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Please note: our listings calendar for December is not yet complete due to unforeseen delays. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Michael Gude 8:00 pm
Michael Gude @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalist Michael Gude is a veteran of the DC circuit; he’s performed in clubs, bars and even inauguration balls.
Stacey Kent 8:00 pm
Stacey Kent @ Blues Alley
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm
Straight ahead vocalist Stacy Kent sings with a delicate, clean and crisp tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.  
Beekman 9:00 pm
Beekman @ Twins Jazz
Dec 1 @ 9:00 pm
The four-piece Beekman group performs non-challenging hard-bop in the late-50s Art Blakey vain. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Dec 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
Dec 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.
Keith Butler Trio 8:00 pm
Keith Butler Trio @ Twins Jazz
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm
The drummer Keith Butler, alongside his trio-mates Steve Arnold on bass and Nelson Dougherty on guitar are by now familiar faces around the DC jazz jam scene as they try to assert themselves as leaders of[...]
Stacey Kent 8:00 pm
Stacey Kent @ Blues Alley
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm
Straight ahead vocalist Stacy Kent sings with a delicate, clean and crisp tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.  
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 3 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a warm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing in the school of Jim Hall. He performs in a duo. One drink minimum, no cover.
4
Donato Soverio Duo 6:00 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 4 @ 6:00 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Veronneau “Snowtime” 8:00 pm
Veronneau “Snowtime” @ Blues Alley
Dec 4 @ 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[...]
5
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Dec 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
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
A Chaise Lounge Christmas 8:00 pm
A Chaise Lounge Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm
In Chaise Lounge’s music, bossa nova meshes with other forms of classic pop. The sextet features Marilyn Older on vocals, Charlie Barnett on guitar, Pete Ostle on bass, John Jensen on trombone, Gary Gregg on[...]
Band Brûlée 8:00 pm
Band Brûlée @ Twins Jazz
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm
Band Brûlée performs a mix of jazz and Americana.
6
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Dec 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[...]
Steve Heberman Duo at Delina’s 7:00 pm
Steve Heberman Duo at Delina’s @ Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen
Dec 6 @ 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.
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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.
* A Freddy Cole Christmas 8:00 pm
* A Freddy Cole Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Dec 6 @ 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,[...]
7
Jackie Hairston Trio featuring Marlene Ross 6:00 pm
Jackie Hairston Trio featuring Marlene Ross @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm
Local organist Jackie Hairston leads a mostly straight-ahead trio, joined by guest vocalist Marlene Ross.
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
* A Freddy Cole Christmas 8:00 pm
* A Freddy Cole Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 7 @ 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[...]
Kenny Lattimore 8:00 pm
Kenny Lattimore @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 7 @ 8:00 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 top 20 albums.
Sharón Clark 8:00 pm
Sharón Clark @ The Beacon Bar & Grill
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Sharón Clark has a powerful voice and tends to sing a combination of Great American Songbook standards and postwar pop tunes. She holds court with pianist chris Grasso in the Beacon Hotel’s dining room.
Tony Martucci 9:00 pm
Tony Martucci @ Twins Jazz
Dec 7 @ 9:00 pm
A frequent sideman and bandleader in the D.C. area, the drummer Tony Martucci plays bop with a lightly dabbed, clarion swing on the ride cymbal. Two separate sets at 9 & 11 p.m.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Steve Heberman Duo at Delina’s 7:00 pm
Steve Heberman Duo at Delina’s @ Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen
Dec 8 @ 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.
* A Freddy Cole Christmas 8:00 pm
* A Freddy Cole Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
Tony Martucci 9:00 pm
Tony Martucci @ Twins Jazz
Dec 8 @ 9:00 pm
A frequent sideman and bandleader in the D.C. area, the drummer Tony Martucci plays bop with a lightly dabbed, clarion swing on the ride cymbal. Two separate sets at 9 & 11 p.m.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Regina Belle 1:00 pm
Regina Belle @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm
The vocalist Regina Belle weaves strands of gospel, R&B and jazz into her performances. Here she brings a program of holiday hits. Two separate shows at 1 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Dec 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,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 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.
* A Freddy Cole Christmas 8:00 pm
* A Freddy Cole Christmas @ Blues Alley
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm
The singer and pianist Freddy Cole shows plenty of similarities to his brother – the world-famous singer and pianist Nat King Cole – but his croonerism is laden with a bluesier, more roughshod texture. While[...]
Jeff Cosgrove Quartet 8:00 pm
Jeff Cosgrove Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm
While the drummer Jeff Cosgrove can be found in all kinds of settings in the DMV jazz arena, his current project favors a sound like Eric Dolphy at his most expansive (and expressive). Two separate[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 10 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a warm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing in the school of Jim Hall. He performs in a duo. One drink minimum, no cover.
* The National Cathedral Band “Celebrate Christmas” 7:30 pm
* The National Cathedral Band “Celebrate Christmas” @ Blues Alley
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm
The National Cathedral jazz band features some of the area’s top players like the chameleon bassist Michael Bowie, the chromatic trombonist Reginald Cyntje and the playful vocalist Lena Seikaly. Directed by the saxophonist Marshall Keys and[...]
11
Donato Soverio Duo 6:00 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 11 @ 6:00 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra “Ellington’s Nutcracker” 8:00 pm
Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra “Ellington’s Nutcracker” @ Blues Alley
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm
Eric Felten’s jazz orchestra is one of the pre-eminent proponents of classic big band jazz in the Washington, DC metro area. In their annual holiday tradition, they recreate Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s lush, imaginative[...]
12
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Dec 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
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra “Ellington’s Nutcracker” 8:00 pm
Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra “Ellington’s Nutcracker” @ Blues Alley
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm
Eric Felten’s jazz orchestra is one of the pre-eminent proponents of classic big band jazz in the Washington, DC metro area. In their annual holiday tradition, they recreate Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s lush, imaginative[...]
Sea-Change 8:00 pm
Sea-Change @ Twins Jazz
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm
The bassist Steve Arnold is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable faces and in-demand sidemen on the DC jazz scene. His group Sea-Change blends elements and melodies of folk and rock music into wider-sweeping,[...]
13
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Dec 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
Dec 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.
Charmaine Michelle 8:00 pm
Charmaine Michelle @ Twins Jazz
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm
The 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.
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio.
Spur of the Moment “Soul of the Holidays” 8:00 pm
Spur of the Moment “Soul of the Holidays” @ Blues Alley
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm
Iconic DMV-based soul and R&B band Spur of the Moment performs a program of holiday hits and favorites. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
14
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 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[...]
Sharón Clark 8:00 pm
Sharón Clark @ The Beacon Bar & Grill
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Sharón Clark has a powerful voice and tends to sing a combination of Great American Songbook standards and postwar pop tunes. She holds court with pianist chris Grasso in the Beacon Hotel’s dining room.
Skip Priutt & Friends 8:00 pm
Skip Priutt & Friends @ Blues Alley
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm
The smooth jazz saxophonist Skip Priutt performs a program of holiday hits. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Timmy Shepard 9:00 pm
Timmy Shepard @ Twins Jazz
Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm
The singer-songwriter Timmy Shepard performs. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Steve Heberman Duo at Delina’s 7:00 pm
Steve Heberman Duo at Delina’s @ Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen
Dec 15 @ 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.
* Alison Crockett 8:00 pm
* Alison Crockett @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Dec 15 @ 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: Allison Crockett blends neo-soul; new-school, uptown jazz; and city blues into something that’s logically[...]
Chelsey Green and The Green Project 8:00 pm
Chelsey Green and The Green Project @ Blues Alley
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
The versatile violinist and producer Chelsey Green’s music ranges from R&B offshoots to straight-ahead to smooth jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
The Hamiltones 8:00 pm
The Hamiltones @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Hamiltones, the vocal trio often found backing R&B star Anthony Hamilton, testify bright and joyously with their tight harmonies.
Timmy Shepard 9:00 pm
Timmy Shepard @ Twins Jazz
Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm
The singer-songwriter Timmy Shepard performs. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Dec 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.
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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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Dec 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,[...]
Gerald and Selina Albright 7:00 pm
Gerald and Selina Albright @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm
Gerald Albright is a saxophonist who runs the gamut between soul jazz, R&B and smooth jazz. He is joined by daughter his soul-singing daughter Selina.
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 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.
* Brad Linde’s “Dix Out X-Mas” 8:00 pm
* Brad Linde’s “Dix Out X-Mas” @ Twins Jazz
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm
The irrepressible D.C.-based saxophonist and educator Brad Linde leads a small-combo through avant-garde re-imaginings of Christmas classics. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Seek and Find Project 8:00 pm
Seek and Find Project @ Blues Alley
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm
The a capella gospel group Seek and Find Project perform more spiritual Christmas classics. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 17 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a warm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing in the school of Jim Hall. He performs in a duo. One drink minimum, no cover.
Dave Detwiler & The White House Band 8:00 pm
Dave Detwiler & The White House Band @ Blues Alley
Dec 17 @ 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 lea the group through some holiday jazz repertoire. Two separate sets at 8[...]
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Donato Soverio Duo 6:00 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Dec 18 @ 6:00 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Benjie Porecki 8:00 pm
Benjie Porecki @ Blues Alley
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
Keyboardist Benjie Porecki leads a small group. Porecki has outward-bound, tonal inclinations, but he can also loosen his belt for some serviceable swinging jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Elijah Cole 6:00 pm
Elijah Cole @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm
At just 16, Elijah Cole already had a distinctive sound on the guitar—bright and clear, not unlike Grant Green’s. He continues to develop that tone and distinction on the scene now.
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Dec 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
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
Lorree Slye-Montgomery 8:00 pm
Lorree Slye-Montgomery @ Blues Alley
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm
The soprano vocalist Lorree Slye-Montgomery performs two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Rick Alberico 8:00 pm
Rick Alberico @ Twins Jazz
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Rick Alberico plays straight-ahead jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
20
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Dec 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
Dec 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.
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam @ Blues Alley
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Marcus Johnson makes highly danceable smooth jazz, with strong inflections of funk. He frequently indulges in pop covers, and is arguably the city’s best-known smooth jazz musician. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
21
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam @ Blues Alley
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Marcus Johnson makes highly danceable smooth jazz, with strong inflections of funk. He frequently indulges in pop covers, and is arguably the city’s best-known smooth jazz musician. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Rob Patrick 8:00 pm
Rob Patrick @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Rob Patrick performs standards.
Sharón Clark 8:00 pm
Sharón Clark @ The Beacon Bar & Grill
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Sharón Clark has a powerful voice and tends to sing a combination of Great American Songbook standards and postwar pop tunes. She holds court with pianist chris Grasso in the Beacon Hotel’s dining room.
* Salim Washington 9:00 pm
* Salim Washington @ Twins Jazz
Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm
Salim Washington is a consummate saxophonist, flautist and oboist who blends a range of music from the African Diaspora in his Harlem Arts Ensemble – from ’70s funk to avant-garde jazz. It’s a captivating mix.[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Dec 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[...]
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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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Steve Heberman Duo at Delina’s 7:00 pm
Steve Heberman Duo at Delina’s @ Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen
Dec 22 @ 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.
* Lena Seikaly 8:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Dec 22 @ 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 precocious young vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead[...]
Maija Rejman 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman is a veteran local straight-ahead singer and frequent favorite of Mr. Henry’s.
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam @ Blues Alley
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Marcus Johnson makes highly danceable smooth jazz, with strong inflections of funk. He frequently indulges in pop covers, and is arguably the city’s best-known smooth jazz musician. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
* Salim Washington 9:00 pm
* Salim Washington @ Twins Jazz
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm
Salim Washington is a consummate saxophonist, flautist and oboist who blends a range of music from the African Diaspora in his Harlem Arts Ensemble – from ’70s funk to avant-garde jazz. It’s a captivating mix.[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Dec 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.
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Kirk Whalum feat. Sheila E.: Gospel According to Jazz Christmas 3:00 pm
Kirk Whalum feat. Sheila E.: Gospel According to Jazz Christmas @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm
Kevin Whalum is a soul vocalist with a smooth, tenor croon. He’s the brother of well-known jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum. He performs a special gospel and jazz entwined program of holiday favorites with the powerhouse,[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Dec 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
Dec 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.
Asher Bros Quartet 8:00 pm
Asher Bros Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 23 @ 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[...]
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson’s Holiday Jam @ Blues Alley
Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Marcus Johnson makes highly danceable smooth jazz, with strong inflections of funk. He frequently indulges in pop covers, and is arguably the city’s best-known smooth jazz musician. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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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* 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, the guitarist Rodney Richardson.
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Dec 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
Dec 26 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
Caesar Ulsano 8:00 pm
Caesar Ulsano @ Twins Jazz
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm
The trumpeter Caesar Ulsano performs a variety of easy listening jazz, from cocktail standards to bossa nova. 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
Dec 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
Dec 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.
* Brad Linde’s Team Players: Four 8:00 pm
* Brad Linde’s Team Players: Four @ Twins Jazz
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm
The enterprising area saxophonist Brad Linde, whose conscientious and beam-like sound descends cleanly from his cool jazz idols, is always introducing new ensembles and new ideas.  His Team Players groups sets the rhythm, motion and[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 27 @ 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
Dec 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
Dec 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.
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
Sharón Clark 8:00 pm
Sharón Clark @ The Beacon Bar & Grill
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Sharón Clark has a powerful voice and tends to sing a combination of Great American Songbook standards and postwar pop tunes. She holds court with pianist chris Grasso in the Beacon Hotel’s dining room.
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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[...]
Candice Bostwick 6:00 pm
Candice Bostwick @ Mr. Henry's
Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm
Candice Bostwick sings straight ahead and is backed by a small combo.
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Dec 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[...]
Steve Heberman Duo at Delina’s 7:00 pm
Steve Heberman Duo at Delina’s @ Delina Eritrean Urban Kitchen
Dec 29 @ 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.
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
Bonnie Harris 8:00 pm
Bonnie Harris @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Dec 29 @ 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 veteran DC-area vocalist Bonnie Harris performs.
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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
Dec 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.
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut Trio @ Blues Alley
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Dec 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.
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* New Years Eve with the Cyrus Chestnut Trio (feat. Inegriti Reeves) 6:30 pm
* New Years Eve with the Cyrus Chestnut Trio (feat. Inegriti Reeves) @ Blues Alley
Dec 31 @ 6:30 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is a piano player who’s got it all down pat: the stride piano of the ’20s and ’30s, the bebop acrobatics of Bud Powell’s generation and the heady groove of modern jazz. The[...]
Eugenie Jones 9:00 pm
Eugenie Jones @ Twins Jazz
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
Eugenie Jones sings soul and straight-ahead. She anchors the Twins New Years’ Eve celebrations.
New Years’ with E.U. 9:00 pm
New Years’ with E.U. @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
Legendary go-go band E.U. (Experience Unlimited), famous for their 80s hits “Da Butt” and collaborations with filmmaker Spike Lee, raise roofs and make booties shake for New Years’ at Bethesda Blues & Jazz.