5 D.C. jazz picks for April 2024

Happy Jazz Appreciation Month! A key moment on the nation’s capital’s jazz calendar, JAM gives D.C. the chance to connect with its rich history of jazz and creative music, which have survived and eked out a strange, vital existence in the shadows of the halls of power for more than 100 years. This April, if […]

The 14th Washington Women in Jazz Festival packs music, community and celebration into one overflowing weekend

Jazz has always tended to be an unfortunately dude-centric vocation. Although women often appeared prominently as instrumentalists in New Orleans during the music’s early years, and while there have been standouts in the decades since — like Alice Coltrane, Mary Lou Williams and Esperanza Spalding — too few women have achieved success as jazz bandleaders […]