DC Jazz Calendar

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Frankie Addison Band 6:00 pm
Frankie Addison Band @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist Frankie Addison has strong roots in R&B. He leads a straight-ahead quartet through standards and originals.
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* Jamila Woods 7:30 pm
* Jamila Woods @ Union Stage
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm
Chicago-born-and-based vocalist, rapper and poet Jamila Woods is not a member of the AACM or the Art Ensemble of Chicago, but embodies the spirit of  “Great Black Music, Ancient to the Future.” Her work encompasses[...]
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* Hope Udobi 6:00 pm
* Hope Udobi @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist Hope Udobi isn’t just one of the D.C. scene’s most celebrated jazz players from a musicianship standpoint; he’s one of the most riveting, creatively speaking. Udobi’s incendiary bop style is brimming with furious energy,[...]
Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby 8:00 pm
Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby @ DC City Winery
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm
Go-go band Sirius Company performs.
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DC Jazz Festival Opening Ceremony 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Festival Opening Ceremony @ The Residence of the Ambassador of Denmark
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm
The 2019 D.C. Jazz Festival kicks off with an intimate affair at the Danish Ambassador’s residence. While the food and drink flow, two master performers take the stage: vibraphonist Stefon Harris and D.C.’s own The[...]
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Shannon Gunn 5:00 pm
Shannon Gunn @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm
Cogitative and crafty, the trombonist Shannon Gunn is also becoming an instigator around the D.C. jazz scene, where she runs a big band and sometimes organizes concerts. (Disclosure: They include a CapitalBop collaboration, the Jazz[...]
Herb Smith: Hail to the Masters! 6:00 pm
Herb Smith: Hail to the Masters! @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm
Longtime area-educator and swinging saxophonist Herb Smith leads a small, straight-ahead combo.
Kent Miller Group 7:00 pm
Kent Miller Group @ Busboys and Poets - Anacostia
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm
Bassist Kent Miller leads his own straight-ahead quartet.
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Linda Harris 6:00 pm
Linda Harris @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm
Vocalist Linda Harris perform standards and originals.
* Kristin Callahan 8:00 pm
* Kristin Callahan @ Twins Jazz
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
In Kristin Callahan’s wary alto, light slips subtly through darkening blinds. She sings jazz standards with a brooding, straight-ahead combo. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.
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* Samuel Prather feat. Akua Allrich 6:00 pm
* Samuel Prather feat. Akua Allrich @ Ivy City Smokehouse
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm
Multi-instrumentalist Sam Prather is a human jukebox, a man of incalculable riffs, grooves and licks. He draws from a deep well of influences that range from Roy Ayers and Anthony Hamilton to Chuck Brown and[...]
Bee Boisseau 8:00 pm
Bee Boisseau @ Bin 1301
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
The Bee Boisseau Project performs smooth jazz.
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* Dante Pope’s “Donuts and JIVE” 8:00 pm
* Dante Pope’s “Donuts and JIVE” @ Songbyrd Music House
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Pope, a fabulous and multi-talented drummer and singer-songwriter with strong gospel roots, brings together collaborators from across the country for his new project “Donuts and JIVE” which fuses the jazzy production of hip-hop icon[...]
Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby 8:00 pm
Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby @ DC City Winery
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm
Go-go band Sirius Company performs.
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Selwyn Birchwood 8:00 pm
Selwyn Birchwood @ DC City Winery - The Wine Garden
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Selwyn Birchwood performs blues-rock in the mold of Steve Miller: smooth and grooving.
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* Reginald Cyntje: Rise of the Protestor 6:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje: Rise of the Protestor @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm
Reginald Cyntje, arguably D.C.’s most agile and expressive trombone player, writes sloping, danceable compositions. His unhurried improvisation style taps long-held feelings, and lulls you into exhilaration. His new work Rise of the Protester puts forth[...]
Snarky Puppy / José James 8:00 pm
Snarky Puppy / José James @ The Anthem
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
Snarky Puppy is one of jazz’s latest crossover sensations, making music with a rock ‘n’ roll mordancy and a neo-soul lag. Opening for Snarky Puppy is José James. He could be a vastly respected straight-ahead jazz[...]
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* Elijah Jamal Balbed: Father’s Day Tribute to Fred Foss 3:00 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed: Father’s Day Tribute to Fred Foss @ Seafarers Yacht Club
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm
The young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, now a fixture of the scene, has a hard-driving and sparely metallic sound. It’s like Dexter Gordon’s and Sonny Rollins’, to the old-school buff, but he casts their lessons[...]
Muneer Nasser 6:00 pm
Muneer Nasser @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
Trumpeter Muneer Nasser plays with an easy swinging, lyrical and full bodied sound.
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Christian Fresno 8:00 pm
Christian Fresno @ DC City Winery - The Wine Garden
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm
Argentine guitarist Christian Fresno performs a style of finger-picking native to his motherland that is easily reminiscent of both flamenco and bossa nova.
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Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby 8:00 pm
Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby @ DC City Winery
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
Go-go band Sirius Company performs.
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Black Masala 5:00 pm
Black Masala @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm
The DC- based brass band Black Masala takes cues from contemporaries like New Orleans’ Soul Rebels and Brooklyn’s Balkan Beat Box and Red Baraat, drawing elements from traditions across the globe to make music that is undeniably[...]
* Mavis Waters: Georgia on My Mind! 6:00 pm
* Mavis Waters: Georgia on My Mind! @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm
The astounding vocalist Mavis Waters performs with an all star group.
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Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby 8:00 pm
Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby @ DC City Winery
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
Go-go band Sirius Company performs.
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Lionel Lyles: Tribute to Lee Morgan 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles: Tribute to Lee Morgan @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles is usually found leading his quintet, a versatile group of musicians based out of Baltimore, Maryland and graduates of Morgan State University. They are versed in a range of styles from  straight ahead[...]
* Joe Herrera’s Remix 8:00 pm
* Joe Herrera’s Remix @ Marvin DC
Jun 28 @ 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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Cubano Groove 6:00 pm
Cubano Groove @ Jazz and Cultural Society
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm
Cubano Groove performs Afro-Cuban jazz.