DC Jazz Calendar

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all previously scheduled gigs are canceled or postponed until further notice. We are now listing virtual and streamed gigs on this calendar; please get in contact with listings editor Jackson Sinnenberg to submit for a listing.

Guide to the calendar:
* = CB Pick
** = CapitalBop Show
v v categories are neighborhoods
v v tags sort by free events, venues with food, CapitalBop shows, and more
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Proper Utensils with Jas. Funk 4:00 pm
Proper Utensils with Jas. Funk @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm
Proper Utensils is one of the original generation of go-go bands and still holds up the old traditions, riding more on the heavy melodies of ’70s and ’80s groups like Morris Day & The Time,[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Mar 1 @ 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
Mar 1 @ 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.[...]
Jacie Lee 8:00 pm
Jacie Lee @ Twins Jazz
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Jacie Lee performs a mix of Smooth jazz and neo-soul but is committed to neither; she’s still seeking her sound. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Kim Waters 8:00 pm
Kim Waters @ Blues Alley
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Kim Waters serenades with smooth jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Renee Collins-Georges 8:00 pm
Renee Collins-Georges @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm
Straight-ahead vocalist Renee Collins-Georges also creates children’s songs.
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 1 @ 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 – now downstairs from the shuttered station at Club Heaven &[...]
2
Macy Gray 7:30 pm
Macy Gray @ DC City Winery
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm
The raspy-voiced singer Macy Gray was an icon of 2000s R&B. She brought the articulation and tempered swing of Billie Holiday into the new millennium.
* Elijah Easton Trio 8:00 pm
* Elijah Easton Trio @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Elijah Easton is one of the DMV’s most awe-inspiring young talents, but a Google search on him won’t turn up much. Like many of D.C.’s great artists, Easton has built his career confidently but quietly,[...]
* Levon Mikaelian Trio 8:00 pm
* Levon Mikaelian Trio @ Blues Alley
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Armenian-American pianist Levon Mikaelian weaves the lyricism and cadence of his homeland’s melodies into his highly impressionistic compositions. He performs here with a trio. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Mar 2 @ 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
Mar 2 @ 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[...]
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam @ Chi-Cha Lounge
Mar 2 @ 8:00 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[...]
3
Takoma Station Jazz Jam 7:00 pm
Takoma Station Jazz Jam @ Takoma Station
Mar 3 @ 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
Mar 3 @ 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[...]
Macy Gray 7:30 pm
Macy Gray @ DC City Winery
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm
The raspy-voiced singer Macy Gray was an icon of 2000s R&B. She brought the articulation and tempered swing of Billie Holiday into the new millennium.
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist Shannon Gunn is an imaginative musician and frequent bandleader at venues across D.C. She could be found on Tuesdays at Columbia Station and now at Club Heaven & Hell, reworking bop classics in an[...]
Marcus Mitchell, Marcus Young & Marcus Canty 8:00 pm
Marcus Mitchell, Marcus Young & Marcus Canty @ Blues Alley
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm
Marcus Mitchell, Marcus Young and Marcus Canty, a trio of local jazzmen, perform their grooving, smooth version of jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Marx Cafe Jam Session 9:30 pm
Marx Cafe Jam Session @ Marx Cafe
Mar 3 @ 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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Bob Murad 6:00 pm
Bob Murad @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist and composer Bob Murad performs.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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[...]
* Trae & Company 8:00 pm
* Trae & Company @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 4 @ 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 Unrehearsed,[...]
Jessy J 8:00 pm
Jessy J @ Blues Alley
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz saxophonist Jessy J performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Joe Vetter Quartet 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Joe Vetter leads a straight-ahead jazz quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman takes the party over to Club Heaven & Hell and leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
5
* Pop Social Jazz Happy-Hour 4:00 pm
* Pop Social Jazz Happy-Hour @ Pop Social
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm
Bassist Tarus Mateen strikes a balance between ethereal harmonic movement and deeply resonant groove. He is a member of Jason Moran’s Bandwagon trio, and is known not only on the jazz scene but also in[...]
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
Such and Antoine Dunn 7:30 pm
Such and Antoine Dunn @ DC City Winery
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm
Young soul singers Such and Antoine Dunn perform.
* Feedel Band 8:00 pm
* Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Mar 5 @ 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[...]
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Mr. Braxton Bar & Kitchen
Mar 5 @ 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 Unrehearsed,[...]
Ashley Pezzotti 8:00 pm
Ashley Pezzotti @ Twins Jazz
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm
The young vocalist Ashley Pezzotti, at just 23, has developed a tone indebted to the classic warm, vibrato that defines the jazz vocal tradition. She leads a straight ahead group through standards and originals. Two[...]
Landon Paddock 8:00 pm
Landon Paddock @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing.
Peter White 8:00 pm
Peter White @ Blues Alley
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Peter White usually carries a stylish acoustic guitar on to the bandstand, a rare choice for the electrified nature of his slick, smooth jazz styling. He performs a mix of originals and covers of[...]
Sotto Sessions: Joseph Brotherton 8:00 pm
Sotto Sessions: Joseph Brotherton @ Sotto
Mar 5 @ 8:00 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[...]
Steve Herberman 8:00 pm
Steve Herberman @ Little Beast Bistro
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm
Seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall.
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Alex Parchment Trio 6:00 pm
Alex Parchment Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm
Alex Parchment is comfortable shifting between both big band and small ensembles, and injects a bit of funk into everything he plays. It’s a good fit for the jovial ambiance of Jojo Restaurant’s Friday nights.
Jeff Antoniuk & The Jazz Update 6:00 pm
Jeff Antoniuk & The Jazz Update @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Mar 6 @ 6:00 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
* Red Baraat’s Festival of Colors 8:00 pm
* Red Baraat’s Festival of Colors @ The Hamilton
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm
Red Baraat are led by dhol player (and hype man) Sunny Jain, whose made renowned as NY jazz drummer who incorporates rhythms from around the world. Red Baraat’s main influences come from the communal energy[...]
* Trae & Company: Post Modern Jukebox 8:00 pm
* Trae & Company: Post Modern Jukebox @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 6 @ 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 Unrehearsed,[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 6 @ 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.
Keith Washington 8:00 pm
Keith Washington @ DC City Winery
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm
’90s R&B crooner Keith Washington performs.
Peter White 8:00 pm
Peter White @ Blues Alley
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Peter White usually carries a stylish acoustic guitar on to the bandstand, a rare choice for the electrified nature of his slick, smooth jazz styling. He performs a mix of originals and covers of[...]
Tony Martucci 9:00 pm
Tony Martucci @ Twins Jazz
Mar 6 @ 9:00 pm
Drummer Tony Martucci is a frequent sideman to some of the old hats in the D.C. jazz scene like Jeff Antoniuk. He leads a straight-ahead group here. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Mar 6 @ 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 – Heaven & Hell Jazz Jam 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Heaven & Hell Jazz Jam @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 7 @ 4:30 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 – now downstairs from the shuttered station at Club Heaven &[...]
* Steve Arnold Quartet 6:00 pm
* Steve Arnold Quartet @ SPIN
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm
Steve Arnold is at the very start of his career, but he’s already a go-to sideman for many prominent leaders in the District. His original compositions suggest stories set in the open fields of his[...]
* Bill Heid 6:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Mar 7 @ 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[...]
Conya Doss with Kenny Wesley 7:30 pm
Conya Doss with Kenny Wesley @ DC City Winery
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm
Conya Doss’ voice seems to always be floating, dancing in the breeze above the solid R&B beats below. Opening is the Stevie Wonder-indebted singer Kenny Wesley.
Jeff Weintraub 8:00 pm
Jeff Weintraub @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm
D.C. vocalist Jeff Weintraub performs a repertoire culled from the jazz classics, the great American songbook, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, the Beatles and more.
Peter White 8:00 pm
Peter White @ Blues Alley
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Peter White usually carries a stylish acoustic guitar on to the bandstand, a rare choice for the electrified nature of his slick, smooth jazz styling. He performs a mix of originals and covers of[...]
Tony Martucci 9:00 pm
Tony Martucci @ Twins Jazz
Mar 7 @ 9:00 pm
Drummer Tony Martucci is a frequent sideman to some of the old hats in the D.C. jazz scene like Jeff Antoniuk. He leads a straight-ahead group here. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
* Bill Heid 9:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 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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Anthony Brown: Second Sunday 3:00 pm
Anthony Brown: Second Sunday @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm
Gospel singer-songwriter Anthony Brown leads the congregation at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club in worship the second Sunday of every month this winter.
Chris Barrick 6:00 pm
Chris Barrick @ Jazz & Cultural Society
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm
Vibraphonist Chris Barrick is a recent re-arrival to D.C., and he’s wasted no time getting back into the mix. Barrick excels both as a bandleader and a soloist, wielding a powerful skill-set of fearsome technical[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Mar 8 @ 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[...]
* Irreversible Entanglements / Settles + Crudup / LMB 7:00 pm
* Irreversible Entanglements / Settles + Crudup / LMB @ Rhizome DC
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm
The free jazz and poetry ensemble Irreversible Entanglements performs charged, enthralling, flayed-nerve endings raw, collectively improvised music. Fronted by poet Camae Ayewa, better known as Moor Mother, the group delivers gut punching music aimed to[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Mar 8 @ 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.[...]
RC & The Gritz and Wes Watkins feat. Got My Own Sound 7:30 pm
RC & The Gritz and Wes Watkins feat. Got My Own Sound @ The Wine Garden at DC City Winery
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm
RC & The Gritz are best known for their roles as Erykah Badu’s touring band and brings that intense sonic imagination with them wherever the members go. Opening is D.C.’s Got My Own Sound Band[...]
Duke Ellington School of the Arts Jazz Ensembles 8:00 pm
Duke Ellington School of the Arts Jazz Ensembles @ Twins Jazz
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is arguably the best arts school in the D.C. area and has produced some of the best musicians in the area (and others that have gone on to[...]
Otis Taylor Band 8:00 pm
Otis Taylor Band @ Blues Alley
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm
Otis Taylor is a world-renowned blues musician, performing as a vocalist and on harmonica, banjo and guitar. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 8 @ 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 – now downstairs from the shuttered station at Club Heaven &[...]
9
* Elijah Easton Trio 8:00 pm
* Elijah Easton Trio @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm
Elijah Easton is one of the DMV’s most awe-inspiring young talents, but a Google search on him won’t turn up much. Like many of D.C.’s great artists, Easton has built his career confidently but quietly,[...]
* Herb Scott 8:00 pm
* Herb Scott @ Blues Alley
Mar 9 @ 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[...]
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Mar 9 @ 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
Mar 9 @ 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[...]
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam @ Chi-Cha Lounge
Mar 9 @ 8:00 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[...]
10
Takoma Station Jazz Jam 7:00 pm
Takoma Station Jazz Jam @ Takoma Station
Mar 10 @ 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
Mar 10 @ 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[...]
* George Burton’s Reciprocity 8:00 pm
* George Burton’s Reciprocity @ Blues Alley
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm
George Burton is of that new generation of jazz musicians unafraid to weave diverse sources like the quiet cadence and riffing of indie rock or the hard groove of funk and R&B into classic bop[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist Shannon Gunn is an imaginative musician and frequent bandleader at venues across D.C. She could be found on Tuesdays at Columbia Station and now at Club Heaven & Hell, reworking bop classics in an[...]
Marx Cafe Jam Session 9:30 pm
Marx Cafe Jam Session @ Marx Cafe
Mar 10 @ 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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Vaughn Ambrose 6:00 pm
Vaughn Ambrose @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist Vaughn Ambrose performs with a bouncy, airy tone that rises above the fray.
* Jaimie Branch Fly or Die II (DC) 7:30 pm
* Jaimie Branch Fly or Die II (DC) @ Kennedy Center - Studio K
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm
Jaimie Branch is a trumpet player living in Red Hook, Brooklyn, but her heart still lies in Chicago. She developed amongst the titans of the music scene there before spending a short stint in Baltimore,[...]
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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[...]
* Marshall Keys & Soulful Path: “A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn” 8:00 pm
* Marshall Keys & Soulful Path: “A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn” @ Blues Alley
Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Marshall Keys is one of those cats that’s been on the D.C. scene for so long its hard to think of it without him. He came up playing alongside young titans like Geri Allen[...]
* Trae & Company 8:00 pm
* Trae & Company @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 11 @ 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 Unrehearsed,[...]
David Bertrand 8:00 pm
David Bertrand @ Twins Jazz
Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm
Flautist David Bertrand is making a strong case for the flute to have more prominence in modern jazz. The young musician, who grew up in Trinidad, brings out the flute’s strong, sharp overtones with the[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman takes the party over to Club Heaven & Hell and leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
* Steve Arnold Trio 9:30 pm
* Steve Arnold Trio @ Marx Cafe
Mar 11 @ 9:30 pm
Steve Arnold is at the very start of his career, but he’s already a go-to sideman for many prominent leaders in the District. His original compositions suggest stories set in the open fields of his[...]
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* Pop Social Jazz Happy-Hour 4:00 pm
* Pop Social Jazz Happy-Hour @ Pop Social
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm
Bassist Tarus Mateen strikes a balance between ethereal harmonic movement and deeply resonant groove. He is a member of Jason Moran’s Bandwagon trio, and is known not only on the jazz scene but also in[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Mar 12 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
* Joey DeFrancesco 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco @ Blues Alley
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist – and occasional trumpet player – Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his ability to channel the current of driving,[...]
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Mr. Braxton Bar & Kitchen
Mar 12 @ 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 Unrehearsed,[...]
Bobby V. 8:00 pm
Bobby V. @ DC City Winery
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm
Billboard Top 100 and R&B chart-topper Bobby V. performs in the kind of autotune croon made famous by Chris Brown and T-Pain.
Landon Paddock 8:00 pm
Landon Paddock @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing.
Petkoff Jazz Trio 8:00 pm
Petkoff Jazz Trio @ Twins Jazz
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Alec Petkoff leads a straight-ahead trio. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Sotto Sessions: Joseph Brotherton 8:00 pm
Sotto Sessions: Joseph Brotherton @ Sotto
Mar 12 @ 8:00 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[...]
Jamie Sandel Trio 9:30 pm
Jamie Sandel Trio @ Marx Cafe
Mar 12 @ 9:30 pm
Violinist Jamie Sandel (Disclosure: CapitalBop’s Managing Director) leads a trio through standards and originals that twist classic melodies with modern, angular jazz harmony.
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CANCELED: W. Allen Taylor 6:00 pm
CANCELED: W. Allen Taylor @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm
***PLEASE NOTE*** This show has been canceled over health concerns due to novel coronavirus. W. Allen Taylor performs vocal standards in a classic, buoyant and crisp fashion. He celebrates the release of his new album[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco @ Blues Alley
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist – and occasional trumpet player – Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his ability to channel the current of driving,[...]
* Trae & Company: Post Modern Jukebox 8:00 pm
* Trae & Company: Post Modern Jukebox @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 13 @ 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 Unrehearsed,[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 13 @ 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.[...]
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet 9:00 pm
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Mar 13 @ 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Mar 13 @ 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 – Heaven & Hell Jazz Jam 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Heaven & Hell Jazz Jam @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 14 @ 4:30 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 – now downstairs from the shuttered station at Club Heaven &[...]
* Steve Arnold Quartet 6:00 pm
* Steve Arnold Quartet @ SPIN
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm
Steve Arnold is at the very start of his career, but he’s already a go-to sideman for many prominent leaders in the District. His original compositions suggest stories set in the open fields of his[...]
* Camila Meza & The Nectar Orchestra 7:30 pm
* Camila Meza & The Nectar Orchestra @ Kennedy Center - Studio K
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm
Chilean jazz guitarist and vocalist Camila Meza does not so much perform her own songs as she does paint them through the air with vivid color and lush brush strokes, but also pointillist punctuation from[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco @ Blues Alley
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist – and occasional trumpet player – Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his ability to channel the current of driving,[...]
Maija Rejman 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman is a veteran local straight-ahead singer and frequent favorite of Mr. Henry’s.
Tracy Hamlin 8:00 pm
Tracy Hamlin @ DC City Winery
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Tracy Hamlin, whose toured with the likes of Gloria Gaynor (the originator of the disco hit “I Will Survive”), blends soul, jazz, R&B and house music.
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet 9:00 pm
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Mar 14 @ 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[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Mar 14 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 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 Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Mar 15 @ 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
Mar 15 @ 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.[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco @ Blues Alley
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist – and occasional trumpet player – Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his ability to channel the current of driving,[...]
* Kristin Callahan 8:00 pm
* Kristin Callahan @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm
Kristin Callahan’s voice is best applied to ballads like “Nature Boy,” during which the deep sonority of her alto manifests an instant weight on the tear ducts. In such settings, her voice is instantly haunting[...]
Backyard Band 8:00 pm
Backyard Band @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Backyard Band, the self-styled “Bad Boys of Go-go,” rose to a new level of prominence at the end of 2015 with their masterful cover of Adele’s “Hello.”
The Izmirlian Quintet 8:00 pm
The Izmirlian Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist and composer Greg Izmirlian leads his straight-ahead quintet through standards and originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 15 @ 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 – now downstairs from the shuttered station at Club Heaven &[...]
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* Elijah Easton Trio 8:00 pm
* Elijah Easton Trio @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm
Elijah Easton is one of the DMV’s most awe-inspiring young talents, but a Google search on him won’t turn up much. Like many of D.C.’s great artists, Easton has built his career confidently but quietly,[...]
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Mar 16 @ 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
Mar 16 @ 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[...]
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam @ Chi-Cha Lounge
Mar 16 @ 8:00 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[...]
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* Mark G. Meadows (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows (Livestream) @ Facebook and Instagram Live
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows is one cornerstone keyboardists on the D.C. jazz scene.  With his band, the Movement, Meadows makes music that fits comfortably between the genre-bending futurist fusion of Robert Glasper and the[...]
* Sharón Clark Quartet (Livestream) 8:00 pm
* Sharón Clark Quartet (Livestream)
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm
LIVESTREAM LINK: https://www.facebook.com/The-Covid-19-Sessions-At-Blue-House-Productions-104622744507289/ The inaugural concert in the “Covid-19 Sessions” at Blue House Productions is actually the second edition of Chris Grasso’s third-Friday vocalists series at Mr. Henry’s, driven online by COVID-19 restaurant shutdown in[...]
* Warren Wolf & the Wolfpack (Livestream) 8:00 pm
* Warren Wolf & the Wolfpack (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wolf is one of the great, young masters of the mallets in modern jazz. Whether on vibraphone or marimba, using two mallets or four, Wolf’s plays lean and fast. He’s a regular on the[...]
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* Elijah Jamal Balbed & Herb Scott (Livestream) 8:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed & Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Online
Mar 21 @ 8:00 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[...]
Gretchen and the Sidecar Six (Livestream) 8:00 pm
Gretchen and the Sidecar Six (Livestream) @ Facebook and Instagram Live
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm
Traditional swing band Gretchen and the Sidecar Six perform a mix of ’30s and ’40s jazz hits. Find the livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/sidecarsix/  
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* Akua Allrich (Livestream) 5:00 pm
* Akua Allrich (Livestream) @ The Internet
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm
Whether singing an original, a classic jazz standard or something from the Miriam Makeba songbook, there is a deep spiritual fervor in Akua Allrich’s music. Her voice wells up deep from the chest to unleash[...]
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Barbara Papendorp & Oren Levine 6:30 pm
Barbara Papendorp & Oren Levine @ Suppertime Serenade
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm
Barbara Papendorp, a classically trained actress and cabaret singer who favors standards from the American and French songbooks, performs with longtime area accompanist, pianist Oren Levine. The duo livestreams their show tonight on YouTube.
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam (Livestream) 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam (Livestream) @ Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation Facebook page
Mar 25 @ 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. With the usual venue,[...]
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David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) 6:00 pm
David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) @ Quiet Life Motel - Instagram Live
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm
Violinist David Schulman often performs with his group Quiet Life Motel, creating a cascade of rhythms and textures through Afro-Cuban and other folk rhythms as well as looping pedals. Schulman performs classical and folk dance[...]
* Mark G. Meadows Birthday Livestream 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows Birthday Livestream @ Facebook and Instagram Live
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows is one cornerstone keyboardists on the D.C. jazz scene.  With his band, the Movement, Meadows makes music that fits comfortably between the genre-bending futurist fusion of Robert Glasper and the[...]
CANCELED * Heidi Martin: Abbey! (Livestream) 8:00 pm
CANCELED * Heidi Martin: Abbey! (Livestream)
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm
UPDATE: In accordance with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s recent executive order, all non-essential services have been ordered to suspend operations. As a result, Blue House Productions with suspend operations and streams until further notice. Vocalist[...]
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