DC Jazz Calendar

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* Amy K Bormet 9:30 pm
* Amy K Bormet @ JoJo's
Feb 1 @ 9:30 pm
Amy K Bormet, pianist and founder of Washington Women in Jazz Festival, performs original compositions and arrangements with a small combo featuring Brian Settles on saxophone.
* Elijah Jamal Balbed 9:30 pm
* Elijah Jamal Balbed @ Maddy's Bar and Grille
Feb 1 @ 9:30 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[...]
* Qunicy Phillip: Chicken Grease 8:00 pm
* Qunicy Phillip: Chicken Grease @ Sotto
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm
The drummer Quincy Phillips has an irrepressible bounce in all his playing. With the Young Lions trio, a D.C. mainstay for over 15 years, he moves throughout jazz’s decades with ease and glee.
* Theljon Allen 7:00 pm
* Theljon Allen @ Sotto
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm
Baltimore-based trumpeter Thejlon Allen plays a kind of electrified version of jazz that casts the sounds and structures of the early fusion groups like Return to Forever through the melodic sensibility of 80s smooth and[...]
* Noble Jolley 8:00 pm
* Noble Jolley @ Sotto
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm
The pianist Noble Jolley draws gospel, soul and the modal bop of the 1960s into his protean, contemporary jazz sound, stamped with a slick and modish energy.
* Tarus Mateen 8:00 pm
* Tarus Mateen @ Jojo's
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Tarus Mateen strikes a balance between ethereal harmonic movement and deeply resonant groove. He is the first call for both Jason Moran and Marc Cary, and is known not only on the jazz scene[...]
* Todd Marcus 8:00 pm
* Todd Marcus @ Sotto
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Todd Marcus is becoming known as the most exciting bass clarinetist in jazz today. He swings hard, soothes, confounds, excites. His music often draws on Egyptian musical and mythological themes and motifs; fresh off a[...]
Paige Wroble 8:00 pm
Paige Wroble @ The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
Every Saturday in the Alex Cocktail Cellar, pianist Chris Grasso presents a line-up of local vocalists and other musicians. This week: Lead vocalist in the U.S. Air Force’s Airmen of Note big band, Paige Wroble[...]
* Brian Settles 9:30 pm
* Brian Settles @ Jojo's
Feb 15 @ 9:30 pm
Brian Settles is wakefully minimalist as a saxophonist and a composer. His tone on the tenor sax warbles and decries, and it’s established him as one of D.C.’s most self-possessed improvisers.
Kiyem Ade 9:30 pm
Kiyem Ade @ Jojos
Feb 16 @ 9:30 pm
Kiyem Ade, formerly Keith Ailer, is an accomplished jazz vocalist.
* Shannon Gunn & The Bullettes 8:00 pm
* Shannon Gunn & The Bullettes @ Sotto
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Led by Shannon Gunn, a talented trombonist and teacher who plays in the well-loved Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, this all-female big band plays traditional tunes as well as original material. The band includes the pianist[...]
* Joe Herrera’s Remix 8:00 pm
* Joe Herrera’s Remix @ Marvin DC
Feb 22 @ 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.
* Matvei Sigalov 8:00 pm
* Matvei Sigalov @ Sotto
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
The multi-talented violinist (and sometime guitarist and vocalist) Matvei Sigalov plays a mix of straight-ahead jazz and late-20th-century pop, always rendered with finesse.
* Ameen Saleem 8:00 pm
* Ameen Saleem @ Sotto
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
Bassist Ameen Saleem became known around the world for laying down the singing basslines that anchored many of the late Roy Hargrove’s project over the last several years. He leads his own small combo here.
* Irene Jalenti 9:30 pm
* Irene Jalenti @ Jojo's
Feb 23 @ 9:30 pm
The Italian vocalist Irene Jalenti sings jazz standards in a tone that’s husky and hushed.
Southwest Soul Sessions w/Elijah Jamal Balbed and Isabelle de Leon 7:30 pm
Southwest Soul Sessions w/Elijah Jamal Balbed and Isabelle de Leon @ Pearl Street Warehouse
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
The wizened, young saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed and the versatile, furious drummer Isabelle De Leon host “Southwest Soul Sessions” at the Wharf’s Pearl Street Warehouse. Like Balbed’s dance party pushing Jo-Go Project, these nights will[...]