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!

PLEASE NOTE: This section of the site is out-of-date. Stay tuned for an updated resource in the near future!


Duke Ellington isn’t the only D.C. jazz musician to hit it big and relocate to the Big Apple. A number of Washington-area natives who have become full-time jazz musicians now reside elsewhere — many in New York. Here is a list of hometown heroes whom we’re no longer fortunate enough to have in the region.

  • Ameen Saleem, bassist (New York) | Myspace
  • Ben Williams, bassist (New York) | Myspace
  • Benito Gonzalez, pianist (New York) | Website
  • Bruce Williams, saxophonist (New York) | WebsiteMyspace
  • Corcoran Holt, bassist (New York) | Myspace
  • Geri Allen, pianist (Ann Arbor) | Website
  • Jeb Patton, pianist (New York) | Website
  • Jeff Suzda, baritone saxophonist (Paris) | Website
  • Joel Holmes, pianist (New York) | Website
  • Marc Cary, pianist (New York) | Website
  • Sammy Nestico, arranger/trombonist (Los Angeles) | Website
  • Terell Stafford, trumpeter (Philadelphia) | Website
  • Wallace Roney, trumpeter (New York) | Website

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