DC Jazz Calendar

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Hazel Mitchell-Bell, Stronger Than Ever CD Release Show 6:00 pm
Hazel Mitchell-Bell, Stronger Than Ever CD Release Show @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 2 @ 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. She celebrates the release of her new[...]
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Angela Winbush 6:30 pm
Angela Winbush @ Lincoln Theatre
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm
Angela Winbush is a singer, writer and producer. She plays soul and R&B.
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Vaughn Ambrose 6:00 pm
Vaughn Ambrose @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm
Vaughn Ambrose is a talented soprano and tenor saxophonist, with strong roots in the hard-bop tradition.
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Chuck Redd Quartet 6:00 pm
Chuck Redd Quartet @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm
Chuck Redd, a deft and lyrical vibraphonist, performs here with a combo featuring talented area musicians.
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* Kamasi Washington 7:00 pm
* Kamasi Washington @ Lincoln Theatre
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm
The tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington has been hailed as a “jazz savior” by the popular press in the three years since he released his sprawling, three disc spiritual jazz odyssey The Epic. While that title is[...]
* Tim Green 8:00 pm
* Tim Green @ Sotto
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm
Both chittering and ruminative, the alto saxophonist Tim Green exudes command and passion. The Baltimore native’s touchstones are in gospel and blues, and when he ups the ante on a solo you can feel the[...]
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James King 6:00 pm
James King @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm
In a city of bassists, James King stands tall as a revered and seasoned bassist who has made D.C. his scene for many years.
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Sendy Brown 6:00 pm
Sendy Brown @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm
The vocalist Sendy Brown, a D.C. native, sings standards with warmth and impulse.
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Larry Brown 6:00 pm
Larry Brown @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm
Larry Brown, a local piano player of note, leads a quintet of notable DC jazz cats through standards and straight-ahead originals.
* Joe Herrera’s Remix 8:00 pm
* Joe Herrera’s Remix @ Marvin DC
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm
Joe Herrera, a lyrical trumpeter who leads the beloved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, plays at Marvin’s with his fusion group Remix.
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The Lou Jerome Band 6:00 pm
The Lou Jerome Band @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm
The Lou Jerome Band performs electric blues with a crunchy, distortion pedal rock edge.
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Nico Sarbanes 6:00 pm
Nico Sarbanes @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm
Trumpeter Nico Sarbanes, who channels the sumptuous styling of Chet Baker, is also known as a presenter in Baltimore, where he curates a monthly series at An die Musik.
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Thanksgiving Jam Session 6:00 pm
Thanksgiving Jam Session @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm
Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Society hosts a jam session on Thanksgiving eve open to all musicians and audience members.
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Bobby Felder’s Big Band 6:00 pm
Bobby Felder’s Big Band @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm
D.C.’s jazz church offers a rare showcase of big band music, with the trombonist Bobby Felder leading his 14-piece group in an annual performance.
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* Firm Roots 6:00 pm
* Firm Roots @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm
Three of D.C. jazz’s most dependable sidemen come together in this organ trio. Firm Roots plays a mixture of covers and originals in a style derived from New Orleans funk and second line. The lineup[...]
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Craig Alston 6:00 pm
Craig Alston @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm
Craig Alston plays straight-ahead jazz with a tenor sax tone like burnished copper. He hails from Baltimore, and has earned a Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Heroes Award for his work promoting the scene there.
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Nico Sarbanes @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm

Trumpeter Nico Sarbanes, who channels the sumptuous styling of Chet Baker, is also known as a presenter in Baltimore, where he curates a monthly series at An die Musik.

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Thanksgiving Jam Session @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm

Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Society hosts a jam session on Thanksgiving eve open to all musicians and audience members.

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Bobby Felder’s Big Band @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm

D.C.’s jazz church offers a rare showcase of big band music, with the trombonist Bobby Felder leading his 14-piece group in an annual performance.

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* Firm Roots @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm

Three of D.C. jazz’s most dependable sidemen come together in this organ trio. Firm Roots plays a mixture of covers and originals in a style derived from New Orleans funk and second line. The lineup includes Brad Collins on tenor saxophone and occasional vocals, Mark Prince on drums, and Benjie Porecki on Hammond B3 organ.

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Craig Alston @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm

Craig Alston plays straight-ahead jazz with a tenor sax tone like burnished copper. He hails from Baltimore, and has earned a Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Heroes Award for his work promoting the scene there.