collegiate jazz. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
* Geoffrey Keezer Trio w/ Gillian Margot 7:00 pm
* Geoffrey Keezer Trio w/ Gillia... @ Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm
Geoffery Keezer was the last musician to hold the piano bench in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. The young post-bop piano lion cut his teeth with cats like Blakey, Ray Brown, and and Art Farmer, refining[...]
* Tim Whalen Quintet 9:00 pm
* Tim Whalen Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 15 @ 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
Apr 15 @ 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
Apr 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[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 18 @ 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
Apr 18 @ 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
Apr 18 @ 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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* Bill Heid 6:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 19 @ 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[...]
* Jonathan Parker Octet 8:30 pm
* Jonathan Parker Octet @ Wonderland Ballroom
Apr 19 @ 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[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Apr 19 @ 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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* Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Ensemble (JAM) 12:00 pm
* Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks E... @ American History Museum
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Ensemble, a small combo featuring some of the talented musician that make up the Smithsonian’s official jazz group, perform. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 20 @ 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[...]
* Todd Marcus Quartet (JAM) 7:30 pm
* Todd Marcus Quartet (JAM) @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Apr 20 @ 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; fresh off a[...]
* Victor Provost w/the Hill Center Jazz Ensemble 7:30 pm
* Victor Provost w/the Hill Cent... @ Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm
Victor Provost isn’t just the only jazz steel pan player in D.C. – he’s one of the region’s best improvisers, on any instrument. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]
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* Anna Webber ‘s Simple Trio (JAM) 8:00 pm
* Anna Webber ‘s Simple Trio (JAM) @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
Reed player Anna Webber’s Spartan, avant-edged compositions allow her to highlight the melodic strength of her tunes, her improvisations and her fellow players. Presented as part of the Atlas’ Jazz Appreciation Month mini-series. Agenda Agenda[...]
* Herb Scott 8:00 pm
* Herb Scott @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 21 @ 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[...]
* Roberta Gambarini 8:00 pm
* Roberta Gambarini
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
Italian born Roberta Gambarini kicked off her US jazz career taking home a semi-finalist spot in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Vocal contest in 1998. Since then the songstress has sung with everyone from[...]
* Luis Faife Quartet 9:00 pm
* Luis Faife Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm
Luis Faife’s phrasing can punch or slide, rattle your brain and tug on your hips. He brings Afro-Cuban and Afro-Peruvian elements into his bebop playing, which is some of the fleetest you’ll hear in D.C.[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Apr 21 @ 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’s Ensemble Kolossus (CapitalBop Traveling Loft) 7:00 pm
* Michael Formanek’s Ensemble Ko... @ NYU Washington - Abramson Family Auditorium
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm
* Michael Formanek's Ensemble Kolossus (CapitalBop Traveling Loft) @ NYU Washington - Abramson Family Auditorium
True to its name, Michael Formanek’s 19-piece Ensemble Kolossus makes music of enormous scope. But it’s also intricate and textured. And just as important, it allows its improvisers a remarkable amount of space in which[...]
* Ben Allison & The Easy Way (JAM) 8:00 pm
* Ben Allison & The Easy Way (JAM) @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
One of the most respected bassists in contemporary jazz, Ben Allison has defined himself as an accomplished accompanist, soloist, composer and – with the release of his album, Action/Refraction – a savvy interpreter of both[...]
* Roberta Gambarini 8:00 pm
* Roberta Gambarini
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
Italian born Roberta Gambarini kicked off her US jazz career taking home a semi-finalist spot in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Vocal contest in 1998. Since then the songstress has sung with everyone from[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 22 @ 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
Apr 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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Dante Pope 6:00 pm
Dante Pope @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm
Dante Pope, a fabulous and multi-talented drummer from Chicago who now lives in D.C. and has played in a variety of roles at the DC Jazz Loft, leads his Jazz collective–a fusion group featuring Eliot[...]
* Brad Linde’s Urbane Outfit 7:00 pm
* Brad Linde’s Urbane Outfit @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm
Brad Linde, DC’s own “king of the cool,” plays with an all-star group of out of town musicians, including rising alto saxophonist star Caroline Davis. Urbane Outfit perform a mix of standards and torch songs[...]
* Roberta Gambarini 8:00 pm
* Roberta Gambarini
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
Italian born Roberta Gambarini kicked off her US jazz career taking home a semi-finalist spot in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Vocal contest in 1998. Since then the songstress has sung with everyone from[...]
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* Afro Blue 15th Anniversary Concert Celebration 8:00 pm
* Afro Blue 15th Anniversary Con... @ Blues Alley
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm
Afro-Blue, Howard University’s premiere vocal ensemble, gathers some of the finest, young vocalists that the District has to offer. They perform a program to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.[...]
* Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival (JAM) 8:00 pm
* Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Fes... @ University of the District of Columbia
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Calvin Jones Big Band Festival is the cap off to UDC’s (and the wider academic jazz community of DC) celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. The UDC Jazz Ensemble under direction of Allyn Johnson, the[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 25 @ 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[...]
* Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra feat. Sharon Clark: “Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald at 100″ 8:00 pm
* Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks O... @ Blues Alley
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, under the direction of Howard’s own Charlie Young III and featuring some of the top musicians of the area, is joined by the powerful vocalist Sharon Clark, to perform a[...]
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* Andrew White’s 75th Birthday Celebration 8:00 pm
* Andrew White’s 75th Birthday C... @ Blues Alley
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm
Andrew White is one of D.C.’s foremost exponents of the jazz tradition, an embodiment of its historic blend of innovation and preservation. He’s a historian and channeler of John Coltrane, having transcribed 650 of the[...]
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* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 27 @ 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[...]
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Jimmy Cobb & Mike Stern 8:00 pm
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Ji... @ Blues Alley
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
Four Generations of Miles is just that; four musicians from four separate eras of Miles Davis come together to pay tribute to one of the greatest trumpeters alive, all without trumpet or piano. Drummer Jimmy[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Apr 27 @ 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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* Alison Crockett: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald 6:00 pm
* Alison Crockett: Tribute to El... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Apr 28 @ 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[...]
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Jimmy Cobb & Mike Stern 8:00 pm
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Ji... @ Blues Alley
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm
Four Generations of Miles is just that; four musicians from four separate eras of Miles Davis come together to pay tribute to one of the greatest trumpeters alive, all without trumpet or piano. Drummer Jimmy[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 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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* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Jimmy Cobb & Mike Stern 8:00 pm
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Ji... @ Blues Alley
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
Four Generations of Miles is just that; four musicians from four separate eras of Miles Davis come together to pay tribute to one of the greatest trumpeters alive, all without trumpet or piano. Drummer Jimmy[...]
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje & Friends 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles/Reginald Cyntje ... @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 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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* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Jimmy Cobb & Mike Stern 8:00 pm
* “4 Generations of Miles” w/ Ji... @ Blues Alley
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm
Four Generations of Miles is just that; four musicians from four separate eras of Miles Davis come together to pay tribute to one of the greatest trumpeters alive, all without trumpet or piano. Drummer Jimmy[...]
Ethan Philion 9:00 pm
Ethan Philion @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Apr 30 @ 9:00 pm
Bassist Ethan Phillion won a couple of Downbeat student awards while studying bass at Oberlin, including outstanding soloist. He leads a straight ahead group. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol[...]