This Sunday, we will be hosting our second annual “Kickoff Jam” for the amazing Washington Women in Jazz Festival (www.washingtonwomeninjazz.com). For this special jam, we’ll be featuring an all-star and all-female house band of Amy Bormet (keys), Karine Chapdelaine (bass), Lydia Lewis (drums), Leigh Pilzer (sax), and Rochelle Rice (voice/emcee).
No cover! Come sit in with this terrific band and support the festival. 6:30pm-9:30pm @ Dahlak (1771 U Street NW).
The jam is *on* for Oscar night, and we’ll be staving off the season’s final winter storm for a few hours with some hot jazz at Dahlak as trumpeter Tim Leahey steps in as Monthly Master jazz artist. Tim can be seen playing trumpet in the renowned U.S. Air Force “Airmen of Note” ensemble, arguably the world’s best big band. Tim is in good company: fellow Airmen Geoff Reecer (guitar) and Tedd Baker (sax) previously joined the jam as special guests.
Come join Tim and the rest of our terrific First Sunday house band. 6:30-9:30pm @ Dahlak (1771 U Street NW). No cover!
This Sunday (2/23/14), Christie Dashiell returns for a second time as a special Monthly Master jazz vocalist. Christie is a young artist who has already made a name for herself in the jazz scene, first through the Howard University vocal ensemble Afro Blue, and now as her own solo artist, playing at the Kennedy Center’s KC Jazz Club, among other top venues.
No cover. 6:30pm-9:30pm @ Dahlak (1771 U Street NW). Come join Christie and our terrific Third Sunday house band!
Second Sunday pianist Oren Levine, who wrote the DC Jazz Jam’s theme song “18th Street Theme” for our 3-year anniversary session in August 2012, has added lyrics! Monthly Master jazz vocalist Aaron Myers debuted the new lyrics to lead off “Vocal February” at the jam session this month.
Charts for the “18th Street Theme” — including the new lyrics — can be found on this page.
Come back to look for the recording soon!
This Sunday, please join DC Jazz Jam as renowned vocalist and jazz educator Jessica Boykin-Settles returns for her third stint as Monthly Master jazz artist, continuing our “Vocal February” theme. No cover! 6:30pm-9:30pm @ Dahlak (1771 U Street NW).