DC Jazz Calendar

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* Corcoran Holt 7:30 pm
* Corcoran Holt @ DC City Winery
Jan 5 @ 7:30 pm
Bassist Corcoran Holt began his musical career in DC as a 4 year old, learing African percussion on the djembe. He later switched to bass but kept that deep feeling of groove; its brought him[...]
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Chi-Cha Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam @ Chi-Cha Lounge
Jan 6 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed was born and raised in Silver Spring and is a consummate student of the D.C. music scene: He’s equally comfortable blowing some burnished, buoyant hard-bop as he is grooving in the[...]
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John Forté 7:30 pm
John Forté @ The Wine Garden at DC City Winery
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm
Hip-hop producer John Forté achieved wide-spread acclaim and recognition for his work songwriting and shaping the sound of The Fugee’s iconic album The Score. His own work shuffles between ’90s hip-hop, reflective soul ballads and more.
Lenny Williams 7:30 pm
Lenny Williams @ DC City Winery
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm
To a certain generation, Lenny Williams will always be the icon of cool and soul; a smooth, fluid vocalist who made his mark in music crooning over the propulsive sound of the mighty Tower of[...]
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Louis Prima, Jr. & The Witnesses 7:30 pm
Louis Prima, Jr. & The Witnesses @ DC City Winery
Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm
Louis Prima Jr., son of the late jump blues and New Orleans jazz icon, leads his own group through the material that made his family a household name in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. Free[...]
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Chi-Cha Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam @ Chi-Cha Lounge
Jan 13 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed was born and raised in Silver Spring and is a consummate student of the D.C. music scene: He’s equally comfortable blowing some burnished, buoyant hard-bop as he is grooving in the[...]
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Meli’sa Morgan 8:00 pm
Meli’sa Morgan @ DC City Winery
Jan 16 @ 8:00 pm
Vocalist Meli’sa Morgan hit the stage and the R&B charts in the 1980s with minor hits like “Fool’s Paradise.” She sticks to that mode of classic, big-voiced soul singing and heavily synthesized backing. 
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Jeff Bradshaw & Friends 8:00 pm
Jeff Bradshaw & Friends @ DC City Winery
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm
Trombonist Jeff Bradshaw performs a mix of jazz and hip-hop indebted to the Soulquarians and Philadelphia soul and jazz fusion sound (he often performs alongside the Roots).
The Sugarhill Gang 8:00 pm
The Sugarhill Gang @ DC City Winery
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm
The hip-hop trio Sugarhill Gang holds a place in the pantheon of music history for their 1979 hit single “Rapper’s Delight” (what you heard was not a test, they were rapping to the beat) which[...]
E.U. (Experience Unlimited) feat. Sugar Bear 8:30 pm
E.U. (Experience Unlimited) feat. Sugar Bear @ The Wine Garden at DC City Winery
Jan 17 @ 8:30 pm
E.U. (Experience Unlimited), maybe be the best known go-go band outside of D.C., famous for their 80s hit “Da Butt” and collaborations with filmmaker Spike Lee. The group is still led by longtime, iconic front man[...]
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Chi-Cha Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam @ Chi-Cha Lounge
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed was born and raised in Silver Spring and is a consummate student of the D.C. music scene: He’s equally comfortable blowing some burnished, buoyant hard-bop as he is grooving in the[...]
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Chi-Cha Jazz Jam 8:00 pm
Chi-Cha Jazz Jam @ Chi-Cha Lounge
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm
Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed was born and raised in Silver Spring and is a consummate student of the D.C. music scene: He’s equally comfortable blowing some burnished, buoyant hard-bop as he is grooving in the[...]
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Yuna 8:00 pm
Yuna @ DC City Winery
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm
Malay R&B singer-songwriter Yuna was one of those artists swept up by the MySpace boom of the late-aughts, going from her native Malaysia to working on her debut single with Usher in the span of[...]
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Yuna 8:00 pm
Yuna @ DC City Winery
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm
Malay R&B singer-songwriter Yuna was one of those artists swept up by the MySpace boom of the late-aughts, going from her native Malaysia to working on her debut single with Usher in the span of[...]
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