DC Jazz Calendar

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Vaughn Ambrose: Tribute to “Bird” with Strings 6:00 pm
Vaughn Ambrose: Tribute to “Bird” with Strings @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist Vaughn Ambrose performs with a bouncy, airy tone that rises above the fray. He leads a special big band tribute to Charlie Parker’s iconic With Strings project.
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Audrey Shakir 6:00 pm
Audrey Shakir @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist and scat-singer Audrey Shakier performs standards and some more obscure entries from the Great American Songbook.
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Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau performs a groove-based kind of jazz that often falls on the smooth side of things but the group can also veer into grooving electro-funk a la the Head Hunters. He sometimes devotes sets[...]
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Vocalists and Musicians of the Catholic University of America 6:00 pm
Vocalists and Musicians of the Catholic University of America @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm
Student vocalists and musicians from the Catholic University of America’s music program perform.
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Larry Brown Quintet 6:00 pm
Larry Brown Quintet @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm
Larry Brown, a fixture of straight-ahead jazz circles in the Mid-Atlantic region, leads his long-time quintet – featuring Thad Wilson on trumpet, Peter Fraize on saxophone, Kent Miller on bass and Greg Holloway on drums –[...]
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Gerri Morrison 6:00 pm
Gerri Morrison @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Gerri Morrison belts standards with a kind of ’80s R&B diva delivery.
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Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau performs a groove-based kind of jazz that often falls on the smooth side of things but the group can also veer into grooving electro-funk a la the Head Hunters. He sometimes devotes sets[...]
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Todd Ledbetter 6:00 pm
Todd Ledbetter @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist Todd Ledbetter combines elements of modern gospel and soul with jazz to create his own form of “gospel jazz” which he calls “ministering.”
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* Elijah Jamal Balbed 6:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 15 @ 6:00 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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The Kojo Odu Roney Experience 7:30 pm
The Kojo Odu Roney Experience @ Kennedy Center - River Pavilion
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Drum sensation Koju Odu Roney gained prominence in certain jazz circles as a young, technically gifted virtuoso (in the vein of Joey Alexander). The now-teenage musician leads a straight-ahead group; come hear him as he[...]
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Tacha Coleman Parr 6:00 pm
Tacha Coleman Parr @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm
Tacha Coleman Parr is a DC-area jazz singer who also derives technique and catalog from blues and gospel, and is a favorite of the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival.
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Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau performs a groove-based kind of jazz that often falls on the smooth side of things but the group can also veer into grooving electro-funk a la the Head Hunters. He sometimes devotes sets[...]
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* Nasar Abadey: Bringing In The Future 6:00 pm
* Nasar Abadey: Bringing In The Future @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm
Few musicians in D.C., a town full of great jazz players, command as much respect or presence on the bandstand as Nasar Abadey. The master percussionist and drummer leads his own group, Supernova, through quietly[...]
* Joe Herrera’s Remix 8:00 pm
* Joe Herrera’s Remix @ Marvin DC
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm
Joe Herrera, a lyrical trumpeter who co-leads the beloved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, plays at Marvin’s with his fusion group Remix.
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Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau performs a groove-based kind of jazz that often falls on the smooth side of things but the group can also veer into grooving electro-funk a la the Head Hunters. He sometimes devotes sets[...]
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* Bill Heid 6:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 27 @ 6:00 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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Bobby Felder’s Big Band 6:00 pm
Bobby Felder’s Big Band @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm
Trombonist Bobby Felder, an elder of the D.C. jazz scene, leads his big band through standards and originals in his annual post-Thanksgiving performance.
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