Welcoming Jeanette Berry, CapitalBop’s new executive director

These days, more often than not, if you want good news you’ve got to make it yourself. And that’s what we’ve been up to at CapitalBop: laying new plans, and helping new music come to life. Today we have some particularly good news to share: We are happy to announce that Jeanette Berry has come aboard as […]

5 live jazz picks for July in D.C.

The weather app on my phone yesterday said it felt like its 100 degrees Fahrenheit: Welcome to the official reign of summer in the swamp, everybody. On days like that, when there was plenty of outdoor music going on (prominently, Delfayo Marsalis’ Sextet at Jazz in the Garden and Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East at […]

Kennedy Center announces 2022-23 jazz season

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced its complete 2022-23 jazz season. The lineup is a mix of legends and emerging voices, and highlights Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran’s mission to showcase the interdisciplinary nature of performance on the modern jazz scene. Some familiar events return, such as […]

5 live jazz picks for June in D.C.

June kicks off the outdoor concert season in earnest, bringing back even more pre-pandemic and new programming to the DMV. The popular “Jazz in the Garden” series at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden kicked off last month but its first June presentation is notable: Afro-Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez, whose command of rhythm is […]

Brandon Woody’s UPENDO brings Baltimore fire to Petworth this Friday

Brandon Woody’s trumpet playing is a lightning rod. There’s a special kind of energy in his music that will let you know you’re witnessing something urgent and hyper-charged. When he puts the horn to his mouth, the entire room snaps to attention. A Baltimore native, Woody is a rising star on the international jazz scene, […]