DC Jazz Calendar

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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
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 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[...]
* Keyon Harrold 8:00 pm
* Keyon Harrold @ Blues Alley
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Keyon Harrold pairs notes of Christian Scott’s smokiness with the brassy bounce of Freddie Hubbard. He leads groups that synthesizes a multitude of black music traditions, not unlike his classmates from the New School:[...]
Jeff Weintraub 8:00 pm
Jeff Weintraub @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 1 @ 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[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 1 @ 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.
2
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jun 2 @ 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[...]
* Alison Crockett 6:00 pm
* Alison Crockett @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm
Every Sunday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Allison Crockett blends neo-soul; new-school, uptown jazz; and city blues into something that’s logically[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 2 @ 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.
* Keyon Harrold 8:00 pm
* Keyon Harrold @ Blues Alley
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Keyon Harrold pairs notes of Christian Scott’s smokiness with the brassy bounce of Freddie Hubbard. He leads groups that synthesizes a multitude of black music traditions, not unlike his classmates from the New School:[...]
Charmaine Michelle 8:00 pm
Charmaine Michelle @ Twins Jazz
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Charmaine Michelle leads a group of her fellow DMV natives in a style of jazz that recalls late era Miles. It’s electric and propulsive, but with sweeps of lyrical sweetness. Two separate sets at[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 2 @ 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.
3
Christiana Drapkin & Mike Gellar Quartet 8:00 pm
Christiana Drapkin & Mike Gellar Quartet @ Blues Alley
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Christiana Drapkin and guitarist Mike Gellar lead a small combo through archetypal arrangements of classic vocal jazz standards. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
4
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 4 @ 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
Jun 4 @ 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[...]
Jazmin Ghent 8:00 pm
Jazmin Ghent @ Blues Alley
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz saxophonist Jazmin Ghent performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
5
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
Afi Soul 8:00 pm
Afi Soul @ Blues Alley
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm
Soul and R&B singer Afi Soul performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Caesar Ulsano 8:00 pm
Caesar Ulsano @ Twins Jazz
Jun 5 @ 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.
6
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 6 @ 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
Jun 6 @ 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.
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Nostalgia is supposed to come with heartache and hurt, right? Not in John Pizzarelli’s musical universe, a cleanly defined realm where popular songs are wholesome and potable, and the jazz chops always serve an air[...]
Mosché 8:00 pm
Mosché @ Twins Jazz
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Washington, D.C.-based band Mosché performs a style of jazz most reminiscent of modern New Orleans performers like Trombone Shorty. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 0.m.
7
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
Junie Henderson: Prince Birthday Tribute 7:00 pm
Junie Henderson: Prince Birthday Tribute @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm
Prince impersonator June Henderson leads a birthday tribute to the Purple One. Two separate shows at 7 and 10 p.m.
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
Nostalgia is supposed to come with heartache and hurt, right? Not in John Pizzarelli’s musical universe, a cleanly defined realm where popular songs are wholesome and potable, and the jazz chops always serve an air[...]
* Anthony Nelson Quartet 9:00 pm
* Anthony Nelson Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 7 @ 9:00 pm
Anthony Nelson is a multi-talented reeds player, though he typically sticks to the tenor saxophone. He has a burnished, stout sound and a lightning-quick improvisational attack. He sometimes performs with a strolling trio (only bass[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 7 @ 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[...]
8
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 8 @ 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
Jun 8 @ 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[...]
Garrett Shider & Groovallegiance 8:00 pm
Garrett Shider & Groovallegiance @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
Garrett – son of Gary Shider, a longtime music director for funkmaster George Clinton’s P-Funk – continues the family legacy of playing simmering, shaking funk and R&B.
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
Nostalgia is supposed to come with heartache and hurt, right? Not in John Pizzarelli’s musical universe, a cleanly defined realm where popular songs are wholesome and potable, and the jazz chops always serve an air[...]
Nanny Assis 8:00 pm
Nanny Assis @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
Brazilian guitarist Nanny Assis performs a mix of Bossa Nova, Brazilian jazz and other Afro-Brazilian traditions.
* Anthony Nelson Quartet 9:00 pm
* Anthony Nelson Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 8 @ 9:00 pm
Anthony Nelson is a multi-talented reeds player, though he typically sticks to the tenor saxophone. He has a burnished, stout sound and a lightning-quick improvisational attack. He sometimes performs with a strolling trio (only bass[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 8 @ 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.
9
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jun 9 @ 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[...]
* Akua Allrich 6:00 pm
* Akua Allrich @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm
Every Sunday 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 9 @ 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,[...]
John P. Kee and New Life 7:00 pm
John P. Kee and New Life @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm
Pastor and vocalist John P. Kee performs a mix of gospel and R&B.
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 9 @ 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.
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
Nostalgia is supposed to come with heartache and hurt, right? Not in John Pizzarelli’s musical universe, a cleanly defined realm where popular songs are wholesome and potable, and the jazz chops always serve an air[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 9 @ 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.
10
Capitol Lab Band 8:00 pm
Capitol Lab Band @ Blues Alley
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
The 17-piece Capitol Lab Band performs a variety of arrangements of jazz standards and the occasional member original in a typical big band style. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
11
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 11 @ 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
Jun 11 @ 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[...]
Ari Hoenig Trio 8:00 pm
Ari Hoenig Trio @ Blues Alley
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Ari Hoenig leads his trio through up-tempo, sometimes ruminative, straight-ahead takes on standards and originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
12
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 12 @ 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
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
Alex Parchment & AP Chemistry 8:00 pm
Alex Parchment & AP Chemistry @ Twins Jazz
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
Alex Parchment is comfortable shifting between both big band and small ensembles, and injects a bit of funk into everything he plays. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Chuck Redd Quartet 8:00 pm
Chuck Redd Quartet @ Blues Alley
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
Chuck Redd, a deft and lyrical vibraphonist, performs here with a combo featuring talented area musicians. He celebrates the release of his new CD Groove City. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
13
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 13 @ 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
Jun 13 @ 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.
Bob Baldwin 8:00 pm
Bob Baldwin @ Blues Alley
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth and pop jazz keyboardist Bob Baldwin performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio.
14
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
* The Azar Lawrence Experience 8:00 pm
* The Azar Lawrence Experience @ Blues Alley
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
The incendiary tenor saxophonist Azar Lawrence is principally indebted to John Coltrane, and has performed with the likes of McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis. Here he leads a straight-ahead quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 14 @ 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[...]
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet 9:00 pm
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 14 @ 9:00 pm
The son of UMD Jazz Studies prof and trumpeter John Lamkin II, hard-driving drummer and Baltimorean John R. Lamkin III plays straight-ahead in a quintet. Two separate sets at 9 pm and 11:00 p.m.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 14 @ 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[...]
15
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 15 @ 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[...]
Jordan Dixon 7:30 pm
Jordan Dixon @ Sotto
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm
UDC jazz alum Jordan Dixon leads a straight-ahead group. Two separate sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m.
* The Azar Lawrence Experience 8:00 pm
* The Azar Lawrence Experience @ Blues Alley
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
The incendiary tenor saxophonist Azar Lawrence is principally indebted to John Coltrane, and has performed with the likes of McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis. Here he leads a straight-ahead quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Proper Utensils 8:00 pm
Proper Utensils @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Go-go band Proper Utensils performs.
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet 9:00 pm
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm
The son of UMD Jazz Studies prof and trumpeter John Lamkin II, hard-driving drummer and Baltimorean John R. Lamkin III plays straight-ahead in a quintet. Two separate sets at 9 pm and 11:00 p.m.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 15 @ 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.
16
Zapp and Brick 3:00 pm
Zapp and Brick @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm
Bethesda Blues and Jazz puts together a double bill of two chart-topping 70’s funk bands for Father’s Day. Funk band Zapp and jazz/disco fusionists BRICK perform. Two separate sets at 3 and 7 p.m.
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jun 16 @ 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[...]
Nicole Saphos 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
Every Sunday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Bassist and vocalist Nicole Saphos Performs cozy originals and arrangements that comfortably blur the[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 16 @ 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
Jun 16 @ 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.
* The Azar Lawrence Experience 8:00 pm
* The Azar Lawrence Experience @ Blues Alley
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm
The incendiary tenor saxophonist Azar Lawrence is principally indebted to John Coltrane, and has performed with the likes of McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis. Here he leads a straight-ahead quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 16 @ 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.
17
* Marshall Keys & The Soulful Path 8:00 pm
* Marshall Keys & The Soulful Path @ Blues Alley
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. A fluid, graceful player, Keys drapes his aesthetic over an ensemble with gentle authority; presumably,[...]
18
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 18 @ 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
Jun 18 @ 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[...]
Gunhild Carling 8:00 pm
Gunhild Carling @ Blues Alley
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
Sweden’s “Queen of Jazz” sings and plays multiple horn and reed instruments. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
19
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
20
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 20 @ 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
Jun 20 @ 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.
* Integriti Reeves 8:00 pm
* Integriti Reeves @ Blues Alley
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Integriti Reeves is enamored with the work of classic jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. It’s Billie Holiday that Reeves emulates the most, singing ballads with a sibilant, brooding tone. Two separate[...]
* The Radiohead Jazz Project 8:00 pm
* The Radiohead Jazz Project @ Sotto
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
Bobby Muncy is a saxophonist with chops, conviction and the drive to make jazz feel fresh. He hopscotches between jazz covers of Radiohead, swinging renditions of his bandmates’ tunes, and his own skronky original compositions. Here[...]
21
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
* Wallace Roney Quintet 8:00 pm
* Wallace Roney Quintet @ Blues Alley
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
Bop trumpeter Wallace Roney was one of the few horn players lucky enough to study directly at the feet of Miles Davis; he plays with the deft attack of Miles in his peak post-bop years.[...]
Lionel Lyles Quintet 8:00 pm
Lionel Lyles Quintet @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
Lionel Lyles is usually found leading his quintet, a versatile group of musicians based out of Baltimore, Maryland and graduates of Morgan State University. They are versed in a range of styles from  straight ahead[...]
The Intruders & Shadz of Soul 8:00 pm
The Intruders & Shadz of Soul @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
R&B and pop chart toppers The Intruders perform their mix of ’70s R&B and soul.
Project Natale 9:00 pm
Project Natale @ Twins Jazz
Jun 21 @ 9:00 pm
Brothers Joe and Lou Natale (on bass and drums, respectively) play straight-ahead and Latin jazz with their quartet. It’s rounded out by a reputable cohort: tenor saxophonist Carl Cornwell and pianist Bob Butta. Two separate[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 21 @ 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[...]
22
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 22 @ 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
Jun 22 @ 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[...]
* Wallace Roney Quintet 8:00 pm
* Wallace Roney Quintet @ Blues Alley
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
Bop trumpeter Wallace Roney was one of the few horn players lucky enough to study directly at the feet of Miles Davis; he plays with the deft attack of Miles in his peak post-bop years.[...]
Chris Prince 8:00 pm
Chris Prince @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist and spoken word artist Chris Prince performs a mix of jazz, funk and neo-soul.
Project Natale 9:00 pm
Project Natale @ Twins Jazz
Jun 22 @ 9:00 pm
Brothers Joe and Lou Natale (on bass and drums, respectively) play straight-ahead and Latin jazz with their quartet. It’s rounded out by a reputable cohort: tenor saxophonist Carl Cornwell and pianist Bob Butta. Two separate[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 22 @ 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.
23
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jun 23 @ 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[...]
Julian Hipkins 6:00 pm
Julian Hipkins @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm
Every Sunday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Julian Hipkins sings with a swinging flair and jaunty, deep voice that recalls Jimmy[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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.
Jeron White 8:00 pm
Jeron White @ Twins Jazz
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Baltimore-based avant-garde bassist Jeron White leads a group. His music often oscillates between condensed chaos and mellifluous musings. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Landau Murphy Jr. 8:00 pm
Landau Murphy Jr. @ Blues Alley
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Jazz vocalist and America’s Got Talent winner Landau Murphy Jr. performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 23 @ 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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Harry Allen Quartet 8:00 pm
Harry Allen Quartet @ Blues Alley
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Harry Allen performs typical straight-ahead standards and originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 25 @ 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
Jun 25 @ 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[...]
Eric Scott 8:00 pm
Eric Scott @ Blues Alley
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm
Pop and soul bassist Eric Scott celebrates the release of his new album The Charm City Sessions. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
Robert Mwamba 8:00 pm
Robert Mwamba @ Blues Alley
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
Zambian-born guitarist Robert Mwamba blends Latin, soul, R&B, and other styles into his recipe for “jazz.” Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
The UpBeets 8:00 pm
The UpBeets @ Twins Jazz
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
The UpBeets perform a form of acoustic jazz that stands firmly in the straight-ahead tradition but bears some influence of modern mainstream sensibilities. 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
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 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.
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio.
Michael Muse 8:00 pm
Michael Muse @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Former Rare Essence frontman Michael Muse performs a mix of go-go, R&B and soul.
Nelson Garcia 8:00 pm
Nelson Garcia @ Twins Jazz
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz saxophonist Nelson Garcia performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Ozmosys 8:00 pm
Ozmosys @ Blues Alley
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Omar Hakim has been one of the most in-demand drummers of the last thirty years; just look at his ’80s discography, when he played behind massive records by both David Bowie, Weather Report and Miles[...]
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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 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.
En Vogue 8:00 pm
En Vogue @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
R&B/soul/pop vocal trio En Vogue, who scored a handful of top 10 hits in the early 1990s, performs.
Shemekia Copeland 8:00 pm
Shemekia Copeland @ Blues Alley
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
Award winning blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm
Tenaciously swinging and lyrically playful, the trumpeter Michael Thomas tends toward the Jazz Messengers’ strain of uncompromising hard-bop. His searing tone and dipping-and-diving improvisations have a lot in common with the work of Lee Morgan,[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 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[...]
En Vogue 8:00 pm
En Vogue @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
R&B/soul/pop vocal trio En Vogue, who scored a handful of top 10 hits in the early 1990s, performs.
Linda Harris 8:00 pm
Linda Harris @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Linda Harris perform standards and originals.
Shemekia Copeland 8:00 pm
Shemekia Copeland @ Blues Alley
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Award winning blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm
Tenaciously swinging and lyrically playful, the trumpeter Michael Thomas tends toward the Jazz Messengers’ strain of uncompromising hard-bop. His searing tone and dipping-and-diving improvisations have a lot in common with the work of Lee Morgan,[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 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.
A Tribute To The Music Of Motown 7:30 pm
A Tribute To The Music Of Motown @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm
A group of local musicians and vocalists, gathered by Brencore Entertainment, performs a tribute to Motown icons like The Four Tops, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight and others.
Shemekia Copeland 8:00 pm
Shemekia Copeland @ Blues Alley
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
Award winning blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 30 @ 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.