DC Jazz Calendar

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Jan
22
Wed
Eric Scott @ Blues Alley
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm

Bassist and vocalist Eric Scott performs a style of music he calls “modern soul” that draws on elements of hip-hop, R&B and rock. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 pm.

Jan
23
Thu
Mousey Thompson’s James Brown Experience @ Blues Alley
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm

Drummer Mousey Thompson performs a tribute to his former employer, the Godfather of Soul, Mister Dynamite: James Brown. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.

Jan
24
Fri
* Wallace Roney @ Blues Alley
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm

Trumpeter Wallace Roney is one of those cats that got the classic bop jazz education. He graduated from the Duke Ellington School before studying at Howard and the Berklee College of Music and went on to succeed Terence Blanchard in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. He still carries the torch for that kind of classicism but draws on the angular harmonies and free-ish playing of modern jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.

Cheikh Ndoye @ Blues Alley
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm

Cheikh Ndoye is a highly lyrical Senegalese bassist and composer who draws on West-African, Afrobeat and straight-ahead jazz to create compelling, narrative music. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.

* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jan 24 @ 10:00 pm

Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable to inflect a touch of Chuck Brown-esque groove into his combo’s treatment of classic bop tunes by the likes of Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard. After all, the setting is that of a dance club, not a jazz joint – no tables and chairs or hushed applause after every solo.

Jan
25
Sat
* Wallace Roney @ Blues Alley
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm

Trumpeter Wallace Roney is one of those cats that got the classic bop jazz education. He graduated from the Duke Ellington School before studying at Howard and the Berklee College of Music and went on to succeed Terence Blanchard in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. He still carries the torch for that kind of classicism but draws on the angular harmonies and free-ish playing of modern jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.

Cheikh Ndoye @ Blues Alley
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm

Cheikh Ndoye is a highly lyrical Senegalese bassist and composer who draws on West-African, Afrobeat and straight-ahead jazz to create compelling, narrative music. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.

* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Jan 25 @ 10:00 pm

Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable to inflect a touch of Chuck Brown-esque groove into his combo’s treatment of classic bop tunes by the likes of Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard. After all, the setting is that of a dance club, not a jazz joint – no tables and chairs or hushed applause after every solo.

Jan
26
Sun
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm

Bassist Victor Dvoskin, who was once hailed by critics in Russia as the top jazz bassist of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.

Jan
27
Mon
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jan 27 @ 6:45 pm

Seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard Inn.


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