DC Jazz Calendar

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Michael Price 6:00 pm
Michael Price @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jan 1 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist Michael Price performs straight-ahead with a small combo. He’s a regular at the straight-ahead sanctum that is Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Society, where he plays tonight.
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* Vince Evans Jazz Experience 6:00 pm
* Vince Evans Jazz Experience @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm
Lyrical straight-ahead pianist Vince Evans performs with a reverence to the sweet sounds of classic piano jazz. He performs with a quartet of area all-star elder statesmen like bassist James King and trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse[...]
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* Michael Bowie 6:00 pm
* Michael Bowie @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm
Bassist Michael Bowie is a chameleon-like musician, moving between projects every couple of years. He’s always exploring some new musical avenue, whether putting together a swinging program of standards culled from films of the ’40s[...]
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Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Jan 6 @ 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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Joshua Bayer 6:00 pm
Joshua Bayer @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm
Straight-ahead guitarist Joshua Bayer performs with an ear towards simmering soul jazz.
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Vince Smith Quartet 6:00 pm
Vince Smith Quartet @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm
Straight-ahead keyboardist Vince Smith leads a straight-ahead quartet through standards beloved by the Westninster Church audience, with help from vocalists Bonnie Harris and Julian Hipkins.
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Coniece Washington 6:00 pm
Coniece Washington @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Coniece Washington performs standards with a touch of swing and cocktail / cabaret style.
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Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Jan 13 @ 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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* Jazz Night in D.C. 21st Anniversary Celebration 6:00 pm
* Jazz Night in D.C. 21st Anniversary Celebration @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm
Last year Westminster Presbyterian, D.C.’s “jazz church,” celebrated 20 years of its landmark Friday “Jazz Night in D.C.” series. Some of D.C.’s straight-ahead elders gather this night on the pulpit to celebrate “Jazz Night’s” third[...]
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Lionel Lyles 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles’ voice on the tenor saxophone is straightforward and impassioned. His improvising, arranging and bandleading takes most of its cues from the beloved hard bop tradition of the 50s and 60s, but for some[...]
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Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Jan 20 @ 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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Rick Alberico 6:00 pm
Rick Alberico @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm
Straight-ahead alto saxophonist Rick Alberico has been part of the D.C. jazz scene for years now. He loves to lead his bands through bopping, popping standards in a manner similar to Charlie Parker.
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* Sharón Clark 6:00 pm
* Sharón Clark @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jan 24 @ 6:00 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. She performs at D.C.’s jazz church[...]
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Deep Water Jazz Band 6:00 pm
Deep Water Jazz Band @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm
Baltimore’s Deep Water Jazz Band performs ruminative, straight-ahead standard and originals that really allow their two vocalists to dig into the melodies.
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Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Jan 27 @ 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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* Thad Wilson Quintet 6:00 pm
* Thad Wilson Quintet @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm
Trumpeter Thad Wilson has been a presence on the D.C. jazz scene, and a cornerstone of the straight-ahead jazz circles. He plays trumpet and flugelhorn in a highly lyrical, almost romantic style. He’s as comfortable[...]

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