DC Jazz Calendar

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PJ Morgan 6:00 pm
PJ Morgan @ DC City Winery
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm
PJ Morgan is a jazz educator and keyboardist/organist who plays smooth jazz with 90s slow jam vibes. He plays a special holiday set to kick off the Christmas season.
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Crank Jam 7:30 pm
Crank Jam @ DC City Winery
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm
DC City Winery hosts “Crank Jam, which they say is the “World’s only go-go jam session.”
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Clarence Ward III 6:00 pm
Clarence Ward III @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm
Baltimore saxophonist and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs.
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Kim Sator 6:00 pm
Kim Sator @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm
Harpist Kim Sator performs with a local trio of musicians: Cheyney Thomas on bass and saxophonist Tracey Cutler.
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Corey Harris 8:00 pm
Corey Harris @ The Wine Garden at DC City Winery
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
Corey Harris channels the blues in its most primal form; the simple yet haunting power of one person playing sharp guitar and singing solemnly. His music also pulls in from all of the blues’ descendants,[...]
Corey Harris 8:00 pm
Corey Harris @ DC City Winery
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
Corey Harris channels the blues in its most primal form; the simple yet haunting power of one person playing sharp guitar and singing solemnly. His music also pulls in from all of the blues’ descendants,[...]
Kevin Ross 8:00 pm
Kevin Ross @ DC City Winery
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
D.C. native Kevin Ross, a rising R&B star, often sings in a sharp, sweet falsetto over woozy beats.
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Pepe Gonzalez 6:00 pm
Pepe Gonzalez @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm
Bassist Pepe Gonzalez, a mainstay on the D.C. jazz scene, anchors his band’s highly dance-able Latin jazz, that draws strongly from salsa and other Afro-Cuban traditions.
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C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band 8:00 pm
C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band @ The Wine Garden at the DC City Winery
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm
C.J. Chenier’s father, Clifton Chenier, was known as the “King of Zydeco” and the first Creole musician to win a coveted Grammy award. C.J., the “Prince of  Zydeco,” has stepped up to fill his father’s formidable,[...]
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Jane Monheit 8:00 pm
Jane Monheit @ Blues Alley
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
Jane Monheit quickly rose up the ranks of jazz vocalists after finishing as the runner up in the 1998 Thelonious Monk jazz vocal competition. She sings standards directly and sweetly without making them maudlin. Two[...]
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Freddie Jackson 8:00 pm
Freddie Jackson @ DC City Winery
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm
R&B crooner Freddie Jackson sings sweet nothings over slow, jamming beats.
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Jeanine Gilbert Carter 6:00 pm
Jeanine Gilbert Carter @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm
Jeanine Gilbert Carter started out as a gospel singer – she is a member of the  Washington Performing Arts Society Men & Women of the Gospel Mass Choir – and leverages that to her performances[...]
Backyard Band 10:00 pm
Backyard Band @ The Wine Garden at DC City Winery
Dec 22 @ 10:00 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.”
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Vybe Band 7:30 pm
Vybe Band @ DC City Winery
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Vybe Band performs a mix of R&B and go-go; they bring those musical twists to a special holiday set at the City Winery
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Juke Joint After Christmas Jazz featuring Dick Smith 6:00 pm
Juke Joint After Christmas Jazz featuring Dick Smith @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm
Straight-ahead jazz pianist Greg Lamont performs with an affinity for the Great American Songbook. He leads a group of elders from D.C.’s straight-ahead jazz community through holiday favorites in the come-down after Christmas. He’s joined[...]
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* DeAndrey Howard’s Collectors Edition 6:00 pm
* DeAndrey Howard’s Collectors Edition @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm
Trumpeter Deandrey Howard has been a longtime leader in the straight-ahead scene, an elder of that community (and co-founder of the Jazz & Cultural Society). He plays in an unhurried, almost strolling style that invites[...]
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