DC Jazz Calendar

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all previously scheduled gigs are canceled or postponed until further notice. We are now listing virtual and streamed gigs on this calendar; please get in contact with listings editor Jackson Sinnenberg to submit for 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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DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm
While there are many formal and informal jams in and around the Beltway every week, the D.C. jazz jam is the flagship event for the city’s jazz scene. Organized by drummer Will Stephens, the jam becomes[...]
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 1 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists – now downstairs from the shuttered station at Club Heaven &[...]
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* Elijah Easton Trio 8:00 pm
* Elijah Easton Trio @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Elijah Easton is one of the DMV’s most awe-inspiring young talents, but a Google search on him won’t turn up much. Like many of D.C.’s great artists, Easton has built his career confidently but quietly,[...]
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together people from various pockets of the D.C. music scene. Both those sitting in and the house band (which changes weekly) regularly[...]
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau performs a groove-based kind of jazz that often falls on the smooth side of things but the group can also veer into grooving electro-funk a la the Head Hunters. He sometimes devotes sets[...]
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam @ Chi-Cha Lounge
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed was born and raised in Silver Spring and is a consummate student of the D.C. music scene: He’s equally comfortable blowing some burnished, buoyant hard-bop as he is grooving in the[...]
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Marx Cafe Jam Session 9:30 pm
Marx Cafe Jam Session @ Marx Cafe
Mar 3 @ 9:30 pm
Led by French horn player Abe Mamet, the weekly jam at the Marx Cafe welcomes players of all stripes to sit in on Tuesday nights.
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* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 4 @ 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.
* Dana Hawkins Trio 8:00 pm
* Dana Hawkins Trio @ Bin 1301
Mar 4 @ 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[...]
* Trae & Company 8:00 pm
* Trae & Company @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 4 @ 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 Unrehearsed,[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 4 @ 8:00 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.
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Mr. Braxton Bar & Kitchen
Mar 5 @ 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 Unrehearsed,[...]
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Alex Parchment Trio 6:00 pm
Alex Parchment Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm
Alex Parchment is comfortable shifting between both big band and small ensembles, and injects a bit of funk into everything he plays. It’s a good fit for the jovial ambiance of Jojo Restaurant’s Friday nights.
* Trae & Company: Post Modern Jukebox 8:00 pm
* Trae & Company: Post Modern Jukebox @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 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 Unrehearsed,[...]
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Peter Edelman Trio – Heaven & Hell Jazz Jam 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Heaven & Hell Jazz Jam @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 7 @ 4:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists – now downstairs from the shuttered station at Club Heaven &[...]
* Steve Arnold Quartet 6:00 pm
* Steve Arnold Quartet @ SPIN
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm
Steve Arnold is at the very start of his career, but he’s already a go-to sideman for many prominent leaders in the District. His original compositions suggest stories set in the open fields of his[...]
* Bill Heid 6:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm
Bill Heid, maybe the most prominent master of the Hammond B3 in Washington, D.C., boasts a storied resume that includes stints with jazz and blues icons like Sonny Stitt, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and David[...]
* Bill Heid 9:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Mar 7 @ 9:30 pm
Bill Heid, maybe the most prominent master of the Hammond B-3 in Washington, D.C., boasts a storied resume that includes stints with jazz and blues icons like Sonny Stitt, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and David[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Mar 7 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
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DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm
While there are many formal and informal jams in and around the Beltway every week, the D.C. jazz jam is the flagship event for the city’s jazz scene. Organized by drummer Will Stephens, the jam becomes[...]
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 8 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists – now downstairs from the shuttered station at Club Heaven &[...]
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* Elijah Easton Trio 8:00 pm
* Elijah Easton Trio @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm
Elijah Easton is one of the DMV’s most awe-inspiring young talents, but a Google search on him won’t turn up much. Like many of D.C.’s great artists, Easton has built his career confidently but quietly,[...]
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together people from various pockets of the D.C. music scene. Both those sitting in and the house band (which changes weekly) regularly[...]
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau performs a groove-based kind of jazz that often falls on the smooth side of things but the group can also veer into grooving electro-funk a la the Head Hunters. He sometimes devotes sets[...]
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam @ Chi-Cha Lounge
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed was born and raised in Silver Spring and is a consummate student of the D.C. music scene: He’s equally comfortable blowing some burnished, buoyant hard-bop as he is grooving in the[...]
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Marx Cafe Jam Session 9:30 pm
Marx Cafe Jam Session @ Marx Cafe
Mar 10 @ 9:30 pm
Led by French horn player Abe Mamet, the weekly jam at the Marx Cafe welcomes players of all stripes to sit in on Tuesday nights.
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* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Mar 11 @ 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.
* Dana Hawkins Trio 8:00 pm
* Dana Hawkins Trio @ Bin 1301
Mar 11 @ 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[...]
* Trae & Company 8:00 pm
* Trae & Company @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 11 @ 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 Unrehearsed,[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 11 @ 8:00 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.
* Steve Arnold Trio 9:30 pm
* Steve Arnold Trio @ Marx Cafe
Mar 11 @ 9:30 pm
Steve Arnold is at the very start of his career, but he’s already a go-to sideman for many prominent leaders in the District. His original compositions suggest stories set in the open fields of his[...]
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Mr. Braxton Bar & Kitchen
Mar 12 @ 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 Unrehearsed,[...]
Jamie Sandel Trio 9:30 pm
Jamie Sandel Trio @ Marx Cafe
Mar 12 @ 9:30 pm
Violinist Jamie Sandel (Disclosure: CapitalBop’s Managing Director) leads a trio through standards and originals that twist classic melodies with modern, angular jazz harmony.
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* Trae & Company: Post Modern Jukebox 8:00 pm
* Trae & Company: Post Modern Jukebox @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 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 Unrehearsed,[...]
14
Peter Edelman Trio – Heaven & Hell Jazz Jam 4:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Heaven & Hell Jazz Jam @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 14 @ 4:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists – now downstairs from the shuttered station at Club Heaven &[...]
* Steve Arnold Quartet 6:00 pm
* Steve Arnold Quartet @ SPIN
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm
Steve Arnold is at the very start of his career, but he’s already a go-to sideman for many prominent leaders in the District. His original compositions suggest stories set in the open fields of his[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Mar 14 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist James Benson leads a quartet mixing mid-century jazz, bossa nova and funk, often with the help of a guest vocalist.
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DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm
While there are many formal and informal jams in and around the Beltway every week, the D.C. jazz jam is the flagship event for the city’s jazz scene. Organized by drummer Will Stephens, the jam becomes[...]
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Club Heaven & Hell
Mar 15 @ 9:30 pm
Longtime Columbia Station house pianist Peter Edelman leads a straight-ahead jazz trio, which often expands into a larger band featuring horn players and guitarists – now downstairs from the shuttered station at Club Heaven &[...]
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* Elijah Easton Trio 8:00 pm
* Elijah Easton Trio @ Harlot D.C.
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm
Elijah Easton is one of the DMV’s most awe-inspiring young talents, but a Google search on him won’t turn up much. Like many of D.C.’s great artists, Easton has built his career confidently but quietly,[...]
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together people from various pockets of the D.C. music scene. Both those sitting in and the house band (which changes weekly) regularly[...]
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau performs a groove-based kind of jazz that often falls on the smooth side of things but the group can also veer into grooving electro-funk a la the Head Hunters. He sometimes devotes sets[...]
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam @ Chi-Cha Lounge
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed was born and raised in Silver Spring and is a consummate student of the D.C. music scene: He’s equally comfortable blowing some burnished, buoyant hard-bop as he is grooving in the[...]
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* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam (Livestream) 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam (Livestream) @ Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation Facebook page
Mar 25 @ 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. With the usual venue,[...]
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David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) 6:00 pm
David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) @ Quiet Life Motel - Instagram Live
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm
Violinist David Schulman often performs with his group Quiet Life Motel, creating a cascade of rhythms and textures through Afro-Cuban and other folk rhythms as well as looping pedals. Schulman performs classical and folk dance[...]
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