DC Jazz Calendar

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* Samuel Prather & Groove Orchestra 7:30 pm
* Samuel Prather & Groove Orchestra @ Capital Fringe
Dec 1 @ 7:30 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[...]
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm
Arturo Sandoval, a spirited and technically stunning trumpet player, played for a while in the 1970s with the legendary Afro-Cuban ensemble Irakere and moved on to a preeminent solo career. Renowned for his velocity and[...]
* Reginald Cyntje 8:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Sotto
Dec 1 @ 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Dec 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
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm
Arturo Sandoval, a spirited and technically stunning trumpet player, played for a while in the 1970s with the legendary Afro-Cuban ensemble Irakere and moved on to a preeminent solo career. Renowned for his velocity and[...]
* Lena Seikaly 8:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm
Every Saturday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: The precocious young vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead[...]
* Tedd Baker 9:00 pm
* Tedd Baker @ Sotto
Dec 2 @ 9:00 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping, robust 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. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Dec 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
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm
Arturo Sandoval, a spirited and technically stunning trumpet player, played for a while in the 1970s with the legendary Afro-Cuban ensemble Irakere and moved on to a preeminent solo career. Renowned for his velocity and[...]
4
* Larry Carlton 8:00 pm
* Larry Carlton @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm
Larry Carlton is not just one of the preeminent guitarists of the fusion era, he is one of the most widely respected six string slingers in the world. The veteran smooth and fusion guitar player[...]
5
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon 7:00 pm
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon @ Sotto
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm
A guitarist with a bluesy, earthy sound, Pete Muldoon laces tight melodies into cocoon-like horn arrangements. He leads a jam session at Sotto on 14th Street every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
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* Christie Dashiell 6:00 pm
* Christie Dashiell @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 7 @ 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[...]
* Donny McCaslin 7:00 pm
* Donny McCaslin @ MilkBoy ArtHouse
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Donny McCaslin was David Bowie’s 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 a new[...]
* Eliot Seppa Trio 7:00 pm
* Eliot Seppa Trio @ Sotto
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Eliot Seppa is a rising talent on the bass, holding his own in a bassist-heavy town. In the past few years, his broad, bounding sound has grown up; he now plays with the an assurance often[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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[...]
* UDC Holiday Concert 7:30 pm
* UDC Holiday Concert @ University of the District of Columbia
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm
The University of the District of Columbia celebrates the holidays with its annual concert, featuring some of its largest student groups. The program will feature choral music from the UDC chorale, gospel from the UDC[...]
* Feedel Band 8:00 pm
* Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Dec 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[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Dec 7 @ 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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* McCoy Tyner Trio w/Joe Lovano [Sold Out] 8:00 pm
* McCoy Tyner Trio w/Joe Lovano ... @ Library of Congress - James Madison Memorial Building
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm
Where is there to start with the legendary McCoy Tyner. The post-bop master pianist is best known as the long-serving piano in John Coltrane’s quartets – having been introduced to Trane by fellow Philadelphian Benny[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Dec 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
* NPR’s A Jazz Piano Christmas 7:00 pm
* NPR’s A Jazz Piano Christmas @ Kennedy Center
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm
NPR’s “A Jazz Piano Christmas” concert is annual tradition at the Kennedy Center. This year, the four-player lineup is headlines by 2018 NEA Jazz Master-to-be Joanne Bracken and Helen Sung, winner of the Kennedy Center’s[...]
* Akua Allrich & The Tribe 9:00 pm
* Akua Allrich & The Tribe @ Sotto
Dec 9 @ 9:00 pm
Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba are two strong influences that bubble up in Akua Allrich’s scorching, muscular music: An effervescent singer, she wields a sort of earthbound optimism. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Dec 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
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra Holiday Show 3:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestr... @ Strathmore Mansion
Dec 10 @ 3:00 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. They[...]
* Reginald Cyntje 8:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Villain & Saint
Dec 10 @ 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[...]
11
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra Holiday Show 8:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestr... @ MilkBoy ArtHouse
Dec 11 @ 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. They[...]
12
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
13
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon 7:00 pm
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon @ Sotto
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
A guitarist with a bluesy, earthy sound, Pete Muldoon laces tight melodies into cocoon-like horn arrangements. He leads a jam session at Sotto on 14th Street every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Dec 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[...]
14
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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[...]
* A Freddy Cole Christmas 8:00 pm
* A Freddy Cole Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
15
* Aaron Myers: Tribute to Joe Williams 6:00 pm
* Aaron Myers: Tribute to Joe Wi... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Dec 15 @ 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. He leads a tribute to legendary Basie orchestra singer Joe[...]
* A Freddy Cole Christmas 8:00 pm
* A Freddy Cole Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
* Cool Yule w/ Mark G. Meadows 8:00 pm
* Cool Yule w/ Mark G. Meadows @ Kentlands Mansion
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Mark Meadows is one of the fast-climbing talents on 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[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 15 @ 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[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 15 @ 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
Dec 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
* Thinking About Jazz: Joe Williams: Everyday I Have the Blues 1:00 pm
* Thinking About Jazz: <i>Joe Wi... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm
Vocalist Aaron Myers gives a presentation on the life and legacy of legendary big band singer Joe Wiliams. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont[...]
* Harriet Tubman 7:00 pm
* Harriet Tubman @ Kennedy Center
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm
Harriet Tubman makes frenetic, furious modern jazz that synthesizes the heavy electro-funk odysseys of Thundercat and Flying Lotus with the propulsive, raw spiritual and philosophical power of Wadada Leo Smith (one of the group’s past[...]
* Michael Bowie and the Blast: You Haven’t Done Nothin’ 7:30 pm
* Michael Bowie and the Blast: <... @ Capital Fringe
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm
Michael Bowie is an internationally known jazz and gospel bassist that came up under the tutelage of the great Betty Carter and has since worked with artist such as Gil Scott-Heron, Patti Labelle, Isaac Hayes[...]
* A Freddy Cole Christmas 8:00 pm
* A Freddy Cole Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 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
* A Freddy Cole Christmas 8:00 pm
* A Freddy Cole Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
18
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra Holiday Show 7:30 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestr... @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Dec 18 @ 7:30 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. They[...]
Dave Detwiler & The White House Band 8:00 pm
Dave Detwiler & The White House ... @ Blues Alley
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
After a quarter century with the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, trumpeter Dave Detwiler now leads The White House Band. They will perform a Holiday jazz repertoire. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.[...]
19
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
20
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon 7:00 pm
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon @ Sotto
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm
A guitarist with a bluesy, earthy sound, Pete Muldoon laces tight melodies into cocoon-like horn arrangements. He leads a jam session at Sotto on 14th Street every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* Robert Glasper Experiment 7:30 pm
* Robert Glasper Experiment @ The Birchmere Music Hall
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm
Robert Glasper leads his band, the Experiment, which recently released ArtScience, its third full album on Blue Note. You could call this the epitome of a technically skilled jam band, playing everything from Roy Ayers to[...]
21
* Shannon Gunn 7:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn @ Sotto
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm
Cogitative and crafty, the trombonist Shannon Gunn is also becoming an instigator around the D.C. jazz scene, where she runs a big band and sometimes organizes concerts. (Disclosure: They include a CapitalBop collaboration, the Jazz[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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[...]
22
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 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[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Sotto
Dec 22 @ 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[...]
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet 9:00 pm
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Qu... @ Twins Jazz
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm
UMD Jazz Studies professor John Lamkin leads a quintet that covers the golden age of straight-ahead, acoustic jazz. Made up of fellow jazz musicians from the Baltimore area, the group curates a set of both[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Dec 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[...]
23
* Heidi Martin 9:00 pm
* Heidi Martin @ Sotto
Dec 23 @ 9:00 pm
The vocalist Heidi Martin is one of D.C.’s treasures: She emits messages complex but clear, with an essence of mourning and resilience that hints at Billie Holiday and a quavering force not unlike Joni Mitchell’s.[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Dec 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[...]
24
* Herrera – Richardson “Holiday Jam” 7:00 pm
* Herrera – Richardson “Holiday ... @ Blues Alley
Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm
Joe Herrera, a lyrical trumpeter who helps lead the beloved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, performs with another DC and BCJO favorite, the guitarist Rodney Richardson. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm
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 Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags c CapitalBop's[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Or... @ Columbia Station
Dec 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[...]
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* Hope Udobi Trio 6:00 pm
* Hope Udobi Trio @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist Hope Udobi isn’t just one of the D.C. scene’s most promising young jazz players from a musicianship standpoint; he’s one of the most riveting, creatively speaking. Udobi’s incendiary bop style is brimming with furious[...]
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon 7:00 pm
* Sotto Sessions with Pete Muldoon @ Sotto
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm
A guitarist with a bluesy, earthy sound, Pete Muldoon laces tight melodies into cocoon-like horn arrangements. He leads a jam session at Sotto on 14th Street every Wednesday. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm
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 Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags c CapitalBop's[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Dec 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[...]
28
* Brad Linde 7:00 pm
* Brad Linde @ Sotto
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm
The enterprising area saxophonist Brad Linde, whose conscientious and beam-like sound descends cleanly from his cool jazz idols, is always introducing new ensembles and new ideas.  Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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[...]
* Ben Williams: A Holiday Musical Extravaganza 8:00 pm
* Ben Williams: A Holiday Musica... @ The Hamilton
Dec 28 @ 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[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm
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 Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags c CapitalBop's[...]
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* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm
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 Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags c CapitalBop's[...]
* Donvonte McCoy 8:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy @ Sotto
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy typically spends his Friday (and Saturday) nights at the chic Eighteenth Street Lounge, where his quintet has spent over a decade whittling down a signature blend of[...]
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* John Lee 6:00 pm
* John Lee @ Sotto
Dec 30 @ 6:00 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee performs. 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 Street[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm
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 Street Corridor Upper Northwest Virginia Tags c CapitalBop's[...]
* Tim Green 9:00 pm
* Tim Green @ Sotto
Dec 30 @ 9:00 pm
Both chittering and ruminative, the alto saxophonist Tim Green exudes command and passion. The Baltimore native’s touchstones are in gospel and blues, and when he ups the ante on a solo you can feel the[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Dec 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[...]
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* New Years Eve with the Cyrus Chestnut Trio (feat. Inegriti Reeves) 6:30 pm
* New Years Eve with the Cyrus C... @ Blues Alley
Dec 31 @ 6:30 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
* Mark G. Meadows & The Movement: KC NYE Grand Foyer Party 10:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & The Movement... @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Dec 31 @ 10:00 pm
The pianist Mark Meadows is one of the fast-climbing talents on the D.C. jazz scene. He pulls sound from the keys with sharp, keen soulfulness, and writes melodies that are tight and savvy. With his[...]