8/30/15: Guitarist Pete Muldoon sits in with the jam as our special guest

PeteMuldoonThis Sunday (8/30/15), we have put together a special Fifth Sunday house band headlined by guitarist Pete Muldoon, who is joining the jam session for the first time as our Monthly Master jazz artist.  Pete has been named the Best Guitarist by the Washington City Paper in their past Jazzies awards.

No cover!  6:30pm-9:30pm at our new home The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

Come sit in with Pete and the rest of our special Fifth Sunday house band of Noble Jolley on keys, Paul Jung on drums, and Dylan Stoddard on bass!

RSVP to our Facebook event here.

8/23/15: Wade Beach joins the jam as Monthly Master pianist

WadeBeachThis Sunday (8/23/15), we are pleased to have keyboardist Wade Beach headline the jam for the first time as our Monthly Master jazz artist.  Wade is a professor of music at George Mason and spent many years touring with the Airmen of Note, among many other musical achievements.

No cover!  6:30pm-9:30pm at our new home The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

Come sit in with Wade and the rest of our terrific Fourth Sunday house band!

RSVP to our Facebook event here.

8/16/15: Akua Allrich joins the jam as our Monthly Master vocalist!

AkuaTallThis Sunday (8/16/15), we are pleased to have vocalist extraordinaire Akua Allrich join the jam for the first time as our Monthly Master jazz artist.  Among other accolades and achievements, the Washington City Paper has called her the best vocalist in the area in their Jazzies.

No cover!  6:30pm-9:30pm at our new home The Brixton (901 U Street NW).

Come sit in with Akua and the rest of our terrific Third Sunday house band!

RSVP to our Facebook event here.

 

Sunday 8/9/15: Celebrate our 6-year anniversary with amazing special guests and more

stock-photo-15417731-six-birthday-candleCome out this Sunday evening to enjoy the extended DC Jazz Jam 6-year anniversary celebration at our new home, The Brixton, with a slew of special guests, give-aways, cuttin’ contests, and more.

Featuring an all-star house band of Wade Beach (keys), John Lee (guitar), Blake Meister (bass), Tony Martucci (drums), and Aaron Myers (emcee/vocalist).

Some fun information about this week’s special anniversary jam:

  • This will be an extended jam — with an extra hour of jamming (6:30pm-10:30pm)!
  • We will be unveiling the new signature cocktail of the DC Jazz Jam!
  • Cuttin’ contests throughout the night – bring your chops!
  • Free “DC Jazz Jam” t-shirt to the person who brings the most folks out to the jam!

RSVP to our Facebook event here.

FC Barcelona fan club visits DC Jazz Jam and gets the house band to learn the Barcelona theme song!

BarcaFansFrom the Department of Random Connections:  The FC Barcelona fan club visited the DC Jazz Jam this past Sunday (7/26/15) as part of their tour of Washington in the lead-up to the Barcelona/Chelsea match at FedEx field.  The fans, who had won a contest to follow the team around the U.S., had a series of challenges to complete at each location.  In D.C., one of those challenges was to find local jazz musicians to play the Barca “Cant” (or theme song).

In the video available here, you can see house band members Peter Runk (keys), Alex Martin (guitar), Ethan Philion (bass), and Alan Kirschenbaum (drums) working out the theme and performing it in a matter of minutes for the Barca fan group at our new jazz jam home, The Brixton.

And if you want to play at home, here is some sheet music for the “Cant del Barca”…

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