D.C.’s jazz scene is coming back to life. Here’s where to find it.

As of Friday, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office has officially lifted all restrictions prohibiting indoor music performances in D.C. The future of the District’s jazz scene today looks much different than it did at this point last year. It has been 453 days since the city ordered businesses closed due to the coronavirus. During the ensuing […]

Eighteenth Street Lounge to reopen in a new location near the convention center

Eighteenth Street Lounge, a mainstay of the D.C. music scene that shut down last year in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, is set to re-open at a new location in the Mt. Vernon Square neighborhood. The beloved nightclub became known for hosting an eclectic mix of live performers, from reggae bands and tango nights […]

Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Society set to reopen

Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Society, a beloved straight-ahead jazz venue in Brookland, is set to resume operations this July, putting an end to worries that its closure amid the pandemic might become permanent.  Deandrey Howard, the proprietor and co-owner of Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Society (AJACS), said he was aiming to reopen the club in […]

D.C. jazz clubs face the future

“Will I be able to play my instrument with other people in a venue? I don’t know, and that’s really scary,” drummer Keith Butler Jr. told CapitalBop shortly after the Covid-19 pandemic began. Now, a year later, Butler’s fears seem to have been largely realized. Yes, a number of nonprofit venues that offer jazz programming […]