Home Rule Music Festival, June 16-17 & 24: Tix available now!

The Home Rule Music Festival last year was a blast. On a beautiful afternoon in June, we teamed up with the team at HR Records for a full day of music, record-shopping, great food, drinks and fun at The Parks at Walter Reed in Petworth. This big, free, concert-slash-fair-slash-cookout was a meeting of generations and […]

5 live jazz picks for May in D.C.

May is upon us, which means the end of Jazz Appreciation Month and the beginning of arguably the best weather the DMV will experience all year. The music-makers of our city stand at the ready to match that beauty on stages all over D.C. this spring. One series that takes advantage of May’s beautiful weather […]

Archival LPs revisit the lasting legacy of the Left Bank Jazz Society

For nearly 40 years, The Left Bank Jazz Society (LBJS) presented regular Sunday jazz shows in Baltimore, and turned Charm City into a favorite destination for many of the East Coast’s best musicians. Now, a trio of archival releases is shining a light on that history. New albums featuring performances by Sonny Stitt, Shirley Scott […]

5 live jazz picks for April in D.C.

Happy Jazz Appreciation Month! The annual 30-day celebration of jazz and creative music kicked off strongly on April 1, with Elijah Jamal Balbed and the Beltway Horns playing at Takoma Station, the 2023 Jazz Masters Tribute Concert at the Kennedy Center, and a Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra concert paying tribute to jazz-influenced visual art. If […]

5 live jazz picks for March in D.C.

Happy Women’s History Month! The premiere event on the D.C. jazz scene this month is the Washington Women in Jazz Festival, now in its 13th year, which continues to serve as a destination for new, engaging work by women and nonbinary musicians in our area. You can check out CapitalBop’s full preview of that festival, which […]