D.C. Jazz Musicians List (by instrument)

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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.

Please note: If an artist’s listing has less info than others, it means they probably just haven’t gotten us their updated info. Please check them out anyway, and feel free to contact them to see if they offer lessons.

Alphabetical listing

SKIP TO: PIANO / GUITAR / BASS / DRUMS / VOICE / SAXOPHONE+WINDS / TRUMPET / TROMBONE / OTHER


PIANO

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

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 

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

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

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

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

Oren Levine
Primary Instrument: Piano
Secondary Instrument: Composer/Arranger
NW Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @olevinejazz / Twitter: @ohlijazz
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings, songwriting/composing collaborations

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)


GUITAR

Ken Avis
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Website

Joshua Bayer
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Website
Facebook

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

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)

Steve Herberman
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Website

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

Pete Muldoon
Primary Instrument: Guitar
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

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


BASS

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

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.

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

Herman Burney
Primary Instrument: Bass
Website

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

Kris Funn
Primary Instrument: Bass
Website

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

David Jernigan
Primary instrument: Bass
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

Tarus Mateen
Primary Instrument: Bass
Website

Kris Monson
Primary Instrument: Upright and Electric bass
Secondary Instrument: Composer/Arranger/Piano/Guitar/Violin
NYC, from VA
IG: @kris.monson.bass
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

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

Noah Nipp
Primary Instrument: Bass
Secondary Instrument: Guitar
Northern VA/Washington, D.C.
IG: @nippjazz
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (in-person), Private lessons (video), Arrangements/recordings

Zack Pride
Primary Instrument: Bass
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, Live Online Skype Bass Guitar Lessons

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

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

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


DRUMS / PERCUSSION

Nasar Abadey
Primary Instrument: Drums
Website

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

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

Julian Berkowitz
Primary Instrument: drums/percussion
NW Washington, D.C.
FacebookIG: @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)

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

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

Quincy Phillips
Primary Instrument: Drums
Facebook

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

Victor Provost
Primary Instrument: Steel Pan / Percussion
Website

Nikolas FrancisPrimary Instrument: Drums
Secondary Instrument: Electronics
Website / Facebook / IG: @nikolasfrancis
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Arrangements/recordings

Howard “Kingfish” Franklin
Primary Instrument: Drums
Website

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

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

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

Lenny Robinson
Primary instrument: Drums
Website

Eleazar 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


VOICE

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
D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @akuaallrich / Twitter: @akuaallrich
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Private lessons (video), Masterclasses/other education, Arrangements/recordings

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

Heidi Martin
Primary instrument: Vocalist
Website

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

Landon Paddock
Primary Instrument: Vocalist
NW Washington, D.C.
Website
Facebook / IG: @paddocklandon / Twitter: @paddocklandon
Available for: Performance gigs (leader), Performance gigs (sideperson), Photography

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

Integriti Reeves
Primary Instrument: Vocals
Website

Lena Seikaly
Primary Instrument: Vocals
Website

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

Lynn Veronneau
Primary instrument: Vocals
Website

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

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


SAXOPHONES / WINDS

Jeff Antoniuk
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Website

Tedd Baker
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Website

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

Paul Carr
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Website

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

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

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

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

Sarah Hughes
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Website

Marshall Keys
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Website

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

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

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: Vocalist (Alto)
NE Washington, D.C.
Email
Available for: Private lessons (in-person)

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

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 

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

Brian Settles
Primary instrument: Saxophone
NW Washington, Washington, D.C.
Website


TRUMPET

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

Joe Brotherton
Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Website

Joe Herrera
Primary Instrument: Trumpet
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


TROMBONE

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

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


OTHER INSTRUMENTS

Susan Jones
Primary Instrument: Violin
Website

Janel Leppin
Primary Instrument: Cello
Secondary Instrument: Guitar/Bass/Violin/Viola/Piano
Northern VA/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

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

Victor Provost
Primary Instrument: Steel Pan / Percussion
Website

David Schulman
Primary Instrument: Violin/Composer
Secondary Instrument: Audio Production
Takoma Park, MD
Website
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

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


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