DC Jazz Calendar

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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
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* Mark G. Meadows & Danielle Wertz 7:30 pm
* Mark G. Meadows & Danielle Wertz @ Sotto
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm
Pianist and vocalist Mark G. Meadows is one of the cornerstone keyboardists on the D.C. jazz scene. With his band, the Movement, Meadows also takes the vocal mic, creating music that lands somewhere between the[...]
* Victor Provost 9:30 pm
* Victor Provost @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 2 @ 9:30 pm
Victor Provost isn’t just the only jazz steel pan player in D.C. – he’s one of the region’s best improvisers, on any instrument.
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* Bill Heid 6:00 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 3 @ 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[...]
* Herb Scott 7:30 pm
* Herb Scott @ Sotto
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm
Herb Scott is a young, soulful powerhouse on alto saxophone. As a bandleader, his style often veers into the over-sweetened terrain of smooth jazz, but no matter what he plays, his fleetness and conviction are[...]
* Bill Heid 9:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 3 @ 9:30 pm
Bill Heid is a stalwart of the 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 student[...]
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Nicole Saphos 6:30 pm
Nicole Saphos @ Sotto
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm
Bassist and vocalist Nicole Saphos performs cozy originals and arrangements that comfortably blur the line between the plushness of indie folk darlings like Fiona Apple and Laura Gibson and the easy swing and fireplace intimacy[...]
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
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Todd Simon Duo 6:00 pm
Todd Simon Duo @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm
Study  and swinging pianist Todd Simon performs with a trio.
* Shacara Rogers 7:30 pm
* Shacara Rogers @ Sotto
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm
Shacara Rodgers first came on the scene as a member of Howard University’s well-known a cappella group Afro Blue. Since her undergrad years, she’s honed her compositional skills in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program[...]
* Tarus Mateen 9:30 pm
* Tarus Mateen @ Jojo's
Aug 9 @ 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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Julian Berkowitz Trio 6:00 pm
Julian Berkowitz Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm
Drummer Julian Berkowitz leads a straight-ahead trio.
Lauren White 7:30 pm
Lauren White @ Sotto
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm
Soul and R&B singer Lauren White presents her “soul revival”. Two separate sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m.
Landon Paddock 9:30 pm
Landon Paddock @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 10 @ 9:30 pm
Vocalist Landon Paddock sings standards with a smooth, clean tone and gentle swing.
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* Rochelle Rice 6:30 pm
* Rochelle Rice @ Sotto
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm
Rochelle Rice, a talented vocalist from the training grounds of Howard University’s award-winning a cappella group, Afro Blue, and alumnus of Strathmore’s Artist-In-Residence program, blends straight-ahead jazz and classic, bluesy R&B.
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
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Jordan Dixon 9:30 pm
Jordan Dixon @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 16 @ 9:30 pm
UDC jazz alum Jordan Dixon leads a straight-ahead group.
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* Keith Butler Trio 6:00 pm
* Keith Butler Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm
Drummer Keith Butler, alongside his trio-mates Steve Arnold on bass and Nelson Dougherty on guitar are by now familiar faces around the DC jazz jam scene as they try to assert themselves as leaders of the[...]
* Aaron L. Myers II 9:30 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 17 @ 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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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
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Jack Kilby 6:00 pm
Jack Kilby @ Jojo Restaurant and Bar
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
Alexandria native and drummer Jack Kilby leads a straight-ahead group.
* Kris Funn & CornerStore 7:30 pm
* Kris Funn & CornerStore @ Sotto
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm
D.C.-based, internationally touring bassist and composer Kris Funn debuted his band CornerStore at the DC Jazz Loft back in January 2012. The group has come a long way in the years since. The band mingles blues and[...]
* Tom Williams Quartet 9:30 pm
* Tom Williams Quartet @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Aug 23 @ 9:30 pm
Tom Williams is a lyrical trumpeter from Baltimore.
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Erol Danon 6:00 pm
Erol Danon @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm
Pianist Erol Danon first started making his mark in the D.C. jazz scene with The New World, a modern post-bop-ish group that also featured current rising stars like Steve Arnold and Keith Butler. He is[...]
* Heidi Martin 9:30 pm
* Heidi Martin @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 24 @ 9:30 pm
Vocalist Heidi Martin is one of D.C.’s treasures: She emits messages complex but clear, with an essence of mourning and resilience that hints at Billie Holiday and a quavering force not unlike Joni Mitchell’s. But[...]
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
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