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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* David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) @ Quiet Life Motel - Instagram Live
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm
Violinist David Schulman often performs with his group Quiet Life Motel, creating a cascade of rhythms and textures through Afro-Cuban and other folk rhythms as well as looping pedals. Schulman performs classical and folk dance[...]
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* Bill Heid Trio (Livestream) 3:00 pm
* Bill Heid Trio (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
Jan 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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* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
Jan 6 @ 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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* Shannon Gunn (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm
Trombonist Shannon Gunn is an imaginative musician and frequent bandleader at venues across D.C. She could be found on Tuesdays at Columbia Station and now at Club Heaven & Hell, reworking bop classics in an[...]
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* David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) @ Quiet Life Motel - Instagram Live
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm
Violinist David Schulman often performs with his group Quiet Life Motel, creating a cascade of rhythms and textures through Afro-Cuban and other folk rhythms as well as looping pedals. Schulman performs classical and folk dance[...]
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* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
Jan 13 @ 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[...]
* Mike Kuhl Trio (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Mike Kuhl Trio (Livestream) @ An Die Musik Live Webcast
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm
Drummer Mike Kuhl often leads trios that feature trumpeter Dave Ballou, in which the groups will create sonic soundscapes. There is no definite form or tempo to their work, but the peaks and valleys of[...]
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* Stanley Cowell: A Singular Voice (Livestream) 5:00 pm
* Stanley Cowell: A Singular Voice (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Livestream
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm
Pianist Stanley Cowell was one of those musicians totally immersed in the traditions that shaped his playing. The warm, broad harmonic approach Cowell had for the ivories came as much from Western art music as[...]
* David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) @ Quiet Life Motel - Instagram Live
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm
Violinist David Schulman often performs with his group Quiet Life Motel, creating a cascade of rhythms and textures through Afro-Cuban and other folk rhythms as well as looping pedals. Schulman performs classical and folk dance[...]
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* Sharón Clark Quartet (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* Sharón Clark Quartet (Livestream) @ The Covid Sessions at Blue House Productions
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm
Sharón Clark is perhaps the most powerful jazz vocalist in Washington, D.C. She belts Great American songbook standards and soars over lush arrangements created by her regular pianist Chris Grasso. They perform a program of[...]
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* Cyrus Chestnut (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
Cyrus Chestnut is one of the rare, modern jazz pianists to channel the resonating, chiming harmonies and whimsical but lyrical melodic style of pianist Vince Guaraldi. While Chestnut, who also holds a teaching post in[...]
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* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
Jan 20 @ 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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* David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) @ Quiet Life Motel - Instagram Live
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm
Violinist David Schulman often performs with his group Quiet Life Motel, creating a cascade of rhythms and textures through Afro-Cuban and other folk rhythms as well as looping pedals. Schulman performs classical and folk dance[...]
* Tim Whalen (Livestream) 8:00 pm
* Tim Whalen (Livestream) @ The Covid Sessions at Blue House Productions
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist, composer and arranger Tim Whalen puts none of those roles above the other: He’s a fierce improviser with debt to the bebop greats; he also writes magnificent, interleaved pieces for mid-size ensemble. He[...]
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* Balbed/Arnold/Berkowitz Trio (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* Balbed/Arnold/Berkowitz Trio (Livestream) @ The Covid Sessions at Blue House Productions
Jan 25 @ 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[...]
* Carr – Keys Quintet (Livestream) 8:00 pm
* Carr – Keys Quintet (Livestream) @ Blues Alley - National Press Club Livestream
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonists Marshall Keys and Paul Carr are two of the great fixtures of the D.C. jazz scene. When Carr, a powerful tenorman and veteran educator, and Keys, as comfortable swinging on blues and bebop as[...]
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* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
Jan 27 @ 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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* David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel (Livestream) @ Quiet Life Motel - Instagram Live
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm
Violinist David Schulman often performs with his group Quiet Life Motel, creating a cascade of rhythms and textures through Afro-Cuban and other folk rhythms as well as looping pedals. Schulman performs classical and folk dance[...]
* Donald Harrison Jr. (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Donald Harrison Jr. (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Live Stream
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm
Saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr.’s influence on contemporary jazz is understated by strong. A chief of two New Orleas Mardi Gras Indian tribes, Harrison cut his tetth like so many aspiring players last century: going through[...]
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* Donald Harrison Jr. (Livestream) 6:30 pm
* Donald Harrison Jr. (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Live Stream
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm
Saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr.’s influence on contemporary jazz is understated by strong. A chief of two New Orleas Mardi Gras Indian tribes, Harrison cut his tetth like so many aspiring players last century: going through[...]

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