DC Jazz Calendar

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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.
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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[...]
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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[...]
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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.
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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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* 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[...]
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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,[...]
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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.
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* 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[...]
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* 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[...]
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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[...]
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,[...]
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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.
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