DC Jazz Calendar

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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
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James Collins Trio 6:00 pm
James Collins Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist James Collins leads a straight-ahead trio.
James King 9:30 pm
James King @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 4 @ 9:30 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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* Bill Heid 9:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 5 @ 9:30 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies as well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious student[...]
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
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Julian Berkowitz Trio 6:00 pm
Julian Berkowitz Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm
Drummer Julian Berkowitz leads a straight-ahead trio.
* Tarus Mateen 9:30 pm
* Tarus Mateen @ Jojo's
Oct 11 @ 9:30 pm
Bassist Tarus Mzateen strikes a balance between ethereal harmonic movement and deeply resonant groove. He is a member of Jason Moran’s Bandwagon trio, and is known not only on the jazz scene but also in[...]
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Jon Steele Trio 6:00 pm
Jon Steele Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm
Longtime DMV sideman and bassist Jon Steele leads his own group.
Carly Harvey 9:30 pm
Carly Harvey @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 12 @ 9:30 pm
Carly Harvey, dubbed D.C.’s “Queen Of the Blues” by a WPFW DJ, performs a mix of blues, jazz and soul.
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience 8:00 pm
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience @ Marvin DC
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Pope may be best known to many of D.C.’s jazz crowd as a steady drummer who brings some of the groove from his years playing soul and gospel. As a leader he brings that[...]
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Geovane Santos 9:30 pm
Geovane Santos @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 18 @ 9:30 pm
New Orleans-based Brazilian guitarist Geovane Santos performs.
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* Lena Seikaly 8:00 pm
* Lena Seikaly @ Marvin DC
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Lena Seikaly performs jazz standards and her own relatively straight-ahead originals with a confident and playful demeanor.
Landon Paddock 9:30 pm
Landon Paddock @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 19 @ 9:30 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing.
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* Hope Udobi 8:00 pm
* Hope Udobi @ Marvin DC
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
Pianist Hope Udobi isn’t just one of the D.C. scene’s most promising young jazz players from a musicianship standpoint; he’s one of the most riveting, creatively speaking. Udobi’s incendiary bop style is brimming with furious[...]
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience 8:00 pm
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience @ Marvin DC
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Pope may be best known to many of D.C.’s jazz crowd as a steady drummer who brings some of the groove from his years playing soul and gospel. As a leader he brings that[...]
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* Joe Herrera’s Remix 8:00 pm
* Joe Herrera’s Remix @ Marvin DC
Oct 25 @ 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.
* The Radiohead Jazz Project 8:00 pm
* The Radiohead Jazz Project @ Sotto
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm
Bobby Muncy is a saxophonist with chops, conviction and the drive to make jazz feel fresh. He hopscotches between jazz covers of Radiohead, swinging renditions of his bandmates’ tunes, and his own skronky original compositions. Here[...]
Dave Manley 9:30 pm
Dave Manley @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 25 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist Dave Manley, who navigates the fretboard with the flair and flow of Carlos Santana mixed with Wes Montgomery, performs.
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* Brent Birckhead 8:00 pm
* Brent Birckhead @ Sotto
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
Brent Birckhead is an archetypal product of the D.C. jazz scene. He’s a strong straight-ahead player, but also well-versed in go-go, R&B and the other popular sounds of the city. Armed with dual music degrees[...]
* Imani-Grace Cooper 9:30 pm
* Imani-Grace Cooper @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 26 @ 9:30 pm
Imani-Grace Cooper, a former soloist in the Howard University a capella group Afro Blue, has an enchanting vocal approach. She’s a singer on the rise.
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* Reginald Cyntje 6:00 pm
* Reginald Cyntje @ Takoma Station
Oct 27 @ 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.
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience 8:00 pm
* Dante Pope’s After Five Experience @ Marvin DC
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Pope may be best known to many of D.C.’s jazz crowd as a steady drummer who brings some of the groove from his years playing soul and gospel. As a leader he brings that[...]