Who is Carla Bley? Here’s a crash course, in 5 videos.

It isn’t every week that an international legend with more than five decades of jazz history to her name visits D.C. But this Friday, that’s exactly what’s happening. As you might have seen in CapitalBop’s Spring ’19 season announcement, we will have the honor of presenting the Carla Bley Trio live in concert this Friday. […]

Kris Funn talks inspiration and connection in our newest ‘CB Sessions’ video

Kris Funn is one of D.C.’s most exciting new bandleaders. The bassist/composer’s 2017 debut, Cornerstore, earned top marks on our best-of-2017 list, and his hustle hasn’t let up since that album dropped. 2018 saw the release of Bodega: The Cornerstore Revisited, plus a win in the DC JazzPrix emerging artists competition at the 2018 DC […]

Donate to the DC Jazz Loft

In the DIY spirit, our DC Jazz Loft is, and has always been, donations-only. But artists deserve to be compensated for what they do. Although CapitalBop guarantees Loft musicians a small fee, it’s the donations from supporters like you that keep the series running — and 100% of your donations go directly to the artists! […]

Watch Elijah Easton blow the roof off our pop-up U Street jazz club

Our Spotlight artist-in-residence in January was the powerhouse tenor saxophonist Elijah Easton. He performed two shows with two different versions of his hard-hitting standards trio, who are known for performing jazz classics in a style that is anything but traditional. The video below, shot by Lauren Honesty, is a perfect example. Easton performs Thelonious Monk’s […]

5 March D.C. jazz picks

Editor’s note: Today we’re introducing a new monthly feature, which we hope will help readers find ear-opening live music. Around the first of every month, we’ll be listing five picks for the coming weeks, with show listings drawn from our comprehensive D.C. jazz calendar. The list below is just a tiny slice of the vast […]