DC Jazz Calendar

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* The “Maurice’s Black History Month Salute” Memorial Combo 6:00 pm
* The “Maurice’s Black History Month Salute” Memorial Combo @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm
Every year at Westminster Presbyterian, Maurice Lyles rangs in Black History Month with an expert straight-ahead group in celebration of Black American music. Tony Green takes up the sticks to re-ingite this cerished DC jazz tradition.[...]
* Irene Jalenti’s “The Beatles Project” 7:30 pm
* Irene Jalenti’s “The Beatles Project” @ Creative Cauldron
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Italian vocalist Irene Jalenti sings jazz standards in a tone that’s husky and hushed. She performs her own, jazzy, arrangements of her favorites from the Beatles’ catalog with a small combo. Two separate sets[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Sotto
Feb 1 @ 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.
* Victor Provost & Josanne Francis 8:00 pm
* Victor Provost & Josanne Francis @ AMP By Strathmore
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
Victor Provost isn’t just the only jazz steel pan player in D.C. – he’s one of the region’s best improvisers, on any instrument. He pairs up with the Trinidad and Tobego-raised Strathmore AIR alumna Josanne[...]
* Amy K Bormet 9:30 pm
* Amy K Bormet @ JoJo's
Feb 1 @ 9:30 pm
Amy K Bormet, pianist and founder of Washington Women in Jazz Festival, performs original compositions and arrangements with a small combo featuring Brian Settles on saxophone.
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 9:30 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Maddy's Bar and Grille
Feb 1 @ 9:30 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 1 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
2
* Ron Miles: I AM A MAN 7:00 pm
* Ron Miles: I AM A MAN @ Kennedy Center - Terrace Theater
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm
The cornetist and trumpeter Ron Miles plays with a warm, full tone that shows his deep study of trumpet tradition as well as his own searching on the valves. He plays with his lauded “I[...]
* Qunicy Phillip: Chicken Grease 8:00 pm
* Qunicy Phillip: Chicken Grease @ Sotto
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm
The drummer Quincy Phillips has an irrepressible bounce in all his playing. With the Young Lions trio, a D.C. mainstay for over 15 years, he moves throughout jazz’s decades with ease and glee.
* John Lamkin III 9:30 pm
* John Lamkin III @ Jojo's
Feb 2 @ 9:30 pm
The son of UMD Jazz Studies prof and trumpeter John Lamkin II, hard-driving drummer and Baltimorean John R. Lamkin III plays straight-ahead.
* Steve Arnold 9:30 pm
* Steve Arnold @ Maddy's Bar and Grille
Feb 2 @ 9:30 pm
The musical omnivore Steve Arnold plays everything from long-form, jazz-rock arrangements to wailing free music. Already a stalwart on the scene, he leads the blowout of Maddy’s closing, featuring performances and jams.
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 2 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
3
* Nag Champa: A Suite for Gil Scott Heron 6:00 pm
* Nag Champa: A Suite for Gil Scott Heron @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Feb 3 @ 6:00 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[...]
4
* Herb Scott 8:00 pm
* Herb Scott @ Blues Alley
Feb 4 @ 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[...]
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Feb 4 @ 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[...]
5
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 5 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
6
* Thad Wilson Presents… 7:00 pm
* Thad Wilson Presents… @ Bakers and Baristas
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm
Straight-ahead trumpeter Thad Wilson plays with bursting articulation, and a generous insistence on clarity. It’s easy to fall in love with his playing. He curates a weekly performance series at Bakers and Baristas.
* Theljon Allen 7:00 pm
* Theljon Allen @ Sotto
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm
Baltimore-based trumpeter Thejlon Allen plays a kind of electrified version of jazz that casts the sounds and structures of the early fusion groups like Return to Forever through the melodic sensibility of 80s smooth and[...]
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 6 @ 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.
* Reginald Cyntje: Rise of the Protestor CD Release 8:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje: Rise of the Protestor CD Release @ Blues Alley
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm
Reginald Cyntje, arguably D.C.’s most agile and expressive trombone player, writes sloping, danceable compositions. His unhurried improvisation style taps long-held feelings, and lulls you into exhilaration. He celebrates the release of Rise of the Protester, his[...]
7
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
* Feedel Band 8:00 pm
* Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro and Lounge
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm
Feedel Band may be the leading Ethio-jazz group in a town with one of the world’s most vibrant Ethiopian expat populations. It grooves at mid-tempo, toggling between sultry and entrancing; the seven-piece band of ruggedly[...]
* Noble Jolley 8:00 pm
* Noble Jolley @ Sotto
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Noble Jolley draws gospel, soul and the modal bop of the 1960s into his protean, contemporary jazz sound, stamped with a slick and modish energy.
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* Tarus Mateen 8:00 pm
* Tarus Mateen @ Jojo's
Feb 8 @ 8:00 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[...]
* Todd Marcus 8:00 pm
* Todd Marcus @ Sotto
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Todd Marcus is becoming known as the most exciting bass clarinetist in jazz today. He swings hard, soothes, confounds, excites. His music often draws on Egyptian musical and mythological themes and motifs; fresh off a[...]
* Thad Wilson 9:00 pm
* Thad Wilson @ Twins Jazz
Feb 8 @ 9:00 pm
Straight-ahead trumpeter Thad Wilson plays with bursting articulation, and a generous insistence on clarity. It’s easy to fall in love with his playing. Two separate sets at 9 and 11 p.m.
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 8 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
9
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 9 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
10
* Nikara Warren’s Black Wall Street 6:00 pm
* Nikara Warren’s Black Wall Street @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm
Vibraphonist Nikara Warren plays with a strong bop sensibility not unlike Milt Jackson. A frequent collaborator with bop paragon Kenny Barron, she leads a sextet performance of her work “Black Wall Street,” dedicate to the Black[...]
* Archie Shepp’s All-Star Tribute to John Coltrane 8:00 pm
* Archie Shepp’s All-Star Tribute to John Coltrane @ Kennedy Center
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
Afrocentric avant-garde player and keeper of “Fire Music” Archie Shepp has been an icon of the creative music world since his tutlege in the early ’60s New York scene under John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor.[...]
11
* Mark G. Meadows: Ain’t Misbehavin’ 8:00 pm
* Mark G. Meadows: Ain’t Misbehavin’ @ Blues Alley
Feb 11 @ 8:00 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[...]
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Feb 11 @ 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[...]
12
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
13
* Thad Wilson Presents… 7:00 pm
* Thad Wilson Presents… @ Bakers and Baristas
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Straight-ahead trumpeter Thad Wilson plays with bursting articulation, and a generous insistence on clarity. It’s easy to fall in love with his playing. He curates a weekly performance series at Bakers and Baristas.
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 13 @ 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.
14
* Deacon Izzy & the Congregation: So N Luv Wit U 6:00 pm
* Deacon Izzy & the Congregation: So N Luv Wit U @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm
Emcee Deacon Izzy can often be found lending his playful, pointed rhymes to DC’s jazz musicians. He’s a leading voice in Mark Meadows’ Movement, DuPont Brass, the Jo-Go Project and performs often at Marvin. With[...]
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
* Kristin Callahan 8:00 pm
* Kristin Callahan @ Twins Jazz
Feb 14 @ 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 and leads the Valentine’s Day festivities at Twins. Two separate sets at 8 and 10[...]
15
* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 1]
* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 1] @ Rockville Hilton
Feb 15 all-day
Paul Carr hems the 10th annual Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, featuring acts drawn all around the Mid-Atlantic states, from high school and college ensembles to area regulars. Day 1 highlights include: 5 p.m. Opening ceremony feature[...]
* Marshall Keys & Friends 6:00 pm
* Marshall Keys & Friends @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool.
* Deacon Izzy & the Congregation 8:00 pm
* Deacon Izzy & the Congregation @ Marvin DC
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
Emcee Deacon Izzy can often be found lending his topical, wise rhymes to DC’s jazz musicians. He’s a leading voice in Mark Meadows’ Movement, DuPont Brass, the Jo-Go Project and performs often at Marvin.
* Gregory Porter 8:00 pm
* Gregory Porter @ Strathmore Music Center
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
Gregory Porter’s powerful voice runs from limpid to barbed and straining — but he’s always deliberate, always in control. His songwriting will toss your mind back to the classic, gospel-influenced soul of the 1960s; his[...]
* James Francies 8:00 pm
* James Francies @ Kennedy Center
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
The young pianist James Francies, fresh off his debut recording as a bandleader for Blue Note, performs originals and standards strongly informed by the generation of young lions that came before him, as well as more[...]
* Brian Settles 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles @ Jojo's
Feb 15 @ 9:30 pm
Brian Settles is wakefully minimalist as a saxophonist and a composer. His tone on the tenor sax warbles and decries, and it’s established him as one of D.C.’s most self-possessed improvisers.
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 15 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
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*SOLD OUT Pedrito Martinez and Alfredo Rodríguez 7:00 pm
*SOLD OUT Pedrito Martinez and Alfredo Rodríguez @ Kennedy Center
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm
Alfredo Rodríguez, a Quincy Jones-protege whose something of a Cuban Keith Jarrett on the ivory keys, teams up with human beat factory, percussionist and vocalist Pedrito Martinez, a fluid yet staunch embodiment of the Afro-Cuban jazz[...]
* Dante Pope 8:00 pm
* Dante Pope @ Songbyrd Music House
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Pope, a fabulous and multi-talented drummer and singer-songwriter with strong gospel roots, performs.
* William Hooker 8:00 pm
* William Hooker @ Rhizome DC
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm
The avant-garde drummer and sonic contourist William Hooker is as interested in texture as he is in percussion. His music rumbles, trembles and tenses; it can pulse with real urgency, without charging toward any particular[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 16 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
17
* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 3]
* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 3] @ Rockville Hilton
Feb 17 all-day
Paul Carr hems the 10th annual Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, featuring acts drawn all around the Mid-Atlantic states, from high school and college ensembles to area regulars. Day 3 highlights include: 1 p.m. Michael Thomas Quintet[...]
* Kahil El-Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble 5:00 pm
* Kahil El-Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble @ Rhizome DC
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm
It’s an annual tradition for Transparent Productions to feature the mighty Ethnic Heritage Ensemble during Black History Month. For more than three decades, the Chicago-based drummer/percussionist/vocalist Kahil El’Zabar has led the group, and its revolving[...]
18
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Feb 18 @ 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[...]
19
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* David Binney’s Angelino Quartet 8:00 pm
* David Binney’s Angelino Quartet @ Blues Alley
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist David Binney is a stalwart of the New York scene as a bandleader, sideman and producer. He carries the same versatility as elders like Chris Potter and the same drive for exploration; his recordings[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
20
* Thad Wilson Presents… 7:00 pm
* Thad Wilson Presents… @ Bakers and Baristas
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
Straight-ahead trumpeter Thad Wilson plays with bursting articulation, and a generous insistence on clarity. It’s easy to fall in love with his playing. He curates a weekly performance series at Bakers and Baristas.
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 20 @ 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.
21
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
* Shannon Gunn & The Bullettes 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & The Bullettes @ Sotto
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Led by Shannon Gunn, a talented trombonist and teacher who plays in the well-loved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, this all-female big band plays traditional tunes as well as original material. The band includes the pianist[...]
22
* Aaron L. Myers II 8:00 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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.
* Kevin Eubanks 8:00 pm
* Kevin Eubanks @ Blues Alley
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
You probably know Kevin Eubanks from his stint as musical director on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, but before that he was as a young jazz guitarist making ripples on the New York City scene in[...]
* Matvei Sigalov 8:00 pm
* Matvei Sigalov @ Sotto
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
The multi-talented violinist (and sometime guitarist and vocalist) Matvei Sigalov plays a mix of straight-ahead jazz and late-20th-century pop, always rendered with finesse.
* Bill Heid 9:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo's
Feb 22 @ 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[...]
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 22 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
23
* Donvonte McCoy & CP Time 6:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy & CP Time @ Kennedy Center Milleninum Stage
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays everything from go-go to bebop with a robust, earthy tone that easily squawks and soars when it comes time to fly on the solo. He performs a[...]
* Ameen Saleem 8:00 pm
* Ameen Saleem @ Sotto
Feb 23 @ 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.
* Kevin Eubanks 8:00 pm
* Kevin Eubanks @ Blues Alley
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
You probably know Kevin Eubanks from his stint as musical director on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, but before that he was as a young jazz guitarist making ripples on the New York City scene in[...]
* Irene Jalenti 9:30 pm
* Irene Jalenti @ Jojo's
Feb 23 @ 9:30 pm
The Italian vocalist Irene Jalenti sings jazz standards in a tone that’s husky and hushed.
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet 10:00 pm
* Donvonte McCoy Quintet @ 18th St. Lounge
Feb 23 @ 10:00 pm
Arguably the city’s best jazz trumpeter, Donvonte McCoy plays every Friday and Saturday at the hip 18th St. Lounge. He likes to mix in some funk as well during the lounge gig, and he’s liable[...]
24
* Kevin Eubanks 8:00 pm
* Kevin Eubanks @ Blues Alley
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
You probably know Kevin Eubanks from his stint as musical director on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, but before that he was as a young jazz guitarist making ripples on the New York City scene in[...]
25
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mixtape Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Feb 25 @ 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[...]
26
* Tedd Baker and Friends 7:30 pm
* Tedd Baker and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm
Tedd Baker is a gripping D.C. saxophonist—burly tone wrapped around a taut rhythmic approach. When not playing with the Airmen of Note, he often leads his own projects, and he’s in residence at JoJo’s every[...]
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & the Firebird Organ Trio @ Columbia Station
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm
Every wee, Shannon Gunn leads the post-bop Firebird Organ trio, featuring a rotating cast of organists/keyboardists and drummers. The group plays two sets. Recently, their first sets have been dedicated to re-imagining monumental albums in[...]
27
* Thad Wilson Presents… 7:00 pm
* Thad Wilson Presents… @ Bakers and Baristas
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
Straight-ahead trumpeter Thad Wilson plays with bursting articulation, and a generous insistence on clarity. It’s easy to fall in love with his playing. He curates a weekly performance series at Bakers and Baristas.
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
* Capitol Hill Jazz Jam @ Mr. Henry's
Feb 27 @ 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.
28
* Marshall Keys Trio 7:30 pm
* Marshall Keys Trio @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He holds a weekly residency at JoJo’s with Federico Pena and Mark Prince.
* Joey DeFrancesco 8:00 pm
* Joey DeFrancesco @ Blues Alley
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm
Fusion organist Joey DeFrancesco drew acclaim starting in the late ’80s – the era of straight-ahead jazz’s neo-traditional revival – for his precocious ability to channel the current of soulful expression that runs through most[...]
* Twins Jazz Orchestra 8:00 pm
* Twins Jazz Orchestra @ Twins Jazz
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Twins Jazz Orchestra is made up of some of the finest jazz musicians that the District of Columbia has to offer. Under director of Thad Wilson, one the area’s most deft and lyrical trumpeters,[...]