DC Jazz Calendar

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* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 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[...]
2
* Leigh Pilzer 5:00 pm
* Leigh Pilzer @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm
Leigh Pilzer, who is arguably the city’s best baritone saxophonist, leads a group through her own swinging tunes and arrangements. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown[...]
* 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
* Amina Claudine Myers 3:00 pm
* Amina Claudine Myers @ Wyndham Garden Manassas Hotel
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm
When Amina Claudine Myers plays, she draws from a well of fiery, spiritual fervor and cool, meditative musical chops. The pianist and vocalist, whose played across the board with musicians like Sonny Stitt, Archie Shepp[...]
* Akua Allrich & Nicole Saphos 8:00 pm
* Akua Allrich & Nicole Saphos @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 3 @ 8:00 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. Nicole Saphos plays bass and sings her arrangements[...]
* Reginald Cyntje: The Rise of the Protester 8:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje: <i>The Rise o... @ Gaithersburg Arts Barn
Jun 3 @ 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. At this appearance, Cynetje and the current incarnation of[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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[...]
4
* Sun Ra Arkestra 6:33 pm
* Sun Ra Arkestra
Jun 4 @ 6:33 pm – 7:32 pm
The legendary Sun Ra Arkestra arrives from Philadelphia for a special performance at Capital Fringe. Now under the direction of lifelong Ra collaborator Marshall Allen, the large orchestra moves swiftly from swinging jazz à la[...]
5
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra 7:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra @ Levine Music Silver Spring Campus
Jun 5 @ 7:00 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. Agenda[...]
6
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 6 @ 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 6 @ 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 6 @ 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[...]
7
* John Lee Funk Trio 8:00 pm
* John Lee Funk Trio @ Sotto
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee leads a jazz-funk guitar trio nearly every Wednesday at Sotto. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
8
* Nasar Abadey: Meet the Artist on the Bandstand 7:00 pm
* Nasar Abadey: Meet the Artist ... @ University of the District of Columbia
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm
For decades the drummer Nasar Abadey has been a bandleader and lodestar on the D.C. jazz scene, marching a restless swing beat through years of venue closings and closed ranks. He joins his longtime musical[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 8 @ 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[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People @ Blues Alley
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
9
* Master class: Brandee Younger Trio 3:00 pm
* Master class: Brandee Younger ... @ The Fridge
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm
* Master class: Brandee Younger Trio @ The Fridge | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Jazz harp virtuoso Brandee Younger offers a special afternoon master class in advance of her performance at CapitalBop’s DC Jazz Loft Series. Students of all ages are encouraged to attend; middle- and high school age[...]
* Hope Udobi Ensemble: Mad Monk 7:00 pm
* Hope Udobi Ensemble: <i>Mad Mo... @ We Act Radio
Jun 9 @ 7:00 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[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People @ Blues Alley
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
* Lalah Hathaway 8:00 pm
* Lalah Hathaway @ Howard Theatre
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
Soulful vocalist Lalah Hathaway, daughter of the great Donny Hathaway, commands whatever room she’s in with her full, earthy voice. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights[...]
* Bill Cole Trio 9:00 pm
* Bill Cole Trio @ Rhizome DC
Jun 9 @ 9:00 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[...]
* 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
* Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band/Ron Carter-Russell Malone Duo 7:00 pm
* Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth B... @ Howard Theatre
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm
The Howard Theater presents a double feature of jazz legends: Roy Haynes’ Fountain of Youth Band Maybe you should go hear Roy Haynes because he’s one of the best drummers of all time, an irrepressible[...]
* SJMO: International Influences in Jazz: Rhythm & Tradition 7:30 pm
* SJMO: International Influences... @ American History Museum
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra close its 2016-2017 season performing a program highlighting the international rhythmic roots and influences of jazz. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People @ Blues Alley
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
* Lena Seikaly 8:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 10 @ 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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[...]
11
* Charles Rahmat Woods: Mystical Monk 10:00 am
* Charles Rahmat Woods: <i>Mysti... @ Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am
Saxophonist and flautist Charles Rahmat Woods regularly performs straight-ahead jazz at restaurants and bars, but in his heart there’s always a smoldering love for the avant-garde. The bright, bracing soprano specialist brings his interpretive duo with[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco + The People @ Blues Alley
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
12
* Pat Metheny: Meet the Artist 3:30 pm
* Pat Metheny: Meet the Artist @ NYU/DC Abramson Family Auditorium
Jun 12 @ 3:30 pm
The guitarist Pat Metheny is one of the most celebrate six string slingers of his generation. Mentored by the likes of Gary Burton, Jaco Pastorius, and Jim Hall, Metheny’s brand of creative music blurs the[...]
* Freddie Dunne Quintet 7:00 pm
* Freddie Dunne Quintet @ Anacostia Playhouse
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm
Talented straight-ahead trumpeter Freddie Dunn here performs a program entitled “Birks’ Works: The Music of Dizzy Gillespie,” that seeks to be a complete introduction to the music and personality of John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie. In[...]
* Miho Hazama w/ the Brad Linde Expanded Ensemble 7:00 pm
* Miho Hazama w/ the Brad Linde ... @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm
Tokyo-born, New York-based pianist and composer Miho Hazama has a long history of performance, arrangement, and conducting Japanese straight-ahead ensembles and free-jazz groups. She brings that diverse background when she helps celebrate Thelonious Monk’s centennial[...]
* Pat Metheny Group 7:30 pm
* Pat Metheny Group @ Kennedy Center
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm
The guitarist Pat Metheny is one of the most celebrate six string slingers of his generation. Mentored by the likes of Gary Burton, Jaco Pastorius, and Jim Hall, Metheny’s brand of creative music blurs the[...]
13
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 13 @ 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 13 @ 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 13 @ 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[...]
* Warren Wolf & Kris Funn Duo: Exploring Monk & Other Interesting Music 8:00 pm
* Warren Wolf & Kris Funn Duo: <... @ Anacostia Playhouse
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Baltimore’s Warren Wolf is known as one of the top vibraphonists in contemporary jazz, but he’s a polymath; he gigs regularly on piano and drums, as well. In bands he leads he sticks to vibes,[...]
14
* Tommy Cecil Trio 6:00 pm
* Tommy Cecil Trio @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm
An area bassist of formidable strength and flavor, Tommy Cecil has performed and recorded with Joe Henderson, Billy Hart, Gary Bartz, Tommy Flanagan and others. Cecil is also a strong composer who writes tunes that[...]
* JAZZAlive at UDC: Nasar Abadey w/ Allyn Johnson and the UDC JAZZtet 7:00 pm
* JAZZAlive at UDC: Nasar Abadey... @ University of the District of Columbia
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm
Two of DC’s greatest jazz educators pair up for a night of jazz excellence.For decades the drummer Nasar Abadey has been a bandleader and lodestar on the D.C. jazz scene, marching a restless swing beat[...]
* Irene Jalenti 8:00 pm
* Irene Jalenti @ Twins Jazz
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
The Italian vocalist Irene Jalenti sings jazz standards in a tone that’s husky and hushed. Two separate sets and 8 and 10 p.m. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill[...]
* John Lee Funk Trio 8:00 pm
* John Lee Funk Trio @ Sotto
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee leads a jazz-funk guitar trio nearly every Wednesday at Sotto. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Jun 14 @ 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[...]
15
* Take 5! Irene Jalenti Quartet: Plays Thelonious Monk 5:00 pm
* <i>Take 5!</i> Irene Jalenti Q... @ American Art Museum
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm
The Italian vocalist Irene Jalenti sings jazz standards in a tone that’s husky and hushed. In this special Take 5! concert, Jalenti sings the standards of Thelonious Monk, turning Monk’s assertive yet amorous songs into whispered words of[...]
* Herman Burney 6:00 pm
* Herman Burney @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
The formidable bassist and composer Herman Burney is a stalwart of the D.C. jazz scene, and beyond. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 15 @ 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[...]
16
* Michael Thomas Quintet 5:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jun 16 @ 5:00 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,[...]
Jazz at the Yards [Day 1] 5:00 pm
Jazz at the Yards [Day 1] @ Yards Park
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm
Jazz at the Yards kicks off with a free night of vocalists: Smooth-voiced and soulful, Lori Williams is one of the most riveting straight-ahead jazz vocalists in D.C. She plays in Saltman Knowles, the Blackbyrds,[...]
* Before & After: A DownBeat listening session with Odean Pope 7:00 pm
* Before & After: A DownBeat lis... @ NYU Washington - Abramson Family Auditorium
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm
The saxophone great Odean Pope will engage with Willard Jenkins, artistic director of the DC Jazz Festival, in an official “Before & After” listening session. The transcript of the session will appear in the pages[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 16 @ 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[...]
* Mark G. Meadows & The Movement 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & The Movement @ Gallery OonH
Jun 16 @ 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. With his[...]
* Tim Whalen Quintet 9:00 pm
* Tim Whalen Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 16 @ 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
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
* Jazz at the Yards Day 2, feat. Robert Glasper, Kenny Garrett
* Jazz at the Yards Day 2, feat.... @ Yards Park
Jun 17 all-day
The first full day of festivities at the DC Jazz Festival’s stage at Yards Park includes: Robert Glasper leads his band, the Experiment. You could call this the epitome of a technically skilled jam band,[...]
* Lenny Robinson’s Monk Groove 2:00 pm
* Lenny Robinson’s Monk Groove @ Fort Dupont Activities Center
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm
Lenny Robinson’s kit is the inside of his brain, its drum heads the resonant walls where his ideas ricochet and collide. Some dissolve, some take hold; some are frustrated, some streamline into a complete statement.[...]
* Allison Crockett 8:00 pm
* Allison Crockett @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 17 @ 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: Allison Crockett blends neo-soul; new-school, uptown jazz; and city blues into something that’s logically[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 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
Jun 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[...]
18
* Jazz at the Yards, Day 3 feat. Gregory Porter, Black Violin
* Jazz at the Yards, Day 3 feat.... @ Yards Park
Jun 18 all-day
The main festivities of the DC Jazz Festival close out on the third day at Yards Park. Gregory Porter’s powerful voice runs from limpid to barbed and straining — but he’s always deliberate, always in[...]
* Anthony Nelson Quartet 8:00 pm
* Anthony Nelson Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
Anthony Nelson is a multi-talented reeds player, though he typically sticks to the tenor saxophone. He has a burnished, stout sound and a lightning-quick improvisational attack. He sometimes performs with a strolling trio (only bass[...]
19
* Linda May Han Oh 8:00 pm
* Linda May Han Oh @ Blues Alley
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
Linda Oh is a young bass player living in Harlem who explores the city’s jazz heritage through faithful expansion. She performs on both electric and acoustic bass, getting sturdy and swift sounds out of both[...]
20
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 20 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 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[...]
21
* Nasar Abadey and Charles Covington Duo 6:00 pm
* Nasar Abadey and Charles Covin... @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm
For decades the drummer Nasar Abadey has been a bandleader and lodestar on the D.C. jazz scene, marching a restless swing beat through years of venue closings and closed ranks. He performs in a duo[...]
* John Lee Funk Trio 8:00 pm
* John Lee Funk Trio @ Sotto
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee leads a jazz-funk guitar trio nearly every Wednesday at Sotto. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
22
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 22 @ 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[...]
* Raul Midon 8:00 pm
* Raul Midon @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Jun 22 @ 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[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Jun 22 @ 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[...]
23
* Nico Sarbanes: Tribute to Chet Baker 6:00 pm
* Nico Sarbanes: Tribute to Chet... @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm
Trumpeter Nico Sarbanes, who channels the sumptuous styling of Chet Baker, is also known as a presenter in Baltimore, where he curates a monthly series at An die Musik. He leads a tribute to Chet[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 23 @ 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’s JoGo Project 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed’s JoGo Pro... @ Lubber Run Amphitheater
Jun 23 @ 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[...]
* Pat Martino Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Pat Martino Organ Trio @ Blues Alley
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Pat Martino ascended in the era of jazz-rock demagoguery, but he was an exception to prove a rule: a dangerously young guitarist with reaching, East-oriented inclinations – but indefatigable chops and vigorous sense of swing[...]
* Kenny Rittehouse w/ the Bob Murad Trio 9:00 pm
* Kenny Rittehouse w/ the Bob Mu... @ Twins Jazz
Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm
Soulful and swingin’ trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse is joined by pianist Bob Murad’s trio. A member of The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, and a professor at George Mason University, Rittenhouse ties together[...]
* 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[...]
24
* Fred Foss Ensemble 6:30 pm
* Fred Foss Ensemble @ Wesley United Methodist
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm
The warm and sonorous reeds player Fred Foss is masterful on both alto and tenor saxophones, as well as flute. He’s mentored a range of the District’s major talent, from the internationally-renowned bassist Ben Williams[...]
* Akua Allrich 8:00 pm
* Akua Allrich @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 24 @ 8:00 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[...]
* Pat Martino Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Pat Martino Organ Trio @ Blues Alley
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
Pat Martino ascended in the era of jazz-rock demagoguery, but he was an exception to prove a rule: a dangerously young guitarist with reaching, East-oriented inclinations – but indefatigable chops and vigorous sense of swing[...]
* Kenny Rittehouse w/ the Bob Murad Trio 9:00 pm
* Kenny Rittehouse w/ the Bob Mu... @ Twins Jazz
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm
Soulful and swingin’ trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse is joined by pianist Bob Murad’s trio. A member of The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, and a professor at George Mason University, Rittenhouse ties together[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jun 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[...]
25
* Allen Jones Trio (JITB) 2:00 pm
* Allen Jones Trio (JITB) @ Goethe-Institut
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm
Drummer, and former Capitalbop contributor, Allen Jones is one of the hungriest young cats on the scene. Although he plays sidemen to many of DC’s great musicians, he strikes out here with his own trio.[...]
* David Murray and Kahil El’Zabar Duo 9:00 pm
* David Murray and Kahil El’Zaba... @ Rhizome DC
Jun 25 @ 9:00 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[...]
26
* Chris Potter Quartet 8:00 pm
* Chris Potter Quartet @ Blues Alley
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
Chris Potter, one of the most technically astonishing, and frequently heartrending tenor saxophonists and imaginative composers of today. He performs with his quartet in celebration of his new release on ECM, The Dream is the Dreamer.[...]
27
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 27 @ 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 27 @ 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 27 @ 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 Lee Funk Trio 8:00 pm
* John Lee Funk Trio @ Sotto
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
The piquantly flavorful guitarist John Lee leads a jazz-funk guitar trio nearly every Wednesday at Sotto. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week Posterboard Stream Categories Adams Morgan Anacostia Capitol Hill Columbia Heights Downtown Georgetown/Dupont Circle H[...]
* John Kocur Trio 9:00 pm
* John Kocur Trio @ Marx Cafe
Jun 28 @ 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 29 @ 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[...]
* Tosin Beats 8:00 pm
* Tosin Beats @ Twins Jazz
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Maryland-based composer, percussionist and vocalist Tosin Beats makes energizing, ecstatic afro-jazz fusion that sounds if Fela Kuti picked up more of a Weather Report/Return to Forever sound in the 70s.  One thing is for certain;[...]
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* Celebration for Nasar Abadey 6:00 pm
* Celebration for Nasar Abadey @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm
For decades the drummer Nasar Abadey has been a bandleader and lodestar on the D.C. jazz scene, marching a restless swing beat through years of venue closings and closed ranks. Agenda Agenda Day Month Week[...]
* Victor Provost 6:00 pm
* Victor Provost @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jun 30 @ 6:00 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[...]
* Anthony Nelson Quartet 9:00 pm
* Anthony Nelson Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm
Anthony Nelson is a multi-talented reeds player, though he typically sticks to the tenor saxophone. He has a burnished, stout sound and a lightning-quick improvisational attack. He sometimes performs with a strolling trio (only bass[...]
* 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[...]