DC Jazz Calendar

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1
Marx Cafe Jam Session 9:30 pm
Marx Cafe Jam Session @ Marx Cafe
Oct 1 @ 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.
2
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 2 @ 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.
3
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 3 @ 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 @ Bin 1301
Oct 3 @ 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[...]
4
James Collins Trio 6:00 pm
James Collins Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist James Collins leads a straight-ahead trio.
James King 9:30 pm
James King @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 4 @ 9:30 pm
In a city of bassists, James King stands tall as a revered and seasoned bassist who has made D.C. his scene for many years.
5
* Bill Heid 9:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 5 @ 9:30 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies as well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious student[...]
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Oct 5 @ 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.
6
DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 6 @ 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.
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Oct 6 @ 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 – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Oct 6 @ 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. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
7
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Oct 7 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 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[...]
8
Marx Cafe Jam Session 9:30 pm
Marx Cafe Jam Session @ Marx Cafe
Oct 8 @ 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.
9
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 9 @ 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.
10
* HillFest Conference [Day 1]
* HillFest Conference [Day 1] @ The Yard: Eastern Market
Oct 10 all-day
The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, the home-grown, DIY institution fighting for jazz and arts policy on Capitol Hill and in D.C.’s city hall, presents the third incarnation of HillFest, a three day seminar and festival.[...]
Pop Social Jazz Happy Hour 4:00 pm
Pop Social Jazz Happy Hour @ Pop Social
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm
Pop Social in L’Enfant Plaza hosts three hours of jazz every Thursday with a band anchored by grooving, dynamic drummer Warren “Trae” Crudup III.
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 10 @ 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 @ Bin 1301
Oct 10 @ 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[...]
11
* HillFest Conference [Day 2]
* HillFest Conference [Day 2] @ The Yard: Eastern Market
Oct 11 all-day
The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, the home-grown, DIY institution fighting for jazz and arts policy on Capitol Hill and in D.C.’s city hall, presents the third incarnation of HillFest, a three day seminar and festival.[...]
Julian Berkowitz Trio 6:00 pm
Julian Berkowitz Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm
Drummer Julian Berkowitz leads a straight-ahead trio.
Kevin Cordt Quartet 8:00 pm
Kevin Cordt Quartet @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 11 @ 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[...]
* Tarus Mateen 9:30 pm
* Tarus Mateen @ Jojo's
Oct 11 @ 9:30 pm
Bassist Tarus Mzateen strikes a balance between ethereal harmonic movement and deeply resonant groove. He is a member of Jason Moran’s Bandwagon trio, and is known not only on the jazz scene but also in[...]
12
* Hillfest 2019
* Hillfest 2019 @ Garfield Park
Oct 12 all-day
The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, the home-grown, DIY institution fighting for jazz and arts policy on Capitol Hill and in D.C.’s city hall, presents the third incarnation of HillFest, a three day seminar and festival.[...]
Jon Steele Trio 6:00 pm
Jon Steele Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm
Longtime DMV sideman and bassist Jon Steele leads his own group.
Carly Harvey 9:30 pm
Carly Harvey @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 12 @ 9:30 pm
Carly Harvey, dubbed D.C.’s “Queen Of the Blues” by a WPFW DJ, performs a mix of blues, jazz and soul.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Oct 12 @ 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.
13
DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 13 @ 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.
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Oct 13 @ 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 – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Oct 13 @ 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. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
14
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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[...]
15
Marx Cafe Jam Session 9:30 pm
Marx Cafe Jam Session @ Marx Cafe
Oct 15 @ 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.
16
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Aaron Myers and saxophonist Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand.
* Dana Hawkins Trio 8:00 pm
* Dana Hawkins Trio @ Bin 1301
Oct 16 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 16 @ 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.
17
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience 8:00 pm
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience @ Marvin DC
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Pope may be best known to many of D.C.’s jazz crowd as a steady drummer who brings some of the groove from his years playing soul and gospel. As a leader he brings that[...]
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Oct 17 @ 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[...]
18
Geovane Santos 9:30 pm
Geovane Santos @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 18 @ 9:30 pm
New Orleans-based Brazilian guitarist Geovane Santos performs.
19
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Oct 19 @ 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.
Landon Paddock 9:30 pm
Landon Paddock @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 19 @ 9:30 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing.
20
DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 20 @ 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.
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Oct 20 @ 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 – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Oct 20 @ 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. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
21
* Hope Udobi 8:00 pm
* Hope Udobi @ Marvin DC
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Hope Udobi isn’t just one of the D.C. scene’s most promising young jazz players from a musicianship standpoint; he’s one of the most riveting, creatively speaking. Udobi’s incendiary bop style is brimming with furious[...]
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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[...]
22
Marx Cafe Jam Session 9:30 pm
Marx Cafe Jam Session @ Marx Cafe
Oct 22 @ 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.
23
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Aaron Myers and saxophonist Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand.
* Dana Hawkins Trio 8:00 pm
* Dana Hawkins Trio @ Bin 1301
Oct 23 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 23 @ 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.
24
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience 8:00 pm
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience @ Marvin DC
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Pope may be best known to many of D.C.’s jazz crowd as a steady drummer who brings some of the groove from his years playing soul and gospel. As a leader he brings that[...]
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Oct 24 @ 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[...]
25
* Joe Herrera’s Remix 8:00 pm
* Joe Herrera’s Remix @ Marvin DC
Oct 25 @ 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.
Dave Manley 9:30 pm
Dave Manley @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 25 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist Dave Manley, who navigates the fretboard with the flair and flow of Carlos Santana mixed with Wes Montgomery, performs.
26
* Imani-Grace Cooper 9:30 pm
* Imani-Grace Cooper @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 26 @ 9:30 pm
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.
James Benson Quartet 9:30 pm
James Benson Quartet @ Columbia Station
Oct 26 @ 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.
27
DC Jazz Singers Jam 11:00 am
DC Jazz Singers Jam @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Oct 27 @ 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.
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Oct 27 @ 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 – Late Night Jam 9:30 pm
Peter Edelman Trio – Late Night Jam @ Columbia Station
Oct 27 @ 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. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to sit in an bring their[...]
28
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Oct 28 @ 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
Oct 28 @ 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[...]
29
Marx Cafe Jam Session 9:30 pm
Marx Cafe Jam Session @ Marx Cafe
Oct 29 @ 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.
30
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Aaron Myers and saxophonist Herb Scott host a jam session at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill every Wednesday, welcoming performers of all ages and ability levels to join the bandstand.
* Dana Hawkins Trio 8:00 pm
* Dana Hawkins Trio @ Bin 1301
Oct 30 @ 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[...]
Peter Edelman Trio 8:00 pm
Peter Edelman Trio @ Columbia Station
Oct 30 @ 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.
31
Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience 8:00 pm
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience @ Marvin DC
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Pope may be best known to many of D.C.’s jazz crowd as a steady drummer who brings some of the groove from his years playing soul and gospel. As a leader he brings that[...]
* Trae and the Unrehearsed 8:00 pm
* Trae and the Unrehearsed @ Bin 1301
Oct 31 @ 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[...]