DC Jazz Calendar

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* Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days [Day 1]
* Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days [Day 1] @ Phillips Collection
Jun 1 all-day
The annual soft-launch of the D.C. Jazz Festival, “Jazz N’ Family Fun Days” features some of the best jazz artists in D.C. performing all day at the Phillips Collection for absolutely free! Activities start at[...]
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[...]
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.
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* Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days [Day 2]
* Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days [Day 2] @ Phillips Collection
Jun 2 all-day
The annual soft-launch of the D.C. Jazz Festival, “Jazz N’ Family Fun Days” features some of the best jazz artists in D.C. performing all day at the Phillips Collection for absolutely free! Activities start at[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
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.
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Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Jun 3 @ 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
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.
* 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[...]
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* 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[...]
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Shannon Gunn 5:00 pm
Shannon Gunn @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm
Cogitative and crafty, the trombonist Shannon Gunn is also becoming an instigator around the D.C. jazz scene, where she runs a big band and sometimes organizes concerts. (Disclosure: They include a CapitalBop collaboration, the Jazz[...]
* The Jo-Go Project 6:00 pm
* The Jo-Go Project @ Gateway DC Pavilion
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed came up in the D.C. area, the rare ’90s baby enamored with the jazz greats. But he couldn’t help picking up some hometown music pride along the way—and for[...]
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
Lewis & Keys Trio 7:00 pm
Lewis & Keys Trio @ Gallery O on H
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm
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* 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[...]
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* Jazz in the Hoods Kick-Off
* Jazz in the Hoods Kick-Off @ Anacostia Business Improvement District
Jun 8 all-day
The DC Jazz Festival’s Jazz in the Hoods series – spotlighting many of the performers and venues in the district outside the major venues of the festival – launches in Anacostia with an event co-presented[...]
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[...]
* 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.
* Nag Champa 2:00 pm
* Nag Champa @ Wild Days (Rooftop of EatonDC Hotel)
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm
Nag Champa is a collective of DC musicians pursuing a genre-bending vision of musical future. The group is not unlike Christian Scott’s Stretch Music, bringing in elements of jazz, avant-garde-garde, hip-hop and world music influences[...]
Second Sunday’s Jazz Vinyl Records 3:00 pm
Second Sunday’s Jazz Vinyl Records @ Anacostia Art Center
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm
Earl Jackson of Vinyl Listening Lounge Club partners with East River Jazz for an afternoon of community, gathering and music. Bring your favorite jazz vinyl LPs, or just come to learn about collecting dusty disks of[...]
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[...]
Kelly Green Trio 6:00 pm
Kelly Green Trio @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm
Singer and pianist Kelly Green leads a straight-ahead trio that defers to the enshrined sound and technique of 1950s standards bop. She leads a tribute to Nat King Cole.
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.
* 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.
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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* Amy K Bormet Trio 6:00 pm
* Amy K Bormet Trio @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm
Amy K. Bormet, a versatile pianist and vocalist (and founder of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival) is fluent in both straight-ahead and more conceptual, avant jazz.
Jordan Dixon 7:00 pm
Jordan Dixon @ University of the District of Columbia - Performing Arts—Building 46-West
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm
UDC jazz alum Jordan Dixon returns to his old stomping grounds to lead a straight-ahead group.
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
The Bee Boisseau Project performs smooth jazz.
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Jun 10 @ 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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Trent Cokley 6:00 pm
Trent Cokley @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm
Gospel and worship singer Trent Cokley performs.
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Joe Herrera feat. James Zimmerman 5:00 pm
Joe Herrera feat. James Zimmerman @ Wild Days (Rooftop of EatonDC Hotel)
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm
Joe Herrera, a lyrical trumpeter who leads the beloved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, often mixed hip-hop, R&B, soul and rock into his own project, called the Remix. He’s joined by vocalist James Zimmerman, who often[...]
Noa Fort Quartet 6:00 pm
Noa Fort Quartet @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm
Israeli vocalist and pianist Noa Fort leads a small combo through ambient originals – like Norah Jones but made of shadow.
* Finding Strayhorn: Exploring the Billy Strayhorn Collection at the Library of Congress 7:00 pm
* Finding Strayhorn: Exploring the Billy Strayhorn Collection at the Library of Congress @ Library of Congress, Mumford Room, James Madison Building
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm
In November 2018, the Library of Congress announced it acquired a collection of Billy Strayhorn’s historical documents – over 18,000 papers – that range from manuscripts to financial accounts during his time as one of[...]
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.
* 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[...]
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* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience 12:30 pm
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience @ Franklin Park
Jun 13 @ 12:30 pm
Dante Pope, a strong, gospel-rooted drummer, is also a singer-songwriter in a kind of soul/pop vein. His After Five Music project is dedicated to the grooves and thoughts that arise when the sun goes down.
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 6:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ University of the District of Columbia
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, now a fixture of the scene, has a hard-driving and sparely metallic sound. It’s like Dexter Gordon’s and Sonny Rollins’, to the old-school buff, but he casts their lessons[...]
Barry Gurley 6:00 pm
Barry Gurley @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist and singer Barry Gurley performs standards and the occasional original in typical straight-ahead style.
Nicole Saphos 6:30 pm
Nicole Saphos @ Tudor Place
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm
The 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[...]
* Mark G. Meadows & The Movement 7:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & The Movement @ United States National Arboretum
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm
The pianist Mark Meadows is one of the fast-climbing talents on the D.C. jazz scene. He pulls sound from the keys with sharp, keen soulfulness, and writes melodies that are tight and savvy. With his[...]
* 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[...]
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.
Micah Smith 6:00 pm
Micah Smith @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm
Baltimore born-and-bred vocalist Micah Smith performs a mix of gospel, jazz and R&B.
Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Columbia Station
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead.
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[...]
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.
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* DC Jazz Fest at the Wharf [Day 1]
* DC Jazz Fest at the Wharf [Day 1] @ District Wharf
Jun 15 all-day
The D.C. Jazz Festival’s second, and culminating, weekend features a smorgasbord of performances across two stages at the D.C. Wharf. The transit pier amphitheater and the district pier stage will each host a mix of[...]
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 12:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ The Kreeger Museum
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, now a fixture of the scene, has a hard-driving and sparely metallic sound. It’s like Dexter Gordon’s and Sonny Rollins’, to the old-school buff, but he casts their lessons[...]
* 2019 DCJazzPrix Finals 2:30 pm
* 2019 DCJazzPrix Finals @ Pearl Street Warehouse
Jun 15 @ 2:30 pm
The DCJazzPrix seeks to find a new great talent in jazz; it’s not the Monk – now Herbie Hancock – competition in terms of prestige, but does offer opportunities to still hustling jazz artists. D.C.[...]
* 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[...]
* Alison Crockett 6:00 pm
* Alison Crockett @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
Allison Crockett blends neo-soul; new-school, uptown jazz; and city blues into something that’s logically political and personally defiant. She has the laggard rhythm of an Erykah Badu, the dance instinct of a Chaka Kahn, and[...]
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.
* Shannon Gunn & The Bullettes 7:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & The Bullettes @ Galley O on H
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
Led by Shannon Gunn, a talented trombonist and teacher whose become a major player in the D.C. jazz scene, this all-female big band plays traditional tunes as well as original material. 
Bin 1301 All Star Jam Session 7:00 pm
Bin 1301 All Star Jam Session @ Bin 1301
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
The Bin 1301 wine bar, a popular spot to truly feel the heart beat of D.C. on nights when Warren “Trae” Crudup III, Dana Hawkins and others hold forth, hosts a D.C. jazz festival jam[...]
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 Fest at the Wharf [Day 2]
* DC Jazz Fest at the Wharf [Day 2] @ District Wharf
Jun 16 all-day
The D.C. Jazz Festival’s second and culminating weekend features a smorgasbord of performances across two stages at the D.C. Wharf. The Transit Pier amphitheater, District Pier stage and the Pearl Street Warehouse will each host[...]
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.
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[...]
Eric Byrd Trio 6:00 pm
Eric Byrd Trio @ Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist and pianist Eric Byrd sings in a silky croon that’s not too far from Nat “King” Cole – but with more soul and gospel influence. He performs regularly with his trio, featuring Bhagwan Khalsa[...]
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,[...]
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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* Roscoe Mitchell & Mike Reed, Jason Moran: Discussions of the Sonic Imagination 6:00 pm
* Roscoe Mitchell & Mike Reed, Jason Moran: Discussions of the Sonic Imagination @ Hirshhorn Museum - Ring Auditorium
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm
Artist Theaster Gates presents Processions, a series of performances dedicated to exploring the full extent of African-American art and expression. Discussions of Sonic Imaginations, the culminating event in Processions, features some of both the D.C. jazz scene’s[...]
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Jun 17 @ 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
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.
* 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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* 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.
* 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[...]
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Black Masala 5:00 pm
Black Masala @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm
The DC- based brass band Black Masala takes cues from contemporaries like New Orleans’ Soul Rebels and Brooklyn’s Balkan Beat Box and Red Baraat, drawing elements from traditions across the globe to make music that is undeniably[...]
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.
* 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[...]
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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.
* 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[...]
* 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[...]
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,[...]
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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Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Jun 24 @ 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
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.
* 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[...]
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* 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[...]
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.
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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.
* Joe Herrera’s Remix 8:00 pm
* Joe Herrera’s Remix @ Marvin DC
Jun 28 @ 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.
* 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.
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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.
* 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.
* Space Was the Place: An Abbreviated History of Washington, DC Arts Venues 2:00 pm
* Space Was the Place: An Abbreviated History of Washington, DC Arts Venues @ National Gallery of Art - East Building Auditorium
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm
Before Capitalbop, before Rhizome DC, before Capital Fringe – hell, before the 9:30 Club – d.c. space was the one-stop place to see some of the most forward-thinking music created in and brought to the[...]
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,[...]
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.