DC Jazz Calendar

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** = CapitalBop Show
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Bob Butta 6:00 pm
Bob Butta @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm
Baltimore-based pianist Bob Butta delivers a post-bop mix reminiscent of the likes of Wynton Kelly or Horace Silver.
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Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Sep 2 @ 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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* Blacks’ Myths 9:00 pm
* Blacks’ Myths @ Comet Ping Pong
Sep 4 @ 9:00 pm
DC’s Blacks’ Myths – bassist and electronics programmer Luke Stewart (full disclosure: a co-founder of Capitalbop) and the drummer Warren “Trae” Crudup – is probably best known in other circles as the propellant rhythm section[...]
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* Carr – Keys Quintet 6:00 pm
* Carr – Keys Quintet @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm
Marshall Keys’ saxophone can sing the blues or swing to the rhythms of bebop with a laid-back sense of cool. He joins forces with longtime saxophonist and educator Paul Carr to co-lead a straight-ahead group.
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* Rosslyn Jazz Festival
* Rosslyn Jazz Festival @ Rosslyn Gateway Park
Sep 7 all-day
The annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival returns for its 29th iteration at Gateway Park in the heart of downtown Rosslyn, just a quick trip over the Key Bridge. Local vendors set-up food and wares while artists[...]
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Chris Barrick 6:00 pm
Chris Barrick @ Jazz & Cultural Society
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm
Vibraphonist Chris Barrick is a recent re-arrival to D.C., and he’s wasted no time getting back into the mix. Barrick excels both as a bandleader and a soloist, wielding a powerful skill-set of fearsome technical[...]
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Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Sep 9 @ 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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* Lavenia Nesmith 6:00 pm
* Lavenia Nesmith @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm
Singer Lavenia Nesmith, who has portrayed Mahalia Jackson in one-woman shows, brings her gospel-influenced style to Westminster’s “Jazz Night in D.C.”
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W. Allen Taylor 6:00 pm
W. Allen Taylor @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm
W. Allen Taylor performs vocal standards straight-ahead.
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Sep 16 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a warm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing. He performs in a duo. One drink minimum, no cover.
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Sep 16 @ 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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Team Familiar 8:00 pm
Team Familiar @ DC City Winery
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm
Go-go band Team Familiar performs.
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* Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds 8:00 pm
* Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds @ Howard Theater
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm
If there’s a drummer that defines the charged electro-jazz-meets-arena rock sound of early 70s fusion, Billy Cobham may be that guy. After playing on two defining fusion titles – Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and A Tribute to Jack[...]
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Todd Ledbetter 6:00 pm
Todd Ledbetter @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 20 @ 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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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Sep 23 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a warm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing. He performs in a duo. One drink minimum, no cover.
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Sep 23 @ 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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Dred “Perkey” Scott: Perkey Down the Parkway 6:00 pm
Dred “Perkey” Scott: Perkey Down the Parkway @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Dred “Perky” Scott leads a cast of Baltimore musicians, including Benny Russell on sax,  Greg Hatza on B3 organ,  Brian Kooken on guitar and Robert Shahid on drums.  
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* 18th Annual D.C. Jazz Preservation Festival
* 18th Annual D.C. Jazz Preservation Festival @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 28 all-day
D.C.’s so-called “Jazz Church” is teaming up with WPFW to host the 18th Annual DC Jazz Preservation Festival. Expect great food, an assortment of vendors and righteous jazz all afternoon long.
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Jenny Wilson 6:00 pm
Jenny Wilson @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist and vocalist Jenny Wilson performs straight-ahead.
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Geoff Reecer Duo 6:45 pm
Geoff Reecer Duo @ Tabard Inn
Sep 30 @ 6:45 pm
Guitarist Geoff Reecer favors a warm, full tone for both rhythm and lead playing. He performs in a duo. One drink minimum, no cover.
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Sep 30 @ 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[...]