DC Jazz Calendar

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Syleena Johnson 8:00 pm
Syleena Johnson @ DC City Winery
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm
Syleena Johnson is a contemporary soul vocalist.
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* Bilal 8:00 pm
* Bilal @ DC City Winery
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm
Neo-Soul vocalist Bilal has been part of the fabric of modern hip-hop, R&B, and its fusions, since his groundbreaking work alongside The Roots, the Soulquarians, and D’Angelo at the turn of the millennium. As comfortable in[...]
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Grant Langford 6:00 pm
Grant Langford @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist Grant Langford, a member of the U.S. Airmen of Note and veteran of the Count Basie and Ray Charles Orchestras, leads a straight-ahead group.
Oweleo 7:30 pm
Oweleo @ DC City Winery
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm
Oweleo, aka Lysette Titi, is the voice of DC’s own Backyard Band, one of the seminal Go-Go acts of the past decades. She strikes out on her own, performing a mix of Go-Go and soul. 
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Angela Johnson w/ Kenny Wesley 7:30 pm
Angela Johnson w/ Kenny Wesley @ DC City Winery
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm
Contemporary R&B and soul singer Angela Johnson performs.
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Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby 9:00 pm
Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby @ DC City Winery
Aug 7 @ 9:00 pm
Go-go band Sirius Company performs.
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Laurin Talese 8:00 pm
Laurin Talese @ DC City Winery
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm
Classically and jazz trained vocalist Laurin Talese areflects the influence of ’90s/2000s divas like Mariah Carey and Beyoncé on singers today; she restrains from belting out but enjoys soaring in short vocal flights.
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Lily Pond Live 5:00 pm
Lily Pond Live @ Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm
The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens host an outdoor evening jazz concert.
Backyard Band 11:30 pm
Backyard Band @ DC City Winery
Aug 10 @ 11:30 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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Cheyney Thomas 6:00 pm
Cheyney Thomas @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm
Cheyney Thomas has been lending his steady hand on the upright bass to some of D.C.’s most prominent straight-ahead cats for decades now. He swings steadily but surely and leads his own straight-ahead group.
Nappy Roots 8:00 pm
Nappy Roots @ DC City Winery
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm
Platinum-selling Southern rap quartet Nappy Roots performs.
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Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby 9:00 pm
Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby @ DC City Winery
Aug 14 @ 9:00 pm
Go-go band Sirius Company performs.
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Luther Re-Lives 8:30 pm
Luther Re-Lives @ DC City Winery
Aug 16 @ 8:30 pm
Luther Vandross tribute band Luther Re-Lives performs.
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Algebra Blessett 8:00 pm
Algebra Blessett @ DC City Winery
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm
Neo-soul and R&B singer Algebra Blessett performs.
Black Alley 9:00 pm
Black Alley @ The Wine Garden at DC City Winery
Aug 17 @ 9:00 pm
Black Alley performs what they call “hood rock”: a mix of rock, jazz, R&B and soul.
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Tiffsbass 8:00 pm
Tiffsbass @ DC City Winery
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Tiffany Lloyd, aka Tiffsbass, brings her chops to the helm of ensembles often playing smooth jazz or syrupy jazz funk.
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Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby 9:00 pm
Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby @ DC City Winery
Aug 21 @ 9:00 pm
Go-go band Sirius Company performs.
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Origem 6:00 pm
Origem @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm
Origem plays electric Brazilian jazz, mixing samba, bossa nova, forro, afoxe, maracatu, and the partido alto.
PJ Morgan 7:30 pm
PJ Morgan @ DC City Winery
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm
PJ Morgan is a jazz educator and keyboardist/organist who plays smooth jazz with 90s slow jam vibes. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Vybe Band 7:30 pm
Vybe Band @ DC City Winery
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Vybe Band performs a mix of R&B and go-go.
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* Slum Village 8:00 pm
* Slum Village @ DC City Winery
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm
Detroit rap duo Slum Village is probably best known for its time as a trio, when their man creating the “band” was the visionary producer J. Dilla. The group has soldiered on without him, and[...]
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Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby 9:00 pm
Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby @ DC City Winery
Aug 28 @ 9:00 pm
Go-go band Sirius Company performs.
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Dwele 6:30 pm
Dwele @ DC City Winery
Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm
Soul singer Dwele performs two separate sets at 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Ola Onabulé 8:00 pm
Ola Onabulé @ The Wine Garden at DC City Winery
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm
Jazz vocalist Ola Onabulé often mixes in drums and rhythms from across the African diaspora into his music.
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