DC Jazz Calendar

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Peter Edelman Trio 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Nov 1 @ 4:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
Vaughn Ambrose: Tribute to “Bird” with Strings 6:00 pm
Vaughn Ambrose: Tribute to “Bird” with Strings @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist Vaughn Ambrose performs with a bouncy, airy tone that rises above the fray. He leads a special big band tribute to Charlie Parker’s iconic With Strings project.
Django Festival All-Stars featuring Dorado and Amati Schmitt 7:00 pm
Django Festival All-Stars featuring Dorado and Amati Schmitt @ Kennedy Center - Terrace Theater
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm
For years the Django Festival All-Stars have been paying tribute to their namesake, hot and gyspy jazz guitar master Django Reinhardt. The group will be led by French guitarist and violinist Dorado Schmitt, himself a[...]
* Rebirth Brass Band 8:00 pm
* Rebirth Brass Band @ The Hamilton
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm
If there is one band responsible for the modern wave of “fusion” New Orleans brass bands – gumbo might be better here – it’s the Rebirth Brass Band. The group performs traditional New Orleans jazz[...]
* René Marie 8:00 pm
* René Marie @ Blues Alley
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalist René Marie blurs divides: between the philosophical and the lowbrow; between political art and crowd-pleasuring effervescence. She’s a dynamic performer who doesn’t shy from difficult topics or confiding disclosures. Two separate sets at[...]
* The Bad Plus 8:00 pm
* The Bad Plus @ DC City Winery
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm
The Bad Plus — Reid Anderson on bass, Dave King on drums and Orrin Evans on piano — improvises on acoustic instruments with a captivating stridency. Whether that makes them a jazz band, per se,[...]
Betty Wright 8:00 pm
Betty Wright @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm
Soul and R&B vocalist Betty Wright enjoyed a string of hits on Billboard’s R&B and pop charts from the late-1960s through the early 2000s.
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm
Dial 251 might strike you as another hard-bop-ish sextet, but the members infuse their sound with the melodic drive and ethereal, grooving sounds of acid jazz.
Cheyney Thomas 9:00 pm
Cheyney Thomas @ Twins Jazz
Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm
Cheyney Thomas has been lending his steady hand on the upright bass to some of D.C.’s most prominent straight-ahead cats for decades now. He swings steadily but surely and leads his own straight-ahead group. Two[...]
* Shannon Gunn 9:30 pm
* Shannon Gunn @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Nov 1 @ 9:30 pm
Trombonist Shannon Gunn is an imaginative musician and frequent bandleader at venues across D.C. She can be found reworking bop classics in an organ-trio format and at other times leading her own big band through[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Nov 1 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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Peter Edelman Trio – Columbia Station Jazz Jam 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Columbia Station Jazz Jam @ Columbia Station
Nov 2 @ 4:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.  All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their favorites[...]
* Bill Heid 6:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm
Bill Heid, maybe the most prominent master of the Hammond B3 in Washington, D.C., boasts a storied resume that includes stints with jazz and blues icons like Sonny Stitt, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and David[...]
* Rebirth Brass Band 7:30 pm
* Rebirth Brass Band @ The Hamilton
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm
If there is one band responsible for the modern wave of New Orleans brass bands, it’s the Rebirth Brass Band. The group performs traditional New Orleans parade music mixed with elements of modern soul, funk,[...]
* René Marie 8:00 pm
* René Marie @ Blues Alley
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalist René Marie blurs divides: between the philosophical and the lowbrow; between political art and crowd-pleasuring effervescence. She’s a dynamic performer who doesn’t shy from difficult topics or confiding disclosures. Two separate sets at[...]
Batida Diferente 8:00 pm
Batida Diferente @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm
Batida Diferente – “A Different Beat” – performs a mix of bossa nova, salsa and straight-ahead jazz to create their own arrangements of Brazilian and American classics.
Cheyney Thomas 9:00 pm
Cheyney Thomas @ Twins Jazz
Nov 2 @ 9:00 pm
Cheyney Thomas has been lending his steady hand on the upright bass to some of D.C.’s most prominent straight-ahead cats for decades now. He swings steadily but surely and leads his own straight-ahead group. Two[...]
* Bill Heid 9:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Nov 2 @ 9:30 pm
Bill Heid, maybe the most prominent master of the Hammond B-3 in Washington, D.C., boasts a storied resume that includes stints with jazz and blues icons like Sonny Stitt, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and David[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Nov 2 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Nov 2 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am
Jojo’s on U Street hosts a weekly jam session dedicated to giving all the crooners, scatters and singers a chance to take up the mic.
Peter Edelman Trio – Afternoon Jam 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Afternoon Jam @ Columbia Station
Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.  All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their favorites[...]
Audrey Shakir 6:00 pm
Audrey Shakir @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist and scat-singer Audrey Shakier performs standards and some more obscure entries from the Great American Songbook.
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm
While there are many formal and informal jams in and around the Beltway every week, the D.C. jazz jam is the flagship event for the city’s jazz scene. Organized by drummer Will Stephens, the jam becomes[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm
Bassist Victor Dvoskin, who was once hailed by critics in Russia as the top jazz bassist of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant.[...]
AJ Ghent 7:30 pm
AJ Ghent @ The Wine Garden at the DC City Winery
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm
Singer and guitarist AJ Ghent performs in a style he calls “Neo Blues” that pulls in influences from blues, rock, funk and pop music.
* René Marie 8:00 pm
* René Marie @ Blues Alley
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalist René Marie blurs divides: between the philosophical and the lowbrow; between political art and crowd-pleasuring effervescence. She’s a dynamic performer who doesn’t shy from difficult topics or confiding disclosures. Two separate sets at[...]
BSQ 8:00 pm
BSQ @ Twins Jazz
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonists and flautist Bob Schwartz leads the Bob Schwartz Quartet, an easy-swinging and swaying straight-ahead group. Schwarz has a gift for plumbing the American Songbook for obscure gems and other diamonds in the rough for the[...]
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Nov 3 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Nov 4 @ 6:45 pm
Seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard Inn.
Crank Jam 7:30 pm
Crank Jam @ DC City Winery
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm
DC City Winery hosts “Crank Jam, which they say is the “World’s only go-go jam session.”
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together people from various pockets of the D.C. music scene. Both those sitting in and the house band (which changes weekly) regularly[...]
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau performs a groove-based kind of jazz that often falls on the smooth side of things but the group can also veer into grooving electro-funk a la the Head Hunters. He sometimes devotes sets[...]
Dave Chappell 8:00 pm
Dave Chappell @ Blues Alley
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm
Dave Chappell is a veteran six-string slinger in the DMV, having played alongside legends like Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan. His own style borders on this kind of hillbilly jazz, but leans more into a[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Nov 5 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Donato Soverio has worked as performer, arranger, and composer around the DC area for twenty years. He performs in a duo with a rotating cast of area musicians. No cover, one drink minimum.
Coffy Cafe Music Salon w/Dave Manley 7:00 pm
Coffy Cafe Music Salon w/Dave Manley @ Coffy Cafe
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm
Guitarist Dave Manley, who navigates the fretboard with the flair and flow of Carlos Santana mixed with Wes Montgomery, performs in a duo every Tuesday at Georgetown’s Coffy Cafe.
Takoma Station Jazz Jam 7:00 pm
Takoma Station Jazz Jam @ Takoma Station
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm
Local musicians lead a jam session at Takoma Station, a bar that was a hotbed for the straight-ahead scene in the 1980s and ’90s.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is not only a staple on the D.C. jazz scene, but also one of the horn players in the military band Airmen of Note. His tone on the tenor saxophone is well-polished, light[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist Shannon Gunn is an imaginative musician and frequent bandleader at venues across D.C. She can be found on Tuesdays at Columbia Station, reworking bop classics in an organ-trio format and at other times leading[...]
Graeme James 8:00 pm
Graeme James @ Blues Alley
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm
New Zealand Singer/songwriter Graeme James performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Marx Cafe Jam Session 9:30 pm
Marx Cafe Jam Session @ Marx Cafe
Nov 5 @ 9:30 pm
Led by French horn player Abe Mamet, the weekly jam at the Marx Cafe welcomes players of all stripes to sit in on Tuesday nights.
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Vocalists and Musicians of the Catholic University of America 6:00 pm
Vocalists and Musicians of the Catholic University of America @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm
Student vocalists and musicians from the Catholic University of America’s music program perform.
Habitat & Unseen Rain 7:00 pm
Habitat & Unseen Rain @ Rhizome DC
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm
Habitat is the new project of Baltimore-based bassist Ian Rashkin and Minneapolis-based pianist and ecologist Todd Harper. The two performed in a group previously that weaves folklore traditions and jazz improvising and Habitat builds on[...]
Veronneau 7:00 pm
Veronneau @ Bistro Lepic
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm
The base of Veronneau’s sound is in Brazilian samba and bossa nova, but those are the blocks on which the quartet builds its internationally-inspired sound. Lead singer Lynn Veronneau can perform in English, French and Spanish,[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). But his most consistent presence is still downstairs at Jojo’s, where he plays with a[...]
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 6 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Aaron Myers and saxophonist Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand.
* Dana Hawkins Trio 8:00 pm
* Dana Hawkins Trio @ Bin 1301
Nov 6 @ 8:00 pm
Dana Hawkins is that rare kind of musician who doesn’t just catch your attention: He commands it. If you’ve ever been in the room with Hawkins on drums when the late set was just starting at Service[...]
* Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio @ Blues Alley
Nov 6 @ 8:00 pm
Soul-jazz revivalist Delvon Lamarr is determined to put the “soul” back into soul jazz. Lamarr’s vision of the music more directly draws on influences like Curtis Mayfield, Al Green and James Brown, which is hemmed by[...]
Perry Smith Quartet 8:00 pm
Perry Smith Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Nov 6 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Perry Smith writes tunes that often oscillate between a driving straight-ahead sound and the angular harmonies of modern post-bop. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Nov 6 @ 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
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* The Anthony Pirog Quartet 5:30 pm
* The Anthony Pirog Quartet @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm
Anthony Pirog is one of the most prominent experimentalists in Washington, D.C. music, a guitarist equally comfortable playing droning, cacophonous free music, slick and tight rockabilly or expansive, ethereal jazz. His own groups often organically[...]
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience 8:00 pm
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience @ Marvin DC
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Pope may be best known to many of D.C.’s jazz crowd as a steady drummer who brings some of the groove from his years playing soul and gospel. As a leader he brings that[...]
* Feedel Band 8:00 pm
* Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm
Feedel Band may be the leading Ethio-jazz group in a town with one of the world’s most vibrant Ethiopian expat populations. It grooves at mid-tempo, toggling between sultry and entrancing; the seven-piece band of ruggedly[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long-tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician who’s toured with Nine Inch Nails,[...]
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm
Outside of D.C., Warren “Trae” Crudup is maybe best known for conjuring swirling thunder behind James Brandon Lewis’s spiritual wail in the latter’s trio. When he’s behind the kit with his own group, the Unknown, Trae[...]
Jose Andre Trio 8:00 pm
Jose Andre Trio @ Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building - Coolidge Auditorium
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm
At just 13 years old, the pianist Jose Andre already boasts and impressive performance resume  as well as a sophisticated tone rooted in the classic bop of Herbie Hancock, the Latin inflections of Chick Corea[...]
Landon Paddock 8:00 pm
Landon Paddock @ Columbia Station
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing.
Spin Cycle 8:00 pm
Spin Cycle @ Twins Jazz
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm
Spin Cycle plays straight-ahead jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Steve Herberman 8:00 pm
Steve Herberman @ Little Beast Bistro
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm
Seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall.
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Peter Edelman Trio 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Nov 8 @ 4:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
Abe Mamet Trio 6:00 pm
Abe Mamet Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm
Bebop on the French horn is an uncommon sound, but young hornist Abe Mamet is making it happen with fervent dedication. Mamet’s trio and quartet focus on swinging jazz standards, but he also spends a[...]
Larry Brown Quintet 6:00 pm
Larry Brown Quintet @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm
Larry Brown, a fixture of straight-ahead jazz circles in the Mid-Atlantic region, leads his long-time quintet – featuring Thad Wilson on trumpet, Peter Fraize on saxophone, Kent Miller on bass and Greg Holloway on drums –[...]
* Beltway Horns 7:30 pm
* Beltway Horns @ Sotto
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm
Sometimes, when a group of horn players come together for a gig, the line-up becomes a band all its own. Think of the Dap-Kings recording and playing behind all sorts of artists besides Sharon Jones[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long-tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician who’s toured with Nine Inch Nails,[...]
* The Blackbyrds 8:00 pm
* The Blackbyrds @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm
The Blackbyrds are a D.C. jazz institution going back almost five decades. Founded by legendary hard-bop trumpeter and soul fusionist Donald Byrd, who taught at Howard University, the Blackbyrds started performing Byrd’s charged tunes inspired[...]
Bowhunter 8:00 pm
Bowhunter @ Rhizome DC
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm
Baltimore-based drummer Asher Herzog follows in the footsteps of avant-garde giants like Anthony Braxton and Wadada Leo Smith, writing scores with a unique pattern of imagery rather than notes on staff, and composing music that[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Kevin Cordt plays with a kind of tight, brash tone that lends itself best to his bright, energetic soloing. The straight-ahead bandleader has been a longtime feature of the jazz programming at Mr. Henry’s.[...]
Loose Ends Featuring Jane Eugene 8:00 pm
Loose Ends Featuring Jane Eugene @ DC City Winery
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm
’90s British dance and R&B group Loose Ends performs.
Dial 251 9:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Twins Jazz
Nov 8 @ 9:00 pm
Dial 251 might strike you as another hard-bop-ish sextet, but the members infuse their sound with the melodic drive and ethereal, grooving sounds of acid jazz. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.  [...]
* Brian Settles 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Nov 8 @ 9:30 pm
Tenor saxophonist Brian Settles can be found just about anywhere there’s jazz being played in D.C., comfortable at shaping the expansive vision of composers like Steve Arnold, leading the charged, Afro-Caribbean anthems of Reginald Cyntje[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Nov 8 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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Peter Edelman Trio – Columbia Station Jazz Jam 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Columbia Station Jazz Jam @ Columbia Station
Nov 9 @ 4:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.  All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their favorites[...]
B.J. Simmons Trio 6:00 pm
B.J. Simmons Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist B.J. Simmons has strong bebop chops but weaves threads of hip-hop, pop and smooth jazz into every performance.
* Jason Moran & The Bandwagon + Ingrid Laubrock, Black Stars 7:00 pm
* Jason Moran & The Bandwagon + Ingrid Laubrock, Black Stars @ Kennedy Center - Family Theater
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm
Pianist Jason Moran’s main vehicle for expression over the last two decades has been the Bandwagon trio, featuring the thundering bassist Tarus Mateen and gale-force drummer Nasheet Waits. The group has created a vast array[...]
Loose Ends Featuring Jane Eugene 7:00 pm
Loose Ends Featuring Jane Eugene @ DC City Winery
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm
’90s British dance and R&B group Loose Ends performs. Two separate sets at 7 and 10:30 p.m.
D.C. Cuban All Stars 7:30 pm
D.C. Cuban All Stars @ Sotto
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm
Bandleader and saxophonist Luis Faife leads the D.C. Cuban All Stars, a group of area musicians that specialize in the highly danceable grooves and rhythms of salsa, rumba and other Afro-Cuban traditions. Two separate sets[...]
* Cassandra Wilson 8:00 pm
* Cassandra Wilson @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm
Cassandra Wilson became the most beloved, and unpredictable, singer of her generation in the 1990s, during a decade of work with the groundbreaking M-Base music collective. Her projects have only gotten more diverse and far-reaching ever[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long-tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician who’s toured with Nine Inch Nails,[...]
The Eddie Anderson Project 8:00 pm
The Eddie Anderson Project @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Eddie Anderson Project performs straight-ahead jazz with fusion and funk undertones.
Dial 251 9:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Twins Jazz
Nov 9 @ 9:00 pm
Dial 251 might strike you as another hard-bop-ish sextet, but the members infuse their sound with the melodic drive and ethereal, grooving sounds of acid jazz. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.  [...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Nov 9 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
Veronneau 9:30 pm
Veronneau @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Nov 9 @ 9:30 pm
The base of Veronneau’s sound is in Brazilian samba and bossa nova, but those are the blocks on which the quartet builds its internationally-inspired sound. Lead singer Lynn Veronneau can perform in English, French and Spanish,[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Nov 9 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am
Jojo’s on U Street hosts a weekly jam session dedicated to giving all the crooners, scatters and singers a chance to take up the mic.
Peter Edelman Trio – Afternoon Jam 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Afternoon Jam @ Columbia Station
Nov 10 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.  All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their favorites[...]
Gerri Morrison 6:00 pm
Gerri Morrison @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Gerri Morrison belts standards with a kind of ’80s R&B diva delivery.
Hezekiah Walker 6:00 pm
Hezekiah Walker @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm
Gospel singer and choir leader Hezekiah Walker, known as “the hip-hop pastor” for his incorporation of hip-hop aesthetics, performs.
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Nov 10 @ 6:30 pm
While there are many formal and informal jams in and around the Beltway every week, the D.C. jazz jam is the flagship event for the city’s jazz scene. Organized by drummer Will Stephens, the jam becomes[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm
Bassist Victor Dvoskin, who was once hailed by critics in Russia as the top jazz bassist of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant.[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Blues Alley
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long-tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician who’s toured with Nine Inch Nails,[...]
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Nov 10 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Nov 11 @ 6:45 pm
Seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard Inn.
Rhonda Ross & Rodney Kendrick 7:30 pm
Rhonda Ross & Rodney Kendrick @ DC City Winery
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm
Singer Rhonda Ross, the daughter of the iconic Diana Ross and Motown founder Barry Gordy, performs standards and originals in the mold of the orchestral pop and jazz singers of the ’40s and ’50s, but[...]
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together people from various pockets of the D.C. music scene. Both those sitting in and the house band (which changes weekly) regularly[...]
* Michael Bowie “My Time with Abbey & Betty” 8:00 pm
* Michael Bowie “My Time with Abbey & Betty” @ Blues Alley
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Michael Bowie is a chameleon-like musician, moving between projects every couple of years. He’s always exploring some new musical avenue, whether putting together a swinging program of standards culled from films of the ’40s[...]
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau performs a groove-based kind of jazz that often falls on the smooth side of things but the group can also veer into grooving electro-funk a la the Head Hunters. He sometimes devotes sets[...]
Fostina Dixon 8:00 pm
Fostina Dixon @ Church of the Pilgrims
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Fontina Dixon performs originals that range from straight-ahead to the kind of funk fusion made by Miles Davis in the 1990s; an undercurrent of smooth, lightly funky jazz sounds underscores all of her tunes.
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Nov 12 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Donato Soverio has worked as performer, arranger, and composer around the DC area for twenty years. He performs in a duo with a rotating cast of area musicians. No cover, one drink minimum.
Coffy Cafe Music Salon w/Dave Manley 7:00 pm
Coffy Cafe Music Salon w/Dave Manley @ Coffy Cafe
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm
Guitarist Dave Manley, who navigates the fretboard with the flair and flow of Carlos Santana mixed with Wes Montgomery, performs in a duo every Tuesday at Georgetown’s Coffy Cafe.
Takoma Station Jazz Jam 7:00 pm
Takoma Station Jazz Jam @ Takoma Station
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm
Local musicians lead a jam session at Takoma Station, a bar that was a hotbed for the straight-ahead scene in the 1980s and ’90s.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is not only a staple on the D.C. jazz scene, but also one of the horn players in the military band Airmen of Note. His tone on the tenor saxophone is well-polished, light[...]
AJ Ghent 7:30 pm
AJ Ghent @ DC City Winery
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm
Saxophonist Mark Allen Felton performs his own brand of lightly funky smooth jazz.
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist Shannon Gunn is an imaginative musician and frequent bandleader at venues across D.C. She can be found on Tuesdays at Columbia Station, reworking bop classics in an organ-trio format and at other times leading[...]
Daisy Castro 8:00 pm
Daisy Castro @ Blues Alley
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm
Violinist Daisy Castro leads a gypsy jazz ensemble that channels the style’s classic sounds; it’s easy to close your eyes and imagine sitting in a 1940s Paris cafe when she strikes up the band. Two[...]
Marx Cafe Jam Session 9:30 pm
Marx Cafe Jam Session @ Marx Cafe
Nov 12 @ 9:30 pm
Led by French horn player Abe Mamet, the weekly jam at the Marx Cafe welcomes players of all stripes to sit in on Tuesday nights.
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Todd Ledbetter 6:00 pm
Todd Ledbetter @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist Todd Ledbetter combines elements of modern gospel and soul with jazz to create his own form of “gospel jazz” which he calls “ministering.”
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). But his most consistent presence is still downstairs at Jojo’s, where he plays with a[...]
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Aaron Myers and saxophonist Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand.
* Dana Hawkins Trio 8:00 pm
* Dana Hawkins Trio @ Bin 1301
Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm
Dana Hawkins is that rare kind of musician who doesn’t just catch your attention: He commands it. If you’ve ever been in the room with Hawkins on drums when the late set was just starting at Service[...]
* Helen Sung ‘Sung With Words’ 8:00 pm
* Helen Sung ‘Sung With Words’ @ Blues Alley
Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm
There’s something like a heartbeat — a kind of narrative pulse — that is fundamental to the way Helen Sung’s fingers touch the piano that makes her playing warm and approachable. She leads a quintet[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
Nicole Saphos 9:30 pm
Nicole Saphos @ Marx Cafe
Nov 13 @ 9:30 pm
Bassist and vocalist Nicole Saphos Performs cozy originals and arrangements that comfortably blur the line between the plushness of indie folk darlings like Fiona Appel and Laura Gibson and the easy swing and fireplace intimacy[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz pursues a multi-cultural vision of improvised music, drawing from European, Latin American, American and Roma musical traditions. The quintet is nearly all string-musicians (save for the percussionist), featuring guitars, bass and violin.[...]
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm
Arturo Sandoval’s trumpet rings clear, bright and high, whether over easy-swaying bebop, sashaying salsa or ballads. All of that is present in his current touring show, which will also feature him singing, playing piano and[...]
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience 8:00 pm
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience @ Marvin DC
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Pope may be best known to many of D.C.’s jazz crowd as a steady drummer who brings some of the groove from his years playing soul and gospel. As a leader he brings that[...]
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm
Outside of D.C., Warren “Trae” Crudup is maybe best known for conjuring swirling thunder behind James Brandon Lewis’s spiritual wail in the latter’s trio. When he’s behind the kit with his own group, the Unknown, Trae[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm
The Twins Jazz Orchestra is made up of some of the finest jazz musicians that the District of Columbia has to offer. Under director Thad Wilson, one the area’s most deft and lyrical trumpeters, the[...]
Alejandro Lucini 8:00 pm
Alejandro Lucini @ Little Beast Bistro
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Alejandro Lucini is usually found leading the Origem Band. His music combines elements of smooth jazz with Afro-Cuban, salsa, bossa nova and other Brazilian styles as Lucini draws on his homeland’s music history.
Daymé Arocena 8:00 pm
Daymé Arocena @ DC City Winery
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm
Afro-Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena wields the same kind of earthy, infectiously joyful energy as D.C.’s own Akua Alrich. Her performances can range from classic rumba, salsa-influenced numbers to more slow burning, subdued musical storytelling. Two separate[...]
Landon Paddock 8:00 pm
Landon Paddock @ Columbia Station
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing.
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Peter Edelman Trio 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Nov 15 @ 4:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 6:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed was born and raised in Silver Spring and is a consummate student of the D.C. music scene: He’s equally comfortable blowing some burnished, buoyant hard-bop as he is grooving in the[...]
Lulu Fall 7:30 pm
Lulu Fall @ Sotto
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm
Vocalist Lulu Fall performs charged, protesting songs that draw on the themes of today’s headlines and twitter feeds. Her impassioned message burns cool over a mix of jazz-y neo-soul that fits in with the soundscapes[...]
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm
Arturo Sandoval’s trumpet rings clear, bright and high, whether over easy-swaying bebop, sashaying salsa or ballads. All of that is present in his current touring show, which will also feature him singing, playing piano and[...]
CeCe Peniston 8:00 pm
CeCe Peniston @ DC City Winery
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm
CeCe Peniston performs a mix of dance and R&B music indebted to the sounds of ’90s house and new jack swing.
Debora Galán 8:00 pm
Debora Galán @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Debora Galán performs a mix of middling pop songs and jazz standards with a very lite Latin inflection.
Jontavious Willis & Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton 8:00 pm
Jontavious Willis & Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton @ The Wine Garden at the DC City Winery
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarists/vocalists Jontavious Willis and Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton are two old souls trapped in young men’s bodies. Both of them perform a classic style of blues that harkens back to the heydey of John Lee[...]
Tamar Braxton 8:00 pm
Tamar Braxton @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm
Tamar Braxton, younger sister of R&B icon Toni Braxton, performs her own blend of radio-ready R&B and soul.
Jeff Antoniuk & The Jazz Update 9:00 pm
Jeff Antoniuk & The Jazz Update @ Twins Jazz
Nov 15 @ 9:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk plays with a buoyant, bouncy tone that may remind you of Sonny Rollins at his most gregarious moments. He leads his straight-ahead group The Jazz Update. Two separate sets at 9[...]
James King 9:30 pm
James King @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Nov 15 @ 9:30 pm
Bassist James King is one of the revered elders of the D.C. jazz scene and a frequent collaborator with patriarchs of the scene like Allyn Johnson and Nasar Abadey.
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Nov 15 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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The String Queens 11:00 am
The String Queens @ Kennedy Center - Justice Forum
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am
String trio (two violins and cello) The String Queens perform everything from Handel and chamber music to jazz and Billboard chart hits with playfulness but sure respect for the spirit of the original works. Two[...]
Peter Edelman Trio – Columbia Station Jazz Jam 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Columbia Station Jazz Jam @ Columbia Station
Nov 16 @ 4:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.  All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their favorites[...]
Origem 7:30 pm
Origem @ Sotto
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Brothers Leonardo (bass) and Alejandro (drums) Lucini co-lead Origem, a small-combo often found in a trio or quartet formation, known for playing a mix of funky and lyrical Brazilian jazz.
The Kojo Odu Roney Experience 7:30 pm
The Kojo Odu Roney Experience @ Kennedy Center - River Pavilion
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Drum sensation Koju Odu Roney gained prominence in certain jazz circles as a young, technically gifted virtuoso (in the vein of Joey Alexander). The now-teenage musician leads a straight-ahead group; come hear him as he[...]
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm
Arturo Sandoval’s trumpet rings clear, bright and high, whether over easy-swaying bebop, sashaying salsa or ballads. All of that is present in his current touring show, which will also feature him singing, playing piano and[...]
* Michael and Peter Formanek 8:00 pm
* Michael and Peter Formanek @ Rhizome DC
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Michael Formanek is a lion of the avant-garde world: a long-time bandleader with the ECM label and frequent collaborator these days with younger stars of the scene like guitarist Mary Halvorson (he also directs[...]
Future Band 8:00 pm
Future Band @ Ivy City Smokehouse
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm
Future Band performs a mix of go-go, R&B, and Soulquarians/Roots style jazz-hip-hop fusion.
Julia Nixon 8:00 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Julia Nixon, who played the lead during the original run of Dreamgirls on Broadway, performs a mix of ’80s, diva-driven R&B and jazz standards. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Tamar Braxton 8:00 pm
Tamar Braxton @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm
Tamar Braxton, younger sister of R&B icon Toni Braxton, performs her own blend of radio-ready R&B and soul.
Jeff Antoniuk & The Jazz Update 9:00 pm
Jeff Antoniuk & The Jazz Update @ Twins Jazz
Nov 16 @ 9:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk plays with a buoyant, bouncy tone that may remind you of Sonny Rollins at his most gregarious moments. He leads his straight-ahead group The Jazz Update. Two separate sets at 9[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Nov 16 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Nov 16 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am
Jojo’s on U Street hosts a weekly jam session dedicated to giving all the crooners, scatters and singers a chance to take up the mic.
Peter Edelman Trio – Afternoon Jam 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Afternoon Jam @ Columbia Station
Nov 17 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.  All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their favorites[...]
Tacha Coleman Parr 6:00 pm
Tacha Coleman Parr @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm
Tacha Coleman Parr is a DC-area jazz singer who also derives technique and catalog from blues and gospel, and is a favorite of the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival.
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm
While there are many formal and informal jams in and around the Beltway every week, the D.C. jazz jam is the flagship event for the city’s jazz scene. Organized by drummer Will Stephens, the jam becomes[...]
Colin Hinton – Simulacra 7:00 pm
Colin Hinton – Simulacra @ Rhizome DC
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm
Brooklyn-based creative drummer and bandleader Colin Hinton leads Simulacra, a group dedicated to exploring the potential of free improvisation in a more through-composed, Western art music setting. The group’s long-form performances have definite compositional structure,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm
Bassist Victor Dvoskin, who was once hailed by critics in Russia as the top jazz bassist of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant.[...]
Secret Society 7:30 pm
Secret Society @ DC City Winery
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm
Secret Society performs a kind of funk that draws influence from jazz giants like John Coltrane as much as Rick James and Stevie Wonder; they call what they do “Feel Good Music.”
* Arturo Sandoval 8:00 pm
* Arturo Sandoval @ Blues Alley
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm
Arturo Sandoval’s trumpet rings clear, bright and high, whether over easy-swaying bebop, sashaying salsa or ballads. All of that is present in his current touring show, which will also feature him singing, playing piano and[...]
Fostina Dixon 8:00 pm
Fostina Dixon @ Twins Jazz
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Fontina Dixon performs originals that range from straight-ahead to the kind of funk fusion made by Miles Davis in the 1990s; an undercurrent of smooth, lightly funky jazz sounds underscores all of her tunes.[...]
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Nov 17 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Nov 18 @ 6:45 pm
Seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard Inn.
* Brad Linde’s Team Players 8:00 pm
* Brad Linde’s Team Players @ Blues Alley
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Brad Linde may be the most prolific musician in the D.C. jazz scene. He’s been involved in 32 different groups, many under his own leadership, over his last 15 years in D.C., ranging from[...]
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together people from various pockets of the D.C. music scene. Both those sitting in and the house band (which changes weekly) regularly[...]
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau performs a groove-based kind of jazz that often falls on the smooth side of things but the group can also veer into grooving electro-funk a la the Head Hunters. He sometimes devotes sets[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Nov 19 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Donato Soverio has worked as performer, arranger, and composer around the DC area for twenty years. He performs in a duo with a rotating cast of area musicians. No cover, one drink minimum.
Coffy Cafe Music Salon w/Dave Manley 7:00 pm
Coffy Cafe Music Salon w/Dave Manley @ Coffy Cafe
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm
Guitarist Dave Manley, who navigates the fretboard with the flair and flow of Carlos Santana mixed with Wes Montgomery, performs in a duo every Tuesday at Georgetown’s Coffy Cafe.
Takoma Station Jazz Jam 7:00 pm
Takoma Station Jazz Jam @ Takoma Station
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm
Local musicians lead a jam session at Takoma Station, a bar that was a hotbed for the straight-ahead scene in the 1980s and ’90s.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is not only a staple on the D.C. jazz scene, but also one of the horn players in the military band Airmen of Note. His tone on the tenor saxophone is well-polished, light[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist Shannon Gunn is an imaginative musician and frequent bandleader at venues across D.C. She can be found on Tuesdays at Columbia Station, reworking bop classics in an organ-trio format and at other times leading[...]
Swing Shift 8:00 pm
Swing Shift @ Blues Alley
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm
Swing Shift faithfully recreates the ambiance and aesthetic, musically and visually, of big band jazz’s hey day. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Marx Cafe Jam Session 9:30 pm
Marx Cafe Jam Session @ Marx Cafe
Nov 19 @ 9:30 pm
Led by French horn player Abe Mamet, the weekly jam at the Marx Cafe welcomes players of all stripes to sit in on Tuesday nights.
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Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). But his most consistent presence is still downstairs at Jojo’s, where he plays with a[...]
* Booker T. Jones 8:00 pm
* Booker T. Jones @ DC City Winery
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm
Organist Booker T. Jones is one of the foundational musicians of American soul music. As leader of Booker T. & the MG’s, the house band for the great Memphis soul label Stax Records, Jones helped[...]
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Aaron Myers and saxophonist Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand.
* Dana Hawkins Trio 8:00 pm
* Dana Hawkins Trio @ Bin 1301
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm
Dana Hawkins is that rare kind of musician who doesn’t just catch your attention: He commands it. If you’ve ever been in the room with Hawkins on drums when the late set was just starting at Service[...]
Christopher Linman 8:00 pm
Christopher Linman @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Christopher Linman aspires to the silky crooning of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby but performs with a flat range and vanilla tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
MGB Power Trio 8:00 pm
MGB Power Trio @ Twins Jazz
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm
The MGB Power Trio perform a mix of standards and originals inspired by hard-swinging bop from the likes of Art Blakey and Charles Mingus. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
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* The Airmen of Note: The Music of Tedd Baker 7:30 pm
* The Airmen of Note: The Music of Tedd Baker @ Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is not only a staple on the D.C. jazz scene, but also one of the horn players in the military band Airmen of Note. His tone on the tenor saxophone is well-polished, light[...]
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience 8:00 pm
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience @ Marvin DC
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Pope may be best known to many of D.C.’s jazz crowd as a steady drummer who brings some of the groove from his years playing soul and gospel. As a leader he brings that[...]
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm
Outside of D.C., Warren “Trae” Crudup is maybe best known for conjuring swirling thunder behind James Brandon Lewis’s spiritual wail in the latter’s trio. When he’s behind the kit with his own group, the Unknown, Trae[...]
Bria Skonberg 8:00 pm
Bria Skonberg @ DC City Winery
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg performs uptempo, swinging straight-ahead standards and originals.
Landon Paddock 8:00 pm
Landon Paddock @ Columbia Station
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing.
Peter Fraize 8:00 pm
Peter Fraize @ Little Beast Bistro
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Peter Fraize is a usual sideman amongst DC Jazz musicians, usually found alongside his brethren in the Forward Jazz Collective.
Steve Cole 8:00 pm
Steve Cole @ Blues Alley
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz saxophonist Steve Cole performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Peter Edelman Trio 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Nov 22 @ 4:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
* Nasar Abadey: Bringing In The Future 6:00 pm
* Nasar Abadey: Bringing In The Future @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm
Few musicians in D.C., a town full of great jazz players, command as much respect or presence on the bandstand as Nasar Abadey. The master percussionist and drummer leads his own group, Supernova, through quietly[...]
Chris Botti 7:30 pm
Chris Botti @ The Birchmere Music Hall
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Chris Botti is the closest equivalent now of Kenny G’s level of fame and notoriety in the 1990s. He performs a wide range of pieces, from Chopin piano preludes to Latin love ballads and[...]
Fran Vielma 7:30 pm
Fran Vielma @ Sotto
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm
Multi-percussionist Fran Vielma holds an extensive knowledge of Caribbean, Venezuelan and South American musical styles. He leads several groups, including the Venezuelan Jazz Orchestra, Hidden Treasure Percussion Trio and Venezuelan Jazz Collective. The VJC’s latest album,[...]
* Henry Kaiser: Solo Guitar Antarctica Video 8:00 pm
* Henry Kaiser: Solo Guitar Antarctica Video @ Rhizome DC
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm
Henry Kaiser is an icon in avant-garde guitarist circles, maybe best known to wider audiences for work with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith’s “Yo Miles!” project reimagining Miles Davis’ 1970s electric albums. Kaiser’s work ranges from[...]
* Joe Herrera’s Remix 8:00 pm
* Joe Herrera’s Remix @ Marvin DC
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm
Joe Herrera, a lyrical trumpeter who co-leads the beloved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, plays at Marvin’s with his fusion group Remix.
Ruben Studdard 8:00 pm
Ruben Studdard @ Blues Alley
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm
Soul and gospel singer Ruben Studdard grabbed national headlines back in 2003 by winning the second season of American Idol. While he has not hit the top of the national charts like that in some time, he[...]
TK Blue 8:00 pm
TK Blue @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist TK Blue plays straight-ahead originals and standards with an Afro-Caribbean jazz inflection. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Abby Schaffer 9:00 pm
Abby Schaffer @ Twins Jazz
Nov 22 @ 9:00 pm
Straight-ahead jazz vocalist Abby Schaffer performs classics from the standards songbook. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.
* Victor Provost 9:30 pm
* Victor Provost @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Nov 22 @ 9:30 pm
Victor Provost isn’t just the only jazz steel pan player in D.C. — he’s one of the region’s best improvisers, on any instrument.
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Nov 22 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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Peter Edelman Trio – Columbia Station Jazz Jam 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Columbia Station Jazz Jam @ Columbia Station
Nov 23 @ 4:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.  All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their favorites[...]
Chris Botti 7:30 pm
Chris Botti @ The Birchmere Music Hall
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Chris Botti is the closest equivalent now of Kenny G’s level of fame and notoriety in the 1990s. He performs a wide range of pieces, from Chopin piano preludes to Latin love ballads and[...]
* Henry Kaiser: Requia and by Request 8:00 pm
* Henry Kaiser: Requia and by Request @ Rhizome DC
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm
Henry Kaiser is an icon in avant-garde guitarist circles, maybe best known to wider audiences for work with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith’s “Yo Miles!” project reimagining Miles Davis’ 1970s electric albums. Kaiser’s work ranges from[...]
* John Lamkin “Favorites” Quintet 8:00 pm
* John Lamkin “Favorites” Quintet @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm
John Lamkin is something of an institution when it comes to jazz along the I-95 corridor. He’s not only a veteran educator, a former instructor at University of Maryland and the head of an impressive[...]
Mousey Thompson’s James Brown Experience 8:00 pm
Mousey Thompson’s James Brown Experience @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Mousey Thompson performs a tribute to his former employer, the Godfather of Soul, Mister Dynamite: James Brown.
Ruben Studdard 8:00 pm
Ruben Studdard @ Blues Alley
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm
Soul and gospel singer Ruben Studdard grabbed national headlines back in 2003 by winning the second season of American Idol. While he has not hit the top of the national charts like that in some time, he[...]
Abby Schaffer 9:00 pm
Abby Schaffer @ Twins Jazz
Nov 23 @ 9:00 pm
Straight-ahead jazz vocalist Abby Schaffer performs classics from the standards songbook. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.
* George V. Johnson 9:30 pm
* George V. Johnson @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Nov 23 @ 9:30 pm
Vocalist George V. Johnson is a champion of the local jazz scene — a tireless activist and presence in the straight-ahead tradition of Washington, D.C. He’s not a belter or a technically flashy singer, but[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Nov 23 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Nov 23 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am
Jojo’s on U Street hosts a weekly jam session dedicated to giving all the crooners, scatters and singers a chance to take up the mic.
Peter Edelman Trio – Afternoon Jam 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Afternoon Jam @ Columbia Station
Nov 24 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.  All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their favorites[...]
Lionel Lyles 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Takoma Station
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles’ voice on the tenor saxophone is straightforward and impassioned. His improvising, arranging and bandleading takes most of its cues from the beloved hard bop tradition of the 50s and 60s, but for some[...]
Miki Howard 6:00 pm
Miki Howard @ DC City Winery
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Miki Howard, who enjoyed a string of chart topping hits in the ’80s and ’90s, performs a mix of Soul and R&B. Two separate sets at 6 and 9:30 p.m.
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm
While there are many formal and informal jams in and around the Beltway every week, the D.C. jazz jam is the flagship event for the city’s jazz scene. Organized by drummer Will Stephens, the jam becomes[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm
Bassist Victor Dvoskin, who was once hailed by critics in Russia as the top jazz bassist of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant.[...]
Colla Parte (TP) 8:00 pm
Colla Parte (TP) @ Rhizome DC
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm
Silver Spring-based bassist Daniel Barbiero leads Colla Parte, a chamber ensemble that seeks to wed the kinds of subtle intricacies of chamber classical music with free jazz improvising. This show is presented by Transparent Productions,[...]
Junkyard Band 8:00 pm
Junkyard Band @ The Wine Garden at the DC City Winery
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm
There was a time in D.C. history where you couldn’t go one block without hearing the city’s signature sound: a funky beat bopped out on a kit of plastic barrels. The members of the Junkyard[...]
Ruben Studdard 8:00 pm
Ruben Studdard @ Blues Alley
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm
Soul and gospel singer Ruben Studdard grabbed national headlines back in 2003 by winning the second season of American Idol. While he has not hit the top of the national charts like that in some time, he[...]
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Nov 24 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Nov 25 @ 6:45 pm
Seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard Inn.
* Carr – Keys Quintet 8:00 pm
* Carr – Keys Quintet @ Blues Alley
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonists Marshall Keys and Paul Carr are two of the great fixtures of the D.C. jazz scene. When Carr, a powerful tenorman and veteran educator, and Keys, as comfortable swinging on blues and bebop as[...]
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together people from various pockets of the D.C. music scene. Both those sitting in and the house band (which changes weekly) regularly[...]
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau performs a groove-based kind of jazz that often falls on the smooth side of things but the group can also veer into grooving electro-funk a la the Head Hunters. He sometimes devotes sets[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Nov 26 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Donato Soverio has worked as performer, arranger, and composer around the DC area for twenty years. He performs in a duo with a rotating cast of area musicians. No cover, one drink minimum.
Coffy Cafe Music Salon w/Dave Manley 7:00 pm
Coffy Cafe Music Salon w/Dave Manley @ Coffy Cafe
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm
Guitarist Dave Manley, who navigates the fretboard with the flair and flow of Carlos Santana mixed with Wes Montgomery, performs in a duo every Tuesday at Georgetown’s Coffy Cafe.
Takoma Station Jazz Jam 7:00 pm
Takoma Station Jazz Jam @ Takoma Station
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm
Local musicians lead a jam session at Takoma Station, a bar that was a hotbed for the straight-ahead scene in the 1980s and ’90s.
The String Queens 7:00 pm
The String Queens @ Blues Alley
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm
String trio (two violins and cello) The String Queens perform everything from Handel and chamber music to jazz and Billboard chart hits with playfulness but sure respect for the spirit of the original works. Two[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is not only a staple on the D.C. jazz scene, but also one of the horn players in the military band Airmen of Note. His tone on the tenor saxophone is well-polished, light[...]
Suttle 7:30 pm
Suttle @ DC City Winery
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm
One of the newer go-go bands on the scene, Suttle perform with a sound that defers to the go-go elders while also reaching for influence from modern R&B and soul chart toppers like Bruno Mars[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Nov 26 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist Shannon Gunn is an imaginative musician and frequent bandleader at venues across D.C. She can be found on Tuesdays at Columbia Station, reworking bop classics in an organ-trio format and at other times leading[...]
Marx Cafe Jam Session 9:30 pm
Marx Cafe Jam Session @ Marx Cafe
Nov 26 @ 9:30 pm
Led by French horn player Abe Mamet, the weekly jam at the Marx Cafe welcomes players of all stripes to sit in on Tuesday nights.
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* Bill Heid 6:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm
Bill Heid, maybe the most prominent master of the Hammond B-3 in Washington, D.C., boasts a storied resume that includes stints with jazz and blues icons like Sonny Stitt, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and David[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). But his most consistent presence is still downstairs at Jojo’s, where he plays with a[...]
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Aaron Myers and saxophonist Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand.
* Dana Hawkins Trio 8:00 pm
* Dana Hawkins Trio @ Bin 1301
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm
Dana Hawkins is that rare kind of musician who doesn’t just catch your attention: He commands it. If you’ve ever been in the room with Hawkins on drums when the late set was just starting at Service[...]
* Rare Essence 8:00 pm
* Rare Essence @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm
The band Rare Essence is among the founding groups of the go-go movement in Washington, D.C. (some even say the group pioneered the now-universal use of the congas to play the go-go beat). The band[...]
* Russell Malone 8:00 pm
* Russell Malone @ Blues Alley
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Russell Malone had to quickly learn to adapt in his early years, going from playing with iconic soul-jazz organist Jimmy Smith to the chart-topping Harry Connick Jr. and Diana Krall. His playing these days[...]
Be’la Dona 8:00 pm
Be’la Dona @ DC City Winery
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm
All-female, D.C.-based band Be’la Dona performs a mix of go-go, jazz, R&B, soul and rock.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
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Happy Thanksgiving!
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm
Outside of D.C., Warren “Trae” Crudup is maybe best known for conjuring swirling thunder behind James Brandon Lewis’s spiritual wail in the latter’s trio. When he’s behind the kit with his own group, the Unknown, Trae[...]
Landon Paddock 8:00 pm
Landon Paddock @ Columbia Station
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing.
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Peter Edelman Trio 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
Bobby Felder’s Big Band 6:00 pm
Bobby Felder’s Big Band @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm
Trombonist Bobby Felder, an elder of the D.C. jazz scene, leads his big band through standards and originals in his annual post-Thanksgiving performance.
Dave Hollister 7:00 pm
Dave Hollister @ DC City Winery
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm
Dave Hollister came on the R&B scene as one quarter of the beloved Blackstreet; he’s enjoyed a string of success in the R&B world as a solo act since. Two separate sets at 7 and[...]
Leela James 7:00 pm
Leela James @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm
Singer Leela James performs a mix of R&B and soul with a touch of hip-hop’s modern, radio-friendly beats. Two separate sets at 7 and 10 p.m.
* Herb Scott 8:00 pm
* Herb Scott @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm
Herb Scott is a tireless champion of jazz in the District. He can be found most often on Capitol Hill, either leading the Wednesday jazz jam at Mr. Henry’s or advocating in the halls of[...]
Alex Bugnon 8:00 pm
Alex Bugnon @ Blues Alley
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz pianist Alex Bugnon is a regular feature this time of year at Blues Alley; he plays his annual post-Thanksgiving residency. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet 9:00 pm
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Nov 29 @ 9:00 pm
John Lamkin is something of an institution when it comes to jazz along the I-95 corridor. He’s not only a veteran educator, a former instructor at University of Maryland, and the head of an impressive[...]
* Leigh Pilzer 9:30 pm
* Leigh Pilzer @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Nov 29 @ 9:30 pm
Leigh Pilzer, arguably the city’s top baritone saxophonist, leads a group through her own swinging tunes and arrangements.
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Nov 29 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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Peter Edelman Trio – Columbia Station Jazz Jam 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Columbia Station Jazz Jam @ Columbia Station
Nov 30 @ 4:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.  All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their favorites[...]
Alex Bugnon 8:00 pm
Alex Bugnon @ Blues Alley
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz pianist Alex Bugnon is a regular feature this time of year at Blues Alley; he plays his annual post-Thanksgiving residency. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Maija Rejman 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman @ Mr. Henry's
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman is a veteran local straight-ahead singer and frequent favorite of Mr. Henry’s.
Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band 8:30 pm
Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band @ DC City Winery
Nov 30 @ 8:30 pm
Chopteeth play a mix of jazz and funk that seeks to highlight both genres African rhythmic roots.
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet 9:00 pm
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Nov 30 @ 9:00 pm
John Lamkin is something of an institution when it comes to jazz along the I-95 corridor. He’s not only a veteran educator, a former instructor at University of Maryland, and the head of an impressive[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 9:30 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Nov 30 @ 9:30 pm
Vocalist and pianist Aaron Myers was born in Houston, Texas, and the baritone twang of his accent gives his performances a kind of swing that’s almost as much country and blues as it is jazz.[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Nov 30 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Nov 30 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]