DC Jazz Calendar

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Imani-Grace Cooper 11:30 am
Imani-Grace Cooper @ Sotto
Jun 1 @ 11:30 am
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. She performs for Sotto’s Saturday brunch crowd.
Noruz 7:30 pm
Noruz @ Sotto
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm
New Orleans sextet Noruz, led by Christian Scott and Nicholas Payton alumna Amina Michele Scott, performs slow-simmering, soul jazz. Two separate sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m.
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Stone Mecca 8:00 pm
Stone Mecca @ Sotto
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Psychedelic blues-rock guitarist Stone Mecca performs lite-Hendrix faire. Two separate sets at 8 and 9:30 p.m.
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Junie Henderson: Prince Birthday Tribute 7:00 pm
Junie Henderson: Prince Birthday Tribute @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm
Prince impersonator June Henderson leads a birthday tribute to the Purple One. Two separate shows at 7 and 10 p.m.
Chris Barrick 7:30 pm
Chris Barrick @ Sotto
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm
Vibraphonist Chris Barrick is a recent re-arrival to D.C., and he’s wasted no time getting back into the mix. Barrick excels both as a bandleader and a soloist, wielding a powerful skill-set of fearsome technical[...]
* Tarus Mateen 9:30 pm
* Tarus Mateen @ Jojo's
Jun 7 @ 9:30 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[...]
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DeAndre Shaifer 11:30 am
DeAndre Shaifer @ Sotto
Jun 8 @ 11:30 am
DeAndre Shaifer is plays a lithe, ecstatically swinging trumpet. His talent on the instrument jumps out at you quick—but if you hang out before or after a gig, you might catch him messing around on[...]
* Bill Heid 6:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
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@ Sotto
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm
Kokayi performs a mix of neo-soul and R&B. Two separate sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m.
* Bill Heid 9:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jun 8 @ 9:30 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the ivory keys, a dexterous player who is able to punch out powerful piano harmonies and well as settle into cool organ grooves that supplant cocktail stereotypes. A serious[...]
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Deborah Bond 1:00 pm
Deborah Bond @ Bin 1301
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm
Vocalist Deborah Bond performs R&B.
Oh He Dead 6:30 pm
Oh He Dead @ Sotto
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary soul and R&B band Oh He Dead performs.
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Sueños 8:00 pm
Sueños @ Sotto
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Sueños is a group that follow the mold of modern fusionistic sensibility set down my cats like Robert Glasper and Flying Lotus, blending neo-soul, hip-hop and rock cadences into an electronic jazz sound.
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* Dante Pope Trio 6:00 pm
* Dante Pope Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm
Dante Pope, a fabulous and multi-talented drummer and singer-songwriter with strong gospel roots, performs.
Clarence Ward III 9:30 pm
Clarence Ward III @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jun 14 @ 9:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs.
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Jordan Williams Trio 6:00 pm
Jordan Williams Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist Jordan Williams leads a straight-ahead trio.
Bin 1301 All Star Jam Session 7:00 pm
Bin 1301 All Star Jam Session @ Bin 1301
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
The Bin 1301 wine bar, a popular spot to truly feel the heart beat of D.C. on nights when Warren “Trae” Crudup III, Dana Hawkins and others hold forth, hosts a D.C. jazz festival jam[...]
Dave Manley 9:30 pm
Dave Manley @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jun 15 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist Dave Manley, who navigates the fret board with the flair and flow of Carlos Santana mixed with Wes Montgomery, performs.
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Dave Manley Brunch Show 11:30 am
Dave Manley Brunch Show @ Sotto
Jun 16 @ 11:30 am
Guitarist Dave Manley, who navigates the fret board with the flair and flow of Carlos Santana mixed with Wes Montgomery, performs.
* Chad Carter 6:30 pm
* Chad Carter @ Sotto
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm
Chad Carter, a vocalist born and raised in the District, pours his syrupy and evocative tenor into renditions of jazz standards and straight-ahead renditions of pop hits from the 1970s. Two separate sets at 6:30[...]
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* Dante Pope 8:00 pm
* Dante Pope @ Marvin
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Pope, a fabulous and multi-talented drummer and singer-songwriter with strong gospel roots, performs.
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Jon Steele Trio 6:00 pm
Jon Steele Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm
Longtime DMV sideman and bassist Jon Steele leads his own group.
* Greg Boyer Peloton 7:30 pm
* Greg Boyer Peloton @ Sotto
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm
Trombonist Greg Boyer has worked with Parliament-Funkadelic, Stanley Clarke, Prince and many other stars. He’s also a member of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, and a popular sideman on the D.C. jazz scene. Here the[...]
* Thad Wilson 9:30 pm
* Thad Wilson @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jun 21 @ 9:30 pm
Straight-ahead trumpeter Thad Wilson plays with bursting articulation, and a generous insistence on clarity. It’s easy to fall in love with his playing. He leads a tribute to the big band leader and vocalist Billy[...]
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Brian Falkowski Trio 6:00 pm
Brian Falkowski Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm
Saxophonist Brian Falkowski leads a straight-ahead group.
* Sam Prather GO 4tet 8:00 pm
* Sam Prather GO 4tet @ Marvin DC
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
With his Groove Orchestra, usually consisting of about nine members, the multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Sam Prather collides the sounds of Donny Hathaway and Herbie Hancock and J Dilla; the band spreads beats like peanut[...]
* Jessica Boykin-Settles 9:30 pm
* Jessica Boykin-Settles @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 22 @ 9:30 pm
Jessica Boykin-Settles is a widely respected vocalist and a professor at Howard University who has mentored a handful of the city’s fine young singers. Her approach is possessed of a firm, affirmative delicateness, and she[...]
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Jack Kilby 6:00 pm
Jack Kilby @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm
Alexandria native and drummer Jack Kilby leads a straight-ahead group.
* 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.
* Leigh Pilzer 9:30 pm
* Leigh Pilzer @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 28 @ 9:30 pm
Leigh Pilzer, who is arguably the city’s best baritone saxophonist, leads a group through her own swinging tunes and arrangements.
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The Dan Wallace Standards Trio 6:00 pm
The Dan Wallace Standards Trio @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm
Baltimore-based saxophone player Dan Wallace leads a straight-ahead trio.
* Aaron L. Myers II 9:30 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm
Vocalist and pianist Aaron Myers tugs jazz standards down into cozy, soul-warming territory. He also writes his own tunes, often with a heavy blues influence.
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