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Dante Pope at our April 2016 master class at the Smithsonian

Over the past nine years, CapitalBop has devoted itself to enriching DC’s vibrant jazz scene. The enthusiasm and support of audiences like you is just as important as the exciting music made by the artists we present and promote.

We give everything we can to our musical community — its musicians, artists and fans. And we’ve found that the music always gives back. Founded in 2010 and run by young musicians, writers and cultural organizers, CapitalBop promotes, presents and preserves jazz through:

(1) Concert events like our outside-the-box monthly DC Jazz Loft series and Spotlight Residency, and our series of cutting-edge shows at the DC Jazz Festival;

(2) – our online magazine and comprehensive D.C. jazz calendar; and

(3) our emerging education program, which puts D.C.’s great teaching artists in front of children across the District, helping them access their city’s cultural legacy and their own creativity.

Want to keep involved with CB’s growth and new projects? Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram/twitter (@capitalbop), and to sign up for our email list at the bottom of this page!

CapitalBop, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your tax-deductible contribution goes directly toward our efforts to promote quality music and community-building experiences throughout the D.C. area.



We also accept donations via check.
Please make them payable to CapitalBop Inc., 2853 Ontario Rd. NW #501, Washington, DC 20009.
We are so grateful for your support!

CapitalBop also supports vehicle donations through V-DAC. If you have a used car that you would like to give to charity, please click the image below to fill out a donation form. A portion of your vehicle’s value will be put toward our efforts on behalf of jazz and community in D.C.

Vehicle Donation