DC Jazz Calendar

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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Aug 1 @ 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[...]
Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ Blues Alley
Aug 1 @ 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.
MGB Power Trio 8:00 pm
MGB Power Trio @ Twins Jazz
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm
The MGB Power Trio perform a mix of standards and originals inspired by hard-swinging bop from the likes of Art Blakey and Charles Mingus. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
2
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 2 @ 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[...]
Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ Blues Alley
Aug 2 @ 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.
Syleena Johnson 8:00 pm
Syleena Johnson @ DC City Winery
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm
Syleena Johnson is a contemporary soul vocalist.
The Bar-Kays and One Way 8:00 pm
The Bar-Kays and One Way @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm
Two legends of the ’70s R&B charts, funk bands the Bar-Kays and One Way, share the stage for one night at Bethesda’s Blues & Jazz Supper Club.
* Thad Wilson 9:00 pm
* Thad Wilson @ Twins Jazz
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 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[...]
3
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Aug 3 @ 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[...]
Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ Blues Alley
Aug 3 @ 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.
Renee Georges 8:00 pm
Renee Georges @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm
The straight-ahead vocalist Renee Collins-Georges also creates children’s songs.
* Thad Wilson 9:00 pm
* Thad Wilson @ Twins Jazz
Aug 3 @ 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.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Aug 3 @ 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.
4
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Aug 4 @ 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,[...]
James “Jas.” Funk Birthday Celebration 7:00 pm
James “Jas.” Funk Birthday Celebration @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm
James “Jas.” Funk leads Proper Untensils, one of the oldest go-go bands in D.C. that still preserve the music’s sound from the original wave spearheaded by Chuck Brown. He celebrates his birthday.
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm
Bassist Victor Dvoskin, who was once hailed by critics in Russia as the top jazz bassist of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant.[...]
Marcus Johnson 8:00 pm
Marcus Johnson @ Blues Alley
Aug 4 @ 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.
* The Radiohead Jazz Project 9:00 pm
* The Radiohead Jazz Project @ Twins Jazz
Aug 4 @ 9:00 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Aug 4 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
5
* Shannon Gunn 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn @ Blues Alley
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist Shannon Gunn is an imaginative musician and frequent bandleader at venues across D.C. She can be found on Tuesdays at Columbia Station, reworking bop classics in an organ-trio format and at other times leading[...]
6
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 6 @ 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[...]
Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby 8:00 pm
Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby @ Blues Alley
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm
Go-go band Sirius Company performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
7
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
Jackiem Joyner 8:00 pm
Jackiem Joyner @ Blues Alley
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner leads a smooth jazz group. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Lara Driscoll Trio 8:00 pm
Lara Driscoll Trio @ Twins Jazz
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Lara Driscoll’s compositions blend the angular, shimmering harmonic sense of contemporary jazz with a sense of melody strongly rooted in the straight-ahead tradition. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Aug 7 @ 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.
8
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Aug 8 @ 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[...]
The Izmirlian Quintet 8:00 pm
The Izmirlian Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist and composer Greg Izmirlian leads his straight-ahead quintet through standards and originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
9
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 9 @ 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[...]
Melba Moore 8:00 pm
Melba Moore @ Blues Alley
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
* Reginald Cyntje 9:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Twins Jazz
Aug 9 @ 9:00 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 debuts a new song cycle called “Magnetism” over[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Aug 9 @ 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[...]
10
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Aug 10 @ 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[...]
Jamison Ross & Carol Riddick 8:00 pm
Jamison Ross & Carol Riddick @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm
Soul is at the heart of the jazz tradition and Jamison Ross has plenty of it. Originally from Florida where he helped bring his high school band to New York to win Lincoln Center’s Essentially[...]
Melba Moore 8:00 pm
Melba Moore @ Blues Alley
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
The Eddie Anderson Project 8:00 pm
The Eddie Anderson Project @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm
The Eddie Anderson Project performs straight-ahead jazz with fusion and funk undertones.
* Reginald Cyntje 9:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Twins Jazz
Aug 10 @ 9:00 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 debuts a new song cycle called “Magnetism” over[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Aug 10 @ 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.
11
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise 6:00 pm
J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm
Gospel star J.J. Hairston leads Youthful Praise through gospel and worship numbers.
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Aug 11 @ 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
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm
Bassist Victor Dvoskin, who was once hailed by critics in Russia as the top jazz bassist of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant.[...]
* The New World 8:00 pm
* The New World @ Twins Jazz
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm
As a unit, The New World, a group of young mainstays of the D.C. scene, has developed a vision of jazz it calls “fiction music.” It’s a group dedicated to long, sweeping original compositions, and[...]
Melba Moore 8:00 pm
Melba Moore @ Blues Alley
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm
Melba Moore’s career in the music industry started with her role in the musical Hair, and continued with Top 10 hits throughout the 80s. She sings R&B and soul. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Aug 11 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
12
* Imani-Grace Cooper 8:00 pm
* Imani-Grace Cooper @ Blues Alley
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm
Imani-Grace Cooper, a former soloist in the Howard University a capella group Afro Blue, has an enchanting vocal approach. She’s a singer on the rise. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
13
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 13 @ 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[...]
Traci Braxton 8:00 pm
Traci Braxton @ Blues Alley
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Traci Praxton performs R&B. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
14
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
Cimarrón 8:00 pm
Cimarrón @ Twins Jazz
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
Columbia-based group Cimarrón performs a style of traditional music called joropo, which draws on African, European and Native South American influences. Two separate sets and 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Aug 14 @ 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.
Sara Gazarek 8:00 pm
Sara Gazarek @ Blues Alley
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
Jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek won recognition from DownBeat as “Best Collegiate Vocalist” back in 2003. She performs standards, originals and pop covers with a little swing and a clean tone. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
15
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Aug 15 @ 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[...]
* Freddy Cole Quintet 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole Quintet @ Blues Alley
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm
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 his[...]
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* Akua Allrich 8:00 pm
* Akua Allrich @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba are two strong influences that bubble up in Akua Allrich’s scorching, muscular music: An effervescent singer, she wields a sort of earthbound optimism.
* Freddy Cole Quintet 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole Quintet @ Blues Alley
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
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 his[...]
Rahsaan Patterson 8:00 pm
Rahsaan Patterson @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Rahsaan Patterson performs an urban adult mix of R&B and soul.
* Kenny Rittenhouse 9:00 pm
* Kenny Rittenhouse @ Twins Jazz
Aug 16 @ 9:00 pm
Kenny Rittenhouse has led ensembles of various sizes around the DC-Maryland area for two decades, and is a member of many others (including the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra). Rittenhouse specializes hard-bop a la Art Blakey[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Aug 16 @ 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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Julia Nixon 6:15 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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[...]
* Freddy Cole Quintet 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole Quintet @ Blues Alley
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm
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 his[...]
Rahsaan Patterson 8:00 pm
Rahsaan Patterson @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Rahsaan Patterson performs an urban adult mix of R&B and soul.
* Kenny Rittenhouse 9:00 pm
* Kenny Rittenhouse @ Twins Jazz
Aug 17 @ 9:00 pm
Kenny Rittenhouse has led ensembles of various sizes around the DC-Maryland area for two decades, and is a member of many others (including the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra). Rittenhouse specializes hard-bop a la Art Blakey[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Aug 17 @ 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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DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Aug 18 @ 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
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm
Bassist Victor Dvoskin, who was once hailed by critics in Russia as the top jazz bassist of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant.[...]
* Freddy Cole Quintet 8:00 pm
* Freddy Cole Quintet @ Blues Alley
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
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 his[...]
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Aug 18 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
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Paul Bailey 8:00 pm
Paul Bailey @ Blues Alley
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Paul Bailey came up through the ranks of DC’s jazz youth orchestras and now leads his own groups through standards and straight-ahead originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
20
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 20 @ 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[...]
PatriceLIVE 8:00 pm
PatriceLIVE @ Blues Alley
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm
Singer PatriceLIVE performs a mix of soul and R&B. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
Lindsey Webster 8:00 pm
Lindsey Webster @ Blues Alley
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Lindsey Webster performs a mix of jazz, soul and pop. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Aug 21 @ 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.
22
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Aug 22 @ 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[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut @ Blues Alley
Aug 22 @ 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[...]
Lyfe Jennings 8:00 pm
Lyfe Jennings @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm
Soul singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings has produced albums and songs that have hit the top of the Billboard pop and R&B charts.
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* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 23 @ 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 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut @ Blues Alley
Aug 23 @ 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[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Aug 23 @ 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[...]
24
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Aug 24 @ 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[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut @ Blues Alley
Aug 24 @ 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[...]
* Sweet Honey in the Rock 8:00 pm
* Sweet Honey in the Rock @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm
Sweet Honey in the Rock, founded in Washington, D.C. back in 1973, is one of the iconic African-American a capella ensembles. The all-female group performs a social justice-charged form of vocal music with deep roots[...]
Renee Tannenbaum 8:00 pm
Renee Tannenbaum @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Renee Tannenbaum sings straight-ahead jazz.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Aug 24 @ 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.
25
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Aug 25 @ 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
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm
Bassist Victor Dvoskin, who was once hailed by critics in Russia as the top jazz bassist of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant.[...]
* Cyrus Chestnut 8:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut @ Blues Alley
Aug 25 @ 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[...]
Manacá Brazilian Trio 8:00 pm
Manacá Brazilian Trio @ Twins Jazz
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Manacá Brazilian Trio performs vocal and instrumental sambas, bossa nova and Brazilian jazz hits and originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Aug 25 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
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* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 27 @ 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[...]
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Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Aug 28 @ 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.
29
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Aug 29 @ 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[...]
Chris Thomas King 8:00 pm
Chris Thomas King @ Blues Alley
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Thomas King aims to revitalize the shrinking realm of Southern, true-to-form blues music with infusions of hip-hop and other contemporary ideas. He draws on lessons learned in his hometown of New[...]
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Chris Thomas King 8:00 pm
Chris Thomas King @ Blues Alley
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Thomas King aims to revitalize the shrinking realm of Southern, true-to-form blues music with infusions of hip-hop and other contemporary ideas. He draws on lessons learned in his hometown of New[...]
Lionel Lyles Quintet 8:00 pm
Lionel Lyles Quintet @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 30 @ 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[...]
Alex Parchment & AP Chemistry 9:00 pm
Alex Parchment & AP Chemistry @ Twins Jazz
Aug 30 @ 9:00 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.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Aug 30 @ 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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George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Aug 31 @ 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[...]
Chris Thomas King 8:00 pm
Chris Thomas King @ Blues Alley
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Thomas King aims to revitalize the shrinking realm of Southern, true-to-form blues music with infusions of hip-hop and other contemporary ideas. He draws on lessons learned in his hometown of New[...]
Lanah Koelle 8:00 pm
Lanah Koelle @ Mr. Henry's
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Lanah Koelle performs.
Alex Parchment & AP Chemistry 9:00 pm
Alex Parchment & AP Chemistry @ Twins Jazz
Aug 31 @ 9:00 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.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Aug 31 @ 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.