DC Jazz Calendar

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* Joe Chambers & M’Boom 7:00 pm
* Joe Chambers & M’Boom @ Kennedy Center - Terrace Theater
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
Drummer Joe Chambers got his start on the D.C. scene in the 1960s, when he was a founding member of the JFK Quintet. He went on to perform with legends like Max Roach (in the[...]
Nicole Saphos 7:00 pm
Nicole Saphos @ Tonal Park
Oct 4 @ 7:00 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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* Black Women Arts and Activism; Nina Simone Miriam Makeba Festival 3:00 pm
* Black Women Arts and Activism; Nina Simone Miriam Makeba Festival @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm
Singer Akua Allrich has been performing an annual tribute to Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba for a while now; in fact, this marks the 11th year of the tradition. The performance is expanding to a half-day[...]
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* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together people from various pockets of the D.C. music scene. Both those sitting in and the house band (which changes weekly) regularly[...]
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* HillFest Conference [Day 1]
* HillFest Conference [Day 1] @ The Yard: Eastern Market
Oct 10 all-day
The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, the home-grown, DIY institution fighting for jazz and arts policy on Capitol Hill and in D.C.’s city hall, presents the third incarnation of HillFest, a three day seminar and festival.[...]
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* HillFest Conference [Day 2]
* HillFest Conference [Day 2] @ The Yard: Eastern Market
Oct 11 all-day
The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, the home-grown, DIY institution fighting for jazz and arts policy on Capitol Hill and in D.C.’s city hall, presents the third incarnation of HillFest, a three day seminar and festival.[...]
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Lionel Lyles 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles @ Jazz & Cultural Society
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm
Lionel Lyles is usually found leading his quintet, a versatile group of musicians based out of Baltimore, Md. (and graduates of Morgan State University). They are versed in a range of styles from straight-ahead jazz[...]
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* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together people from various pockets of the D.C. music scene. Both those sitting in and the house band (which changes weekly) regularly[...]
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* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together people from various pockets of the D.C. music scene. Both those sitting in and the house band (which changes weekly) regularly[...]
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* Herb Scott 6:00 pm
* Herb Scott @ Jazz & Cultural Society
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm
Herb Scott is 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 undeniable.
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* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session 8:00 pm
* Mashup Mondays and Jam Session @ Homestead Food
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm
Every week at Petworth’s Homestead, the genre-blurring guitarist Dave Manley seeks to mix together people from various pockets of the D.C. music scene. Both those sitting in and the house band (which changes weekly) regularly[...]
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* Chick Corea Trilogy 8:00 pm
* Chick Corea Trilogy @ Strathmore Music Center
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm
Chick Corea’s sharp, wakeful attack on the piano has had an enormous impact on jazz over the past 40 years. Same goes for his globally minded approach to jazz fusion; with his group Return to[...]
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