DC Jazz Calendar

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Please note: our listings calendar for December is not yet complete due to unforeseen delays. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Clarence Ward III 6:00 pm
Clarence Ward III @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm
Baltimore saxophonist and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs.
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Jane Lynch: “A Swingin’ Little Christmas” 7:00 pm
Jane Lynch: “A Swingin’ Little Christmas” @ DC City Winery
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm
The actress Jane Lynch, best known for her role on the a capella drama Glee, performs traditional jazz-pop vocal and big band arrangements of classic Christmas standards. Two sets at
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Steve Washington 6:00 pm
Steve Washington @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm
Warm-voiced vocalist Steve Washington is from Washington, DC and is comfortable with the big band and vocal jazz standards.
* Frode Gjerstad Trio, Trio OOO 8:00 pm
* Frode Gjerstad Trio, Trio OOO @ Rhizome DC
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Norwegian alto saxophonist and clarinetist Frode Gjerstad performs sonically expansive, challenging work. His trios often play their instruments to fuller capacities, imagining the full spectrum of sound that can be conjured from wood, string, brass[...]
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Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner 6:00 pm
Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm
Clarence Turner plays Chicago-style, electric blues.
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* Lavenia Nesmith 6:00 pm
* Lavenia Nesmith @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm
The singer Lavenia Nesmith, who has portrayed Mahalia Jackson in one-woman shows, brings her gospel-influenced style to AJACS.
** Return of the DC Jazz Loft 7:00 pm
** Return of the DC Jazz Loft @ Rhizome DC
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm
The DC Jazz Loft returns with a new home at Rhizome DC, the new home for the city’s avant-garde and an established touring outpost for celebrated creative musicians of all kinds. The night will feature[...]
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Elijah Cole 6:00 pm
Elijah Cole @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm
At just 16, Elijah Cole already had a distinctive sound on the guitar—bright and clear, not unlike Grant Green’s. He continues to develop that tone and distinction on the scene now.
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Rick Upchurch 6:00 pm
Rick Upchurch @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm
The vocalist Rick Upchurch performs. No other information available.
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AJACS Jam – Post Christmas Edition 6:00 pm
AJACS Jam – Post Christmas Edition @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm
Come shake off the late-December snow and post-Christmas blues at the Jazz and Cultural Society Jam Session!
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* Bilal 8:00 pm
* Bilal @ DC City Winery
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm
The Neo-Soul jazz 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[...]
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* Bilal 8:00 pm
* Bilal @ DC City Winery
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Neo-Soul jazz 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[...]
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Candice Bostwick 6:00 pm
Candice Bostwick @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm
Candice Bostwick sings straight ahead and is backed by a small combo.
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Iva Ambush 6:00 pm
Iva Ambush @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 30 @ 6:00 pm
The singer Iva Ambush has a direct timbre that is peppered with bluesy tones.
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