DC Jazz Calendar

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* Shacara Rogers 6:00 pm
* Shacara Rogers @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm
Shacara Rodgers first came on the scene as a member of Howard University’s well-known a cappella group Afro Blue. Since her undergrad years, she’s honed her compositional skills in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program[...]
* Victor Provost 9:30 pm
* Victor Provost @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 2 @ 9:30 pm
Victor Provost isn’t just the only jazz steel pan player in D.C. – he’s one of the region’s best improvisers, on any instrument.
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 2 @ 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[...]
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* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 3 @ 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[...]
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Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Aug 4 @ 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.[...]
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* Shannon Gunn 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn @ Blues Alley
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist Shannon Gunn is an imaginative musician and frequent bandleader at venues across D.C. She can be found on Tuesdays at Columbia Station, reworking bop classics in an organ-trio format and at other times leading[...]
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Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby 8:00 pm
Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby @ Blues Alley
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm
Go-go band Sirius Company performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Jackiem Joyner 8:00 pm
Jackiem Joyner @ Blues Alley
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner leads a smooth jazz group. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Melba Moore 8:00 pm
Melba Moore @ Blues Alley
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 9 @ 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[...]
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Melba Moore 8:00 pm
Melba Moore @ Blues Alley
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 10 @ 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[...]
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Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Aug 11 @ 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.[...]
Melba Moore 8:00 pm
Melba Moore @ Blues Alley
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
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* Imani-Grace Cooper 8:00 pm
* Imani-Grace Cooper @ Blues Alley
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm
Imani-Grace Cooper, a former soloist in the Howard University a capella group Afro Blue, has an enchanting vocal approach. She’s a singer on the rise. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Traci Braxton 8:00 pm
Traci Braxton @ Blues Alley
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Traci Praxton performs R&B. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Sara Gazarek 8:00 pm
Sara Gazarek @ Blues Alley
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
Jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek won recognition from DownBeat as “Best Collegiate Vocalist” back in 2003. She performs standards, originals and pop covers with a little swing and a clean tone. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
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* Freddy Cole Quintet 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole Quintet @ Blues Alley
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm
Singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While his[...]
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* Freddy Cole Quintet 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole Quintet @ Blues Alley
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While his[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 16 @ 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[...]
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* Freddy Cole Quintet 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole Quintet @ Blues Alley
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm
Singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While his[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
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Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Aug 18 @ 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.[...]
* Freddy Cole Quintet 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole Quintet @ Blues Alley
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
Singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While his[...]
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Paul Bailey 8:00 pm
Paul Bailey @ Blues Alley
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Paul Bailey came up through the ranks of DC’s jazz youth orchestras and now leads his own groups through standards and straight-ahead originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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PatriceLIVE 8:00 pm
PatriceLIVE @ Blues Alley
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm
Singer PatriceLIVE performs a mix of soul and R&B. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Lindsey Webster 8:00 pm
Lindsey Webster @ Blues Alley
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Lindsey Webster performs a mix of jazz, soul and pop. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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* Cyrus Chestnut 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut @ Blues Alley
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
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* Cyrus Chestnut 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut @ Blues Alley
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 23 @ 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[...]
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* Cyrus Chestnut 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut @ Blues Alley
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 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[...]
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Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Aug 25 @ 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.[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut @ Blues Alley
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
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Chris Thomas King 8:00 pm
Chris Thomas King @ Blues Alley
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Thomas King aims to revitalize the shrinking realm of Southern, true-to-form blues music with infusions of hip-hop and other contemporary ideas. He draws on lessons learned in his hometown of New[...]
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Chris Thomas King 8:00 pm
Chris Thomas King @ Blues Alley
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Thomas King aims to revitalize the shrinking realm of Southern, true-to-form blues music with infusions of hip-hop and other contemporary ideas. He draws on lessons learned in his hometown of New[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 30 @ 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[...]
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Chris Thomas King 8:00 pm
Chris Thomas King @ Blues Alley
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Thomas King aims to revitalize the shrinking realm of Southern, true-to-form blues music with infusions of hip-hop and other contemporary ideas. He draws on lessons learned in his hometown of New[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Aug 31 @ 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[...]