DC Jazz Calendar

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Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ Blues Alley
Aug 1 @ 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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Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ Blues Alley
Aug 2 @ 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.
The Bar-Kays and One Way 8:00 pm
The Bar-Kays and One Way @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm
Two legends of the ’70s R&B charts, funk bands the Bar-Kays and One Way, share the stage for one night at Bethesda’s Blues & Jazz Supper Club.
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Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ Blues Alley
Aug 3 @ 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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James “Jas.” Funk Birthday Celebration 7:00 pm
James “Jas.” Funk Birthday Celebration @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm
James “Jas.” Funk leads Proper Untensils, one of the oldest go-go bands in D.C. that still preserve the music’s sound from the original wave spearheaded by Chuck Brown. He celebrates his birthday.
Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ Blues Alley
Aug 4 @ 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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Jamison Ross & Carol Riddick 8:00 pm
Jamison Ross & Carol Riddick @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm
Soul is at the heart of the jazz tradition and Jamison Ross has plenty of it. Originally from Florida where he helped bring his high school band to New York to win Lincoln Center’s Essentially[...]
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J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise 6:00 pm
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm
Gospel star J.J. Hairston leads Youthful Praise through gospel and worship numbers.
* Rochelle Rice 6:30 pm
* Rochelle Rice @ Sotto
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm
Rochelle Rice, a talented vocalist from the training grounds of Howard University’s award-winning a cappella group, Afro Blue, and alumnus of Strathmore’s Artist-In-Residence program, blends straight-ahead jazz and classic, bluesy R&B.
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* Mark G. Meadows & The Movement 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & The Movement @ AMP By Strathmore
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows is one cornerstone keyboardists on the D.C. jazz scene.  With his band, the Movement, Meadows makes music that fits comfortably between the genre-bending futurist fusion of Robert Glasper and the[...]
Rahsaan Patterson 8:00 pm
Rahsaan Patterson @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Rahsaan Patterson performs an urban adult mix of R&B and soul.
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Veronica Swift 5:00 pm
Veronica Swift @ AMP by Strathmore
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm
24-year old Veronica Swift is a prodigy vocalist, having recorded her first album at age 9, finished second in the 2015 Monk competition and headlined jazz festivals before she could purchase alcohol. Her phrasing is[...]
Rahsaan Patterson 8:00 pm
Rahsaan Patterson @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Rahsaan Patterson performs an urban adult mix of R&B and soul.
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Lyfe Jennings 8:00 pm
Lyfe Jennings @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm
Soul singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings has produced albums and songs that have hit the top of the Billboard pop and R&B charts.
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* Sweet Honey in the Rock 8:00 pm
* Sweet Honey in the Rock @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm
Sweet Honey in the Rock, founded in Washington, D.C. back in 1973, is one of the iconic African-American a capella ensembles. The all-female group performs a social justice-charged form of vocal music with deep roots[...]
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Aaron Abernathy 7:00 pm
Aaron Abernathy @ Strathmore Gudelsky Concert Gazebo
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm
Multi-instrumentalist and crooner Ab Abernathy brings his brand of neo-soul back to Strathmore.
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