DC Jazz Calendar

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Imani-Grace Cooper 11:30 am
Imani-Grace Cooper @ Sotto
Jun 1 @ 11:30 am
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. She performs for Sotto’s Saturday brunch crowd.
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
Noruz 7:30 pm
Noruz @ Sotto
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm
New Orleans sextet Noruz, led by Christian Scott and Nicholas Payton alumna Amina Michele Scott, performs slow-simmering, soul jazz. Two separate sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m.
* Keyon Harrold 8:00 pm
* Keyon Harrold @ Blues Alley
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Keyon Harrold pairs notes of Christian Scott’s smokiness with the brassy bounce of Freddie Hubbard. He leads groups that synthesizes a multitude of black music traditions, not unlike his classmates from the New School:[...]
Jeff Weintraub 8:00 pm
Jeff Weintraub @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm
DC baritone and jazz vocalist Jeff Weintraub performs standards culled from the jazz classics, the great American songbook, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, the Beatles and more from the standards of Anglo-american rock and[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 1 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
2
DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am
Jojo’s on U Street hosts a weekly jam session dedicated to giving all the crooners, scatters and singers a chance to take up the mic.
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
* Alison Crockett 6:00 pm
* Alison Crockett @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm
Every Sunday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Allison Crockett blends neo-soul; new-school, uptown jazz; and city blues into something that’s logically[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.
* Keyon Harrold 8:00 pm
* Keyon Harrold @ Blues Alley
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Keyon Harrold pairs notes of Christian Scott’s smokiness with the brassy bounce of Freddie Hubbard. He leads groups that synthesizes a multitude of black music traditions, not unlike his classmates from the New School:[...]
Charmaine Michelle 8:00 pm
Charmaine Michelle @ Twins Jazz
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Charmaine Michelle leads a group of her fellow DMV natives in a style of jazz that recalls late era Miles. It’s electric and propulsive, but with sweeps of lyrical sweetness. Two separate sets at[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 2 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
3
Christiana Drapkin & Mike Gellar Quartet 8:00 pm
Christiana Drapkin & Mike Gellar Quartet @ Blues Alley
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Christiana Drapkin and guitarist Mike Gellar lead a small combo through archetypal arrangements of classic vocal jazz standards. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
4
* Jazz ‘N More At The Port 7:00 pm
* Jazz ‘N More At The Port @ Port-au-Prince Haitian Cuisine by Don Berto's Kitchen
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm
Port-au-Prince Haitian Cuisine in Silver Spring hosts some of the finest jazz musicians in the DMV every Tuesday night. The house band consists of keyboardist Federico Peña, drummer Mark Prince and bassist Tarus Mateen.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
Jazmin Ghent 8:00 pm
Jazmin Ghent @ Blues Alley
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz saxophonist Jazmin Ghent performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Monifah & Russell Taylor 8:00 pm
Monifah & Russell Taylor @ DC City Winery
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
Monifah and Russell Taylor perform soul and R&B.
5
Thad Wilson Presents… 7:00 pm
Thad Wilson Presents… @ Bakers and Baristas
Jun 5 @ 7:00 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. He curates a weekly performance series at Bakers and Baristas.
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm
Aaron Myers and 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.
* Dana Hawkins Trio 8:00 pm
* Dana Hawkins Trio @ Bin 1301
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm
Dana Hawkins is that rare kind of musician who doesn’t just catch your attention; he commands it. If you’ve ever been in the room with Hawkins on drums when the late set was just starting at Service[...]
Afi Soul 8:00 pm
Afi Soul @ Blues Alley
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm
Soul and R&B singer Afi Soul performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Caesar Ulsano 8:00 pm
Caesar Ulsano @ Twins Jazz
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Caesar Ulsano plays bop standards and originals with an unhurried, non-challenging tone. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Philip Bailey 8:00 pm
Philip Bailey @ DC City Winery
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Philip Bailey’s falsetto graced many of Earth, Wind and Fire’s top hit in the 1970s and ’80s. His own music can vary between EWF’s up-lifting R&B and more Marvin Gaye, socially-conscious, soul and jazz.
6
Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
* Feedel Band 8:00 pm
* Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Feedel Band may be the leading Ethio-jazz group in a town with one of the world’s most vibrant Ethiopian expat populations. It grooves at mid-tempo, toggling between sultry and entrancing; the seven-piece band of ruggedly[...]
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Outside of D.C., Warren “Trae” Crudup is maybe best known for conjuring swirling thunder behind James Brandon Lewis’s spiritual wail in the latter’s trio. When he’s behind the kit with his own group, the Unknown, Trae[...]
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Nostalgia is supposed to come with heartache and hurt, right? Not in John Pizzarelli’s musical universe, a cleanly defined realm where popular songs are wholesome and potable, and the jazz chops always serve an air[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va. restaurant. $10 Cover, no minimum.
Mosché 8:00 pm
Mosché @ Twins Jazz
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Washington, D.C.-based band Mosché performs a style of jazz most reminiscent of modern New Orleans performers like Trombone Shorty. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 0.m.
Stone Mecca 8:00 pm
Stone Mecca @ Sotto
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Psychedelic blues-rock guitarist Stone Mecca performs lite-Hendrix faire. Two separate sets at 8 and 9:30 p.m.
7
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
Junie Henderson: Prince Birthday Tribute 7:00 pm
Junie Henderson: Prince Birthday Tribute @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm
Prince impersonator June Henderson leads a birthday tribute to the Purple One. Two separate shows at 7 and 10 p.m.
Chris Barrick 7:30 pm
Chris Barrick @ Sotto
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm
Vibraphonist Chris Barrick is a recent re-arrival to D.C., and he’s wasted no time getting back into the mix. Barrick excels both as a bandleader and a soloist, wielding a powerful skill-set of fearsome technical[...]
* Anat Cohen 8:00 pm
* Anat Cohen @ The Hamilton
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen is a force in the jazz world whose international influences – especially those originating in Latin America – shine through strongly, even as she is guided by a deep knowledge[...]
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
Nostalgia is supposed to come with heartache and hurt, right? Not in John Pizzarelli’s musical universe, a cleanly defined realm where popular songs are wholesome and potable, and the jazz chops always serve an air[...]
Tal Wilkenfeld 8:00 pm
Tal Wilkenfeld @ DC City Winery
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
Blues-rock and fusion bassist Tal Wilkenfeld cut her teeth backing up Chick Corea in her native Australia and gained international acclaim performing in guitar-icon Jeff Beck’s trio. Her new album, Love Remains, oscillates between brooding acoustic[...]
* Anthony Nelson Quartet 9:00 pm
* Anthony Nelson Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 7 @ 9:00 pm
Anthony Nelson is a multi-talented reeds player, though he typically sticks to the tenor saxophone. He has a burnished, stout sound and a lightning-quick improvisational attack. He sometimes performs with a strolling trio (only bass[...]
* Tarus Mateen 9:30 pm
* Tarus Mateen @ Jojo's
Jun 7 @ 9:30 pm
Bassist Tarus Mateen strikes a balance between ethereal harmonic movement and deeply resonant groove. He is the first call for both Jason Moran and Marc Cary, and is known not only on the jazz scene[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 7 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
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DeAndre Shaifer 11:30 am
DeAndre Shaifer @ Sotto
Jun 8 @ 11:30 am
DeAndre Shaifer is plays a lithe, ecstatically swinging trumpet. His talent on the instrument jumps out at you quick—but if you hang out before or after a gig, you might catch him messing around on[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
* Bill Heid 6:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
* Cecile McLorin-Salvant feat. Fred Hersch 7:00 pm
* Cecile McLorin-Salvant feat. Fred Hersch @ The Hamilton
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm
Vocalist Cecile McLorin-Salvant won the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, and it was vindication for jazz’s classicists: Here’s a singer with verve, virtuosity and a reverence for the classics that’s anything but deferential. McLorin-Salvant,[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
7:30 pm
@ Sotto
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm
Kokayi performs a mix of neo-soul and R&B. Two separate sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m.
Garrett Shider & Groovallegiance 8:00 pm
Garrett Shider & Groovallegiance @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
Garrett – son of Gary Shider, a longtime music director for funkmaster George Clinton’s P-Funk – continues the family legacy of playing simmering, shaking funk and R&B.
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
Nostalgia is supposed to come with heartache and hurt, right? Not in John Pizzarelli’s musical universe, a cleanly defined realm where popular songs are wholesome and potable, and the jazz chops always serve an air[...]
Nanny Assis 8:00 pm
Nanny Assis @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
Brazilian guitarist Nanny Assis performs a mix of Bossa Nova, Brazilian jazz and other Afro-Brazilian traditions.
* Aaron L. Myers II 9:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Bistro Bistro
Jun 8 @ 9:00 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.
* Anthony Nelson Quartet 9:00 pm
* Anthony Nelson Quartet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 8 @ 9:00 pm
Anthony Nelson is a multi-talented reeds player, though he typically sticks to the tenor saxophone. He has a burnished, stout sound and a lightning-quick improvisational attack. He sometimes performs with a strolling trio (only bass[...]
* Bill Heid 9:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jun 8 @ 9:30 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 8 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am
Jojo’s on U Street hosts a weekly jam session dedicated to giving all the crooners, scatters and singers a chance to take up the mic.
Deborah Bond 1:00 pm
Deborah Bond @ Bin 1301
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm
Vocalist Deborah Bond performs R&B.
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
Future Band 5:00 pm
Future Band @ Ivy City Smokehouse
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm
Future Band performs a mix of go-go, R&B, and Soulquarians/Roots style jazz-hip-hop fusion.
* Akua Allrich 6:00 pm
* Akua Allrich @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm
Every Sunday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba are two strong influences that bubble up in Akua[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Oh He Dead 6:30 pm
Oh He Dead @ Sotto
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary soul and R&B band Oh He Dead performs.
John P. Kee and New Life 7:00 pm
John P. Kee and New Life @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm
Pastor and vocalist John P. Kee performs a mix of gospel and R&B.
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.
* Hailu Mergia 7:30 pm
* Hailu Mergia @ The Hamilton
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm
Hailu Mergia was one of Ethiopia’s most popular keyboardists during the country’s music boom in the early ’70s – part of the afrobeat explosion that also saw the rise of Fela Kuti in Nigeria. Mergia[...]
* Kristin Callahan 8:00 pm
* Kristin Callahan @ Twins Jazz
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
In Kristin Callahan’s wary alto, light slips subtly through darkening blinds. She sings jazz standards with a brooding, straight-ahead combo. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
John Pizzarelli 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli @ Blues Alley
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
Nostalgia is supposed to come with heartache and hurt, right? Not in John Pizzarelli’s musical universe, a cleanly defined realm where popular songs are wholesome and potable, and the jazz chops always serve an air[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 9 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
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Capitol Lab Band 8:00 pm
Capitol Lab Band @ Blues Alley
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
The 17-piece Capitol Lab Band performs a variety of arrangements of jazz standards and the occasional member original in a typical big band style. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Let It Flow Band 8:00 pm
Let It Flow Band @ DC City Winery
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
The Let It Flow Band, a Washington D.C.-based neo-soul and go-go band, performs.
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* Jazz ‘N More At The Port 7:00 pm
* Jazz ‘N More At The Port @ Port-au-Prince Haitian Cuisine by Don Berto's Kitchen
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm
Port-au-Prince Haitian Cuisine in Silver Spring hosts some of the finest jazz musicians in the DMV every Tuesday night. The house band consists of keyboardist Federico Peña, drummer Mark Prince and bassist Tarus Mateen.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
Ari Hoenig Trio 8:00 pm
Ari Hoenig Trio @ Blues Alley
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Ari Hoenig leads his trio through up-tempo, sometimes ruminative, straight-ahead takes on standards and originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
12
Thad Wilson Presents… 7:00 pm
Thad Wilson Presents… @ Bakers and Baristas
Jun 12 @ 7:00 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. He curates a weekly performance series at Bakers and Baristas.
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
Aaron Myers and 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.
* Dana Hawkins Trio 8:00 pm
* Dana Hawkins Trio @ Bin 1301
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
Dana Hawkins is that rare kind of musician who doesn’t just catch your attention; he commands it. If you’ve ever been in the room with Hawkins on drums when the late set was just starting at Service[...]
Alex Parchment & AP Chemistry 8:00 pm
Alex Parchment & AP Chemistry @ Twins Jazz
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
Alex Parchment is comfortable shifting between both big band and small ensembles, and injects a bit of funk into everything he plays. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Chuck Redd Quartet 8:00 pm
Chuck Redd Quartet @ Blues Alley
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
Chuck Redd, a deft and lyrical vibraphonist, performs here with a combo featuring talented area musicians. He celebrates the release of his new CD Groove City. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
SPAGA 8:00 pm
SPAGA @ DC City Winery
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
SPAGA, the trio led by jam-band Disco Biscuits keyboardist Aron Magner, performs theatrical mainstream jazz.
Nicole Saphos 9:30 pm
Nicole Saphos @ Marx Cafe
Jun 12 @ 9:30 pm
Bassist and vocalist Nicole Saphos Performs cozy originals and arrangements that comfortably blur the line between the plushness of indie folk darlings like Fiona Appel and Laura Gibson and the easy swing and fireplace intimacy[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Outside of D.C., Warren “Trae” Crudup is maybe best known for conjuring swirling thunder behind James Brandon Lewis’s spiritual wail in the latter’s trio. When he’s behind the kit with his own group, the Unknown, Trae[...]
Bob Baldwin 8:00 pm
Bob Baldwin @ Blues Alley
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth and pop jazz keyboardist Bob Baldwin performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va. restaurant. $10 Cover, no minimum.
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio.
Sueños 8:00 pm
Sueños @ Sotto
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Sueños is a group that follow the mold of modern fusionistic sensibility set down my cats like Robert Glasper and Flying Lotus, blending neo-soul, hip-hop and rock cadences into an electronic jazz sound.
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* Dante Pope Trio 6:00 pm
* Dante Pope Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm
Dante Pope, a fabulous and multi-talented drummer and singer-songwriter with strong gospel roots, performs.
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
* The Azar Lawrence Experience 8:00 pm
* The Azar Lawrence Experience @ Blues Alley
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
The incendiary tenor saxophonist Azar Lawrence is principally indebted to John Coltrane, and has performed with the likes of McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis. Here he leads a straight-ahead quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
Trumpeter Kevin Cordt used to play at Mr. Henry’s 10 years ago, before the Capitol Hill bar and grill stopped hosting jazz. Now the music is back on, and Cordt’s straight-ahead quartet is back. The[...]
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet 9:00 pm
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 14 @ 9:00 pm
The son of UMD Jazz Studies prof and trumpeter John Lamkin II, hard-driving drummer and Baltimorean John R. Lamkin III plays straight-ahead in a quintet. Two separate sets at 9 pm and 11:00 p.m.
Clarence Ward III 9:30 pm
Clarence Ward III @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jun 14 @ 9:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 14 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
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* Kenny Rittenhouse Ensemble 3:00 pm
* Kenny Rittenhouse Ensemble @ Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Jun 15 @ 3:00 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[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Jordan Williams Trio 6:00 pm
Jordan Williams Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist Jordan Williams leads a straight-ahead trio.
Julia Nixon 6:15 pm
Julia Nixon @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 15 @ 6:15 pm
A veteran of musical theater (notably, she played the lead in the original Broadway presentation of Dreamgirls), Julian Nixon incorporates jazz standards and originals into her own personal brand of R&B. Two separate sets at[...]
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
Jordan Dixon 7:30 pm
Jordan Dixon @ Sotto
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm
UDC jazz alum Jordan Dixon leads a straight-ahead group. Two separate sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m.
* The Azar Lawrence Experience 8:00 pm
* The Azar Lawrence Experience @ Blues Alley
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
The incendiary tenor saxophonist Azar Lawrence is principally indebted to John Coltrane, and has performed with the likes of McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis. Here he leads a straight-ahead quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
Proper Utensils 8:00 pm
Proper Utensils @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm
Go-go band Proper Utensils performs.
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet 9:00 pm
* John Russell Lamkin III Qunitet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm
The son of UMD Jazz Studies prof and trumpeter John Lamkin II, hard-driving drummer and Baltimorean John R. Lamkin III plays straight-ahead in a quintet. Two separate sets at 9 pm and 11:00 p.m.
Dave Manley 9:30 pm
Dave Manley @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jun 15 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist Dave Manley, who navigates the fret board with the flair and flow of Carlos Santana mixed with Wes Montgomery, performs.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 15 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am
Jojo’s on U Street hosts a weekly jam session dedicated to giving all the crooners, scatters and singers a chance to take up the mic.
Dave Manley Brunch Show 11:30 am
Dave Manley Brunch Show @ Sotto
Jun 16 @ 11:30 am
Guitarist Dave Manley, who navigates the fret board with the flair and flow of Carlos Santana mixed with Wes Montgomery, performs.
Zapp and Brick 3:00 pm
Zapp and Brick @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm
Bethesda Blues and Jazz puts together a double bill of two chart-topping 70’s funk bands for Father’s Day. Funk band Zapp and jazz/disco fusionists BRICK perform. Two separate sets at 3 and 7 p.m.
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
Nicole Saphos 6:00 pm
Nicole Saphos @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
Every Sunday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Bassist and vocalist Nicole Saphos Performs cozy originals and arrangements that comfortably blur the[...]
* Chad Carter 6:30 pm
* Chad Carter @ Sotto
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm
Chad Carter, a vocalist born and raised in the District, pours his syrupy and evocative tenor into renditions of jazz standards and straight-ahead renditions of pop hits from the 1970s. Two separate sets at 6:30[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.
Hazel Mitchell-Bell 7:30 pm
Hazel Mitchell-Bell @ DC City Winery
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm
The vocalist Hazel Mitchell-Bell performs a program of songbook standards as well as clean covers of Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan and others in the pantheon of jazz vocal greats. She performs a special fathers day show[...]
* The Azar Lawrence Experience 8:00 pm
* The Azar Lawrence Experience @ Blues Alley
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm
The incendiary tenor saxophonist Azar Lawrence is principally indebted to John Coltrane, and has performed with the likes of McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis. Here he leads a straight-ahead quartet. Two separate sets at 8 and[...]
The Love Jones Movement 8:00 pm
The Love Jones Movement @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalists Ash, Nndi, and Phryn perform a mix of R&B, jazz and neo-soul.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 16 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
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* Marshall Keys & The Soulful Path 8:00 pm
* Marshall Keys & The Soulful Path @ Blues Alley
Jun 17 @ 8:00 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. A fluid, graceful player, Keys drapes his aesthetic over an ensemble with gentle authority; presumably,[...]
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* Jazz ‘N More At The Port 7:00 pm
* Jazz ‘N More At The Port @ Port-au-Prince Haitian Cuisine by Don Berto's Kitchen
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm
Port-au-Prince Haitian Cuisine in Silver Spring hosts some of the finest jazz musicians in the DMV every Tuesday night. The house band consists of keyboardist Federico Peña, drummer Mark Prince and bassist Tarus Mateen.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
Al di Meola 8:00 pm
Al di Meola @ DC City Winery
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
Guitarist Al di Meola skyrocketed to fame after joining Chick Corea’s band Return to Forever in the 1970s. Since then, he’s been a leading fusion and Latin jazz personality. Musically, he believes in theatrics as[...]
Gunhild Carling 8:00 pm
Gunhild Carling @ Blues Alley
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
Sweden’s “Queen of Jazz” sings and plays multiple horn and reed instruments. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Thad Wilson Presents… 7:00 pm
Thad Wilson Presents… @ Bakers and Baristas
Jun 19 @ 7:00 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. He curates a weekly performance series at Bakers and Baristas.
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
Aaron Myers and 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.
* Dana Hawkins Trio 8:00 pm
* Dana Hawkins Trio @ Bin 1301
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
Dana Hawkins is that rare kind of musician who doesn’t just catch your attention; he commands it. If you’ve ever been in the room with Hawkins on drums when the late set was just starting at Service[...]
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
* Dante Pope 8:00 pm
* Dante Pope @ Marvin
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Pope, a fabulous and multi-talented drummer and singer-songwriter with strong gospel roots, performs.
* Integriti Reeves 8:00 pm
* Integriti Reeves @ Blues Alley
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Integriti Reeves is enamored with the work of classic jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. It’s Billie Holiday that Reeves emulates the most, singing ballads with a sibilant, brooding tone. Two separate[...]
* The Radiohead Jazz Project 8:00 pm
* The Radiohead Jazz Project @ Sotto
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
Bobby Muncy is a saxophonist with chops, conviction and the drive to make jazz feel fresh. He hopscotches between jazz covers of Radiohead, swinging renditions of his bandmates’ tunes, and his own skronky original compositions. Here[...]
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
Outside of D.C., Warren “Trae” Crudup is maybe best known for conjuring swirling thunder behind James Brandon Lewis’s spiritual wail in the latter’s trio. When he’s behind the kit with his own group, the Unknown, Trae[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va. restaurant. $10 Cover, no minimum.
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Jon Steele Trio 6:00 pm
Jon Steele Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm
Longtime DMV sideman and bassist Jon Steele leads his own group.
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
* Greg Boyer Peloton 7:30 pm
* Greg Boyer Peloton @ Sotto
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm
Trombonist Greg Boyer has worked with Parliament-Funkadelic, Stanley Clarke, Prince and many other stars. He’s also a member of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, and a popular sideman on the D.C. jazz scene. Here the[...]
* Wallace Roney Quintet 8:00 pm
* Wallace Roney Quintet @ Blues Alley
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
Bop trumpeter Wallace Roney was one of the few horn players lucky enough to study directly at the feet of Miles Davis; he plays with the deft attack of Miles in his peak post-bop years.[...]
Got My Own Sound Band 8:00 pm
Got My Own Sound Band @ DC City Winery
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
D.C.’s Got My Own Sound Band performs a mix of hip-hop, funk and jazz.
Lionel Lyles Quintet 8:00 pm
Lionel Lyles Quintet @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
Lionel Lyles is usually found leading his quintet, a versatile group of musicians based out of Baltimore, Maryland and graduates of Morgan State University. They are versed in a range of styles from  straight ahead[...]
The Intruders & Shadz of Soul 8:00 pm
The Intruders & Shadz of Soul @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
R&B and pop chart toppers The Intruders perform their mix of ’70s R&B and soul.
Project Natale 9:00 pm
Project Natale @ Twins Jazz
Jun 21 @ 9:00 pm
Brothers Joe and Lou Natale (on bass and drums, respectively) play straight-ahead and Latin jazz with their quartet. It’s rounded out by a reputable cohort: tenor saxophonist Carl Cornwell and pianist Bob Butta. Two separate[...]
* Thad Wilson 9:30 pm
* Thad Wilson @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jun 21 @ 9:30 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. He leads a tribute to the big band leader and vocalist Billy[...]
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 21 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 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[...]
Brian Falkowski Trio 6:00 pm
Brian Falkowski Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist Brian Falkowski leads a straight-ahead group.
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
* Sam Prather GO 4tet 8:00 pm
* Sam Prather GO 4tet @ Marvin DC
Jun 22 @ 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[...]
* Wallace Roney Quintet 8:00 pm
* Wallace Roney Quintet @ Blues Alley
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
Bop trumpeter Wallace Roney was one of the few horn players lucky enough to study directly at the feet of Miles Davis; he plays with the deft attack of Miles in his peak post-bop years.[...]
Chris Prince 8:00 pm
Chris Prince @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist and spoken word artist Chris Prince performs a mix of jazz, funk and neo-soul.
Conya Doss 8:00 pm
Conya Doss @ DC City Winery
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
R&B and soul singer Conya Doss performs.
* Aaron L. Myers II 9:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Bistro Bistro
Jun 22 @ 9:00 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.
Project Natale 9:00 pm
Project Natale @ Twins Jazz
Jun 22 @ 9:00 pm
Brothers Joe and Lou Natale (on bass and drums, respectively) play straight-ahead and Latin jazz with their quartet. It’s rounded out by a reputable cohort: tenor saxophonist Carl Cornwell and pianist Bob Butta. Two separate[...]
* Jessica Boykin-Settles 9:30 pm
* Jessica Boykin-Settles @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 22 @ 9:30 pm
Jessica Boykin-Settles is a widely respected vocalist and a professor at Howard University who has mentored a handful of the city’s fine young singers. Her approach is possessed of a firm, affirmative delicateness, and she[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 22 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am
Jojo’s on U Street hosts a weekly jam session dedicated to giving all the crooners, scatters and singers a chance to take up the mic.
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
Julian Hipkins 6:00 pm
Julian Hipkins @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm
Every Sunday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Julian Hipkins sings with a swinging flair and jaunty, deep voice that recalls Jimmy[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.
Conya Doss 8:00 pm
Conya Doss @ DC City Winery
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
R&B and soul singer Conya Doss performs.
Jeron White 8:00 pm
Jeron White @ Twins Jazz
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Baltimore-based avant-garde bassist Jeron White leads a group. His music often oscillates between condensed chaos and mellifluous musings. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Landau Murphy Jr. 8:00 pm
Landau Murphy Jr. @ Blues Alley
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Jazz vocalist and America’s Got Talent winner Landau Murphy Jr. performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 23 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.
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Harry Allen Quartet 8:00 pm
Harry Allen Quartet @ Blues Alley
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Harry Allen performs typical straight-ahead standards and originals. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Vybe Band 8:00 pm
Vybe Band @ DC City Winery
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Vybe Band performs a strong mix of R&B and go-go.
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* Jazz ‘N More At The Port 7:00 pm
* Jazz ‘N More At The Port @ Port-au-Prince Haitian Cuisine by Don Berto's Kitchen
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm
Port-au-Prince Haitian Cuisine in Silver Spring hosts some of the finest jazz musicians in the DMV every Tuesday night. The house band consists of keyboardist Federico Peña, drummer Mark Prince and bassist Tarus Mateen.
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
Eric Scott 8:00 pm
Eric Scott @ Blues Alley
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm
Pop and soul bassist Eric Scott celebrates the release of his new album The Charm City Sessions. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Thad Wilson Presents… 7:00 pm
Thad Wilson Presents… @ Bakers and Baristas
Jun 26 @ 7:00 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. He curates a weekly performance series at Bakers and Baristas.
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm
Led by bassist Dylan Stoddard, the Wifi Trio ranges from straight-ahead jazz to lingering, driving grooves. The band provides a prominent layer of background entertainment at Tryst every Wednesday.
Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton fuses hip-hop, funk, fusion, and straight-ahead.
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
Aaron Myers and 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.
* Dana Hawkins Trio 8:00 pm
* Dana Hawkins Trio @ Bin 1301
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
Dana Hawkins is that rare kind of musician who doesn’t just catch your attention; he commands it. If you’ve ever been in the room with Hawkins on drums when the late set was just starting at Service[...]
Robert Mwamba 8:00 pm
Robert Mwamba @ Blues Alley
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
Zambian-born guitarist Robert Mwamba blends Latin, soul, R&B, and other styles into his recipe for “jazz.” Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
The UpBeets 8:00 pm
The UpBeets @ Twins Jazz
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
The UpBeets perform a form of acoustic jazz that stands firmly in the straight-ahead tradition but bears some influence of modern mainstream sensibilities. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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Rock Creek Jazz 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz @ Haydee's Restaurant
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm
Rock Creek Jazz is a quintet with a sound but not a specialty. Its eclectic repertoire encompasses Gipsy jazz, Latin jazz and Italian folk songs. The band includes the Ecuadoran guitarist Paco Galarza, the Ukranian[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Outside of D.C., Warren “Trae” Crudup is maybe best known for conjuring swirling thunder behind James Brandon Lewis’s spiritual wail in the latter’s trio. When he’s behind the kit with his own group, the Unknown, Trae[...]
Earl Carter & Phillip “Doc” Martin 8:00 pm
Earl Carter & Phillip “Doc” Martin @ DC City Winery
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Multi-instrumentalist Earl Carter has been a fixture on the scene for some time. He joins forces with smooth jazz saxophonist and dentist Philip “Doc” Martin for a double-headline album release party – each artist celebrates[...]
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Maplewood Grille Jazz Jam @ Maplewood Grill
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Karl Anthony hosts an open jam session at this Vienna, Va. restaurant. $10 Cover, no minimum.
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio.
Michael Muse 8:00 pm
Michael Muse @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Former Rare Essence frontman Michael Muse performs a mix of go-go, R&B and soul.
Nelson Garcia 8:00 pm
Nelson Garcia @ Twins Jazz
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Smooth jazz saxophonist Nelson Garcia performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Ozmosys 8:00 pm
Ozmosys @ Blues Alley
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
Omar Hakim has been one of the most in-demand drummers of the last thirty years; just look at his ’80s discography, when he played behind massive records by both David Bowie, Weather Report and Miles[...]
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Jack Kilby 6:00 pm
Jack Kilby @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm
Alexandria native and drummer Jack Kilby leads a straight-ahead group.
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist and pianist Aaron Myers tugs jazz standards down into cozy, soul-warming territory. He also writes his own tunes, often with a heavy blues influence.
En Vogue 8:00 pm
En Vogue @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
R&B/soul/pop vocal trio En Vogue, who scored a handful of top 10 hits in the early 1990s, performs.
Shemekia Copeland 8:00 pm
Shemekia Copeland @ Blues Alley
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
Award winning blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
YahZarah 8:00 pm
YahZarah @ DC City Winery
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist YahZarah performs a mix of soul and R&B.
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm
Tenaciously swinging and lyrically playful, the trumpeter Michael Thomas tends toward the Jazz Messengers’ strain of uncompromising hard-bop. His searing tone and dipping-and-diving improvisations have a lot in common with the work of Lee Morgan,[...]
* Leigh Pilzer 9:30 pm
* Leigh Pilzer @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 28 @ 9:30 pm
Leigh Pilzer, who is arguably the city’s best baritone saxophonist, leads a group through her own swinging tunes and arrangements.
Joe Falero 11:00 pm
Joe Falero @ Rumba Cafe
Jun 28 @ 11:00 pm
Drummer and DJ Joe Falero leads the Latin All Stars and DC Cuban All Stars. Here he performs with his own band, culled from members of his ensembles, where they lay down swinging Latin grooves[...]
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Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
The Dan Wallace Standards Trio 6:00 pm
The Dan Wallace Standards Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm
Baltimore-based saxophone player Dan Wallace leads a straight-ahead trio.
George Oakley Two-Tett 7:00 pm
George Oakley Two-Tett @ The Banana Leaf
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm
George Oakley invests all the reeds he plays – saxophone, clarinet and flute – with a whispering coolness. In this weekly gig at the Sri Lankan restaurant the Banana Leaf, he performs in a duo[...]
En Vogue 8:00 pm
En Vogue @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
R&B/soul/pop vocal trio En Vogue, who scored a handful of top 10 hits in the early 1990s, performs.
Linda Harris 8:00 pm
Linda Harris @ Mr. Henry's
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Linda Harris perform standards and originals.
Shemekia Copeland 8:00 pm
Shemekia Copeland @ Blues Alley
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Award winning blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
* Michael Thomas Quintet 9:00 pm
* Michael Thomas Quintet @ Twins Jazz
Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm
Tenaciously swinging and lyrically playful, the trumpeter Michael Thomas tends toward the Jazz Messengers’ strain of uncompromising hard-bop. His searing tone and dipping-and-diving improvisations have a lot in common with the work of Lee Morgan,[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 9:30 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jun 29 @ 9:30 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.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
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DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am
Jojo’s on U Street hosts a weekly jam session dedicated to giving all the crooners, scatters and singers a chance to take up the mic.
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists. Saturday and Sunday afternoon to evening, all musicians and vocalists are welcome to[...]
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session 4:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio: Jam Session @ Columbia Station
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm
Longtime D.C. pianist Peter Edelman seems to have caught a whiff of smoke from the cigarettes of the hard-bop greats, like Sonny Clark and Kenny Drew. He leads the house band at Columbia Station, and[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm
The DC Jazz Jam convenes veteran musicians as well as young players in seek of mentorship; it makes Brixton, a chic U St. bar, into an intimate and convivial and music-focused place. Organizer Will Stephens,[...]
Victor Dvoskin Duo 7:00 pm
Victor Dvoskin Duo @ Tabard Inn
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm
The bassist Victor Dvoskin, one of the top bassists in the Soviet Union, leads a straight-ahead jazz duo every Sunday evening at the Tabard Inn restaurant. No cover, one-drink minimum.
A Tribute To The Music Of Motown 7:30 pm
A Tribute To The Music Of Motown @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm
A group of local musicians and vocalists, gathered by Brencore Entertainment, performs a tribute to Motown icons like The Four Tops, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight and others.
Shemekia Copeland 8:00 pm
Shemekia Copeland @ Blues Alley
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
Award winning blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland performs. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Jun 30 @ 8:30 pm
Longtime house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists.