DC Jazz Calendar

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Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 1 @ 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.[...]
Tygressa Sings Natalie 7:30 pm
Tygressa Sings Natalie @ Kennedy Center - Terrace Theater
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm
Vocalist Tygressa started doing her tribute to Natalie Cole in 2018 at Blues Alley and it’s taken the area by storm. Now she takes her joyous tribute to Cole to the Kennedy Center.
Alex Bugnon 8:00 pm
Alex Bugnon @ Blues Alley
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz pianist Alex Bugnon is a regular feature this time of year at Blues Alley; he plays his annual post-Thanksgiving residency. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Kevin Sun 8:00 pm
Kevin Sun @ Twins Jazz
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Kevin Sun is a disciple of ’50s bop. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Dec 1 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
2
The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra 8:00 pm
The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra @ Blues Alley
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm
The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra, under the direction of DC’s great four string mix-master Michael Bowie, perform selections from the Duke Ellington songbook as well as other American popular songs by Tower of Power, Michael[...]
3
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is not only a staple on the D.C. jazz scene, but also one of the horn players in the military band Airmen of Note. His tone on the tenor saxophone is well-polished, light[...]
Davina & The Vagabonds 8:00 pm
Davina & The Vagabonds @ Blues Alley
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Davina Lozier leads the Vagabonds through originals and standards derived from the bluesier and more boogie-woogie side of jazz music. The band propels her strong, smoky vocals with punchy arrangements. Two separate sets at 8[...]
4
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). But his most consistent presence is still downstairs at Jojo’s, where he plays with a[...]
A Chaise Lounge Christmas 8:00 pm
A Chaise Lounge Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm
Chaise Lounge takes its stylistic cues – both in music and stage presentation – from the sharp suits and cool, swinging jazz of the mid-century but a more easy-listening pop sheen. The group returns to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
Tempus Fugit 8:00 pm
Tempus Fugit @ Twins Jazz
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm
Tempus Fugit, a group of aspiring amateur musicians, perform standards and originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
5
Ron Jackson 8:00 pm
Ron Jackson @ Twins Jazz
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm
Ron Jackson’s fingers dance lightly across the seven strings of his guitar, combining with the deep, rich tone to create a well-balanced listening experience. He plays standards and originals with lush arrangements. Two separate sets[...]
Stacey Kent 8:00 pm
Stacey Kent @ Blues Alley
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm
Straight ahead vocalist Stacy Kent sings straight-ahead standards and originals with a delicate, clean and crisp tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.  
6
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm
Dial 251 might strike you as another hard-bop-ish sextet, but the members infuse their sound with the melodic drive and ethereal, grooving sounds of acid jazz.
Stacey Kent 8:00 pm
Stacey Kent @ Blues Alley
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm
Straight ahead vocalist Stacy Kent sings straight-ahead standards and originals with a delicate, clean and crisp tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.  
* Reginald Cyntje 9:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Twins Jazz
Dec 6 @ 9:00 pm
Reginald Cyntje is arguably D.C.’s greatest trombone player and one of the area’s most prolific and imaginative composers. His anthemic music often tackles issues of spirituality or social causes, weaving in elements of calypso, Afro-Caribbean[...]
7
Jeff Weintraub 8:00 pm
Jeff Weintraub @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
D.C. vocalist Jeff Weintraub performs a repertoire culled from the jazz classics, the great American songbook, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, the Beatles and more.
Stacey Kent 8:00 pm
Stacey Kent @ Blues Alley
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
Straight ahead vocalist Stacy Kent sings straight-ahead standards and originals with a delicate, clean and crisp tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.  
* Reginald Cyntje 9:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Twins Jazz
Dec 7 @ 9:00 pm
Reginald Cyntje is arguably D.C.’s greatest trombone player and one of the area’s most prolific and imaginative composers. His anthemic music often tackles issues of spirituality or social causes, weaving in elements of calypso, Afro-Caribbean[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Dec 7 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
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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.
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 8 @ 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.[...]
Dreamville 8:00 pm
Dreamville @ Twins Jazz
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm
Acoustic-electric quartet Dreamville, led by vocalist Pie Francis, performs standards and originals that draw inspiration from the golden age of jazz vocals – when Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone ruled the world. Two[...]
Stacey Kent 8:00 pm
Stacey Kent @ Blues Alley
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm
Straight ahead vocalist Stacy Kent sings straight-ahead standards and originals with a delicate, clean and crisp tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.  
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Dec 8 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
9
Veronneau 8:00 pm
Veronneau @ Blues Alley
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm
The base of Veronneau’s sound is in Brazilian samba and bossa nova, but those are the blocks on which the quartet builds its internationally-inspired sound. Lead singer Lynn Veronneau can perform in English, French and Spanish,[...]
10
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is not only a staple on the D.C. jazz scene, but also one of the horn players in the military band Airmen of Note. His tone on the tenor saxophone is well-polished, light[...]
Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra “Ellington’s Nutcracker” 8:00 pm
Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra “Ellington’s Nutcracker” @ Blues Alley
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist Eric Felten is one of the top jazz classicists in the Washington, D.C. area. While he’s invited modern luminaries like Donny McCaslin on his Voice of America show, Felten’s own work tends to sonically[...]
11
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). But his most consistent presence is still downstairs at Jojo’s, where he plays with a[...]
Alison Shearer 8:00 pm
Alison Shearer @ Twins Jazz
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Alison Shearer leads groups that lean to jazz’s electronic side, ranging from house and ambient-influences to the kind of Herbie Hancock-meets-hip-hop style of some of the current L.A. jazz scene. Two separate sets at 8[...]
Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra “Ellington’s Nutcracker” 8:00 pm
Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra “Ellington’s Nutcracker” @ Blues Alley
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist Eric Felten is one of the top jazz classicists in the Washington, D.C. area. While he’s invited modern luminaries like Donny McCaslin on his Voice of America show, Felten’s own work tends to sonically[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
12
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[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz pursues a multi-cultural vision of improvised music, drawing from European, Latin American, American and Roma musical traditions. The quintet is nearly all string-musicians (save for the percussionist), featuring guitars, bass and violin.[...]
* Freddy Cole “For the Holidays” 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole “For the Holidays” @ Blues Alley
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm
Yes, Freddy Cole sings and plays piano like his older brother Nat King Cole, but that’s about where the similarities end. Where Nat’s warm, silky voice lent itself to big band pop and smooth crooning[...]
13
* Freddy Cole “For the Holidays” 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole “For the Holidays” @ Blues Alley
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm
Yes, Freddy Cole sings and plays piano like his older brother Nat King Cole, but that’s about where the similarities end. Where Nat’s warm, silky voice lent itself to big band pop and smooth crooning[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Kevin Cordt plays with a kind of tight, brash tone that lends itself best to his bright, energetic soloing. The straight-ahead bandleader has been a longtime feature of the jazz programming at Mr. Henry’s.[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 13 @ 9:00 pm
Whether one is standing outside Twin’s second story-haunt on U Street or lounging in the National Gallery of Art’s sculpture garden, Michael Thomas’ trumpet is guaranteed to cut through the din sharply but also sweetly.[...]
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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[...]
* Freddy Cole “For the Holidays” 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole “For the Holidays” @ Blues Alley
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm
Yes, Freddy Cole sings and plays piano like his older brother Nat King Cole, but that’s about where the similarities end. Where Nat’s warm, silky voice lent itself to big band pop and smooth crooning[...]
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm
Whether one is standing outside Twin’s second story-haunt on U Street or lounging in the National Gallery of Art’s sculpture garden, Michael Thomas’ trumpet is guaranteed to cut through the din sharply but also sweetly.[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Dec 14 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
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Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 15 @ 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 “For the Holidays” 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole “For the Holidays” @ Blues Alley
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
Yes, Freddy Cole sings and plays piano like his older brother Nat King Cole, but that’s about where the similarities end. Where Nat’s warm, silky voice lent itself to big band pop and smooth crooning[...]
Joe Vetter Quartet 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Joe Vetter leads a straight-ahead jazz quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Dec 15 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
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Dave Detwiler & The White House Band 8:00 pm
Dave Detwiler & The White House Band @ Blues Alley
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm
After a quarter century with the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, trumpeter Dave Detwiler now leads The White House Band. He will lead the group through some holiday jazz repertoire and its annual Blues Alley[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is not only a staple on the D.C. jazz scene, but also one of the horn players in the military band Airmen of Note. His tone on the tenor saxophone is well-polished, light[...]
Gunhild Carling 8:00 pm
Gunhild Carling @ Blues Alley
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm
Sweden’s “Queen of Jazz” Gunhild Carling sings and plays multiple horn and reed instruments. She leads groups through standards and originals with textbook arrangements and the proper amount of swing. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
18
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). But his most consistent presence is still downstairs at Jojo’s, where he plays with a[...]
BSQ 8:00 pm
BSQ @ Twins Jazz
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonists and flautist Bob Schwartz leads the Bob Schwartz Quartet, an easy-swinging and swaying straight-ahead group. Schwarz has a gift for plumbing the American Songbook for obscure gems and other diamonds in the rough for the[...]
Jane Monheit 8:00 pm
Jane Monheit @ Blues Alley
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
Jane Monheit quickly rose up the ranks of jazz vocalists after finishing as the runner up in the 1998 Thelonious Monk jazz vocal competition. She sings standards directly and sweetly without making them maudlin. Two[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
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* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm
The Twins Jazz Orchestra is made up of some of the finest jazz musicians that the District of Columbia has to offer. Under director Thad Wilson, one the area’s most deft and lyrical trumpeters, the[...]
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam @ Blues Alley
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist and keyboardist Marcus Johnson is one of the most popular musicians in the city. While he’s known to occasionally sit in with other D.C. jazz cats, Johnson is most often found leading his own[...]
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Chris Prince 8:00 pm
Chris Prince @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist and spoken word artist Chris Prince performs a mix of jazz, funk and neo-soul.
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam @ Blues Alley
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist and keyboardist Marcus Johnson is one of the most popular musicians in the city. While he’s known to occasionally sit in with other D.C. jazz cats, Johnson is most often found leading his own[...]
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,[...]
Jason Yeager Quintet 9:00 pm
Jason Yeager Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm
Pianist Jason Yeager performs in support of his new album New Songs of Resistance, a collection of Afro-Cuban and straight-ahead numbers in the same vein of jazz protest as Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, Abbey Lincoln’s work and[...]
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Julia Nixon 8:00 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Julia Nixon, who played the lead during the original run of Dreamgirls on Broadway, performs a mix of ’80s, diva-driven R&B and jazz standards. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam @ Blues Alley
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist and keyboardist Marcus Johnson is one of the most popular musicians in the city. While he’s known to occasionally sit in with other D.C. jazz cats, Johnson is most often found leading his own[...]
Jason Yeager Quintet 9:00 pm
Jason Yeager Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm
Pianist Jason Yeager performs in support of his new album New Songs of Resistance, a collection of Afro-Cuban and straight-ahead numbers in the same vein of jazz protest as Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, Abbey Lincoln’s work and[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Dec 21 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
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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.
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 22 @ 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.[...]
* Brad Linde’s Therapy Band 8:00 pm
* Brad Linde’s Therapy Band @ Twins Jazz
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Brad Linde may be the most prolific musician in the D.C. jazz scene. He’s been involved in 32 different groups, many under his own leadership, over his last 15 years in D.C., ranging from[...]
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam @ Blues Alley
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist and keyboardist Marcus Johnson is one of the most popular musicians in the city. While he’s known to occasionally sit in with other D.C. jazz cats, Johnson is most often found leading his own[...]
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.
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Dec 22 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
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Transcendental Light Orchestra 8:00 pm
Transcendental Light Orchestra @ Blues Alley
Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm
Think of the Transcendental Light Orchestra as a bit like Trans-Siberian Orchestra Lite; familiar holiday tunes performed with rocking arrangements that also respect the original forms. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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* Herrera – Richardson “Holiday Jam” 7:00 pm
* Herrera – Richardson “Holiday Jam” @ Blues Alley
Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm
Joe Herrera, a lyrical trumpeter who helps lead the beloved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, performs with another DC and BCJO favorite, guitarist Rodney Richardson in a now-annual Christmas Eve jam.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 24 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is not only a staple on the D.C. jazz scene, but also one of the horn players in the military band Airmen of Note. His tone on the tenor saxophone is well-polished, light[...]
25
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 25 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). But his most consistent presence is still downstairs at Jojo’s, where he plays with a[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 25 @ 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
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* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is one of the rare, modern jazz pianists to channel the resonating, chiming harmonies and whimsical but lyrical melodic style of pianist Vince Guaraldi. While Chestnut, who also holds a teaching post in[...]
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* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist and pianist Aaron Myers tugs jazz standards down into cozy, soul-warming territory. He also writes his own tunes, often with a heavy blues influence.
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is one of the rare, modern jazz pianists to channel the resonating, chiming harmonies and whimsical but lyrical melodic style of pianist Vince Guaraldi. While Chestnut, who also holds a teaching post in[...]
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet 9:00 pm
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 27 @ 9:00 pm
John Lamkin is something of an institution when it comes to jazz along the I-95 corridor. He’s not only a veteran educator, a former instructor at University of Maryland, and the head of an impressive[...]
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* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is one of the rare, modern jazz pianists to channel the resonating, chiming harmonies and whimsical but lyrical melodic style of pianist Vince Guaraldi. While Chestnut, who also holds a teaching post in[...]
Maija Rejman 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman is a veteran local straight-ahead singer and frequent favorite of Mr. Henry’s.
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet 9:00 pm
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 28 @ 9:00 pm
John Lamkin is something of an institution when it comes to jazz along the I-95 corridor. He’s not only a veteran educator, a former instructor at University of Maryland, and the head of an impressive[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Dec 28 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
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Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 29 @ 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.[...]
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.
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is one of the rare, modern jazz pianists to channel the resonating, chiming harmonies and whimsical but lyrical melodic style of pianist Vince Guaraldi. While Chestnut, who also holds a teaching post in[...]
Asher Bros Quartet 8:00 pm
Asher Bros Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Asher Brothers – Alex on trombone and multi-instrumentalist Byron – each have respectable careers as sessions musicians and bandleaders in Brooklyn and New Orleans, respectively. The two lead a quartet for two separate sets[...]
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Dec 29 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
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* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is one of the rare, modern jazz pianists to channel the resonating, chiming harmonies and whimsical but lyrical melodic style of pianist Vince Guaraldi. While Chestnut, who also holds a teaching post in[...]
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* New Years Eve with the Cyrus Chestnut Trio 6:30 pm
* New Years Eve with the Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 31 @ 6:30 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is one of the rare, modern jazz pianists to channel the resonating, chiming harmonies and whimsical but lyrical melodic style of pianist Vince Guaraldi. While Chestnut, who also holds a teaching post in[...]
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Dec 31 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is not only a staple on the D.C. jazz scene, but also one of the horn players in the military band Airmen of Note. His tone on the tenor saxophone is well-polished, light[...]
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[...]
Takoma Jazz 9:00 pm
Takoma Jazz @ Twins Jazz
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
Edmund Burke school teachers pianist John Howard and bassist Eugenio Ibarz perform a mix of jazz and pop standards in a straight-ahead, small combo setting. They ring in the New Year at Twins Jazz.

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