DC Jazz Calendar

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Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together members of various pockets of the D.C. music scene. The house band at these Monday shows-cum-jams typically includes Mark Meadows[...]
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Sister Nancy (DC) 6:00 pm
Sister Nancy (DC) @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm
Sister Nancy, the “First Lady of Dancehall,” performs her hits at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium stage. While usually a seated affair, getting up out of your chair will be encouraged. Presented as part of the[...]
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Apr 3 @ 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.
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 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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George Mason University Latin Jazz Ensemble (JAM) 12:00 pm
George Mason University Latin Jazz Ensemble (JAM) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm
The George Mason University Latin Jazz Ensemble performs three separate sets at 12 noon, 1 and 2 p.m. The group performs as part of the Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month.
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Apr 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 Unknown, Trae[...]
Bill “Majic” Lavender-Bey 8:00 pm
Bill “Majic” Lavender-Bey @ Petworth Citizen
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Bassist Bill “Majic” Lavender-Bey, a veteran on the scene, performs.
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio.
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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
Capitol City Symphony: Jazzy Orchestra 7:00 pm
Capitol City Symphony: Jazzy Orchestra @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm
The Capitol City Symphony, a community organized group of musician, performs as its alter ego the “Jazzy Orchestra” in a free concert at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
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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
Apr 6 @ 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[...]
Laraaji (DC) 6:00 pm
Laraaji (DC) @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm
New age multi-instrumentalist Laraaji performs. Presented as part of the Kennedy Center’s “Direct Current” Festival
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Apr 6 @ 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
Apr 7 @ 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.
* Haimovitz-Iyer Duo 3:30 pm
* Haimovitz-Iyer Duo @ National Gallery of Art - West Building, West Garden Court
Apr 7 @ 3:30 pm
Virtuoso cellist Matt Haimovitz performs with venerated pianist, composer and MacArthur fellow Vijay Iyer. The pair perform a program that ranges from Iyer’s own catalog and J.S. Bach, a favorite of Haimovitz, to Zakir Hussain and[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 7 @ 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
Apr 7 @ 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[...]
* Brownout (DC) 6:00 pm
* Brownout (DC) @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm
Brownout perform super-heavy psychedelic Latin funk that also draws influences from wide-and-far: break dancing, James Brown, hip-hop and heavy metal. The group reached a level of national acclaim in 2014 when their one-off performance of[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Apr 7 @ 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,[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 7 @ 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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* Herb Scott 8:00 pm
* Herb Scott @ Marvin DC
Apr 8 @ 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[...]
JAZZforum — Washington, DC, Jazz (Images of America) 8:00 pm
JAZZforum — Washington, DC, Jazz (Images of America) @ University of the District of Columbia - Recital Hall (Performing Arts—Bldg. 46-West)
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm
Allyn Johnson hosts Dr. Regennia N. Williams Rev. Dr. Sandra Butler-Truesdale, the authors and editors of the new “Images of America” volume on Washington, D.C. for a roundtable discussion on assembling their new work. The panel[...]
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together members of various pockets of the D.C. music scene. The house band at these Monday shows-cum-jams typically includes Mark Meadows[...]
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UDC Small Jazz Ensembles (JAM) 12:30 pm
UDC Small Jazz Ensembles (JAM) @ University of the District of Columbia - Recital Hall (Performing Arts—Bldg. 46-West)
Apr 9 @ 12:30 pm
The UDC Small Jazz Ensembles, under the leadership of Allyn Johnson, perform a variety of standards and small group-tailored tunes to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Part of UDC’s Jazz Appreciation Month festivities.
* Afro-Blue & the Howard University Jazz Ensemble (JAM) 12:40 pm
* Afro-Blue & the Howard University Jazz Ensemble (JAM) @ Howard University - Ira Airdge Theater
Apr 9 @ 12:40 pm
Afro-Blue, Howard University’s premiere vocal ensemble, gathers some of the finest, young vocalists that the District has to offer. Under the director of its longtime leader Professor Fred Irby III, the Howard University Jazz Ensembles is[...]
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Apr 10 @ 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.
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 10 @ 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
Apr 10 @ 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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“The Legacy of Louis Armstrong” (JAM) 11:00 am
“The Legacy of Louis Armstrong” (JAM) @ Howard University - Childers Recital Hall
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am
Celebrated music theory and technology professor Dr. Chris Royal presents a lecture on the Legacy of Louis Armstrong. Part of Howard University’s Jazz Appreciation Month
Montgomery College Jazz Ensemble (JAM) 1:00 pm
Montgomery College Jazz Ensemble (JAM) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm
The Montgomery College Jazz Ensemble performs. The group performs as part of the Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month.
* Oliver Lake’s Trio 3 8:00 pm
* Oliver Lake’s Trio 3 @ National Gallery of Art
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm
Iconic saxophonist, bandleader and composer Oliver Lake leads a trio of his contemporaries: the malleable and formidable bassist Reggie Workman and Andrew Cyrille, one of the most fearless experimenters in the history of the drum[...]
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Apr 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 Unknown, Trae[...]
Zoe Jorgenson 8:00 pm
Zoe Jorgenson @ Petworth Citizen
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Zoe Jorgenson, a newcomer to D.C. whose working on her masters in jazz studies at George Mason, performs.
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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 12 @ 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[...]
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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
Apr 13 @ 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[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Apr 13 @ 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
Apr 14 @ 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
Apr 14 @ 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
Apr 14 @ 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[...]
* Blues In Orbit / One Giant Leap 6:00 pm
* Blues In Orbit / One Giant Leap @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm
The U.S. Army Blues, the premiere jazz ensemble of the United States Army, performs a program of special material to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. First, the Army Blues plays[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Apr 14 @ 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,[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 14 @ 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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* 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert 8:00 pm
* 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert @ Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Kennedy Center hosts an all-star tribute concert to the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters: cool jazz pianist Bob Dorough, prolific critic, writer and Jazz at Lincoln Center brain-trust member Stanley Crouch, big band experimentalist Maria Schneider[...]
* Eliot Seppa 8:00 pm
* Eliot Seppa @ Marvin DC
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
Eliot Seppa is a rising talent on the bass, holding his own in a bassist-heavy town. In the past years, his broad, bounding sound has grown up; he now plays with the an assurance often[...]
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together members of various pockets of the D.C. music scene. The house band at these Monday shows-cum-jams typically includes Mark Meadows[...]
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* Abdullah Ibrahim Masterclass (JAM) 12:40 pm
* Abdullah Ibrahim Masterclass (JAM) @ Howard University - Childers Recital Hall
Apr 16 @ 12:40 pm
South African piano titan Abdullah Ibrahim helped pioneer the jazz scene in his homeland. As a member of the Jazz Epistles, the first, recorded South African bebop group, along with departed trumpeter Hugh Masekela, Ibrahim brought[...]
The Shenandoah University Trombone Collective 6:00 pm
The Shenandoah University Trombone Collective @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm
The Shenandoah University Trombone Collective, a nearly pure-trombone ensemble, plays a variety of art music from Bach to Ellington.
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The Bailsmen 7:00 pm
The Bailsmen @ Sotto
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Bailsmen play a style of jazz that enshrines 1930s hot and gypsy jazz, even dressing the part.
Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Apr 17 @ 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.
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 17 @ 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
Apr 17 @ 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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George Washington University Latin Jazz Band (JAM) 12:00 pm
George Washington University Latin Jazz Band (JAM) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm
The George Washington University Latin Jazz Band performs three separate sets at 12 noon, 1 and 2 p.m. The group performs as part of the Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month.
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Apr 18 @ 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[...]
Clarence Ward III 8:00 pm
Clarence Ward III @ Marvin DC
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs.
Michael Brandon Trio 8:00 pm
Michael Brandon Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor saxophonist Michael Brandon performs straight-ahead in a trio.
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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
* Joe Herrera’s Remix 8:00 pm
* Joe Herrera’s Remix @ Marvin DC
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm
Joe Herrera, a lyrical trumpeter who leads the beloved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, plays at Marvin’s with his fusion group Remix.
Tyler Leak & Freeform 8:00 pm
Tyler Leak & Freeform @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm
Drummer Tyler Leak tends to favor the sounds and sweeps of jazz’s electric period in the early 70s.
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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
Apr 20 @ 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[...]
* Jazzmeia Horn 8:00 pm
* Jazzmeia Horn @ Library of Congress - Coolidge Auditorium
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm
The winner of the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, Jazzmeia Horn shares the savory depth of Vaughan, as well as the verve of higher-pitched[...]
* Kristin Callahan 8:00 pm
* Kristin Callahan @ Jojo's Restaurant & Bar
Apr 20 @ 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.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Apr 20 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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,[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 21 @ 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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Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together members of various pockets of the D.C. music scene. The house band at these Monday shows-cum-jams typically includes Mark Meadows[...]
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Wifi Trio 7:00 pm
Wifi Trio @ Tryst
Apr 24 @ 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.
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Apr 24 @ 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
Apr 24 @ 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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Howard University’s SaaSY Vocal Ensemble (JAM) 12:00 pm
Howard University’s SaaSY Vocal Ensemble (JAM) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm
Howard University’s SaaSY Vocal Ensemble sings a capella arrangements of straight ahead classics and performs three separate sets at 12 noon, 1 and 2 p.m. The group performs as part of the Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation[...]
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Apr 25 @ 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[...]
Oh He Dead 8:00 pm
Oh He Dead @ Sotto
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm
Contemporary soul and R&B band Oh He Dead performs.
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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Apr 26 @ 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
Apr 26 @ 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.
* Ameen Saleem 8:00 pm
* Ameen Saleem @ Jojo's Restaurant and Bar
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Ameen Saleem became known around the world for laying down the singing basslines that anchored many of the late Roy Hargrove’s project over the last several years. He leads his own small combo here.
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Thinking About Jazz: Billy Eckstine: Mr. B 1:00 pm
Thinking About Jazz: Billy Eckstine: Mr. B @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm
Vocalist Billy Eckstine was an icon of the big band era and the era of vocal jazz where the style reigned as the pop music of the time. Guy Bennington, one of the long serving and[...]
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio 4:00 pm
Columbia Station Jazz Jam w/ Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 27 @ 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[...]
Darcy Cooke 8:00 pm
Darcy Cooke @ Jojo's Restaurant and Bar
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
Singer Darcy Cooke performs jazz standards and  some more contemporary numbers with a cabaret lounge feel.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Apr 27 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 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,[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Apr 28 @ 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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* U.S. Army Blues 6:00 pm
* U.S. Army Blues @ Kennedy Center
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm
The U.S. Army Blues is the army’s official jazz band and the military discipline reflects in their tight performance.
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead Food, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together members of various pockets of the D.C. music scene. The house band at these Monday shows-cum-jams typically includes Mark Meadows[...]
U.S. Navy Commodores 8:00 pm
U.S. Navy Commodores @ Blues Alley
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
The U.S. Navy Commodores is the premiere jazz big band of the United States Navy, performing big band, swing, and straight-ahead standards and arrangements. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Free but must[...]
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