DC Jazz Calendar

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* Béla Fleck and the Original Flecktones 8:00 pm
* Béla Fleck and the Original Flecktones @ Strathmore
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm
Banjo player Béla Fleck has always performed at the crossroads of bluegrass and jazz. Both styles require a large degree of technical skill and virtuosity, and are built on traditional songbooks that go back generations. Fleck’s[...]
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Maranda Curtis 6:00 pm
Maranda Curtis @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm
Gospel, praise and worship singer Maranda Curtis leads the Sunday congregation in revelry at Bethesda Blues & Jazz through a special Christmas performance.
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Dave Koz 8:00 pm
Dave Koz @ Strathmore
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz performs a repertoire of Christmas favorites.
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Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra feat. the Sean Jones Quartet 7:00 pm
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra feat. the Sean Jones Quartet @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm
For years the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Youth Orchestra gave young jazz musicians a chance to learn in a large ensemble setting from one of D.C.’s greatest educators: the dearly departed Fred Foss. Now the[...]
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Kenny Lattimore & Regina Belle 5:00 pm
Kenny Lattimore & Regina Belle @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm
The R&B singer Kenny Lattimore, born and bred in Washington, D.C., returns for a show of holiday favorites and hits culled from his albums that hit the top of the R&B charts. He teams up[...]
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* Etienne Charles: Creole Christmas 8:00 pm
* Etienne Charles: Creole Christmas @ DC City Winery
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
Trinidadian trumpeter and percussionist Etienne Charles emphasizes his Afro-Caribbean background in his music, performing sizzling originals and arrangements of standards that ride the calypso, Voodoo music tradition and reggae grooves of his birthplace. When he’s[...]
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Nona Hendryx & the Mamafunk Band 8:00 pm
Nona Hendryx & the Mamafunk Band @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm
Mama Hendryx was once part of the vocal trio Labelle, backing famed vocalist Patti LaBelle, and performed a range of hits from doo-wop to funk, including the scandalizing “Lady Marmalade.” Her voiced had faded somewhat,[...]
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Be’la Dona Holiday Brunch 2:00 pm
Be’la Dona Holiday Brunch @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm
All-female, DC-based band Be’la Dona performs a mix of go-go, jazz, R&B, soul and rock. The group performs a special holiday brunch set in the days creeping up to Christmas.
Tee “Sylk” Harris: This Christmas: A Donny Hathaway Tribute 8:00 pm
Tee “Sylk” Harris: This Christmas: A Donny Hathaway Tribute @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm
Local R&B singer Tee “Sylk” Harris leads a holiday-themed tribute to the great soul icon Donny Hathaway.
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The Skip Pruitt Xperience 7:30 pm
The Skip Pruitt Xperience @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 29 @ 7:30 pm
Saxophonist Skip Pruitt performs lightly funky originals and standards with a reedy, smooth tone.
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E.U. (Experience Unlimited) featuring Sugar Bear 9:00 pm
E.U. (Experience Unlimited) featuring Sugar Bear @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
E.U. (Experience Unlimited), maybe be the best known go-go band outside of D.C., famous for their 80s hit “Da Butt” and collaborations with filmmaker Spike Lee. The group is still led by longtime, iconic front man[...]

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