DC Jazz Calendar

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* Nag Champa: A Suite for Gil Scott Heron 6:00 pm
* Nag Champa: A Suite for Gil Scott Heron @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm
Nag Champa is a collective of DC musicians pursuing a genre-bending vision of musical future. The group is not unlike Christian Scott’s Stretch Music, bringing in elements of jazz, avant-garde-garde, hip-hop and world music influences[...]
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* Nikara Warren’s Black Wall Street 6:00 pm
* Nikara Warren’s Black Wall Street @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm
Vibraphonist Nikara Warren plays with a strong bop sensibility not unlike Milt Jackson. A frequent collaborator with bop paragon Kenny Barron, she leads a sextet performance of her work “Black Wall Street,” dedicate to the Black[...]
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* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 1]
* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 1] @ Rockville Hilton
Feb 15 all-day
Paul Carr hems the 10th annual Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, featuring acts drawn all around the Mid-Atlantic states, from high school and college ensembles to area regulars. Day 1 highlights include: 5 p.m. Opening ceremony feature[...]
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* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 3]
* Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival [Day 3] @ Rockville Hilton
Feb 17 all-day
Paul Carr hems the 10th annual Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, featuring acts drawn all around the Mid-Atlantic states, from high school and college ensembles to area regulars. Day 3 highlights include: 1 p.m. Michael Thomas Quintet[...]
Mostly Other People Do The Killing 8:00 pm
Mostly Other People Do The Killing @ Rhizome DC
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm
The motley jazz crew of Mostly Other People Do The Killing is quite the elastic group; able to create note for note reproductions of classic, Miles Davis modal bop albums as well as performative, avant-edge[...]
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The Youth Jazz Orchestra of North Rhine Westphalia 6:00 pm
The Youth Jazz Orchestra of North Rhine Westphalia @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm
North Rhine Westphalia was the first state in Germany (then West-Germany) to support the formation of a youth jazz orchestra. Some 44 years later, the The Youth Jazz Orchestra of North Rhine Westphalia continues to provide[...]
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Champion Sound Band 6:00 pm
Champion Sound Band @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm
DC-based soul-jazz sextet performs with the simmering control and syrupy warmth of modern R&B and neo-soul groups.