DC Jazz Calendar

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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
Corey Harris “Rasta Blues Experience” 8:00 pm
Corey Harris “Rasta Blues Experience” @ Blues Alley
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
Corey Harris plays the Delta blues with depth and credibility. He’s also a dedicated eclectic, exploring genres from reggae to Malian popular music. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m.
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
Dial 251 is a funk- and pop-infused sextet, featuring Bryan McEntire on tenor saxophone, Charles Whalen on trumpet, Mark Johnson on guitar, Russ Rodgers on bass and Greg Reaves on drums. Two separate sets at[...]
Ben Sher Organ Quartet 9:00 pm
Ben Sher Organ Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Feb 1 @ 9:00 pm
Guitarist Ben Sher favors tunes and tones from the bossa nova and blues traditions; he leads a shifting line-up of his organ quartet. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Feb 1 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
2
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 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. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
Steve Herberman Duo at Delina’s 7:00 pm
Steve Herberman Duo at Delina’s @ Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm
The seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs in a duo with a rotating cast of area singers and musicians every Saturday.
Akua Allrich 8:00 pm
Akua Allrich @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm
Every Saturday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba are two strong influences that bubble up in Akua[...]
Corey Harris “Rasta Blues Experience” 8:00 pm
Corey Harris “Rasta Blues Experience” @ Blues Alley
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm
Corey Harris plays the Delta blues with depth and credibility. He’s also a dedicated eclectic, exploring genres from reggae to Malian popular music. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m.
Justine Miller 8:00 pm
Justine Miller @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter and singer Justine Miller is best known for her role in the Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band; she steps out to lead a small combo at Mr. Henry’s.
Ben Sher Organ Quartet 9:00 pm
Ben Sher Organ Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Feb 2 @ 9:00 pm
Guitarist Ben Sher favors tunes and tones from the bossa nova and blues traditions; he leads a shifting line-up of his organ quartet. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Feb 2 @ 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.
3
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 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. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.
Caesar Ulsano 8:00 pm
Caesar Ulsano @ Twins Jazz
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Caesar Ulsano plays bop standards and originals with an unhurried, non-challenging tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Corey Harris “Rasta Blues Experience” 8:00 pm
Corey Harris “Rasta Blues Experience” @ Blues Alley
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm
Corey Harris plays the Delta blues with depth and credibility. He’s also a dedicated eclectic, exploring genres from reggae to Malian popular music. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 3 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
4
Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 4 @ 6:45 pm
Seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard Inn.
* Herb Scott 8:00 pm
* Herb Scott @ Blues Alley
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm
Herb Scott is a young, soulful powerhouse on alto saxophone. As a bandleader, his style often veers into the over-sweetened terrain of smooth jazz, but no matter what he plays, his fleetness and conviction are[...]
5
Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 5 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Donato Soverio has worked as performer, arranger, and composer around the DC area for twenty years. He performs in a duo with a rotating cast of area musicians. No cover, one drink minimum.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
Jarreau Williams 8:00 pm
Jarreau Williams @ Blues Alley
Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Jarreau Williams performs a mix of Soul and R&B that nods to the late 80s sounds of groups like New Edition. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
6
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
* Reginald Cyntje: Rise of the Protestor CD Release 8:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje: Rise of the Protestor CD Release @ Blues Alley
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm
Reginald Cyntje, arguably D.C.’s most agile and expressive trombone player, writes sloping, danceable compositions. His unhurried improvisation style taps long-held feelings, and lulls you into exhilaration. He celebrates the release of Rise of the Protester, his[...]
7
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
Jessy J 8:00 pm
Jessy J @ Blues Alley
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz saxophonist Jessy J performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio.
The Voyage 8:00 pm
The Voyage @ Twins Jazz
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Voyage, a quartet of young musicians out of the George Mason University jazz program, performs a mix of hard-bop and bebop with some cues taken from fusion, hip-hop and other post-1950s developments in jazz.[...]
8
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Kevin Cordt used to play at Mr. Henry’s 10 years ago, before the Capitol Hill bar and grill stopped hosting jazz. Now the music is back on, and Cordt’s straight-ahead quartet is back. The[...]
* Thad Wilson 9:00 pm
* Thad Wilson @ Twins Jazz
Feb 8 @ 9:00 pm
Straight-ahead trumpeter Thad Wilson plays with bursting articulation, and a generous insistence on clarity. It’s easy to fall in love with his playing. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Feb 8 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
9
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 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. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
Steve Herberman Duo at Delina’s 7:00 pm
Steve Herberman Duo at Delina’s @ Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm
The seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs in a duo with a rotating cast of area singers and musicians every Saturday.
Nicole Henry 8:00 pm
Nicole Henry @ Blues Alley
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
Nicole Henry is a jazz vocalist. Billboard Magazine wrote that Henry has “a distinctive, potent voice and she’s poised on the cusp of bigger things.” She performs a number oh holiday classics. Two separate sets[...]
Paige Wroble 8:00 pm
Paige Wroble @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
Every Saturday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Lead vocalist in the U.S. Air Force’s Airmen of Note big band, Paige Wroble[...]
Sy Smith 8:00 pm
Sy Smith @ Blues Alley
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalist Sy Smith, a favorite companion of that prince of jazz-pop trumpeters Chris Botti, returns to DC to perform her jazzy take on soul music. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
The Eddie Anderson Project 8:00 pm
The Eddie Anderson Project @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Eddie Anderson Project performs straight-ahead with fusion and funk undertones.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Feb 9 @ 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.
10
Anthony Brown & group therAPy 3:00 pm
Anthony Brown & group therAPy @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm
Gospel singer-songwriter Anthony Brown performs.
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 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. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.
Jeff Weintraub 8:00 pm
Jeff Weintraub @ Twins Jazz
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
DC baritone and jazz vocalist Jeff Weintraub performs standards culled from the jazz classics, the great American songbook, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, the Beatles and more from the standards of Anglo-american rock and[...]
Sy Smith 8:00 pm
Sy Smith @ Blues Alley
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalist Sy Smith, a favorite companion of that prince of jazz-pop trumpeters Chris Botti, returns to DC to perform her jazzy take on soul music. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 10 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
11
Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 11 @ 6:45 pm
Seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard Inn.
* Mark G. Meadows: Ain’t Misbehavin’ 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows: Ain’t Misbehavin’ @ Blues Alley
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Mark Meadows is one of the fast-climbing talents on the D.C. jazz scene. He pulls sound from the keys with sharp, keen soulfulness, and writes melodies that are tight and savvy. With his[...]
12
Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 12 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Donato Soverio has worked as performer, arranger, and composer around the DC area for twenty years. He performs in a duo with a rotating cast of area musicians. No cover, one drink minimum.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
Got My Own Sound Band 8:00 pm
Got My Own Sound Band @ Blues Alley
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm
D.C.’s Got My Own Sound Band performs a mix of hip-hop, funk and jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
13
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
John Tolle Quintet 8:00 pm
John Tolle Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm
Multi-reedist John Tolle, a long time educator at the Edmund Burke School in D.C., performs standards and originals with a breezy, strolling tone that nods to Cannonball Adderley. Two separate sets at 8 and 10[...]
KiDe’ – Kia Bennett & Desiree Jordan 8:00 pm
KiDe’ – Kia Bennett & Desiree Jordan @ Blues Alley
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm
Soul singer and keyboardist Kia Bennett teams up with singer Desiree Jordan
14
Marion Meadows Valentine’s Day 7:00 pm
Marion Meadows Valentine’s Day @ Blues Alley
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
Marion Meadows is an adult contemporary, smooth jazz saxophone player. He performs a special, Valentine’s Day dinner show package. Two separate sets at 7 and 10 p.m. **Please note that the 7 p.m. show is[...]
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
Johnny Gill 7:30 pm
Johnny Gill @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm
Johnny Gill of New Edition fame performs a pair of Valentine’s Weekend shows.
* Kristin Callahan 8:00 pm
* Kristin Callahan @ Twins Jazz
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm
In Kristin Callahan’s wary alto, light slips subtly through darkening blinds. She sings jazz standards with a brooding, straight-ahead combo and leads the Valentine’s Day festivities at Twins. Two separate sets at 8 and 10[...]
Veronneau 8:00 pm
Veronneau @ AMP by Strathmore
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm
The Virginia-based quartet Veronneau can sound like gypsy jazz colliding gently with Appalachian folk one moment, then slide into a smooth Brazilian samba the next. Lynn Véronneau’s voice is crisp and strong, and she sings[...]
15
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
Johnny Gill 8:00 pm
Johnny Gill @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
Johnny Gill of New Edition fame performs a pair of Valentine’s Weekend shows.
Marion Meadows 8:00 pm
Marion Meadows @ Blues Alley
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
Marion Meadows is an adult contemporary, smooth jazz saxophone player. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Abby Schaffer Quartet 9:00 pm
Abby Schaffer Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Feb 15 @ 9:00 pm
New Orleans influenced jazz vocalist Abby Schaffer leads a group that covers jazz, R&B, rock, and originals influenced by the above. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Feb 15 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
16
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 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. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Julia Nixon 6:15 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 16 @ 6:15 pm
A veteran of musical theater (notably, she played the lead in the original Broadway presentation of Dreamgirls), Julian Nixon incorporates jazz standards and originals into her own personal brand of R&B. Two separate sets at[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
Steve Herberman Duo at Delina’s 7:00 pm
Steve Herberman Duo at Delina’s @ Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm
The seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs in a duo with a rotating cast of area singers and musicians every Saturday.
Marion Meadows 8:00 pm
Marion Meadows @ Blues Alley
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm
Marion Meadows is an adult contemporary, smooth jazz saxophone player. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Stephanie Nakasian 8:00 pm
Stephanie Nakasian @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm
Every Saturday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: The vocalist Stephanie Nakasian is a respected straight-ahead jazz singer, who’s worked with the[...]
Abby Schaffer Quartet 9:00 pm
Abby Schaffer Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm
New Orleans influenced jazz vocalist Abby Schaffer leads a group that covers jazz, R&B, rock, and originals influenced by the above. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Feb 16 @ 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.
17
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 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. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.
Keigo Hirakawa Trio 8:00 pm
Keigo Hirakawa Trio @ Twins Jazz
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Keigo Hirakawa leads his small-combo through sometimes up-swinging, somethings softly singing standard piano trio fair. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Marion Meadows 8:00 pm
Marion Meadows @ Blues Alley
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm
Marion Meadows is an adult contemporary, smooth jazz saxophone player. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 17 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
18
Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 18 @ 6:45 pm
Seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard Inn.
Susan Jones Quartet 8:00 pm
Susan Jones Quartet @ Blues Alley
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm
Violinist Susan Jones leads a small combo through standards and originals taking cues from gypsy jazz, hot jazz, bossa nova and other improvised forms that favor strings over brass. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
19
Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 19 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Donato Soverio has worked as performer, arranger, and composer around the DC area for twenty years. He performs in a duo with a rotating cast of area musicians. No cover, one drink minimum.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* David Binney’s Angelino Quartet 8:00 pm
* David Binney’s Angelino Quartet @ Blues Alley
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist David Binney is a stalwart of the New York scene as a bandleader, sideman and producer. He carries the same versatility as elders like Chris Potter and the same drive for exploration; his recordings[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
20
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
Kayla Waters 8:00 pm
Kayla Waters @ Blues Alley
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm
Keyboardist Kayla Waters performs smooth jazz influenced strongly by gospel and uplift music. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Northern Virginia Jazz Collective 8:00 pm
Northern Virginia Jazz Collective @ Twins Jazz
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Northern Virginia Jazz Collective performs a mix of jazz styles and standards. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
Steve Herberman at Delina’s 7:00 pm
Steve Herberman at Delina’s @ Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
The seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs solo every Thursday at Delina’s.
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
Kim Waters 8:00 pm
Kim Waters @ Blues Alley
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Kim Waters serenades with smooth jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio.
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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 22 @ 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.
* Kevin Eubanks 8:00 pm
* Kevin Eubanks @ Blues Alley
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
You probably know Kevin Eubanks from his stint as musical director on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, but before that he was as a young jazz guitarist making ripples on the New York City scene in[...]
Kim Waters 8:00 pm
Kim Waters @ Blues Alley
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Kim Waters serenades with smooth jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Feb 22 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 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. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
* Kevin Eubanks 8:00 pm
* Kevin Eubanks @ Blues Alley
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
You probably know Kevin Eubanks from his stint as musical director on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, but before that he was as a young jazz guitarist making ripples on the New York City scene in[...]
Kim Waters 8:00 pm
Kim Waters @ Blues Alley
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Kim Waters serenades with smooth jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Shacara Rogers 8:00 pm
Shacara Rogers @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
Every Saturday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Shacara Rodgers first came on the scene as a member of Howard University’s well-known[...]
The Arch Thompson Jazz Quartet 8:00 pm
The Arch Thompson Jazz Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
Flautist Arch Thompson leads a small combo through the songbooks of jazz masters like Herbie Mann, Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Feb 23 @ 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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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 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. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Feelin’ The Funk! 7:00 pm
Feelin’ The Funk! @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm
Feelin’ The Funk!, a 10-piece collective made up of sidemen from The Stylistics, the James Brown band and others perform the music of Parliament-Funkadelic and other ’70s icons.
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.
* Kevin Eubanks 8:00 pm
* Kevin Eubanks @ Blues Alley
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
You probably know Kevin Eubanks from his stint as musical director on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, but before that he was as a young jazz guitarist making ripples on the New York City scene in[...]
Chris Bates 8:00 pm
Chris Bates @ Twins Jazz
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Chris Bates, a member of the Mingus Big Band, who also recently played with Jason Moran for the U.S. premiere of James Reese Europe and The Harlem Hellfighters: The Absence of Ruin, steps out to lead[...]
Kim Waters 8:00 pm
Kim Waters @ Blues Alley
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Kim Waters serenades with smooth jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Ms. Anita Wilson 8:00 pm
Ms. Anita Wilson @ DC City Winery
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Anita Wilson performs a mix of gospel and soul.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 24 @ 8:30 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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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 25 @ 6:45 pm
Seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard Inn.
KW Big Band 8:00 pm
KW Big Band @ Blues Alley
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist, composer and arranger Tim Whalen puts none of those roles above the other: He’s a fierce improviser with debt to the bebop greats; he also writes magnificent, interleaved pieces for mid-size ensemble. He[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Feb 26 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Donato Soverio has worked as performer, arranger, and composer around the DC area for twenty years. He performs in a duo with a rotating cast of area musicians. No cover, one drink minimum.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
E-Foot & Friends 8:00 pm
E-Foot & Friends @ Blues Alley
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm
E-Foot & Friends plays a mix of soul, jazz and funk. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
BSQ 8:00 pm
BSQ @ Twins Jazz
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm
The Bob Schwartz Quartet plays easygoing, mid-century jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Willie Jones III Quintet 8:00 pm
Willie Jones III Quintet @ Blues Alley
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm
Willie Jones III is one of the most prolific drummers and sidemen around, having performed with legends like Horace Silver and Cedar Walton and regularly touring earlier in his career with Wynton Marsalis and Roy[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
* Joey DeFrancesco 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco @ Blues Alley
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Feb 28 @ 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 of Thad Wilson, one the area’s most deft and lyrical trumpeters,[...]