This past week saw everyone from international stars to local talent shining on the D.C. jazz scene. Among other greats, David Sanborn visited D.C. with his trio, playing a weekend-long run at Blues Alley. On the local side of things, the University of the District of Columbia Jazz Ensemble put on a great concert at the UDC auditorium on Monday; this was followed by a special performance by the Calvin Jones Legacy Ensemble, featuring special guest and local favorite Paul Carr on saxophone. Here are a few photos from the past week.
Guitarist David Fiuczynski, left, and bassist Tony Grey step off the stage after playing a fiery set at Twins Jazz on Saturday night. Giovanni Russonello/CapitalBop
Pianist Hope Udobi and drummer Charlie Wilson perform "Fe Fi Fo Fum" with the Elijah Jamal Experience at Utopia on Saturday night. Giovanni Russonello/CapitalBop
Organist Joey DeFrancesco, right, and drummer Byron Landham talk as a line waits to get into the 10 p.m. set at Blues Alley on Sunday. Giovanni Russonello/CapitalBop
Veteran drummer Jimmy "Junebug" Johnson leads a weekly Sunday-night jam session at HR-57 with an iron fist, a quick wit and killer chops. Giovanni Russonello/CapitalBop
The University of the District of Columbia Jazz Ensemble, directed by Allyn Johnson, performs on Monday as part of the JAZZAlive series. Giovanni Russonello/CapitalBop
Steel pan drum master Victor Provost on Tuesday played his last weekly gig at JoJo with a trio. From now on, he'll play there with a duo. Giovanni Russonello/CapitalBop