DC Jazz Calendar

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The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra 6:00 pm
The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 3 @ 6:00 pm
The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra, under the direction of DC’s great four string mix-master Michael Bowie, perform selections from the Duke Ellington songbook as well as other American popular songs by Tower of Power, Michael[...]
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Tacha Coleman Parr 6:00 pm
Tacha Coleman Parr @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 5 @ 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 regular of the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival.
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* Herb Scott 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 10 @ 6:00 pm
Herb Scott is a young, soulful powerhouse on alto saxophone. As a bandleader, his style often veers into the over-sweetened terrain of smooth jazz, but no matter what he plays, his fleetness and conviction are[...]
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* Funk Parade 2019
* Funk Parade 2019 @ U Street
May 11 all-day
Funk Parade is the quintessential celebration of all things D.C. as “Washington” slowly takes over more neighborhoods and cultural landmarks of the District. Go-go, soul, jazz and hip-hop blare up and down U Street from stages,[...]
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Greg Lamont 6:00 pm
Greg Lamont @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 12 @ 6:00 pm
Straight-ahead jazz pianist Greg Lamont performs with an affinity for the Great American Songbook.
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Rob Curto’s Forró For All 5:00 pm
Rob Curto’s Forró For All @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Accordion player Rob Curto leads a band through popular and folk Brazilian tunes.
Mike Thornton: Shades of Mel Torme 6:00 pm
Mike Thornton: Shades of Mel Torme @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 17 @ 6:00 pm
Straight-ahead, clean-cut vocalist Mike Thornton leads a tribute to jazz vocal icon Mel Torme.
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Hazel Mitchell-Bell 6:00 pm
Hazel Mitchell-Bell @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 19 @ 6:00 pm
The vocalist Hazel Mitchell-Bell performs a program of songbook standards as well as clean covers of Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan and others in the pantheon of jazz vocal greats.
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Hendrik Meurkens Quartet 2:53 am
Hendrik Meurkens Quartet @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
May 22 @ 2:53 am – 3:53 am
Vibraphonist and mouth organist (harmonica-player) Hendrik Meurkens leads a quartet through straight-ahead standards and originals.
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* DeAndrey Howard’s Collectors Edition 6:00 pm
* DeAndrey Howard’s Collectors Edition @ Jazz and Cultural Society
May 26 @ 6:00 pm
The area straight-ahead stalwart DeAndrey Howard plays trumpet and sometimes shouts the blues. Together with his longstanding band, Collector’s Edition, he plays standards with a friendly, inviting touch.
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Billy Price 5:30 pm
Billy Price @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
May 31 @ 5:30 pm
Blues and soul singer Billy Price, an inductee into Pittsburgh’s Rock ‘n Roll Awards, performs.
* Lena Seikaly 6:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 31 @ 6:00 pm
Precocious vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead originals with a confident and playful demeanor.