DC Jazz Calendar

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Herb Alpert & Lani Hall 8:00 pm
Herb Alpert & Lani Hall @ DC City Winery
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
Music industry mogul and pop jazz icon Herb Alpert performs with Latin, pop jazz singer Lani Hall.
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Tacha Coleman Parr 6:00 pm
Tacha Coleman Parr @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 5 @ 6:00 pm
Tacha Coleman Parr is a DC-area jazz singer who also derives technique and catalog from blues and gospel, and is a regular of the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival.
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Ginuwine 8:00 pm
Ginuwine @ DC City Winery
May 8 @ 8:00 pm
Late-’90s R&B icon Ginuwine, born and raised in D.C., returns to his hometown to croon and swoon.
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Greg Lamont 6:00 pm
Greg Lamont @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 12 @ 6:00 pm
Straight-ahead jazz pianist Greg Lamont performs with an affinity for the Great American Songbook.
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The B.B. King Blues Band 8:00 pm
The B.B. King Blues Band @ DC City Winery
May 14 @ 8:00 pm
The B.B. King Blues band backed the legendary king of blues for countless years and countless annual dates out on the road. They continue to play the king’s sharp but smooth electric blues.
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Nicole Henry 8:00 pm
Nicole Henry @ DC City Winery
May 15 @ 8:00 pm
Nicole Henry is a jazz vocalist. Billboard Magazine wrote that Henry has “a distinctive, potent voice and she’s poised on the cusp of bigger things.”
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Hazel Mitchell-Bell 6:00 pm
Hazel Mitchell-Bell @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 19 @ 6:00 pm
The vocalist Hazel Mitchell-Bell performs a program of songbook standards as well as clean covers of Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan and others in the pantheon of jazz vocal greats.
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Be’la Dona 8:00 pm
Be’la Dona @ DC City Winery
May 24 @ 8:00 pm
All-female, DC-based band Be’la Dona performs a mix of go-go, jazz, R&B, soul and rock.
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* Roy Ayers 8:00 pm
* Roy Ayers @ DC City Winery
May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Beloved by acid-jazz fans, hip-hop heads and disco lovers alike, vocalist and vibraphonist Roy Ayers is partial to the title “King of Neo-Soul Music.” Early in his career, Ayers’ work as an experimental jazz musician[...]
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* DeAndrey Howard’s Collectors Edition 6:00 pm
* DeAndrey Howard’s Collectors Edition @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 26 @ 6:00 pm
The area straight-ahead stalwart DeAndrey Howard plays trumpet and sometimes shouts the blues. Together with his longstanding band, Collector’s Edition, he plays standards with a friendly, inviting touch.
* Roy Ayers 8:00 pm
* Roy Ayers @ DC City Winery
May 26 @ 8:00 pm
Beloved by acid-jazz fans, hip-hop heads and disco lovers alike, vocalist and vibraphonist Roy Ayers is partial to the title “King of Neo-Soul Music.” Early in his career, Ayers’ work as an experimental jazz musician[...]
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Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ DC City Winery
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Marcus Johnson makes highly danceable smooth jazz, with strong inflections of funk. He frequently indulges in pop covers, and is arguably the city’s best-known smooth jazz musician.
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