D.C. Jazz Musicians

The nation’s capital is home to a thriving community of jazz musicians. Here is an ever-expanding list of the musicians who call D.C. home, links to hear their music, and contact info. Most are available for private engagements and lessons, and all are friendly and eager to hear from you!

Want to take a lesson with one of these artists? You can reach out to them directly, or use CapitalBop’s lesson connector to get in touch. And if a musician’s listing doesn’t say they’re available for lessons, they could still be — just reach out and see!

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Nasar Abadey
Primary Instrument: Drums
Website

Kemi Adegoroye
Primary Instrument: Vocalist
IG: @mskemiadegoyore
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Akua Allrich
Primary Instrument: Voice
Secondary Instrument: Cajon
Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @akuaallrich / Twitter: @akuaallrich
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Jeff Antoniuk
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Website

Terence Arnett
Primary Instrument: Drums
Secondary Instrument: Saxophone
IG: @bar1drums

Stephen Arnold
Primary Instrument: Bass
Secondary Instrument: Composer
Columbia Heights, DC
SoundCloud / Facebook
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Arrangements/recordings

Ken Avis
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Website

Paul Bailey
Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Washington, D.C.
Facebook/ IG: @_manwiththehorn / Twitter: @_manwiththehorn
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Tedd Baker
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Website

Elijah Jamal Balbed
Primary Instrument: Saxophone/Woodwinds
Secondary Instrument: Bass, Keys
Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @ejbjazz @thejogoproject / Twitter: @ejbjazz
paypal.me/ejbjazz / Venmo @ebalbed / Cash App $ejbjazz
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Simone Baron
Primary Instrument: Pianist, accordanist, composer/arranger, and can teach violin
Washington, D.C.
Facebook / IG: @simonescapades
paypal.me/simonescapades / Venmo @Simone-Baron-1
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings, commissions

Chris Barrick
Primary Instrument: Vibraphone/Drums
Website
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education

Joshua Bayer
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Website
Facebook

Julian Berkowitz
Primary Instrument: drums/percussion
NW Washington, D.C.
Facebook / IG: @julianberkowitzdrums / Twitter: @julianberkowitz
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Angel Bethea
Primary Instrument: Drums/Percussion
SE Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @engagedtoart / Twitter:@Lady_Sticks
Available For: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person)

Russel Blake
Primary Instrument: Four-string electric bass
Baltimore
YouTube
Facebook/ IG: @russelblakemusic / Twitter: @russelblake7
Available For: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings, Concert Soloist. Music Production. Composition. Arranging.

Amy K Bormet
Primary Instrument: Piano/Vocals/Composer
Secondary Instrument: Arranger/Producer
PG County
Website
Facebook / IG: @amykbormet /Twitter: @amykbormet
Available For: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings, Composition 

Michael Bowie
Primary Instrument: Bass
Secondary Instrument: Producer
IG: @michaelbowiemusic

Brendan Brady
Primary Instrument: Drums
Secondary Instrument: Piano/Guitar
Baltimore, MD
Facebook/ IG: @bb.shams
Available For: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Joe Brotherton
Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Website

Herman Burney
Primary Instrument: Bass
Website

Keith Butler
Primary Instrument: Drums
Secondary Instrument: Composer
Petworth, Washington DC
Website
Facebook / IG: @keithbutler_jr / Twitter: @killabeets
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Arrangements/recordings

Mike Carr
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Secondary Instrument: Mandolin, Bass, Dobro
Loudoun County, VA
Facebook / IG: @carrtunes
Available for: Performance gigs (sideperson)

Paul Carr
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Website

Scott H Castonguay
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Secondary Instrument: Bass/Ukulele
Virginia
Website
Available For: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video)

Karine Chapdelaine
Primary Instrument: Upright bass
Secondary Instrument: Electric bass
Springfield
Website
Facebook
Available For: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Perry J Conticchio
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Secondary Instrument: Flute/Bass Clarinet
Website
Facebook / IG: @livenupjazz
Available For: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Masterclasses/other education

Reginald Cyntje
Primary Instrument: Trombone
Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @reginalWashington, D.C.yntjemusic /Twitter: @reginalWashington.D.C.yntje
Available For: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Peter Edelman
Primary Instrument: Piano
NW DC
Website / Facebook
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Brian Falkowski
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Secondary Instrument: Flute/Clarinet
NW Washington, D.C.
Website
Available For: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings, Sheet Music Services

James Fernando
Primary Instrument: Piano
Secondary Instrument: Composition/Electronics
Falls Church
Website
Facebook / IG: @jfernandomusic /Twitter: @jfernandomusic
Available For: Performance gigs (leader), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education

Peter Fraize
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Washington, DC
http://peterfraize.com / www.facebook.com/pfraize / IG: @peterfraize / Twitter: @peter_fraize
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Howard “Kingfish” Franklin
Primary Instrument: Drums
Website

Kris Funn
Primary Instrument: Bass
Website

Aidan Furlong
Primary Instrument: Baritone Saxophone
Secondary Instrument: Bass clarinet/Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone/Flute
Falls Church
Website
Facebook / IG: @aidan.is.okay
paypal.me/aidanjfurlong / Venmo @Aidan-Furlong
Available For: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Sriram Gopal
Primary Instrument: Drums
Washington, Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @srigop8 / Twitter: @srigop8
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson)

Gerhard Graml
Primary Instrument: Bass
Secondary Instrument: Composer/Arranger
NE Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook
Paypal: gerhard_graml AT yahoo.com / Venmo @Gerhard-Graml
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Arrangements/recordings

Chris Grasso
Primary Instrument: Piano
NW Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @chrisgrassomusic
PayPal.me/chrisgrassomusic / Venmo @Chris-Grasso-5
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings, Vocal coaching

Kerensa Gray
Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Southern PA
Website
Facebook / IG: @kerensagray / Twitter: @kerenagray
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Khalid Gray
Primary Instrument: Trombone
Secondary Instrument: Euphonium
Washington, D.C.
Facebook: KhalidMalikGray / IG: @yargdilahk
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Shannon Gunn
Primary Instrument: Trombone
Website

Steve Herberman
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Website

Joe Herrera
Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Website

Robb Hill
Primary Instrument: Drums
Silver Spring, MD
Website
Facebook / Instagram
Available for: Performance gigs (sideperson)

Matt Horanzy
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Secondary Instrument: Composer/Arranger
NW Washington, D.C.
IG: @matthoranzy
Paypal: matthoranzy AT gmail.com / Venmo @Matt-Horanzy
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Arrangements/recordings, Commissioned compositions 

Sarah Hughes
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Website

Joseph Jamaal
Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Secondary Instrument: Beginner Piano
Washington, Washington, D.C.
Facebook / IG: @smoovcatdaddio
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education

David Jernigan
Primary instrument: Bass
Website

Susan Jones
Primary Instrument: Violin
Website

Allyn Johnson
Primary instrument: Piano
Secondary Instrument: Producer/Engineer
Website

Zoe Jorgenson
Primary Instrument: Bass (upright and electric)
Arlington, VA
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Marshall Keys
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Website

Jack Kilby
Primary Instrument: Drums
Secondary Instrument: Producer/Engineer
Alexandria, VA
Website
Facebook / IG: @jackkilbymusic
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings, Production

John Kocur
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Secondary Instrument: Flute, Clarinet
Alexandria/Loudon
Website
Facebook / IG: @kocur.john / Twitter: @jkocur
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Masterclasses/other education

Grant Langford
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Website

Janel Leppin
Primary Instrument: Cello
Secondary Instrument: Guitar/Bass/Violin/Viola/Piano
Northern VA/Washington, Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings, recording, strings arrangements

Oren Levine
Primary Instrument: Piano
Secondary Instrument: Composer/Arranger
NW Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @olevinejazz / Twitter: @ohlijazz
Paypal email: olevine AT alum.mit.edu / CashApp $OrenLevine
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings, songwriting/composing collaborations

Brad Linde
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Secondary Instrument: Flute/Clarinet/Piano/Drums
Washington, Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @bradlinde / Twitter: @bradlinde
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Lyle Link
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Website

Abe Mamet
Primary Instrument: French horn
Secondary Instrument: Trumpet/Composer/Arranger/Teacher
NW Washington, D.C.
IG: @abram_mamet
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Todd Marcus
Primary Instrument: Bass Clarinet
Secondary Instrument: Clarinet
Baltimore, MD
Website
Facebook / Instagram
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Aaron O Martin Jr
Primary Instrument: Alto Sax
NE Washington, D.C.
Email
Available for: Private lessons (in-person)

Heidi Martin
Primary instrument: Vocalist
Website

Tarus Mateen
Primary Instrument: Bass
Website

Kris Monson
Primary Instrument: Upright and Electric bass
Secondary Instrument: Composer/Arranger/Piano/Guitar/Violin
New York, NY / Charlottesville, VA
IG: @kris.monson.bass
paypal.me/KrisMonson / Venmo @Kris-Monson / Cash App $KrisMonson2
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Pete Muldoon
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Website

Bobby Muncy
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Secondary Instrument: Woodwinds
Silver Spring, MD
Website
Facebook
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings, Composer, Theory Teacher

Andrew Musselman
Primary Instrument: Electric bass
Washington, D.C.
IG: @the_musselman
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Aaron L II Myers
Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Secondary Instrument: Piano
Mount Pleasant, Washington, D.C.
Facebook / IG: @aaronlmyers
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings, Hosting

Jess Eliot Myhre
Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Secondary Instrument: Clarinet
Brentwood, MD
Website
Facebook / IG: @jesseliotmyhre
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Masterclasses/other education

Noah Nipp
Primary Instrument: Bass
Secondary Instrument: Guitar
Northern VA/Washington, D.C.
IG: @nippjazz
paypal.me/nrnipp / Venmo @noahrnipp / Cash App $noahnippjazz
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Arrangements/recordings

Landon Paddock
Primary Instrument: Vocalist
NW Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @paddocklandon / Twitter: @paddocklandon
paypal.me/LandonPaddock / Venmo @PaddockLandon / Cash App $LandonPaddock
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Photography

Quincy Phillips
Primary Instrument: Drums
Facebook

Leigh Pilzer
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Secondary Instrument: Clarinet/Flute
Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @leighpilzer / Twitter: @leighpilzer
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings, Copywork 

Dante’ Pope
Primary Instrument: Vocals / Drums
Secondary Instrument: Guitar / Keyboards
Website

Mike Pope
Primary Instrument: Bass
Website

Zack Pride
Primary Instrument: Bass
Website

Gary Prince
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Secondary Instrument: Electric Bass
NW Washington, D.C./Maryland
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education

Victor Provost
Primary Instrument: Steel Pan / Percussion
Website

Integriti Reeves
Primary Instrument: Vocals
Website

Lenny Robinson
Primary instrument: Drums
Website

Russell Rodgers
Primary Instrument: Bass Guitar
Rockville, MD
Website
Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education

Eleazar (Ele) Rubenstein
Primary Instrument: Drumset
DC/MD
Support: https://www.patreon.com/elerubenstein
https://www.facebook.com/Roobs89 / IG: @elerubenstein_drums
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Mark Saltman
Primary Instrument: Acoustic Bass
Secondary Instrument: Composer
Columbia Heights/Petworth, Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

David Schulman
Primary Instrument: Violin/Composer
Secondary Instrument: Audio Production
Takoma Park, MD
Website
PayPal.me/quietlifemotel
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings,  filmscoring, poWashington, D.C.ast theme music, audio mixing and production

Herbert Scott
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Secondary Instrument: Piano
NW Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @herbscottmusic / Twitter: @herbscottjazz
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings, Consulting

Lena Seikaly
Primary Instrument: Voice
Website

Brian Settles
Primary instrument: Saxophone
NW Washington, DC
Website

Amy Shook
Primary Instrument: Bass
Secondary Instrument: Violin/Viola/Cello
DMV
Website
Facebook / IG: @bassamymucho
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Christopher Stiles
Primary Instrument: Piano
Secondary Instrument: Electric Keyboards
Arlington, VA
IG: @jazzcat_x / Twitter: @jazzcat78
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Justin Taylor
Primary Instrument: Jazz Pianist/Composer
Baltimore, MD
Facebook
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person)

W. Allen Taylor
Primary Instrument: Vocals
Takoma Park, MD
Website
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson)

Dennis Turner
Primary instrument: Bass Guitar
D.C./Ft. Washington, MD
Facebook / Instagram @mrdturner / Twitter @mrdturner
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

Lynn Veronneau
Primary instrument: Vocals
Website

Jesse Vielma
Primary Instrument: Electric Guitar
Secondary Instrument: Acoustic Guitar
Burke, VA
Website

Ahmed Warshanna
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Secondary Instrument: Piano
Alexandria, VA
Website
Facebook / IG: @awarshanna / Twitter: @awarshanna
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Arrangements/recordings

Lori Williams
Primary Instrument: Vocals
Website / Facebook / IG: @lorisonbirdwilliams / Twitter: @lorijazz22
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education

Frédéric Yonnet
Primary Instrument: Harmonica
Secondary Instrument: Producer
Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @fredyonnet / Twitter: @fredyonnet
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education

James K. Zimmerman
Primary Instrument: Vocalist
NW Washington, D.C.
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson)

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