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
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Joseph Brotherton & Colin Chambers (Livestream) 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton & Colin Chambers (Livestream) @ Joe Brotherton Facebook and Instagram Live
May 1 @ 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[...]
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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
May 2 @ 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[...]
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* Amy K Bormet & Matt Dievendorf 3:00 pm
* Amy K Bormet & Matt Dievendorf @ Amy K. Bormet Facebook and IG Live
May 3 @ 3:00 pm
Amy K. Bormet grew up in D.C. learning from Davey Yarborough at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and further honed her voice at Howard University’s music program. Her chops, rooted in the tradition,[...]
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* Elijah Jamal Balbed (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 5 @ 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[...]
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* Herb Scott (Livestream) 5:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Herb Scott Music Facebook Live
May 6 @ 5:00 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[...]
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts 5:00 pm
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 6 @ 5:00 pm
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from his front porch in Charles Village with a rotating cast of fellow, social-distancing musicians.
* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 6 @ 6:00 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[...]
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Renee Tannenbaum (Livestream) 6:00 pm
Renee Tannenbaum (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 7 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Renee Tannenbaum performs standards in a lightly swinging, cocktail jazz style. She performs a virtual concert broadcast by Mr. Henry’s on their Facebook page.
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Julia Nixon (Livestream) 6:00 pm
Julia Nixon (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 8 @ 6:00 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 She performs a virtual concert broadcast by Mr. Henry’s on their Facebook[...]
Joseph Brotherton & Colin Chambers (Livestream) 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton & Colin Chambers (Livestream) @ Joe Brotherton Facebook and Instagram Live
May 8 @ 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[...]
9
David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) 6:00 pm
David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) @ Quiet Life Motel - Instagram Live
May 9 @ 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[...]
* Cristian Perez & Yana Nikol 7:00 pm
* Cristian Perez & Yana Nikol @ Facebook and Instagram Live
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Argentine guitarist Cristian Perez, now based in the D.C. area, melds classical, jazz and South American influences. He teams up with Bulgarian flutist Yana Nikol, who melds Eastern European folk melodies into her improvisations, for[...]
* Melissa Aldana (From the Archives) 7:00 pm
* Melissa Aldana (From the Archives) @ DC Jazz Festival Facebook and Youtube
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Chilean-born tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana was the first female instrumentalist to win the prestigious Monk Competition when she took home the top honors in 2013. She has been best known in the jazz world for[...]
* Mark G. Meadows (Livestream) 8:30 pm
* Mark G. Meadows (Livestream) @ Facebook and Instagram Live
May 9 @ 8:30 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[...]
10
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts 11:00 am
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 10 @ 11:00 am
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from his front porch in Charles Village with a rotating cast of fellow, social-distancing musicians.
Maija Rejman (Livestream) 6:00 pm
Maija Rejman (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 10 @ 6:00 pm
Maija Rejman is a veteran local straight-ahead singer and frequent favorite of Mr. Henry’s. She performs a virtual concert broadcast by Mr. Henry’s on their Facebook page.
11
Letitia VanSant + Eddie Hrybyk, Clarence Ward III, Allen Branch (Livestream) 4:00 pm
Letitia VanSant + Eddie Hrybyk, Clarence Ward III, Allen Branch (Livestream) @ Kennedy Center Website
May 11 @ 4:00 pm
Letitia VanSant is a singer-songwriter whose compositions blend the lilt of Appalachian folk with the electric polish of modern country music. She makes an unexpected appearance here alongside Baltimore jazz heavyweights Eddie Hrybyk (bass), Clarence[...]
Wayne Wilentz 6:00 pm
Wayne Wilentz @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 11 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist and vocalist Wayne Wilentz is often found leading his trio, performing a variety of standards and originals by the likes of Wayne Shorter as well as Joao Gilbreto. He plays a virtual concert broadcast[...]
12
Lionel Lyles (Livestream) 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 12 @ 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[...]
13
Mosche Snowden and Lady Mary (Livestream) 4:00 pm
Mosche Snowden and Lady Mary (Livestream) @ Kennedy Center Youtube Channel
May 13 @ 4:00 pm
Trombonist Mosche Snowden knows how to ride the slide to make his horn slip and slide right into the mix of funk, jazz and Caribbean grooves played by his band; its a smooth tone, even[...]
* Herb Scott (Livestream) 5:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Herb Scott Music Facebook Live
May 13 @ 5:00 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[...]
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts 5:00 pm
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 13 @ 5:00 pm
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from his front porch in Charles Village with a rotating cast of fellow, social-distancing musicians.
* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 13 @ 6:00 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[...]
* Amy K Bormet (Livestream) 8:00 pm
* Amy K Bormet (Livestream) @ Eaton DC Instagram Live
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
Amy K. Bormet grew up in D.C. learning from Davey Yarborough at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and further honed her voice at Howard University’s music program. Her chops, rooted in the tradition,[...]
14
* Elijah Jamal Balbed (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 14 @ 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[...]
15
Julia Nixon (Livestream) 6:00 pm
Julia Nixon (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 15 @ 6:00 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 She performs a virtual concert broadcast by Mr. Henry’s on their Facebook[...]
Joseph Brotherton & Colin Chambers (Livestream) 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton & Colin Chambers (Livestream) @ Joe Brotherton Facebook and Instagram Live
May 15 @ 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[...]
16
David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) 6:00 pm
David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) @ Quiet Life Motel - Instagram Live
May 16 @ 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[...]
* Todd Marcus Trio+ (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Todd Marcus Trio+ (Livestream) @ An Die Musik Live Webcast
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Todd Marcus may be the most prominent bass clarinetist in modern jazz. The Baltimore-based composer, bandleader and activist makes a strong case for why the instrument deserves more recognition; whether he’s coxing out deep melancholy[...]
17
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts 11:00 am
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 17 @ 11:00 am
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from his front porch in Charles Village with a rotating cast of fellow, social-distancing musicians.
Frederic Yonnet (Livestream) 4:00 pm
Frederic Yonnet (Livestream) @ Frederic Yonnet Facebook and Instagram Pages
May 17 @ 4:00 pm
Harmonica player Frederic Yonnet, a native of France and now familiar haunt of D.C., combines the high lonesome, airy whine of classic blues mouth harping with the slick grooves of smooth jazz. He performs a[...]
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet (Livestream) @ An Die Musik Live Webcast
May 17 @ 7:00 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[...]
18
* Joshua Espinoza & Erik Franklin (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Joshua Espinoza & Erik Franklin (Livestream) @ Mainstay Rock Hall Live Stream
May 18 @ 7:00 pm
It’s impossible to hear Baltimore’s Joshua Espinoza’s trio without being reminded of the Brad Mehldau and Esbjorn Svensson trios, or slightly newer stylists like Gerald Clayton, Taylor Eigsti, Shai Maestro and Yaron Herman.  His music[...]
* Lafayette Gilchrist (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Lafayette Gilchrist (Livestream) @ An Die Musik Live Webcast
May 18 @ 7:00 pm
Lafayette Gilchrist was born and raised here in D.C., developing his musical interests and experiences during the culturally fertile era when go-go and jazz were in full swing. With live music everywhere, Gilchrist was able[...]
19
* Shannon Gunn (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 19 @ 6:00 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[...]
20
* Herb Scott (Livestream) 5:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Herb Scott Music Facebook Live
May 20 @ 5:00 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[...]
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts 5:00 pm
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 20 @ 5:00 pm
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from his front porch in Charles Village with a rotating cast of fellow, social-distancing musicians.
* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 20 @ 6:00 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[...]
21
Renee Tannenbaum (Livestream) 6:00 pm
Renee Tannenbaum (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 21 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Renee Tannenbaum performs standards in a lightly swinging, cocktail jazz style. She performs a virtual concert broadcast by Mr. Henry’s on their Facebook page.
22
Maija Rejman (Livestream) 6:00 pm
Maija Rejman (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 22 @ 6:00 pm
Maija Rejman is a veteran local straight-ahead singer and frequent favorite of Mr. Henry’s. She performs a virtual concert broadcast by Mr. Henry’s on their Facebook page.
* Irene Jalenti & Alan Blackman (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Irene Jalenti & Alan Blackman (Livestream) @ An Die Musik Live Webcast
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Italian vocalist Irene Jalenti sings jazz standards in a tone that’s husky and hushed. She performs She performs a live stream broadcast from Baltimore’s An Die Musik Live with pianist Alan Blackman.
Joseph Brotherton & Colin Chambers (Livestream) 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton & Colin Chambers (Livestream) @ Joe Brotherton Facebook and Instagram Live
May 22 @ 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[...]
* Sharón Clark Quartet (Livestream) 8:00 pm
* Sharón Clark Quartet (Livestream)
May 22 @ 8:00 pm
Ms. Sharón Clark is perhaps the most powerful jazz vocalist in Washington, D.C. She belts Great American songbook standards and soars over lush arrangements created by her regular pianist Chris Grasso. This stream is the[...]
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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
May 23 @ 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[...]
Lionel Lyles (Livestream) 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 23 @ 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[...]
Ben Williams (From Home series) 7:00 pm
Ben Williams (From Home series) @ DC Jazz Festival Facebook and Youtube
May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Bassist Ben Williams grew up in D.C. and attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, then vaulted into the spotlight in 2009 after winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. He earned acclaim with[...]
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Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts 11:00 am
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 24 @ 11:00 am
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from his front porch in Charles Village with a rotating cast of fellow, social-distancing musicians.
Frederic Yonnet (Livestream) 4:00 pm
Frederic Yonnet (Livestream) @ Frederic Yonnet Facebook and Instagram Pages
May 24 @ 4:00 pm
Harmonica player Frederic Yonnet, a native of France and now familiar haunt of D.C., combines the high lonesome, airy whine of classic blues mouth harping with the slick grooves of smooth jazz. He performs a[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 24 @ 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[...]
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* Herb Scott (Livestream) 5:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Herb Scott Music Facebook Live
May 27 @ 5:00 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[...]
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts 5:00 pm
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from his front porch in Charles Village with a rotating cast of fellow, social-distancing musicians.
* Luke Stewart and Imani-Grace Cooper 8:00 pm
* Luke Stewart and Imani-Grace Cooper @ Eaton DC instagram Live
May 27 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Luke Stewart (Full Disclosure: Capitalbop’s Director of Presenting) is a force to be reckoned with in creative and other circles outside the jazz mainstream. He is constantly seeking ways to draw new sounds out[...]
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Joseph Brotherton & Colin Chambers (Livestream) 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton & Colin Chambers (Livestream) @ Joe Brotherton Facebook and Instagram Live
May 29 @ 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[...]
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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
May 30 @ 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[...]
31
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts 11:00 am
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 31 @ 11:00 am
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from his front porch in Charles Village with a rotating cast of fellow, social-distancing musicians.
Frederic Yonnet (Livestream) 4:00 pm
Frederic Yonnet (Livestream) @ Frederic Yonnet Facebook and Instagram Pages
May 31 @ 4:00 pm
Harmonica player Frederic Yonnet, a native of France and now familiar haunt of D.C., combines the high lonesome, airy whine of classic blues mouth harping with the slick grooves of smooth jazz. He performs a[...]

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