Best Practices for Livestream Concerts During the COVID-19 Shutdown

As D.C. shelters in place, many artists are beginning to livestream concerts. Here’s a quick list of our suggestions — crowdsourced from organizers, audiences and musicians — to help you retain audiences and make sure you earn as many tips as possible from your stream. Anything we missed? Send suggestions to jamie AT capitalbop DOT […]

D.C. Jazz Musicians List (by instrument)

MUSICIANS: ADD YOUR INFO WITH THIS SIGNUP FORM! The nation’s capital is home to a thriving community of jazz musicians. Here is an ever-expanding list of the musicians who call D.C. home, links to hear their music, and contact info. Most are available for private engagements and lessons, and all are friendly and eager to […]

D.C. Jazz Musicians: COVID-19 Resources

Not a musician? Check out our audience resource page for a guide on how to support D.C. artists. CapitalBop is committed to helping you weather the coronavirus crisis. Consider this your landing page for all resources available to D.C. jazz musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you can do to take advantage of these […]

D.C. Jazz Audiences: COVID-19 Resources

Are you a gigging musician? Check out our artists resource page for tips on increasing your online reach, plus an up-to-date, D.C.-musician-specific list of relief fund resources. The COVID-19 crisis has caused regular paying gigs and in-person lessons to dry up almost overnight, meaning many freelance musicians now confront daunting financial challenges. And audiences are […]

DC Jazz COVID-19 Resources

CapitalBop’s resource for the D.C. jazz scene during the coronavirus shutdown To read CapitalBop’s latest feature exploring how the COVID-19 shutdown has turned musicians’ lives upside down, click here. (Then click “audiences” below to see what you can do to help.) Listeners + musicians: click your tile below for info on artist financial relief and […]

Nightclubs go dark as D.C. announces new coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and bars

The District of Columbia is closing all nightclubs and establishing new social-distancing rules for restaurants and bars in order to combat the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. (UPDATE: All restaurants and bars are now takeout-only after Monday, March 16 at 10 p.m.) The Government of D.C. announced the new guidelines on Sunday. Nightclubs and “multi-purpose […]

A running list of coronavirus cancellations on the D.C. jazz scene

UPDATE: With the closing of nightclubs and on-site service at restaurants in Washington, D.C., and new federal guidance to limit gatherings to under 10 people, essentially all D.C. area jazz performances are off until further notice. This story will no longer be updated as of the night of Monday, March 16. *** The emergence of […]

5 jazz picks for March in D.C.

As spring emerges throughout the month of March, festival season kicks into gear in D.C. It’s a major milestone year for pianist Amy K. Bormet, who marks the 10th year of organizing the annual Washington Women in Jazz Festival. The celebration, spanning March 17-28, features some of the strongest female and non-binary musicians in the […]
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