DC Jazz Calendar

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Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 1 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). But his most consistent presence is still downstairs at Jojo’s, where he plays with a[...]
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 2 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
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Jeff Reid Quartet 9:30 pm
Jeff Reid Quartet @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 3 @ 9:30 pm
New York-based saxophonist Jeff Reid plays with a deference to the classic sounds of the bebop and hard-bop eras.
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* Imani-Grace Cooper 9:30 pm
* Imani-Grace Cooper @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 4 @ 9:30 pm
Imani-Grace Cooper is a celebrated vocalist in the area, equally adept at holding it down with a go-go group, singing jazz standards or belting R&B. She’s been experimenting recently with her own group, the Big[...]
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DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm
While there are many formal and informal jams in and around the Beltway every week, the D.C. jazz jam is the flagship event for the city’s jazz scene. Organized by drummer Will Stephens, the jam becomes[...]
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Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 8 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). But his most consistent presence is still downstairs at Jojo’s, where he plays with a[...]
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 10 @ 9:30 pm
UDC jazz alum Jordan Dixon leads a straight-ahead group.
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* Bill Heid 6:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm
Bill Heid, maybe the most prominent master of the Hammond B3 in Washington, D.C., boasts a storied resume that includes stints with jazz and blues icons like Sonny Stitt, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and David[...]
* Bill Heid 9:30 pm
* Bill Heid @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 11 @ 9:30 pm
Bill Heid, maybe the most prominent master of the Hammond B-3 in Washington, D.C., boasts a storied resume that includes stints with jazz and blues icons like Sonny Stitt, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and David[...]
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DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm
While there are many formal and informal jams in and around the Beltway every week, the D.C. jazz jam is the flagship event for the city’s jazz scene. Organized by drummer Will Stephens, the jam becomes[...]
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Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). But his most consistent presence is still downstairs at Jojo’s, where he plays with a[...]
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
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Harold Summey Quartet 9:30 pm
Harold Summey Quartet @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 17 @ 9:30 pm
Master Sergeant Harold Summey has anchored the U.S. Army Band from the drum kit for almost two-decades now. He leads his own small combo through tight arrangements of straight-ahead standards and originals.
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* Aaron L. Myers II 9:30 pm
* Aaron L. Myers II @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 18 @ 9:30 pm
Vocalist and pianist Aaron Myers was born in Houston, Texas, and the baritone twang of his accent gives his performances a kind of swing that’s almost as much country and blues as it is jazz.[...]
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DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm
While there are many formal and informal jams in and around the Beltway every week, the D.C. jazz jam is the flagship event for the city’s jazz scene. Organized by drummer Will Stephens, the jam becomes[...]
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Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). But his most consistent presence is still downstairs at Jojo’s, where he plays with a[...]
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
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Jose Ramirez 9:30 pm
Jose Ramirez @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 24 @ 9:30 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Jose Ramirez performs a style of modern blues that weds the kind of croon of ’90s R&B slow jams to rocking electric blues guitar work.
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* Heidi Martin 9:30 pm
* Heidi Martin @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 25 @ 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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* Todd Marcus Quartet 6:00 pm
* Todd Marcus Quartet @ Takoma Station
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm
Todd Marcus may be the most prominent bass clarinetist in modern jazz. The Baltimore-based composer, bandleader and activist makes a strong case for why the instrument deserves more recognition; whether he’s coxing out deep melancholy[...]
DC Jazz Jam 6:30 pm
DC Jazz Jam @ Brixton
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm
While there are many formal and informal jams in and around the Beltway every week, the D.C. jazz jam is the flagship event for the city’s jazz scene. Organized by drummer Will Stephens, the jam becomes[...]
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Joseph Brotherton and Friends 7:30 pm
Joseph Brotherton and Friends @ Jojo's Restaurant and Grill
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm
Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton’s confident, full-voiced trumpet sound can be heard in bands of all kinds across the District (and abroad). But his most consistent presence is still downstairs at Jojo’s, where he plays with a[...]
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Clarence Ward III Trio 7:30 pm
Clarence Ward III Trio @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm
Baltimore saxophonist, trumpeter and jazz organizer Clarence Ward III performs with a trio.
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* Joe Herrera Quartet 9:30 pm
* Joe Herrera Quartet @ Jojo Restaurant & Bar
Jan 31 @ 9:30 pm
Lyrical trumpeter Joe Herrera is best known in D.C. for co-leading the now-itinerant Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra as well as leading his own  genre-blurring group The Remix. He leads a straight-ahead quartet at Jojo Restaurant.

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