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:
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** = CapitalBop Show
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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.
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* 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,[...]
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[...]
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* 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[...]
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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[...]
* 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,[...]
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.
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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.
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.
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[...]
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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.
* 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,[...]
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.
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* 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[...]
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[...]
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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[...]
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[...]
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* 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,[...]
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[...]
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* 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[...]
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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[...]
* 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[...]
* 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[...]
12
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.
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[...]
13
* 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,[...]
* 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[...]
14
* 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[...]
15
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.
16
* 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,[...]
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[...]
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