DC Jazz Calendar

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our live events listings calendar is on hiatus. We are now listing virtual/streamed gigs on this calendar. Please get in contact with listings editor Jackson Sinnenberg to submit a listing.

Guide to the calendar:
* = CB Pick
** = CapitalBop Show
v v categories are neighborhoods
v v tags sort by free events, venues with food, CapitalBop shows, and more
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* Bill Heid Trio (Livestream) 3:00 pm
* Bill Heid Trio (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm
Bill Heid, maybe the most prominent master of the Hammond B-3 in Washington, D.C., boasts a storied resume that includes stints with jazz and blues icons like Sonny Stitt, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and David[...]
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* Imani-Grace & Terrence Cunningham (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Imani-Grace & Terrence Cunningham (Livestream) @ An Die Musik Live Stream
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm
Imani-Grace Cooper is a celebrated vocalist in the area, equally adept at holding it down with a go-go group, singing jazz standards or belting R&B. She’s been experimenting recently with her own group, the Big[...]
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* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm
Herb Scott is a tireless champion of jazz in the District. He can be found most often on Capitol Hill, either leading the Wednesday jazz jam at Mr. Henry’s or advocating in the halls of[...]
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* The Jo-Go Project (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* The Jo-Go Project (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Live Stream
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed was born and raised in Silver Spring and is a consummate student of the D.C. music scene: He’s equally comfortable blowing some burnished, buoyant hard-bop as he is grooving in the[...]
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* Craig Alston & Friends (Livestream) 3:00 pm
* Craig Alston & Friends (Livestream) @ An Die Musik Live Stream
Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm
Saxophonist Craig Alston’s tone may sound brusque and burnished at times, but can also sink into soft, luxurious melodies and solos to match the mood. He’s a strong straight-ahead bandleader that has earned the respect[...]
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* Jon Irabagon Quartet (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Jon Irabagon Quartet (Livestream) @ An Die Musik Live Stream
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm
Winner of the 2008 Monk Competition, saxophonist Jon Irabagon is one of the most interesting and prolific musicians in jazz. The Filipino-American saxophonist’s style is extremely fluid, able to cover Albert Ayler’s skronk, Coltrane’s sheets[...]
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* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm
Herb Scott is a tireless champion of jazz in the District. He can be found most often on Capitol Hill, either leading the Wednesday jazz jam at Mr. Henry’s or advocating in the halls of[...]
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* Steve Arnold/Sarah Hughes/Kelton Norris (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Steve Arnold/Sarah Hughes/Kelton Norris (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm
A longtime fixture on both the Beltway and Baltimore jazz scenes, Sarah Hughes can swing soft, sweet and cool like Lee Konitz and swerve in an instant to the dense yet untethered tonality of Anthony[...]
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* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm
Herb Scott is a tireless champion of jazz in the District. He can be found most often on Capitol Hill, either leading the Wednesday jazz jam at Mr. Henry’s or advocating in the halls of[...]
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* Tedd Baker Trio (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Tedd Baker Trio (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm
Tedd Baker is not only a staple on the D.C. jazz scene, but also one of the horn players in the military band Airmen of Note. His tone on the tenor saxophone is well-polished, light[...]
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* 3 Divas’ “Tribute to Ella” (Livestream) 8:00 pm
* 3 Divas’ “Tribute to Ella” (Livestream) @ Blues Alley - National Press Club Livestream
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm
Three of the DMV’s most gifted vocalists – the neo-soul chameleon Alison Crockett, the Afro-Blue leader and straight-ahead powerhouse Jessica Boykin-Settles and the clean swinging Darden Purcell – team up for a tribute to Ella[...]
* Integriti Reeves (Livestream) 8:00 pm
* Integriti Reeves (Livestream) @ Blues Alley - National Press Club Livestream
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Blues Alley Jazz Society hosts the now-annual Ella Fitzgerald vocal competition. Five singers from across the globe will perform selections of the Johnny Mercer songbook based around Ella’s recordings in order to prove their[...]
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* Andrew White Tribute Band and 16th Annual Big Band Jam (Livestream) 11:00 am
* Andrew White Tribute Band and 16th Annual Big Band Jam (Livestream) @ Blues Alley Livestream
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am
Blues Alley combines its formerly annual U.S. Army Blues and Andrew White performances into one event with its Big Band Jam. The performance, which will be livestreamed from the Washington Monument’s Sylvan Amphitheater, features five[...]
* John Lamkin’s “Favorites” Quintet Jazz Appreciation Month (Livestream) 3:00 pm
* John Lamkin’s “Favorites” Quintet Jazz Appreciation Month (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm
John Lamkin is something of an institution when it comes to jazz along the I-95 corridor. He’s not only a veteran educator, a former instructor at University of Maryland, and the head of an impressive[...]
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* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm
Herb Scott is a tireless champion of jazz in the District. He can be found most often on Capitol Hill, either leading the Wednesday jazz jam at Mr. Henry’s or advocating in the halls of[...]
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* Charles Rahmat Woods Quartet International Jazz Day (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Charles Rahmat Woods Quartet International Jazz Day (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
Saxophonist and flautist Charles Rahmat Woods regularly performs straight-ahead jazz at restaurants and bars, but in his heart there’s always a smoldering love for the avant-garde. The bright, bracing soprano specialist plays his annual set[...]

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