DC Jazz Calendar

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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
* Joey DeFrancesco 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco @ Blues Alley
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
Dial 251 8:00 pm
Dial 251 @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm
Dial 251 is a funk- and pop-infused sextet, featuring Bryan McEntire on tenor saxophone, Charles Whalen on trumpet, Mark Johnson on guitar, Russ Rodgers on bass and Greg Reaves on drums. Two separate sets at[...]
Spyro Gyra 8:00 pm
Spyro Gyra @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm
Jazz fusionists Spyro Gyra were among the first of the second major wave of fusion acts to incorporate elements of pop music like R&B and radio-ready funk. They get part of the credit, or the[...]
* Kenny Rittenhouse 9:00 pm
* Kenny Rittenhouse @ Twins Jazz
Mar 1 @ 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
Mar 1 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
2
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
* Joey DeFrancesco 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco @ Blues Alley
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
Batida Diferente 8:00 pm
Batida Diferente @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Batida Diferente are a quartet that blend the tranquil sounds of traditional Brazilian music in reworkings of timeless jazz standards and other covers. The lead vocals, Kim Scudera sings with a bluesy folk-like tone that[...]
* Kenny Rittenhouse 9:00 pm
* Kenny Rittenhouse @ Twins Jazz
Mar 2 @ 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
Mar 2 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
3
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.
* Joey DeFrancesco 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco @ Blues Alley
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
Keith Butler Trio 8:00 pm
Keith Butler Trio @ Twins Jazz
Mar 3 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 3 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
4
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Mar 4 @ 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.
PJ Morgan 8:00 pm
PJ Morgan @ Blues Alley
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm
PJ Morgan is a jazz educator and keyboardist/organist who plays smooth jazz with 90s slow jam vibes. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
5
Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Mar 5 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Donato Soverio has worked as performer, arranger, and composer around the DC area for twenty years. He performs in a duo with a rotating cast of area musicians. No cover, one drink minimum.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet 8:00 pm
* The John Lamkin ‘Favorites’ Quintet @ Blues Alley
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm
UMD Jazz Studies professor John Lamkin leads a quintet that covers the golden age of straight-ahead, acoustic jazz. Made up of fellow jazz musicians from the Baltimore area, the group curates a set of both[...]
6
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
* Carol Morgan 8:00 pm
* Carol Morgan @ Twins Jazz
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm
The deft and interrogative trumpeter Carol Morgan, a Juilliard graduate, performs in a range of settings, including her own organ trio and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
* Lena Seikaly 8:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly @ Blues Alley
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm
The precocious young vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead originals with a confident and playful demeanor.
7
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
Liv Warfield 8:00 pm
Liv Warfield @ Blues Alley
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm
Liv Warfield, along with her friends Judith Hill and Shelby, were three of Prince’s closest pupils before the genre-bending music legend died suddenly in 2016. She performs her own music, indebted do but not derivative[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio.
8
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
* The Bad Plus 8:00 pm
* The Bad Plus @ Blues Alley
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm
The Bad Plus –  Reid Anderson on bass , Dave King on drums and Orrin Evans on piano– improvises on acoustic instruments with a captivating stridency. Whether that makes them a jazz band, per se, is[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Kevin Cordt used to play at Mr. Henry’s 10 years ago, before the Capitol Hill bar and grill stopped hosting jazz. Now the music is back on, and Cordt’s straight-ahead quartet is back. The[...]
Beekman 9:00 pm
Beekman @ Twins Jazz
Mar 8 @ 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.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Mar 8 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
9
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
* The Bad Plus 8:00 pm
* The Bad Plus @ Blues Alley
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Bad Plus –  Reid Anderson on bass , Dave King on drums and Orrin Evans on piano– improvises on acoustic instruments with a captivating stridency. Whether that makes them a jazz band, per se, is[...]
Maija Rejman 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman is a veteran local straight-ahead singer and frequent favorite of Mr. Henry’s.
Syleena Johnson 8:00 pm
Syleena Johnson @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm
Syleena Johnson is a contemporary soul vocalist.
Beekman 9:00 pm
Beekman @ Twins Jazz
Mar 9 @ 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
Mar 9 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
10
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.
* The Bad Plus 8:00 pm
* The Bad Plus @ Blues Alley
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm
The Bad Plus –  Reid Anderson on bass , Dave King on drums and Orrin Evans on piano– improvises on acoustic instruments with a captivating stridency. Whether that makes them a jazz band, per se, is[...]
Rick Alberico 8:00 pm
Rick Alberico @ Twins Jazz
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Rick Alberico plays straight-ahead jazz. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 10 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
11
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Mar 11 @ 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.
Cloudburst & Capital City Voices 8:00 pm
Cloudburst & Capital City Voices @ Blues Alley
Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm
Cloudburst, Pop-adjacent vocal jazz group performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
12
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Mar 12 @ 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.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
Gopal, Gunn and Gleason 8:30 pm
Gopal, Gunn and Gleason @ Blues Alley
Mar 12 @ 8:30 pm
The drummer Sriram Gopal, the stalwart trombonist Shannon Gunn, and guitarist Garrett Gleason  perform material from across the pop and rock world but with each musician’s strong jazz eccentricities. Two separate sets at 8 and 10[...]
13
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
* Samuel Prather & Groove Orchestra Album Release Concert 8:00 pm
* Samuel Prather & Groove Orchestra Album Release Concert @ Blues Alley
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm
With his Groove Orchestra, usually consisting of about nine members, the multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Sam Prather collides the sounds of Donny Hathaway and Herbie Hancock and J Dilla; the band spreads beats like peanut[...]
14
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
* Eddie Palmieri 8:00 pm
* Eddie Palmieri @ Blues Alley
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm
Eddie Palmieri is not only one of the most celebrated Latin jazz pianists of the last several decades; he’s one of the most accomplished masters ivory key in any style. A stalwart of salsa and[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Mar 14 @ 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,[...]
15
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
* Eddie Palmieri 8:00 pm
* Eddie Palmieri @ Blues Alley
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm
Eddie Palmieri is not only one of the most celebrated Latin jazz pianists of the last several decades; he’s one of the most accomplished masters ivory key in any style. A stalwart of salsa and[...]
Abbey Road Jazz Ensemble 8:00 pm
Abbey Road Jazz Ensemble @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Abbey Road Jazz Ensemble arranges Beatles songs into popular jazz standards forms from bossa-nova to more straight-ahead, Ella Fitzgerald fair.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Mar 15 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
16
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Julia Nixon 6:15 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 16 @ 6:15 pm
A veteran of musical theater (notably, she played the lead in the original Broadway presentation of Dreamgirls), Julian Nixon incorporates jazz standards and originals into her own personal brand of R&B. Two separate sets at[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
* Eddie Palmieri 8:00 pm
* Eddie Palmieri @ Blues Alley
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm
Eddie Palmieri is not only one of the most celebrated Latin jazz pianists of the last several decades; he’s one of the most accomplished masters ivory key in any style. A stalwart of salsa and[...]
* Herb Scott 8:00 pm
* Herb Scott @ Sotto
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm
Herb Scott is a young, soulful powerhouse on alto saxophone. As a bandleader, his style often veers into the over-sweetened terrain of smooth jazz, but no matter what he plays, his fleetness and conviction are[...]
***SOLD OUT Eddie Palmieri 8:00 pm
***SOLD OUT Eddie Palmieri @ Blues Alley
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm
**Please note, the 8 p.m. set for Saturday, March 16 is sold out. Eddie Palmieri is not only one of the most celebrated Latin jazz pianists of the last several decades; he’s one of the[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Mar 16 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
17
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.
* Eddie Palmieri 8:00 pm
* Eddie Palmieri @ Blues Alley
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm
Eddie Palmieri is not only one of the most celebrated Latin jazz pianists of the last several decades; he’s one of the most accomplished masters ivory key in any style. A stalwart of salsa and[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 17 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
18
Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Mar 18 @ 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.
* Carr – Keys Quintet 8:00 pm
* Carr – Keys Quintet @ Blues Alley
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He joins forces with longtime saxophonist and educator Paul Carr to co-leads straight-ahead group. Two[...]
19
Donato Soverio Duo 6:45 pm
Donato Soverio Duo @ Tabard Inn
Mar 19 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Donato Soverio has worked as performer, arranger, and composer around the DC area for twenty years. He performs in a duo with a rotating cast of area musicians. No cover, one drink minimum.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 19 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
Atom String Quartet 8:00 pm
Atom String Quartet @ Blues Alley
Mar 19 @ 8:00 pm
The Atom String Quartet is the premiere Polish string jazz quartet. The group performs originals as well as American and Polish jazz standards with the melodic sense of European pastoral art music. Two separate sets at[...]
20
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
Jacie Lee 8:00 pm
Jacie Lee @ Twins Jazz
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm
The vocalist Jacie Lee performs a mix of Smooth jazz and neo-soul but is committed to neither; she’s still seeking her sound. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Spencer Day 8:00 pm
Spencer Day @ Blues Alley
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Spencer Day emulates the pop-jazz, Vegas cabaret jazz singers like Michael Bublé and the singers that gave rise to him. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
21
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
* Kevin Eubanks 8:00 pm
* Kevin Eubanks @ Blues Alley
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm
You probably know Kevin Eubanks from his stint as musical director on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, but before that he was as a young jazz guitarist making ripples on the New York City scene in[...]
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio.
22
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist and pianist Aaron Myers tugs jazz standards down into cozy, soul-warming territory. He also writes his own tunes, often with a heavy blues influence.
Ameya Taylor: Aretha Franklin Tribute 8:00 pm
Ameya Taylor: Aretha Franklin Tribute @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm
Contemporary soul and R&B vocalist Ameya Taylor leads a tribute to Aretha Franklin at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club.
Ricky Ford Quartet 9:00 pm
Ricky Ford Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Mar 22 @ 9:00 pm
Straight-ahead saxophonist Ricky Ford brings the full-bodied yet still floating tonality of Benny Golson crossed with Wayne Shorter’s more -out-there-bop moments. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Mar 22 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
23
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
Renee Tannenbaum 8:00 pm
Renee Tannenbaum @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Renee Tannenbaum sings straight-ahead jazz.
Ricky Ford Quartet 9:00 pm
Ricky Ford Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Mar 23 @ 9:00 pm
Straight-ahead saxophonist Ricky Ford brings the full-bodied yet still floating tonality of Benny Golson crossed with Wayne Shorter’s more -out-there-bop moments. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Mar 23 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.
Joe Vetter Quartet 8:00 pm
Joe Vetter Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Joe Vetter leads a straight-ahead jazz quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 24 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Mar 25 @ 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.
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra featuring Jihye Lee (WWJF) 8:00 pm
* Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra featuring Jihye Lee (WWJF) @ Blues Alley
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm
The 17-piece Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra commanded the Caverns every Monday night with a repertoire ranging from Count Basie to Coltrane to band members’ originals. Some truly excellent soloists strengthen the big band’s arrangements. The[...]
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Steve Herberman Duo 6:45 pm
Steve Herberman Duo @ Tabard Inn
Mar 26 @ 6:45 pm
Seven-string guitarist Steve Heberman favors a interplay of melodic and harmonic riffing not unlike Jim Hall. He performs in a duo with either a guitarist or vocalist at the Tabard Inn.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Avishai Cohen Quartet 8:00 pm
* Avishai Cohen Quartet @ Blues Alley
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Avishai Cohen (unrelated to the bassist) comes from a kind of small dynasty of Israeli jazz musicians – his younger sister is the prolific clarinetist Anat Cohen. He’s been on the scene since the[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
* Daymé Arocena 8:00 pm
* Daymé Arocena @ Blues Alley
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm
Afro-Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena wields the same kind of earthy, infectiously joyful energy as D.C.’s own Akua Alrich. Her performances can range from classic rumba, salsa-influenced numbers to more slow burning, subdued musical storytelling. Two separate[...]
Danny Green Trio 8:00 pm
Danny Green Trio @ Twins Jazz
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Danny Green leads a trio through traditional Bill Evans Trio-derivative, straight-ahead fair. 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
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
Anansi Trio 8:00 pm
Anansi Trio @ Twins Jazz
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Anansi Trio plays straight-ahead with occasional Afro-Cuban or Indian flare. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Lee Ritenour 8:00 pm
Lee Ritenour @ Blues Alley
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Lee Ritenour started in jazz at age 17 playing with the likes of Tony Bennett and Lena Horne. Over the ensuing five decades his tone has boiled down into something sticky and syrupy, highly influenced[...]
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Cheyney Thomas 6:00 pm
Cheyney Thomas @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm
Cheyney Thomas has been lending his steady hand on the upright bass to some of D.C.’s most prominent straight-ahead cats for decades now. He swings steadily but surely and leads his own straight-ahead group. Two[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
Lee Ritenour 8:00 pm
Lee Ritenour @ Blues Alley
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Lee Ritenour started in jazz at age 17 playing with the likes of Tony Bennett and Lena Horne. Over the ensuing five decades his tone has boiled down into something sticky and syrupy, highly influenced[...]
Rhythmic Accents 8:00 pm
Rhythmic Accents @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Bill Washburn leads a rocking, rhythmic group.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 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[...]
Cheyney Thomas 6:00 pm
Cheyney Thomas @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm
Cheyney Thomas has been lending his steady hand on the upright bass to some of D.C.’s most prominent straight-ahead cats for decades now. He swings steadily but surely and leads his own straight-ahead group. Two[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Mar 30 @ 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[...]
Charlie Fulks 8:00 pm
Charlie Fulks @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm
Charlie Fulks, a veteran part-time jazz singer, performs standards with a truncated tone.
Lee Ritenour 8:00 pm
Lee Ritenour @ Blues Alley
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Lee Ritenour started in jazz at age 17 playing with the likes of Tony Bennett and Lena Horne. Over the ensuing five decades his tone has boiled down into something sticky and syrupy, highly influenced[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Mar 30 @ 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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The Emotions 3:00 pm
The Emotions @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm
The Emotions emerged out of Chicago in the girl-group boom of the early-1960s. While not as big a name as the Ronettes or the Crystals or the Phil Spector proteges, the group’s work has been[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 31 @ 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
Mar 31 @ 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
Mar 31 @ 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
Mar 31 @ 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.
Lee Ritenour 8:00 pm
Lee Ritenour @ Blues Alley
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Lee Ritenour started in jazz at age 17 playing with the likes of Tony Bennett and Lena Horne. Over the ensuing five decades his tone has boiled down into something sticky and syrupy, highly influenced[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Mar 31 @ 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.