DC Jazz Calendar

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our live events listings calendar is on hiatus. We are now listing virtual/streamed gigs on this calendar. Please get in contact with listings editor Jackson Sinnenberg to submit a listing.

Guide to the calendar:
* = CB Pick
** = CapitalBop Show
v v categories are neighborhoods
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Eddie Hrybyk – Gregs Bagels Concerts (Livestream) 11:00 am
Eddie Hrybyk – Gregs Bagels Concerts (Livestream) @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 1 @ 11:00 am
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from on Saturday mornings to the smells and sounds of the late morning/brunch crowd at Greg’s Bagels[...]
* Bill Heid Trio (Livestream) 3:00 pm
* Bill Heid Trio (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
May 1 @ 3:00 pm
Bill Heid, maybe the most prominent master of the Hammond B-3 in Washington, D.C., boasts a storied resume that includes stints with jazz and blues icons like Sonny Stitt, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and David[...]
Rob Orwin (Livestream) 6:00 pm
Rob Orwin (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 1 @ 6:00 pm
Rob Orwin can usually be found behind the keyboards and wind synths playing with the Brazilian pop and bossa outfit Batida Diferente, a favorite of Mr. Henry’s and other local spots. He performs a virtual[...]
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Aaron Hill Trio w/ Eddie Hrybyk (Livestream) 12:30 pm
Aaron Hill Trio w/ Eddie Hrybyk (Livestream) @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 2 @ 12:30 pm
Pianist, bandleader and producer Aaron Hill is just as fluent in the language of modern hip-hop and R&B as he is jazz; he can build woozy beats in a cinch or lay down a calm,[...]
Benito Gonzalez (Livestream) 3:00 pm
Benito Gonzalez (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
May 2 @ 3:00 pm
Venezuela-born pianist Benito Gonzalez should be no stranger to D.C. crowds; on top of regular engagements these days at Twins and Blues Alley, he spent some formative years here in the early aughts, shedding away[...]
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* ¡Fiasco! (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* ¡Fiasco! (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
Guitarist Nelson Dougherty, bassist Steve Arnold and drummer Keith Butler Jr. are three malleable collaborating; in Butler’s own trio the group performs expansive, Bill Frisell-style, reverb-soaked improvisations with an Appalachian tinge; and in Arnold’s Sea-Change,[...]
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Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts 5:00 pm
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 5 @ 5:00 pm
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from his front porch in Charles Village with a rotating cast of fellow, social-distancing musicians.
* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 5 @ 6:00 pm
Herb Scott is a tireless champion of jazz in the District. He can be found most often on Capitol Hill, either leading the Wednesday jazz jam at Mr. Henry’s or advocating in the halls of[...]
Rufus Roundtree and Da B’more Brass Factory (Livestream) 7:30 pm
Rufus Roundtree and Da B’more Brass Factory (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 5 @ 7:30 pm
Charismatic, brash trombonist Rufus Roundtree leads a cast of all-star Baltimore musicians in Da B’more Brass Factory, Charm City’s answer to New Orleans brass bands. The show will be broadcast from the Keystone Korner club[...]
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Rufus Roundtree and Da B’more Brass Factory (Livestream) 7:30 pm
Rufus Roundtree and Da B’more Brass Factory (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 6 @ 7:30 pm
Charismatic, brash trombonist Rufus Roundtree leads a cast of all-star Baltimore musicians in Da B’more Brass Factory, Charm City’s answer to New Orleans brass bands. The show will be broadcast from the Keystone Korner club[...]
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* Bill Charlap Trio (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* Bill Charlap Trio (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Livestream
May 7 @ 7:30 pm
Bill Charlap is one of the most praised pianists of the past 30 years, possessed of disciplined control and a sensitive touch on the keyboard. The show will be broadcast from the Keystone Korner club[...]
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Eddie Hrybyk – Gregs Bagels Concerts (Livestream) 11:00 am
Eddie Hrybyk – Gregs Bagels Concerts (Livestream) @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 8 @ 11:00 am
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from on Saturday mornings to the smells and sounds of the late morning/brunch crowd at Greg’s Bagels[...]
* Noah Haidu: Keith Jarrett’s 76th Birthday (Livestream) 3:00 pm
* Noah Haidu: Keith Jarrett’s 76th Birthday (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
May 8 @ 3:00 pm
Pianist Noah Haidu plays with a sharp ear for honey-sweet, flowing and imaginitive melodies, much like one of his idols Keith Jarrett. He plays with the great drummer Billy Hart and bassist Todd Coolman as[...]
* Bill Charlap Trio (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* Bill Charlap Trio (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Livestream
May 8 @ 7:30 pm
Bill Charlap is one of the most praised pianists of the past 30 years, possessed of disciplined control and a sensitive touch on the keyboard. The show will be broadcast from the Keystone Korner club[...]
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Aaron Hill Trio w/ Eddie Hrybyk (Livestream) 12:30 pm
Aaron Hill Trio w/ Eddie Hrybyk (Livestream) @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 9 @ 12:30 pm
Pianist, bandleader and producer Aaron Hill is just as fluent in the language of modern hip-hop and R&B as he is jazz; he can build woozy beats in a cinch or lay down a calm,[...]
Maija Rejman w/ Wayne Wilentz (Livestream) 7:00 pm
Maija Rejman w/ Wayne Wilentz (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Maija Rejman is a veteran local straight-ahead singer and frequent favorite of Mr. Henry’s. She pairs with pianist and vocalist Wayne Wilentz, another veteran of the scene, to perform a special concert for Mothers’ Day.[...]
* Bill Charlap Trio (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* Bill Charlap Trio (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Livestream
May 9 @ 7:30 pm
Bill Charlap is one of the most praised pianists of the past 30 years, possessed of disciplined control and a sensitive touch on the keyboard. The show will be broadcast from the Keystone Korner club[...]
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Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts 5:00 pm
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from his front porch in Charles Village with a rotating cast of fellow, social-distancing musicians.
* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 12 @ 6:00 pm
Herb Scott is a tireless champion of jazz in the District. He can be found most often on Capitol Hill, either leading the Wednesday jazz jam at Mr. Henry’s or advocating in the halls of[...]
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Seth Kibel & The Bits (Livestream) 7:00 pm
Seth Kibel & The Bits (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
May 13 @ 7:00 pm
Celebrated multi-reedist Seth Kibel leads an electric-acoustic quintet through standards and originals. The concert will be broadcast by An Die Musik Live. The link to the livestream will be emailed once you’ve purchased a ticket.
Aaron Diehl / Dominick Farinacci Quartet (Livestream) 7:30 pm
Aaron Diehl / Dominick Farinacci Quartet (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 13 @ 7:30 pm
Pianist Aaron Diehl is a master-accompanist with a strong command of lush harmony. He’s best known as being the music director for the great contemporary vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant. He co-leads a quartet with classically[...]
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* Lenny Robinson’s Exploration (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Lenny Robinson’s Exploration (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
May 14 @ 7:00 pm
Lenny Robinson is one of D.C.’s gigging veterans, often seen on bandstands with the city’s finest. His focused and forceful approach to the drums comes through on any bandstand, but it’s especially clear when he’s[...]
* T.K. Blue & Billy Harper Quintet: Music of Randy Weston (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* T.K. Blue & Billy Harper Quintet: Music of Randy Weston (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 14 @ 7:30 pm
Alto-saxophonist T.K. Blue often performs music that honors his Jamaican and Trinidadian heritage, with a silky, smooth tone. Tenor saxophonist Billy Harper is of that generation of players that can’t help but channel the tone[...]
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Eddie Hrybyk – Gregs Bagels Concerts (Livestream) 11:00 am
Eddie Hrybyk – Gregs Bagels Concerts (Livestream) @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 15 @ 11:00 am
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from on Saturday mornings to the smells and sounds of the late morning/brunch crowd at Greg’s Bagels[...]
Eliot, Aldo & Ellington (Livestream) 7:00 pm
Eliot, Aldo & Ellington (Livestream) @ An Die Musik Live Stream
May 15 @ 7:00 pm
Pianist Ellington Carthan shares some musical DNA with the most famous bearer of his name. Carthan’s work parrallels the more symphonic/neo-classical jazz that Duke Ellington made with Billy Strayhorn, combining the lush harmonies of jazz[...]
* T.K. Blue & Billy Harper Quintet: Music of Randy Weston (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* T.K. Blue & Billy Harper Quintet: Music of Randy Weston (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Alto-saxophonist T.K. Blue often performs music that honors his Jamaican and Trinidadian heritage, with a silky, smooth tone. Tenor saxophonist Billy Harper is of that generation of players that can’t help but channel the tone[...]
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Aaron Hill Trio w/ Eddie Hrybyk (Livestream) 12:30 pm
Aaron Hill Trio w/ Eddie Hrybyk (Livestream) @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 16 @ 12:30 pm
Pianist, bandleader and producer Aaron Hill is just as fluent in the language of modern hip-hop and R&B as he is jazz; he can build woozy beats in a cinch or lay down a calm,[...]
Bob Butta & Paul Langosch (Livestream) 7:00 pm
Bob Butta & Paul Langosch (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Baltimore-based pianist Bob Butta delivers a post-bop mix reminiscent of the likes of Wynton Kelly or Horace Silver. He pairs up with a fellow veteran of the jazz scene, bassist Paul Langosch. The duo performs[...]
* T.K. Blue & Billy Harper Quintet: Music of Randy Weston (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* T.K. Blue & Billy Harper Quintet: Music of Randy Weston (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 16 @ 7:30 pm
Alto-saxophonist T.K. Blue often performs music that honors his Jamaican and Trinidadian heritage, with a silky, smooth tone. Tenor saxophonist Billy Harper is of that generation of players that can’t help but channel the tone[...]
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* Integriti Reeves – Sings the Music of Joni Mitchell (Livestream) 8:00 pm
* Integriti Reeves – Sings the Music of Joni Mitchell (Livestream) @ Blues Alley - National Press Club Livestream
May 17 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Integriti Reeves is enamored with the work of classic jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. It’s Billie Holiday that Reeves emulates the most, singing ballads with a sibilant, brooding tone. She performs[...]
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Dominic Smith, Bob Butta, Amy Shook (Livestream) 7:00 pm
Dominic Smith, Bob Butta, Amy Shook (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
May 18 @ 7:00 pm
Baltimore-based pianist Bob Butta delivers a post-bop mix reminiscent of the likes of Wynton Kelly or Horace Silver. He plays regularly with the “BAD Trio” which usually features the swinging bassist Amy Shook and trumpeter[...]
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Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts 5:00 pm
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from his front porch in Charles Village with a rotating cast of fellow, social-distancing musicians.
* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 19 @ 6:00 pm
Herb Scott is a tireless champion of jazz in the District. He can be found most often on Capitol Hill, either leading the Wednesday jazz jam at Mr. Henry’s or advocating in the halls of[...]
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Dave Stryker Quartet feat. Warren Wolf (Livestream) 7:30 pm
Dave Stryker Quartet feat. Warren Wolf (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 21 @ 7:30 pm
Guitarist Dave Stryker can play burning licks with ease, but he’s most comfortable riding the six-strings on a steady, lightly funky groove. He plays in a deliberate yet relaxed, unhurried manner and frequently is backed[...]
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Eddie Hrybyk – Gregs Bagels Concerts (Livestream) 11:00 am
Eddie Hrybyk – Gregs Bagels Concerts (Livestream) @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 22 @ 11:00 am
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from on Saturday mornings to the smells and sounds of the late morning/brunch crowd at Greg’s Bagels[...]
* Jeff Reed Quintet (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Jeff Reed Quintet (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Bassist Jeff Reed is a veteran performer and educator up and down the DC-Baltimore section of I-95. He plays with a solid sense of rhythm and solos in frenetic bursts. He’s clearly earned the respect[...]
Dave Stryker Quartet feat. Warren Wolf (Livestream) 7:30 pm
Dave Stryker Quartet feat. Warren Wolf (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 22 @ 7:30 pm
Guitarist Dave Stryker can play burning licks with ease, but he’s most comfortable riding the six-strings on a steady, lightly funky groove. He plays in a deliberate yet relaxed, unhurried manner and frequently is backed[...]
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Aaron Hill Trio w/ Eddie Hrybyk (Livestream) 12:30 pm
Aaron Hill Trio w/ Eddie Hrybyk (Livestream) @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 23 @ 12:30 pm
Pianist, bandleader and producer Aaron Hill is just as fluent in the language of modern hip-hop and R&B as he is jazz; he can build woozy beats in a cinch or lay down a calm,[...]
Dave Stryker Quartet feat. Warren Wolf (Livestream) 7:30 pm
Dave Stryker Quartet feat. Warren Wolf (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 23 @ 7:30 pm
Guitarist Dave Stryker can play burning licks with ease, but he’s most comfortable riding the six-strings on a steady, lightly funky groove. He plays in a deliberate yet relaxed, unhurried manner and frequently is backed[...]
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Deborah Bond (Livestream) 8:00 pm
Deborah Bond (Livestream) @ Blues Alley - National Press Club Livestream
May 24 @ 8:00 pm
Silver Spring’s Deborah Bond performs a more contemporary alternative take on soul and R&B music, trading the syrupy, slow-jam production of the post-90s to something lighter, bouncing and more melodic. It is pretty joyful, infectious[...]
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Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts 5:00 pm
Eddie Hrybyk – Porch Concerts @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from his front porch in Charles Village with a rotating cast of fellow, social-distancing musicians.
* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
May 26 @ 6:00 pm
Herb Scott is a tireless champion of jazz in the District. He can be found most often on Capitol Hill, either leading the Wednesday jazz jam at Mr. Henry’s or advocating in the halls of[...]
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Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Quartet (Livestream) 7:30 pm
Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Quartet (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 27 @ 7:30 pm
Saxophonist Camille Thurman favors the bite of Sonny Rollins’ tone in her playing. She also doubles as a vocalist and performs with drummer Darrell Green’s straight-ahead quartet. The show will be broadcast from the Keystone[...]
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* The Cookers (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* The Cookers (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 28 @ 7:30 pm
This septet is mostly comprised of what you might call musicians’ musicians. Pianist George Cables, tenor saxman Billy Harper, trumpeter Eddie Henderson, bassist Cecil McBee and D.C. native drum master Billy Hart – they’re all[...]
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Eddie Hrybyk – Gregs Bagels Concerts (Livestream) 11:00 am
Eddie Hrybyk – Gregs Bagels Concerts (Livestream) @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 29 @ 11:00 am
Bassist Eddie Hrybyk, a popular sideman and occasional leader in Baltimore’s straight-ahead jazz scene, hosts live stream concerts from on Saturday mornings to the smells and sounds of the late morning/brunch crowd at Greg’s Bagels[...]
* The Cookers (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* The Cookers (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 29 @ 7:30 pm
This septet is mostly comprised of what you might call musicians’ musicians. Pianist George Cables, tenor saxman Billy Harper, trumpeter Eddie Henderson, bassist Cecil McBee and D.C. native drum master Billy Hart – they’re all[...]
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Aaron Hill Trio w/ Eddie Hrybyk (Livestream) 12:30 pm
Aaron Hill Trio w/ Eddie Hrybyk (Livestream) @ Ed Hrybyk Music - Facebook Page
May 30 @ 12:30 pm
Pianist, bandleader and producer Aaron Hill is just as fluent in the language of modern hip-hop and R&B as he is jazz; he can build woozy beats in a cinch or lay down a calm,[...]
* The Cookers (Livestream) 5:00 pm
* The Cookers (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 30 @ 5:00 pm
This septet is mostly comprised of what you might call musicians’ musicians. Pianist George Cables, tenor saxman Billy Harper, trumpeter Eddie Henderson, bassist Cecil McBee and D.C. native drum master Billy Hart – they’re all[...]
* The Cookers (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* The Cookers (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
May 30 @ 7:30 pm
This septet is mostly comprised of what you might call musicians’ musicians. Pianist George Cables, tenor saxman Billy Harper, trumpeter Eddie Henderson, bassist Cecil McBee and D.C. native drum master Billy Hart – they’re all[...]
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