DC Jazz Calendar

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* Antonio Sánchez & Migration 8:00 pm
* Antonio Sánchez & Migration @ AMP by Strathmore
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm
The drummer and composer Antonio Sánchez is perhaps best known to popular audiences for scoring the Oscar-winning film Birdman; jazz crowds will recognize his work behind the kit in the current iteration of the Pat Metheny Group.[...]
* Tomeka Reid Stringtet 7:00 pm
* Tomeka Reid Stringtet @ Milkboy Arthouse
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm
Cellist Tomeka Reid grew up in the D.C. area but has since established herself as a guiding force on Chicago’s storied experimental jazz scene. At once broad and brittle, patient and surging, her playing achieves[...]
Carmen Lundy 8:00 pm
Carmen Lundy @ BlackRock Center for the Arts
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist, composer, and arranger Carmen Lundy has been a staple on the vocal jazz scene for over 30 years. The rare jazz singer who focuses on original material, she draws from a training in opera[...]
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton 8:00 pm
* Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton @ Music Center at Strathmore
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm
Grammy award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is probably best known as one of the Rolling Stones’ long tenured backing vocalists, and Mick Jagger’s duet partner. She’s also a prolific session musician whose toured with Nine[...]
Be’la Dona 2:00 pm
Be’la Dona @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm
All-female, DC-based band Be’la Dona performs a mix of go-go, jazz, R&B, soul and rock.
Kristin Chenoweth 8:00 pm
Kristin Chenoweth @ Music Center at Strathmore
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm
Broadway icon Kristin Chenoweth performs show tune hits and other jazz standards.
BSO: Porgy and Bess 8:00 pm
BSO: Porgy and Bess @ Music Center at Strathmore
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs the Gershwin’s seminal jazz/folk opera, Porgy & Bess.
* Lisa Sokolov Duo 3:00 pm
* Lisa Sokolov Duo @ Rhizome DC
Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm
Lisa Sokolov presents extravagant vocals and rambunctious piano playing as a part of Transparent Productions’ series at Rhizome DC. Selecting material from a songbook that spans diverse vocal stars, she sings vivid and layered interpretations.
Trouble Funk Official CD Release Party 8:00 pm
Trouble Funk Official CD Release Party @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm
Under the direction of bassist and vocalist Big Tony, Trouble Funk was one of the defining go-go groups to emerge immediately in the wake of Chuck Brown. They’re more synth driven sound is a bit[...]
Maranda Curtis 5:00 pm
Maranda Curtis @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm
Gospel, praise and worship singer Maranda Curtis leads the Sunday congregation at Bethesda Blues & Jazz.
* Capital Jazz 7:30 pm
* Capital Jazz @ The Mansion At Strathmore
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm
Local producer and musician Ken Avis presents “Capital Jazz,” a celebration of some of the great musicians leading the D.C. jazz scene on documented on the “Capital Jazz” compilation album. The line-up for the Capital[...]
Rempis/Lopez/Packard / Heart of the Ghost / Ingebrigt Håker Flaten 7:00 pm
Rempis/Lopez/Packard / Heart of the Ghost / Ingebrigt Håker Flaten @ Rhizome DC
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm
Chicago-based free jazz saxophonist leads his working trio, featuring bassist Brandon Lopez and percussionist Ryan Packard through work that straddles the fence between free music and more melodic, avant-garde jazz. Creative music trio Heart of[...]
ConFunkShun 8:00 pm
ConFunkShun @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm
Funk ensemble ConFunkShun enjoyed a string of R&B hits in the 1980s. They perform with some choreography and familiar, definitely ’80s, six-part harmonies.
Hey Nineteen 8:00 pm
Hey Nineteen @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
Steely Dan jazz-rock tribute band Hey Nineteen performs.