DC Jazz Calendar

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1
Kevin Sun 8:00 pm
Kevin Sun @ Twins Jazz
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Kevin Sun is a disciple of ’50s bop. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
2
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Dec 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[...]
3
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 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[...]
4
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Tempus Fugit 8:00 pm
Tempus Fugit @ Twins Jazz
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm
Tempus Fugit, a group of aspiring amateur musicians, perform standards and originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
5
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Dec 5 @ 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
Dec 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 Unknown, Trae[...]
Landon Paddock 8:00 pm
Landon Paddock @ Columbia Station
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing.
Ron Jackson 8:00 pm
Ron Jackson @ Twins Jazz
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm
Ron Jackson’s fingers dance lightly across the seven strings of his guitar, combining with the deep, rich tone to create a well-balanced listening experience. He plays standards and originals with lush arrangements. Two separate sets[...]
6
Ross Rodgers Trio 6:30 pm
Ross Rodgers Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm
No other information available.
* Reginald Cyntje 9:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Twins Jazz
Dec 6 @ 9:00 pm
Reginald Cyntje is arguably D.C.’s greatest trombone player and one of the area’s most prolific and imaginative composers. His anthemic music often tackles issues of spirituality or social causes, weaving in elements of calypso, Afro-Caribbean[...]
7
Paul Jung Trio 6:30 pm
Paul Jung Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm
Drummer Paul Jung leads a straight-ahead trio.
* Reginald Cyntje 9:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Twins Jazz
Dec 7 @ 9:00 pm
Reginald Cyntje is arguably D.C.’s greatest trombone player and one of the area’s most prolific and imaginative composers. His anthemic music often tackles issues of spirituality or social causes, weaving in elements of calypso, Afro-Caribbean[...]
Darcy Cooke 9:30 pm
Darcy Cooke @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 7 @ 9:30 pm
Darcy Cooke sings standards with more of a pop sensibility than jazz swing.
8
Dreamville 8:00 pm
Dreamville @ Twins Jazz
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm
Acoustic-electric quartet Dreamville, led by vocalist Pie Francis, performs standards and originals that draw inspiration from the golden age of jazz vocals – when Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone ruled the world. Two[...]
9
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Dec 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[...]
10
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 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[...]
11
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Alison Shearer 8:00 pm
Alison Shearer @ Twins Jazz
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Alison Shearer leads groups that lean to jazz’s electronic side, ranging from house and ambient-influences to the kind of Herbie Hancock-meets-hip-hop style of some of the current L.A. jazz scene. Two separate sets at 8[...]
12
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 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 Unknown, Trae[...]
Landon Paddock 8:00 pm
Landon Paddock @ Columbia Station
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing.
13
Dave Saunders Trio 6:30 pm
Dave Saunders Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm
No other information available.
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 13 @ 9:00 pm
Whether one is standing outside Twin’s second story-haunt on U Street or lounging in the National Gallery of Art’s sculpture garden, Michael Thomas’ trumpet is guaranteed to cut through the din sharply but also sweetly.[...]
* DeAndre Schaifer 9:30 pm
* DeAndre Schaifer @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Dec 13 @ 9:30 pm
DeAndre Schaifer is a proud product of the D.C. jazz scene, having spent his formative years as a musician under the wise guide of D.C. jazz dean Allyn Johnson at UDC (Schaifer is known to[...]
14
* Bill Heid 6:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Dec 14 @ 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[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm
Whether one is standing outside Twin’s second story-haunt on U Street or lounging in the National Gallery of Art’s sculpture garden, Michael Thomas’ trumpet is guaranteed to cut through the din sharply but also sweetly.[...]
* Bill Heid 9:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Dec 14 @ 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[...]
15
Joe Vetter Quartet 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Joe Vetter leads a straight-ahead jazz quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
16
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Dec 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[...]
17
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 17 @ 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[...]
18
Steve Herberman 6:00 pm
Steve Herberman @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm
Seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 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[...]
BSQ 8:00 pm
BSQ @ Twins Jazz
Dec 18 @ 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[...]
19
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Dec 19 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 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[...]
Landon Paddock 8:00 pm
Landon Paddock @ Columbia Station
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing.
20
Jamie Sandel Trio 6:30 pm
Jamie Sandel Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Dec 20 @ 6:30 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.
Jason Yeager Quintet 9:00 pm
Jason Yeager Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm
Pianist Jason Yeager performs in support of his new album New Songs of Resistance, a collection of Afro-Cuban and straight-ahead numbers in the same vein of jazz protest as Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, Abbey Lincoln’s work and[...]
21
Jason Yeager Quintet 9:00 pm
Jason Yeager Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm
Pianist Jason Yeager performs in support of his new album New Songs of Resistance, a collection of Afro-Cuban and straight-ahead numbers in the same vein of jazz protest as Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, Abbey Lincoln’s work and[...]
* Jessica Boykin-Settles 9:30 pm
* Jessica Boykin-Settles @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 21 @ 9:30 pm
Jessica Boykin-Settles is a respected vocalist and educator in D.C. – she holds forth in the halls of Howard University’s venerated music program. She sings standards with clarity and sophistication.
22
* Brad Linde’s Therapy Band 8:00 pm
* Brad Linde’s Therapy Band @ Twins Jazz
Dec 22 @ 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[...]
23
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Dec 23 @ 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[...]
24
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 24 @ 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[...]
25
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 25 @ 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
Dec 25 @ 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[...]
26
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Dec 26 @ 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
Dec 26 @ 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
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing.
27
Hannah Wynne Trio 6:30 pm
Hannah Wynne Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Dec 27 @ 6:30 pm
Saxophonist Hannah Wynne leads a straight-ahead trio.
Todd Simon Trio 6:30 pm
Todd Simon Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Dec 27 @ 6:30 pm
Sturdy and swinging pianist Todd Simon performs with a trio.
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet 9:00 pm
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 27 @ 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[...]
* Tarus Mateen 9:30 pm
* Tarus Mateen @ Jojo's
Dec 27 @ 9:30 pm
Bassist Tarus Mzateen 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[...]
28
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet 9:00 pm
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 28 @ 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[...]
Tacha Coleman Parr 9:30 pm
Tacha Coleman Parr @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Dec 28 @ 9:30 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.
29
Asher Bros Quartet 8:00 pm
Asher Bros Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Asher Brothers – Alex on trombone and multi-instrumentalist Byron – each have respectable careers as sessions musicians and bandleaders in Brooklyn and New Orleans, respectively. The two lead a quartet for two separate sets[...]
30
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Dec 30 @ 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[...]
31
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 31 @ 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[...]
Takoma Jazz 9:00 pm
Takoma Jazz @ Twins Jazz
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
Edmund Burke school teachers pianist John Howard and bassist Eugenio Ibarz perform a mix of jazz and pop standards in a straight-ahead, small combo setting. They ring in the New Year at Twins Jazz.

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