DC Jazz Calendar

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all previously scheduled gigs are canceled or postponed until further notice. We are now listing virtual and streamed gigs on this calendar; please get in contact with listings editor Jackson Sinnenberg to submit for 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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CANCELED: * Paul Carr Quartet 7:00 pm
CANCELED: * Paul Carr Quartet @ Ghostline D.C.
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm
***NOTE***This show has been canceled Paul Carr is both one of the most venerated bandleaders and educators in the Mid-Atlantic region. The tenor saxophonist runs the beloved Jazz Academy of Music, directs the Mid-Atlantic Jazz[...]
* Paul Carr Quartet (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* Paul Carr Quartet (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm
Paul Carr is both one of the most venerated bandleaders and educators in the Mid-Atlantic region. The tenor saxophonist runs the beloved Jazz Academy of Music, directs the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival and still finds time[...]
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* Sam Prather GO 4tet (Livestream) 4:00 pm
* Sam Prather GO 4tet (Livestream) @ Kennedy Center - Live Stream
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm
Samuel Prather is a human jukebox — a man of 1,000 riffs, grooves and tunes. Put in a request and his ensemble, the Groove Orchestra, will lay into seemingly any tune with mellifluous horn melodies,[...]
* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
Oct 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[...]
* David Murray’s Baltimore Band (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* David Murray’s Baltimore Band (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm
It’s easy to talk about the way jazz developed in the 1970s and ’80s without mentioning saxophonist David Murray, and many have done it – it was a quicksilver time for the music, and there’s[...]
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* Carl Grubbs & The New Generation (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* Carl Grubbs & The New Generation (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Livestream
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm
Saxophonist Carl Grubbs is one of the elders of the Baltimore jazz scene that is close to being local jazz royalty. Grubbs’ cousin Naima – yes, that Naima! – was married to his most formative[...]
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* Bill Heid Trio (Livestream) 2:00 pm
* Bill Heid Trio (Livestream) @ An Die Music Live Stream
Oct 11 @ 2:00 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[...]
* Todd Macrus Quintet (Livestream) 4:30 pm
* Todd Macrus Quintet (Livestream) @ Todd Marcus Sidewalk Concert
Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm
Todd Marcus may be the most prominent bass clarinetist in modern jazz. The Baltimore-based composer, bandleader and activist makes a strong case for why the instrument deserves more recognition; whether he’s coxing out deep melancholy[...]
* Sharón Clark Quartet (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* Sharón Clark Quartet (Livestream) @ The Covid Sessions at Blue House Productions
Oct 11 @ 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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* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
Oct 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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* Shannon Gunn (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
Oct 15 @ 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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* Cyrus Chestnut & Affirmation (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut & Affirmation (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Live Stream
Oct 16 @ 7:30 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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* Cyrus Chestnut & Affirmation (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut & Affirmation (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Live Stream
Oct 17 @ 7:30 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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* Cyrus Chestnut & Affirmation (Livestream) 6:30 pm
* Cyrus Chestnut & Affirmation (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Live Stream
Oct 18 @ 6:30 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)
Oct 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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Landon Paddock (Livestream) 7:00 pm
Landon Paddock (Livestream) @ Blue House Live Productions
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing. He’s back by a strong group of locals including tenor saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, bassist Steve Arnold and drummer Kelton Norris. The[...]
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* Roy Ayers (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* Roy Ayers (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Live Stream
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
Beloved by acid-jazz fans, hip-hop heads and disco lovers alike, vocalist and vibraphonist Roy Ayers is partial to the title “King of Neo-Soul Music.” Early in his career, Ayers’ work as an experimental jazz musician[...]
* Steve Arnold – Sea Change (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* Steve Arnold – Sea Change (Livestream) @ The Covid Sessions at Blue House Productions
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
Bassist Steve Arnold is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable faces and in-demand sidemen on the D.C. jazz scene. His group Sea-Change blends elements and melodies of folk and rock music into wider-sweeping, improvisational[...]
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* Roy Ayers (Livestream) 7:30 pm
* Roy Ayers (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Live Stream
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm
Beloved by acid-jazz fans, hip-hop heads and disco lovers alike, vocalist and vibraphonist Roy Ayers is partial to the title “King of Neo-Soul Music.” Early in his career, Ayers’ work as an experimental jazz musician[...]
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* Roy Ayers (Livestream) 5:00 pm
* Roy Ayers (Livestream) @ Keystone Korner Baltimore Live Stream
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm
Beloved by acid-jazz fans, hip-hop heads and disco lovers alike, vocalist and vibraphonist Roy Ayers is partial to the title “King of Neo-Soul Music.” Early in his career, Ayers’ work as an experimental jazz musician[...]
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* Mayu Saeki & Warren Wolf (Livestream) 7:00 pm
* Mayu Saeki & Warren Wolf (Livestream) @ An Die Musik Live Stream
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
Flautist Mayu Saeki has been a presence in New York City for the last decade, between her own work and supporting the legendary drummer Chico Hamilton for his final recordings. Her playing is forceful and[...]
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* Herb Scott (Livestream) 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott (Livestream) @ Mr. Henry's (Facebook Page)
Oct 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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* Todd Macrus Quintet (Livestream) 2:00 pm
* Todd Macrus Quintet (Livestream) @ Todd Marcus Sidewalk Concert
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm
Todd Marcus may be the most prominent bass clarinetist in modern jazz. The Baltimore-based composer, bandleader and activist makes a strong case for why the instrument deserves more recognition; whether he’s coxing out deep melancholy[...]
* BJ Simmons “We Wear The Mask” (Livestream) 8:00 pm
* BJ Simmons “We Wear The Mask” (Livestream) @ Blue House Live Productions
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist BJ Simmons, a fourth generation Washingtonian, plays with a burnished, strong tone reminiscent of Sonny Rollins. As a bandleader, he likes to jump between a variety of styles and genres in which he has[...]

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