DC Jazz Calendar

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our live events listings calendar has been on hiatus since March 2020, instead featuring virtual gigs only.

Our live show calendar will return on June 11, when venues in the city reopen at full capacity.

Please get in contact with listings editor Jackson Sinnenberg to submit a listing.

Guide to the calendar:
* = CB Pick
** = CapitalBop Show
v v categories are neighborhoods
v v tags sort by free events, venues with food, CapitalBop shows, and more
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* Brian Settles Trio 6:00 pm
* Brian Settles Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Brian Settles can be found just about anywhere there’s jazz being played in D.C., comfortable at shaping the expansive vision of composers like Steve Arnold, leading the charged, Afro-Caribbean anthems of Reginald Cyntje[...]
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Joe Brotheron Trio 6:00 pm
Joe Brotheron Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). His horn’s sound wouldn’t be out of place in the first chair of a latin[...]
Satin Doll Trio 7:00 pm
Satin Doll Trio @ LaPortas
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm
The Satin Doll Trio – vocalist Patrice Ferris, guitarist Ken Kilpatrick and bassist Fred Ferris – perform an intimate, cozy style of cocktail lounge and supper club jazz. The group performs every Fridayt at LaPorta’s[...]
Maija Rejman 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm
Maija Rejman is a veteran local straight-ahead singer and frequent favorite of Mr. Henry’s. She is such a favorite that she is kicking-off Mr. Henry’s programming as D.C. lockdown measure finally lift.
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Dave Manley Trio 6:00 pm
Dave Manley Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm
Guitarist Dave Manley, who navigates the fretboard with the flair and flow of Carlos Santana mixed with Wes Montgomery, leads a trio every Saturday at Jojo this month.
* Carr – Keys Quintet 7:00 pm
* Carr – Keys Quintet @ Takoma Station
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm
Saxophonists Marshall Keys and Paul Carr are two of the great fixtures of the D.C. jazz scene. When Carr, a powerful tenorman and veteran educator, and Keys, as comfortable swinging on blues and bebop as[...]
* Sharón Clark Trio 7:00 pm
* Sharón Clark Trio @ LaPortas
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm
Sharón Clark is perhaps the most powerful jazz vocalist in Washington, D.C. She belts Great American songbook standards and soars over lush arrangements created by her regular pianist Chris Grasso. She performs with Grasso in[...]
* Reginald Cyntje 8:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Social Beast
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
Reginald Cyntje is arguably D.C.’s greatest trombone player and one of the area’s most prolific and imaginative composers. His anthemic music often tackles issues of spirituality or social causes, weaving in elements of calypso, Afro-Caribbean[...]
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Peter Edelman Trio + Jazz Jam 5:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio + Jazz Jam @ Green Island Cafe
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman takes the party over to Club Heaven & Hell and leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. On[...]
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Takoma Station Jazz Jam 7:00 pm
Takoma Station Jazz Jam @ Takoma Station
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
Local musicians lead a jam session at Takoma Station, a bar that was a hotbed for the straight-ahead scene in the 1980s and ’90s. The Jazz Jam is back on after being on a panedmic[...]
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* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Aaron Myers and saxophonist Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand. THE CAPITOL HILL JAZZ[...]
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Peter Edelman Trio 5:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Green Island Cafe
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman takes the party over to Club Heaven & Hell and leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
* Brian Settles Trio 6:00 pm
* Brian Settles Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Brian Settles can be found just about anywhere there’s jazz being played in D.C., comfortable at shaping the expansive vision of composers like Steve Arnold, leading the charged, Afro-Caribbean anthems of Reginald Cyntje[...]
Dominique Bianco 7:30 pm
Dominique Bianco @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm
Vocalist Dominique Bianco exists in the overlapping worlds of pop/R&B and jazz in the DMV; however it is the latter she channels the most in performance, especially British neo-soul vocalist Corrine Bailey Rae. She’s backed[...]
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Peter Edelman Trio 5:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Green Island Cafe
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman takes the party over to Club Heaven & Hell and leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
Joe Brotheron Trio 6:00 pm
Joe Brotheron Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). His horn’s sound wouldn’t be out of place in the first chair of a latin[...]
Satin Doll Trio 7:00 pm
Satin Doll Trio @ LaPortas
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm
The Satin Doll Trio – vocalist Patrice Ferris, guitarist Ken Kilpatrick and bassist Fred Ferris – perform an intimate, cozy style of cocktail lounge and supper club jazz. The group performs every Fridayt at LaPorta’s[...]
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Peter Edelman Trio 5:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Green Island Cafe
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman takes the party over to Club Heaven & Hell and leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
* Shannon Gunn 6:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm
Trombonist Shannon Gunn is an imaginative musician and frequent bandleader at venues across D.C. She could be found on Tuesdays at Columbia Station and now at Club Heaven & Hell, reworking bop classics in an[...]
Dave Manley Trio 6:00 pm
Dave Manley Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm
Guitarist Dave Manley, who navigates the fretboard with the flair and flow of Carlos Santana mixed with Wes Montgomery, leads a trio every Saturday at Jojo this month.
* Sharón Clark Trio 7:00 pm
* Sharón Clark Trio @ LaPortas
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
Sharón Clark is perhaps the most powerful jazz vocalist in Washington, D.C. She belts Great American songbook standards and soars over lush arrangements created by her regular pianist Chris Grasso. She performs with Grasso in[...]
Be’la Dona 7:30 pm
Be’la Dona @ The Birchmere
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm
All-female, D.C.-based band Be’la Dona performs a mix of go-go, jazz, R&B, soul and rock.
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Peter Edelman Trio + Jazz Jam 5:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio + Jazz Jam @ Green Island Cafe
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman takes the party over to Club Heaven & Hell and leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. On[...]
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Takoma Station Jazz Jam 7:00 pm
Takoma Station Jazz Jam @ Takoma Station
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm
Local musicians lead a jam session at Takoma Station, a bar that was a hotbed for the straight-ahead scene in the 1980s and ’90s. The Jazz Jam is back on after being on a panedmic[...]
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* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Aaron Myers and saxophonist Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand. THE CAPITOL HILL JAZZ[...]
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Peter Edelman Trio 5:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Green Island Cafe
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman takes the party over to Club Heaven & Hell and leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
* Brian Settles Trio 6:00 pm
* Brian Settles Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Brian Settles can be found just about anywhere there’s jazz being played in D.C., comfortable at shaping the expansive vision of composers like Steve Arnold, leading the charged, Afro-Caribbean anthems of Reginald Cyntje[...]
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Peter Edelman Trio 5:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Green Island Cafe
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman takes the party over to Club Heaven & Hell and leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
Joe Brotheron Trio 6:00 pm
Joe Brotheron Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). His horn’s sound wouldn’t be out of place in the first chair of a latin[...]
Satin Doll Trio 7:00 pm
Satin Doll Trio @ LaPortas
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm
The Satin Doll Trio – vocalist Patrice Ferris, guitarist Ken Kilpatrick and bassist Fred Ferris – perform an intimate, cozy style of cocktail lounge and supper club jazz. The group performs every Fridayt at LaPorta’s[...]
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Peter Edelman Trio 5:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Green Island Cafe
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman takes the party over to Club Heaven & Hell and leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
Dave Manley Trio 6:00 pm
Dave Manley Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm
Guitarist Dave Manley, who navigates the fretboard with the flair and flow of Carlos Santana mixed with Wes Montgomery, leads a trio every Saturday at Jojo this month.
* Sharón Clark Trio 7:00 pm
* Sharón Clark Trio @ LaPortas
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm
Sharón Clark is perhaps the most powerful jazz vocalist in Washington, D.C. She belts Great American songbook standards and soars over lush arrangements created by her regular pianist Chris Grasso. She performs with Grasso in[...]
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Peter Edelman Trio + Jazz Jam 5:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio + Jazz Jam @ Green Island Cafe
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman takes the party over to Club Heaven & Hell and leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. On[...]
* Warren Wolf Group 7:00 pm
* Warren Wolf Group @ Takoma Station
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm
Warren Wolf is one of the great, young masters of the mallets in modern jazz. Whether on vibraphone or marimba, using two mallets or four, Wolf’s plays lean and fast. He’s a regular on the[...]
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Takoma Station Jazz Jam 7:00 pm
Takoma Station Jazz Jam @ Takoma Station
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm
Local musicians lead a jam session at Takoma Station, a bar that was a hotbed for the straight-ahead scene in the 1980s and ’90s. The Jazz Jam is back on after being on a panedmic[...]
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* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Aaron Myers and saxophonist Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand. THE CAPITOL HILL JAZZ[...]

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